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Version 2.0 (work in progress)
Revised: March 15, 2015

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* = final version for Win9x
$ = Commercial software


Internet Browsers
*Opera 10.63 - http://www.oldapps.c...hp?old_opera=85
*SeaMonkey 1.1.19 - http://www.seamonkey...releases/1.1.19
*K-Meleon 1.5.4 - http://kmeleon.sourc...et/download.php
*Firefox 2.0.0.20 - http://www.oldapps.c...p?old_firefox=7
*Netscape 9.0.0.6 - http://www.oldapps.com/netscape.php
Off by One Browser - http://www.portablef...ndex.php?id=130
Green Browser - http://www.morequick.com/indexen.htm
Cayman Browser - http://www.download3...an-Browser.html
Crazy Browser - http://www.crazybrowser.com/
D+ Browser - http://www.softpedia...ble-Dillo.shtml

Archivers - Zipping Programs
Freebyte Zip 2.3.1 - http://www.freebyte.com/fbzip/
*7-zip 9.20 - http://www.7-zip.org/
NewZip - http://www.paehl.de/cms/old_programs
DesktopZip 2008 - http://www.freewaref...gram_44092.html
Wiz 5.03 - http://www.info-zip.org/WiZ.html
UnzipThemAll 1.4 - http://www.download3...zipThemAll.html
Filzip 2.0 - http://www.completel...om/gp3_w95.html
Mikey Zip 1.1 (mkyzip11.zip) - http://www.scovetta....compress/page-2
Ccy HaHa Zip 3.0.1 - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/pack/hhzv30.exe

Audio - MP3 Players
*1by1 Directory Player 1.75 ANSI - http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html
XMPlay 3.8 - http://www.un4seen.com/xmplay.html
Trout Audio Player 1.06 build 71 - http://skwire.dcmemb...ware/trout.php/
VU Player 2.49 - http://www.vuplayer.com/vuplayer.php
Billy 1.04k - http://downloads.fyx...illy-45620.html
Neutrius 1.60 - http://www.softpedia...p3-player.shtml
MP3 Folders - http://www.nonags.co...-v2-0_2017.html
Apollo - http://www.afterdawn...yers/apollo.cfm
Evil Player 1.31 - http://evilplayer.net/download.php

Image Viewers
$ CompuPic Pro 6.23 - http://www.photodex.com/compupic
$ Mihov JPEGar - http://www.mihov.com/sw/en/jp.php
$ PixShow 7.8 - http://www.gosunshine.com/pixshow.html
Imagine 1.0.9 - http://www.nyam.pe.k...g/entry/Imagine
NewView 8.0 - http://www.newviewgr...ewer/viewer.htm
NGView 1.0 - http://www.szamado.h...ew/index_en.htm
ImgViewer/32 - http://www.arcatapet...ware/imgv32.cfm
Pic_View 0.1.0.5 - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/pic_view.zip
JpegView 2.4 - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/jpegview.zip
PicViewer 3.02 - http://www.anixsoft.com/download.html
AhaView 1.1 - http://www.freewarew...ive.cgi?ID=1516
FineViewer 0.67 - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/finevw67.zip
iView 2.4 - http://www.freewarew...hive.cgi?ID=928
PicViewer Lite v1.82 - http://www.freewarew...hive.cgi?ID=285
FastStone Image Viewer 2.30 (newer versions require more memory) - http://www.oldapps.c...n_FastStone.php
IrfanView - http://www.irfanview.com/
*XnView 2.13 - http://www.filehorse...d-xnview/15616/
Cornice 0.6.2 - http://wxglade.sourc...ra/cornice.html
FocusViewer 2.1 - http://downloads.fyx...ewer-96788.html
I-Fun Viewer 8.0 - http://www.xequte.co...index.html#ifun
11view 3.0a - http://www.snapfiles...get/11view.html
SlickView 1.0 - http://www.nonags.co...kview_1400.html
SlickView 1.4 - http://www.photo-fre...t/slickview.php
Little Viewer 1.1 - http://www.freewaref...gram_15422.html
Ccy Image Viewer 2.2.1 - http://www.freewaref...ogram_3722.html
Lily View 0.65 - http://www.biblical-.../SOFTWARES.html

