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  1. Thanks for the heads up. Indeed there's a 2.1GB swap file on the root partition. Problem is, it's always been there, but at first install and about a year or more after that the amount was being displayed correctly. Something changed in Wine between v4.0 and v5.14. Here's a screenshot of the very same application (my own MemPanel) running simultaneusly in Wine 4.0, 5.14 and 6.0 (4.0 and 6.0 are under PlayOnLinux, 5.14 is default on the system). Amazingly, even the total system load (left of bottom progressbar) appears much higher than normal. Native Mint applet shows a 1.67GB RAM usage out of
  2. For the startup stuff I was succesfully using CodeStuff Starter on both 98SE and XP. One minor problem is that the latest version (something ending in .29) had a faulty installer that wouldn't run on 98SE, but the zip version was fine - just unpack somewhere and run the exe. No need for msconfig or others. For some reason my 98SE machine seems to botch the registry upon every shutdown after upgrading the memory to 768MB a while ago. I did use a patched vxd (forgot its name) that was supposed to take care of the memory excess, and indeed the system only "sees" 512MB, but there must
  3. Yeah, the past has a nasty habit of comin' back to bite one in the a$$. So incredibly happy to see you back alive man! Thought you were a goner after all this time. Bite my tongue! Heard life is kinda harsh down under. Hope you're coping as well as possible, all things considered. Take care man and thank you for all you've done for the community!
  4. Latest version of API Parameter Count is Initial release can be found in the large package here. A repackage can be found here. It adds previous versions and as scripts only (in the source folder) and a fixed section name in the ini file. Also, due to a programming error the application cannot unpack the internal copy of the ini file upon first start, remaining in a file open loop until fed with a proper path, therefore a copy of the ini has been placed in the executable folder making it easy for the user to select it.
  5. Agreed. For some weird reason I always ignored everything related to MIDI although didn't even know what it was all about. Only about two years and a half ago out of sheer curiosity I took on improving an AHK script for a virtual piano keyboard that was working with MIDI. And I was stunned by what MIDI can actually do. Digging for that script now and testing it I sadly discovered that Wine doesn't do MIDI currently on this notebook, and Mint itself is not configured to play MIDI. Will have to dig around and try to fix things. Unfortunately, my mod of the original script aims to be compatible
  6. I stand corrected, my bad for not keeping up to date. Kudos to roytam1 for all the work. So at least XP users have a chance of being closer to current requirements. There are still a lot of things to implement even in official Pale Moon before considering it up to par with the other browsers/engines (try to open rottentomatoes.com in latest available Pale Moon - v28.16.10 as of now - and it will greet you with unsupported-browser?err=custom-elements,shadow-dom). Additionally, from what I read on the PM forums starting with next version (v29) there will be major changes in handling add-ons, t
  7. You're starting to master your AHK scripts, good for you. In no time more complex actions will become very easy to perform through hotkeys. Then maybe you'll start building GUIs for fine tweaking settings or converging multiple actions in a single button click. Soon you'll realize you became a hobbyist programmer. Just like me :) There are a couple of built-in plug-ins that come with the main executable. At least the additional AAC plug-in should be installed for certain radio stations to work (as mentioned above). Maybe other formats would be required by other stations, haven't checke
  8. Same here. Got about 12-14 units around me in this room, most of which might still work if provided proper peripherals and power. Scarce physical space though, and not enough peripherals. Ranging from my first computer ever - a 486DXII-66MHz IBM PS/ValuePoint - to some Intel dual core or so (that one I actually bought at the flea market). There are old archived third-party Pale Moon builds for early generations PentiumII/III and AMD Duron/Athlon lacking SSE2 and even for non-SSE CPUs. Unfortunately they only work in XP and later. Courtesy of user Mercury: - IA-32 (non-SSE) builds are
  9. Done. My Soyo SY-6VBA133 (P II-III) is still working after ten years of 24/7 load, with about one year of stand-by in between and only sporadic launches lately. I have two HP Vectra VL420 (P4) one of which had 9 (nine) bulging/leaking capacitors last time I checked (about two years ago) and the other one failing to start up about first nine times out of ten. Come to think about it most boards that ended up in my junk pile are from early Intel P4/AMD Athlon XP era. I did manage to replace a few capacitors years ago when my eyesight wasn't as bad as now. Did that even for videocards, not
  10. Wow, could be my failing memory but I never thought any Winamp version above 2.x would work in Win9x. There once was a plethora of skins for Winamp, both for classic and modern versions. I still have a few dozen in a folder on a USB stick. But I stopped using Winamp many years ago, switched to skwire's Trout instead only because it was built in AutoHotkey using BASS and back then I was interested in what the BASS library could do. And then I just stopped listening to music altogether, for some unknown reason. Regarding weather apps, for a brief period I used another of skwire's scripts
  11. One other media player that may work is GOM Player. That was my player on 98SE for a very long time. I'm just testing it now in a virtual 98SE (updated with IE6-SP1, uSP3) and it is able to play the playlist at iceradio.net posted by you above. No luck with a few default links (shown when selecting Add URL in playlist menu), it crashes in GSF.ax. If it keeps doing that, try manually registering the filter by running regsvr32 gsf.ax in the GOM folder. The version I tried is from here. Used the full playlist link including the m3u extension; it wouldn't work without it. The sk
  12. Oh well, it seems vanilla 98 is quite ill-equipped for such complex task. The 'click me' field should provide some system info, such as the Common Controls version (comctl32.dll) which plays an important part. But the machine code seems to fail too. It's been quite a while since I worked on that code (about three years I think), forgot almost everything. I'll try to look through it, maybe build a special debug version to see what exactly fails. The Unicode change is expected, it's on a timer, and it most likely fails due to missing compatible font. In the mean time you may try a test on
  13. Oh, my bad for not explaining in detail. CueBanner is a function, a utility that can be included in other scripts. func_CueBanner 2.6.1.ahk is the main function script. updates.ahk is an extension that allows certain variable types implemented in AHK v1.1+ to be recognized by AHK 1.0. All the scripts in the extra folder are subscript modules that act as helpers for the main function script. The folder structure has to be kept as is, no files should be moved. To observe the effect of the CueBanner function there is an example script called example_CueBanner2.6.1.ahk right next to the fi
  14. Maybe sometimes I make a fool out of myself typing nonsense or using strong language (usually when I'm drunk), but I would never embarass myself offering malicious software. That's why I chose to stick with open-source - no need to blindly trust the author, just check the code and run it as is or compile it yourself. 100% transparency. It's possible that some of the scripts may have been compiled with a more recent, Unicode version of AHK, that's why you get that message. As a rule, names that end in W are Unicode-compiled. An example would be SiBT (StartIsBack Translator) which I built f
  15. Yes, there is the last 9x-compatible AHK version ( in the package, just in case it gets taken off from the official repository someday. The package is the same as earlier, wasn't sure if the link was still around or working. Whoever downloaded it the first time shouldn't download it again. HotkeyCD is a nice helper tool, most useful if the physical Eject button of the optical unit is defective or hard to reach. One that I worked quite a lot on back then is VolOSD. Not sure if it works correctly under vanilla 98, it's using a few tricks. Actually all my scripts have bee
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