DOSBox-X demoscene testing results

category: general [glöplog]
For the past two years now I've been running early 1990s' MS-DOS demos through DOSBox-X. Recently however I thought of generating a table showing which demos work and which ones do not.

Lately I thought to test these demos against DOSBox SVN as well, which is in the table.

https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/joncampbell123/demotest/blob /master/compat-chart.html
It seems Pouet added an extra space between /blob and /master in the URL.

Link, again: https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/joncampbell123/demotest/blob/m aster/compat-chart.html
added on the 2018-02-17 04:19:07 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
The pain list is based on DOSBox SVN, not DOSBox-X. Good list though.
Interesting list, but how much CPU-Power is required. Does a P4 1.6/2.2ghz do the job?
Do you realize that this completely depends on the demo?
@TheGreatCodeholi: check out PCem, which seems to work in some demos where dosbox fails.
added on the 2018-02-17 12:17:49 by visy visy
Impressive list it is.
added on the 2018-02-17 13:05:48 by Emod Emod
@TheGreatCodeholi: check out PCem, which seems to work in some demos where dosbox fails.

I'd like to point out that DOSBox-X is not DOSBox, but a fork, which concentrates on more accurate hardware emulation, where there is also a focus on testing with many early DOS demos, and trying to make their hardware trickery work.

I'd also like to point out that TheGreatCodeholio is the developer of DOSBox-X.

My personal experience with DOSBox-X is very good, better than PCem in terms of hardware support (although PCem allows you to more closely approximate specific configurations, such as choosing a specific CPU and clockspeed).
added on the 2018-02-17 13:35:57 by Scali Scali
People won't get it, the names are too similar. It might be better to rename the project to something unique, like XBox.
added on the 2018-02-17 16:45:18 by yzi yzi
Does Box Eggs?
added on the 2018-02-17 17:36:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
@yzi: because there's no such thing as Xbox... ^_^

I vote for DemOSBox :D
added on the 2018-02-18 05:22:14 by rutra80 rutra80
Thanks You! Well done! Keep it up!
added on the 2018-02-18 20:16:07 by exolonPL exolonPL
how about DOSPop?
or ProdBox?
added on the 2018-02-19 07:16:21 by farfar farfar
DOSBox Pro
added on the 2018-02-19 23:31:52 by raina raina
DOSBoX with a capital D
added on the 2018-02-19 23:37:41 by yzi yzi
or Initial D?
added on the 2018-02-20 01:01:01 by noby noby
added on the 2018-02-20 09:08:57 by raina raina
Boxing Doe!
added on the 2018-02-20 09:27:12 by psenough psenough
Doskpop 2000
added on the 2018-02-20 10:23:01 by marlowe marlowe
I can't believe it's not DOSBox.
added on the 2018-02-20 10:32:27 by Harekiet Harekiet
Doxx. Harrassing the shit outta gamerlamers.
added on the 2018-02-20 10:37:19 by utz utz
duke3d runs very jerky despite having shit on auto :( but at least the scroller in panic shows up ok without having to change video card type to whateffz :)