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Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:33 am
by Darkcrafter
Nothing works with Win95 OSR2 inside a PCem machine. It only loads the titlepic and as soon as either a key was pressed or time passed the screen covers with scanlines and the app says it's over. In DOSBOX it works nicely though.

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:39 pm
by leileilol
Given the platform target mainly being <66MHz 386/486 DOS machines, I don't think running FastDoom under Windows is currently supported so I wouldn't be surprised for segfaults (since even in the day, that's absolutely a thing that can happen with dos games under windows)...

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:08 pm
by leileilol
Viti95 released 0.8 today, has more optimizations, BFG edition support, a new setup program, text mode/CGA support, among other things.




...yes text mode like those elven games

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:04 am
by Redneckerz
leileilol wrote:Viti95 released 0.8 today, has more optimizations, BFG edition support, a new setup program, text mode/CGA support, among other things.




...yes text mode like those elven games

Thanks Lei. Nice to know it is out. Will update wiki accordingly, also with 0.7.

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 6:26 pm
by leileilol
0.8.1 adds VGA (Mode13H like Heretic/Hexen so no low/potato detail here), EGA, CGA, and HGC modes, and an IWAD selector

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:17 pm
by wildweasel
I've finally gotten around to trying this on my 486sx2/50, and it actually does help. I've gone from 20-25 FPS with vanilla Doom at Low detail, to being able to situationally hit 35 or even some times beyond, by turning off the floor and ceiling textures. Interestingly, text mode 80x50 runs the fastest, being capable of almost 155 FPS if I bury my nose in a wall in e1m1.

Running it in CGA 640x200 is good for a laugh at 12 FPS, and EGA maxes at about 7 FPS with the flats and skies turned off.

This is on an IBM Aptiva 330 from 1994, with an on board 1 MB Cirrus Logic 54xx video chip. I'm certain VLB would be much faster, if this board had it.

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:09 pm
by leileilol
0.8.2 adds VBE2 video modes (which should benefit late PCI 486 systems i.e. AM5x86 160s with s3 Trio64 cards and S3VBE20 loaded, and perhaps Rendition sufferers)

Sadly my 486 had to be decommissioned in recent years (PSU issues) so I can't try this for real. :(

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:48 pm
by Redneckerz
leileilol wrote:0.8.2 adds VBE2 video modes (which should benefit late PCI 486 systems i.e. AM5x86 160s with s3 Trio64 cards and S3VBE20 loaded, and perhaps Rendition sufferers)

Sadly my 486 had to be decommissioned in recent years (PSU issues) so I can't try this for real. :(

AMD 5x86 owners anyone?

I also wonder how a Geode GX or Cyrix MediaGX processor would fare given its XpressGraphics, which emulates VGA.

Tested text mode and it runs brilliantly. It surely would be a blast on time specific hardware.

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:06 am
by leileilol
leileilol wrote: and perhaps Rendition sufferers)

indeed, look at the speed differences that are happening here

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:07 am
by leileilol
0.8.4 has new notRealSound PC speakering. Listener discretion advised

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:04 pm
by leileilol
0.8.5 has a new VBE2 LFB mode and a very, VERY blocky text mode

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:20 pm
by leileilol
0.8.7 adds a composite CGA mode (among plantronics modes and 0.8.6's tall modes)

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:59 am
by Redneckerz
leileilol wrote:0.8.7 adds a composite CGA mode (among plantronics modes and 0.8.6's tall modes)

.... that just looks beautiful. No really.

I like the idea of separate executables, but i am afraid i am losing count when every mode gets one.

Re: FastDoom

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:55 pm
by leileilol
0.8.9 adds a very beautiful 80x100/200 text mode, 0.8.8 from earlier has a dithered EGA 640x200 mode (slow!)