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  1. I wouldn't touch that. There's an EOL timestamp in recent versions of Flash Player. It can be altered so latest Flash Player continues to work as usual. Find a hexadecimal string 000040463E6F7742 in NPSFWXX_32_0_0_465.dll (XX = bitness, either 32 or 64) with a hex editor, replace it with eg. 0000C02055148042, that will just change the year from 2021 to 2040. It's a unique string, so only one will be found as long as you got the right file. The string represents time elapsed since Unix epoch in milliseconds, stored as 64-bit double precision float number (no fractional part). The DLLs are in: C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash - 64-bit Flash on 64-bit OS or 32-bit Flash on 32-bit OS C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash - 32-bit Flash on 64-bit OS This is for NPAPI version, but should be doable with PPAPI and ActiveX versions as well, though I haven't tried those. Doing this obviously invalidates the digital signature on the DLL. Pale Moon (and probably other browsers) doesn't mind. I wonder if Flash app could check it. Also, PE checksum is invalidated, but that can be fixed with certain tools. I think there's a high probability that altering Flash binaries doesn't cause any side effects beyond what modifications you did achieve.
    4 points
  2. The staff is aware that there are currently spambots sending out private messages to random members here on the forum. We are actively dealing with the situation but if you happen to get one of those spam messages, please do not simply ignore or delete it but use the report system so that we can permaban every account responsible for these messages. Thank you for your patience!
    4 points
  3. <semiOT> The new forum layout caused real havoc to me... 1. The "primary" and "secondary" colour settings (in "Colour Picker") are no longer stored in cookies. My personal preference was Marble (not the forum default) for both, and then I would protect these cookies with a specialised cookie extension, so that everytime I logged-in, those custom colour settings of mine would stick... 2. The newly instituted "sibebar" unnecessarily takes up horizontal screen space and the new "Customizer" wizard only allows for displaying it on the right (default) or left side of the page ... I ended up removing it altogether via uBlock Origin: msfn.org##.ipsLayout_sidebarright 3. We no longer have "Theme" choices, my preferred "IPS default" theme has vanished, while the only one available theme currently is a poor relative of the former default, "Swift"... 4. In Chromium based browsers, basically 360EE, the Dark Reader Chrome extension no longer yields the excellent dark result it used to with the previous MSFN Forum iteration... 5. The new layout is largely unusable in older browser engines, e.g., as posted already, in Tycho-based browsers like NM27 (Goanna 3 based KM should also be affected, can people check?) . Not only the "reaction" button is just a huge grey circle there: but now the Edit (post) button has been hidden inside a post header ellipsis (...) button, that doesn't work at all in Tycho ! To add insult to injury, to sign-out in NM27 I have to delete MSFN cookies, because the <myusername> button does not respond to clicks! If it was up to me, I would revert the layout changes without second thoughts... But perhaps it's just my middle age revolting against any type of change... If I had to guess, the new IPS forum software is specifically "improved" for the teen-aged users on the latest model of their hyped, touch-screen, mobile device, whereas on desktop devices, basic compatibilty with recent Chromium is all the IPS devs cared for... EDIT: And I just freakin' hate the fact that e-mail notifications now only display a truncated version of the post they refer to, whereas in the previous forum software ALL the relevant post was included in the body of the e-mail; VERY convenient for when the forums go off-line for days (has happened in the past) or for archiving/recovering content when, God forbid, the forum's huge database gets corrupted and months' worth of users' posted content gets forever lost (has already happened once during the time I'm a member here... ) <semiOT/>
    3 points
  4. Forum CSS Downgrade: Fully agree, but am shocked to read that even in semi-modern browsers (seen from my far down end) it's such a disaster! But I have the impression there's only 1 person who's deciding this, and have never seen him anywhere around those topics here. Anyone split and move the reactions to here? https://msfn.org/board/forum/23-site-amp-forum-issues/ for selfhelpers: to get at least the Report/Share/EDIT links visible: in KM74/PM26, this helps perhaps a bit (not pretty, just visible) on hover: ul.ipsComment_tools ul.ipsHide:hover, a.ipsComment_ellipsis:hover + ul.ipsHide{ display: inline-block !important; position: static !important; } (but not sure, KM74 only tested logged out) Alternative for KM1.6 (FF3.5) and perhapsKM74/PM26 too: Links permanently visible, not just on hover: ul.ipsComment_tools a.ipsComment_ellipsis{ position: static !important; margin-left: 500px !important; (this line NOT for KM74-etc) } ul.ipsComment_tools ul.ipsHide { display: inline-block !important; overflow: visible !important; position: static !important; } ul.ipsComment_tools ul.ipsHide li {display: table-cell !important;} ul.ipsComment_tools ul.ipsHide li a{padding: 0px 12px !important;} And of course, the worst and last workaround if nothing else helps: Disable all page styles (in KM with macro stylekiller, in others somewhere in View... Page Styles...) Looks absolutely horrible, but more stuff visible... .
