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Offline StanA4957ZED

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PC Em v14 is out
« on: April 21, 2018 - 21:29:57 »
For all you people in the Dos scene.

No clue at the moment where to get the roms.

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018 - 22:29:37 »
Here's an incomplete set,
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missing:

Elonex PC-425X
Packard Bell Legend 300SX
Thomson TO16 PC

anyone have those?
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Offline Thx738

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018 - 22:46:49 »
Thanks a lot for your set.

Would you have a dat for your missing files ? I may have at least the TO16 one, but will be quite hard get it without a fixdat

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018 - 23:01:39 »
I don't think there's any PCem DATs, looking through the source it seems they just load files by name without any sort of validation  :o
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It's always a pain getting the files when a new version comes out!

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018 - 23:42:43 »
After a quick look, i fear i won't be able to retrieve without dat file

Had a look on google too, and seems links are being posted there for the files you are looking for:

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But i can't even join, captcha not displaying  :'(

Offline gordongopher

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018 - 23:32:36 »
Found a couple more:

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Only thing missing now is Elonex PC-425X.
That site with the broken captcha is missing this one also, so can only assume the dev has not made the rom public (yet?).

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018 - 23:44:04 »
Clarification time here: the Elonex machine was added by the main developer of PCem, and she is notoriously strict when it comes to copyright. So nobody has been able to get the bios files from her, or find a reliable alternative source for them. All other roms are in the wild and have been packed up more than once by a few people. With regards to hash checking in the program, there is none currently, and that probably will not change anytime soon, so these unofficial packs are the best you will be able to do.
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Offline gordongopher

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018 - 00:27:14 »
Nice to get some clarification on the situation  8)

I've made a DAT from the set I posted above, unofficial obviously and somewhat useless as there's no way to confirm the files are the exact same as those the devs use, but better than nothing I guess. Of course there's no hash for Elonex machine roms.
Lets hope they add some file checking in the future.

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018 - 07:46:04 »
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Clarification time here: the Elonex machine was added by the main developer of PCem, and she is notoriously strict when it comes to copyright. So nobody has been able to get the bios files from her, or find a reliable alternative source for them. All other roms are in the wild and have been packed up more than once by a few people. With regards to hash checking in the program, there is none currently, and that probably will not change anytime soon, so these unofficial packs are the best you will be able to do.


Why is a problem for the dev to release at least the CRC/SHA-1 of the roms?

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Offline Ramon Zarat

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018 - 14:58:27 »
Full set, except the missing Elonex PC-425SX.
[Roms V14 roms (Elonex PC-425X missing).7z expired]

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Re: PC Em v14 is out
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018 - 18:49:19 »
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Why is a problem for the dev to release at least the CRC/SHA-1 of the roms?


As far as I am aware, the thinking goes that everyone who uses PCem SHOULD be dumping their own roms. This then leads to different hashes sometimes, and... yeah. That's honestly about it. Personally, I'd like to figure out proper sources for all of the roms so at least people can have a good idea of where to find 99% of the set without resorting to "he-said, she-said" sets being passed around. I doubt it will ever make it into official documentation, but I'm slowly working toward it.
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