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  1. Hallo, basically can not say much about this, it's been a long time or have never used it.

    1. Did you already read the help (chm file) of MovieMaker. See Troubleshooting "Importing problems" and "Importing files".

    2. Windows ME welcome: I believe it needs macromedia shockwave. Path: C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\INTRO

    3. First make sure, that you have enabled sound or music in Pinball options. And I see sixty sound wav files and two mid files in the pinball folder (C:\Program Files\PLUS!\PINBALL).


  2. 18 hours ago, ClassicNick said:

    Is it possible to display the "privacy" bar in K-Meleon 74/Goanna 2.2 on Windows XP (especially SP3)? I noticed on my Windows XP SP3 installation that it is not possible to display the "privacy" bar, but it is on Windows 2000.

    Yes, something goes wrong on XP. After close of the first run K-Meleon 74 still runs in the background. Close this process k-meleon.exe with the Task Manager and on next start it should work as intended.

  3. https://msfn.org/board/topic/171337-running-java-apps-with-java-7-and-java-8/

    A registry entry is required:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jarfile\shell\Run with Java 8]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jarfile\shell\Run with Java 8\command]@ = "\"C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre8\\bin\\javaw.exe\" -jar \"%1\" %*"

    or try:


    @="Executable Jar File"



    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre8\\bin\\javaw.exe\" -jar \"%1\" %*"



    You need KernelEx and psapi.dll



  4. On 2/13/2023 at 11:04 PM, justacruzr2 said:

    Also tried to go online and do the online update instead.  That didn't work since Firefox 3.6.23 is out of date.  It does go to Google but most websites I try to go to I get the FF error message problem loading page - no cypher overlap. 

    Firefox 3.6.xx doesn't even support cryptographic protocol TLS1.2 and has expired certificates. You need at least TLS 1.2 support.
    Solutions provided by Roytam:
    - Retrozilla (rzbrowser-tls12-20221208.7z)
    - K-Meleon 1.5.4 TLS1.2 (K-Meleon1.5.4en-US.tls12.20200131.7z)

    With old KernelEX 4.5.2:
    - Firefox 3.6.28 (fx36vc71-20171108_newnss.20200426.7z)
    - new nss files for Firefox 8-10 (Firefox8-new-nss.20200301.7z and Firefox10-new-nss.20200229.7z =>simply replace the original nss files by the new


    or try Opera 12.02 - TLS1.2 have to be enabled.

    Note that such old browsers only display today's websites in a very limited way or can crash/freeze with Javascript enabled and the pages are often not (fully) functional.

    On 2/13/2023 at 11:04 PM, justacruzr2 said:

    Wish someone would make a stand alone browser.  One that doesn't depend on Windows OS files.  Sure it's more work but it would work on any OS, except maybe the oldest one.

    :) - seems rather visionary


  5. 47 minutes ago, justacruzr2 said:

    And like I said above "The only thing that does happen before the install terminates is that it makes a folder in Windows\Local Settings\Java\jre5\ with 2 files in it.  One is the msi.

    Odd path - not standard - Local Settings is a XP folder

    I think it should be on ME/98: C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Sun\Java

  6. I know from my own experience that Java installer errors can drive you to despair.
    I had a variety of Java errors, but I can't remember this one.

    - 1.5.0_06-b05.xml? Did you install version 1.5.0_06 before? Maybe a leftover or something is pending of that installation.
    - WindowsInstaller 2 (2.0.2600.2) required.
    - Yes, Java 6 requires KernelEx. https://kernelex.sourceforge.net/wiki/Sun_Java_Runtime_Environment

    This helps in some cases, but probably it doesn't include a solution for your case:  


  7. Yes, Oracle removed the JavaRuntime offline installer jre-1_5_0_22-windows-i586-p.exe, but why you think the file on oldversion.com is an online installer? It is offline.
    You can also look on archive.org, for example  https://web.archive.org/web/20210127174644/https://www.oldapps.com/java.php

    Did you try to install it without internet connection. The setup could finish after a short while.

    You can try, too.

    It is very common that old Java leftovers cause problems.

  8. @ Goodmaneuver Yes, 26pre1 offers indeed advantages in testing and troubleshooting. The apphelp.dll of ReactOS doesn't have my problem dependency BaseUpdateAppcompatCache. I added two definitions to Kstub.ini only.




    So I think can also make pre1 usable for the ordinary use by including renaming the corresponding affected files.

  9. On 12/31/2022 at 9:10 AM, jumper said:

    You do have an invalid AppHelp.dll in your path that fails to delay-load at each boot, however.

    No, I ruled that out. I tried different versions, but the message "AppHelp.dll is linked to missing export Kernel32.dll: BaseUpdateAppcompatCache" still appeared on OS start. (using KernelEx.dllpre1). Version 26pre2 is OK.

    XP file (MSGina) was another main culprit. I added this file a while ago, but I don't know anymore which program it was for. Until then the file was unremarkable and forgotten. After renaming Msgina some messages were gone (using KernelEx.dllpre1).  

    On 12/31/2022 at 9:10 AM, jumper said:

    Only the version string display code was updated.

    Ok, you are right. I used version 19.

