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There's an english language version already:


You can install Hiren's BootCD on a multiboot usb stick using YUMI:

Works great along Windows installers or other tools (UltimateBootCD, BartPE, PartEd Magic and so forth).

OsX86 Hackintosh (Intel / AMD) / Re: comparing disk cloning software
« on: November 13, 2023, 03:28:10 PM »
Ghost 11 on a custom live CD (BartPe) with network support never failed me for Windows image capture or restoration, from disk to disk/ssd or over the LAN.

You can even browse and modify the image content afterward with the included Ghost Explorer.

It is much more interesting to test MIDI Clock and note timing with an external device.

MidiGAL is great for that, with its dedicated Clock generator or testing firmware (MIDIPal compatible):
It's good for real-time measurements, and to confirm one's feeling about the MIDI tightness of a specific hardware/software combination.

On Windows 9x, Cubase 2.83/3.05 with legacy serial/parallel MIDI interfaces were my champion, until I got a Midex8 which unlocked the power of the LTB protocol included in VST5.

Actually, I've yet to test a software or hardware sequencer that's more accurate with MIDI clock than MIDI note events. Which makes sense, even though clock is supposed to have the highest priority in the MIDI norm.

MidiGAL is just missing a way to externally record data logs, to automatically import datas generated by longer stints into a spreadsheet.

PCI Audio Interfaces / Re: m-audio audiophile 2496 (2000)
« on: October 29, 2023, 08:03:09 AM »
FWIW, I still use an AP2496 as main audiocard under Win7/10x64 and Ubuntu Studio on a modern PC LGA1200 motherboard without legacy PCI slots.

The solution is a PCI/PCI-E bridge, fully internal or with a extra breakout box.

If you can spare the analog RCA/CINCH I/O because of the induced offset on the backplate of around 6xM3*6+6 spacers worth, this internal one - Pericom PI7C9X chip based - works perfectly:
MIDI and Digital I/O are perfectly usable using the AP2496 breakout cable.
Mine goes to a battered DBX Quantum mastering processor used as a glorified DAC.  :P

Once the AP246 sits in the computer, only the red RCA/CINCH input can be accessed (unless one's find extra flat 90° angled RCA plugs) on the backplate. Bar the DB9 breakout cable.
So I'm afraid there's not enough clearance for the Delta 410, 1010LT or AP192 much higher pin count breakout cable to fit, though.

Fortunately, there are some breakout boxes alternatives as well, that might allow to use all the M-Audio Envy series at their full I/O potential (don't quote me on that though).
Startech has a few, very expensive ones:
Much cheaper alternatives on AliExpress, with a 5"1/4 enclosure to get all the I/O at the front of the computer:
Some powered one too:

Steinberg (ST) / Re: steinberg cubase for atari st (1989)
« on: October 29, 2023, 07:14:44 AM »
Google lens translation:


On PC computers, you can plug and unplug the serial/parallel dongles at will when the compter is running.

Windows 98 (Jun 1998) / Re: Applications crash checking for DX plugins
« on: October 21, 2023, 10:08:41 AM »
Nothing to write home about the QX2442USB: it's about the same than your Q502USB, just with more channels, busses and decent FX. Budget mixer.

MIDI timing is already very good on this system, thanks to a couple of Midex interfaces used with legacy Cubase (VST5/SX2).,3083.msg11155.html#msg11155,625.msg10927.html#msg10927

You seem going through a lot of trouble getting Win98FE to run with your devices, while you could use 98SE/Me, and streamline it with 98lite.

Getting rid of all the Internet Explorer bells and whistles yet retaining the WDM, FAT32 and USB support leads to a fast, responsive and stable system, even using a mechanical 2"5 HDD (mSATA feels just marginally faster). Still got the occasional BSOD, though. Win9x FTW.

Windows 98 (Jun 1998) / Re: Applications crash checking for DX plugins
« on: October 20, 2023, 06:35:41 PM »
It's doubtful that higher samplerates or bits are included, but I haven't tried. I think they are all working over USB1.1 bandwidth, even when used over USB2. The highest possible settings, under USB1.1 limitations, seems to be 48000kHz @ 24bit. If 2.8.24 added more bandwidth, that would be good to know. Especially, since the Windows driver is maxed at 48000kHz by 16bit.

The PCM2900/2902 codec chip is USB 1.1, and caped at 16-bit 48k.
So any extra resolution bit or up-sampling would be done in software, at the driver or the host level.

