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The Updated Mini List of Win98/ME Software

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Version 3.0

Revised: June 16, 2016

Symbols Used For This List:

* = final version for Windows 9x

$ = Commercial software






Internet Browsers

RetroZilla 2.0 - https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/releases/latest

*Opera 10.63 - http://www.oldapps.com/opera.php?old_opera=85

*SeaMonkey 1.1.19 - http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/1.1.19

*K-Meleon 1.5.4 - http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php

*Firefox 2.0.0.20 - http://www.oldapps.com/firefox.php?old_firefox=7

*Netscape 9.0.0.6 - http://www.oldapps.com/netscape.php

Off by One Browser - http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=130

The following are merely Shells for Internet Explorer 6, with minor upgrades like Tabbed windows, and History Cleaning, etc.

Green Browser - http://www.morequick.com/indexen.htm

Cayman Browser - http://www.download3k.com/Internet/Browsers/Download-Cayman-Browser.html

Crazy Browser - http://www.crazybrowser.com/

D+ Browser - http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Portable-Dillo.shtml

Archivers - Zipping Programs

Zip Repair 1.0 - http://www.diskinternals.com/zip-repair/features.shtml

Freebyte Zip 2.3.1 - http://www.freebyte.com/fbzip/

7-zip 9.20 - http://www.oldversion.com/windows/7-zip-9-20

*7-zip 9.22 beta (Last Version for un-modified Win9x systems)

NewZip (like Winzip, but Freeware) - http://www.paehl-info.de/newzipse.exe

DesktopZip 2008 - http://www.freewarefiles.com/DesktopZip_program_44092.html

Wiz 5.03 - http://www.info-zip.org/WiZ.html

UnzipThemAll 1.4 - http://www.download3k.com/System-Utilities/Other-Utilities/Download-UnzipThemAll.html

Filzip 2.0 - http://www.completelyfreesoftware.com/gp3_w95.html

Mikey Zip 1.1 (mkyzip11.zip) - http://www.scovetta.com/archives/simtelnet/win95/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 3.8.2 - http://www.un4seen.com/xmplay.html

*Trout Audio Player 1.06 build 71 - new link pending... will upload to my website shortly

VU Player 2.49 - http://www.vuplayer.com/vuplayer.php

Billy 1.04k - http://downloads.fyxm.net/Portable-Billy-45620.html

Neutrius 1.60 - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/Neutrius-mp3-player.shtml

MP3 Folders - http://www.nonags.com/freeware-mp3-folders-v2-0_2017.html

Apollo - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_video/media_players/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.kr/blog/entry/Imagine

NewView 8.0 - http://www.newviewgraphics.com/viewer/viewer.htm

NGView 1.0 - http://www.szamado.hu/ngview/index_en.htm

ImgViewer/32 - http://www.arcatapet.com/software/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.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=1516

FineViewer 0.67 - ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/finevw67.zip

iView 2.4 - http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=928

PicViewer Lite v1.82 - http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=285

*FastStone Image Viewer 5.3 - http://www.filehorse.com/download-faststone-image-viewer/18469/

IrfanView - http://www.irfanview.com/

*XnView 2.13 - http://www.filehorse.com/download-xnview/15616/

Cornice 0.6.2 - http://wxglade.sourceforge.net/extra/cornice.html

FocusViewer 2.1 - http://downloads.fyxm.net/FocusViewer-96788.html

I-Fun Viewer 8.0 - http://www.xequte.com/other/index.html#ifun

11view 3.0a - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/11view.html

SlickView 1.0 - http://www.nonags.com/freeware-slickview_1400.html

SlickView 1.4 - http://www.photo-freeware.net/slickview.php

Little Viewer 1.1 - http://www.freewarefiles.com/LittleViewer-V_program_15422.html

Ccy Image Viewer 2.2.1 - http://www.freewarefiles.com/Ccy-Image-Viewer_program_3722.html

Lily View 0.65 - http://www.biblical-data.org/SOFTWARES.html

Image Editors - Paint Programs

PhotoFiltre 6.5.3 - http://photofiltre.free.fr/download_en.htm

PhotoFiltre 7.2.1 - http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/pf7-en.htm

PaintBox 2.2.8 - http://www.freewarefiles.com/PaintBox_program_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.freewarefiles.com/PaintStar-V_program_19504.html

