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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2022, 03:42:49 am »
What does file say about it? Might have to install file with ANPM or yum install file. "file share.$$s"
Edit: fix typo

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2022, 01:38:48 pm »
What does file say about it? Might have to install file with ANPM or yum install file. "file share.$$s"
Edit: fix typo

It is a old package from 1994. But it only has this file called "share.$$s", but I don't get what to do with it.

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This file is a spreadsheet for OS/2's Spreadsheet Applet.  Although most
people think this applet is pretty useless, I've found it to be prefect for
calculating the grocery bill, or any other shared expense.

My roommate and I go grocery shopping together, but not everything we buy
is for both our use.  So some of it is shared, some of it is for me, and the
rest is for him.

This spreadsheet takes the total amount, the total tax, and the portions
for each roommate (before tax), and calculates how much each person's share
is.  It supports up to three people (with minor changes), but it's currently
configured for two.  More can be added provided you make space for the
fields.

Field B1 is the total tax.  Field B2 is the total bill, including tax.
From this information, the computer calculates the tax rate, assuming that
each item is taxed the same (even for groceries, where not all items are
taxed the same or at all, this assumption works well enough).  Then fields
B4 through B6 contain the total cost of personal items _before tax_.  This
system works great for recepits from Giant or Safeway.

If you want to use three people, you will have to modify fields B11 and B12
and put a formular in field B13.  The result i:

B11: F8/3+F4
B12: F8/3+F5
B13: F8/3+F6

A linefeed character (ASCII 12) is placed in field A15 so that you can
print multiple sheets, each on one page.  Field E1 is for the date.  The
information is verified via the "Error" fields that calculate the margin
of error.  You might need to hit Recalculate (^R) to synchronize everything.

Timur Tabi
January 5, 1994
timur@seas.gwu.edu
Timur Tabi @ 1:109/347

Is it a spreadsheet in some kind of format? Maybe IBM Works?

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2022, 01:58:48 am »
Did an old version of OS/2 have a spreadsheet applet? Perhaps as an example program. I tested ver 2.1 at one time and it had some different programs installed but can't remember what now and have never installed anything older. Sounds like it from the readme.

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2022, 10:03:08 pm »
What does file say about it? Might have to install file with ANPM or yum install file. "file share.$$s"
Edit: fix typo

It is a old package from 1994. But it only has this file called "share.$$s", but I don't get what to do with it.

Code: [Select]
This file is a spreadsheet for OS/2's Spreadsheet Applet.  Although most
people think this applet is pretty useless, I've found it to be prefect for
calculating the grocery bill, or any other shared expense.

My roommate and I go grocery shopping together, but not everything we buy
is for both our use.  So some of it is shared, some of it is for me, and the
rest is for him.

This spreadsheet takes the total amount, the total tax, and the portions
for each roommate (before tax), and calculates how much each person's share
is.  It supports up to three people (with minor changes), but it's currently
configured for two.  More can be added provided you make space for the
fields.

Field B1 is the total tax.  Field B2 is the total bill, including tax.
From this information, the computer calculates the tax rate, assuming that
each item is taxed the same (even for groceries, where not all items are
taxed the same or at all, this assumption works well enough).  Then fields
B4 through B6 contain the total cost of personal items _before tax_.  This
system works great for recepits from Giant or Safeway.

If you want to use three people, you will have to modify fields B11 and B12
and put a formular in field B13.  The result i:

B11: F8/3+F4
B12: F8/3+F5
B13: F8/3+F6

A linefeed character (ASCII 12) is placed in field A15 so that you can
print multiple sheets, each on one page.  Field E1 is for the date.  The
information is verified via the "Error" fields that calculate the margin
of error.  You might need to hit Recalculate (^R) to synchronize everything.

Timur Tabi
January 5, 1994
timur@seas.gwu.edu
Timur Tabi @ 1:109/347

Is it a spreadsheet in some kind of format? Maybe IBM Works?

Regards

Did you tray staroffice 5.1 ?

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2022, 05:38:25 pm »
Did an old version of OS/2 have a spreadsheet applet? Perhaps as an example program. I tested ver 2.1 at one time and it had some different programs installed but can't remember what now and have never installed anything older. Sounds like it from the readme.
Yes, some 2.x versions had a tiny spreadsheet and PIM.

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2022, 08:28:35 pm »
Thanks. I'm getting close.

Because of you feedback I remember that an old IBM PIM was upload to hobbes. (PIMApps_1-0.wpi)

I was able to find:

Daily Planner            - .$D$
ToDo List       - .$T$
Tune Editor/Tine       - .$$A
Planner               - .$D$
Database       - .$$F
Note         - .$N$
Sticky         - .$$P

No spreadsheet there.
But now I will check an old OS/2 2.x VM and see if I can open the spreadsheet.

