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Tihiy

Revolutions Pack 9.7

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It is because only the resources in browseui.dll, explorer.exe, shell32.dll, mydocs.dll and user.exe are patched by the program (not really patched, though, but probably redirected in the registry or something like that)

no thats not what i meant, ive been happily patching stuff like telnet.exe, systray.exe, setupapi.dll and they work fine because they are in

How did you do that?
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the first version on my Chinese system has a little problem.the font size on the windows' title is very small(smaller than before setuping).i thinks the defult font size for english or other languages is okay,but not support Chinese well.so that makes look bad.is this problem still in the ver9.02 ?Hope This Solved.

thx all

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2All who had shutdown issues: try to reinstall RP without 32-bit icons. I suspect dynamic 16-bit code generation has something to do with it.

Sorry, didn't work. Still bsod on shutdown. Re-installing without 32bits icons broke 32bits icon support on my system. After re-installing again with 32bits icons I had ugly black "shadows". I uninstalled RP9 and went back to default win98 looks. Tried to install RP9 again but still the same ugly black shadows. At this moment I decided that restoring a system backup would be a faster way to fix this than crushing my brain on it and try all the (futile) options that will result from that :)

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the first version on my Chinese system has a little problem.the font size on the windows' title is very small(smaller than before setuping).i thinks the defult font size for english or other languages is okay,but not support Chinese well.so that makes look bad.is this problem still in the ver9.02 ?Hope This Solved.

thx all

I use Chinese Windows too. You need to change font size in appearance yourself, and save theme under same or different name

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Version 9.0.3 released

http://tihiy.ahanix.org/RP9.exe

- Fixed crash/hang at system shutdown;

- Shell icon cache is deleted after installing or uninstalling;

Stay tuned.

Edited by Tihiy
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- Fixed crash/hang at system shutdown;

Yes you did, thx!

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Report based on installation and usage of 9.0.3:

• Scrollbars behave erratically: jump down when clicked, jump at the bottom (and the file scrolls with them!) when thumb dragged close to the top (both happen in relatively large files)

• Installer and RPConfig dialog start between screens in a multi-monitor environment and don't remember last position; try to display them either on primary monitor or on the monitor with the active window and save position on close

• 32-bit support & icons were left out at install time, yet the RPConfig dialog started off with 32-bit icon quality selected

• the groupbox showing the selected theme needs to be about 4-6px higher as it's currently cut at the top and bottom... or is this a desired behavior (I see the system icon set behaves identically)?

Use Clear Type gets marked everytime RPConfig is started (doesn't remember being disabled)

I believe the installer should automatically move (or at least, copy) all the themes found in Resources - regardless if they're official or not - since most likely one of them is active and should be automatically reapplied from the new location.

So far no clash with KernelEx 4.0 but there's still a long way to go. Good job so far! :thumbup

P.S. Please fix the scrollbar behavior, it's killing me. Used to work fine in 8.3.6... :(

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THANK YOU ( Great Work ) Tihiy .

Yes [Drugwash] - (32-bit) Icon setting is an INDEPENDENT Windows registry setting ,

that might already be set to 32-bit icon color before installation.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]

"Shell Icon BPP"="32"

"Shell Icon Size"="32"

"Shell Small Icon Size"="32"

"IconBackground"="8"

-------------------------------------------------------------------

These are my personal preference settings .

"Shell Small Icon Size"="32" : is not a sticky setting .

If Windows theme is changed , it is erased from the registry

and all the " small icons" fall to a smaller size - like 16 pixels .

I keep the "small icons" regfix on my STARTmenu

so that I can merge it to set my small icons back to 32 pixel size.

The installer might be sensing the "Shell Icon BPP" registry setting.

Edited by Win98SEonSteroids
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Tihiy , . . . In RP8.dll ( OriginalFilename rp9.dll )

version 9.0.2 or now version 9.0.3 -- the call to UBERHACK.EXE

which returns the results of " resource salvation " patch

and the results of the " kernel32 patch "

Can You allow a User setting to ' TURN OFF ' the " kernel32 patch failed " - on BOOTup ?

I managed to modify RPSetup.exe to allow install of RP9

over top of uberskin-v8.3.8.exe AND RP4_b2700.zip .

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I had to re-install Win98SE " clean "

after a complete crash of Win98SE ( back in September 2008 ) .

I needed the features of RP4 that I didn't have in Win98SE " clean " .

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Uberskin v8.3.8 worked GREAT .

