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  1. Running Windows 98 in 2017...

    i gave up trying to collect all 98SE updates, yet alone want to install all of them individually, restart the system, and so on. i use the unofficial service pack instead and through a certain update process that works fine, quicker and offers better compatibility / performance. however, i still install each individual update on my windows 95 osr 2.5 systems, except for of course stuff like the unofficial usb update, etc. my windows 95 update folder contains more than 105 updates and at least 55 MB of space, i know there may be a few updates i still dont have but i never went back to search which ones i may not have, although there was some guy recently who posted a link in msfn of w95 update history, so i may use that in the future if needed.
  2. W00T! Windows 95 runs on it!

    i know this thread is very old but i didn't want to make a new thread on working out the issues i need with a particular system. i have used via 4in1 version 4.43 on the laptop im working with which is averatec 3200 on windows 95, i believe it uses the kt, kn or km400 chipset or some via chipset, anyways, the problem is that although the 4.43 driver package does install important things like the agp 3.0 driver where i can get the gpu driver to work, etc, however, it doesn't seem to update the ide driver, or if it does, it shows the name as via hard disk controller, but doesn't show any date or updated file driver, there is other issues with it too. another issue is the cardbus devices will not properly work / configure. installing the drivers gives a code 29 error in device manager and i know the drivers are for windows 95. i've tried researching this issue, saying it may be a bios or allocation issue, however i couldn't find anything in the bios that would affect this. i've looked up pci routing as it seemed to explain similar issues i was having or possibly the same issues which the pci bus handles such as code 29 error with cardbus devices, unfortunately, applying the changes given by the website did not change anything. i also had problems with the usb controllers, which i seem to have with other computers that also used via usb controllers with dev 3038. it will install the controllers, but will give a yellow exclamation mark and it wont install the drivers, it just shows the controllers in yellow markings in device manager. back to the cardbus issue, it is dev 6972 and ac50 cardbus, the 6972 is the one the laptop internally uses and the ac50 is a supplement to the toshiba e5d7 mini pci wireless adapter im trying to use, in other words, to detect the toshiba card, the ac50 cardbus driver has to first be installed and properly working which it doesn't. i was gonna start fresh again, wipe the hard drive and install with ACPI disabled this time, im hoping maybe combining that and applying some other changes, i may be able to get the system to properly work or configure things better. one of which to be specific and why i replied to this post is to patch in the updated irq driver which i was gonna ask if anyone knows how to that as i don't know how to do that. i feel as though this could be the reason why everything in the system isnt running the way it should, being that i always install chipset drivers first, then the unofficial usb update ( xusbsupp ), and so on.
  3. Hey mate. What driver did you use to install the M70 Soundcard? I am really struggling to find anything that works. 

  4. fable lost chapters on windows 95

    thanks for the detailed info, i dont remember where i checked to see if fable uses opengl but i noticed i had made another thread a while back for this same exact topic and i had mentioned that wikipedia had mentioned fable as using opengl, but i guess that was wrong information at the time and i actually did not find it after doing a quick google search of list of opengl games on wikipedia, and the dependency walker tool apparently shows it as not using opengl at all like you said. guess il just try fable tlc on 98SE. the experimenting was really to find a nice rpg games with good graphics that works on windows 95, there is dark age of camelot that is similar to wow, the initial system requirements mentioned windows 95 but im not sure if the newer versions / updates will allow working on windows 95, and if its ok to get a little off topic but i really wish they made a game engine level editor for "project igi: im going in" which does work on windows 95, with the exception that you can design the levels or maps in a updated way that allows directx 8.0a capabilities, since the original game only supported directx 7.0, despite looking so realistic and just as good, if not better than some directx 8.0 games.
  5. i had researched fable the lost chapters and noticed that it uses opengl, i was wondering if you can bypass the directx 9.0c requirement it has someway and make it run still on older operating systems such as windows 95 that only supports up to dx8.0a but fully support opengl. i had researched and a source had mentioned that fable requires a minimum of directx 8.0 pixel programmable pixel shader 1.1 which directx 8.0a does support, 8.0a supports up to 1.3 pixel shader, so with that being said, is there any way to bypass the error it gives of the directx 9 dll file, like tricking the system in thinking it has the updated directx 9 file or some other way, or is it more complicated than this? i have tested this myself a while back by copying the fable program into the windows 95 pc and trying to run it, and it just threw the directx 9 error.
  6. where exactly do you go to apply these changes? is there a similar setting for firefox 2.0.0.20 or seamonkey95? i'm trying to get youtube working again on windows 95 but don't know where to go to apply these changes. does one also need the flash 7 spoof for this?
  7. man, enough people are having difficulty running youtube on 98SE and im trying to get it back running on windows 95 :(, man, it was nice having youtube work on windows 95 before, even if it only played at 240p settings, i never understood why it was limited to 240p settings though, i haven't found an explanation for this.
  8. i use odyssey client 4.56 on my 98SE builds and it ran fine the last time(s) i used it. if only they came out with odyssey client for windows 95 that allowed a way that can connect wep only wifi cards to be able to connect to wpa2 encryption. im sure it shouldn't be that difficult to make a software that can do some sort of conversion process from wep to wpa to wpa2 to allow very old legacy hardware to connect to wpa2 settings. windows 95 doesn't even support wpa or does it?
  9. 95/98/Me - A few questions to get started.

