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Setup & Installation / Installing eCS 1.2, without CD or network
« on: April 07, 2017, 06:04:59 pm »
Situation: eCS 1.2 is installed. There's more than one partition, but no CD-drive. Try to pretend that, after preparations, only the HD works,

Is there an easy way to "FORMAT C:" and continue with an install of eCS?

"Easy" excludes a network install, or a install using some USB drive. Just formatting and a restore won't do, because restored files may contain corrupted files. As such the system still sort of works, so it is possible to copy an eCS install CD from USB to D: and use D: instead of S:.

No other solutions, please. The hardware (IDE controller) may be broken too and the disk was too large, for example, so installing a working desktop CD drive isn't a guaranteed alternative for an "easy" attempt. I hope that there's some eCS install phase which can be started after the original format of the original install.

Again, it has to be easy, and basicly HD-only. Like unzipping an XCOPY'ed install CD to D:, FORMAT C: (or a full DELTREE *), and execute D:\OS2IMGS\DISK1\INSTALL.CMD to continue a regular eCS install after formatting C:.

Internet / Lightning (SM/TB)
« on: April 06, 2017, 02:54:10 am »
To change the language (of mainly the UI) of Lightning v4.0.8, is overwriting files in the directories (and subdirectories) of both CALENDAR.DTD and LIGHTNING.DTD all it takes, or is there more to it?

So far it seems to work under an unchanged EN-US parent directory, by using a translated Win32 v4.0.8 source distribution.

Programming / TooLAME / TwoLAME
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:39:07 am »
Can a user of GCC please have a go at a lazy port (no changes or easy changes, if any, only) TooLAME (old) or TwoLAME (newer)?

There is a TooLAME for OS/2 (v0.2i), but that version is so old that it requires an usual GCC2*.DLL. This GCC DLL can be found in packages like 2007's MozTools, but not in common, more modern GCC DLL distributions.

Applications / Abandonware?
« on: March 06, 2017, 04:23:32 pm »
A registration key for (Tablica/2, periodic table and unit conversion tool, probably abandonware) can be obtained via the embedded source code section of TABLC12A.ZIP (

Open TABLICA.EXE with E.EXE, look for "/* ##SUB_LICENSE */", and use this section of code to generate a legal key. Test case: if the name is "Tablica/2", then the generated key should start with a "4" and end with a "J".

A little bit of Rexx knowledge is required to create a new Rexx CMD file which sets an uppercased "uname" ("uname=Translate('Tablica/2')") instead of calling SysIni() twice, and displays "tmp" ("SAY tmp") to obtain a generated key.

FTR. TABLC12A.ZIP's "license" probably wasn't valid anyway, and registration was always optional. Nevertheless you can still try to send cash to a (former?) student.

Applications / RPM
« on: January 26, 2017, 05:29:48 pm »
Quote from:
kLIBC / GCC Runtime Library 0.6.6
Sunday, 22 January 2017

kLIBC / GCC Runtime Library has been updated.

It is available on netlabs RPM or at the Netlabs website.

Where can a non-RPM WPI or ZIP version (for non-eCS 2.x systems) be found? For example, at there's no file date which contains the year 2017.

Programming / Add a border to a main window (IBM's Cs)
« on: January 19, 2017, 11:45:46 am »
C/Set++ code, to be renewed to VAC3: how do you "add a (specific) border to a main window"? I've tried to insert a pasted and apparently required "| FCF_DLGBORDER" somewhere (and executed "RC -r ..." and "RC ..."), but still no border.

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