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Table of contents
Creating the configurations
You will need the following ROM files: (THESE ARE CASE-SENSITIVE!)
Filename MD5 6BX.F2a 8ea65e0c1c4934e9a0105bb3fe33a9e9
Put this in the folder
~/.pcem/roms/ga686bx/. If there is a file called
flash.binin this folder, then delete it.
The GPU also needs a ROM file:
Filename MD5 3k12sd.rom ecc400ecd2fd7e5e4efd11f4bf837afd
Put this in the folder
Finally, the sound card needs a ROM file:
Filename MD5 awe32.raw 30b76c45ca0712418239d2b15c65881a
Put this in the folder
Windows XP CD
You will need this specific CD for Windows XP SP3 Home Edition.
File: en_windows_xp_home_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_x14-92413.iso MD5: a22030df1988445436f300bc29c32dd2 SHA1: 5a6b959ad24d15dc7ebd85e501b83d105d1b37c6
- Amigasport 3.0 XP driver (for the Voodoo 3 card)
- Adobe Flash Player Standalone 188.8.131.52
Will probably need more but we can release a version later with more stuff if people need something.
Make a new config with the following specs. If something is not specified, leave it at default. You may not get some of the options when you make a new config; if this happens, click "OK" to save it and then try editing it again.
- Machine: [Slot 1] Gigabyte GA-686BX
- CPU: Intel Pentium II/450
- Memory: 256 MB
- Synchronize time to host clock: Checked
- Device: 3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 (Click on the button with the tools and set Render threads to 1)
- Speed: Fast VLB/PCI
- Voodoo Graphics: Unchecked
- Device: Sound Blaster AWE32 (Click the tools button and set OPL to NukedOPL)
- All options unchecked
- LPT Device: None
- HDD: [IDE] Standard IDE
- FDD1: 3.5" 2.88M
- FDD2: 5.25" 1.2M
- CD Model: PCemCD
- CD Speed: 72x
- Drive 0 Primary Master (C:): Hard drive, make a new hard drive with Custom type: Sectors 63, Heads 16, Cylinders 8374 (will result in 4121 MB)
- Drive 1 Primary Slave (D:): CD-ROM
- Mouse: 2-button mouse (PS/2)
Once this is made, find the config that you just named in
~/.pcem/configs/and open it in a text editor. Set
cdrom_drive = 200and set
cdrom_path = /path/to/en_windows_xp_home_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_x14-92413.iso;/path/to/utilitiesv1.iso, substituting in the proper paths for the XP and utilities CDs.
This chipset does not pull the default NVR from a file - just make sure that in
~/.pcem/nvr/there is no NVR named after your config file (e.g. if your config is named winxpv1, delete any file called
Setting up BIOS
Now you can boot up your configuration. On the bootup screen, press the Del key to go to the BIOS menu. Select BIOS Features Setup and press Enter, and you will see this screen:
Go down to Boot Sequence and use PageUp/PageDown to select
C,CDROM,A. This will allow you to boot from the XP CD at first because the hard drive is blank, and then when the hard drive becomes bootable it will use that instead. Press Escape and then select Save & Exit Setup on the main menu. Press Y and then Enter at the prompt.
Formatting hard drive
When the PC reboots, just wait and it will automatically boot from the XP CD. Once it's done loading you will see this screen:
Press Enter to continue, and press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
The setup will now partition and format the hard drive for you.
Press Enter to partition the unpartitioned space.
Select "Format the partition using the FAT file system", press Enter, and then press Enter again to format the partition.
Once the formatting is done, it will start copying files over. This will take a while.
When it's done copying files, the PC will reboot and put you into the proper installer. It will install some more things, and then put you on this screen.
We will be installing language packs so languages like Japanese will appear correctly. Click Customize... and go to the Languages tab.
Check both options in this window. When it pops up a message about hard drive space, just click OK. Once both of these options are checked, click OK. Wait for it to install the packs. Once it's done, you can click Next.
Put TAS and TASVideos for Name and Organization respectively, and click Next.
On the product key screen, do not put in a key! Click Next and it will pop up a window asking you if you want to enter your product key now. Click No on this. This will allow you to have a 30 day trial before you need to enter one. On the Computer Name screen, just click Next.
On the time screen, select GMT for the time zone and uncheck the daylight savings box. Don't worry about the time and date, libTAS will inject its own time. Click Next.
The installer will now take a while to finish up the installation. Enjoy the Windows XP fun facts!
Once it's done installing, it will reboot again. Press OK to adjust the screen resolution and it will go up to 800 x 600. Press OK again after it's changed.
It will then play a little video and put you on this screen. Click Next.
Click "Not right now" for automatic updates and click Next.
Enter TAS for your name and click Next. Click Finish on the next screen.
Once it's done loading everything, you'll be booted out to this familiar desktop.
Sound Blaster installation
Windows XP does not automatically install the sound card, so we have to do it manually.
Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, click Switch to Classic View.
Now double-click Add Hardware. This will open the Add Hardware Wizard. Click Next on the first screen.
The wizard will start looking for hardware. Choose Yes and click Next.
On the next screen, scroll down to the bottom of the list and select "Add a new hardware device". Click Next.
Choose "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list" and click next.
Scroll down the list, pick "Sound, video and game controllers" and click Next.
Now pick Creative Technology Ltd on the Manufacturer list and then pick Sound Blaster 16 or AWE32 on the Model list. Click Next and then Next again. Windows will now install the drivers for the Sound Blaster AWE32 card.
You should see this screen at the end. Click Finish and close the Control Panel.
Voodoo driver installation
Other stuff probably needed:
- Disable sticky keys
- Disable firewall
- Disable popup balloons?