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 PostPost subject: Suggestions for Windows3.1 MME        Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 10:29 am 
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I'm starting to work on a Windows 3.1 based OS, this os should copy over some of the Multimedia Extensions from 3.0.Though what apps should I add?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 10:43 am 
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This is a first. Well try to add a Dock/Taskbar to improve functionality. And about the main question, I have no idea :P


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 10:59 am 
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Now Adding MSIE5 and Calmira


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 3:59 am 
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Hmmm... I'll somehow try adding Chicago build 58s's taskbar, etc. into Windows 3.1. I just hope it will be compatible with Windows 3.1. ;)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:13 am 
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For some reason, when I used Calmira on Windows 3.1, I simply did not like it. Yes, it took the ideas of Windows 95 and stuck them into a classic Windows operating system, but it simply didn't feel right.

Perhaps you could spruce up Program Manager some? If you take a peek at Windows AlphaBeta's updated version of progman, it has updated graphics, icons, and dialogs in a few places to make it more "home" like.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:34 am 
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Why don't you use Windows For Workgroups 3.11 for this project?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 5:03 am 
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I am using WFW3.11


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:10 am 
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1. Stable VGA driver! I have Trident TVGA9000i ISA and native drives crashes Win3.11.
2. Calmira. Maybe some combinations with LFN support.
3. Web browser - maybe Opera?
4. Good Win32s
There may be some third-party multimedia extensions, such as WinPlay.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:57 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 10:30 am 
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I like the idea of the Chicago taskbar :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 2:47 pm 
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I like the idea of the Chicago taskbar :)

Me too, I wonder if anyone has even tried that, I might later when i'm bored :P


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:46 am 
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Umm, I _GUESS_ You won't get any problems with it IF its proven that all windows 3.0 apps run with windows 3.1.

Also: Why not include a set of drivers for various components?

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EDIT: I don't think that the Chicago Taskbar works. AFAIK Chicago is 32-bit, WFW is 16-Bit. You MIGHT try it with Win32s, but i don't guess that will work.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:04 am 
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Windows NT 3.51, maybe? The interface is basically the same, anyway.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:37 am 
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Seconding Opera, for 16-bit the last version is 3.62.
Link: http://arc.opera.com/pub/opera/win/362/english/


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:22 am 
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You might get better support with IE5, I don't know. IE5 has a dialer and a few extra DLLs which you may want to put in, at least. Don't forget the TCP/IP stack. There's also some interesting stuff at this guy's site: http://www.smspower.org/maxim/16bit/index.htm , if you want to look into that.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:13 am 
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I did a version of Windows 3.11 with assorted earlier and parallel addins. Having a copy of MME around, there are some useful things to get.

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/K8668-R ... 1-t39.html

This is pretty much a kind of WinOS2 for DOS, in as far as we use Wfw 3.11 as the base (for the first time), and pull things in from OS/2, DOS and Windows. Some Win3.0 stuff, like MSDOS.EXE, the bitmaps, and a few other files, form the basis of this thing.

I did similar things to Windows 3.00 + WinWord + Excel, (K7718), and Windows 3.11. Rebuilding Win311 was a fav pasttime from 1994 K7474, K7654, &c, Most of these were production-releases (ie installed as the Main OS).

At the moment, the main OS is a heavily hacked 2K, based on HIVEFIX etc, eg http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=84600


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:17 am 
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I just want to say:

Please read the rules, this was more then a 5 month bump.


http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4
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5. Try not bring up old topics (this includes bumping). Old topics are considered to be one month old or more from the last post made. Only reply with comments or questions worth mentioning. Do not reply to old topics if the reply is pointless, eg "lol thats funny" or any other pointless comment that could just bump up post count. People consistently posting in old topics with pointless comments risk being banned.


Please lock it.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:38 am 
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5. Try not bring up old topics (this includes bumping). Old topics are considered to be one month old or more from the last post made. Only reply with comments or questions worth mentioning. Do not reply to old topics if the reply is pointless, eg "lol thats funny" or any other pointless comment that could just bump up post count. People consistently posting in old topics with pointless comments risk being banned.


I think DjRob made some kind of value-judgment that is not warranted here. The information is quite relevant and new to this topic. It's hardly a "LOL" kind of response.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:51 am 
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1) DjRob, it was an informational post
2) Before you give os2fan2 a hard time, you may want to find out how old they are (I do know her, yes, her age...)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:55 am 
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os2fan2 wrote:
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5. Try not bring up old topics (this includes bumping). Old topics are considered to be one month old or more from the last post made. Only reply with comments or questions worth mentioning. Do not reply to old topics if the reply is pointless, eg "lol thats funny" or any other pointless comment that could just bump up post count. People consistently posting in old topics with pointless comments risk being banned.


I think DjRob made some kind of value-judgment that is not warranted here. The information is quite relevant and new to this topic. It's hardly a "LOL" kind of response.


Worth mentioning is staying ON-topic, your post are diverting from this.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:15 am 
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The link to K8668 is to my experiences with doing just this. I have been rebuilding Windows 3.1 installs since 1994, and have been using these as the basis of day-to-day work until Windows 95 finally displaced it in 1998 or something. OK.

In any case, the process is quite well documented in the Windows 3.1 resource kit, to the extent of adding applications, drivers, &c. It's only with NT5/98 that microsoft stopped people patching the install. I have for example, patched windows nt4 to slipstream sp6a, with some success.


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