Hello, this is sequel of an old thread that tries to collect informations from users about working apps under Win98SE+KernelEx. I'll try to manage a compact and sorted list in the 1st post for better readability. In your posts please note exact version of app (you can include link), version of KernelEx and compatability mode you used. If it's working partially, shortly note what doesn't work.
- = What is worinkg with KernelEx = -
7zip 18.06 (command line tool only), KX 4.5.2, XP mode
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.9, KX 4.5, Win2k mode, notes: Backup MSVCRT.DLL before installing and then restore it
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52(plugin), KX 4.5.2, XP mode
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.01.129 (plugin), KX 4.5.1, notes: tested with Firefox 3.6.23
Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Shockwave Player 10.2.0.23
Alcohol 120% 184.108.40.20605, notes: This is the last version working natively in 9x, without needing any patches.
AlShow 1.7, KX 4.0
AptDiff, an excellent freeware binary diff
ArtWeaver 0.5.7, KX 4.0
Audacity 1.3.12-beta, KX 4.5, Win2k mode
Audio-Con 1.0, KX 4.0
Avanti 0.5.9 FFMPEG frontend, KX 4.5.1, XP mode
Avast 4.8, KX 4.0rc2
AviDemux 2.5.2, KX 4.0, notes: Loudness adjustment doesn't work
BitTorrent 6.4, KX 4.5
BlueCat VST and DirectX audio plugins (tested on the free plugin packs only)
BOCHS PC emulator ver. 2.5, KX 4.5.1, XP mode
Burnaware Free 2.4.2, KX 4.0, notes: Delete the WnASPI32.dll from Installations folder.
Charmap from XP
Cole2k Media CodecPack 7.9.0, KX 4.0
CoreCodec CorePlayer 1.3.6 build 7427, KX 4.5.2
Corel Paint Shop Pro X
CyberPower Audio Editing Lab 14.0.1
Daum Potplayer, KX 4.5.1, Win2k mode
DC BASS Source Filter 1.2, XP mode
DownThemAll 2.0.x, KX 4.5
Eraser 5.8.2 rev. 3
FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder 1.1.3943 2011-07-18, KX 4.5.1, XP mode, notes: set compatability for installer and ffdshow.ax
Flock 2.5.5 (Firefox clone), XP mode
foobar2000 0.9.4.x, notes: Needs setting of [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion] CurrentVersion key to 5.1 DON'T FORGET to delete it afterwards!
Google Picasa 3
Haali Media Splitter, KX 4.0
Haihaisoft PDF Reader 220.127.116.11, KX 4.0
Haihaisoft Universal-Player-EN 18.104.22.168, KX 4.0
HOLMImpulse, a program for speaker gain and phase response measurement
I2pdf 1.020, XP mode
Infrarecorder 0.50, KX 4.0
IrfanView Kadmos OCR plugin, Win2k mode, notes: Displays some error messages but conversion works.
Java Developer Kit 6
Java Runtime Environment 6 update 31, KX 4.5.2
K-Lite Codec Pack, notes: Dont't let it to "correct the registry", and i prefer to just use KMPlayer.
KnobMan and SkinMan, two applications for creating knobs and skins for VST plugins
Kerkythea, a free state of the art 3D renderer with some features you won't even find in most high end 3D packages
LeaderTask personal organizer
Liquid Resize 0.67, a seam carving application
Media Player Classic Unicode 22.214.171.124, notes: Works with the exclusion of the program itself from kexver.ini
Media Player Classic Unicode [HomeCinema] 1.3.1249.0, KX 4.0
MemStatus 2.65, notes: Requires mfc80.dll
Microsoft Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 system with Windows 98 support (Eng) by PASAf, KX 4.5.2
Mozilla Firefox 10.0.2, KX 4.5.2
Mozilla Seamonkey 2.1 alpha 3, 2.0.14 and older, KX 4.5.2, XP mode, notes: Set compatability mode also for installer. Ver 2.1 - 2.7 now run with KX 4.5.2 but bookmarks cannot be added/managed.
MPlayer MPUI.2009-06-12.Full-Package, KX 4.0
MPlayer WW SVN-r34106(20110916), KX 4.5.1, Win2k mode, notes: if you don't hear sound switch from dsound to win32 (ao=win32 in INI file)
MSN Messenger 7.0.820
MS Paint from XP, KX 4.0rc2, notes: Requires mfc42u.dll
Nero Burning ROM 7
NGView 2.0, KX 4.5.1
Notepad2, notes: Version 2.0.12 ANSI works without KX.
