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'''PCem''' is an LLE PC emulator. It focuses on PC hardware from the 80's and 90's. A variety of operating systems can be installed in the emulator, which can then be used to launch programs.
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[[PCem]] is an [[High/Low level emulation|LLE]] [[IBM PC/XT emulators|PC emulator]]. It focuses on PC hardware from the 1980's and 1990's. A variety of operating systems can be installed in the emulator, which can then be used to launch programs.
  
 
==Downloads==
 
==Downloads==
*[http://pcem-emulator.co.uk/downloads.html PCem Stable Builds]
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* [http://pcem-emulator.co.uk/downloads.html PCem stable builds]
*[https://www.sendspace.com/file/eeydef Required ROMs]
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* [https://www.sendspace.com/file/eeydef Required ROMs]
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
PCem is a PC emulator that emulates hardware from the 80's and mid-90's. It does not emulate the operating systems as well however. To run any program, an operating system needs to be installed in PCem first.
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To run any program, an operating system needs to be installed in PCem first. It has a [[Dynamic_recompilation|dynamic recompiler]] in the works that gives accurate Pentium support. A fork called [[PCem-X]] has slow Pentium Pro and Pentium 2 support as well, though it isn't accurate. It can also emulate numerous 2D and 3D cards, even the S3 ViRGE, which no other emulator supports.
  
It has a [[Dynamic_recompilation|dynamic recompiler]] in the works that gives accurate Pentium support. A fork called [[PCem-X]] has slow Pentium Pro and Pentium 2 support as well, though it isn't accurate. It can also emulate numerous 2D and 3D cards, even the S3 ViRGE, which no other emulator supports.
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Voodoo support used to be extremely slow, relying on frame skipping to stay full speed. However, in recent builds, this has changed with the introduction of a dynamic recompiler for the Voodoo. It is supposedly at least twice as fast as before, though some apps see up to a 4x increase in speed.
  
Voodoo support used to be extremely slow, and relied on frameskipping to even stay fullspeed. However, in recent builds, this has changed with the introduction of a dynamic recompiler for the Voodoo. It is supposedly at least twice as fast as before, though some apps see up to a 4x increase in speed.
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==OS support==
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An incomplete list of OS that can be installed on it:
  
==Operating System Support==
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* DOS
{Note: List is incomplete}
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* Windows 1/2
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* Windows 3/3.11
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* Windows 95
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* Windows 98
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* Windows ME
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* Select any IA-32 flavor of NT before Vista, it works.
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* OS/2 up to at least Warp 3
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* Any flavor of Linux that supports the original Pentium
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* BeOS
  
List of OS that can be installed on it:
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==Hardware support==
 
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===Video cards===
*DOS
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* MDA
*Windows 1/2
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* Hercules
*Windows 3/3.11
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* CGA
*Windows 95
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* PCjr
*Windows 98
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* Tandy
*Windows ME
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* EGA
*Select any IA-32 flavor of NT before Vista, it works.
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* VGA
*OS/2 up to at least Warp 3
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* OAK OTI-067
*Any flavor of Linux that supports the original Pentium
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* A couple of Trident cards
*BeOS
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* Cirrus GD5429
 
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* Tseng ET4000AX
==Video Card Support==
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* Tseng ET4000/W32p
*MDA
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* ATI Mach 64
*Hercules
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* S3 Trio64
*CGA
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* S3 ViRGE
*PCjr
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* 3dfx Voodoo (need another card that does VGA for this, just like the real deal.)
*Tandy
 
*EGA
 
*VGA
 
*OAK OTI-067
 
*A couple of Trident cards
 
*Cirrus GD5429
 
*Tseng ET4000AX
 
*Tseng ET4000/W32p
 
*ATI Mach 64
 
*S3 Trio64
 
*S3 ViRGE
 
*3dfx Voodoo (need another card that does VGA for this, just like the real deal.)
 
