Now checking the QEMU VMs...
- DOS 6.22/WFW 3.11: Remains unchanged at 2.15GB, but has 50% usage and 50% free disk storage;
- Windows 98 SE: Remains unchanged at 8GB, with 5GB usage and 3GB free disk storage;
- macOS 9.2.2: Remans unchanged at 5GB, with 30% usage and 70% free (3.51GB) storage;
The PCem (1) and DOSBox-X (2) VMs will go under a rework to fix and test certain new updates that both projects has brought, especially DOSBox-X with regards to 3Dfx emulation. OpenGlide is now available and supposed to be working for macOS hosts, so Glide passthrough should be possible. PCem is still quite slow on my Intel Mac so with a W95 or streamlined W98 install, or even a M1 in the future things can improve. @almeath has an i9 and a better PCem machine results.
Fortunately, there are other devs working on 3d acceleration for QEMU so it's a matter of time. This project makes it available for Linux VMs on QEMU through VIRGL on macOS Hosts, for both the *hopeless* Intel and *incredibly powerful* M1. They even nicely "packaged it into an easily-installable brew repository". This is something I'll be following closely with a great interest. If and when 3D becomes available for QEMU, then QEMU will be my #1 solution for emulation.
The reason I haven't gone for the M1 yet is because I'd rather wait for the transition to complete. Although the M1 is undeniably impressive, I am not gonna beta test it for nearly two years. When it's rock solid, I'll go after it. Meanwhile, gonna stick to this useless, slow and overheating Intel Mac until OS updates are available.This means a couple of years using QEMU for emulation and VMware for virtualization.
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