A blast from the past

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A blast from the past

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I recently got a Toshiba Portégé 7010CT donated and installed Windows 98SE and Windows 2000 with the help of a LAN/DVD dock.
Fusion PC is running in W98, same for an old stereogram app.
Do you recall those pictures, btw?

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For W2K, is it possible at all to run SheepShaver with such a low end laptop?
I tried the "recommended" packages, but the GUI won´t start because of some wrong paths.
Is it an easy fix or just not worth the hassle?

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Re: A blast from the past

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Talking about a blast from the past: I just discovered some Beatles albums were remixed in 2018/2019 (again after 2009). Stuck to the headset right now. Time to get out my wallet for some better quality compared to mediocre youtube....

About the GTK issue: this is often caused by a previous installation, as a clean installation would set these paths correctly.
On my W10 machine they are set as follows:

GTK_BASEPATH C:\GTK

INCLUDE C:\GTK\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\GTK-2.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\GLIB-2.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\PANGO-1.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\CAIRO;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\ATK-1.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\GTKGLEXT-1.0;C:\GTK\LIB\GTK-2.0\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\LIB\GLIB-2.0\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\LIB\GTKGLEXT-1.0\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\LIBGLADE-2.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\LIBXML2;C:\GTK\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\GTK-2.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\GLIB-2.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\PANGO-1.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\CAIRO;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\ATK-1.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\GTKGLEXT-1.0;C:\GTK\LIB\GTK-2.0\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\LIB\GLIB-2.0\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\LIB\GTKGLEXT-1.0\INCLUDE;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\LIBGLADE-2.0;C:\GTK\INCLUDE\LIBXML2;

PATH C:\GTK\bin; .... rest of path.

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Re: A blast from the past

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Remix, hm.
If somebody still has the 50 years old Studer tapes and the machine to play the master tapes,
it will be promising to digitize the old stuff another time with today´s techniques.
Merely blowing it up again from standard material which is already there is a waste of money IMHO, the marketing guys may tell the contrary. ;)

My W2K Toshiba oldie does run your "always start…" SheepShaver package all right after adding a prefs file for SheepShaver.
The GUI refuses to work and I can´t seem to find the requested LibGlib....dll anywhere.
Could it be the GTK package is just too new for W2K?
I may try XP on the 7010CT once I got another hard disk to play around with.
Maybe that will give a clue what went wrong with W2K.
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