  
 
There is also a preliminary branch out there for RIVA TNT support. However, this code cannot be used directly with mainline, as it has a bug causing segfaults when cards attempt to use more than 8 MB of VRAM. Even when it does work, it only works for VESA games, and even then, it's only really been tested with Quake.
 
There is also a preliminary branch out there for RIVA TNT support. However, this code cannot be used directly with mainline, as it has a bug causing segfaults when cards attempt to use more than 8 MB of VRAM. Even when it does work, it only works for VESA games, and even then, it's only really been tested with Quake.
  
==Sound Card Support==
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===Sound cards===
*PCjr and Tandy
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* PCjr and Tandy
*Game Blaster or Creative Music System
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* Game Blaster or Creative Music System
*Adlib
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* Adlib
*Adlib Gold
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* Adlib Gold
*Sound Blaster 1.0 through AWE32
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* Sound Blaster 1.0 through AWE32
*Gravis Ultrasound
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* Gravis Ultrasound
*Windows Sound System
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* Windows Sound System
*Innovation SSI-2001 (essentially a PC version of the SID)
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* Innovation SSI-2001 (essentially a PC version of the SID)
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx76i2jQww0a98iKHi6CYMg/videos Official YouTube Channel]
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[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx76i2jQww0a98iKHi6CYMg/videos Official YouTube channel]
  
 
[[Category:Emulators]]
 
[[Category:Emulators]]
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[[Category:IBM PC/XT emulators]]
 
[[Category:Windows emulation software‏‎]]
 
[[Category:Windows emulation software‏‎]]
 
[[Category:Linux emulation software]]
 
[[Category:Linux emulation software]]

Latest revision as of 14:20, 23 February 2017

Pcem-logo.png
Current version: v12
Active: Yes
OS: Windows, Linux
Authors: Sarah Walker
Official website: pcem-emulator.co.uk
Source code: Mercurial

PCem is an LLE PC emulator. It focuses on PC hardware from the 1980's and 1990's. A variety of operating systems can be installed in the emulator, which can then be used to launch programs.

Downloads[edit]

Overview[edit]

To run any program, an operating system needs to be installed in PCem first. It has a dynamic recompiler in the works that gives accurate Pentium support. A fork called PCem-X has slow Pentium Pro and Pentium 2 support as well, though it isn't accurate. It can also emulate numerous 2D and 3D cards, even the S3 ViRGE, which no other emulator supports.

Voodoo support used to be extremely slow, relying on frame skipping to stay full speed. However, in recent builds, this has changed with the introduction of a dynamic recompiler for the Voodoo. It is supposedly at least twice as fast as before, though some apps see up to a 4x increase in speed.

OS support[edit]

An incomplete list of OS that can be installed on it:

  • DOS
  • Windows 1/2
  • Windows 3/3.11
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • Select any IA-32 flavor of NT before Vista, it works.
  • OS/2 up to at least Warp 3
  • Any flavor of Linux that supports the original Pentium
  • BeOS

Hardware support[edit]

Video cards[edit]

  • MDA
  • Hercules
  • CGA
  • PCjr
  • Tandy
  • EGA
  • VGA
  • OAK OTI-067
  • A couple of Trident cards
  • Cirrus GD5429
  • Tseng ET4000AX
  • Tseng ET4000/W32p
  • ATI Mach 64
  • S3 Trio64
  • S3 ViRGE
  • 3dfx Voodoo (need another card that does VGA for this, just like the real deal.)

There is also a preliminary branch out there for RIVA TNT support. However, this code cannot be used directly with mainline, as it has a bug causing segfaults when cards attempt to use more than 8 MB of VRAM. Even when it does work, it only works for VESA games, and even then, it's only really been tested with Quake.

Sound cards[edit]

  • PCjr and Tandy
  • Game Blaster or Creative Music System
  • Adlib
  • Adlib Gold
  • Sound Blaster 1.0 through AWE32
  • Gravis Ultrasound
  • Windows Sound System
  • Innovation SSI-2001 (essentially a PC version of the SID)

External links[edit]

Official YouTube channel