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MDGx

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  1. I use the command line [7za.exe], and I create zips automatically from a batch file, which uses maximum compression ratio for the ZIP format: @ECHO OFF IF NOT EXIST C:\ZIP\7ZA.EXE GOTO END C: CD\T C:\ZIP\7ZA.EXE a -mx=9 -r- -tZIP -oC:\T -y %1.ZIP * %2 %3 %4 %5 IF EXIST C:\T\*.zip REN C:\T\*.zip *.ZIP>NUL :END EXITThis batch [7Z.BAT] must be executed followed by 1 space and the desired archive name (without extension), for example: 7Z ZIP001 [C:\ZIP is included in the system path, no need to type it.] If source directory [C:\T in this case] contains subfolders, this batch is recursive, and will zip up all subfolders + files. HTH
  2. First, many thanks for testing the new "split" INF installer. I'm glad it finally works. I'll convert the Italian update now... BTW, this is not a new DST update per se, it is the same one from Feb 2010, I just made 2 INFs instead of 1 and ditched the primitive REG install. Thanks for your time + concern. Best, MDGx
  3. The problem is that 9x [95/98/ME] OSes read/execute INFs properly only if they are smaller than 64 KB. The "converted" INF I'm using is ~ 100 KB, which NTx OSes [NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7] have no problem with. This update doesn't need KernelEx extensions, it is a "native" INF installer [compiled using MS Iexpress tool] for all 9x OSes. If you have some extra time, please test this experimental update, in which I "split" the single large INF into 2 smaller ones, each < 64 KB... http://www.mdgx.com/files/DST_98.EXE and let me know if it works [thanks]. If any1 is interested, this is the "conversion" tool I'm using... Reg2Inf [free]: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2169 Cheers
  4. UPDATED · 4-24-2010 Enjoy _________________________ Time Zone DST Updates [ DST-9XME.EXE (English users) + DST_ITA.EXE (Italian users) ]: Had to revert back to REG install, unfortunately INF install still broken, cuz INF probably too large for 9x OSes. I'll (eventually, not worth actually) work on this someday... will have to divide the huge single INF into multiple smaller INFs. HTH
  5. P.S.: I used 7-zip to re-ZIP your files into a smaller archive [so your MD5 checksum won't work anymore ]. Hope you don't mind. HTH
  6. Ahhh... shuks! [i mean guano]...It worked in XP, but I guess the INF is too large to work in 9x. So I had to revert back to REG install... Please download again DST_9XME.EXE for English users or DST_ITA.EXE for Italian Windows 95/98/ME users. Pls let me know if it works. HTH
  7. Newest DST updates for all Windows OSes [as of February 2010]... http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#TZU and linked here [as "Time Zone (TZ) DST"]: http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php HTH
  8. I thought of a good reason why I (we) should install newer ADVPACK.DLL 2.0.2900.xxxx (I bet any build will work with all 98/98 SE/ME OSes, *if* IE 6.0 SP1 is already installed): all my INF installers [compiled with MS Iexpress] are (and should be) compatible with XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 + 7. Example... I've compiled an EXE which installs File Manager (FM) 32-bit from NT4 [+ 2 essential add-ons + customizations] on 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7: http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT If any1 wishes and got some free time, please test it out, and let me know if/how it works, or if any1 likes the idea of using FM in XP/Vista/7. HTH
  9. I took a look at their new release, and gets more complicated to "convert" to the "install-all-controllers" system I've adopted, because they've added more controllers.I need to start again from scratch... :-( So this may take a little longer. I'll post it here when it's done. HTH
