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V6 & Win98 SE ->?

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  • John Oesterle
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    Thanks for you input, Russ!
    - John

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  • russ Boehle
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    Forgot to mention, most of the client machines are win98se and we are only running Alpha 5v5 but the v6 runtime should work the same.
    For v6 make sure the machines are full patched in win98.
    For v5 they need to be patched but it appears, less so. V5 will crash an totally unpatched win98se machine (in my experience) with certain operations.

    Russ

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  • russ Boehle
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    John,
    This might make it easier. If you are using the runtime, there are no registry entries necessary. What I use is a fully patched version, with shadow, that I copy to the server. Then when I want to set up a user I can just copy the whole durectory to the local HDD. I also have a configured icon for the desktop so I can also copy this over.
    I then refresh the shadow to get the latest app version and the user is ready to go.
    From the copied build of the program you will still have to update to new builds manually on each machine.

    Russ

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  • Al Buchholz
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    John

    Download a trial version and try that. Are you putting a development or a runtime on the win98?

    ps - don't use a 98 machine any longer than you need to.

    I'm taking any client that I can off of 98 and into XP.

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  • John Oesterle
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    Bill -
    I hope you got your install AFTER 98 compatibility was announced!
    I'll follow your good suggestion and contact Lenny.
    - John O

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  • John Oesterle
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    Al -
    I have an early version that needs patching...released prior to the time of 98 compatibility, I'd guess. Or, should I say I hope. I'll confirm in this thread one way or another. Thanks for the good thinking.
    - John O

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  • Bill Warner
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    John, I've been running V6 on Win98 SE since September (currently using 2036, but it has run on all builds since then). It is working on my desktop and laptop, as well as my son's computer - all 98.

    curiously, I looked for both the DLL files you mentioned, and neither is on my computer! I'd suggest you contact Lenny at Alpha.

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  • Al Buchholz
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    RE: V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    John

    Do you have the latest version to load or an older version that needs to be patched after it is loaded?

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  • John Oesterle
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    V6 & Win98 SE ->?

    Anyone successfully loaded V6 on a Win98 box? I can't on my ThinkPad and I'm out of the V6 installation business with several clients.

    I'm getting missing DLL error messages referring to DLLs that appear related to WIN 2000, WIN Server 2003, NT and XT -- NOT Win98. There errors cause V6 loading to abort.

    In particular, mprapi.dll and samlib.dll are two. I placed a copy of mprapi.dll from a WIN 2000 box in Win98 System32 folder which cleared the first error. But the samlib.dll error suggests linkage with foreign registry values and I can't get around this one. I have a feeling that if I can solve the samlib.dll error there will only be more DLL errors to come.

    There is at least one other user who encountered these errors with no apparent resolution. Any help out there?

    - John O
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