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  1. awww, wow, just when i thought youtube would have worked properly in a straightforward manner on firefox 9.01, now apparently it requires all sorts of other complicated / custom modifications, excluding the font fix which i have not tested yet, hmmm...., i may have to just go directly to using windows 2000 but i'll have to see. i still don't understand this whole compatibility thing, like why do they have to change all these browser settings, why can't they leave an option for backwards compatibility? is it simply a security reason or more important reasons, like d***, i still can't get over when youtube still worked on windows 95, even though i believe it was limited to 240p quality.
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    Searching for a WPA2-Capable Card

    realtek 8185 supports wpa2 with odyssey client 4.56 and works on dell latitude d600, ebay sells rtl8185 for fairly cheap, i have not tested 8180, supposedly it was supposed to have a working windows 95 driver but i never got it to work on windows 95, though it was a pci card version i tested, i never tested the 8180 mini pci card version for 95 or 98SE. the broadcom wireless mini pci cards do not seem to work very well so i tend to avoid them if i can.
  3. this may not be what you are looking for but if you wanted reasonable performance for light usage on windows 2000, the dell latitude d630 may not be a bad candidate, certainly nowhere near the performance of the original specs and other people mentioned here in this thread. you can use 1.2mm copper shims in between the gpu and main chipset with new thermal paste for all them including the cpu of course to not forget, and temperatures should be ok, the reason why i mentioned the dell latitude d630 is the majority of newer laptops or decently fast laptops do not have the ability to run windows 2000 because of sata drives, although, there are ways to get sata support through sata drivers integrated such as nlite, but it can be confusing or difficult to do, the d630 has sata compatibility mode in bios to allow running on windows 2000 sp4, this is what most laptops do not have and it's difficult / not very practical searching laptops one by one to see which one may have such a setting or not. i do want to make the notice in case you didn't know that the d630 has somewhat of a faulty nvidia chip, this is where the high temperatures mostly come from i believe as i have tested this myself, but i am not sure if the faulty part is simply because of the heat and / or some other problem.
  4. this is interesting, makes me want to reconsider testing 98SE again with firefox 9.01 and the font-file modifications you mentioned, i made a mistake though on mentioning youtube playback not working, video playback still works as you mentioned as i just tested firefox 9.01 on windows 7 64 bit, however, because i had those earlier font problems on 98SE, this made me not use firefox 9.01, even though the video playback did still work. for the font related problem, i did not find that "MICROSS.TTF" file in my windows 7 system, even though youtube worked just fine, maybe that's a 9x specific file or something? i guess i'll just have to test a 98SE system hopefully in the near future.
  5. i had the same issues you had pretty much, i was using firefox 9.01 earlier on 98SE when youtube was also working not too long ago but not only does youtube not work anymore but also those other issues you mentioned started showing up, basically making the web browser almost completely broken, i do not remember the exact functionality, but one huge problem was the "encoding" that causes letters to be typed in strange characters in certain sites such as youtube, i was told to check if one of the settings was set to true and it was, yet i still had the strange character problem. this caused me to switch back all the way to firefox 3.6.28 and it worked "ok" without the strange character problem, however, it is pretty limited in functionality such as not being able to print anything on the web browser ( i have never tested this myself, however on the kernelex page on firefox, it mentions the printing related errors ), and youtube of course doesn't work. honestly, at a quick glance so far, i see no nostalgic or other functional reason / purpose to use 98SE in this state, i would rather use windows 2000 with the extended kernel with firefox 31.8 esr web browser or windows 95 osr 2.5 with retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 support, although this thread is mainly for 9x and another user mentioned to try keeping it relevant, i don't see what's wrong with mentioning these things, it shouldn't really have to matter where the information is located, if someone is googling the matter for example, then they will find it wherever it is, also, i noticed when trying to run that kmeleon 74 with goanna 2.2 or even the normal version, it would load into a black screen on windows 2000 so i am not sure what's up with that because last time i tested it on a different system, it worked fine. i had to switch back to firefox 31.8 esr due to this which required installing the extended kernel, however, firefox 31.8esr apparently doesn't load every html5 or all youtube videos for some reason, that's why i had tried using kmeleon 74 with goanna 2.2 earlier because it didn't have that same problem when i launched the same video that didn't work on firefox 31.8 esr, but who knows what the problem is, it's difficult enough finding out what the problem or culprit is when technology keeps changing.
  6. well i disagree with your statement entirely, with that being said and relevant to your criticism, the file version for the retrozilla application file in my retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 packaged web browser is 1.8.20180.5282 for those that are experimenting and have the same version file in their package.
  7. i don't know the exact version i am using, i have it renamed to retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 support and it worked on my recent testing on windows 95, it works better than kmeleon 1.5 versions and better than firefox, as well as better than opera 10.10, and IE 5.5 SP2, i never really tested the unofficial 10.63 on windows 95 that much, half the time it wouldn't work right i think and so i never kept it. the retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 package i have is better in that i haven't really noticed it malfunctioning or freezing, it actually loads all or almost all web page content and quicker in doing so than other browsers i tested, this was with a pentium iii, i didn't do as much progression testing, i only used one site to download youtube videos and it worked fine, as well as wikipedia and image searching through google. i suppose with the added sse2 instructions in more modern cpu's like pentium 4 northwood, it would load sites better and offer better functionality. there still was some sort of certificate related error of accepting certificates, but i don't know if this was from a older version of retrozilla i tested or if it's a common problem in almost all of these older browsers, including the 2.2 with tls 1.2 support one. hopefully i can test another system and see if the same problem occurs, it's unfortunate the packages of these web browsers are just scattered without one knowing exactly which version to use and / or which is the best for their operating system, etc, it's been trial and error for me.
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    Windows 9x CDs not providing the proper files

