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  1. If we want to continue to use Win98se on newer hardware this will have to be done... SciTech has a 915 driver, but doesn't have a driver for the newer chipsets e.g. the 945GM in my laptop and I've had no success in attempting to unpack the installer and force-install 945G drivers manually (I doubt there is much difference between the G and GM anyway). They do not support 3d acceleration, and 2d acceleration support is supposed to be minimal. The Intel i800-series (e.g. 865) drivers might be worth trying to force install; although it did not work in my case, I have not investigated the issue further and it may be due to the driver looking for specific device IDs before it will operate. Providing there is sufficient backwards compatibility between the 900 and 800-series, in this case it should be trivial to edit the driver so it will recognise the device ID of the 900-series chipsets. 2d acceleration should be possible, and maybe even 3d. I have found the i810 and i815 programmer reference manuals but little documentation for the newer chipsets. The closest to documentation would be Intel's open-source Linux drivers, which, while they do show the programming interface of the GMCH, have not much in the way of explanation. That driver supports a whole range of Intel integrated graphics controllers (all the way up to the newest Q965) and if a Win98se "port" of it could be done we may have a solution. However the Linux driver architecture is substantially different, so this is going to be quite a bother... The Windows 2000 and XP drivers for the 900 series chipsets are WDM drivers; recalling Win98se supports WDM drivers, maybe it would be possible to once again force the driver to work with a little bit of editing. The only problem would be missing APIs from 98se's implementation of WDM Another method would be to disassemble the default VGA drivers and add the code (obtained from either the Linux or Win2K/XP driver) necessary to handle the 2D functions. This way we should be able to get 2D acceleration, or at the very least, framebuffer mode, working at anything other than 640x480x4. I have given up on the SuperVGA+ project (writing a generic driver for almost all VESA chipsets) but this project may take off given the fact that the 900-series chipsets are becoming quite popular (in fact mobos with 915G are cheaper than those with the 865G now) and I myself now own a 945GM to experiment on. Assistance or comments/suggestions from any users here knowledgeable in Win9x driver architecture is welcome.
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    MSFN School

    Translators are hilarious. http://www4.tranexp.com:2000/Translate/ind.../msfn.org/board Sample: :lol:
  3. Get a better router, lol.Even the cheapest ones these days should have those capabilities.
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    itunes alternative

  5. LLXX

    Another day, another problem...

    Check PSU.
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    How to re-add avg license after sysprep?

    Registry entries, usually. Monitor the installation process with RegMon.
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    IZArc 3.7 Build 1430

    I prefer 7zip, mainly because it's a lot faster and has a better progress bar, as indicated above. I really don't care how the GUI looks, since I'm not one of those who are obsessed with the appearance -- as long as it works, and it works perfectly fine. 7zip is smaller and faster even though it does not support as many formats (although I don't need such diverse support anyway). BTW IzArc is written in Delphi (executable is packed down to 780K, but it's actually moar liek 2.8M), which is likely the reason for it's lower performance. 7zip looks like MFC (executable is only 293K, not packed). We can compare codec modules from each archiver for each format: 7zip: IzArc: 7z: 137K 505K RAR: 56.5K 160K CAB: 43.5K 57.5K I don't think I need to elaborate. ...BTW, I use LZH/LH7 for my own archiving purposes. The compression is much better than ZIP, quite similar to RAR (sometimes better than).
  8. ...with a little use of the Brain? ...and I don't even know much about Delphi.
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    CPU Fan still running in S3 Standby

    I don't find that a problem, maybe the CPU is still hot?
  10. if the fall was that hard, the HDD platters would probably shatter as well
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    convert to reg file

    Even easier and free: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ies/Regmon.mspx Regmon.
  12. public domain do anything you want
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    From Home to Pro?

    The Pro CD has several files that are different / not included in home edition. You need the CD, but legally the upgrade version is cheapest.
  14. LLXX

    Vista True Type Fonts copied to Win XP?

    If they're TTFs they should work... and usually just copying them over is fine.
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    Error installing .net

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    Windows Theme Problem

    "weird theme that isn't standard"? Explain? Screenshots are helpful.
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    [Request]BIOS pass tool

    Better to do it from DOS. It is BIOS-specific, so I doubt there is a generic tool to change it (but resetting it, can find some).
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    Blu-Ray DRM Cracked too

    I knew this would happen...
  19. Agree, learn the Win32 API. It's a bit different from "normal" programming but isn't too hard once you figure out how the window manager works. Get the "Win32.HLP" ~10MB Win32API Reference. It's very useful.
  20. Reciprocating saw? Just try not to cut too deep
  21. Look at some of the 3d modelers that demoscene groups use. e.g. http://www.theprodukkt.com/werkkzeug1
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    How to reformat & reinstal with more than 512Mb

    MaxPhysPage is unnecessary MinFileCache and MaxFileCache should be set to powers of 2 - e.g. 131072.
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    For all German People's Don't ever try to Post though.
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    CHKDSK Help

    http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/ Low-level surface scanner. Will identify dying sectors (and correct them, although this will cause data loss -- backup!)