  10. No, I'm not happy with new KernelEx.dll. It isn't usable in this pattern for me. Basically, I think it's a very good feature for testing, but not for normal, ordinary usage. It gives always a prompt for me, if an API is missing. Previously, non-essential APIs were ignored by the program. They are now becoming a problem by normal use. First a program freezes, then the OS freezes. In the majority of cases, however, then Ctrl Alt Del works.

    It already begins on OS start with message:

    "Kex22.KernelEx 2022 v4.22.26.1
    AppHelp.dll is linked to missing export Kernel32.dll: BaseUpdateAppcompatCache.
    Notice: Select [OK], runApiLog.exe, then rerun your program."


    I've BaseUpdateAppcompatCache still disabled in the kstub.ini, because I wasn't able to find a useful def so far. If enabled ME already hangs on start (using KernelEx.dll25). With the new file on prompt I can click OK and then it goes on, whats positive on the other hand.

    Now e.g. "missing export msvcrt.dll: memmove_s" leads to freezings. So far I enabled it for testing only.

    In my opinion this new feature should be switchable. An ongoing KernelEx.dll version change for testing is too cumbersome.

    Sheet.dll: Not really tested, but level of desired API support didn't stick on first tries. It remains on the default setting. Maybe I must check something before?

    Kstub.ini: Ordinals are generally undocumented. My question regarding the example: Is f1e usually a good def value?

    Even if it sounds stupid after my comments in this post, thanks for all your work!! :yes:

  11. 19 hours ago, diamant said:

    But there is an issue: It runs in the background after closing the program.

    19 hours ago, diamant said:

    It crashes always when closing the program.

    Tools>Options>General>uncheck Thunderbird Start Page - Maybe not perfect, but should avoid these errors.

  12. Thunderbird supports TLS 1.2! https://msfn.org/board/topic/174247-windows-9x-ssl-protocol-winsslwrap-117-rev-08/

    It works with OutlookExpress6 here and it should work with Thunderbird.



    On 12/28/2022 at 1:29 AM, diamant said:

    1.) Thunderbird 9.0.1 doesn't provide TLS 1.2 per default. I found a file "Firefox10-new-nss.7z" somewhere here on MSFN whose content was normally built for Firefox(?). It contains files freebl.dll, nss3.dll, nssckbi.dll, nssdbm3.dll, nssutil3.dll, smime3.dll, softokn3.dll and ssl3.dll. Those files seem to refer to TLS in firefox(?). "Just for fun" I replaced the files with the same names(!?) in the Thunderbird 9.0.1 program folder with the files from Firefox10-new-nss.7z. Surprisingly, it was obviously possible to send and receive an email with TLS 1.2 encryption?!
    But I'm not sure whether there will occur some errors when using Thunderbird 9.0.1 with Firefox-10-files. I have to test it more.

    Firefox 9/10 and Thunderbird 9/10 are compiled with VC2005 (msvc80). So it is very likely that the replacement by RoyTam's nss files usually works. I use the RT's nss files for v10 with Firefox 9 and I can't remember that there are any problems. Maybe there is a numbering, but the program doesn't check it. However, I have not or hardly tested this for TB.

    On 12/28/2022 at 1:29 AM, diamant said:

    2.) Thunderbird 24.0.1 can "directly" send/receive emails with TLS 1.2 support. But there is an issue: It runs in the background after closing the program. I've not tested TB 24.0.1 detailed for more issues.

    Yes, I had the the same issue. I haven't done any further research on this lately. The issue doesn't occur with Thunderbird 42 and higher. Usually I use TB 52. Probably you must enable TLS 1.2 on v24. Firefox: "security.tls.version.max" to 3 (TLS 1.2 enabled). TLS 1.2 is enabled since version 27 by default.

    TB 27 with Start Page:  tls13.akamai.io  (TLS checker) - It is necessary to update the cert file nssckbi.dll (NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs) by the one of TB 52.9 or higher, otherwise the page doesn't open.

    In the meantime, I can also start and run TB 36- 41 and 53. These versions also doesn't run in the background after close. But I have some other issues with these versions.

    On 12/28/2022 at 1:29 AM, diamant said:

    3.) Thunderbird 31.7.0 can "directly" send/receive emails with TLS 1.2 support (same behaviour like TB 24). But there is another issue: It crashes always when closing the program. I've not tested TB 31.7.0 detailed for more issues.

    I'm not sure. I haven't bothered with this version lately either. Try Kexmode Basesn on msvcr100.

  13. Oh yes, today I remembered loblo's method for Opera. Why shouldn't it work for Chrome to get TLS 1.2/1.3 support:

    Using Burp Suite Community Edition as an HTTPS proxy for Opera running on Azul OpenJDK 8.

    and following posts

  14. There is no workaround yet, but who knows what's in a year. I have hardly dealt with Chrome in the last weeks or months. And what about the cryptographic support TLS 1.2/1.3? Google chrome doesn't support it itself. There is a solution for XP (POSReady 2009 updates...), but I don't think there's a simple solution to transfer that to ME. TLS 1.2 is standard today and browsing is almost no longer possible without it. I believe we're not far away to run IE7 or 8. Of course, those IE browsers are very old and obsolete and don't support TLS 1.2, too.

    I see valid hope for Mypal 68 in the near future.

    Currently the best and most modern browser I have is Palemoon (31) on the mypal 29.3 "engine" (xul, omni.ja,...). The advantage I've is that this configuration is significantly more stable than Mypal. Errors in Xul usually do not occur.

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