Image Editors - Paint Programs
PhotoFiltre 6.5.3 - http://photofiltre.f...download_en.htm
PhotoFiltre 7.2.1 - http://www.photofilt....com/pf7-en.htm
PaintBox 2.2.8 - http://www.freewaref...gram_23043.html
Image Enhance 3.2.4 - http://baxtrom.com/
Image Analyzer 1.36.1 (requires GDIPlus.dll) - http://logicnet.dk/Analyzer/
Paint Star 2.70 - http://www.freewaref...gram_19504.html
Ultimate Paint 2.88 Lite Edition - http://www.ultimatepaint.com/
LView Pro 1.b - http://ftp.lip6.fr/p...cs/lviewp1b.zip
FastStone Max View 2.2 - http://www.321downlo...are/page35.html

CD Burning, Disc Ripping Utilities, Audio Editing
DeepBurner 1.9.0.228 - http://www.deepburner.com/
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/
DeepRipper 1.1 - http://www.deepburner.com/?r=download
CDex 1.40 (newer versions seem buggy, or don't work) - http://www.oldapps.com/CDex.php
CD Ripper Freeware 1.0 - http://www.wordaddin.com/cdripper/
mp3DirectCut 2.20 - http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html
Cdex 1.70 b2 -
Mptrim 2.13 - http://www.mptrim.com/
Audacity 2.0.0 - http://audacity.sour.../legacy_windows

Multimedia, Video Players, and converters
*VLC 0.8.6f - http://www.filehorse...ad-vlc-32/4257/
$ QuickView Pro 2.60 - http://www.multimedi...m/qv/index.html
*Windows Media Player 9 - http://www.oldapps.c..._media_player=7
Eusing Free Video Converter 1.8 - http://www.eusing.co...o_converter.htm

Anti Virus and Security
ClamWin 0.98.6 - http://www.clamwin.com/
Rose Heuristic Based Virus Scanner (DOS) - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/avir/rhbvs491.zip
F-Prot 3.16f for DOS - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/avir/fp-316f.zip
F-Prot definition update - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/avir/fp-def.zip
*AVG 7.5.524 - http://www.oldapps.c....php?old_avg=11
*CCleaner 2.36.1233 - http://www.oldversio...eaner-2-36-1233
Free Privacy Eraser 3.5 - http://www.cleanerso...vacy_eraser.htm
ACleaner 4.1 - http://www.cleanerso...try_cleaner.htm
Outpost Firewall 1.0 - http://www.oldapps.c...post_firewall=1
Sygate Firewall 5.6.2808 - http://www.oldapps.c...te_firewall.php
Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0 - http://www.oldversio...sonal-firewall/
Free Internet Window Washer 3.6.1 - http://www.eusing.co...ndow_Washer.htm
Eusing Cleaner 4.0 - http://www.eusing.co...tem_cleaner.htm
Bug Hunter 2.2e (DOS) - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/

Word Processors
*AbiWord 2.4.6 - http://www.oldapps.c...?old_abiword=20
PolyEdit Lite - http://www.softpedia...Edit-Lite.shtml
Atlantis Nova - http://www.atlantisw...com/en/nova.htm
Angel Writer 3.2 - http://www.angelicso...gel-writer.html
Crypt Edit - http://cryptedit.chat.ru/
Rough Draft - http://www.salsbury....rd_overview.htm

PDF Tools
*Foxit Reader 2.3 (memory bug) - http://www.oldapps.c...xit_reader=6559
Foxit Reader 2.2.2129 (stable, better version) - http://www.oldversio...reader-2-2-2129

Icon Extract and Icon Tools
Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.31 - http://greenfishsoft...editor-pro.html
Get Icon 1.0.6 - http://www.freewaref...gram_21028.html
IconsExtract 1.47 - http://www.nirsoft.n...s/iconsext.html
Icon Sucker 2.19 - http://www.freewarew...ive.cgi?ID=1267
Icon Explorer - http://downloadtaxi.com/d/1198015440/
Icon Search 1.90 - http://www.freewarew...hive.cgi?ID=348

GIF Animation
Unfreez 2.1 - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/

Text Editors
metapad 3.6 - http://liquidninja.com/metapad

System Tools - Diagnostic - Registry
NSSI 0.60.45 - http://www.navsoft.cz/products.htm
Belarc Advisor - http://www.belarc.co...e_download.html
Free Windows Registry Repair 3.1 - http://www.regsofts....stry_repair.htm
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner 3.6 - http://www.eusing.co...try_cleaner.htm

Guitar Software
Randy Tab 1.1d - http://www.msjohnhur...m/randytab.html
Bucket 'O Tab - http://www.antisleep.com/bucket/
Tab Master (DOS) - http://www.magenta.c...z/tabmaster.htm
Guitar Chord Search 2.6 (DOS) - http://www.geocities.ws/gcd/index.htm

CD Players
Power Play 1.50 - ftp://ftp.usg.edu/pub/mirrors/simtelnet/win95/musplay/pop150.zip

HTML Editors / Web Design
FrontPage Express - http://www.stormthec...press_index.htm
AOL Press 2.0 - http://www.freewarew...hive.cgi?ID=926

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Just a curiosity.  Does 7-Zip have compatible versions, or is that just unicode/NT?  And are those AVG versions still able to be updated?


