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jimmsta

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  1. I just wanted to note this here for anyone looking to run older/newer games on xp - WineD3D "Stable" currently still supports XP, and acts as a wrapper around DirectX-based games/software. It converts directX calls to OpenGL calls, and renders most older games better when it comes to using HD monitors. http://fdossena.com/?p=wined3d/index.frag I've personally tested this with old beta builds of World of Warcraft and Warcraft 3, which in turn made it possible to use higher resolutions than the games were originally designed for. Interestingly, it also supports DX10 & 11 on XP.
  2. Port WINE to Windows?

    For all things DirectX 11+, you can try utilizing WineD3D, which translates DX11 calls to OpenGL. It works really well with older games, too. As I type this, the development version is currently based on the latest Wine-staging codebase, and the stable version, which supports XP, is, I believe, based on Wine 1.7 or 1.9. The site to get that from is: http://fdossena.com/?p=wined3d/index.frag As for how it does it, it appears to be a form of a proxy-dll modification, as there's no need to modify existing software to use it. Just drop in the proper files from the archive, and go. Personally, I use it to run old beta versions of games on Win10, that would otherwise have full-screen windowing problems, or graphical glitches on my HD screen. It works great, and has very little-to-no performance degradation.
  3. Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Thanks for the update. I was wondering what had happened to the site!
  4. Slight audio irritance

    It sounds like an audio buffer is being released when another sound is queued up. I've heard this exact weirdness in a VM, so it's certainly something to do with basic sound functionality in a modern win2k install (I haven't tried with any newer kernels than probably v13 or so).
  5. 20 Years Ago Today

    I recall going with my mom to the local egghead software store, and picking up Windows 95 on floppy diskette sometime around April/May 1996. There was actually a choice between Windows 3.1 and 95, priced the same on the shelf. I was the one to make the decision for the family PC, at 10 years old. If it hadn't been for Windows 95, I never would have tried Linux, which I use alongside Windows to this day. Windows 95 was buggy, but it certainly made Windows more user friendly. That, and true 32-bit support in the OS, which ended up propelling consumer computers forward more than any other software at the time. I cannot believe it's been 20 years.
  6. Thanks for continuing to contribute to this community, and old operating system. This is an excellent workaround to the connection problems that left me scratching my head.
  7. PE Tool for creating patches

    Just wondering what's going on since last year
  8. Windows Updates

    Looks like a handful of updates are out today for POSReady 2009, including: KB3013126 (might be POS-specific), KB3012176 (VBScript), KB3008923 (IE6,7,8), KB3012172 (POS specific?), KB3013410 (POS specific?) At the very least, IE is getting the latest dose of patching, which might work fine on regular XP. I don't have a way to test this at the moment though.
  9. Well, doesn't look like the updates surfaced in that iso either. Kinda weird since they list them in the kb article. I wonder if they're only downloadable for special contracted-support situations, like governments or large corporations. Like what they did with NT4 'SP7'. Or perhaps it's only available through WSUS, and not any other way. I'm going to investigate that possibility and see what I come up with.
  10. They'll likely release another Security Updates ISO within a few days and the files in question will be included in that. Still kinda bizarre that they're releasing bits and pieces of updates for 2000. The ISO should be linked on this page when it's released - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086 Not sure how it's not linked there yet, but majorgeeks seems to have the file - http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_security_releases_iso_image.html
  11. Whoa... msfn got an overhaul today!

  12. Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Great to see you're back at updating the rollup again, and keeping the site up to date with updates. I was sad to not find a Win2k update in the latest security ISO release from Microsoft, as IE6 has been getting updates on the XP side the past couple months. It may be that Microsoft realized they were providing updates for an EOL platform, or perhaps the current run of hotfixes do not apply in any way to IE6 SP1.
  13. Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

    Looks like the March 2013 security updates iso includes an updated KB2809289 for Windows 2000 and IE6SP1. Here's just the folder from the DVD, to save everyone from having to get the whole 3GB file... https://www.box.com/...j7b369i3xoskqgg It appears that this update replaces the previously released KB2792100 - the new patch appears to have all the fixes from the previous hotfix in addition to an updated mshtml.dll, and new timestamps on all the rest of the files. I'm going to try integrating this with a standard hfslip build without the previous hotfix.
  14. PE Tool for creating patches

    Looks like the March 2013 security updates iso includes an updated KB2809289 for Windows 2000 and IE6SP1. Here's just the folder from the DVD, to save everyone from having to get the whole 3GB file... https://www.box.com/...j7b369i3xoskqgg It appears that this update replaces the previously released KB2792100 - the new patch appears to have all the fixes from the previous hotfix in addition to an updated mshtml.dll, and new timestamps on all the rest of the files.
  15. KernelEx for Win2000

    Sounds like something to do with Unicode
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