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About creopard

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  1. I would like to announce the German version of the unofficial Windows 98 SE SP Version 3.x based on PROBLEMCHYLD outstanding work. It's currently in beta state and lookingfor beta testers. It does not include all features of its English predecessor (yet?), however some more Win ME files were interspersed where appropriate. Its focus is also more on retro/games, thus spider solitaire and space cadet were also included, as well as Tihiy's "IPtest - network inducator" tool. If you run a German Windows 98 SE and would like to have a look, please feel free to download it at (changelog from v3.0 to 3.1 beta included): https://www.creopard.de/download/detail/sesp31_de_beta/12.htm Feedback welcome!
  2. Very helpfull, indeed. Currently, there are only PE files with zero headers left
  3. Obviously I chose the way "learning by doing" - I was not yet familiar to linear executables and new executables... But thanks for pointing at the right direction. I was assuming that "PEChecksum" would have a look at offset 80h and check for "PE" before calculating a new checksum. Would it also make senseo to correct the checksum of NE and LE executables?
  4. I'm patching them because I'm currently updating the outdated German "Windows 98 SE SP 3.0 beta4" to a new/fully tested version 3.1. As you can imagine this requires replacing/editing quite some files with the German equivalents... Based on PROBLEMCHYLD's "U98SESP3" Pack, I'm recreating the German version, hence the question about the checksums. Here is the list of files that had the checksum updated: However I didn't narrow the list down yet to specific files, that might provoke the protection error...
  5. I guess it's not a good idea to fix the checksums of .vxd files? After fixing all files with "PEChecksum" (from n7Epsilon) Windows 98 prompts me with a "protection error" "while initializing device CONFIGMS".
  6. I've seen in various threads that users modding/hacking Windows 9x files recalculate the PE header checksums of the modded file. What's the purpose of that?
  7. The wpi.net WEbsite is pretty dead / full of scam. Whoever want to have a look at the WPI Tool, have the only archived file from here: https://web.archive.org/web/20110501183832/http://www.wpiw.net/Downloads/WPI_Classic_v2.2.rar
  8. Wow, the IPTest Tool for Win9x is really cool!
  9. Would you also share your German 3.80 version of Winrar?
  10. Here's a complete guide! https://www.philscomputerlab.com/windows-98-unattended-installation.html
  11. I tried Retrozilla 2.2, but infortunately it has issues with TLS 1.2 (TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES) and can't connect to these websites...
  12. It depends, if you want to play DOS games as well, check out this thread: https://gona.mactar.hu/DOS_TESTS/ TL;DR: MATROX cards may not be a good option for older titles...
  13. The German version of NUSB 3.5 can be downloaded here: http://www.nandlstadt.com/projekte/windows-98-se-nusb-geraetetreiber-fuer-usb.htm
  14. What'e the error exactly? Screenshot? Can you upload your file base somewhere, so I can try to compile & check it.
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