    i've never used a virtual machine, as such, it would create the problems you explained for one. i always use a 98SE boot disk with 98SE os burned iso on another disc, although the specific boot disk i have is somewhat a modified version, i do not remember what i did to make it, however a normal 98SE boot disk should work ok for most basic partitioning, etc. so i use 98SE boot disk and launch fdisk, wipe any partitions not needed, create a new one, exit, reboot into fdisk again, now i can select the e: directory, then once in the e: directory, i type cd win95, you may have to retype it twice or three times , then i type format c:, then after it formats, i do md c:\win95, then copy *.* c:\win95, then i switch to the c: directory, specifically c:\win95, then i run setup from there. below is detailed installation instructions i made for myself below: . put in 98SE boot disk in optical drive and allow it to load or be selected from boot options . boot from cd rom, when the start up menu appears, select start computer with cd rom support . go to fdisk by typing fdisk in the command prompt and select yes for large disk support . clear all partitions that are not needed or create a specified partition and make it active after it you created the exact size . reboot, put back 98SE boot disk and make sure fdisk has the specified drive active . exit from fdisk and now that you are back in command prompt, you should be able to go into either the "d:" or "e:" drive . for custom builds that do not use the original windows cd, the optical drive directory will be most likely "e:" so type in "e:", then type "cd win98", or if it is windows 95, type "cd win95", it should then read "e:\win95" or "e:\win98" . you can then go ahead and type "format c:", press "Y" . then after format completes, press enter and then type "md c:\win98" or "md c:\win95" and then press enter . then type "copy *.* c:\win95" or "copy *.* c:\win95" and press enter, this will copy install files to "c:" drive . then you can change to the "c:" drive and run setup by typing "c:", press enter, and then type "cd win98" or "cd win95" and press enter . then it should read either "c:\win95" or "c:\win98" and you can then type "setup" and press enter or a different command of setup depending on the system, some systems may require running a certain setup switch such as "setup /p i" . the setup should now load and should not need the cd anymore unless specified, i like to keep it in for the first setup phase and remove it right after the 1st phase restarts, for windows 95, some systems with fast processors such as pentium 4 will need you to load fix95cpu version 3.0 right before the 2nd setup phase to allow fully installating of windows or else a windows protection error occurs, this update also fixes other things
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    Windows 9x CDs not providing the proper files

