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[REQ] Microsoft Codename Max with RSS reader for news

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A description and screenshots of this version (released around 9 September 2006) is available at the BA Wiki. The version available at the FTP does not have the RSS reader.

The link (from here) has unfortunately not been archived at the Wayback Machine.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20061024062 ... /setup.exe

EDIT: I should have figured this is an online installer. It won't work. You actually need a system from that time period with Max installed (or if someone archived the files which I doubt).


EDIT 2:
Here are some useful resources, dunno if you've seen them or not.
General:
http://web.archive.org/web/200701030147 ... -Max.shtml
https://neosmart.net/blog/2006/microsoft-murders-max/
https://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2006/ ... t-max.html
https://everwas.com/2006/09/microsoft_m ... ce_or_vir/
https://absoblogginlutely.net/microsoft-max/
Update-specific:
https://web.archive.org/web/20200804094 ... m.com/1268 -- it doesn't actually download the updated version? Like I said, the only hope would be someone still having this on their hard drive.

EDIT (in an edit, yep):
Or not. https://microsoft.public.windows.develo ... ne-install

Based on this: https://www.damasgate.net/vb/showthread.php?t=48090
the m_pkg.exe was the older version (dates are setember 2005). I can just conclude that the newer version was offered as an "inplace" update for existing versions and that a full package was not offered for the new version.
Last edited by ATeamInc on Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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ATeamInc wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:58 am
https://web.archive.org/web/20061024062 ... /setup.exe

EDIT: I should have figured this is an online installer. It won't work. You actually need a system from that time period with Max installed (or if someone archived the files which I doubt).
Thank you as always.

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Emir214 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:52 pm
ATeamInc wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:58 am
https://web.archive.org/web/20061024062 ... /setup.exe

EDIT: I should have figured this is an online installer. It won't work. You actually need a system from that time period with Max installed (or if someone archived the files which I doubt).
Thank you as always.
Oops i was editing. See updated post.
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voxan wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:24 pm
I have find this link too :

https://web.archive.org/web/20051130010 ... /setup.exe

Source for the original URL
This is the older version online installer. The full, offline version of this particular beta is available on the FTP.

The OP is looking for a newer version which was released in 2006.
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hey guys, sorry if i am late to the party but i wanted to help, there was a post that i replied to with the installer, the installer works and screenshots were posted of it working in the same thread, check it: (the installer on the ftp was uploaded by me i believe as well)

**sorry i didnt read the topic posted above and i am running late, just dumping this link hoping it helps...

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=41051&p=449090#p449090

peas
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dj_cityboy wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:06 pm
hey guys, sorry if i am late to the party but i wanted to help, there was a post that i replied to with the installer, the installer works and screenshots were posted of it working in the same thread, check it: (the installer on the ftp was uploaded by me i believe as well)

**sorry i didnt read the topic posted above and i am running late, just dumping this link hoping it helps...

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=41051&p=449090#p449090

peas
cityboy
Hey cityboy figured you'd come ;)
The one you shared (I downloaded it and checked) is the older version of 2005, version 1.0.50831. The OP is looking for a newer one released 2006 (shortly before Max was canceled) version 1.60831. As far as I could tell that version was not available standalone (it was offered only as an update to the previous one).
Any chance you have the updated version? I believe that there's still a chance at least someone at the beta scene still has it.

Oddly enough, in the release you provided, the online installer is the correct version but (as far as I inferred from links I posted above) it just downloaded the older version (when it still worked).

Thanks for help. :)
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ATeamInc wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:58 am
https://web.archive.org/web/20061024062 ... /setup.exe

EDIT: I should have figured this is an online installer. It won't work. You actually need a system from that time period with Max installed (or if someone archived the files which I doubt).


EDIT 2:
Here are some useful resources, dunno if you've seen them or not.
General:
http://web.archive.org/web/200701030147 ... -Max.shtml
https://neosmart.net/blog/2006/microsoft-murders-max/
https://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2006/ ... t-max.html
https://everwas.com/2006/09/microsoft_m ... ce_or_vir/
https://absoblogginlutely.net/microsoft-max/
Update-specific:
https://web.archive.org/web/20200804094 ... m.com/1268 -- it doesn't actually download the updated version? Like I said, the only hope would be someone still having this on their hard drive.
Thanks for the links, ATeamInc. I've seen the first two but not the rest.
ATeamInc wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:58 am
EDIT (in an edit, yep):
Or not. https://microsoft.public.windows.develo ... ne-install

Based on this: https://www.damasgate.net/vb/showthread.php?t=48090
the m_pkg.exe was the older version (dates are setember 2005). I can just conclude that the newer version was offered as an "inplace" update for existing versions and that a full package was not offered for the new version.
I see. Guess that means the update is lost media now. Thanks for explaining.
voxan wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:24 pm
I have find this link too :

https://web.archive.org/web/20051130010 ... /setup.exe

Source for the original URL
Thank you, voxan.
dj_cityboy wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:06 pm
hey guys, sorry if i am late to the party but i wanted to help, there was a post that i replied to with the installer, the installer works and screenshots were posted of it working in the same thread, check it: (the installer on the ftp was uploaded by me i believe as well)

**sorry i didnt read the topic posted above and i am running late, just dumping this link hoping it helps...

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=41051&p=449090#p449090

peas
cityboy
Thank you, dj_cityboy. Nice to hear from you again.

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