98SE2ME = Killer Replacements: ME -> 98 SE Updated December 14 2011
Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:06 PM
Please see the 1st post for most recent 98SE2ME update.
- Options 1, 2, 3 + 6: fixed VBScript code in O2.BAT, O3.BAT + O6.BAT.
ECHO WScript.ECHO "SET PF=" %AN% sh.RegRead("%LM%\%VL%")>>%TEMP%\$PF$.VBS
with this code:
ECHO WScript.ECHO "SET PF=""" %AN% sh.RegRead("%LM%\%VL%") %AN% """">>%TEMP%\$PF$.VBS
Hopefully "C:\Program Files" will be now properly recognized. ;-/
[thank you Drugwash]
I have not tested recent 98SE2ME changes + updates because I don't have Windows 98 SE installed.
Please test at your convenience to make sure everything works properly.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:43 PM
If a person can't take 10 seconds out their day to say hey I'm busy that means they don't care. Don't waste your time.
Guru or not I think its disrespectful to ignore someone IMO.
Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:50 PM
Yes, the Pinball and MSN Games installation is still broken but this is not something to reinstall Windows over. If you want Pinball use the guide on mdgx.com to install it from the same Windows Me cd we get 98SE2ME to use. If you want MSN games then go on the net to play them. They were just shortcuts anyway. There's nothing else broken by this bug so there's no need to worry about a Windows installation. The error message isn't annoying as it only appears when the shortcuts leading to nowhere appear on the first boot following 98SE2ME use.
Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:15 PM
I'll try to find the proper fix sometime after all this holiday fuss that threw me off.
@PROBLEMCHYLD: It's possible that the OK button gets enabled only after choosing a valid Save location.
I may be wrong though, in which case the issue may be related to Jolaes'.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:33 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:13 AM
However, Common Controls (comctl32.dll) in 9x has a product version 5.50.xxxx.xxxx versioning scheme (mine is 5.50.4916.400) while file versions range up to 5.81.xxxx.xxxx (mine is 5.81.4916.400).
Therefore we cannot rely on file/version numbers. The major difference between the two versions of cabview.dll is that the ME one is an ActiveX control, which requires registration. Other than that, there may be registry keys to add/modify/remove, but I have no information about that.
On my system, registration succeeded but the system should be rebooted to test its functionality, which I have not done yet as I'm in the middle of another test now.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:06 PM
Some (all?) files from that destination never get copied there, but rather their folders get created on the drive on which the ME cab files are located (if the drive is writeable) in root directories.
Case in point: For a recent install, i copied the cab files from the ME CD to a E:\WinMeCab folder (for quicker installation). After installation was complete, i noticed that the following folders were created:
E:\Accessories E:\Common Files E:\Plus! E:\Pinball E:\Gamezone
with the following files:
Directory of E:\Accessories\ MSPCX32 .DLL 53248 06.08.2000 17:00 mspcx32.dll WORDPAD .EXE 204800 06.08.2000 17:00 wordpad.exe Directory of E:\Common Files\ <DIR> 04.10.2012 13:00 Microsoft Shared Directory of E:\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ <DIR> 04.10.2012 13:00 MSInfo Directory of E:\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\ MSIAV .OCX 38912 06.08.2000 17:00 msiav.ocx MSICDROM.OCX 43520 06.08.2000 17:00 msicdrom.ocx MSIOLERG.OCX 35840 06.08.2000 17:00 msiolerg.ocx MSIPRINT.OCX 34304 06.08.2000 17:00 msiprint.ocx MSISYS .OCX 139264 06.08.2000 17:00 msisys.ocx MSUPDATE.OCX 30208 06.08.2000 17:00 msupdate.ocx TXTVIEW .OCX 28672 06.08.2000 17:00 txtview.ocx Directory of E:\Plus!\
The Pinball and Gamezone folders contained all their respective files -- i just didn't include them here to shorten this post.
All these files *should* have been copied to folders in C:\Program Files, but wound up in newly-created folders on the drive containing the ME cabs.
Could it be that somewhere in the installation files, there is a C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files\... that needs quotes?
Anyway, i'm a big fan of 98SE2ME! I hope this report is of use.
- Doug B.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:08 PM
I ran 98SE2ME.exe from the E: drive, so maybe that's why those folders/files were created/copied there.
Either way, they still should have gone to the C:\Program Files folder but didn't.
- Doug B.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:00 AM
DFS.VXD, NTKERN.VXD, UDF.VXD and VNETSUP.VXD are the next files I intend to patch and test,
as soon as I release those I'm still testing.
VMM32.VXD is a compressed compilation of VXDs, created during windows install procedure, so
patching it afterwards is impossible. If all its components are patchable and work ok it would be
possible to recompile a new VMM32.VXD from the individual VxDs, but that's another story entirely.
All others may work. And may even enable other files to work, that depend on them.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:23 AM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:28 AM
I use 98 lite to remove a lot of stuff from my system, but when I install 98SE2ME, it installs a lot of it back.
I was wondering if its not too much trouble, can you add file replacing only if the file exist. I use this approach for most files in SP3.