I just got word that Qemu is now aggressivly entering the 1.2 release phase. Of interest to people who like old OS’s, namely Windows NT 3.1 this is going to be in the release:
- Three new SCSI host bus adapter devices are available: am53c974 and dc390 emulate respectively an AMD PCI PCscsi and a Tekram DC-390 device, both of which are supported on older operating systems including MS DOS 6.2, MS Windows 3.11, 98 SE, NT 3.1 and NT 4.0. megasasemulated an LSI SAS1078 RAID controller. The next version of SeaBIOS will support booting from am53c974 and dc390 disks.
That’s right! With the Tekram DC-390 you will be able to install Windows NT 3.1 with only a install floppy & CD-ROM. I also hope this includes stability fixes for Novell Netware..
I’ve naturally added in my sdl update for a quick control-alt-delete & reset
case 0x13: /*r on US keyboard */ qemu_system_reset_request(); break; case 0x20: /* 'd' key on US keyboard */ kbd_put_keycode(0x1d); /* left ctrl key */ kbd_put_keycode(0x38); /* left alt key */ kbd_put_keycode(0xd3); /* delete key */ kbd_put_keycode(56); kbd_put_keycode(29); kbd_put_keycode(157); kbd_put_keycode(184); kbd_put_keycode(29); kbd_put_keycode(56); kbd_put_keycode(224); kbd_put_keycode(83); kbd_put_keycode(224); kbd_put_keycode(211); break;
And to configure it with the parameters…
$ ./configure --audio-drv-list=dsound,sdl,fmod --audio-card-list=ac97,es1370,sb16,adlib,hda,gus --disable-curl --fmod-lib=/mingw/fmod/libfmod.a --fmod-inc=/mingw/fmod
I’m not too thrilled on the audio aspect, while I’ve managed to compile in Direct Sound & Fmod, fmod doesn’t produce any sound, and Direct Sound is very laggy. Another thing I don’t “get” is that inside of mingw SDL displays Qemu with a normal aspect ratio and runs fine, but copying the same binaries & DLLs out of Mingw gives me that weird and slow display.. So I’ve removed the full screen capability (did anyone use it? it never worked right anyways…) as I had done before, and it seems ok.
I haven’t gotten around to looking at the new SCSI adapters or how to configure them, but I hope to do that real soon! It will be cool for sure!
That said it is a *LOT* faster than 1.1.1 or 1.1.0 !
As always, my binary is here.