    i like windows 95 more, simply because of it feels more nostalgic while still being able to do some modern things with it, but it's harder to get to work with certain things, for example, on 440bx chipsets, at least from my experience, usb drives simply do not want to work on most laptops, on desktops, the problem is less of a problem and usually they will detect fine but for most laptops with 440bx chipsets, everytime i plug in any usb mass storage device ( with the xuspsupp update ), they all just show as unknown devices with no driver to install and have them properly work. also i have not been able to get youtube to work in the 240p settings that you use to be able to get it working in, i've tried many methods, i tested most recently the "&nohtml5=1" setting in each video on opera 10.63 ( unofficial ) and it wouldn't work in either opera turbo enabled or disabled, neither would it work if i tested it with the flash 7 spoof file in the program plug ins folder or if it wasn't in there. i also tested with the gstreamer folder deleted with or without the flash 7 spoof and with or without opera turbo enabled and still wouldn't work :(. windows 98SE in general offers more usability, performance and stability but i feel though it is not as nostalgic as windows 95. as far as installation order goes for updating the system, i can only say for 98SE, this is what i use, set option in folder options to "Show all files" and smooth edges of screen fonts , edit the system.ini settings to have the proper maxphyspage and minfilecache and maxfilecache settings, install winrar, internet explorer 6 sp1, unofficial service pack, directx 9.0c, inf update, unofficial usb update, mdac 2.8 sp1, gpu driver or other drivers, but don't install wifi driver yet until the end, fidenu31 ( intel processor frequency id utility 7.1 ), adobe reader 6.0, java 1.5 update 22, office 2000 and it's updates, .net framework 2.0, kernelex and it's latest updates, adobe flash player 11+, optional stuff such as vlc player and make sure to select full setup for vlc player, other updates from the unofficial service pack can be installed if not done so already, although i had a problem with the ntfs driver messing up the system so unless you really need this or know what you're doing, don't install this or other stuff like performance tweaks, etc.
  10. ^i agree with pretty much all the things you said, besides, why use a power hungry card like the 7950gx2, even if it was possible to have support for both gpu chips, it would run hot and use a lot of power. heck, i would rather use something like a 7600 gt instead of the 7950gt. it would definitely be nice if someone were to get modded working drivers for the radeon x1xxx series as you can have a cooler running lower wattage chip compared to the older chips.
  11. i would agree on this, if you are worried about some games preferring no more than pentium iii speeds, not running well or problematic, there is some programs that can limit cpu speed, something down to like 200mhz or lower which may help with compatibility with some dos games or possibly disabling of cache with the cpu to also help with compatibility or functionality with a specific program or game. some of the newer games that work on windows 98SE require fairly high specs to run smoothly on high settings such as fable the lost chapters, far cry 1, etc. i would love to give you build options / suggestions to parts, pm me if you want with price / budget range, etc.
  12. has anyone actually tested and confirmed youtube working on 98SE? i just tested it yesterday on firefox 3.5.19 with flash 11, pentium m 780, 1 GB ram, geforce fx go 1400, i typed "&nohtml5=1" at the end of the video web address and it wouldn't work like it used to a few weeks back when i last tested. have they changed another thing in the web browser to prevent us 98SE users from getting youtube to work? i also noticed firefox 3.5.19 crashing and asking to see if i wanted to disable flash, adobe reader and some other options, it was running slow and unresponsive at the time i tested yesterday for some reason, maybe it's ff 3.5.19 specifically and perhaps firefox 9.0 would work better? reason i use 3.5.19 specifically is because it is the newest or one of the newest web browsers that still supports java and i've been longing to keep that because if there are many websites that require it somehow, then it would definitely help obviously, although if there really is much of no use for it, i may just remove java completely from my archived 98SE contents and just add in a newer web browser. anyone know what sites or things really require or use java? i know pingtest.net asks for it, speedtest.net only needs flash player i think.
  13. Windows 7 on a Kaby Lake laptop

    i know the thread is mostly on kaby lake but im hoping even cannonlake can work "fine" on windows 7 as that's what i would like to use as my next system possibly. the windows 7 experience scores would be nice to see :).
  14. i wasn't sure where to post this, i thought of posting it in the general forum but i guess i couldn't do that if it was technical in any nature so i thought of posting it here since i also plan on using windows 7. so anyways, i was just wondering if anyone knows any good looking laptops with decent performance for what im looking for. im mainly looking for a white or beige colored laptop ( not a fan of the high contrast black and white scheme ), and need the performance to be at least of intel 45nm processors or amd 45nm processors. im mainly looking to play world of warcraft on it on lowish medium settings smoothly. monitor size can be as low as 14 inches, although i prefer 15 - 16 inches, but not 17 inches. i would need an optical drive as well. you can throw in 13 inch laptops in there too if they have optical drives. i have found many used sony laptops on ebay but most of them are either in rough condition, not worth the price ( you can find black or other color laptops for a lot cheaper with the same specs or better ), or just dont really look nice. the only laptop i had found that really stood out in looks was the asus f8p limited white leather edition, although the performance is still a little low and i have yet to find any to buy at all to compare with other laptops in price / appearance. i am not sure on price range, im already on a pretty low budget and being that you can get new low end laptops for like 300 dollars or so, i wouldn't want to spend more than like half of that. other than that, the newer laptops in my opinion look uglier, and of course carry the extra cost to them as well. i dont 100 percent have to get a white or beige colored laptop, if there is a black colored version or similar model, i might be ok with it if the price is good, so you can suggest or give some alternatives, although i have searched many laptops, there may be something i haven't came across currently in price or in general.
  15. Painfully Slow Network Speeds

    perhaps modifying the maxmtu settings of windows would allow faster download/upload speeds, this was something i had experimented with a while back but i don't remember what i did and if it helped or not. i guess il just have to experiment again myself.
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