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Posts posted by frogman

  1. Installed Java 6 Update 24 yesterday on XP and Windows 98 (dual boot machine).

    No problems with it, but had to directly use the extracted msi installer on Windows 98 as described.


    Hi, can you help me with installing the latest Java on my Windows 98 machine.

    I have KernelEx installed.

    Why not reading the post just above the one you quote? :w00t:

    I did, but when I find the msi installer and I open it I receive a windows message saying " This installation package could not be opened, contact the application vendor to verify this is a valid windows installer package".

  2. Installed Java 6 Update 24 yesterday on XP and Windows 98 (dual boot machine).

    No problems with it, but had to directly use the extracted msi installer on Windows 98 as described.


    Hi, can you help me with installing the latest Java on my Windows 98 machine.

    I have KernelEx installed.

  3. Frogman, do you really need it? - I hardly remember a website which required its presence.

    But that's not really the point, I should be able to see it reported correctly on adobe and it doesn't apart from the version 10.

    I think my I.E has alot to do with this, but don't know why as it's isn't my default browser, but I seem to find that I.E6 can dictate often what FF 3.6 will report in shockwave terms.

  4. You know, your problem/s could be hardware related.

    Here are requirements for Shockwave Player:


    The only thing that differs on my PC to that from that link is 512MB of RAM, as I only have 256 RAM installed on mine, but would that really make a difference to whether it reports correctly on adobes site?

    And of course windows 98, but then I have K-EX installed as default.

    Oh and mines is an Athon not Intel® Pentium® 4 processor.

  5. I used SeaMonkey 1.1.18 when I downloaded and installed. Their test pages showed the same results when I used SeaMonkey 2.0.10.

    My problem is that it can't be browser related as neither I.E6 or FF3.6.14 accurately report the correct version of Shockwave, well unless I go back and install Shockwave 10 that is, then both browsers report the correct version.

  6. I added the line in win.ini as jumper mentions in the flash 9 thread, and I executed the slim installer for shockwave 11.

    It shows up in the Firefox plug-ins as shockwave director, but does not show when I visit the adobe site test for shockwave being that the animation remains blank.

    So would you then say that although the installation said successful in actual face it isn't?

    I often wonder if my Internet Explorer 6 has anything to do with all of this.

  7. My wife and I are still using 98se with most of the updates (could be missing a few). Her Yahoo mail is getting grumpy and

    expects something newer,. Also Firefox 2 something, can't update and says we're unprotected. Any fixes for these problems ?

    Thanks :wacko:

    Install KernelEx, this will let you install the latest version of Firefox 3.6.14, I use this on my win98 machine and it works fine.

  8. I have 2 browsers, one being the older I.E6 and the newer which I run as default being Firefox 3.6.14

    I have KernelEx installed as default mode.

    Because of the installation error that windows 98 usually brings I used the tool finesse, which lets me install successfully the latest Adobe Shockwave player version, however when I go to check the version installed on Adobes web site http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ it shows as the older version being 10.2r23 and yet when I look in my add/remove program list plus the Firefox plug-ins it shows as

    Now here is a strange thing, I un-installed all flash last night, then I installed flash player 10.2 plus the I.E version with no problems at all, however I keep some of the exe files in case of problems like these, so I hunted on my system for the 10.2r23 of shockwave and installed it, when I checked adobes web site it showed as 10.2r21, notice it says 1 instead of 3 at the end, but here is the wierd part, when I opened I.E to check adobe for the shockwave version it showed 10.2r23, I then went back to Firefox to check again, and this time it showed 10.2r23, so it looked like as soon as I asked I.E6 to view on adobe this seemed to alert Firefox to show 10.2r23 instead of 10.2r21

    Why would this be? and why no matter what I do even using finesse will not let me visit adobe like it does for version 10 of shockwave as it reports that I have 10 even though I had earlier used finesse to install

    I have had problems like this with shockwave for a long time, and just wondered if anyone could lend a hand.

    Just to let you know I installed the correct versions for each browser.

  9. Adobe Shockwave Player = 11.5.9r615

    Funny how I installed it successfully using finesse, but every time I checked the version on adobes site it stated I still had version 10 of shockwave, flash shows the correct version.

    I use the Firefox 3.6.14, and it reports the correct plugin of 11, it just does report the same when I visit adobe site which can't be right can it?

  10. But surely if I go to the adobe site to check for the shockwave player it should report it as version 11, being that I successfully installed it.

    What is the point of installing the shockwave player when all it does is use flash 10?

    How do I know version 11 has installed apart from it saying completed after the install? I do not think it has installed correctly as after I check on the site there is either no animation, or prior to me deleting the old 10 it would show the older version.

  11. I'm always removing older version in such situation to avoid potential problems - in my case update works fine too.

    Btw, if you don't have any issues, you shouldn't worry about the way you've chosen.

    Thanks, I couldn't seem to find anything on the Adobe site about it, but as you say no issues, however it would be nice to know if there is a correct method.

  12. There is a security update of the Adobe Flash Player version 10,2,152,32.

    Just a small question I have in that do we need to remove the old application first before downloading and installing the new version?

    I looked in my add remove programs list, and I saw Adobe Flash Player Plugin 10, and I thought as the version is still 10 that I should leave it and just install the latest 10 version without removing the previous 10version, and it installed successfully, and I wondered if this was the correct procedure, perhaps we should only remove the previous version prior to installing a new version when the version number actually changes it's main number like from 10 to 11.

    Can anyone help and advise please as the new update works fine, and the same description shows up in the add/remove program list as Adobe Flash Player Plugin 10.


  13. I just downloaded and installed the latest flash version 10,2,152,32 without your tool, but I will certainly use your tool when required.

    Is there any critical requirements that I would need to use your tool right now for? I was thinking of the up-to-date Java, but then Java is useless on Firefox 3.6, I am unable to play yahoo pool on my latest version of Firefox, but I can play it on I.E, the only downside to that is I get plagued with ads but I had used a blocker on Firefox but that won't work with I.E6.

    The downloading of Java has always remained a problem for me.

  14. FineSSE uses 386-compatible code for most of the patches and emulation, but some MMX instructions are used. Because programs that use SSE instructions will also likely use MMX instructions, I've set MMX support as the minimum processor level. Any processor that supports the full, original MMX instruction set should benefit from FineSSE. (Actually any 32-bit processor should benefit--FineSSE only trys to help if there is already a fatal error!)

    Details on my processor are shown below, I take it FineSSE would help me, plus many here seem to know how to work this, could you possibly post a step by step guide please for those of us that aren't too sure by what's been written so far.


  15. All I was saying is that I don't require FineSSE as I already have installed Flash 10 because of KernelEx, that is the point I was making. I certainly was not saying that FineSSE would fix any issues related to KernelEx or vice-versa.

    So am I right in thinking that FineSSE would help people that have win 98 install flash 10 successfully with no error messages without the need for KernelEx?

  16. Unfortunately the new update of Firefox 4.0b8 doesn't work on my W98SE with KernelEX 4.5 RC5 even with KernelEx 4.5 final version :(

    Honestly, I must say, that I'm not impressed - isn't fast IMHO (I would say rather slow) but I've tested it shortly.

    Firefox 3.5.16 is blazingly fast if you compare it with Beta 8.

    So this would be an issue with FF4 Beta rather than have anything to do with KernelEx Final.

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