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Setup & Installation / Re: Tweaking eCS for low memory system
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:54:50 pm »

Basically what I need is - WPS,

Warp 3 probably used less mem.


I keep a couple of copies of Warp 3 around, and yes - it does run nicely on low memory systems.  I have found that in many cases (depending on the application) it performs better then Warp 4 / eCS.

It *can* run on systems with as little as 4 MB, although it swaps constantly and runs very slowly.

I've had it run smoothly on systems with as little as 16 MB (with lots of tweaking), although don't expect to run more modern apps on a 16MB system. 

For Warp 3, once you hit 64 MB the system starts to really fly (although if you go above 64 MB you may need to run the patchldr utility to patch the loader so it will see memory above 64 MB).

One thing to note though - I've never tried booting Warp 3 from a CF card,  I have no idea if that is even possible.

Multimedia / Re: OS/2 Warp Sound sample 2014 - Video
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:30:42 pm »

I admit it is difficult to tell on youtube if there is much difference.  However one thing I have found over the years relating to digital audio on computers is that a lot of the audio quality has more to do with how a sound chip is implemented on a system and whether or not it is filtering out external noise rather then the actual chipset used.

A lot of times I've found that onboard chipsets pick up a lot more noise from the system resulting in lower quailty audio then actual audio cards.  I recall a few years back when I did an experiment - I had a MB with an onboard chipset (c-media based) and a PCI sound card using the same c-media chip.  When I plugged the PCI card into the MB (and disabled the onboard audio) the audio quality was significantly better then when using the onboard - and it used the same driver.

However on the other hand I've also found that some low-quailty PCI audio cards have a habit of picking up external noise too - producing low-quality audio.   A lot of times it has more to do with the circuit design on the card and quality of the components rather then the chipset or driver itself.

General Discussion / Re: Big thanks to Martin
« on: December 18, 2013, 09:16:37 pm »
Yes, I too want to say a big THANK YOU!

Having done some book-scanning myself, I can understand that was a huge task to complete.

This will nicely complement the Warp 3 certification handbook that I have.

Thanks again!


The 32 bit MPTS stack can still be downloaded right from IBM at:

You'll need to install the update at:

and also grab from hobbes.

For the TCP/IP apps, once you've installed the TCP/IP apps on the CD, you'll need to install the fixpak at:

otherwise the apps don't work properly with the 32 bit stack in the MPTS above.

If I recall correctly, you also need to have first updated the base OS/2 Warp 3 install to a newer fixpak (FP 40 or so).  Otherwise there is stuff in the newer mpts which will trap.

FP 40 is at:


Good luck!


On the Warp 3 Connect CD there is off the root a folder called something like:


or maybe it is \cid\img (or something like that... I'm going from memory here and I don't have a CD available right now)

In there you can find a number of folders, there will be one for \tcpapps
and another for \mptn or \mpts

something like that.

In each one of those there are installer EXE's which can allow you to run the individual installs.

General Discussion / Happy SysAdmin Day (July 26, 2013)
« on: July 26, 2013, 05:31:08 pm »
To all the System Administrators out there, Happy System Administrator Day!

If you're a system administrator here's to hoping that someone will bring you cake!

Networking / Re: Various Warp Connect v3 networking problems
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:29:41 am »

If you're running Warp 3 connect without any fixpaks, this may be part of the difficulty.  I know a pile of NIC drivers out there only work properly with newer versions of MPTS.  Note - most of these fixes can be installed with the IBM CSF utility, hopefully you know how to use it in mode that it'll install straight from a hard disk instead of requiring playing the game of floppy-toaster.  If you've never used CSF then let me know and I'll see if I can find the info on using it in the hard disk mode (its been a while and I don't have that info in front of me as I type right now, but I could find it).

It is possible to get the 32 bit TCP/IP stack and updated network stack running on Warp 3, but you'll need to install Fixpak 40 on your base OS first.  FP40 can be found at:

Or you can grab the zipped version at:

Then before installing the newer mpts, you'll want to install the latest TCP/IP fixpak for the TCP/IP that comes with Warp 3 connect.  (UN00959) It is at:

If you're running Peer, then you'll need the latest Peer fixpak:

Then grab the newer  MPTS which can be found at:

And once that is installed you'll want the fixpak for MPTS at:

And once all that is installed, grab from Hobbes as it fixes some problems with 8621:

I seem to recall back in the day someone had gone to the trouble of zipping all this stuff into an easier install, but I don't know where that is anymore.  You can get all these components from these locations.

Once that is installed, you'll (hopefully) find that your NIC drivers work a little better.

Hope that helps.

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