On-Chip USB Interface: Fully Compliant With USB 1.1 Specification
16-Bit Delta-Sigma ADC and DAC
Sampling rate:
DAC: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
ADC: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
On-Chip Clock Generator With Single 12-MHz

On WinME, I used v2.6.1, which has a specific setup exe for Win98.
On the XP side, the v2.8.24 seems okay.
Same installer design as the one of the infamous Akai EIE Pro USB audio interface, which InMusic/Akai Pro must have licensed from Ploytec as well.

Direct link to the tour:

And a quote frome the README.TXT about which version to use depending on your needs.

Upgrading from File-Ex 98 (a.k.a. version 2)

If you're currently using File-Ex 98, you may wish to upgrade to version 3 to get a few new features and continued support.

However, there is also one reason you may NOT want to upgrade -- version 3 does not enhance old-style dialogs or 16-bit applications under Windows 95/98/Me. (Under Windows NT4/2000/XP you can train File-Ex for 16-bit applications and get long file name support, but not in Win9x.)

So if you're using 16-bit applications and currently depend on File-Ex to use long file names with them, you should not upgrade yet.

Hence sticking to File-Ex98 (aka v2.0) for 16-bit apps.

I've been using File-Ex 98 from Cottonwood Software for ages on my PC, and just saw it is now Freeware:

Beyond LFN support that works like a charm under 16-bit Cubase for instance, those are great customizable file dialogs.

Windows 98 (Jun 1998) / Re: Applications crash checking for DX plugins
« on: October 20, 2023, 12:25:28 PM »
The USB audio device is more useful, then the internal AC97. It is a Behringer Xenyx Q502USB.

QX2442USB here, works out of the box on a WinMe(98lite)/XPTrust 2003 laptop as an USB Audio device.

I'd tend to believe Behringer used the same generic 2 channel USB audio DAC on all his Q/QX small mixer series.
It's the USB102CH part, and when looking at the VendorID in the driver properties, it's recognized as a Texas Instruments Burr-Brown PCM2902 Audio Codec.
The PCM2902 was also found in their cheap USB audio interfaces (eg. UCA222, UM2, ...).

There's a link to the Ploytec v2.8.40 x64 driver in this thread at Gearspace:

The last post says Behringer since switched to its in-house functional clone CoolAudio (v2902), which is most likely the same thing with a different ID.

I was able to update to Ploytec's 2.6.1 driver.

Thanks! I don't do audio ITB, but I'll try to install this one. I'm curious to see if it has an effect on MIDI timing in Cubase VST5, when using the ASIO audio engine as the reference clock instead of the MROS one.

Edit: no changes in timing, but the Ploytec ASIO driver works and latency is obviously much better than with Windows Millenium generic USB audio driver.

Emagic Logic / Re: logic 3.0 CD (requires dongle) (Jan 1998)
« on: October 07, 2023, 02:09:27 PM »

Emagic Logic / Re: logic 3.0 CD (requires dongle) (Jan 1998)
« on: October 07, 2023, 02:06:59 PM »

Emagic Logic / Re: logic 3.0 CD (requires dongle) (Jan 1998)
« on: October 07, 2023, 02:04:40 PM »

Emagic Logic / Re: logic 3.0 CD (requires dongle) (Jan 1998)
« on: October 07, 2023, 02:00:56 PM »

Emagic Logic / Re: logic 3.0 CD (requires dongle) (Jan 1998)
« on: October 07, 2023, 01:57:14 PM »

Emagic Logic / Re: logic 3.0 CD (requires dongle) (Jan 1998)
« on: October 07, 2023, 01:53:57 PM »
Logic Audio 3.0 from November 1997.

Emagic Logic / Re: emagic volume 3 software master (CD)
« on: October 07, 2023, 12:57:33 PM »
To me, "Competitive" means an upgrade from the competition, not from a previous version of Logic.
This is a full fledged package hardware wise, except for the sofware included.

Competitive Student Upgrade Kit.

This is not a complete Logic Audio package. Key elements have been omitted to ensure registration and reception of the requested competitive criteria.

Accepted Competitive Programs.
-Opcode Vision
-Opcode Studio Vision
-Steinberg Cubase, VST
-Steinberg Cubase Audio
-MOTU Performer
-MOTU Digital Performer
-Cakewalk Music Software
-Cakewalk Pro Audio&Metro

If you currently own and are a registered user of any of the accepted competitive programs, you are eligible for this product. If you are a post secondary student or faculty of an accredited educational institution and have a valid student/faculty identification, you are eligible for this product.