  10. UPDATED · 4-23-2010 Enjoy __________________________________ PROBLEMCHYLD: Your wish is my command...
  11. LoneCrusader sent me the newest version... Tx! * Unofficial Windows 95/95a OSR1/95B OSR2.0/95C OSR2.5 Fixed 2.1 GHz CPU Limitation Patch: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=141402 FIX95CPU [5.67 MB, free, English]: http://www.mdgx.com/spx/FIX95CPU.ZIP Linked here: http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#FX95 Keep up the good work! HTH
  12. Done... * Unofficial USB 2.0 WDM Drivers USBCCGP.SYS 5.1.2600.5512, USBEHCI.SYS 5.0.2195.6882, USBHUB20.SYS 4.90.3000.11, USBPORT.SYS 5.0.2195.5652, USBSTOR.SYS 5.0.2195.6773 + WDMSTUB.SYS 5.0.0.6 for Windows 98 SE/ME: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=91336 USB20DRV [257 KB, English]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/USB20DRV.EXE Experimental: may or may not work! How to restore original drivers (if any): Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> "Unofficial USB 2.0: Restore original drivers" -> Add/Remove button. I'll post it on my site in the next few minutes... http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU HTH
  13. * Microsoft Windows 9x/NT4/ME Process Status Helper PSAPI.DLL 4.0.1371.1 used by some 32-bit internet + network applications + tools: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3D1FBAED-D122-45CF-9D46-1CAE384097AC PSAPI.DLL [122 KB, English]: http://download.microsoft.com/download/platformsdk/Redist/4.0.1371.1/NT4/EN-US/psinst.EXE Place PSAPI.DLL in %windir%\SYSTEM (Win9x/ME) or %windir%\SYSTEM32 (WinNT4) [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS (Win9x/ME) or C:\WINNT (WinNT4)]. Link to this fix found here: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#FRM HTH
  14. Added mirror for all files in 1st post [4.58 MB, single ZIP]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/IEXPRS60.ZIP * IEAK guides + tools: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#IEA * INF + SED guides + tools: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#INF Enjoy.
  15. Win98 DDK is here... http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#DDK HTH
  16. MDGx

    98SE2XP Project

    If you want to do this [which would make a *great* project, which I thought of years ago, but unfortunately spare time (or lack thereof) doesn't allow me to undertake this], please study 98SE2ME ReadMe: http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php and 98MP10 ReadMe: http://www.mdgx.com/98mp10/98mp10.php for files you can use to build 98SE2XP. Besides those 2 upgrades there are tons of other files that can be added to 98SE2XP. More info: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm All these updates/files are also in SOFTWARE.TXT [single file you can "study" offline], as part of W95-11D.ZIP: http://www.mdgx.com/95.htm Such a project comprises a tremendous amount of work and dedicated time. I took over 2 years to test 98SE2ME properly. But now things should be much easier, since a lot of our own MSFN members already tested a bunch of those files, and I'm sure they are willing to test some more. Good luck, and don't hesitate to PM me if you need more help. HTH
  17. LZ-DOS [apparently an unofficial "split trunk" from EDR-DOS (open source)] seems to be a derivative of FreeDOS binaries (open source). http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/lucho.html HTH
  18. If you installed the DST fix before March 7, that was an older [buggy!] version, the INF would not have been installed properly [haven't found why yet].In order to fix this, I had to revert to unattended REG file merging [from within an INF, and compiled into exe installer with MS Iexpress], so I posted the properly working fix on March 7 at my site. Therefore I suggest you install the updated fix, and see if it works [i can't test it, I'm using a laptop "loaner", my PC is (still) broken]. To test this... 1. Revert your computer clock back to any date before March 14 2010 [when the DST change took effect]. 2. Change your computer time back to the hour before the March 2010 DST change [1 hour backwards]. 3. Install the DST fix (English OSes): http://www.mdgx.com/files/DST_9XME.EXE from here: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#TZU 4. Change your date to the present day. See if the DST change takes place (as it should). FYI: Make sure you already have these 2 updates installed beforehand (if using Win98/98SE/ME): * Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE System Date Error TIMEDATE.CPL (4.10.2006 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2225 for Win98 SE) Fix: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=237493 - TIMEDATE.CPL Fix [166 KB, English]: http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/CPatch/msupdate/win98se-nsrc/backup/237493usa8.exe - TIMEDATE.CPL Fix [153 KB, Italian]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/IT237493.EXE * Unofficial Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SP1/98 SE/NT4/ME TZ Environment Variable Errors MSVCRT.DLL 6.1.9848.0 Fix: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=932590 Direct download [240 KB, English]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q932590.EXE DST = Daylight Saving Time TZ = Time Zone HTH
  19. I usually add the Kill Bits updates into my ActiveX Kill Bits (AKB) fix, but may take some time till I get to it [my PC still broken]. Older AKB fix here: http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#AKB HTH