    2 points
  5. I've been meaning to do this for some time now, but I finally got the will to do it... Introducing the Windows PT-PT Update Repository! Feast your eyes on over 400 updates for Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 combined, all localized in Portuguese of Portugal. Including some XP hotfixes recomended by this board, old Internet Explorer and Media Player versions. Might not be for everyone (heck, who here speaks the tongue of Camões?), but I think it should still be here for posterity's sake, and for any Internet lurkers we might find, who will most certainly need these updates. https://mega.nz/folder/phwGXaiT#CiB6v36icukaqOv44CVdfQ FAQ: Why didn't you include the updates for XP x64 or Server 2003 x64? These version of Windows are not localized for PT-PT. I'm not seeing update KBXXXXXXX! Let me know and I'll be sure to track it down. Where are the XP Embedded updates, that go past XP's EOL? Since updates for that version of Windows are still going, I plan on adding them AFTER 2019, (hopefully before Microsoft pulls them from their servers, like they did to Windows 9x updates in 2009 ). So here you'll find updates for XP until April 2014. Now available inside the Windows XP folder. How did you do this? I used a nifty tool called Portable Update, that uses the OS's built in Windows Update engine to track down needed updates and download them into a folder. I did this to fresh installs of 2000, XP and Server 2003, with only a few updates needed to get the Update engine going (like Windows Update engine 3.0, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Installer 4.5, ...). You can get the tool here if you plan to do what I did, but for your native language. For Windows 9x I mainly used Archive.org and a ridiculous amount of FTP archives and collections I found around the Web through extensive search. Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6 were downloaded directly from MS in 2018! Do you plan on doing the same thing for Vista/7/8/8.1/10? Starting with Windows Vista, updates have been language agnostic, meaning the update file already contains all the files for all supported languages. This means there's no need to collect updates specific to one language (except for a few isolated cases, like Windows Live Essentials, Windows XP Mode, ...). So the answer to that is maybe.
    1 point
  6. It's bad for our community. The other theme worked much better with older browsers we use like Opera 10/11/12. Will it be possible to sign in or to write without KernelEX here in the future? At some point not anymore.
    1 point
  7. Hi everyone, My name is Ricardo and I'm 25 years old. I am a big collector of vintage hardware and software and have been for about half of my life. My daily occupation is IT support for other companies and mainly with Windows client/server networks. Besides this I have always been a big fan of social events, tinkering, cars and I have a big general interest towards fascinating things.
    1 point
  8. That's never necessary, just ask google.
    1 point
  9. Nobody asked for MSFN to downgrade to the latest Invision Community Software, the old software was objectively better, worked with older browsers, and now I'm really curious to see how IPS Default looked, because I never saw the option to switch to it before.
    1 point
  10. Look for ISO image of VMware Tools version 10.3.10. This is the last one without functional regressions on Vista AFAIK.
