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  1. That's why I try to stay as low profile as possible. Sheeple love the internet of things but never think of the consequences connecting your entire life to the internet can be. The internet isn't foul-proof by any means. Remember, the Titanic was said to be unsinkable. Well, it sunk. Human arrogance can say whatever it wants to, but that doesn't always mean it's the truth. My believing is that any computer or device connected to the internet can get hacked if someone tries hard enough, regardless of how many firewalls and security measures are put into place. It's foolishness to let your guard down and believe you're protected just because it says you are. Think that even if you lock the doors to your own home with several security bolts and that you built your home without windows that there's no way in? I'm sure a semi or tank rammed into it could get in. Nothing is completely infallible.
  2. Welcome to MSFN! We hope you enjoy our community!
  3. I remember about a year ago, I was looking on eBay and found a seller that was selling new Fiamm disc horns, both the high note and low note, for $25,000! Who in their right mind would pay such an absurd amount for some crappy disc horns that you could easily pick up at your local auto store for about $25 which sometimes even includes the relay. But if I remember correctly, it had that these were for a BMW. Well, anyone like me who has experience with car horns knows that almost all horns, especially Fiamm branded horns are pretty well universal and can work on any car as long as it is rated for the correct voltage. Makes me wonder if anyone was stupid enough to pay that price for them.
  4. Welcome! It's great to have you here! I love Windows 98 too but sometimes it gets more and more frustrating to use. But it's always great to see another member here who appreciates fine things
  5. Just to add my two cents in the matter, I too dropped Pale Moon after using it for several years. Actually, 27 Portable works on Windows 2000 with the proper configuration, but it seems to have messed up my Atom XP 26.5 installed version just a bit (and at the time there seems no way to fix it even after reinstalling it). But now I too use FireFox and it does need to be updated since it's on version 50, it's doing a better job since Pale Moon sometimes gave me problems with YouTube.
  6. Welcome to MSFN! I hope you find our community fun and informative!
  7. Welcome to MSFN!! This sounds like quite an interesting project. Even if people have failed to get HD Audio working in the past on Windows 9x, there's no harm in continuing to try to get something to work. This is of course where I draw the line since I'm not a coder by any means. But as Lone above said, if anyone can help point you in the right direction, it'd totally be @rloew. Good luck, and I'm going to be following this thread closely. I totally hope we can have some sort of breakthrough or at least if anything, gain more knowledge on the subject.
  8. I used to use AutoPatcher a long time ago but that's pretty much irrelevant these days. Before Microsoft got after them, I thought it was a pretty dang nice patching utility that I mainly used for Windows XP (and 2000 when I permanently switched back to it). But then MS basically got after them and served them with a cease and desist notice and I don't think their Windows Update fetcher really caught on which for me, before I had the internet at my own house, I loved AP and would download it and stick it on a flashdrive to take home with me. But now we live in the age of contributed projects here on MSFN, which I feel FAR outshine AP. AP was a fine product for its time of course. As for USP3.x, I swear by it and use it on all of my Windows 98 machines. I believe a few people on here don't use it for specific reasons which if they want to chime in on this thread, then they're more than welcome to. But as far as I know, it contains all the main update files that you'll need even if that's the only thing from it that you use. But whenever I install Windows 98, I usually go by installing the OS first, install the main drivers, install USP3.x's main updates, reboot, and then relaunch USP3.x and install any other components that you want, then optionally install KernelEx. One thing to note is that if you use rloew's RAM patch, you'll need to reinstall the patch after you install USP3.x because the files get overwritten and will cause trouble. I always keep the patch on the root C: drive so it's extremely easy from DOS to repatch the system if and when necessary.
  9. Beige tower, I love it!!! Well, I haven't been in the NFS community in quite some time so I can't remember exactly what they've created but I know there are some graphics patches as well as just exe patches to help bypass certain game checks on system requirements which both 98 and XP can take advantage of. And is that a Linksys WUSB54G I see on the top of the tower?
  10. I can't seem to "verify" this either, but it appears it's reported on several other different forums. 60, too young, such a shame.
  11. I think it's a very good theory. I mean lets face it, despite looking almost the same and acting the same, 9x and NT are two completely different beasts from each other with different inter-workings. It's surprising that Windows 2000 can even game these days unlike when it was originally released even though it had the capability for DirectX unlike it's NT4 predecessor, it seems around SP3 and especially SP4 things changed where it would allow more games and whatnot to work on it. In the case of High Stakes, despite a patch being available for it, straight out of the box it HATES NTFS drives and therefor a warning would pop up each time you started the game saying there was 1MB or less drive space and even though it didn't specifically say so, that would mean your game progress would not be saved even if it appears to in the game itself. When you'd go to start it back up, the progress from last time would be lost.
  12. High Stakes wasn't designed for Windows XP, but it *can* be made to run with a little persistence. So I'm thinking even if KernelEx is set to different settings, it's possible that it was somehow interfering with the game and the game just wasn't liking it. Seems to me once I tried running it on XP under the Windows 98 setting and the game itself ran slowly with it. I know in XP switching it between 9x and NT caused different things to happen to the game itself.
  13. I've played High Stakes before, I don't remember having any issues with it like this but I've never tried it on unofficial updates before. Can you try running the game on a vanilla Windows 98 machine and see if it continues happening? Although I don't know about the processor as well. I know Porsche Unleashed, the game after High Stakes has a problem with high speed processors like that and either the graphics look terrible or the game refuses to run at all. Try and see if they have any unofficial patches for the game itself, that might help you out. That would be my suggestion as I used to be big in the Need for Speed series. Funny though because NFSIII Hot Pursuit seems to run just fine on a high speed processor but then I don't know if it uses a different engine or not.
  14. Let's try to keep it on topic, guys. Thanks!
  15. If you ever do happen to install it on a 32-bit system, let us know of your findings. I'm really curious what actually happens.