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  1. No. CD's do not play, but this is old news. The last version to play cd's is 0.86i. I tried running the stand-alone version of 0.86i along side 2.2.0 but it threw up errors about msvcrt.dll. This is no doubt because msvcrt.dll has been replaced in the system folder. You might be able to figure out a way around this with registry hacks (known dlls).
  2. I just updated VLC 2.1.5 Rincewind (UPXed) to VLC 2.2.0 Weatherwax (no subsequent UPXing). Everything is running fine so far. Kernelex 4.5.2 without later updates. Set VLC installation to XP SP2, chose upgrade and keep settings, running with default settings. Size of 2.1.5 folder: 56.8 mb, 667 files, 242 folders. Size of 2.2.0 folder: 112 mb, 718 files, 245 folders.
  3. Posted in the wrong place. New version mp3DirectCut. Still supporting Windows 98. Features: Non-destructive cut, copy, paste Volume change, fade, normalize, pause detection mp3 recording with ACM or Lame encoder Fast mp3 visualisation and easy navigation Supports Layer 2 (dvd/dvb audio) ID3v1.1 tag editor · ID3v2 tag keeping Cue Sheet support Auto cue (track dividing by time values) Track splitting with filename and tag creation Trim · Crop · Fast play · Loop play VU meter, bitrate visualisation High speed recorder · Command line usage Unicode support
  4. You will probably need Rudolph Loes's SATA patch to get started with 98 or ME on that board. From the readme: The PTCHSATA.EXE file Patches the Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR to properly support shared Interrupts and to disable Virtual Mode I/O not supported by many SATA Controllers. The SATA.INF file is a modified, stripped down version of the Microsoft MSHDC.INF file. It provides the necessary support for Motherboard Chipset SATA Controllers that would ordinarily be confused with standard PATA Controllers. SATA Controllers operate in NATIVE Mode when PATA Controllers are also present. This requires a different configuration to be passed to the ESDI_506.PDR Driver.
  5. Next day I turned it on the 'distortion' returned. Oh well.
  6. Somehow I missed your post of last week. I only noticed it Saturday when I was looking at DougB's post about mplayer. I only use Nvidia cards. On this machine, PCI-e cards. I've tried several but the 'distortion' never went away. This week I tried a new one with a big heat-pipe on the backside. When I installed it, the heat-pipe blocked the PCI-e 1x slot where I had my network card. So I moved it to the 4x slot. At first Windows seemed to have no problems accepting the change. Soon their were even more display problems that had nothing to do with browsers. So I had to revert to the previous setup. The problems continued even then.That's when it occured to me that the ethernet card might be causing the distortion. I installed an old Linksys PCI 10/100 card and that seems to have solved the problem! The network card presumably caused problems because of a lack of support for the PCI-e bus in the OS. To test, I opened seven tabs in Palemoon 3 with the same multi-image views that precipitated the distortion and left them open all day. So far, not a hint of a problem. It's early, and only time will tell. I could live with only Opera as a browser but I prefer any Mozilla browser. I really don't think kernelex had anything to do with my issues because there is no problem in browsers using other layout engines.
  7. I actually had no idea you were working on a wrapper when I first posted. I was just excited that later version of Mozilla browsers would work. I have now read the recent posts in this thread. Here is my situation. I have no problem with Firefox 3.68 on my regular machine (Pentium 4, AGP). A couple of years ago I built a modern AMD machine (Pci-e video, Athlon X2) and with the help of rLoew's patches installed Windows 98SE. Eveything works fine except Mozilla browsers made with Gecko engine 1.9x. After browsing for awhile video distortion sets in. It starts with just a few white lines in images but quickly degenerates into total video distortion. I've tried many strategies to correct it, all to no avail. Is this what you mean by Firefox breaking your video driver? The good news is that browsers like Opera 12 work O.K. and Firefox 2 or 4-9, work without this problem, presumably because they use different Gecko versions. Firefox 2 is too old and it's not getting any younger and Firefox 4-9 were kludgey without native History and Bookmarks. I've now installed Pale Moon 8 and SeaMonkey 2.61 with success. SeaMonkey worked by copying over the places.sqlite file from Firefox 23. No localstore.rdf needed. This didn't work with Palemoon. I had to install it on Win2K and copy over both files. I installed Palemoon 11 at first, but got random freezes just like Firefox 10.
