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Reply 15660 of 21730, by Bruninho

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I managed to customize a folder in XP to look like Windows 98 Web View Folders. However I can only apply it to one folder per time, not to all folders systemwide. I don't know yet how.

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Reply 15661 of 21730, by mothergoose729

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My son helped me install some PCI cards for my socket 478 windows 98 machine. He begged me to play some games on it, so we played unreal gold on a voodoo 3. He had a blast.

He really enjoyed the "jewel gun" aka the stinger.

Reply 15662 of 21730, by RetroLizard

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mothergoose729 wrote on 2020-06-02, 02:46:

My son helped me install some PCI cards for my socket 478 windows 98 machine. He begged me to play some games on it, so we played unreal gold on a voodoo 3. He had a blast.

He really enjoyed the "jewel gun" aka the stinger.

Did you play the game together on seperate computers? 😉

Reply 15664 of 21730, by kolderman

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Finished a p4 rdram build. Was going to be win98, but it didn't like the 850MV mobo, so went with win2k instead and it worked. Have too many p4s already, but at least I got to see RDRAM type in cpuz 🤣

Reply 15665 of 21730, by SodaSuccubus

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Played some GTA on my P133 temporary rig, while i wait for more 486 parts to come in.
Game's turning out to be more captivating than i gave it credit for previously. Really needs a proper controller though IMO. Gravis Gamepad starting to show its age here

I'd really love to recreate that P133 rig Nocito made a video for on youtube. There's just something so charming about old 95' processors rigged up with a nice Voodoo and beefy 2D card 😁

Just missing a few parts...and no more money left for the hobbies right now after my 486 spend!
Argh! Budgets!

Reply 15666 of 21730, by xcomcmdr

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xjas wrote on 2020-06-01, 19:27:

How did you find D2X-XL to get going?
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I'm sorry it was a long time ago. I deleted all of it and went back to DOSBox. I'm pretty sure I gave up and used Rebirth instead, or used dgVoodoo2 on top.

Reply 15667 of 21730, by mothergoose729

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RetroLizard wrote on 2020-06-02, 03:17:
mothergoose729 wrote on 2020-06-02, 02:46:

My son helped me install some PCI cards for my socket 478 windows 98 machine. He begged me to play some games on it, so we played unreal gold on a voodoo 3. He had a blast.

He really enjoyed the "jewel gun" aka the stinger.

Did you play the game together on seperate computers? 😉

He isn't really old enough to play on his own yet. I gave him the controls but he had trouble with the camera and 3d space. Mostly he is a cheerleader as I play.

I got scolded for shooting one of the nali by accident. "Those aren't the bad guys dad".

Reply 15668 of 21730, by Mister Xiado

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Still hammering away at Windows 95's registry, trying to add the now-standard user content directories. While I can get the icons into My Computer, I still haven't sorted out how to make Windows just open the location I pointed them to in the registry. They're not simple shortcuts, of course, but a small pile of registry keys and data. What may be sticking me is the Attributes section of the ShellFolder key, since there's no real guide on what the numeric values indicate.

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Reply 15669 of 21730, by RetroLizard

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mothergoose729 wrote on 2020-06-02, 08:33:

He isn't really old enough to play on his own yet. I gave him the controls but he had trouble with the camera and 3d space. Mostly he is a cheerleader as I play.

I got scolded for shooting one of the nali by accident. "Those aren't the bad guys dad".

Heheh. I find it incredibly hard to keep the Nali alive, so I don't bother personally.

Reply 15670 of 21730, by Bruninho

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Mister Xiado wrote on 2020-06-02, 09:51:
Still hammering away at Windows 95's registry, trying to add the now-standard user content directories. While I can get the icon […]
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Still hammering away at Windows 95's registry, trying to add the now-standard user content directories. While I can get the icons into My Computer, I still haven't sorted out how to make Windows just open the location I pointed them to in the registry. They're not simple shortcuts, of course, but a small pile of registry keys and data. What may be sticking me is the Attributes section of the ShellFolder key, since there's no real guide on what the numeric values indicate.

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I find it quite curious that we take opposing directions in operating systems designs 😄

While you use win 10 icons in win 95, I simply theme XP to look like 98. I wanted to use the real 98 but emulators and virtualization software aren’t up to the task on my machine.

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Reply 15671 of 21730, by Bancho

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Today i tested out my Turtle Beach Maui that arrived yesterday.

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Happy to report the card works perfect, so was quite an nice get for £25! The sound is really clean and noise free. My assumption was right that it was populated with 8mb of ram with the 2 modules. Only tested it with the onboard soundset. I need to read up on the .wfb banks as i understand you can load banks in dos. Anyone have any experience of this and can anyone recommend any good banks?

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Reply 15672 of 21730, by derSammler

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After my Xbox 360 decided yesterday to kill my profile and most save games on the USB stick used as a Memory Unit, I spent most time today rescuing the save games that were still good and hacking them to work with a new profile. How stupid of MS to bind all save games to the Hardware and User ID...

Also added rubber pads to the analog sticks of my translucent controller.

Reply 15673 of 21730, by chrismeyer6

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https://www.frozencpu.com/products/23160/cpu- … l?tl=g40c369s52

I have this on one of my 775 machines and it works great keeps the cpu cool and it's quite quiet.

