#uwadv@irc.freenode.net logs for 23 Sep 2007 (GMT)

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[23:02:31] <Cahaan> so guys
[23:02:37] <Cahaan> what's the best solution to play UW on a modern PC ?
[23:02:49] <Cahaan> (with sound and music, and nice gameplay) ?
[23:06:23] <Megz> depends how fast your PC is
[23:06:34] <Megz> if you have a 3.5ghz machine, you can play it in Virtual PC
[23:06:39] <Megz> and it's flawless
[23:07:00] <Megz> otherwise, use DOSBOX
[23:07:09] <Megz> and, experiment with VDMSound and the NTfix
[23:07:12] <Megz> i tried everything =)
[23:08:04] <Cahaan> virtual pc + original game and that's all folks then?
[23:11:55] <Sevalecan> In my personal experience, it ran perfectly fine under windows 95, 98 and XP(albeit, I had gotten used to the sound not working).
[23:12:06] <Sevalecan> XP requires a patch though.
[23:12:14] <Cahaan> for me the sound is really important
[23:12:42] <Cahaan> I really like the music
[23:12:48] <Sevalecan> well, in XP you could use vdmsound, it might work natively in 95/98, not sure.. depends on your card.
[23:13:11] <Sevalecan> I say at least give it a try, if you don't like it then the next thing i suggest is to get something running dos natively
[23:13:13] <Sevalecan> VMs are slow
[23:13:33] <Cahaan> ok
[23:13:38] <Sevalecan> as megz pointed out, you need what... approximately 3.5 gigahertz to play it smooth in a vm?
[23:13:55] <Cahaan> well I have a good computer
[23:14:16] <Sevalecan> then I hope vms work better for you than they did for me :)
[23:14:48] <Cahaan> k I'll try the VM first since it seems to be the simplest solution
[23:14:52] <Megz> It will not be right exactly in DOSBOX
[23:15:00] <Megz> lots of small differences
[23:15:11] <Megz> in the graphics, etc
[23:15:17] <Sevalecan> dosbox is annoyingly slow, so that's not really an issue.
[23:15:18] <Sevalecan> ;)
[23:16:02] <Megz> dosbox slow?
[23:16:11] <Megz> DOSBOX is not slow by a longshot.
[23:16:20] <Sevalecan> We're not doing this again.
[23:16:23] <Megz> It's like 10x faster than Virtual PC, VMWare, etc
[23:16:34] <Megz> because it takes shortcuts
[23:17:02] <Megz> If you get 20fps in DOSBOX, expect to get 5 in VirtualPC
[23:17:27] <Sevalecan> dosbox is still emulation.
[23:17:34] <Sevalecan> emulation is slow.. slower than I'd like.
[23:17:43] <Megz> did you try dynamic core?
[23:17:57] <Megz> it recompiles the code on the fly.
[23:18:07] <Megz> and it is not slow.
[23:18:25] <Sevalecan> never heard of it
[23:18:31] <Megz> setting in dosbox