My only ( important ) program that would crash on exit -- and corrupt it's database files

was ' CA- Simply Money ' .

With RP9 & Uberskin , ' CA-Simply Money '

:) opens , closes , and saves its' database perfectly !

I wish to keep using ( and testing ) RP9 & Uberskin .

Thank You if there is a way to DISABLE the RP9 " kernel32 patch failed " popup .

Edited by Win98SEonSteroids
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Which files are critical to making GDI Salvation work? When I do a minimal install, I get uberhack.exe, shl8.dll, rp8.dll and ktm8.dll.

I know ktm8.dll is the task manager replacement and can be deleted. rpclrtyp.dll is obviously for Clear Type; what is comctlv8.dll for and why doesn't a minimal install include it? uberskin.dll is presumably the awesome-sauce skinning engine.

Anyhow, I'm mainly just looking for reassurance that any installation choice will include GDI Salvation.

Queue

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Test report on 9.0.3

- no more "kernel32 patch failure" on startup of Chinese Windows

- new kenerl task manager (ctrl-alt-del) now works in Chinese Windows

These are good news for DBCS Windows users! :thumbup

New issue:

SimpTerm (sptnet32.exe, a terminal program) crashed the whole system in a few seconds for "kernel32 performed illegal operation". The system froze and could only be hard reset, so I cannot provide more detailed information. No such problem in the first version of RP9 and in Uberskin

It happened even when GDI resource salvation was disabled

Now I use PuTTY instead for terminal purpose and do not have problem so far

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Tested on 98se2me, SP3b3,2GiB ram,NVIDIA Fx5200,RP9.03.

Now menu Restart in MS-DOS works normal !

Tank you Tihiy!

geoc.

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Version 9.0.4 released

http://tihiy.ahanix.org/RP9.exe

- Fixed 16-bit code bug which could lead to kernel32 system crash;

- Fixed minor installer bugs.

I hope it's final critical update!

Stay tuned.

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RP9 is definitely way more stable and better that RP7.However RP9,compared to RP7,doesnt really change the experience of 98.Thats just my opinion.I don't want to start a flame war. :whistle:

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I have encountered a small issue while running RP9 on Windows ME. It seems that the clock in the system tray is not skinned regardless of what theme I choose. Also it seems that not all icons have been changed when I selected a theme.

The test platform is Windows Me with Internet Explorer 6 SP1 running inside Vmware Player. I have installed RP9Updates.exe before installing RP9.exe and deleted ShellIconCache just to make sure.

I hope this helps :)

WindowsMe-2009-03-17-01-17-05-1.png

Edited by amocanu
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Just a thought.I dont think RP was made for Windows ME.With 98 FE or ME,you will have alot of problems.Believe I know. :angry: So I recommend installing it on Windows 98 SE.What are your thoughts,Tihiy?

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...it seems that not all icons have been changed when I selected a theme...

Had same problem on Win98SE. Had KernelEx 4.0RC1 installed first. Then installed RP9. After uninstall RP and KernelEx, then reinstall RP9, was fixed. Then reinstall KernelEx, stayed fixed :thumbup

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Will TEST v9.0.4 version for

[ no more ] "kernel32 patch failure" on BOOTup.

All other performance is PERFECT .

THANKS !

Edited by Win98SEonSteroids
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Upgraded to 9.0.4. SimpTerm does not crash now

Thank you Tihiy!! :)

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Just a thought.I dont think RP was made for Windows ME.With 98 FE or ME,you will have alot of problems.Believe I know. :angry: So I recommend installing it on Windows 98 SE.What are your thoughts,Tihiy?

RP9.0.4 works fine on my Windows ME VM

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:thumbup Win98SE with RP9!!! Works "Better"thanW2k:Hey is Kernel4  a W2k or XP derivative as my Win2K Apps are workin' on 98SE "Really WELL";better than on my W2k System? :whistle: <or linux............... :rolleyes: > Edited by thydreamwalker
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Win98SEonSteroids, please, don't distract/spam my thread. There are already more your replies than mine!

If you run into bugs (and uh, installing over RP4 is surely not supported scenario), post me a PM.

Edited by cluberti
Win98SEonSteroids empty posts deleted, fyi
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Some new instances of problem with ClearType.

Icons of active program and favicons in K-meleon browser were deformed after installed RP9.

New favicons created now doesn't show it

@Thihy: Do you intent to change control panel icons? You might do it as avergh did NT4VU3

regards,

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I started changing the icons in the control panel but i dont have an enormus time to do it

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