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System requirements? (trying to emulate Wolf3d)

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:10 pm
by McFly
I was wondering if FreeDO has any minimum requirements to play games properly. I've tried to emulate Wolfenstein 3d (great port) and it was almost unplayable. The FPS are around 20 and the music is very choppy. You'd think that the emulation runs smoothly considering that the game's requirements are a 286 computer. ;)

My system (I know it sucks ;))
AMD sempron (1500 Mhz)
768 MB RAM
ATI Raedon 9250 (128 Mb)

If you have any tips, go ahead. Thx & regards from Germany

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:53 pm
by BryWI
see if you get a performance boost using version 1.7

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:39 pm
by bonefish
Almost every game I've tried on Freedo played at full speed. I ALWAYS have choppy sound, EXCEPT in the videos. Go figure. I wonder if it's a sound card issue, at least in my case...

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:30 am
by BryWI
there is some bug in 1.8 and 1.9 that with some machines even when they using a very powerful machine, the fps will be very limited and the sound will stutter. I dont think it has been limited to what is causing it. It could be Vista or certain processors, but this bug does not occur in 1.7

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:39 pm
by McFly
ok, much better! I get around 30 fps and the sound is "less choppy", you can almost tell that it's music in the background ;)

In the menu, the music is not choppy at all.

I hope the sound emulation will be imroved in the next version...

PS: I use XP, so it's not Vista apparently...

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:07 pm
by NikeX
Wow, thanks! I had sound problems using 1.9, when playing Bladeforce.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:54 pm
Emulation isn't efficient and a general rule of thumb is your going to need ~10x more power if the hardware isn't similar. Seeing the 3DO is a RISC processor and the PC is an X86 the emulator has a TON of overhead. But I do remember playing Wolf3D on my 286 :)

I've just downloaded FreeDO and I have played a few games on it so far. Need for Speed and Killing Time run absolutely perfect but Wolf3D is invisible until you get right up to walls and objects. Does anyone know whats up with that??

CPU = AMD 64x2 4800
GPU = Nvidia 8600GTS
Sound = Creative Labs X-Fi Xtreme Gamer


Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:08 pm
by Vicious
-update- Hey, found a copy by doing a search for the exact filename.

Hi, I just started experimenting with 3DO emulators, and the freedo page only has v1.9 and v1.8 available for download. Does anyone have a copy of the v1.7 they can rapidshare?

Thanks a bunch.

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:05 pm
by 3DO Experience
I upped it here
It's my self extracting version with run, readme and uninstall links in the start menu.