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Applications / Re: [LOOKING] OS/2 1.x, Word/Excel for OS/2 related stuff
« on: September 22, 2023, 04:53:41 pm »
Anything else you need to know about CorelDraw 2.0?

Thank you very much for these photos and description.
WLO, as has already been explained to you, are libraries that allow you to run some Windows 3.0 applications in the OS/2 PM (1.3) environment.
When porting Word/Excel, the same technology was used.

FWIW, I do have still "shrink wrapped" sealed Boxes

OS/2 1.3EE

Thank you very much for these photos!
P/N 87F1002 corresponds to the German OS/2 1.30.X series. They did not change the box design (and therefore P/N) for the subversions (1.30.0, 1.30.1 and 1.30.2).
The true version number can be determined thanks to the white sticker. Note the string "Rel: 1300".
This corresponds to version 1.30.0. Your build is probably build 7.85 (1991-02-08) (CSD WRG5002). This was the first German-language release of OS/2 1.3 DE. I admit there may have been short-lived releases of WRG5000/WRG5001, but I've never seen earlier versions, only WRG5002.

Applications / Re: [LOOKING] OS/2 1.x, Word/Excel for OS/2 related stuff
« on: September 21, 2023, 04:39:15 am »
let me know about this comparison algorithm of yours and I'll see if I do anything.

For comparison, you will need two free utilities: WinMerge and 7-zip.
The comparison algorithm is as follows:
1) Prepare two directories for comparison (for example COMP1 and COMP2).
2) Transfer disk images to each directory; it is advisable to give the corresponding disks identical file names.
 3) Using 7-zip, select all disk images. Set the command "Unpack in this directory".
4) If there are conflicts between files of the same name, set the “Rename all” command.
5) Open the WinMerge utility, set the COMP1 and COMP2 directories for comparison.
6) In the comparison results window, add the columns “Date on the left”, “Date on the right”, “Size on the left”, “Size on the right” (if these columns do not already exist).
7) Using the "Report" menu, output the comparison results to a file (preferably CSV or HTML).

If your disk images were taken correctly, then some (or all) of the disk images may be identical.
Note: Sometimes differences in files mean that the file is damaged (for example, the floppy disk was poorly read).
Ideally, after a general comparison, you need to carry out a second comparison, in which each disk is extracted into a separate directory (for this, obviously, the corresponding disks must have the same names). 7-zip also has a command for extracting each file into a separate directory.
7-zip can only work with RAW images.

Applications / Re: [LOOKING] OS/2 1.x, Word/Excel for OS/2 related stuff
« on: September 21, 2023, 02:29:21 am »

I purchased a copy of CorelDraw 2.0 for OS/2 when I first came out.  Actually it may be v 2.01.  I have the manual, font list, plastic template for measuring font sizes, reference card, two character reference cards and the typeface3 reference chart.   I may even have the original floppy disks in the basement (shudder).  It was a nice package.  I don't know if it runs on AOS, but it certainly ran on OS/2 2.0  Let me know what you want pics of.

As I found out, CorelDRAW 2.0 for OS/2 PM was released in the summer of 1991 (may be at september 1991).
The package received bad reviews due to bugs and was very expensive.
It was a ported Windows version without significant modifications.
From what I heard, it had a particularly large number of printing errors. Probably, it really was version 2.01 (Windows version 2.01 was popular at that time, it is not surprising that it was this version that was ported).

I'd like to see a photo of the entire package, as well as photos of the covers, manuals, and box (if there is one).
If you can find the floppy disks, photos of them would be valuable.
And if you manage to read and run the floppy disks, please take screenshots.

Applications / Re: [LOOKING] OS/2 1.x, Word/Excel for OS/2 related stuff
« on: September 20, 2023, 07:29:22 pm »
If it helps, here's a photo of an old OS/2 Extended Edition v1.1 package and contents...

Dear Alex,

Thank you very much for your photo. This is one of the lost versions!
I'll try to explain. The copy of OS/2 1.10EE available online is the UK/International version. Your copy is obviously American/US.

My library doesn't have good information about this either. Could you take a few more photos?
I'm interested in photos of the following components (with legible text):
–Back side of the box
– Photos of the disk label (P/N information is important to me)

Ideally, I would like to see disk images so that I can make a file-by-file comparison to see if there are any differences with the UK version.
But not all participants have the opportunity/desire to provide disk images, therefore, I will not insist on this request.
However, if you have a copy of the files, I can describe a file-by-file comparison algorithm that does not require effort and painstaking work.
I don't know if the UK/US versions will be different because the 1.00EE US/UK versions are 100% identical and the 1.20EE US/UK versions have significant differences.

In any case, thank you very much for the photo :)

Best regards.

Applications / [LOOKING] OS/2 1.x, Word/Excel for OS/2 related stuff
« on: September 14, 2023, 02:15:46 pm »
Dear OS/2 World Community.

I've been studying the chronology and early history of OS/2 (1.x/2.0) for a while now.
It is extremely difficult to find any information, since many years have passed since the release of these products.

I'm looking for any material related to early versions of OS/2.
OEM releases and localized versions are especially interesting.

I'm looking for literally everything: photos, scans, screenshots.

Thanks to collaboration with Martin Iturbide, it was possible to expand information about existing OS/2 releases.
It was on his recommendation that I decided to turn to this forum.
Perhaps someone still has a rare package that fits the described criteria? It would be interesting to see photos of the box, floppy disks, and screenshots.

In addition to OS/2, I am interested in information about Word/Excel for OS/2.
I'm looking for photos of boxes and disks. I know this is very difficult to find.
May be if some of you saved this?

Has anyone come across CorelDRAW 2.0 for OS/2?
Tell me about this rare version.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Best regards,

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