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The idea of running windows which isn’t perfect on steam yet, and then Android apps inside of it, seems like it’ll take a performance hit when running MDB… Was hoping maybe there’s a full fledged plan of having a steam deck version since it’s a popular device.
Lookong for the most performance capable way of running dos games on steam deck, MDB is great on my phone so figured maybe there was a plan of porting it over to Steam
Were there any performance decreases so far because of Android 13?
Thanks for the help! Will wait for the solution.
By the way, would you say android 13 was a good thing overall for magic dosbox, same, or worse than other versions of Android? Did Android 13 improve anything for magic dosbox?
Hey guys I used a cpu monitoring app while playing, and saw that all 8 cores of my phone’s cpu are maxed at 100 percent, temperature is well below the throttling temp at 45c,and memory is at 70% use… Could this explain the poor performance? The cpus are maxed out and reached the limits of emulation? Since memory isn’t maxed out, I don’t think that’s the bottleneck
I’ve run into an issue now where the entire game is running very choppy. It may have something to do with me messing with the cycles settings. I have decided to delete the entire app and reinstall, and was hoping to start fresh, but for whatever the reason magic dosbox shows the icons of the old games I had installed on previous days installation of Magix dosbox. This leads me to believe that there is another folder that’s hidden somewhere that kept the settings backed up even after uninstall.
Can you guys tell me where the locations of these folders are? I want to completely eliminate all traces of magic dosbox then fresh install a new copy to troubleshoot.
Is it better to set the cycles by using cycles:custom in the config and changing it on the fly in game or better to use expert settings?
Gotcha. So in performance set it for cycles:custom and start around 100k, go up in increments with sound up so I can hear it start to crack, and adjust just below cracking to prevent it. That should be the max right? Will this setting work for all games since it’s the cpu/phone’s absolute limit or will every game have its own max cycle?
What is the max? I set it on 400000 once and it actually slowed down and sound was cracking.
Svn core or normal mode?
Been using game launcher since day 1, the performance setting still doesn’t help
I have a snapdragon on mine, or at least I thought it did. S8+ unlocked US model.
Thx for the info I’ll get on it. The thing that really pisses me off is that before the android pie update, it ran flawlessly… After pie it went to shit with little improvement. What a waste.
I’ve been thinking about upgrading phones, if Samsung has all these issues, what’s a good powerful phone to buy?
What do you mean? What type of device I have? Samsung s8+… how do I try this pin game thread to a specific cpu method?
What I don’t understand is why some games actually struggle.. Modern phones are significantly more powerful than a computer from 1998. Shouldn’t these games be running perfectly? Is this because dosbox emulates a slow computer with a low system spec? Is there anyway to make dosbox emulate a high end pc with a faster cpu, gpu, ram, etc? Or is this actually the limitations of my phone’s hardware?
On a brighter note, while tooling around with all this, I learned about gravis ultra sound and I have to say the game sounds fantastic now.
Hey guys so no matter what I put into the expert settings, I do not see any difference in performance. To test it out, I even put 1 mb for ram instead of the default 16, and I still don’t see any slowdowns.
How can I tell if the expert settings are taking effect? After I edit it, I always save on the way out and I verified the setting took hold, but I see 0 performance gain or losses. What gives?
EDIT: I am an idiot, I noticed that I did not check off the little box to activate the expert settings. Now I can see the various settings I play with are actually taking effect. What is the maximum CPU percentage a crank it up to?
Thanks for the explanation.. So I guess what I’m confused about is, why set the cycles at 15000 manually when I can just put in cycles=max? Isn’t faster and bigger better?
What I am confused about still the default settings for memory in expert settings (16mb) do not coincide with the 64mb memory setting I picked in the mgc file…if I made it 64 in mgc, shouldn’t the expert setting have shown that? Why is it set in 16?