Notepad++ 6.3.1 UNICODE, KX 4.5.1
Odin Password Security Manager 6.5.2
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, KX 4.0
Opera 10.61, KX 4.5.2
Pale Moon 3.6.26, KX 4.5.2, notes: version 9.1 needs further steps, see page 4
Passwordfolder 1.0b, KX 4.0
PC-Wizard 2010.1.95, notes: Some info cannot be retrieved (like temperatures), some details cause system to hang up, but most of the stuff were detected and displayed correctly.
PDF XChangeViewer build 126.96.36.199/b], KX 4.5.2
PhotoCreator SE, notes: Only installable on Japanese Windows, but works on non-Japanese Windows.
Sometimes the program may crash.
QEMU PC Emulator 0.13.0, KX 4.5.1, XP mode
Quicktime Alternative 2.9.0, KX 4.0
Realtime Alternative 2.0.1, KX 4.0
SISContents 1.57, notes: It produces error messages, does not display some text (for example in caption), may crash, but I have successfully extracted sisx file with it.
Siteshoter 1.38, KX 4.0
SophosFreeEncrytion 2.40.0, KX 4.0
Speedyfox (Firefox optimizer)
Starry Night CASP 6
STDU Viewer 1.5.647, KX 4.5.1, notes: Some windows displaying problems but still usable for viewing.
Super2009 build 36, KX 4.0
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition, XP mode, notes: Set XP mode also for installer.
TextMaker Viewer 2010, KX 4.5, notes: It crashed when I tried to view html file, but it opened several doc files and tmd file correctly without errors.
Thunderbird 3.0, Win2k mode
TopOCR 2.6, KX 4.0
TotalText Container, KX 4.5, Win2k mode
Universal Extractor 1.6 beta
uTorrent 2.0.2, KX 4.5
Visual C++ Toolkit 2003
VLC Media Player 2.0.3, KX 4.5.2, Win2k mode (crash in XP mode)
Voxengo VST plugins (tested on the free plugins only)
VST plugins by Melda Productions
VST plugins requiring the Pluggo runtime
Winamp Pro 5.541, KX 4.5.1, XP mode
WinHlp32 from WinXP SP2, notes: In original WinHlp32 mouse scrolling did not worked, in this it works.
Wyzo 3.0.3 (Firefox clone), XP mode
xCHM, an excellent viewer for chm files
XP-Codec Pack 2.5.0, KX 4.0rc2
Yahoo CA Anti-spy, KX 4.0rc2
ZoneAlarm Pro 4.0, KX 4.0rc2
- = Games that works = -
Golly 1.4, a Game of Life simulator
JNES, Win2k+ mode
Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus, KX 4.5, notes: Requires d3dx9_33.dll, no movie playback.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Chronicles of Riddick EFBB Demo
Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism demo ver 0.02a, notes: Requires d3dx9_37.dll
Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object demo ver 0.02a, notes: Requires d3dx9_40.dll
- = What doesn't work = -
Adobe Acrobat Professional 7
AviDemux 2.5.3, why: Failed with missing MSVCRT.DLL:_fstat64
BOCHS PC emulator 2.4.6, why: Program starts but failed during boot the virtual machine BIOS. Use version 2.4.5
Chrome, tested with KX 4.0
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, why: Installs from the .msi but doesn't run. No error message. Use latest native version 9.0
CPU-Z 1.5.7 and newer, why: The error code 0x5003 occured during initialization with KX 4.5.1. Use version 1.5.6 that is last with Win9x native support.
Double Commander, why: It doesn't start, no error message displayed.
Eraser 5.8.7 and newer
Guitar Pro 5.2, why: Program starts but cannot display notes. It also may crash on exit.
Servant Salamander 3.0 beta, why: even with latest Kernelex it has missing NetShareEnum export in netapi32.dll
Skype 4.0, why: SKYPE caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0167:bff7436e.
Sound Forge 9.0e, why: Doesn't install, says "The operating system does not support this application". Anyone know how to trick the new InstallShield?
Word Perfect X4
Xvid 1.3.2, why: Failed to rexister *.AX filter during installation
Yahoo Messenger 9 Beta, why: Does not want to install and says it needs Win2k or higher no matter what compatibility i set in KernelEx or registry.
KX Wiki compatability page