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Applications / Re: WarpIN: Exception on Main thread
« on: April 28, 2020, 07:43:36 pm »
Did you try to open the wpi with archive viewer? May be you can see from there what the problem is.

Trouble with archive systems is that you need that archive system to set something back, sometimes this is only possible as restoring all. I use dSync, very small package which works with scripts. You get a backup which is the same as your harddrive (depends how you do your setup with the scripts). More than once I had ruined a file and I just copy that single file back to the harddrive. Also very usable to store a drive or directory which you can read occasionally  if needed but which is no longer on your system. Furthermore you do progress in your way of handling and thinking about your computer setup, so a mirror or full backup of your drive might not work anymore because you do have other thoughts, plans or layout. With dSync backup you just copy back what you need to an other place then where it was originally backupped from. So in the end more freedom.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: April 20, 2020, 01:54:26 am »
During lock down due to the corona virus you get somewhere some trouble. So I updated my Java homepage with a program which can help in some way. Its called FatCalc. You need a separate tool (from very cheap to very expensive) for using it. See my page for more info. The program was original only English speaking, today also Dutch ;-), but frame names are hard coded and will stay, the rest of the information will be Dutch. It make use of the locale, so automatic the right language if available. Therefore the picture below is in Dutch, but trust me, it was English before I did something ;-).

Want to try? You can find the page here and in Dutch here

Okay, stay cool and healthy,


If you are looking around with several software vendors then you see everywhere this kind of structure popping up. The problem is that everything is already written, there is not really completely new software. Sounds may be strange, but it ends all in a few models which are around from the beginning. So the earn-model is drying up, people and business buy once a program, register it and that's it. You could see that with Windows. So now the next thing is that you can't buy it anymore, but you have to register and pay every year some kind of fee, like it was a magazine. Its already done with Windows, Office in different forms, Java, only OpenJDK is still free, but for how long? Next QT and after that the next firm which see its income going down. The question will be if this is a bad thing?

Games / Re: Java Games
« on: April 14, 2020, 12:30:11 am »
No, by the author. The difference is that there is an exe file for OS/2 which start the program and redirect to the browser. So not good news, won't work in most cases.
Tried to compile, first did change the awt calls to swing calls, swing version +100 errors, hybrid version +40 errors. As far as I can see it and reading the errors from the swing error log file I need to rewrite the complete program. This is more difficult then writing a program from the bottom up. I don't have the time now to do just that, moreover, need to investigate in some calls how to proceed on, it ain't be easy, special when it comes to "canvas".

Games / Re: Java Games
« on: April 12, 2020, 01:55:26 pm »
Hmm, mixed files, thought that the download was from this site, but its from your's. There is source in the file, ie java files. Have to look into, because it is not that simple to rewrite it in a fast way.

Games / Re: Java Games
« on: April 11, 2020, 06:42:54 pm »
I was unable to find or download the source for building a new breakout. There is source for breakout games, but (very) different with the picture you have. There is a "manual" on the Oracle site how to rewrite this kind of applets because the function of building applets is withdrawn from Java. So there are hints and tips with how to, but you need at the bottom line the source, otherwise its a dead end.


Games / Re: Java Games
« on: April 09, 2020, 09:23:19 pm »
The breakout game is written as an applet and not as a standalone java program. It has to do with the internal structure. You have to rewrite it for a part and compile it into a JAR file.

Applications / Re: DOS VDM and Win-OS2 Fans ?
« on: April 05, 2020, 11:19:50 am »
Did you try Multi-Protocol Transport Services: Configuration Guide? There is a lot of information in this help guide.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:10:13 pm »
I have added today a new drawing program to my site about Java programs. Its called JDraw and you can find it here or in Dutch

Have a picture too;

Have fun and stay healthy!

Internet / Re: access
« on: March 18, 2020, 05:27:00 pm »
Doesn't work for me too, site can't be found. Sad. Imo, it looks like there is no connection, so no pages, no information how to get on the side if you have to register there. Looks like a wrong setup. And its very logic that no one get through with comments or questions if you don't even get there. So, there is some work to do. If not, pull the plug, waist of energy.

Applications / Re: DOS VDM and Win-OS2 Fans ?
« on: March 15, 2020, 04:27:04 pm »
I don't have ArcaOS yet, because its still not in Dutch. But as the problem was already in eCS, which I have, I use both DOS and Windows seamless. But I start them as frame version, not full screen version. As there is no word about size, I make the frame version full screen. This will be remembered, so problem away. No problems with start.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: March 15, 2020, 04:16:21 pm »
I have added a new program to my website about Java and OS/2-eCS/ArcaOS. Its called GiftedMotion. You can find it here or in Dutch You download the program from my site because I have added a Dutch translation, so the program speaks Dutch among English and some other languages.

Picture (from before the translation, because it will automatic show the language from the locale or English if there is not an available translation.)

That's it for today, be healthy and have fun!

Applications / Re: DOS VDM and Win-OS2 Fans ?
« on: March 07, 2020, 06:34:21 pm »
Hi Martin,
"Tune up" may be understand to me like any configuration tricks, maybe someone always like to increase or change some value on the session settings. Something like that.
For each program with an own icon in a menu (or desktop, but I don't have that) i have its own settings.
As documentation I never found a good manual how to tweak both to the optimum for a program. There are lots of hints, some what it does, but never what it does together. The best manual for it is in the OS/2-2.1 manual.
Which OS/2 2.1 manual do you talk about? Is it an INF included there? Can you tell me the file name?
The one in print, it was included in those days in the box. I don't know if there is one as an INF. The printed one has part number 19H5985, its in Dutch and from October 1994, its translated from User's Guide to OS/2 with part number 83G8300, version 3. The OS/2 2.1 printed manual is from June 1993 and has part number 63G4585 Dutch and is a translation from IBM OS/2 2.1 Using the Operating System with part number 61G0703. Both manuals contain some hints in the back for if programs don't want to start or to run properly.

Applications / Re: DOS VDM and Win-OS2 Fans ?
« on: March 06, 2020, 07:08:39 pm »
I do use both, but not on a daily basis. What do you mean with "tune up", with our different natives I might interpret this wrong. I have programs and they have an program icon in a menu or on the desktop. 
In DOS I use PC-Outline, in Win-OS2 I have many programs. I use 3-Base very regular. But also several programs for the Psion 3 series. I have some graphical programs with no substitute in OS/2 or in Java (or in Windows).
Must have is a big word.
As documentation I never found a good manual how to tweak both to the optimum for a program. There are lots of hints, some what it does, but never what it does together. The best manual for it is in the OS/2-2.1 manual.

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