    it's interesting, in the past, i used to copy all these requested files into the same folder when the wizards asked for certain files, but this obviously wasn't the right way in doing things and was very impractical because it required knowing exactly what files were needed in the first place. i am not sure on the process for tcp/ip, does that mean you already have the winsock 2 update or are you just seperately configuring tcp/ip? i never had to manually install tcp/ip in windows 95, all i had to do was install the winsock 2 update and restart the system right after. in any case, if winsock 2 is installed properly, for the wizard problem, i usually type "c:\windows" or "c:\windows\system" for it to find certain files as the files in these folders are also usually the newest and latest. you can even use the find wizard to manually locate the requested file and see where it's located, although in some cases, such as upon restart, you won't be able to access the find app, since it only shows the wizard, in this case, you'll just have to use either the two areas i just listed or some other directory, i actually have to do this in certain chipset inf updates where it requests a certain ide file which i have to point to "c:\windows\system\iosubsys".
  10. hmm..., gtk radiant 1.2.11 wouldn't even launch actually on windows 95, so i lied about it working earlier. maybe it's just this specific system i am using, it gave an illegal operation error, also the 1.2.13 update almost seems like a full version and not really just a update, when i installed it, it had a separate program directory. 1.1.1 only seems to support quake 3, i didn't bother installing it. the change from 1.2.11 to 1.2.13 made no difference, launching 1.2.13 separately still had the illegal operation error. interestingly, "GtkRadiantSetup-1.3.13-raven" installed and launched up with no errors, also "GtkRadiantSetup-1.4.0-raven" installed with no errors and launched up. i haven't tested 1.5 or newer, however, i suspect it may be a problem the newer i go, even if they install and launch. i suppose using a newer gtk radiant would be better if it can have better support for things, so as long they are stable and windows 95 can support / handle these features.
  11. hi, i was wondering if anyone has had experience with using gtk radiant, i have googled a bit on it but it's a bit complicated for me to figure out what i need to do. basically what i have in mind is to make some maps using a supported game such as return to castle wolfenstein. the operating system i want to use is windows 95. i have been hearing from the forums that gtk radiant 1.2.11 / 1.2.13 are more "stable" than gtk radiant 1.4 or 1.5, i have not tried to install 1.4 or 1.5 on windows 95, i tried "GtkRadiantSetup-1.3.13-raven" and it installed and was able to run without any errors, although i didn't actually test it as i had no game to test, i just launched the program. i also got gtk radiant 1.2.11 to work in the past, and up to update 1.2.13 works, but no actual map editing or testing, only installation of the program itself. for me, my biggest concern if this makes sense is whether or not what i can do within the map editor itself will be supported fully in windows 95, i am fairly novice to any of the things in map creation, definitions of things like vertex / pixel stuff, etc, although i do have a general idea of what they would mean or translate into. i have used warcraft 3's world editor and like it a lot, even though my expertise on it is very basic, i would have installed it and used it again, however, the game has gone through many changes, combined with windows 10 and my specific system changes, i do not think i can run it properly, even if i do try to reinstall it. being that windows 95 only supports up to directx 8.0a officially, i was wondering how well i can construct maps using the features offered in gtk radiant, for example, gtk radiant 1.3.13 runs and supports wolfenstein: enemy territory but windows 95 does not support that game as it is a directx 8.1 game, i was gonna use RTCW possibly. i want to know what are the factors that would affect how well i can make maps look, and / or stability of the game level editor itself, also, as a somewhat off topic or broad issue, i was wondering if anyone has installed or experimented with directx 8.0b as it is supposed to be supported on windows 95, i wanted to know if installing it would allow increased functionality, such as better vertex / pixel shader operation, etc. i made a thread on this a while ago, however, there wasn't really a definite answer to confirm 100 percent on how to install directx 8.0b, other than simply copying over one of the files, there is also the 8.0a SDK package and it's complicated for me to know what to do with that.
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    Getting a HP DC7700 SFF to work with 98SE

