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About CamTron

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  1. 1.5 GHz too fast for Windows 95?

    Thanks. That patch fixed it. I knew about the 2.1 GHz limit, but I didn't realize that it had problems with 1 GHz Intel chips. It's working fine, but the only piece on hardware I have drivers for is the Nvidia GeForce2 graphics card, so I can't do much else besides gaming without sound.
  2. I had an extra 160 GB hard drive lying around, so I decided to install Windows 95 (original RTM version) on my Dell Dimension 4300 just for kicks. This computer has a 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 (Willamette), and 512 GB of PC133 RAM. I was able to install Windows 95 okay, but when I booted it up, I got the dreaded "Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer." message. However, my BIOS has a way to lower the CPU speed, so I changed that setting from "normal" to "compatible", and it was able to boot Windows 95. The only problem is that it runs very slow like that, and I'd like to be able to use the full speed of the CPU. I've installed Windows 95 in virtual machines on 3.4 GHz processors, so I'm not sure why it has trouble with a 1.5 GHz Pentium 4.
  3. It's been almost a year since the last commit on GitHub.
  4. A lot of websites these days put all of their icons into a font instead of using individual image files, so completely disabling webfonts will cause those icons not to display.
  5. What version of Git are you using, may I ask? Does it require any KernelEx tweaks?
  6. Oh, nice! In all my years of using Windows, I never once knew about DOSKEY. This version has tab completion which will help a lot. I'll also check out those other tools. I did also find a bash shell for Windows that doesn't depend on Cygwin or MSYS, and it works pretty well. http://win-bash.sourceforge.net/ Has anyone gotten any version of Git to run on Windows 9x?
  7. One thing that's a bit annoying when using the command-line on DOS/Win9x is that there's no tab completion or command-line history (except that you can left-arrow to retype your last command, which isn't all that useful). Most shells including bash and Windows NT CMD allow you to use the Tab key to autocomplete filenames and allow you to scroll through your command-line history using the arrow keys. Also, the buffer size is 50 lines max, which is very small. I'm wondering if there's any software available which can provide these missing features to the DOS command line and make it easier to use.
  8. Native 64-Bit software List

    What benefit does using 64-bit Firefox over 32-bit Firefox give you? Unless you've got like 1000 tabs open with lingscars.com open, you shouldn't need more than 4 GB of RAM in a browser.
  9. I have this one https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-video-player/?src=ss installed on Pale Moon 26.5.0, and says it's compatible with Firefox 3.0 and higher, and Seamonkey 2.0 and higher.
  10. Win2k Kernel32 rewrite progress

    Yes. As long as it was clean-room written from scratch without using any leaked Win2K source code, then it's perfectly legal. ReactOS and Wine fall into the same category. Wow, this is amazing! I never dreamed someone would be able to completely re-implement kernel32.
  11. I use Flash player even on modern versions of Windows. There's a Firefox extension that can force YouTube to use Flash. There's always less buffering, and the video consistently has smoother playback with Flash. I don't know why the HTML5 player is so slow. I guess there's always the alternative of streaming the video to VLC, but that's cumbersome to set up, and it often has audio sync issues. Sadly, I don't know of such an extension for Opera 12, so YouTube is now choppy for me on Windows 98.
  12. *sigh* I just came back to this forum after a rather long break, and this bug still exists. Come on! Do things ever get fixed around here?
  13. Creating a Full-Blown Compatibility Layer.

    What about doing it KernelEx style and patching the system in memory at boot time, rather than modifying system files on disk? I'm not sure if this is possible given that XP is NT-based and different from Windows 9x, but I do like the KernelEx way of enabling extensions on a per-app basis and an easy way of completely disabling it at startup.
  14. Creating a Full-Blown Compatibility Layer.

    A few pages back, there was a discussion about open source and not being able to distribute modified binaries, so I was just offering a suggestion about that.