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#1 essell

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:04 PM

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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#2 christaylor

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:48 PM

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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#3 amorenod

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:59 PM

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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#4 knightbeat

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:57 AM

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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#5 Dr Derek Doctors

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:49 AM

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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