    please if you can post the hardware id of the audio device and NIC, for the gpu, you would have to use the one mentioned by ABCDEFG, i uploaded a copy below to download, which may or may not work because it does not have all the packaged contents, install the gpu driver by manually changing the the vga display adapter, use have disk option and point it to the package and select whatever is listed i believe, reboot if needed and you should be able to set the resolution up to 1024x768 with 32 bit color. vbemp9x (128MB).zip
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    compaq presario m2000 with 98SE install

    thanks for the info, i WOULD put back windows 2000, however, as i mentioned before, i can't get the d*** thing to work with the gpu, it causes a black screen upon reboot after gpu driver install which i suspect has to NOT do with the gpu driver but a problem with detecting a monitor as the system does not have a monitor upon installation. the vbemp driver for windows 2000 works, but then the system is very limited in performance and functioning because vbemp is just a cosmetic solution. i have not found any solutions through google on how to fix this issue. the monitor in the properties section is greyed out for the list of modes and you can't change it, so the sony 1024x768 lcd monitor driver posted on the driver page for driverscape is useless if i can't actually change the monitor or install a monitor.
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    compaq presario m2000 with 98SE install

    i was wondering for the kmeleon browser, did you use the one from kmeleonbrowser.org site or the one that mentions kmeleon74 with goanna 2.2 fix? because the one i was testing this whole time was with the goanna 2.2 version which is like 10 MB larger in size, i did not test the original one which has the filename of "k-meleon74.0.exe", also i checked firefox 9.01 and the encoding settings in about:config were correct and set to true but it still had the messed up characters ( i am currently experimenting with 98SE again ).
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    compaq presario m2000 with 98SE install

    wow, this is a lot of info, i wish i could experiment again with the same laptop but now i am deciding to try windows 2000 on it again due to a lot of stress with working with it on 98SE ( reinstalled like 6 times already ) and of course the kernelex related issues, everything worked fine ( aside from web browsers / kernelex ) until the last thing i wanted to do which was install office xp, restarted system and it hanged on the updating process, i have yet to find a solution online for it, one site said to delete the wininit.ini file but this didn't even exist on my system. i was actually gonna ask if you knew how to configure the ati sb400 / rs480 chipset on windows 2000 with the mobility radeon x200 graphics. for some weird reason, i can get it to work on 98SE if using smbus driver version 5.10.1000.7 and using ati catalyst 6.2 and manually changing vga display adapter with have disk method and selecting ""ASUS Extreme AX300SE/T 128MB - Secondary" = RV370_ENU, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5B70&SUBSYS_002B1043", however, using the same smbus driver version and using a official windows 2000 driver for the exact hardware id of the laptop's gpu causes a black screen upon restart. i know it should work, apparently one guy from another forum mentioned they got the same gpu ( without mentioning exact hardware id ) working on their laptop a while back, however, i have yet to come across any site that mentions what exactly they had to do to get the gpu to work, like what specific smbus driver, any other things they had to do, which driver version, etc. i do notice that the monitor in properties section is greyed out for the part mentioning hide modes the monitor can't display, perhaps one needs to manually install the monitor driver somehow before installing the gpu, at least for this specific laptop or similar configurations? however, i do not know how to do this, at least in the "right" way, driverscape shows a 1024x768 sony lcd monitor driver, so i thought that perhaps this is something that is needed to be installed manually before attempting gpu install. i do not remember the exact driver versions i used to get the same black screen problem upon reboot but i am hoping that the new one i found which happens that have the EXACT subsys may work if i just install the same way i did before, however, i am also scared it will just boot up to the black screen again, making it harder to fix. below is the exact hardware id of the laptop which i do not know if i tested yet, the driver version is and specifically listed for windows 2000 "ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M" = ati2mtag_RS480M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5955&SUBSYS_3091103C