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 21 
 on: March 05, 2019, 12:31:52 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by Jel
I am not convinced about Win10 and DXWnd because I think that the displayed FPS figures are exaggerated. Just now I have put my Win 7 HDD in the caddy and tested the 160 conversion of Modreds AoE.
In Win 7 I use the d3dwindower for offline play and get good results. Without it I get garbled map screens. For online play I do not use a wrapper as there is no problem with the screens used in multiplayer, and the framerates are great.

;) Jel

 22 
 on: March 04, 2019, 11:15:09 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by MarkEAW
Hi Jack,

I'm sure we been over this before somewhere on these EAW forums. But your best to go with the newest hardware you can and put win10 on it.
EAW runs, but still wrappers look like they need to be used , even with win 10. You may prefer Glide mode with nGlide, since thats proven and the least hassle.

I have not tested the latests updates of Win10 with EAW and or with wrappers lately, So I don't know if theres any improvements.

There where other wrappers, some players use DXWND and run nGlide through that, yes they are doubling up on wrappers, but the game still runs better in their case.

I can't really help here, but I'll try since I haven't been using EAW in a few months. Don't forget my EAW Help Site.




 23 
 on: March 04, 2019, 08:37:36 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by JJMcGarvey
    Hey Guys,

    Well, I have made some progress but I am nowhere near where I want to be. I think that I will reexamine my priorities and take another approach. With my Dell XP system, I have gotten another DVD drive and I will replace that and see what happens to the Blue screen problem. I get it a lot less if I don’t leave a CD in it. Anyway it runs all versions of EAW fine. My problem there is that Teamspeak will no longer run on XP. I need something with WIN 7 or WIN 10 on it to put Teamspeak on.

    The computer that I was trying to install WIN 7 on is a Dell OPTIPLEX 755 which uses Low Profile Cards in the slots. When I tried to run that again, I had all sorts of problems. I had installed Win 7 on it bur it was not registered / authorized. I think that when the time ran out, it self-destructed. I tried to use the WIN 7 CD to repair and I ended up with a partition and a second install of WIN 7. When I finished the install, I tried to register it and was informed that this install exceeded the limit for this CD. I got gypped when I bought this Win 7 CD. This install will work for 30 days and then fail. I tried out the video card that I bought and it is garbled all the time. That makes 2 strikes on that computer.

    Here is the heart of the problem. I need a new operating system because I am getting locked out a lot of internet activities and that situation is only going to get worse. I can continue to use my DELL XP for EAW. They have a lot of newer computers with Win 7 or WIN 10 installed for less money than buying the operating system from Microsoft. The only problem then is in getting a video card that handles EAW correctly. That seems to be a very tricky situation on a case-by-case basis. In the meantime, I could probably get by flying the DELL XP and using the new comp. to communicate with Teamspeak.
    The way things have been going or not going, the 352FG has not been very active of late. I may get fully back into action but I have the feeling that I will be the only bird flying in the flock.

    I would very much appreciate any suggestions or advice about Win7 versus Win 10 , what are the most desirable systems and video cards for EAW. This is the kind of situation where I was always in AWE about how much Dumo used to know about the Internet, computers and EAW. He was a wizard, I miss him!
    As things now stand, I think that I am leaning towards WIN 10 because there was so much that was not quite right about WIN 7.

JACK is BACK

 24 
 on: March 01, 2019, 10:56:41 AM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by dBeav
Good to see you back at it Jack!

 25 
 on: February 27, 2019, 06:40:27 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by JJMcGarvey
Hey Guys,
I might be back

I finally got most of my financial accounts into proper order and can start into making my will and things like that. It is hard to believe that it took 5 months to do something that I thought would take 2 weeks. I had my car in the shop for close to a week and finally got it back.
I think that is what has triggered me into starting to pick up and get moving into life on a full time basis again. I began thinking about watching my unviewed Harry Potter dvds. I never watched them because my wife didn’t like that sort of thing. Well now I will probably be watching them myself and I only have to please myself. I began to think about EAW and I decided to start checking that out. I have 2 computers that have Win XP for the operating system but XP is fast being excluded from Internet services. The 3rd computer has Win 7 on it but we will get to that later. I tried EAW on the 2 XP systems and all of the install worked OK on the oldest but on my main computer the opening selection screens only showed the top half of the screens. As I puzzled over this, it began to come back to me that I had a problem with a Blue Screen of Death situation. I had thought that the cause might be an overheating video card and I had replaced the Gforce Nvidia 52oo with a Gforce 6200. That is when things began to fall apart with my wife. I have come to a suspicion that the problem is in the ‘D’ drive CD /DVD reader. I replaced the original video card and things seem to be OK as far as EAW is concerned on those 2 systems. I am going to hook up the Win 7 system and see about getting the OS registered with MicroSoft and then getting a working Teamspeak install. The EAW screens are a bit garbled but the game seems to run as far as I can remember. I will try to keep in regulat touch as I progress.

