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  • According to Wikipedia, it was eventually bought up by everyone's favourite "Sell-it-for-Pounds-What-You-Sell-It-For-In-Dollars" company: Adobe. Now at version 14. Guess Adobe will go bankrupt when the UK leaves the EU and £1 = $1.
  • Actually, they haven't pulled it all down. (ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe) is still accessible using FileZilla 3.44.1 in passive mode. It's just that the ATM sub-folder no-longer exists. I'm connected to it right now (Tues 13th Aug 2019 21:48 GMT…
  • There is no such atm folder on Adobe's FTP site. (ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/atm/)
  • I have no idea which combinations of VMWare, DOS, and either MSCDEX or the SoundBlaster driver installer (I'm really not sure which), got me into this strange situation with Windows 95 and Microsoft Plus, but... For some bizarre reason I once had…
  • The Jan'83 Manual is for DOS 2.0, not DOS 2.1 as labelled here
    in PC-DOS 2.x Comment by BigAlUK August 3
  • @JoeSzup Your welcome
    in MS-DOS 4.0x Comment by BigAlUK August 3
  • Good point, Someguy
  • You're including VM's now, SomeGuy?
  • There is also this: https://archive.org/details/DBaseIIISpecialEducationalEdition1985BoydFraser, which comprises a set of working dBASE III application files and can be overlaid upon an otherwise non-working dBASE III r1.0 install - without the as…
    in dBASE III v1.0 Comment by BigAlUK May 29
  • Very useful archive site.... https://web.archive.org/web/19980207215527/http://www.nthelp.com/
  • Interesting old tip from the archives... https://web.archive.org/web/19980207215747/http://www.nthelp.com/corel7.htm When you install Corel 7.0 on NT 4.0, it replaces winnt/system32/mapi32.dll with an older, Win95 version of that file. You ne…
    in Corel Office 7 Comment by BigAlUK May 21
  • Some of the sources on that site may need a little work to recreate the installation floppies, but the ones I tried did result in good working installations.
  • If you are concerned about the "ABNORMAL" folder name in the path, the reason for it is explained in this text file
  • Instead of telling us what version 1.1 is "not" for, how about clarifying what it "is" for? (Just sayin')
  • Who is this company "Bolrand"?
    in Paradox 7.x Comment by BigAlUK March 26
  • Had some difficulties installing Delphi 4 Client/Server from the given ISO onto a Windows 2000 VM (courtesy of VBox). First off, I should mention that I had already successfully installed (and tested) the C/S versions of Delphi 1 to 3, so these w…
  • Had some difficulties installing Delphi 4 Client/Server from the given ISO onto a Windows 2000 VM (courtesy of VBox). First off, I should mention that I had already successfully installed (and tested) the C/S versions of Delphi 1 to 3, so these w…
  • Where are you supposed to place the files from the "Extra include files.zip" ?
  • For those interested, there is a "Viso OLE Testbed" on the original Borland C++4.5 CD (at least there is on my copy), that is targeted at Visio 3.
    in Visio 3.0 Comment by BigAlUK February 16
  • @SomeGuy said: If you load a TSR before Windows 9x starts, and then start Windows (you can still start Win9x by typing "win") that TSR will keep running in the background. That is very useful for devices that only have DOS drivers. They still wor…
  • It is indeed a beauty. I remember the tremendous kick I got out of building my first DOS/Windows PC (back in the '90s) - a veritable beige monster (tall tower!) - just a little bit slimmer than the MicroVAX II that I used at work. Have rebuilt/upg…
  • First machine I wrote code for was an ICL mainframe - programming with FORTRAN on punched cards (gaargh!). Then I wrote some machine code (that's binary, not assembler) on a Research Machines Z80 box of some sort (uurgh!). But programming first b…
  • @TxSnipper said: 1st computer was a TRS-80 Model III, 64 Kbytes Ram w/ 2x 5.25" floppy drives each managing blazing 186Kbs on each floppy. working at a blazing 1.86Hz (yes Hz not Mhz) on a Z80 Chipset CPU. Are you sure you didn't mean kHz…
  • The "related link" (not easy to spot on that page) is: http://www.z80.eu/downloads/IBMPC-UCSD.zip
  • Is this not viable for the IBM? http://www.z80.eu/blog/index.php?entry=entry170826-120000
  • Ok - that was weird: In the manual the examples are missing texts (something odd going on with boxed-out texts?) Not seen that before in a PDF.
  • Have you tried this resource? https://archive.org/download/Lotus123OLD It appears to include a version called "Lotus-1-2-3 v4-01 - English - Win3x.zip"
  • Has anyone managed to find any PDF manuals for this yet?
  • Really nice article, SomeGuy! Helped me to decide which one to install in which VMware'd version of DOS for my little tech museum.
  • This was fun (not) to install under VMware. It turns out that the INSTALL disk (or SETUP disk if you are using a different source) really doesn't like the VMware IDE hard drive emulation. If you use that, the installation floppy's boot code simp…