  8. You're right about that, but it doesn't appear to be a problem here. FF9 on Win98SE can edit the .rdf and .sqlite files, but cannot create them properly once the history or bookmarks entries are completely deleted. I don't know the exact cause of this, but it seems like it might be fixed with kernelex or a kstubs hack. What do you think? Something else: while experimenting, I saved my profile from Win98SE after copying the files over from Win2K and then uninstalled everything. After a clean install, I copied over the places.sqlite and localstore.rdf from the saved profile. It didn't work.
  9. From a sugestion by Drugwash, I copied my 'places.sqlite' from a Win2k working enviroment (FF23) to a FF9 profile on Win98SE. This gave Firefox 9 Bookmarks and, I only realized later, History. The Bookmarks Toolbar however displayed nothing. This was do to retension of an old file named 'localstore.rdf', as I did an upgrade installation from Firefox 3.6.28. Copying over the 'localstore.rdf' fixed the problem. There is no problem if you completely remove all Firefox preferences and settings and do a clean install. The History part is not just a leftover, it keeps going until you clear history. Bookmarks can be deleted or edited, but not added. You can add new bookmarks to PlainOldFavorites addon. Also: copying these files from a Linux installation works. You don't need another Windows installation. Just a live CD.
  10. Thanks for the places.sqlite suggestion. Bookmarks are added to the menu but not to the bookmarks toolbar. However, if you copy the whole profile they are displayed. Obviously another file is involved for the toolbar display, but which one?
  11. Are you sure your card is listed in the inf of the driver? The copy of NV 82.69 that I have lists no 7800 cards at all. Windows may install drivers but refuse to load them on reboot in the product id is missing from the inf. You can try manually adding the id if it's not there.
  12. This is just an informational post for those thinking about installing Win98 or ME on a system with a PCI-Express video card. Right now, there are a lot of ASUS nVidia 6600 and 6800 pci-e video cards up for sale on Ebay. They're being sold as 'new' and are presumably old stock. Prices range from $30 to $80 with free shipping. The links are below. 6600: 6800:
  13. If anyone is still interested in this board; AsRock 4Coredual-Sata2, there are four 'new' ones up for sale on Ebay.
  14. There is no support for the PCI Express bus in Win98SE and no vendors supply drivers. However, at the software level PCI Express is backwards compatible with PCI. If there are Win98 drivers that support the chip on the board it may work. I've gotten a PCX5300 and 6600 PCI-Express cards to work in Win98 with standard Nvidia drivers on a MSI 870S-G54. The product id had to be added to the agp.inf file. The builtin Realtek RTL8111DL network chip worked with the Windows 98 driver from the Realtek website, even though the chip is not supported. Unfortunately the driver caused random shutdown problems. I replaced it with a TP-Link TG-3468 PCI-Express Network Card. It worked fine on the MSI board with the drivers from the Realtek site.
  15. @ ragnarGD I'm not an expert on anything and I'm not a gamer either, but for what it's worth, here is some information from someone who is using a Nvidia 6600 PCI-e video card in Windows 98SE. There is no reference to any PCI Express cards in the nvagp.inf for the official 77.72 driver for Windows 98SE. However the driver does support the chip on the card. So it's a matter of inducing Windows to load the driver anyway. Just pointing Windows to the driver files is not enough. It will copy the files but refuse to load them -- usually. If you are persistent, Windows will eventually display the message: "The driver you are trying to install was not written specifically for your hardware. Do you want to install it anyway?" If you say yes at this point, Windows will copy the files, offer to reboot and then load the drivers. The first time I attemped this, it took me 2 hours to induce the message! Later I learned how to modify the inf file, so the driver installed normally. I added the following line to the section [Mfg] %NVIDIA&DEV_0141.DeviceDesc% = NV30, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0141 I added the following line to the section [strings] NVIDIA&DEV_0141.DeviceDesc="NVIDIA GeForce 6600 PCI-Express 16X" After that all I had to do was click the Setup file in the 77.72 folder. For me this PCI-e card gives me all I need for 2d and 3d display in 98, 2K and Linux. Occasionally when booting into Windows 98, I will get a distorted display, but it's quickly corrected with a change in color depth. After that there are no other issues. Sfor has complained about frequent display distortions in DOS applications and utilities. I have not seen this on my box. If you have DOS games, it could be a problem. I have also used a 6800 GT card in this box. It was even more stable than the 6600 card as far as screen distortion is concerned. However, I had other issues with it. The program VLC would not run properly if 'Use hardware YUV-RGB conversions' was checked in preferences. An analog WINTV card also displayed video as if no driver were installed. The game 'TuxRacer' did not run correctly and 'Abe's Amazing Adventure' would not start at all. 3D Pinball ran O.K. That card was a powered card. I don't know if that made a difference in either case. The problems disappeared after I switched to the 6600.