JackSprat

    I hooked up the win 7 system. I looked at the product key that I copied. I made a mistake and wrote down 8 instead of B. That may be why it rejected the install. I am now getting a low system battery warning. I will have to find the battery and buy and install a new one. This screws up your time clock and date system. My # 2 son had this and I took the computer that he was going to throw out and it was a big jump up from what is now the odd computer. I will try to find the computer manual on line

I had to put in a new install of Win 7  I am typing this in that new install. I lost all of my previously installed programs on this comp. I will give the details later

 26 
 on: February 01, 2019, 03:54:29 PM 
Started by MarkEAW - Last post by Ruski
 All the best Jack and you know who to ask for strength ,,He is always there for you

 27 
 on: January 22, 2019, 05:22:48 PM 
Started by MarkEAW - Last post by MarkEAW
Keep going, just don't forget your nutritional health.

Thank you for replying. I do wonder how someone like you does with life.
You seem to teach me something every time you post on these forums etc...
I inspire to be as great as you Jack.

Thanks for updating us too on your progress.

Take care.

 28 
 on: January 22, 2019, 04:00:45 PM 
Started by MarkEAW - Last post by JJMcGarvey
Hey Mark,

    I am sorry for the delay in replying to you. I was trying to figure out the best way to format my reply. A short one filled with OK’s and clichés?  A long drawn out one with all the boring details? I will try something in the middle!

    I am OK, physically and emotionally. I miss my wife, sweetheart, girlfriend and partner. There is no pain or sorrow involved, just a great big throbbing empty ache. I spent too much work and effort in climbing out of deep depression in the past to allow my happiness to seep away because an inevitable event finally took place.

    I am 83 years old. Sixty of those years were spent in the company of my soul mate. I learned things in those 83 years. One very big discovery was that it is possible to learn for your entire life. That is what I am doing now. I am learning that much of my previous enjoyable lifestyle was possible because my partner in life was very, very competent and well organized and made it possible for me to have an abundance of discretionary free time. Every day I am busy trying to learn the skills involved in cooking, cleaning, shopping and everything else involved in keeping a household in working, functional order. Learn and find out that there is something else that you need to know and that you have no idea of how to find out.

    I used to live a very comfortable and satisfying live. Now I do not have enough time in my day to accomplish everything that needs to be done, let alone the things that I enjoy doing. I am forced make difficult choices and concentrate on handling the most important things first.

    I am making progress. On Friday I got the last of our financial accounts changed from her name and or joint ownership into my name. I still have to get beneficiary status established on a new account. Next week, I will be sitting down with two of my sons and start creating my will. It is now over 4 months since my wife died. I could not believe how bumbling and incompetent some of the people in the financial field are.  It is extremely important to handle these things in exactly the proper manner and sequence to avoid large penalties and heavy taxes.

     I had my train platform and Christmas tree in the living room again this year. I had 4 trains on the platform and could operate 3 of them simultaneously. I hosted dinner for 16 people. I do not intend to quit living. As my skills grow and I bring order out of chaos I will be able to get more involved in my EAW interests. That was one of the areas that I had to put on a back burner.

    I guess that when I get Teamspeak installed and working I will be able to blow the bugle and announce that I am back in action.

    Now it is time to send this off and get dinner ready and then wash the dishes and go off to my model railroad club.

Jack McGarvey

 29 
 on: January 20, 2019, 04:48:35 PM 
Started by MarkEAW - Last post by MarkEAW
Jack,

You still out there?

Hows things?

You get EAW up and running?

 30 
 on: December 28, 2018, 03:43:19 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by MarkEAW
Happy New Years. :)

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