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  2. @tillewolle In case you want to test the win95 VXD-driver, search during updating the driver for /Win95/VALCX95.INF. If the Wizard has complaints, force updating. The inf-file doesn't specify a SUBSYS, but your VEN/DEV is mentioned.
  3. that BSOD has nothing to do with his patch @daniel_k I have also suffered multiple times from BSOD in the past when shutting the chrome 49 off I recently got a BSOD with the 360 Explorer browser (chromium) and I suspect it's caused by the graphic card driver... https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
  4. Hello, since a few days the workaround does not work for me anymore. Mp4 videos can no longer be played on youtube and other sites. Does anyone know a solution to continue to play MP4 videos in Firefox on Windows XP?
  5. Today
  6. I don't know English, i need a theme, a style http://saveimg.ru/show-image.php?id=20f1d7d6bf2eb6f611a78e65db34a679
  7. Created a Bash script, my solution for connectivity issues. The screenshots are fairly self-explanatory. Allows access to most any site, using cache or web proxy as needed, specify archive.org date, manage clipboard, toggle browsers and search engines, bookmark problematic sites, etc. Needs bug fixes and tweaking, may add more. Long gone, however, are the days vanilla Windows 98 was useful for online banking, sensitive emails, that sort of thing. Forgot Windows 98's print screen functions: When you press the Print Screen button on your keyboard while you're in Windows 98, your screen is copied to the clipboard. Now start the Paint program (click Start > Programs > Accessories > Paint) and from the Edit menu select Paste.Now you can print your screen. If you only want to print an open window, and not the whole screen, hit Alt+Print Screen.
  8. Hello, Petr! Good to see you around, alive and kicking! Please do visit us more, you do have been missed! All the best!
  9. Adobe Flash Player has been updated to 32.0.0.303 today. Direct links to official distribution packages version 32.0.0.303 with SHA-1 signatures (should work with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.303/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.303/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.303/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
  10. Thanks for the Firefox v3 link @siria. Unfortunately the 7z file does not come as an installer and attempting to run firefox.exe results in an illegal operation stack fault failure. Disabling CSS in Dillo did not help, thanks for the suggestion. I installed K-Meleon v1.5.4 before reading your reply. The default menubar is busy for my eyes, Klassic skin helps. It is very configurable, reasonably light and extensible, very nice browser. Outdated, as you say, everything on this OS is outdated anyway. Compared to Dillo, Google search results work properly, cut/paste works, probably a Dillo replacement. Most of my processors are also SSE only. Hi @Bruninho, thank-you for your reply. I understand your sentiment, still want to stay vanilla to see how things get along. Going to stick with Windows 98 on this system, primarily for it's DOS capabilities. Was initially playing DOS games but am now having more fun working on the system. I use other operating systems for fallback, so no sleepless nights. If Windows 98 was my only OS, i would also feel pushed to move on. Can't comment on KernelEx's complications, never used it. Your Windows 2000 install with latest SeaMonkey sounds awesome, it is a great OS. Why not just dual boot if not ready to let go of Windows 98. It is evident vanilla Windows 98 is becoming more limited all the time. After months of success, Wikipedia failed today using all three browsers, even newer useragents: Your Browser's Connection Security is Outdated English: Wikipedia is making the site more secure. You are using an old web browser that will not be able to connect to Wikipedia in the future. Please update your device or contact your IT administrator.
  11. I installed the jumper updates for KernelEx. I've got 98SE installed on a laptop and I'd like to use it for downloading files. uGet is not a "pretty" app, but it starts and completes more downloads than all the other managers, including IDM (Internet Download Manager). The uGet GUI is really the "front-end" for a powerful command line app called aria2c.exe. When downloads complete, you can add a custom script that will do anything you want. I've tried using the portable uGet with KernelEx. When missing DLL error messages appear I add the files, but uGet will not run. If it's possible to run uGet with KernelEx, tell me how. If not, can you recommend a similar app that is more compatible with KernelEx? (I don't know if there is another app similar to uGet.)
