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Re: Discuss: Tutorial: Windows 95/98 guest OSes

Postby jorgensen » 18. Apr 2020, 09:00

schneida wrote:thank you very much for all the helpful information I could find in this board. I got my Windows 98 gaming setup mostly working, but sound is a big issue for me. I don't know why, but I can't get it to work. Now before you suggest installing the correct drivers and so on, I did that (hopefully):
Can anybody suggest what I should do next....?

No specific problem is listed from you, but here is what I have learned.
The SoundBlaster driver should play major audio files without problems.
There is a problem with the AC97 driver and some programs like Windows Media Player.
If you want to use Windows Media Player and have MIDI, use the SoundBlaster setting and install Yamaha XG70 MIDI simulator (can be hard to find) - otherwise use the AC97 setting and another media player like Winamp (5.35).
Alternative you can switch the VirtualBox audio setting for which audio setup you want.
Experimental you can try to disable the AC97 Mixer in Control Panel->Multimedia->Devices->Mixer Devices->Mixer for Realtek AC97 Audio
Toggling the Audio Output in the status bar or menu while the guest is running could be a solution.
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Re: Discuss: Tutorial: Windows 95/98 guest OSes

Postby AnrDaemon » 23. Apr 2020, 11:57

The problem with SB16 playback is that it's jagged and delayed to unusability, when playback is continuously streamed. F.e. when you playing games.
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Re: Discuss: Tutorial: Windows 95/98 guest OSes

Postby ChozoSR388 » 31. May 2020, 11:37

(Hopefully) Quick question; I'm trying to run a Win 95 VM in VirtualBox, but I'm getting the Windows Protection Error when I try to boot. I was told I need to disable "Enable VT-X/AMD-V" under Machine Settings > System > Acceleration. However, that option is not available under the Acceleration tab. The host machine I'm trying to run the VM on is centered around an AMD FX-8350. This is the first time I've tried to run a Windows 95 VM on this machine. The last time I tried to do it, I was running an AMD FX-6300, and it ran fine, no issues to speak of. Is anyone privvy to a potential solution to this issue?
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Re: Discuss: Tutorial: Windows 95/98 guest OSes

Postby mpack » 31. May 2020, 13:02

ChozoSR388 wrote:I was told I need to disable "Enable VT-X/AMD-V" under Machine Settings > System > Acceleration.

Not by anyone who knows what they're talking about. The tutorial tells you what you actually need to do: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=9918#p422192.
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Re: Discuss: Tutorial: Windows 95/98 guest OSes

Postby ChozoSR388 » 31. May 2020, 15:45

mpack wrote:
ChozoSR388 wrote:I was told I need to disable "Enable VT-X/AMD-V" under Machine Settings > System > Acceleration.

Not by anyone who knows what they're talking about. The tutorial tells you what you actually need to do: <your link here, as I'm new>.

Thank you. The video tutorial that I got my information from was from 2017, but it clearly worked; the setting was disabled, and the VM booted up as you'd expect Win95 to boot, no WPE.
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Re: Discuss: Tutorial: Windows 95/98 guest OSes

Postby mpack » 31. May 2020, 16:31

ChozoSR388 wrote:The video tutorial that I got my information from was from 2017, but it clearly worked

That it seemed to work was purely accidental, as it did not explain or address the actual problem. The VT-x disable hack just made the VM run a little less efficiently, which hid the problem for some users.
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