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  • You will need to link to the libraries from the correct SDK. The icon format changed so using the icon editor from the SDK version being used might be simpler. Debugging is complex. With real hardware, it is necessary to install the debugging DLL…
  • There is one commercial program for the IBM PC that was delivered on disk but would save data to cassette: Avalon Hill's Galaxy. It implements motor on, write to cassette, followed by motor off; no human interaction needed beyond inserting the casse…
  • @win32 said: I don't think OS/2 ever replicated the Windows 2.x look, contradicting the comments made by that first guy. And I'm sure OS/2 ended up never being recommended in that (thankfully) hypothetical office environment... OS/2 1…
  • Don't expect to find actual copies of the last few advertised Palantir products. During the time between death of the major investor and the closure of Palantir, Palantir started development on a lot of software but didn't have the resources to publ…
  • The NEC APC was an export version of the PC-9801 and the PC-98 has a wide array of software. How much in Japan was released on 8" floppy disks for the initial models is something I don't know. Most of the English language APC software is already arc…
  • Some did have uses correcting for limitations in the system memory allocation. For example, MultiFinder gives each program a complete block of memory even if most won't be used. RAM Doubler Mac would compress the unused memory and therefore free it …
  • Wikipedia devotes a page to the program that caused the failure of Addstor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Tools_for_DoubleSpace Oddly, they don't have any page for either the company or its other projects. The wisdom of creating a utility to …
  • Might need more information about it. Tools for database development without writing code were common. Two of the bigger names I can think of include Borland's ObjectVision and Gupta's SQL*Windows. Even Microsoft Access was largely marketed on the p…
  • I have a Vista 32bit Virtual Box (2 GB) setup which works reasonably well. Just need that service pack for Vista to get performance up though many of the bugs in Vista won't exactly apply in a VM. How often is someone going to do heavy file transfer…
  • Windows Express 2.11 has one but it is referred to as Icon Editor. More limited than the Icon Designer or WE 3 version but still more capable than what MS offered in their SDK. The icon library exists as EXPRESS.WIL but again it suffers because the…
  • Note that hDC Windows Express included the Icon Designer and the icon libraries. hDC extracted the executable and the section of the manual to make Icon Designer a separate $60 product. Spending $30 just to get box shots and pictures of the differen…
  • WINFILE source is taken from the NT 4 code, though the version specific comments I can find suggests the last changes were done for NT 3.51J (Japanese) before the recent Win10 x64 friendly update. Long file names were rather mandatory for its intend…
  • Most likely, the cause is that VBox was upgraded while the VM was either running or hibernated. If you can get into settings, remove the Guest Additions from the CD. If not, it will be necessary to make a new .VBOX configuration file. Easiest way is…
  • Do you have a ROM programmer? All that needs to happen is two new chips need to programmed with the replacement BIOS version and then swapping the old chips with the new chips. Don't throw away your old chips until you are sure the new ROMs work.…
  • Is there any additional information about where the DOS version came from? The file PLI2.OVR includes an interrupt call to INT 0EBh which makes no sense since nothing except IBM ROM BASIC uses that INT. Overlays do make tracking program flow tri…
  • PDP-11/03 with dual floppy drives to which was added a cast off punch card reader.
  • Even in the IBM PC compatible world, there were a lot of spreadsheets with short lives that are not included in the list. Surpass (from Surpass Software) Better known after being bought by Borland to become the basis for Quattro Pro. Quattro (n…
  • Internal error 03 often occurs if the hardware has more than 64 MB of RAM or larger than 4 GB IDE drive. There was a set of replacement install disks that permitted use of larger hard disks over at WarpDoctor. Otherwise, you will have to describe…
  • Ensemble 4 lite requires a 386 or later with VGA.
  • An early CD-ROM like 4x would be may have problems reading CD-R or CD-RW discs. Check for the logos. If the disc is correctly written at 16x, the 4x drive (any drive for that matter) should be able to read the disc. Use the burner software's b…
  • None of MS Word, WordPerfect, or LibreOffice include a converter for Textra Writer. Nor do any of the special converter programs like Word for Word as far as I can tell. Textra I believe used ASCII with special codes so files should open in your …
  • Um, OS/2 won't install on a system with more than 64 MB of RAM and I think a 6.5 GB hard drive requires special install disks. http://www.warpdoctor.org/downloads.html has install disks that allow Warp to be placed on a Thinkpad with larger than 4 G…
  • The external floppy interface may go through the parallel port but it is not using the parallel port pin out. Instead, the pins are diverted to have some of the floppy pins pass through and other pins may be used for power. This has the disadvantage…
  • Odd that they would use UCSD Pascal for a training tool. But there is a least one other surviving UCSD Pascal program out there. There is an accounting package that is mistakenly stored as DOS hosted UCSD Pascal much to irritation of those who we…
  • Actually, MO drives were a tiny part of the total sales of large capacity removable drives. In 1994, all MO drives combined sold a total of less than 500,000 which was about the same as the number of drives from Syquest alone. Note that Syquest was …
  • Toastytech has the most complete list of applications currently available. http://toastytech.com/guis/win1x2x.html WUGNET back 30 years ago kept a list of all Windows applications released down to the lowly spinning globe icon freeware. Unfortunatel…
  • https://www.pcorner.com/list/WINDOWS has a couple of collections of icons. The one I glanced at seems to include the icons various publishers submitted to online services. So decent quality.
  • Look for the reinforcing ring in the center. Most DD disks have that ring; generally, HD disks don't. There will be some very early DD disks that lack it but those only account for a few percent of the total made. All 5.25" hard sectored disks will …
  • Erito17 wrote: Do you know where I could find the Winpost enhanced cardfile program that was mentioned earlier? https://www.pcorner.com/list/WINDOWS has WNOTE21A.ZIP A similar program called WillNote WNPST32B.ZIP Winpost itself The web…
  • Popular full PIMs at the time included Current http://www.danielsays.com/ss-gallery-wi ... nt-12.html Polaris Packrat (which was often abused into a DDE link combining other programs) Version 5 - the 1993 release was a complete botch http:/…