Edited by JodyThornton, 09 March 2014 - 07:33 AM.


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7-zip 9.20 works awesomly, forgot to add that to my list. Thanks :-)

Never tried newer beta/alpha versions however.

Not sure about the AVG definitions... very highly doubt it though, because AVG 7.5.524 was released early 2008.

Edited by LostInSpace2012, 09 March 2014 - 07:42 AM.


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I use v9.20 on XP and Vista.  It works with RAR format too, so now I don't even install WinRAR.

 

Wow, so it works on 9x/Me too.



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So how compatible with the modern web (HTML5, etc...) is Opera 9x and 10x?  (I liked v10.10).  Is it good enough to get around in?



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Well, that's a hard question. It depends. You can get around pretty good, especially by turning off javascript (most people don't want to do that though). But really, the only way to know is to try it and see how much you like it. Or I should say, how much functionality are you willing to lose?

Turn off javacript and all those pop-up windows, ads, and other junk disappear. But then so do some other things :-/

Functionality wise, Opera 10.63 is your best option for plain Windows 9x.

Edited by LostInSpace2012, 09 March 2014 - 08:00 AM.


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Actually I tried installing v10.10 on my work PC (XP sp3).  A few things don't work, but Facebook does.  Google and Duck Duck Go search has some misalligned graphics.



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I'm surprised facebook works

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You forgot opera 12.02. With kernel ex for the installer it works like a charm. :w00t:

 

Antivirus/Antispyware

 

Last--Avast 4.8 (Still updated)

Last--Spybot – Search & Destroy 1.6.2 (Still updated, Manual though)


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Actually I tried installing v10.10 on my work PC (XP sp3).  A few things don't work, but Facebook does.  Google and Duck Duck Go search has some misalligned graphics.

That's a recent thing they did with Google. A week ago there was no issue. Opera versions 11-12.02 will work on 9x/Me with no issue. The only thing I fear now is that presto engine is dead :puke: . That was the fastest and most old hardware supporting engine there was. I really hope it becomes open source so the free web (and 9x) can live on.


Edited by Flasche, 09 March 2014 - 09:58 AM.

Seeker Of Truth by E. E. Cummings                                                                                           Quote (Me)

  • seeker of truth                                                 "If you want to reach and discover the true meaning of order; You must go through chaos first."            344d0f9.jpg
  • follow no path                                 
  • all paths lead where
  • truth is here
 

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You forgot opera 12.02. With kernel ex for the installer it works like a charm.


I know :-)

This is going to be a non KernelEx list. Just because it's simpler that way. And besides, there's already another thread / list of "KernelEx Compatible Programs."

This is just my attempt to do a final, comprehensive overview of the state of Win9x programs. Which includes some older and newer programs, and when necessary lists the final version of certain programs.


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You forgot opera 12.02. With kernel ex for the installer it works like a charm.


I know :-)

This is going to be a non KernelEx list. Just because it's simpler that way. And besides, there's already another thread / list of "KernelEx Compatible Programs."

This is just my attempt to do a final, comprehensive overview of the state of Win9x programs. Which includes some older and newer programs, and when necessary lists the final version of certain programs.

 

Ok

 

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Firewall--Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5 (last freeware version) Not sure how newer ones would work since they cost $$.


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  • truth is here
 

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I use v9.20 on XP and Vista.  It works with RAR format too, so now I don't even install WinRAR.

 

Be aware that 7-Zip does not currently support the new WinRAR5 format, yet.  So you still might need WinRAR if you receive any archives that were compressed in the WinRAR5 format.

 

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Arachne (1.97 / 4 March 2013) http://www.glennmcc.org/  (its a dos browser)

 

EDIT: OT http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/ (the real thing we 9x people need for ever lasting use)


Edited by Flasche, 09 March 2014 - 07:08 PM.

