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MrMateczko

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  1. MrMateczko

    Windows 98 on a 2006 laptop?

    With your requirements, I would propose the IBM ThinkPad T21. However, its GPU is rather weak. Best laptop in terms of the GPU power for 98SE is the IBM ThinkPad T42 (or T42p). But its sound card is AC'97, not compatible with pure DOS. There really is no perfect laptop out-of-the-box, you can try something like OPL2LPT or a dock with a PCI slot.
  2. While I actually tried to sort of use 98SE daily in 2015, in the recent years, it's been proven increasingly difficult. Now I use it just for fun, and trying what boundaries I can push it. Will actually make a new topic as an update to one of my old topics about running 98SE on a modern PC, as some things have changed since then. 98SE is running fine on my main PC on an 1TB HDD (50GB partition at the front of it, rest is an NTFS partition for data storage), alongside Windows 10 on an separate SSD (will revert to Windows 7/ArchLinux some time in the future). 98SE cannot see any other drives than its own, so no risk of getting other data corrupted/lost. It's a happy world! My PC is an ASRock H110M-DVS R3.0 motherboard, with an Intel Pentium G4560, GTX 1050 Ti (normal GPU) / 6600 GT PCIe (98SE GPU) - I swap those around (very fun to do!), 8GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM (limited to 1GB for 98SE via HimemX, as MaxPhysPage trick doesn't work with such a new PC, also lowered the timing to CL13-14-14-34 CR1), an USB 2.0 PCIe x1 card, with a cheap generic USB sound card attached to it, and finally, the @rloew's AHCI Driver. The motherboard's LAN chip has official drivers for 98SE from Realtek's website! (RTL8111C) This is as best as I can do for a modern 98SE experience!
  3. @RetroidAll hope is lost, I've been sucked since at least...2010 It's not about the OS, but the API that it uses, if the API is useful enough, you can do useful stuff...also driver support! Opera 12.02 supports TLS 1.2 if you enable it, it's not by default.
  4. Should have written it would be a dead end for me, I'm not experienced enough (though want to be!) to directly modify .sys files Still don't understand how would that driver work, if it's made before the RT5360 even existed...unless you have a way to import stuff from the 2010 driver to the 2007 one
  5. Code 10 means dead end, sorry
  6. Would be nice to see the exact device ID of the exact card you have @MERCURY127 WikiDevi says it's PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_5360. The drivers mentioned in the topic @LoneCrusader mentioned from here: https://www.download3k.com/Install-Asus-ET1602-Wireless-LAN-Driver.html support only PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_0601 and PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_0681. Those are RT2800 PCI and RT2890 PCIe chipsets respectively. Those are dated 2007, and I'm pretty sure Ralink would not bother with 9x drivers after 2007, I think only Realtek kept making 9x drivers after 2007 until 2008. WikiDevi also says the RT5360 chipset was approved by the FCC at the end of 2009. Seeing as the earliest drivers on the D-Link drivers are from 2010, I'm pretty sure those are the earliest ones. So I think those older Ralink chipsets are supported, but not newer ones under 9x. As a side note, I really would not bet on any official 9x drivers with devices manufactured after 2008 (not counting unofficial ones like the AHCI driver)
  7. Can't really find Windows 9x drivers for it, earliest one is for Windows 2000, I would try the Win2K driver with a modified INF and see if it works with the Odyssey Client.
  8. MrMateczko

    Some my experience + nVidia drivers conflict

    GeForce 8000 series and newer DOES NOT work with 98SE! This is a false information circulating in the Internet! The INF file of the 82.69 drivers contain device IDs of newer GPUs that DO NOT WORK! Latest/best 98SE NVIDIA GPU that DOES work with the 82.69 drivers is the 7900GTX! Which is the 7000 series, not 8000 series. 7000 series does work with 82.69, and so does earlier series. As for the 320GB partition, you will encounter data corruption if your partition is more than 137GB, I recommend setting up a smaller partition, or using the patch as schwups mentioned. As for your motherboard, it's too new for 98SE. There are no HD Audio drivers for 98SE, so you have to use PCI or a USB Audio Card. As for LAN (Ethernet), try Marvell ones from here: https://soggi.org/drivers/marvell.htm
  9. MrMateczko

    MSBATCH.INF DevicePath=1 problem...

    Does this happen on regular 98SE? (Reference for others: 98IF is an unofficial Russian 98SE distribution, with a heavily modified setup process) DevicePath adds installation source directory to path for INFs. If it doesn't happen on regular 98SE, I would check if there is a .cab that makes that error. Maybe it doesn't like some INFs included or something.
  10. I was talking about reverting the Windows 98 OS files, not the MBR.
  11. MrMateczko

    Modern Hardware Driver For XP 32bit

    Here are drivers for your graphic card for Windows XP 64-bit: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22876/Intel-HD-Graphics-driver-for-Windows-XP64-Embedded They support those Device IDs (Ivy Bridge and Haswell): PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0162 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0166 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_016A PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0152 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_015A PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C02 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C06 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C12 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C16 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C22 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C26 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0402 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0406 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0412 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0416 <- yours PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A06 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A16 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A26 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0D06 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0D16 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0D26 As for GPU drivers for anything newer than Haswell for XP - probably no chance.
  12. Nah, I'm pretty sure I had days when I've installed 98SE more than 17 times That's how I've memorized the full 98SE OEM CD-Key by now, very useful skill. As for the problem, I know why MERCURY127 is annoyed, in fact, all Windows versions really like to completely overwrite MBR and cause annoyance. Would be interesting to know at what EXACT point does Setup program modify the MBR in the first part of the install. Making a backup and restoring it whenever you need a fresh start is easiest workaround, since 98SE really doesn't care about anything else than the registry (system/user.dat), the DOS environment (io.sys/command.com), the MBR, and the OS files itself. All those things, except the MBR, are very easy to backup/restore, best time to do a backup is right after the first part of install, since no PC specific stuff has been done by then (hardware detection and user settings). Something like a restore.bat file that reverts everything at command in pure DOS is something I would have done in your case. That's just my few cents/rubles
  13. MrMateczko

    Disable "Special Tasks" in XP

    I'm pretty sure he wants the "common tasks" to be there, but with selective tasks removed from it while browsing photo/video folders.
  14. MrMateczko

    Error 0cx000007b On Game Launch

    What was the error? The Universal C Runtime (KB2999226) is NOT telemetry/upgrade to Windows 10! It is the API that programs built using Visual Studio 2015/2017 (such as your game) uses. It is required for Windows 7 to support such programs. Dunno who tells it's a bad update, but the source has to be updated. Try installing it to see if the game starts working: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2999226/update-for-universal-c-runtime-in-windows
  15. MrMateczko

    Error 0cx000007b On Game Launch

    One thing I can add is that Dependency Walker is very old and produces misleading results on modern OS. The last version is from 2006! Way before the Universal C Runtime (those api-ms-win files) was introduced. Use Dependencies from here: https://github.com/lucasg/Dependencies/releases It should give more accurate results.
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