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Messages - Martin Iturbide

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Games / Re: Tetris-like game
« on: January 18, 2019, 11:39:02 pm »
Hi Doug

Again in the philosophical discussion, I disagree:

A replacement PM is probably one of the last things that we need right now. PM is one of the most stable parts of OS/2, but I can see that you would want a new one, to work with a new kernel.

If someone does not start creating a kernel or a PM replacement today, in 15 years you (metaphorically speaking) are going to complain that we need and a replacement for those components and that we are very late (just like you refer to the wifi drivers).

Also, software gets improved with time, so the first version of a kernel or PM replacement will necessary suck very bad, until with time get polished by one or several developers (and it will be better if it is open source). So it is important to have developers starting now on that area. I'm not willing to say a developer that wants to create a replacement kernel that is better to develop a driver. Kernel and PM replacement are long term projects, drivers are short term and will became useless on the next hardware update wave.

Anyways, the developer is always free to develop whatever he/she wants, specially if he is doing that as a part of a community and free of charge.

On the other hand, I also share the idea that we need to see accomplishment, beta versions, or at least something more than just good intentions, otherwise is just vaporware.


Applications / Re: 3d launch pad
« on: January 17, 2019, 06:52:39 pm »

There is a new version available at hobbes.  (
Let's see if it solves some of the issues reported.


Applications / Re: Convert Partition to VDI
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:01:42 pm »

In Windows there is this Disk2VHD, it is not VDI, but I want to try it when I got some time to see if works on a dual boot machine to extract an OS/2 JFS partition. There are also  VMware vCenter Converter (free) .


Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:47:30 am »
Hi David.

Just in case I had been looking around for some icons and "Icon Park" has some very nice ones and public domain. Maybe you already know about it.


Utilities / Re: best process killer application
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:50:30 pm »

Just in case here are Veit Kannegieser's files:


Games / Re: Tetris-like game
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:09:44 pm »

Rick, I celebrate the freedom to reinvent the wheel and try the same result with different approaches.
When you port it to OS/2 I will be happy to give it a try.


Applications / ERRORMGR.DLL
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:12:08 pm »

Does somebody knows where I can get the ERRORMGR.DLL file? I want to try this software and it asks for this DLL since it was recently open sourced.


Applications / Re: 3d launch pad
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:56:23 am »
Hi DavidG

I just want to also share the excitement of this app. It looks very good and it is very interesting that it can work as four launchpads on each side of the screen (optional).
If it keep working as good as it had been working for now, it will be on my "must have" apps list very soon.


Programming / Re: Experience with decompilers with OS/2 programs
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:23:19 pm »
Thanks for your comments.

I understand better now what to expect of using a decompiler or dissasembler. It can be useful to get understand a behavior or have general information of the binary.  I will do some testing, but now I have a better understanding to what to expect.


Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS5 - My personal experience
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:20:27 am »
Hi Julien

I tried it on ArcaOS 5.0.2 with Panorama and also GENGRADD (included on the OS/2 guest addons of Virtual box) and works for me with 1920x1080 resolution.

I haven't used it "global", I go directly with the name of the VM. (VM turned off)
"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" setextradata "ArcaOS 5.0.3" "CustomVideoMode1" "1920x1080x32"
On the next boot the resolution appeared on the screen settings.

But I as told before I don't anything with 2560x1440 resolution to try ArcaOS inside a VM.


Programming / Re: Experience with decompilers with OS/2 programs
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:10:27 pm »
Thanks for the replies.

I would like to see what does a decompile of a PM application looks like just to see if something useful can came out.
I prefer if C or C++ can be generated.  I want to try  "Vincent_Greene_Screen_Saver"  just as an experiment.


Programming / Experience with decompilers with OS/2 programs
« on: January 10, 2019, 03:23:14 pm »

Does anybody has experience with decompiler software (under any platform) and trying to decompile OS/2 programs ?
I had found some developers that no longer has the source code (lost in HDD crash) of his OS/2 programs and game permission to release his binaries as public domain with permission to decompile.

But my question is if something useful or something that can help recreate the source code of the program can be produced with decompilers. Is there any experience ?


Applications / Re: PmPatrol - Doscall1.Dll Load Error
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:52:25 pm »
Hi Erick.

Just in case, I also just downloaded the file (from the link posted here) and run it on ArcaOS 5.0.3 and I think it is working. (Check screenshot).


Update: I run it on a VM (Virtuabox) that is running the UNI kernel.

Hi Mathias.

I never saw that error, like you said it will be great to try to reproduce it and take some screenshots.


Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS5 - My personal experience by Sigurd
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:08:25 pm »
Hi Julien.

My real monitor is UHD 4K - 3840x2160 . The highest resolution available is 1600x1200 . I know about scaling in VB, but would like to see if it's possible to do better than that.

I also have something published about this subject on the OS2World wiki. But I have no experience with 3840x2160.


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