  12. Mailnews 2019-11-16 is contantly phoning palemoon: IP Server: 209.222.17.76. I have it blocked in my firewall, but it fills my log of garbage. Just sayin
  13. because there is conflict between their changes and my changes. the only change I created is in line 52 and 62 for reenabling the disabled adobe primetime installation as introduced in https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commit/e30598c
  14. Most unfortunately, I can reproduce ; and it isn't only the Adobe Primetime CDM affected, as reported by @dencorso, but also the Widevine CDM too, which is installed and visible under Vista+; Widevine CDM v1.4.9.1088 is currently broken since August 13th 2019, due to Google changes - effort is underway by MCP to restore Widevine support in official Basilisk ( see here ), which is currently hitting a deadend, but any success won't benefit Vista users of Serpent, as updated Widevine DLLs don't run on Vista and require Win7+; still, having a working implementation of WV on Serpent would certainly benefit St users on Win7+ I normally don't have Adobe Primetime CDM (APCDM) installed in my Serpent 52 profile, but to humour @dencorso I did correctly install it (v17) and made sure I disabled the other h264/aac decoders: media.wmf.enabled;false (Vista's native WMF decoder) media.ffvpx.enabled;false (Serpent's bundled FFmpeg decoder) while I made sure media.gmp.decoder.enabled;true (APCDM's decoder) Widevine CDM (WVCDM) v1.4.9.1088 is also correctly installed. Extended testing reveals that: A. 2019-11-15 Serpent win32 build is the last good build where: 1. WVCDM appears installed in both "about:addons => Plugins" and about:plugins : 2. APCDM's decoder properly works for MP4 HTML5 video; e.g., first test clip on https://tekeye.uk/html/html5-video-test-page (1: HTML5 MPEG Video Test) B. By simply updating to the next Serpent 52 build, 2019-11-22, one discovers that it's the first bad one, since: 1. WVCDM magically vanishes from both "about:addons => Plugins" and about:plugins : 2. APCDM, while still present in both "about:addons => Plugins" and about:plugins, simply quits functioning as a h264/aac decoder (as reported by dencorso): @Mathwiz : Could you be so kind as to confirm my tests, preferably on Win7 where Widevine CDM is visible (thanks in advance ) ? ====================================== Now, examining more closely related code, MCP did remove APCDM support in official Basilisk in UXP #1259 ; the bulk of the patches would have landed in the 2019-11-15 build, as per but you did revert those (more accurately, did not apply at all in your custom branch), as per ... furthermore, the "reverting" has been successful, as the 2019-11-15 build is, according to my analysis above, the LAST GOOD one The MCP devs did not revisit issue #1259, except for https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP/pull/1293 (Adjust Widewine strings after removing Adobe Primetime support) and thus https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP/commit/36c81a9 This would have normally landed in the 2019-11-22 build of Serpent 52: while you did not technically revert that, you added your own version with a slightly modified code: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commit/e50e93c Since I'm not a code wizard by any stretch of the imagination, I can't be certain that the culprit for the issues reported here lies within that commit of yours... What is absolutely certain is the offending changeset(s) lives inside the changelog (in your custom UXP branch) between Serpent build 2019-11-15 and build 2019-11-22 ; please, at your discretion, investigate further ... Because, while you took the extra effort to keep APCDM support inside Serpent 52 alive (against MCP's agenda), not only did we end up with a crippled APCDM installation, but also Widevine took an unexpected hit and did a disappearing act... Thanks for your time reading this long report, hopefully you'll get it sorted out! Many thanks, as ever, for providing your forks to the community! Best regards
  15. do you updated your XP? and do you have enough memory? 256MB is minimal requirement.
  16. Thanks to your link and related wiki articles, I learned that cmov instruction is introduced *before* SSE. As my CPU Intel Core2 Duo T8100 support both of them, the two builds should both work. Anyway I have downloaded IA32 build so I give it a try, and it crashed upon opening (I closed normal build first, then opened IA32 build that I extracted to another directory, so they shared the same profile and opened the same web page): I don't know if it helps, for I am not the targeted user of the build. Just FYI.
  17. Why not push a lot harder and try newer SeaMonkey builds with KernelEx updates? I know, I know, the topic is about vanilla Windows 98, and as much as I appreciate the effort (believe me, I have tried that for some non-sleep nights before, too) the OS will not survive past 2019 without some "performance tweaks". BTW, the KernelEx updates need to be a lot more organized. It's very complicated as of now to get it right. I gave up on Windows 98 eventually, to go for Windows 2000 Professional and BlackWingCat's kernel extenders. For that I updated it to SP4 along with Windows Update downloads, and used an ISO file that I found last weekend, with a very straightforward install of rollup updates for Windows 2000 plus BWC Kex. So far so good, it was faster to set up than Windows 98, and I am using latest SeaMonkey there with no issues as of now (I know there is Firefox 52.9.x ESR, but I dislike the newer Firefox UI), but I still want Windows 98...
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  19. Which browser do you want to patch?
  20. Yes KEX users should be aware of this. Talking more about last post, I wiped out a week's worth of system saves thinking I had a bad registry. I am not totally sure of the XP setting I mentioned about FFDSHOW so I just loaded system restore of 2/11/2019, it showed FFDSHOW was NT40 at this time. I was working on this fault for some time as it crept into two separate builds and finally I found out, it was after reinstalling FFDSHOW after LAV that had caused the blackout with two conflicting KEX settings. Blackout also occurred when trying to run CometBird9.
