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I wanted to report a probable problem/bug in Revolutions Pack. I'm currently running RP 9.7.0 on my old Win98 SE Toshiba laptop and the system is extremely stable. However, yesterday I suddenly started experiencing multiple spontaneous BSoDs immediately after a single beep from the system. These BSoDs would occur at random times not associated with any particular action or software (one BSOD occurred with the system totally inactive) and they were all exactly the same:

Fatal exception 0D at 052C:00000218

The only system change I made shortly before these BSoDs was to change the display resolution from 16 bit (High Color) to 32 bit (True Color). I had set the default resolution to 32 bit a long time ago and was surprised to see that it had somehow changed to 16 bit. These BSoDs rendered the system almost useless. After running a battery of hardware tests on the system RAM, CPU, and HDD (all of which passed with flying colors), I changed the display resolution back to 16 bit and so far the system has been stable again with no BSoDs. *knock on wood* I strongly suspect there is some issue associated with RP 9.7.0 and the display resolutions. Does RP 9.7.0 have to run only in 16 bit mode? I also got these BSoDs in 24 bit display resolution while trying to troubleshoot the problem. Thanks for any info or advice.

BTW, my laptop display adapter is ATI Rage Mobility AGP.


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Tihiy, would you please consider looking into LDT garbage collecting, or some form of LDT salvation, please? :angel
I've been looking into things like this too often for confort, of late:

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Tihiy, would you please consider looking into LDT garbage collecting, or some form of LDT salvation, please? :angel
I've been looking into things like this too often for confort, of late:

Well red circles are frustrating but that's how it is.
Windows has LDT cleanup (not really effective though) which is triggered when system is out of segments starting a program. RP calls that cleanup when LDT is lower than 20%.

Edited by Tihiy, 12 December 2010 - 12:02 PM.


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Revolutions Pack 9.7.1
http://tihiy.net/files/RP9.exe

- Fixed: natural shell file name sorting didn't work in some cases.

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Bug report: After installing v. 9.7.1 icons are no longer skinned.
Setup : Win98 FE, IE6

Some icons work, but most icons are reverted to their Win98 versions.
Anyone else who has this?

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Bug report: After installing v. 9.7.1 icons are no longer skinned.
Setup : Win98 FE, IE6

Now russian IPs seems unbanned i can finally answer. What kernel32.dll do you have? If that is 4.10.1998, can you update it to newer one like Q320798?

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Now russian IPs seems unbanned i can finally answer.

Neither .RU nor .SU domains were banned in the last 6 months. Whatever happened was beyond our control.
I'm glad you're back, however. You rock! :thumbup

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sorry for offtopic, but do not tell me how you managed to do it? (see screenshot)
I mean the AM \ PM ?

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What kernel32.dll do you have? If that is 4.10.1998, can you update it to newer one like Q320798?

Preferably not. The Q320798 update seems to be for SE systems, and fixes problems with Korean web pages.
I have First Edition, no KernelEx, kernel32 version 4.10.1998. It is my development system, I'd like to keep it as original as possible.
Strange though, the problem wasn't there before.

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The Q320798 update seems to be for SE systems

It's for FE too. And other (previous) fixes are there too ofc.

I'd like to keep it as original as possible.

And you install RP9 huh.

Strange though, the problem wasn't there before.

Yes, i've underlooked this. RP9 requires unbinding apps and libraries from system libraries. That's why installer patches gdi32, user32 timestamps; now it's gonna be kernel32 or shell32 too. This may be changed to more clever tricks but now it's how it is.

Edited by Tihiy, 24 December 2010 - 02:52 AM.


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Hey,
remember the 16bit-Icon-bug (some icons had black edges in 32bit-mode, but the regtweak did it's job...) ??!
I found a minor bug like this... some small icons, like the folder-icon of a windows title-bar still have those edges..
Could you or anyone tell me some places in the reg to look at please?!?
Bye
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I found a minor bug like this... some small icons, like the folder-icon of a windows title-bar still have those edges..
Could you or anyone tell me some places in the reg to look at please?!?

You can't fix this. Unless you use some skin.

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After updating RP v9.7.1
I noticed some text in the connection state was missing
so i checked the (Don't replace default shell font with Tahoma) Box in RPConfig
after the Reboot the text was fine!
also the (My Computer Icon) in the Explorer window now has black borders

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@ Darkstar: Sounds like this could help: http://www.msfn.org/...7/page__st__500 (..if you use 32bit-icons...)

@Tihiy: Are you shure? I use "your" XP-icons and the icon-expansion pack with new sys-icons etc.. (where did I get this from...?!?) I would say it's the same thing as in the posts linked above. ..and there is no reg-entry like the one in the post just for smaller icons?!
I don't know, do you have a clue why I actually have to do these reg-tweaks anyways?!? (You said it shouldn't be necessary) ...there must be something wrong...
(btw. only to get this right: the RP9.7.1 should naturally sort the files even with "seperate processes", right?! - because it doesn't seem to over here...)

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Happy new year MSFN!
I made another theme today. I call it 'Mobility', mainly because it's based off a cellphone theme I made (and the fact that I cannot think of a better name at the moment).
Download: http://www.mediafire...xgo47esgppxmcv2
Screenshots coming tomorrow!
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Happy newyear, y'all!

