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Hi all, when trying to run the good old American Heritage Dictionary (published by DUX) on ArcaOS 5.0.7, I get a SYS3175 with PMMERGE.DLL, the app does not start. Googling for that error gives many results with people mentioning similar problems. There are also patched versions of PMMERGE.DLL but all much older than the current ArcaOS version, that may or may not have integrated this patched version. IIRC this problem happened with eCS too but not with the original Warp 4.

Was there a known solution / workaround to be able to start such programs on current versions of the OS?

General Discussion / Is the arcanoae website in maintenance ?
« on: March 21, 2022, 01:40:24 pm »
Hi all, I cannot seem to be able to access the since this morning, whether from my home wired connection or 4G phone.
Is it a planned maintenance, or is there another problem ? Anyone can access it?

Setup & Installation / old eCS CDs
« on: October 25, 2019, 10:10:17 pm »

I was looking for the last SmartSuite updates, which were on some eCS CD (links on have been removed), and I realized that I had not made an ISO backup of the old eCS CDs (only of the serial numbers): 1.0GA, 1.1, 2.0GA (mainly the releases that came by post on CDs, that I subsequently lost in a flood). I did backup 1.2MR, 2.1, CD1s of 2.0 RC4/RC5/RC6a.

The website has a link for 2.0GA but that ftp is empty. The links for 1.0 (and its precious CD3) and 1.1 have been completely removed, and the Mensys website also removed the links to what was hosted on their website, so I cannot re-download any of the missing ISO files. I had sent an email to the eCS support a long while ago and Joachim Benjamins answered me "Unfortunately, we do not have the older eCS versions available for download anymore. All we have presently available is version 1.2 and 2.0/2.1. If you insist I may be able to retrieve the old ISO files and publish them for you somehow, but this would take considerable effort." I did not insist, maybe I should have...

Would someone be able to share these ISOs somehow (all CDs for 1.0, 1.1, 2.0)?

Bonus question: Does anyone remember where the SmartSuite updates (to 1.7.2 and 1.7.3) are located?


Setup & Installation / Installing HPFS386 on ArcaOS
« on: October 25, 2019, 08:34:21 pm »

I've been trying to install HPFS386 (with the same installer I used in eCS years ago) on ArcaOS, to use on a small partition dedicated to old programs that do not like JFS or even HPFS>2Gb, but I get the following message:
"SYS1804: The system cannot find the file RLANUTIL."

That's an error I never got on eCS where HPFS386 install worked every time I needed to reinstall my system. Strangely, if I look for an RLANUTIL.DLL on eCS, I also don't find that file.

Anyone would know how to make it work?



General Discussion / Older eCS downloads
« on: September 19, 2015, 05:34:11 am »
Hi all,

Would anyone know where to download the old eCS 1.0 or 1.1 CDs? IIRC, the Application Pack had some pieces of software that were not included with later releases (maybe HobLink, or SmartSuite, that I cannot remember..). Mensys still has "eComStation 1.1 Entry + Application Pack Media Pack English for Upgrade Protection Customers (no shipping costs) (CD1, CD2, CD3)" listed on my account, but then it only shows "Download currently not available, our apologies for the inconvenience". No better luck on the website...

Thanks for the help!


General Discussion / eCS for home-made NAS / file server
« on: September 19, 2015, 05:18:23 am »
Hi all,

It has been quite some time I have not used eCS (after it refused to install properly on my current laptop, bought 4 years ago..), so I am a bit out of phase with what has happened in the meantime, whether in terms of improvements, new apps, or new sales circuit (I have seen the Arca Noae posts but without really understanding what happened to SSI or Mensys).

Now let's get to the point of my question... When I was shopping for a new NAS enclosure today, the seller tried to convince me that building my own file server would be cheaper and better than the fancy Sinology or Qnap I was looking at. It may very well be true. While these file servers have their own, usually quite intuitive software OS to manage them, the seller told me that a well-configured Linux could also work, and I wondered if someone has already tried making a NAS / file server with eCS that would run flawlessly on modern hardware while providing the same kind of interface as the commercial solutions. After all, WSeB was known to be a pretty good server OS (although as a non-IT professional, some of the options kept me confused...).
Would a WSeB or eCS solution support hot swap of hard drives? Creating RAID arrays? Are there already some easy-to-install software packages that would set-up the web interface used to configure the various types of access to the data?
Has someone already done that and could share the experience (in terms of hardware configuration requirements, steps to follow, etc)?

Maybe this topic has already been discussed in the past few years, in which case redirecting me to the good forum page would be the best answer!

Thanks in advance for the help!



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