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sheffieldma
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Win 98 SE

I cannot get Toucan 2.0.3 to work on Win 98 SE. I have a dual-boot system, and the application works on Win 2000. But when I run the already installed application on 98 SE, I do not get the program screen and the task list does not show the program. I also do not get any error messages. I have unicows.dll installed in my Win 98 SE Windows directory. Here is my Settings.ini file:

[General]
LanguageCode=en_GB
Tabs=Icons and Text
Position=Settings
Font=0;-13;0;0;0;400;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;MS Shell Dlg 2
Height=1.00871
Width=1.00625
X=-0.003125
Y=-0.00435256

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Hmm,

that is annoying, it should run, I shall look into that for you.

EDIT: Please note though that fixing bugs on 98SE is hardly high on the priority list, it isn't even supported by Microsoft any more Smile

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Dependency Walker

I monitored the running of Toucan with a diagnostic program called Dependency Walker. The following two errors occurred under Win 98 SE, but not Win 2000:

USERENV.DLL Error opening file. The system cannot find the file specified.

GetProcAddress(0x7FF20000 [OLE32.DLL], "DcomChannelSetHResult") called from "OLEAUT32.DLL" at address 0x6539F5D2 and returned NULL. Error: The specified module could not be found (126).

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If I recall correctly

unicows.dll needs to be installed in "C:\Windows\System\" in order to work properly. However, it's been a long time since I've had to work with Unicode support in Windows 98. If placing unicows.dll in that directory doesn't work, you can try placing it in the directory with Toucan itself. That may or may not work either, but my Internet searching seems to turn up those two procedures most frequently.

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would try it in the Toucan directory (unicows.dll that is). Also as per a sitewide discussion Toucan no longer support pre-2000 systems, it should still work however in the current version.

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unicows.dll

I have copies of unicows.dll version 1.1.3790.0 in the various folders (Windows , Windows\System and Toucan), but it still does not work on Win 98 SE. The errors uncovered by Dependency Walker are also still there. I would be willing to test out alpha or beta versions of Toucan on 98 SE, if that would help.

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2.0.2?

Does 2.0.2 or earlier work? After discussing things with Steve, I think we're simply dropping Windows 9x support in Toucan and may do the same for all software here now that OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Sunbird, AbiWord, GIMP, Pidgin, etc no longer work on Windows 9x. It's being discussed here: https://portableapps.com/node/17291

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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Earlier Versions

In addition to the current version 2.0.3, I have tried 2.0.2, 2.0.1, and 2.0. None of them work on Win 98 SE.

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Hmm,

this is disappointing, if you contact me with the email address on my profile page (just click on my name) I will try and set up some special builds when I get the time, from the dependency walker code about I think I know what it could be.

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