  21. @Wunderbar98 There might be a misunderstanding, but I'm not using this Dillo browser, know zero about it nor have it installed, nor ever seen anywhere except in your posts. Only meanwhile realized it's a Linux app, which for me is the same as "from outer space, can't use". When I'm forced to use a fallback browser, necessary for modern TLS, there's already Roytam's Retrozilla version and his Firefox3.6 (both work in vanilla98) and K-Meleon-Goanna74 (KernelEx2016), all with familiar gecko engine at least. Would not recommend you to consider seriously ancient KM1.5.4 in your vanilla 98. It's engine is much older as in KM1.6 with KernelEx, with crucial features missing, and of course TLS extremely broken too. If you want to use an ancient browser with those TLS probs anyway, you're better off sticking to your own favorite browser, as I do too. It just makes no sense to replace one broken browser with another broken one. As fallback for vanilla98 I'd recommand roytam's Firefox 3.6, since it has a much better engine as FF2: http://o.rths.ml/gpc/files1.rt/fx36vc71-20171108.7z Regarding google, would try killing css-styles. For me that often helps to get blocked or hidden stuff working (for example the Edit-button here ;-) (PS: meanwhile figured out that my old system has only SSE, not SSE2 as wrongly guessed recently)
  22. Am afraid no-one else but you can answer that question ... Only you know the exact configuration of your OS/system and your browsers - the rest of us here trying to help are not clairvoyants; and, as you can imagine, all have our personal issues in both digital (!) and real life... So, when asking for help, be extremely precise about your CPU/OS and browser; and in the case of browser, type/version/architecture/EXTENSIONS/user-modified prefs are of high importance! Then, of course, there are cases where manifested issues are due to factors beyond your control, e.g. hick-ups at your ISP or server-specific outages... Many things can go wrong (but, thankfully, few do at the same time...) ! You have proclaimed your "love" for using Proxies, VPNs and privacy related tools; a shot in the wild, but maybe one of these is the cause for your issues? And I'll emphasise once again that the first troubleshooting step when it comes to browser problems is to START WITH A BRAND NEW (CLEAN) PROFILE (no extensions, default "GUI" and "hidden" settings), using your DIRECT ISP connection - if you can't reproduce the problem there, then you know it's caused by something YOU did... FWIW, all images load fine here: FWIW, plays fine here (Serpent 52.9.0): This is only used within a WebRTC context (not supported in New Moon, but is supported in Serpent 52/55); if you're on Windows XP (with SP3 I presume, fully updated until the EOS MS updates), then by default New Moon 28/Serpent 52.9.0/Serpent 55.0.0 will come with a bundled h264/aac decoder (in the form of a custom ffvpx library - make sure media.ffvpx.enabled (in about:config) is in its default value, true); so you shouldn't have MP4 video playback issues...
  23. > When manually updating KEX reg settings Reg setting are only read when updated via Sheet and when the driver loads (boot and restart). So manual changes require a restart/reboot.
  24. The head on my favorite laptop's internal CD drive will move inward, but not outward (or unpark?). With the tray open, I have to manually pull it outward before setting each new disc in the tray. Then it works again!
  25. When manually updating KEX reg settings like %WINDIR%\SYSTEM\*.AX = NT40 for example, care must be taken to make sure there are no other KEX settings for other registered AX files in the System folder. Best to do a search check. I found out the hard way as FFDSHOW was still registered as XP setting. After LAV was installed FFDSHOW did not work so I reinstalled FFDSHOW this had the effect of blacking out my video whenever NotePad3.exe was started, (no video output) whether it was from clicking on an ini or txt, whatever started up NotePad3. A frustrating error but solved now.
  26. > getting KEX settings correct is not easy Agreed! I'm hoping to add an "Auto" mode setting that allows Kex to analyse each module and use the mode it deems best. Updates for Sheet and Ktree are on the way. Also, a new property sheet handler named pshExports (derived from Sheet).
  27. Ah, yeah. I'm not that into it. And hope I won't need.
  28. Hmm... so my question is: why direct Tek Eye tests doesn't work here, and by WaybackMachine are working? Maybe this same problem to me on Forbes link to test: NO pictures in all RoyTam1's browsers (but works on RoyTam1's Borealis only...): https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/07/24/sorry-internet-some-of-your-favorite-space-pictures-are-fakes/ Another test - this Twitter video: "The media could not be played" (but play on original website): https://twitter.com/metpoliceuk/status/1176527283563245569 OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc - I've disabled in plugins here. My mistake somewhere in about:config is possible ... PS. Antutu HTML5 tests (click Test button): https://www.antutu.com/html5/ - I've little window: "parent.RankDataLists is undefined." My result: 12141 points ...(in Serpent 55). HTML5 Demos and Examples: https://bestvpn.org/html5demos/
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