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ppgrainbow

Adobe Photoshop 3.0.4 and Windows 95

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I'm currently running Windows 95 SP1 under VMware Player 6.0.4 (host OS: Windows Vista) with the VMware SVGA II graphics card driver installed and I've run into a problem with a old graphics editing programme called Adobe Photoshop 3.0.4 (released in June 1995).

 

The application works under Windows 95, however when I try to tinker around with the toolbox, edit the canvas or attempt to save a file after a few minutes, Adobe Photoshop 3.0.4 crashes:
 

Photoshp

This program has performed an illegal operation
and will be shut down.

If the problem persists, contact the program
vendor

PHOTOSHP caused an invalid page fault in
module KERNEL32.DLL at 0137:BFF78040.

 

Clicking on Details prior to closing Adobe Photoshop 3.0.4 displays the following:
 

Registers:
EAX=017D5020 CS=0137 KIP=BFF78040 KFLGS=00010212
EBX=0189EF18 SS=013F ESP=0092F254 KBP=00001796
ECX=00100000 DS=013F KSI=017D5020 FS=0D6F
EDX=0070000C KS=013F KDI=000C9EF8 CS=0D5E

Bytes at CS:KIP
8B 03 A8 01 74 25 25 FC FF FF 0F 8B 53 08 03 F8

Stack dump:
00001796 000C9EF8 01795018 00040008 BFF782C7
00700000 017D5020 000C9EF8 00000000 01795018
00700000 00000003 0070000C 0000189E 00000000
00000000

 

I'm wondering if the problem relies on the Windows 95 operating system itself (including the updates that I installed), Adobe Photoshop itself or the KERNEL32.DLL module that hasn't even been updated yet. I searched for answers to resolve this issue, but it has been no help at all.

Is there a way to fix this problem? 64 MB of system memory and 4 MB of video memory is allocated to the guest OS under VMware Player.

 

Update: I found that Adobe Photoshop 3.0.4 isn't fully compatible with Windows 95. Updating to version 3.0.5 apparently solved the issue. :)

Edited by ppgrainbow

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Photoshop even on to 1-6-CS2 had problems with memory management. All of them will crash when the memory limit is too much. Make sure the memory for PS is working correctly. Funny that CS2 was the most longest used with the most mods back in the Tiger years.

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