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  • seeker of truth                                                 "If you want to reach and discover the true meaning of order; You must go through chaos first."            344d0f9.jpg
  • follow no path                                 
  • all paths lead where
  • truth is here
 

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Be aware that 7-Zip does not currently support the new WinRAR5 format, yet.  So you still might need WinRAR if you receive any archives that were compressed in the WinRAR5 format.

 

To be fair, if someone sends me a file compressed in the new WinRar 5 format, it plainly means that the contents of the archive are not interesting/irrelevant.

Using a proprietary format, that only a given Commercial software can open/access properly, when interchanging data is clearly something that only a complete moron would do.

Also the WinRK rolz is not supported AFAIK.

 

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So how compatible with the modern web (HTML5, etc...) is Opera 9x and 10x?  (I liked v10.10).  Is it good enough to get around in?


Opera 10.6x is more stable, and doesn't freeze as much. It has better aligned graphics too. The only browser I currently trust on NT 4.0.

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A small contribution: I just tried the $ AXE hex editor software (shareware, now abandoned, the website says it is for OS Win 95 to XP)
I found that AXE version 3.3 runs well in my system (Win98SE with USP V2.1 and wihtout KernelEX), but AXE version 3.4 crashes; AXE version 3.4 runs well in WinXPSP2. Could you confirm this (the AXE V3.4 crashes in Win98SE)?
Some info: www.brothersoft.com/advanced-hex-editor-15771.html
 and https://web.archive....axe/index.shtml
AXE V3.4 installer (https://web.archive..../installAXE.exe)
AXE V3.3 installer (https://web.archive..../installAXE.exe)
Kind regards.
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What are the actual reasons (if any) to prefer Axe over (say) Tiny Hexer, HxD, Frhed or XVI32? :unsure:

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to jaclaz: because with AXE you can view a file in a graphical manner setting the column width, and seeing the file like a bitmap field, and then you can graphically discern different file areas of your interest (for example like editing graphical resources in dos games).

Hello to all from Italy. Ciao.

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to jaclaz: because with AXE you can view a file in a graphical manner setting the column width, and seeing the file like a bitmap field, and then you can graphically discern different file areas of your interest (for example like editing graphical resources in dos games).

I see :), like the graphical view here?
https://web.archive....reenshots.shtml

I believe that Hex Edit has a similar feature, called "aerial view":
http://www.codeproje...ary-File-Editor
http://www.hexedit.com/index.html
but cannot say if last version working with Win9x (if any) has it.

Hexplorer:
http://sourceforge.n...ects/hexplorer/
definitely has it (and should be Win9x compatible) :unsure:

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free---Clam sentinel (Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8)-- enables real-time scanning with ClamWin and adds its own heuristic scan engine to detect malware for which ClamWin does not yet have signatures.


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Sometimes I need to perform measurements on digital images (distances, angles, bending radius, mouse trip).
Here I want to share with you some small freeware tools, very useful in my opinion, for simple geometric measurements without having to install huge design programs, and a color capture program.
Scale V2.0: www.sgrillo.net/scale.htm
Meazure V2.0 Build 158: www.cthing.com/Meazure.asp , download at http://www.oldware.o...hp?download=791
Mouse Odometer V2.0 by TOGGLE BOOLEANS  http://web.archive.o...atful/games.htm
http://web.archive.o...ww/odometer.exe
3C - Color Capture and Converter v.1.03  https://web.archive....db786p/program/
https://web.archive..../program/3C.exe

Kind regards.
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Edited by I41Mar, 11 March 2014 - 11:02 AM.


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HP RecordNow 4.56 could be added to the list. The program itself 'requires' an older version to be installed but unzipping the installation file and installing it via MSI will install the program with no faults and does not need a previous version then. It's a great program and works with many of the new drives. I've used it for years and it does data disks, exact copies, music CDs, and ISO images (use the data disk option and it'll ask you if you want to create a disk with the image). It also burns to DVD drives as well. It does not require anything special from HP either, it just works.

 

http://h10025.www1.h...item=ob-12130-1


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As a viable alternative to Process Explorer there is Nirsoft CurrProcess v1.13, a freeware Process Viewer downloadable at www.nirsoft.net/utils/cprocess.html
A newer version of WordTabs V3.30 is downloadable at https://web.archive....dtabs/wt330.zip
and some WordTabs V3.30 additional info are at www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/wordtabs-v-3-30-location-t1969791.html

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Added. Thanks everyone :-)




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