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Everything posted by loblo

  1. XmPlay and all the official plugins (which includes the Rar plugin) don't need KernelEx at all AFAIK, they still run on vanilla 98SE/ME.
  2. loblo

    Java 1.6.22 fails on install

    The OP is trying to install update 22 (the last version that should normally install without extra hodge podge) and you are telling him it's more recent than update 31!!!!
  3. loblo

    Java 1.6.22 fails on install

    Destro, The last Java 6 version is update 45: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html. I have it installed on my machine, it runs fine. Update 22 is not too high of a version, it's older than update 31. And if you don't mind me asking, how do you know the number of people who installed it successfully on 9x? Btw, in case anyone is interested I have JRE & JDK 7 Update 76, JRE & JDK 8 Update 92 and JDK 9 Beta 95 all installed on my machine. 7 appears fully functional, 8 and 9 have some stuff that doesn't work but still usefull as I can run some programs requiring either of those versions specifically.
  4. loblo

    YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    Do you use 9x and Opera 12 those days? I bet you don't otherwise you wouldn't do generic comments like that but instead would speak about your first hand experience using the new youtube with Opera 12 on your 9x system...
  5. loblo

    YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    Well that was then when you had that system you don't have anymore and when youtube's html5 implementation was in its infancy.
  6. loblo

    Need help with Config.sys and Autoexec.bat

    I don't care about retro computing and I am not using a 9x system out of any kind of nostalgia so your generalizations don't apply. There are easier and better ways to play Doom on a 9x system than using the original executables which is a pointless exercise in masochism IMO, if you want plain vanilla Doom experience and no more, use Chocolate Doom, if you want more features and the ability to play recent maps, then use limit removing engines such as ZDoom, it's that simple.
  7. loblo

    Need help with Config.sys and Autoexec.bat

    Why don't you make your life easier and use a modern source port to play Doom? It's better in every way.
  8. loblo

    YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    People, which people? For me the html5 player works better/faster than Flash did. VP8/Vorbis only streams since the bundled gstreamer runtime doesn't support newer codecs but that's actually surprisingly fine as far as quality goes.
  9. Yeah, was talking about AGP cards MrMateczko, which, as you mentioned in an earlier post, is likely off topic as the OP appears to have PCI slots only. Typical internet age ADHD makes me sometimes answer topics without actually properly reading the OP... Unless I am wrong there is no PCI-e mobos officially supporting 9x OSes???
  10. One or another nVidia 7800GS 256MB is the best compromise IMO. Most powerful you can run is a 7950GT but I was having fan settings issues with both versions of it (256MB and 512MB) that annoyed me so much that in the end I downgraded to the 7800GS.
  11. It's now been 5 years since I bought a 23" 1080p monitor for my Windows ME machine, it works fine with a graphic card as low as a Geforce FX 5200, going to anything lower in size/resolution would really feel like punishment.
  12. loblo

    Open two instances of SYSDM.CPL

    Copy it to another location or duplicate it under another name in the same location.
  13. You should be able to play downloaded Youtube videos with VLC. I have experimented downloading the same video from Opera and with youtube-dl, in the former case I got a small size clip with VP8 video and vorbis audio in a webm container, in the latter case I got a 1080p clip with AVC video and Opus audio in an mkv container. Both play fine with VLC 2.2.8 which is current latest stable version. I can play them fine too in Zoom Player MAX 12 (Giveaway Edition) which is configured to use system installed Lavfilters (version
  14. loblo

    Programs won't launch on Windows ME!

    --------------------------------------- REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}] @="Adobe Flash Plug-in" "IsInstalled"=hex:01,00,00,00 "Version"="7,0,19,0" ---------------------------------------
  15. loblo

    Help, registry corruption 98SE

    In my experience too, lost file fragments can be safely deleted. If scandisk made other corrections they will be detailed in the file scandisk.log and this will tell you precisely which files/folders are affected and what scandisk did with them. Most often all these will have been truncated or deleted as to correct filesystem errors and will need to be replaced if they are of some importance.
  16. I recently bought an Audiotrack Prodigy Cube and an Audinst HUD-mx1, they both run great under Windows ME.
  17. loblo

    Is ME really that bad?

    ME is OK as I still use it as my sole desktop OS those days. This said I have a couple of laptops with Win 7 (I hate that OS) which I use only when I need to do one of the two things I can't do with ME and that is making a payment on the Paypal website or downloading something from Mega.
  18. I have 1.9.5-preview20150319 installed but git.exe itself doesn't seem to work in fact (I thought it did) as it uses pipes, maybe older version would, I am not sure. I use it as a bash/msys environment with added mintty.
  19. loblo

    Research on AM3+ board and chipsets: Resume

    What's your USB audio device Ruthan? The fact it automatically installed under Windows 7 doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't use third party drivers.
  20. Sorry, I am afraid I can't recommend anything as I only have a cheap Behringer UCA202 whose headphone out sounds like crap and a cheap Zishan Z1 which sounds very good but has latency issues, in addition none have the feature set you're looking for.
  21. Plenty of good to excellent Windows 98 compatible USB Audio devices listed here: http://www.thewelltemperedcomputer.com/HW/USB_Audio.htm 98 supports USB Audio 1.0 (UAC1) which is PCM up to 24bit and 96khz without need for third party drivers. USB Audio 2.0 (UAC2) is supported by Windows without third party drivers only in recent iterations of Windows 10, all lower Windows versions will need third party drivers to use those interfaces. I am not aware of any 9x compatible third party drivers for those. Some USB Audio 2.0 compliant devices can also work without third party drivers in legacy USB Audio 1.0 mode.
  22. loblo

    Couple of Opera 12.02 questions

    1) In Application Data\Opera\OPERA\TOOLBAR\standard_toolbar.ini under [Document Toolbar.content] section. 2) Presumably you can drag tab out of Opera to regain a new working window. You can then close the original window and reopen tabs in in the new one. If you don't have a download you don't want to interrupt it's best to just close Opera and restart it IMO (provided it's configured to reopen all tabs that were opened when closing).
  23. It's been a while I didn't bother trying watching vids on youtube even with Flash as it's so slow. If I want to watch a vid I just open the url with youtube-dl and watch it from my desktop once it's downloaded.
  24. I have an msys version of git running fine here. I couldn't run more recent versions based on msys2 when I tried. Nice thing is I can use Mintty which gives me, command history, copy/paste, drag&drop, color scheme and 10.000 lines or more scrollback buffer, etc, you can't run command.com in it however but win95cmd.exe runs just fine in it as most console programs do, generic Mintty issues apply of course.
  25. loblo

    Painfully Slow Network Speeds

    Maybe you just need to uninstall and reinstall TCP/IP, worked for me a while back.