    1 point
  11. Wanted to say thanks again to Roytam1. Your work is very much appreciated! Past months several of the addresses I regularly visit upgraded their websites, making even the browser releases from around 2019 crap out! Looking for the fastest or most responsive browser releases thus became a moot point, only Roytam1's more recent builds are now practically usable for me.
    1 point
  12. Yes , that is exactly my issue too ! Finally , a nice fella to back me up !
    1 point
  13. Testing with - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/4.7 Firefox/68.0 Basilisk/52.9.0 - A Roytan1 Build. Cleared the cache and still, I see many blank square buttons as I did when I just posted with new moon (palemoon).
    1 point
  14. The colors can be changed with the color picker. The color picker has been on MSFN for a while. Also, I like the new design and rounded edges. It looks cleaner in my opinion. Just sharing my opinion on the new design since you shared yours.
    1 point
  15. Hi and thanks for the quick reply . As you may have already noticed some of my behavioural patterns , I tend to refuse any kind of updates , so no , Win 7 is clean , I'll say more , it doesn't even have any SP installed . And this game is DX11.0.
    1 point
  16. Hello , I'm terribly sorry , it doesn't work for me . First off , I got something square at this place , no any kind of dots appear, second (I guess it is java driven) it doesn't bring the menu up. The old design was not broken for me. And this new Win8/10-style website design with acid colours and round icons (which kinda give me wrong associations , I don't know know maybe it's only me) I really don't like . Please don't consider this as disrespect . I'm on a fairly new Firefox 78 and Vista x64.
    1 point
  17. Sure there is! It's under the 3-dot menu, to the right of the header-bar at the top of the post. You know, when it's not broken, do fix it until it gets there!
    1 point
  18. I think this is why , just one of many examples. I see you're a vivid fan of win7 , please share your solution , thanks. Vista doesn't have such problems , btw. https://msfn.org/board/topic/182186-windows-7-executables-are-locked-on-a-clean-install-cannot-delete-for-some-time/
    1 point
  19. Iron Harvest (64 Bit) error . The game uses mono bleeding edge. No such error with win 7 on the same hardware with the same VCRedist and framework / drivers. Application Verifier + Handles Test = nothing happens , the process may start for some milliseconds or not start at all. Hence, no errors too.
    1 point
  20. New build of BOC/UXP for XP! Test binary: MailNews Win32 https://o.rthost.win/boc-uxp/mailnews.win32-20210102-355db4de-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z BNavigator Win32 https://o.rthost.win/boc-uxp/bnavigator.win32-20210102-355db4de-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z source repo (excluding UXP): https://github.com/roytam1/boc-uxp/tree/custom-older * Notice: the profile prefix (i.e. parent folder names) are also changed since 2020-08-15 build, you may rename their names before using new binaries when updating from builds before 2020-08-15. -- New build of HBL-UXP for XP! Test binary: IceDove-UXP(mail) https://o.rthost.win/hbl-uxp/icedove.win32-20210102-id-eed0566-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z IceApe-UXP(suite) https://o.rthost.win/hbl-uxp/iceape.win32-20210102-id-eed0566-ia-41157bf-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z source repo (excluding UXP): https://github.com/roytam1/icedove-uxp/tree/winbuild https://github.com/roytam1/iceape-uxp/tree/winbuild for UXP changes please see above.
