tools to slow-down software
Do any of you guys know of tools for emulating slower processors? I want to test some things to see how they perform, but the slowest system I have access to is a 900, and everything performs well on my machine :) Makes it hard to see how well it works on the low end though.
One way is to run Vmware 2.0; it slows things down quite a bit because it's emulating the processor in software. It doesn't slow things down a predictable amount, though.
Yeah, VMWare 3.0 is faster than 2.0, and slicker in lots of ways -- which isn't going to help here.
Many old MS-DOS applications have problems with today's fast processors, and several software solutions have been developed to help. The one at this link: http://www.hpaa.com/moslo/ has been recommended several times in places I lurk. Check it out - it might work for you, too.
Just ran across another one, BBSlowdown2001 at http://www.bluebitter.de/ . Haven't tried it myself, so caveat emptor.
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