The Q320798 update seems to be for SE systems

It's for FE too. And other (previous) fixes are there too ofc.

OK, I installed the Q320798 update. Everything works fine now.

I'd like to keep it as original as possible.

And you install RP9 huh.

Yes, but RP is irresistably cool (on multiple levels...)

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Happy new year MSFN!
I made another theme today. I call it 'Mobility'

Happy New Year to everyone ! :hello:

Nice work Svenne :thumbup

3 points I don't like personally:
  • the focused window has the clearest titlebar but the darkest taskbar button. I find it disturbing
  • the taskbar height is (slightly) too small
  • the 'X' close button is (slightly) too big, and too close to the right side when maximized (no edge).
BTW,
  • the reg file has to be completed with its 2 first lines ;)
    REGEDIT4
    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes]
    and maybe a 2nd blank line at bottom.
  • there is a useless file BLUE_STARTBUTTON_BMP.pdn in the resources folder.

Cheers.
Charles.

EDIT:
one thing more, with Whistler (for instance ;) ) in a window with several choices,
the pre-selected (suggested) button is pointed out in some way.
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This is almost lacking with Mobility.

HTH
Charles

Edited by CharlesF, 02 January 2011 - 08:50 AM.


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Oops. This is why you shoudn't rush things out.
http://www.mediafire...xgo47esgppxmcv2
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Thx Svenne, I love it! :thumbup
The pattern is very close to the black bar with 'Sign in >>' at the top of MSFN Forums,
and I have always thought that it deserves to become a theme :lol:

I have for my own use modified the 'skin.ini' like this:
TaskBarSize=27
...
AeroButtonsMinRight=5
AeroButtonsTop=7
AeroButtonsTopMaxi=7
And the result:
Attached File  Mobility.png   3.39KB   6 downloads
Attached File  Mobility_Orig.png   7.38KB   6 downloads Attached File  Mobility_Mod.png   6.19KB   6 downloads

Charles :)

Edit: BTW, how do you manage to post a new file with the very same link on Mediafire?

Edited by CharlesF, 03 January 2011 - 06:04 PM.


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I use the 'Update File' function.
EDIT: Added your changes to the skin. New download link, because for some reason there's a limit of 5 file updates. http://www.mediafire...iyai4ue0ajobs7e

Edited by Svenne, 04 January 2011 - 05:17 AM.

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I use the 'Update File' function.
EDIT: Added your changes to the skin.

Thx.
Beautiful skin B)

(maybe, if you find the time, you could do the same with the blue pattern of the main topic_title bar... :whistle: )

Edited by CharlesF, 04 January 2011 - 08:37 AM.


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@Tihiy: Are you shure? I use "your" XP-icons and the icon-expansion pack with new sys-icons etc.. (where did I get this from...?!?) I would say it's the same thing as in the posts linked above. ..and there is no reg-entry like the one in the post just for smaller icons?!
I don't know, do you have a clue why I actually have to do these reg-tweaks anyways?!? (You said it shouldn't be necessary) ...there must be something wrong...

You got the extended icon pack from me (http://www.baut.nl/d...s/RP9-Icons.zip).
The Shell Icon BPP - thing has been an issue for several times since the
development of UberSkin.

I made the "IconSkanner" application (included in my icon pack) to scan for
icon locations, and then show them in a list. If I want the icons to be
displayed correctly in every system, I create an imagelist like this:

ImageList_Create(IconX, IconY, ILC_COLORDDB + ILC_MASK, 1024, 1024)

ILC_COLORDDB is for using the Shell Icon BPP value. Setting this flag works
very well, also in XP and Vista. I think it was since RP 9.5.0 that I had to
force it to ILC_COLOR32 or the icons would not be displayed correctly.

In my latest version I set the ImageList_Create flag back to ILC_COLORDB. If
you re-download the pack and start IconSkan.exe, you can see the result.

Maybe Tihiy could look into this...

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ILC_COLORDDB is for using the Shell Icon BPP value.

Nope.

I think it was since RP 9.5.0 that I had to force it to ILC_COLOR32 or the icons would not be displayed correctly.

It was never supported.

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ILC_COLORDDB is for using the Shell Icon BPP value.

Nope.

I think it was since RP 9.5.0 that I had to force it to ILC_COLOR32 or the icons would not be displayed correctly.

It was never supported.

I checked it again, and it seems you're right. But the reason why I came up with it is because I'm working on an icon-port of Mac OSX (yes!).
The XP and Vista icons show proper, but somehow the Mac-icons don't (see first screen shot). If I downgrade to RP 9.5.0,
the Mac icons show right again (second screen shot), although the little folder icons in the Explorer tree still don't.
You can download the image resources I used from http://rp9.win98.nl/Test-OSX.zip

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The XP and Vista icons show proper, but somehow the Mac-icons don't (see first screen shot).

Too bad. I'll redo icon loader to ignore icon mask at all. Meanwhile you can try to fix your icons; unfortunately i'm not aware of automatic method to fix icon mask.




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