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Everything posted by MrMateczko

  1. I think it's this: http://sweetlow.orgfree.com/download/ No INF files are present but I guess it's just a drop in replacement for existing USB 2.0 drivers...
  2. When I was running 98SE natively on a Pentium G4560 and Ryzen 5 3600, I didn't need this patch, it seems to be only needed for running under a virtualization software like VMware/VirtualBox. This patch doesn't fix the VCACHE error on the newest CPUs/UEFI versions like on my i3-12100F.
  3. Too new, don't bother.
  4. Not sure what the problems with sound are, Realtek AC97 v4.04 driver should work fine: https://tim.id.au/static/WDM_A404.exe
  5. Your laptop is too new for Win9x. As for DOS sound, your only option to have good DOS sound in your laptop is to get a PCMCIA Sound Card compatible with DOS games, more info here: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=30840 Though probably such sound card will be more expensive than a PC with ISA slots and an ISA soundcard
  6. This is some devastating news, he was very active over at the Win9x section and others, he will be missed. Rest in Peace.
  7. Just seeing this... He will not be forgotten, as a fellow customer (I bought his Win9x AHCI driver) and an active user of the Win9x section here over at the MSFN who had many conversations with him, I am sending best wishes to the family. Rest in Peace.
  8. 1920x1080 is officially supported under Windows 9x and is nothing fancy, NVIDIA drivers included this resolution in their INF file, and other manufacturers did too. 1366x768 on the other hand was not widely (or at all?) supported under Windows 9x, the simple change in the INF file may or may not work, it's all a matter of luck.
  9. You type and run "PATCHMEM /M" (no quotes) from pure DOS, not from Windows DOS prompt, use F8 or exit to DOS from shutdown menu.
  10. 1. What are the rest of your components? What is the exact variant of the GPU? 2. Reinstall 98SE with the "/p i" switch to disable ACPI which might cause problems 3. Install R. Loew's PATCHMEM with the "/m" switch: https://archive.org/details/PATCHMEM 4. What is the error? When does the system crash? 5. Install patches from PTCHNVSZ from R. Loew: https://archive.org/details/PTCHNVSZ (although it says it is only for 512MB GPUs, its fixes can be applied to other NVIDIA GPUs as well (minus the BIOS fix), consult the included manual
  11. Ok, it seems I should be in better luck trying Mesa, your driver/GPU has worse support than mine, maybe try installing the latest one (they seem to be not the latest ones) from here: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/vftp1gme.exe (they are made for ThinkPads specifically)
  12. @Bruninho Have you checked this page he created? https://github.com/kjliew/qemu-3dfx/wiki/Apple-Silicon-macOS-Prerequisites
  13. Try using AIDA64, Everest doesn't show info regarding which OpenGL version is supported, AIDA64 latest version does work under Win9x. Use ZIP version, if experiencing BSOD, remove kerneld.w9x from AIDA64 files. I can try using Mesa, going to be a long process testing all those versions...
  14. There's also the unfixable at the moment VCACHE error that appears on the newest motherboards: https://msfn.org/board/topic/183200-z690-vcache-protection-error/ Maybe this info can help to troubleshoot this too...
  15. You can try RLoew's AHCI driver: https://archive.org/details/ahci_win9x and plug the SSD directly to Intel's SATA ports, disable JMicron controller, and set the SATA mode to Enhanced. There's no need to look for any specific SATA controllers anymore, any SATA controller will work with this driver using Enhanced AHCI mode (not Compable/IDE). Just install Win9x like normal, it will boot up in DOS-compatible disk access mode, in which you install the AHCI driver, reboot and you're all good.
  16. Hello @WhiteArmpits I have tried running Minecraft 1.8 as instructed in the video on my ThinkPad T42p with the ATI Mobility FireGL T2 that should support OpenGL 2.0 in theory as seen in TechPowerUp: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/ati-m10.g249 vs your GPU https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/ati-m7.g199 However, upon launching, all I get is a garbled screen and a complete system freeze. It seems that the ATI OpenGL driver for Win9x (for those laptop GPUs at least) is not fully compatible with OpenGL 2.0 as seen in AIDA64: (can you show how it looks like on your laptop?) Perhaps Windows XP driver has support for OpenGL 2.0 for those GPUs, I would have to check this myself, you can also try using Windows XP, should have much better luck there. I haven't tried Mesa, but from my experience, trying to run any software emulation of OpenGL or D3D9 is usually a pain in Win9x, since most of the time, it is not working at all, and even if it worked, the performance would probably be very bad, as SC7601 points out. Version 1.7.2 worked fine. I can try running 1.8 it on my Core 2 Duo PC with the GeForce 7900 GTX, it should work there.
  17. I always used NetTime for time synchronization on 98SE but it isn't perfect. I'm interested to try TimeSync and see if it works better.
  18. Hi I haven't forgotten about your topic, I have it on my lists of things to do, I'll post here when I test it out.
  19. When it comes to RAM amount and 98SE, if you have between 512MB and 1152MB, the stability varies from PC to PC with no clear pointers to check if the system will work fine. On some systems it will work fine, on others there might be some minor or even major errors. If you have more than 1152MB of RAM, 98SE will throw an error at startup, and R. Loew's RAM Patch is then required...I can't find a reason not to install it anyways.
  20. I saw your comment under TheMiningTeam's YouTube video Video in question, for those interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw1RcdOSlTo Perhaps if other people with similar hardware to yours replicated steps from the video to try to run Minecraft, that could narrow the cause. I have a ThinkPad T42p (15 inch version) which is similar to your laptop, but it has a ATI Mobility FireGL T2 GPU with 128MB VRAM and it's based on a newer architecture. I will try to run Minecraft as instructed from the video on my laptop and will let you know if it runs, if I find the time, life's busy.
  21. Try grabbing drivers from a Restore CD of a similar model (eTower 633is): https://archive.org/details/emachinesrestorecdversion1.1etower633is2000
  22. Pretty much all users on the Win9x section of this forum know that it isn't practical, we do it for fun. Or well, that's what I like to think
  23. I sadly confirm that on my new PC with Intel Core i3-12100F and MSI PRO H610M-B DDR4 motherboard with the latest UEFI version (1.70), I am experiencing the VCACHE Protection Error (needed to use HIMEMX to get to that stage). Unfortunately, unless there's a fix for it, this seems to be an end of an era of trying to run 98SE on latest hardware, most likely new AM5 motherboards will also experience this issue I could have tried older UEFI versions but do not want to risk my new motherboard just for this, I doubt that would help anyway...

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