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PCem (low-level emulator for 1980s-1990s IBM compatibles)

PCem is capable of emulating a wide array of IBM-compatible computers
from the 1980s through the late 1990s.

PCem is, for the most part, a single-threaded process, and some CPU
frequency governors may fail to reach high enough frequencies for
acceptable performance in emulating the higher-end models. If the
program is unexpectedly slow, consider setting the CPU frequency
governor to "performance" or "schedutil" mode temporarily.

Required: wxGTK3

| Building |

Aside from BUILD and VERSION, the following options are available when
calling pcem.SlackBuild:

ALSA=yes # Use ALSA for MIDI output
NETWORKING=no # Disable network connectivity
PCAP=no # Disable PCAP networking (no effect without networking)
PLUGINS=yes # Build the plugin engine

This SlackBuild follows upstream in applying -O3 optimizations.

| Rom Files |

Rom files for individual models are required for emulation. These files
are not included in the PCem source. Once the roms have been acquired,
they should be placed in /usr/share/pcem or in the $HOME/.pcem directory
for the running user:


The system-wide directory is supplied by the PCem package, and the user
directory is created when running PCem for the first time. The internal
structure of the roms directory is non-trivial. See "" after
installation for a list of compatible guests, the necessary location of
each rom file and technical specifications.

A "pcem-roms" collection is available, but please bear in mind that
although the roms within are ancient, they are also proprietary and
provided without a license. The collection provides a large number of
usable rom files in their proper positions within the roms directory

| Configuration and Use |

A variety of guest-specific settings are available through the GUI menu,
incuding the CPU to emulate, storage devices, peripherals, etc.

PCem can be configured on a per-user basis by modifying
$HOME/.pcem/pcem.cfg. This file is generated automatically at the first

Keyboard shortcuts are not configurable:

Ctrl + Alt + PgDn - toggle fullscreen
(enter fullscreen: mouse capture on; leave: mouse capture off)
Ctrl + End - leave mouse capture in windowed mode
Ctrl + Alt + PgUp - screenshot to $HOME/.pcem/screenshots

To make changes to a running session (insert disks, etc.), or to create
blank disk images, right-click the screen area outside of fullscreen
mode and/or mouse capture.

This requires: wxGTK3

Maintained by: K. Eugene Carlson
Keywords: pcem,emulator,8088,8086,ibm,ibm compatible,pentium,celeron
ChangeLog: pcem


Source Downloads: (5df65f15b4db312cedcfadabede4001f)

Download SlackBuild:
pcem.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 15.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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