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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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  1. Getting Dr Sulphur to run on modern Windows

    https://www.trademarkia.com/dr-sulfurs-night-lab-75174058.html i did stumble across this and some talk of it on an abandonware website, it seems they've never properly trademarked it. also here are the rest of the virtual machine settings (I posted a summary before but this is probably easier)
  2. Getting Dr Sulphur to run on modern Windows

    windows 98 SE i do not believe needs install shield updates, however i believe i just have the older version and needed to install (install shield 2.0) I was able to make a complete rip with alchohol 120% 1.4.7 the actual size of the cd is 339 mb I installed deamon tools 3.4.7 and mounted the mdf . now have the game responding even better to loading screens
  3. Getting Dr Sulphur to run on modern Windows

    i actually ripped out my old win2k AND XP PCs and was going to see if i could get this working on them but upon inspecting the motherboard it seems a capacitor has bulged and exploded.... on BOTH!!!! QQ i'm afraid to look inside their power supplies. i'm anxious to see if anybody else can get this game working with what i've provided.. so keep me updated! i've also been contemplating why the .iso file didn't rip properly from the cd. i'll try making a new iso tomorrow in windows 98.
  4. Getting Dr Sulphur to run on modern Windows

    you're completely correct; they wouldn't sell a cd key even if they could. THAT is one reason why the software has been cracked hacked & copied and redistributed in the ways it has been. Unfortunately this also means people are more likely to end up on sketchy or less then legitimate websites which likely distribute malware of some kind that could be undetected for a long time. But software hacking/ cracking and reverse engineering is a crucial component of restoring old software to working order and has i.m.o. created an increasingly large open source scene over the years(think of all the open source emulators for console systems made in the 80's /90's) In my eyes microsoft is just losing money being stubborn; if people could pay $9 for an outdated copy of an OS or even the key/download i'm sure they would, especially the people with antique hardware. Sony, Nintento etc have even started re-releasing ports of old games like Resident evil and such... I even bought one so i can play Resident Evil 2 on my pc.. no emulator, no bios dumping, no complex setup etc etc
  5. Getting Dr Sulphur to run on modern Windows

    yes you need to install windows 98 It's pretty easy to find an iso and a key; however i won't post direct links to those as i haven't read through the rules section and i won't advocate piracy either, However; that being said, it's impossible to buy a legitimate key through microsoft anyway. Even if you bought a used copy(on ebay or something) Microsoft wouldn't be making or losing money. alot of old software is available here *wink wink* https://archive.org
  6. Getting Dr Sulphur to run on modern Windows

    please note: i have not scanned any of these files using multiple scanners (only windows defender on win 7/10) however running them in a virtual machine i've not discovered any problems first you need to install windows 98 on a virtual machine. https://www.virtualbox.org the ac'97 driver can be found here there is a windows 98 download link (all.exe) also set the virtualbox setting to use ac'97 instead of soundblaster 16-bit driver http://support.advantech.com.tw/support/DownloadSRDetail_New.aspx?SR_ID=1-AQHM0&Doc_Source=Download i installed the driver labeled uni from this http://ms-gil.weebly.com/uploads/5/4/0/0/54008503/driver_256_color.vfd and direct x 8.0 from here http://falconfly.3dfx.pl/directx.htm The ac'97 driver and direct x 8.0 I loaded into the virtual machine by adding them in an iso file and mounting it in the settings of virtualbox. I will add more screen-shots of the virtual machine settings i'm using later. Something to take note of is the ISO file i made of the DR.sulfur CD did not work and had the same symptoms of crashing; you must put the CD in the host machine and set the virtual machine CD drive as "host drive '*' "
  7. Getting Dr Sulphur to run on modern Windows

    Hello TAL. I'm posting this today because I have been attempting myself at recreating my childhood experience of playing this game. I have to say thank you and you all gave great insight and suggestions on details that i could imagine are somewhat lost in todays modern day computer world. I have successfully emulated this game in a virtual machine and it runs Flawless. In my attempts to get this game running i tried windows 95, 98, xp,7,1 and after a sleepless night or two of tinkering i was finally able to launch the game. windows xp won't run the game at all; windows 95 (the one with IE) will run the game but not display right; windows 98 was the only OS that would run properly. I installed three crucial (i think) components to the system. 1. 256 bit color driver 2. Direct X8 (holy smokes this had windows 98 support!!) 3. ac'97 audio driver ps - my first attempt at making an iso failed miserably and resulted in the game starting, flashing a black screen and closing. The iso file was just 30 mb but upon inspecting the underside of the actual CD i could see the whole thing is written to so i'm guessing something was lost. i worked around this by putting the actual cd in the host machine and setting the cd drive in virtual box