This is good topic Flasche... I just have some questions and suggestions. Maybe helpful, maybe not.
More info about it starts on another thread, with this post by loblo.
All credit goes to loblo and jumper for finding, and figuring out why this trick works.
Just to clarify, both KernelEx (and sometimes KexStubs too) and UPXing are mandatory for any of those programs to run.
I checked in the Windows9x Member Projects
forum and I didn't see a topic or thread titled "Kex Stubs" or "UPXing." Furthermore, the link you provide for more info
merely goes to a post in the KernelEx compatibility list.
My suggestion, and I mean this nicely, is to add a link to some kind of introductory post concerning setting up, installing, or running "KexStub." Personally I have no clue how to run anything with a KexStub or even what it is. I'm intrigued about trying these things out, but I don't know where to start. Same goes for UPXing. People keep throwing these terms around, but they don't take into account new users to this forum, or slow people like myself, who wouldn't know where to begin to look.
In order for other people (like new members) to figure this stuff out, can I suggest that you link to topics that describe how, what, where, and why regarding KexStubs or UPXing. I'm only bugging you about this, because your thread seems to be the best place to address this information.
Otherwise this information is scattered too many places around here.... and I wouldn't know where to begin :-) You can make this simpler for newbies by adding links to this stuff.
Since you have already begun the process of consolidating the programs that are compatible (I commend you for doing that), would you also be able to put together some tutorial or something as well?
The way I look at it is this: I'm assuming people are coming here for all sorts of ways to keep Win9x running. First, there is the Last Versions
thread, which is kind of like the baseline, absolute minimum of software that people should look at. You can also include my Mini List
into this category. Secondly, there's the KernelEx
Thread. This is for people who want to go beyond the standard limits of Win9x. Following that, there are the helpful KernelEx Comapitability
topics... which are essentially required reading for anybody using KernelEx. Lastly, your UPXing and KexStub
compatability list, which seems to be the most up-to-date topic on this subject. Just for the sake of being thorough, links to the above topics would be helpful. That way, I wouldn't have to check as many places for information, I can just bookmark YOUR topic and be done with it... assuming you add in the necessary links, of course. This is all just a polite suggestion though :-)
P.S. Maybe there is an introductory thread for KexStub and UPXing somewhere, if so, adding a link to them at the top of this thread wouldn't hurt. :-)
P.S. 2 I didn't mean to leave off any other important topics, like Running Win9x with > 1 GB RAM
or CPU Limit Broken
, or Revolutions Pack
or Win98 Se Service Pack
... or anything else.
^ You might as well add links to that stuff too, THEN, you'll have the ultimate up-do-date, mega list. LOL.
Edited by LostInSpace2012, 27 August 2014 - 03:25 AM.