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2022, 08:36:01 pm »
Thank you guys. Mystery solved.

You can open .$$L files with OS/2 2.1 PMSPREAD.EXE.

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2022, 06:14:05 pm »
Hi.

Here I have another "WillowTalk" on OS2site. For what I see is a Windows application.

I had run it with "pe wtalktry.exe", it will in compress setup.exe and will stop there. I had uncompressed the exe file by had and try to run SETUP.EXE and it does not work with Win16 or Odin.
I'm not sure if this program was compatible or how to install it.

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2022, 09:03:54 pm »
Hi Martin, merry Christmas.
It's an installshield archive, there's a couple of programs on Hobbes (search for installshield) but likewise they don't want to run here.
Running strings.exe on setup.pkg gives this,
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help
speechdk
dectalk
wllwtalk
wllwtalk\Macros
wllwtalk\Macros\LOTUS
wllwtalk\Macros\COREL
wllwtalk\Macros\COREL\WP70
wllwtalk\Macros\ENCARTA
wllwtalk\Macros\EUDORA
wllwtalk\Macros\MSOFFICE.97
WPCTRL32.DLL
MSVCRT40.DLL
CTL3D.DLL
INETWH16.DLL
INETWH32.dll
SETBROWS.EXE
SPEECH.DLL
VCMSHL.DLL
VCMD.EXE
VCAUTO.TLB
VTXTAUTO.TLB
DECTALK.DIC
WTLKTTSE.DLL
sample.rtx
willowpd.hlp
wtplay.dll
wtblklst.dll
excepted.hlp
hook.dll
exdict.exe
wiltalk.exe
excepted.ini
excpdict.dll
states.dat
abbrev.dat
empp.dll
willtalk.hlp
excepted.cnt
willtalk.cnt
except.dat
setup2.dll
audiodst.dll
itts.dll
readme.txt
license.wri
WillowPond.url
WillowPondBuy.url
123-97C.REC
WPAD_S.CMD
WPAD_C.CMD
NPAD_S.CMD
NPAD_C.CMD
IEXPL_S.CMD
IEXPL_C.CMD
WINHELP.CMD
WHELP_D.CMD
MSPAIN~1.REC
Iexpl2_s.cmd
Iexpl2_c.cmd
hhprnt_c.rec
123-97S.REC
cwc_c.rec
cwc_s.rec
En98Main.cmd
123-97C.CMD
hhprnt_s.rec
ie4c.cmd
ie4s.cmd
OPAPP_C.REC
OPAPP_S.REC
SWTOPIC.REC
TFRAMEC.REC
TFRAMES.REC
wp8_32c.rec
wp8_32s.rec
WTOPIC.REC
WORDPRO.CMD
123.CMD
ORG.CMD
QPRO.REC
WORDP_C.CMD
WORDP_S.CMD
ADR70_S.CMD
WP70_C.CMD
ADR70_C.CMD
WP70_S.CMD
E_FBAR.CMD
E_CIBC.CMD
E_NOTE.CMD
E_LTPOP.CMD
E_FBAR1.CMD
E_CIBC1.CMD
E_CIBC2.CMD
EUDORA_C.CMD
EUDORA_S.CMD
WORD_C.REC
XLMAIN.REC
WORD_S.REC
OUT_C.REC
OUT_S.REC
NOTE.REC
ACCESS.REC
OMAIN_C.REC
OMAIN_S.REC
data.z

Guess try on real windows. Note that the exe's are mz, same as old OS/2 and might only run on win9x

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2023, 02:43:48 pm »
Hi

I found EarthANI from the 16bit era:
- http://ftp.fi.netbsd.org/pub/os2/16bit/graphics/earthani.lzh
It says it is a "an Animated Desktop Extension for OS/2  v1.0" but it is not an .exe file, it is a .ANI

Any idea what it is ? And if it runs on modern OS/2 just for the fun of it.

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« Last Edit: February 25, 2023, 03:09:39 pm by Martin Iturbide »
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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2023, 04:11:58 pm »
ani files are animated mouse cursors (from memory)

PS, should be usable under Warp, eCom or Arca.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2023, 05:24:08 pm by Ian Manners »
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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2023, 04:50:36 pm »
I can back Ian up Ian that.

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2023, 05:08:50 pm »
The readme is pretty clear it is for https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Deskpic which doesn't seem to quite work right here. There may be missing BMP too.

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Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2023, 02:38:22 am »
Thanks Dave. You are right, I needed to read the readme file furthers

Thanks all for the help.

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