    1 point
  21. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20210102-6d7bb9f-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win64-git-20210102-6d7bb9f-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.7.win32-git-20210102-6d7bb9f-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.2a1.win32-git-20210102-ddf403cf3-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.2a1.win64-git-20210102-ddf403cf3-uxp-0bb464bfc-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - Issue #1053 - Part 1c: Remove references to mobile/android targets and paths (9f004841a) - Issue #1053 - Part 2a: Remove android from /layout (partial) (ae2a16034) - Issue #1053 - Part 3a: Remove Android conditionals from /gfx (8d4456c79) - Issue #1053 - Part 3b: Remove AndroidSurfaceTexture and Android media decoder interface. (e011a048e) - Issue #1053 - Part 2b: Remove android from /layout reftests (0bb464bfc) Official Basilisk changes since my last build: - update link to new repo (dec2340) - Merge pull request 'Update link to new repo' (#35) from micwoj92/Basilisk:master into master (6d7bb9f) Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - [SSUAO] Add netteller to UA overrides. (ddf403cf3)
    1 point
  22. Classic Shell appeared not long after Windows 7 was released and supported both 7 and Vista. No Start menu that came from Redmond is as customizable as newer versions of Classic Shell / Open Shell. I would've used it in place of Windows XP's menu as well.
    1 point
  23. Without patching the operating system in a way that makes sfc /scannow fail? Enlighten us, please... The W10 PowerToys are useless IIRC. The XP ones were more useful. Well, I think I'd go mad if I didn't have OpenShell on W10 when I have to use it You're saying people should just use the default sorry excuse for a start menu? It looks more like what an 8x real start menu would have looked like but the point is functionality not look necessarily. Best solution: upgrade to Windows 7, and forget about Windows 10, if you can!
    1 point
  24. This is easily one of the best forum posts I have read in a long time, can I just say that now. WannaCrypt didn't even run on XP, remember: but all the ISPs and other tech sites just used it as an excuse to spread FUD about NT 5.x and 6.0 to scare people into upgrade to Windows 10. Also the whole thing of Microsoft trying to kill CPUs by lagging out Windows Update on Vista the day Win10 released (due to the free upgrade being exempt for Vista THANKFULLY, so let's try to make less smart users throw their devices away!)
    1 point
  25. I'd rather recommend than listening to the FBI but to upgrade your very unique Brain.exe instead. It's the best anti-virus out there. The only downside is, that Brain.exe can't be bought for money and downloading it is impossible, too. It must be fed proper knowledge to grow. And then one day, you will be capable of using the old operating systems online without running into a wall. Would I recommend to average users who use their brain on other things than computers to use Windows XP and Windows 7 for example? No, because that would put them easily in danger. But if you know, what you are doing, then you'll be able to avoid the problems. Use a hardware firewall, that you can configure. Block unwanted Javascripts. Block everything, you didn't ask for. Don't click on everything that sounds like a promising help to your problems. Learn to read links before clicking on them. These things. Also consider that something like Windows XP got more secure over time, as less and less people were using it. Windows 7 is still a very attractive target for mean hackers with circa 15% market share (2020).
    1 point
  26. Who's "we"? MSFN's policy is simple: we do not propagate FUD. Period.
    1 point
  27. I've tested adaptive sync on the LG 27GL850-B monitor. Works in Fullscreen and Windowed: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Official Benchmark (445.75, DirectX 11) FurMark 1.21.1.0 (445.75, OpenGL) G-SYNC Pendulum Demo (445.75, DirectX11) Nier: Automata (445.75, DirectX 11) Phantasy Star Online 2 (DirectX 9.0c) PSO2 New Genesis Character Creator (466.27, DirectX 11) Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo (445.75, DirectX 11 and DirectX 12) Works in Fullscreen only: Lost Planet 2 Benchmark (DirectX 11 and DirectX 9) Street Fighter V Benchmark (432.28, DirectX 11)
    1 point
  28. I've changed my mind. I'm going to keep it up. Y'all have inspired me to not give up. So, XP x64 will remain my main OS for a long time; I can still squeeze more life into it.
    1 point
  29. Hi greenhillmaniac, A few years ago (February of 2011, so a few months before the windows v4 site shutdown) I retrieved Windows ME updates in order to install them on a machine that had no internet connection. On the other day I stumbled across these while looking for a file, so if any tuga is interested in this, here they are in their PT-PT glory: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/n4cqwuen0b68b/winmillennium-updates Cheers
    1 point

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