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dosbox: getting it to run faster?

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i finally figured out how to actually run games on dosbox last night [much simpler than i thought, doh], but playing virtual snooker, i'm only getting about 15fps.

I know it says in the readme that it's still a work in progress and they know it can only emulate at around the speed of a 486 etc, but is there really nothing I can do to speed things up, other than playing with the frame skip and cycles settings?

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i finally figured out how to actually run games on dosbox last night [much simpler than i thought, doh], but playing virtual snooker, i'm only getting about 15fps.

I know it says in the readme that it's still a work in progress and they know it can only emulate at around the speed of a 486 etc, but is there really nothing I can do to speed things up, other than playing with the frame skip and cycles settings?

Increasing the cycles should help. I think you press [ctrl][F11] or similar, it's in the readme.

You might also want to look at D-Fend. It's a front end for running DosBox, which might have further options.

Edit: You really do have to increase the cycles a lot of times to make a significant difference.

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I can't wait for dosbox to emulate a Pentium class computer. DVE (Vectrex dos-based emulator, recommended spec, Pentium) runs flawlessly but slooow.

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Have you tried Virtual PC? Microsoft bought Connectix a year or two ago and made it free to download. It handles most DOS games that I've tried. Unfortunately, the Windows version doesn't have 3DFX support like the Mac version.

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CTRL-F12 is the daddy. I thought it was running Ultima Underworld like shite until I noticed you could alter the speed of the machine it's emulating. <_<

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