Reply 15674 of 21730, by Turbo ->

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Since my dual core motherboard doesn't support two floppy drives, I bought this Gotek floppy drive equiped with mini USB connection, which I connected into internal pinout of the board. I use this dual core system for Windows XP.

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Reply 15675 of 21730, by appiah4

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Turbo -> wrote on 2020-06-02, 19:21:

Since my dual core motherboard doesn't support two floppy drives, I bought this Gotek floppy drive equiped with mini USB connection, which I connected into internal pinout of the board. I use this dual core system for Windows XP.

Can you boot from it as a USB floppy on that motherboard?

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Reply 15676 of 21730, by AmiSapphire

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Finally backing up Dad's old Acer Aspire Win98SE install from a year 1998 Maxtor 5.7GB HDD. The drive went into a clicking state in 2018 and 2019, but somehow in 2020 it lives again. There is some old data on that install that Dad still used until then.

Too bad the custom wired PSU from the Acer Aspire died two years ago.

Computer in my collection that had too much work done is... Compaq Armada 1573DM!

- Original DSTN panel replaced with an HPA panel (now gone)
- Left hinge repaired twice
- Front panel replaced thrice
- Replaced busted inverter
- Chassis replacement

Reply 15677 of 21730, by Mister Xiado

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So far, I've gotten to the point where I can get the icons added in the appropriate places (My Computer, Explorer side navigation panel), but I have yet to determine exactly which registry data is needed to make Windows treat these items like links to a directory. Replicating registry information partly from Control Panel, Printers, and Dial-Up Networking has gotten me to the point where it looks correct, and the menus are correct, but opening the location doesn't work at all, and choosing Explore just makes Windows whine about an htt file I have yet to create.

"Pictures" is installed just fine, as indicated in my previous image, reposted here:
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The context menu is configured properly.
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But Open does nothing, and Explore 404s as expected without a page layout htt file.
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There is no information online that I can find, regarding adding new items to My Computer, least of all something as simple as directory links. As there is nothing similar in Win9X that I can find, I'm not sure if using the registry of WinXP would help. I don't have any systems suitable for Windows XP right now, as the one that is suitable needs new capacitors, otherwise I'd look there immediately.
I've added the ID {B3690E58-E961-423B-B687-386EBFD83239} (ID for "My Pictures" in later versions of Windows), set its folder to C:\Pictures (directory in this installation created for it), configured its DefaultIcon, InProcServer32, and ShellFolder settings to some degree, as well as adding its ID and reference to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\mycomputer\nameSpace
The inscrutable binary value attached to "Attributes" may be the hurdle, but I don't have access to a newer version of Windows' registry to look for similarities to emulate or decode. Windows seems to want me to make an htt file for its display, while in Explore mode, but simply opening it to a location like any other directory is said not to require this.

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Reply 15678 of 21730, by Bruninho

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AmiSapphire wrote on 2020-06-02, 23:06:

Finally backing up Dad's old Acer Aspire Win98SE install from a year 1998 Maxtor 5.7GB HDD. The drive went into a clicking state in 2018 and 2019, but somehow in 2020 it lives again. There is some old data on that install that Dad still used until then.

Too bad the custom wired PSU from the Acer Aspire died two years ago.

I have an Acer laptop from early 90's that is busted. I might try to revive it one day. It had Win98 or 95 OEM...

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Reply 15679 of 21730, by RetroLizard

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Mister Xiado wrote on 2020-06-03, 03:10:
So far, I've gotten to the point where I can get the icons added in the appropriate places (My Computer, Explorer side navigatio […]
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So far, I've gotten to the point where I can get the icons added in the appropriate places (My Computer, Explorer side navigation panel), but I have yet to determine exactly which registry data is needed to make Windows treat these items like links to a directory. Replicating registry information partly from Control Panel, Printers, and Dial-Up Networking has gotten me to the point where it looks correct, and the menus are correct, but opening the location doesn't work at all, and choosing Explore just makes Windows whine about an htt file I have yet to create.

"Pictures" is installed just fine, as indicated in my previous image, reposted here:
D42OowEm.png

The context menu is configured properly.
RcWEyc7m.png

But Open does nothing, and Explore 404s as expected without a page layout htt file.
M78pujum.png

There is no information online that I can find, regarding adding new items to My Computer, least of all something as simple as directory links. As there is nothing similar in Win9X that I can find, I'm not sure if using the registry of WinXP would help. I don't have any systems suitable for Windows XP right now, as the one that is suitable needs new capacitors, otherwise I'd look there immediately.
I've added the ID {B3690E58-E961-423B-B687-386EBFD83239} (ID for "My Pictures" in later versions of Windows), set its folder to C:\Pictures (directory in this installation created for it), configured its DefaultIcon, InProcServer32, and ShellFolder settings to some degree, as well as adding its ID and reference to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\mycomputer\nameSpace
The inscrutable binary value attached to "Attributes" may be the hurdle, but I don't have access to a newer version of Windows' registry to look for similarities to emulate or decode. Windows seems to want me to make an htt file for its display, while in Explore mode, but simply opening it to a location like any other directory is said not to require this.

Wouldn't a Windows XP vm work just fine for checking the registry real quick?