  20. For 100% unattended ["hands free"] operation [no prompts, no pause], use the /S switch in autoexec.bat or batch file (example): REGEDIT /S C:\MYREG.REG Must specify full path to REG file [unless found in the PATH statement] and reg file extension. FYI: The CALL command works only with batch files [*.BAT]. HTH
  21. My 2 ¢... From what I recall, ADVPACK.DLL from XP SP1 is the last 6.0 SP1 build, because XP SP1 still supported (and installed) Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1. Therefore that advpack API was (still) built for 6.0 SP1. All advpack 6.0.2900.xxxx builds are newer, but meant only for IE 6.0 SP2, which is installed only by XP SP2 and by XP SP3 [and also 2003 Server SP1 + SP2, and XP SP2 64-bit (64-bit code)]. 6.0 SP2 code is specific only to XP/2003 OSes, therefore newer advpack API is specific to IE 6.0 SP2 only. In conclusion, I don't see the advantage of using any advpack.dll newer than 6.0 SP1 with 98/98SE/ME OSes, which do not support IE 6.0 SP2. To my knowledge newest 6.0 SP1 advpack.dll build is 6.0.2800.1106 (installed by IE 6.0 SP1 + XP SP1). If anyone knows of a newer 6.0.2800.xxxx ADVPACK.DLL build, please post here the link, and I'll add it to 98MP10. Edit: XP SP3 installs IE 6.0 SP3. HTH P.S.: I'm on a "loaner" laptop at the moment, my PC is broken. So I can't be too active in the forums right now. I'll be back "full time" when I fix my PC [new mobo is on the way]. Best, MDGx
  22. It seems that FreeCommander hasn't been mentioned... I discovered this to be one of the best Windows Explorer/File Manager replacements out there, free or otherwise. ONGD [but dropped support for 9x OSes] FREE * FreeCommander 32-bit for Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 File Manager + Explorer replacement: dual pane view, built-in hex, binary, text, image, ZIP, CAB + RAR file viewer, file splitter, folder size calculator, folder compare + synchronizer, file search, DOS box, FTP client, multilingual support etc, highly customizable (freeware): http://www.freecommander.com/ - FreeCommander 2009.02a for Windows 98 SE/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 [2.32 MB]: http://www.freecommander.com/fc_setup_.zip CAUTION: This new version [2009.02a] installs + runs on with Win98SE/ME but few functions do not work properly. It may be possible to fix that [not tested] by using KernelEx (free): http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=130936 - FreeCommander 2008.06c for Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME [2.14 MB]: http://www.freecommander.com/FreeCommander200806c.zip This older version [2008.06c] works 100% with all 9x OSes. FreeCommander FAQ: http://www.freecommander.com/fc_faq_en.htm FreeCommander HTML Help (CHM) + Language files: http://www.freecommander.com/fc_languages.htm HTH
  23. Posted links [+ mirror] here: http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#98LC and here: http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php#021710
  24. Depends what type of OS you're using. In MS-DOS 6/7/8 [6.22 is last stand-alone DOS based OS from MS; MS-DOS 7.00, 7.10 + 8.00 are part of Windows 95, 98 + ME, respectively] it is possible to have blinking text, using an ANSI device driver [pre-loaded in memory from CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT], like ANSI.SYS included with all MS-DOS 6/7/8 [Win95/98/ME] releases, or 3rd party ANSI.COM [free]. ANSI allows full spectrum of 16 VGA colors, blinking, layouts, custom prompts, etc... in real/native DOS mode [outside Windows GUI], but a lil more restricted (no blinking) under Win9x GUI DOS box/session/window. But if you're using any WinNTx based OSes [NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 or 7], you're out of luck, because the DOS console is merely a virtual machine, not the "real" DOS mode. And Microsoft disabled completely [mainly for security + compatibility reasons] the access to real mode hardware resources. Therefore in NTx OSes there is no text blinking in DOS [DOS is available only as a window/session/box/console = VM (Virtual Machine)], nor keyboard shortcuts for that matter. And the ANSI functions are implicitly disabled [although the obsolete file ansi.sys is still found in %windir%\system32], since there is no "real" DOS mode. EchoX uses same functions as DOS VM to display colors. There might be a tiny possibility... 1. find a 3rd party NT-compatible DOS tool/device [?] which allows limited access to hardware resources in DOS VMs [console]; 2. try to learn how to tweak MS PowerShell [free add-on in XP/2003/Vista/2008 and native in Win7]: http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#PWS Tweaking PowerShell to display blinking text is probably a long shot, but I have no experience using it. Good luck. BTW: Basic/Qbasic also uses ANSI functions to change colors and blink. Therefore most of those functions will be disabled in NTx OSes. Although I haven't tried runnig Qbasic programs from DOSBox [free GPL]: http://www.dosbox.com/ HTH
  25. 98MP10 is made by me, and I added the last version of ADVPACK.DLL [6.00.2800.1106 from XP SP1] that I know is compatible 100% with 98/ME OSes.VC_R_xx updates are made by Advanced User [MSFN member]. I only provided links to them. You may want to ask him about the newer ADVPACK.DLL, maybe he has experience using it. HTH
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