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PC Task With Adlib Support

C. Sijts

Posts 2
16 Dec 2017 19:23


Dear Forum,

It would be nice to have soem adlib music in PC Task now that the vampire is very powerfull.
Do you think that this will work on an Amiga with Vampire and PC task on the printer port?:

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Roy Gillotti

Posts 417
16 Dec 2017 21:08


Yeah I was curious about that when seeing The 8-bit guy's video on that the other day. I believe PC-Task supports parallel port actions, it's just a question if the software that routes address 388 to 378 works well enough in the emulation. It's a bit pricey for me to buy on a whim just for a curiousity to see if it works.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 770
16 Dec 2017 21:10


C. Sijts wrote:

  It would be nice to have soem adlib music in PC Task now that the vampire is very powerfull.

PC Task is free now
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But is only a 486 emulator so restricts use up to windows NT/Windows 2000 and apps that can be run within.

But why the hell you need AdLib sound beside Paula / soon to be Pamela!

AdLib sound be



C. Sijts

Posts 2
16 Dec 2017 22:16


Why?
Old PC games ofcourse:)
It would be nice to have one retro computer who does it all without the need of a big box amiga or old PC.
And there is something to like in that old opl2 sound.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 770
16 Dec 2017 22:27


C. Sijts wrote:

Why?
  Old PC games ofcourse:)

In my experience of MS-DOS era until SVGA-3D/CD ROM and Quake-Pentium time, most of MS-DOS games are wastly inferior to their

There were very few MS-DOS games I have found to be better, mostly because Amiga already went under (e.g. Frontier FE, Day of Tentacle ...)

You might just use DOS Box that emulates Sound Blaster.
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Alongside OS3 native port of ScumVM that already works on RTG, should satisfy your needs.
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Saladriel Amrael

Posts 130
18 Dec 2017 07:56


Well, some DOS games never got ported to Amiga, nor got Freesourced.
  Some examples are the first Alone in the Dark games, Inferno, Stonekeep, Eye of Beholder III, Magic Carpet...
 
  It would be nice to have them emulated.
  I'm sure once Pamela get finalized someone will modify PC-Task in order to fully emulate 16Bit soundcards, thus giving full audio support to them.

Question is: how will Vampire perform with JIT enabled PC-Task?
 


Mallagan Bellator

Posts 381
18 Dec 2017 09:26


Saladriel Amrael wrote:

 
  Question is: how will Vampire perform with JIT enabled PC-Task?
 

It might work ”ok-ish”, but I wouldn’t expect miracles until it reaches higher clock rates. We ARE talking about emulation, after all. Emulation takes horse power. Just look at what you need for a PC to emulate an Amiga as perfectly as possible.
And yes, I know their architectures are way different, but honestly, the V2 works with 80 Mhz. It’s an awesome core, but still. I would say ok-ish. Time will tell


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 770
18 Dec 2017 12:56


Saladriel Amrael wrote:
 
  Question is: how will Vampire perform with JIT enabled PC-Task?

I have found this tutorial to setting PC task on Vamp
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Current Vamp v2 GOLD core performance was 386DX 20Mhz, which isnt bad, but isnt much useful to quite advanced games you do hope. Since then core has gone a bit faster, and will gain some speed from v2.7 updated, but would expect some +20% performance to this and some +30% on v4 Vamps.

Here is also a video of PC Task 3.10 on Vamp v2
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That is, until we get fully 080-AMMX optimized version, which is doubtful since code wasnt realeased free.

I put more hope in DOSBox AGA once we go GOLD3 core (or v2 vamp is out for A1200). DOS Box is open source and we could get an optimized port one day.



Saladriel Amrael

Posts 130
18 Dec 2017 14:04


Thanx for the info, guys


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 487
18 Dec 2017 15:02


I've done a little video of pc-task running on my vampire600 with core gold 2.5. It shows how ssi-gold box games run on vampire with pc-task.
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Remi Jakobsen

Posts 9
04 Mar 2018 22:47


I've made a simple "Covox Speech Thing" for the parallel port to test this out. It worked on my 286 PC but not at all in PCTask.

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