Ultimate Paint 2.88 Lite Edition - http://www.ultimatepaint.com/

LView Pro 1.b - http://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/pc/garbo/windows/graphics/lviewp1b.zip

FastStone Max View 2.2 - http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/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.sourceforge.net/download/legacy_windows

Multimedia, Video Players, and converters

*VLC 0.8.6f - http://www.filehorse.com/download-vlc-32/4257/

$ QuickView Pro 2.60 - http://www.multimediaware.com/qv/index.html

*Windows Media Player 9 - http://www.oldapps.com/windows_media_player.php?old_windows_media_player=7

Eusing Free Video Converter 1.8 - http://www.eusing.com/free_video_converter/video_converter.htm

KbMedia Player (2.63a, Japanese version only) - http://hwm5.gyao.ne.jp/kobarin/

Anti Virus and Security

ClamWin 0.99.1 - http://www.clamwin.com/

Rose Heuristic Based Virus Scanner 4.93 (DOS) Updated April 2016 - http://www.cfg2html.com/rose_swe/

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.com/avg_antivirus.php?old_avg=11

*CCleaner 2.36.1233 - http://www.oldversion.com/windows/ccleaner-2-36-1233

Free Privacy Eraser 3.5 - http://www.cleanersoft.com/free_privacy_eraser/privacy_eraser.htm

ACleaner 4.1 - http://www.cleanersoft.com/cleaner/privacy_registry_cleaner.htm

Outpost Firewall 1.0 - http://www.oldapps.com/Outpost_Firewall.php?old_outpost_firewall=1

Sygate Firewall 5.6.2808 - http://www.oldapps.com/old_version_sygate_firewall.php

Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0 - http://www.oldversion.com/windows/tiny-personal-firewall/

Free Internet Window Washer 3.6.1 - http://www.eusing.com/Window_Washer/Window_Washer.htm

Eusing Cleaner 4.0 - http://www.eusing.com/free_system_cleaner/system_cleaner.htm

Bug Hunter 2.2e (DOS) - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/

Word Processors

*AbiWord 2.4.6 - http://www.oldapps.com/abiword.php?old_abiword=20

PolyEdit Lite - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/PolyEdit-Lite.shtml

Atlantis Nova - http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/nova.htm

Angel Writer 3.2 - http://www.angelicsoftware.com/en/angel-writer.html

Crypt Edit - http://cryptedit.chat.ru/

Rough Draft - http://www.salsbury.f2s.com/rd_overview.htm

*Open Office 2.4.3 - http://www.oldapps.com/openoffice.php

PDF Tools

*Foxit Reader 2.3 (memory bug) - http://www.oldapps.com/foxit_reader.php?old_foxit_reader=6559

Foxit Reader 2.2.2129 (stable, recommended version) - http://www.oldversion.com/windows/foxit-pdf-reader-2-2-2129

Icon Extract and Icon Tools

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.31 - http://greenfishsoftware.blogspot.fr/2012/07/greenfish-icon-editor-pro.html

Get Icon 1.0.6 - http://www.freewarefiles.com/GetIcon_program_21028.html

IconsExtract 1.47 - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iconsext.html

Icon Sucker 2.19 - http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=1267

Icon Explorer - http://downloadtaxi.com/d/1198015440/

Icon Search 1.90 - http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.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 - Compilers

Resource Hacker 4.0 - http://angusj.com/resourcehacker/

NSSI 0.60.45 - http://www.navsoft.cz/products.htm

Belarc Advisor - http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Free Windows Registry Repair 3.1 - http://www.regsofts.com/free_registry_repair/registry_repair.htm

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner 3.6 - http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleaner/registry_cleaner.htm

Guitar Software

Randy Tab 1.1d - http://www.msjohnhurtmuseum.com/randytab.html

Bucket 'O Tab - http://www.antisleep.com/bucket/

Tab Master (DOS) - http://www.magenta.co.il/ofirz/tabmaster.htm

Guitar Chord Search 2.7 (DOS) - http://www.geocities.ws/gcd/index.htm

Micro Guitar Tab 1.5 - http://www.geocities.ws/gcd/index.htm

CD Players

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

Cd 1.01 - http://keir.net/cd.html

HTML Editors / Web Design

FrontPage Express - http://www.stormthecastle.com/mainpages/frontpage_express/frontpage_express_index.htm

AOL Press 2.0 - http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=926 Edited by ZortMcGort11
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

Cheers and Regards

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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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