EPIC WIN!

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silasqwerty1
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by silasqwerty1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:51 pm

Unfortunately I can't figure out how to drag a picture in :p but other than that it seems to work quite well!

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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by blackandwhite » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:23 pm

Illen wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:39 pm
You need to load all the needed drivers at boot-time (change the Start value to 0 for each key in HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Services), since NT 4.0 has issues loading them from the ext2 volume. Also change their image path to "system32\drivers\driver_name.sys" (add the ImagePath entry if it doesn't exist), so FreeLDR doesn't fail to load these.
Still getting this error but I've done something wrong probably. Thank you for answer anyway.

Oleg Dubinskij
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by Oleg Dubinskij » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:10 pm

Cool! :D GPU acceleration became working on my real hardware with replaced Win32 subsystem (gdi32.dll, imm32.dll, user32.dll, win32k.sys and winsrv.dll), DirectX API/Graphics drivers (dxapi.sys, dxg.sys and dxgthk.sys) from Win2k3 and full MS DirectX installed (Feb & June 2010, they are avaliable in Rapps)! Without replacing, it doesn't work.
It seems to me that ideally such replacing may "fix" GPU acceleration on all video cards supported by ReactOS (if the driver installs successfully and the system boots with him into desktop). I think I can write a tutorial also, how to do it. ;)
Also it "fixed" all graphical glitches with native driver installed. Now system icons draw fine even with 32-bit colour depth! :)
Font rendering was "fixed" by installing MS Arial fonts from Corefonts.

Screenshot from real hardware:
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See video also: https://youtu.be/BzR4ERrf6GM

Configuration of my test PC:

Motherboard: Asus-A7V8X-X;
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1,8 GHz (without SSE2 support);
RAM: 2 GB DDR1 400 MHz;
GPU: ATI Radeon 9600 128 MB vRAM (AGP);
HDD: WDC WD2000JB-00GVC0 (IDE);
CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B (ATAPI);
Audio: VIA 8235 (AC97);
LAN: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet;
WLAN: Dlink DWA-525 Rev A2 (PCI).

What works:

DirectDraw h/w acceleration;
Direct3D 7/8/9 h/w acceleration.
VLC 2.2.8 video playback.

It works with ati2vtag renderer (from the video card driver), even without Mesa3D.
Some games work even better than with our (Wine's) DirectX in VirtualBox.

What doesn't work:

AGP texture accelaration;
OpenGL acceleration (so all OpenGL games doesn't work);
the system not shutdowning properly. For the succesfull shutdown or reboot, you need to press poweroff button on your PC, then wait some time, when desktop will become not clickable, press reboot button, and after this, you can finally turn off the computer, or boot again. However, registry settings save successfully after such "shutdown".

P.S.: Please note that you need to build ReactOS manually with disabled debugging for csrss. For doing this, comment out the following line before building: https://git.reactos.org/?p=reactos.git; ... b=HEAD#l18 Otherwise, the system will not able to boot into desktop with Win32 subsystem files replaced.

gira59
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by gira59 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:18 pm

hi to all,
I have installed Ros in virtual machine and I nave installed Visual Foxpro 9 developing language.
the application seems to work properly.
Also an .exe compiled with vfp9 is working great.
this is really an epic win!! :D :D :D

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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by ArmyMan007 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:34 pm

More wins? XD
ReactOS - Open Your Windows to Freedom

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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by dizt3mp3r » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:00 am

Free Extended Task Manager by Extensoft.

It was always an improvement on the basic task manager giving additional useful information such as the current highest resource user when hovering over the performance chart for CPU, memory or disk i/o.

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It installs and runs flawlessly on ReactOS.
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by dizt3mp3r » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:07 am

Console2, an open source console replacement tool that operates 100% more efficiently than the Windows CMD offering allowing copy/paste and window transparency.

It installs and operates flawlessly on ReactOS in seemingly all respects other than that of transparency.

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The later version forked from console2, ConsoleZ does not work yet on ReactOS.
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by dizt3mp3r » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:23 am

RJTextEd, a decent advanced editor.

Installs and runs almost flawlessly. There are some on screen artefacts and transparency causes a problem on the image map but other than that the program functions and is usable.

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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by manuel » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:34 pm

Wow!
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by constharper » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 pm

Good results guys!

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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by dizt3mp3r » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:29 am

This is truly an Epic Win for me...

Back in the 1990s I wrote my first big software project. I wrote it in VB6 to familiarise myself with one of the languages being used by the programmers that I worked with (I was the Project Manager for a few projects at that time). I had previously started it Quickbasic 4.5 and then migrated it to VBDOS and then finally to VB for Win up to VB6. The task turned out to be a big one and I never completed it because Microsoft made VB6 obsolete and due to changes in the language, migration to .NET more or less impossible. So I gave up.

I have just taken the single completed component of my software, the first of three modules (the second almost complete, the third requiring a re-write) and I have copied the first modules files to ReactOS.

It is a database of all military vehicles and equipment used by the Allies and Axis forces in NorthWest Europe in 1944-45. The data was compiled before the internet was available all from original handbooks, documents &c and brought together in a flatfile database of my own making. All the tools to build the db were made by me and I knew nothing about proper programming.

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I have just run the program under ReactOS and it worked first time, NO ERRORS AT ALL.

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I gave up because MS has deprecated the programming environment and the o/s was no longer a friendly place for VB6 programming and the task to complete was so huge. With the optimism I have from seeing it run under ReactOS I might now have to restart my old project and complete it! Time to try to get that VB6 IDE working on ReactOS. Next test - VB6!
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by manuel » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:00 am

Good interfaces
dizt3mp3r wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:29 am
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by dizt3mp3r » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:27 pm

Thankyou, that is what I am good at, the programming less so...
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Illen
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by Illen » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:53 pm

Here's some stuff I tried on ReactOS x64 build:

CPU-Z 1.91 x64:
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Running on real hardware (Z170 Pro4S) as well:
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7-zip 19.00 x64:
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Waterfox 30:
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Re: EPIC WIN!

Post by dizt3mp3r » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:58 am

Impressive.
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