I'm with Chris on this one: the dongle should run any version of Logic Audio Planitum for Windows, up to this 4.6.

I don't see any possibility for the dongle being different.
Parts of the software are just missing, until people registered. But it's available elsewhere ever since.

Back in thee days, support @Midiman sent me the replacement chips (gates) for free, to solve a corrupted SysEx dumps problem I had using the 4x4/S in an old PIII-1000/440BX PC that's still around.
The 2x2 was rock solid AFAIK.

Emagic Logic / Re: emagic volume 3 software master (CD)
« on: October 01, 2023, 06:13:56 PM »
Logic Platinum 4.6 for Windows, with serial dongle, US seller.

Windows 95 (Aug 1995) / Re: Re: L + R arrow keys move threads
« on: September 25, 2023, 02:46:44 PM »
I just blocked mousetrap.js in the "my filters" list of uBlock Origin:

Code: [Select]
! 2023-09-25

Does the trick for me when editing this post all over the place. :P

Windows 95 (Aug 1995) / Re: Re: L + R arrow keys move threads
« on: September 22, 2023, 11:00:58 AM »
Very unusual: as a coder, I use arrows keys a lot in text editors.
For quick browsing, mouse gestures do it for me.
Anyways, thanks for the explanation.
I'll see what I can do on my side of the internet.

Steinberg Cubase / Re: CUBASE VST 3.7 FOR WINDOWS RELEASED (Jun 1999)
« on: September 19, 2023, 07:37:00 AM »
The dual-booting laptop runs a clean WinME "98lited" install (Win95OSR2 explorer and shell), which is fast as hell, along with a XP Trust install for VST5.2 and access to LAN resources.

Just tried the "Cubase 3.x Key Authorization Compatibility Tool" from Steinberg, as found into the Library folder of the VST5 CDR.

Seems its intended purpose was to allow to run the VST3.5/3.7 with a VST5 blue LPT: dongle.
Or the oher way around, to run VST5 with a VST3.5/3.7 LPT: dongle (green or red, it's not specified).

It just swaps the Synso32.dll into C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ from version (142kB) to version (120kB).
VST24 3.7 Synso32.dll is yet another one (135kB), and does not have any embedded version infos.

But not much luck either, VST3.7 won't run with the blue VST5 dongle.
And VST5 does not recognize the red VST24 dongle.
I understand why people are sticking to cracked versions, that also launches much faster without the dongle check.

USB  eLicenser has an edge here, TBH.

Off-topic: weird config of yours with this forum. The left/right arrow keys don't move the cursor backward/forwoard into the text box as expected, but are bound to previous/next page of the web browser. It's a royal PITA when redacting posts here, if you ask me, unless there's a reason to this. :-\
see thread,7730.0.html


Cubase 3.1 dongle was recently cloned from reverse engineering. This clone allows for Cubase Audio, Score, and Cubase 3 to be ran from the same dongle.

Steinberg (ST) / Re: converting old cubase files
« on: September 08, 2023, 05:28:07 PM »
pretty sure u would have to be running windows 10 (32-bit) version for it it work???

Nope, I'm running legit Cubase SX, 6.5, 7.5 and 10.5 on the same Win10 x64 computer.

You just have to install SE/SL/SX in Windows safe mode because the installer hangs when trying to write to the Fonts folder otherwise.

I believe it's okay on Win7x64 too.

Windows Vista (Jan 2007) / Re: Teracopy
« on: September 03, 2023, 08:07:31 AM »
TeraCopy is not an alternative filemanager.

The point is its integration to Windows' clipboard manager, even though you can also use it into Directory Opus for instance. I'd rather have Q-Dir as a multi-panel filemanager for legacy or current Windows computers.

Windows Vista (Jan 2007) / Re: Teracopy
« on: September 03, 2023, 06:41:13 AM »
working on windows vista

Older 2.1/2.3 version works on XP too, up to Win10x64.

It's been my intelligent file copier for years.

Saves so much time and network bandwidth by not copying what's already there (I'm looking at you, Windows!)

Steinberg (ST) / Re: converting old cubase files
« on: August 30, 2023, 03:13:28 PM »
I have Win 10 and tried all compatability options but no luck so far. Thanks.

Did you install SE in Windows 10 x64 safe mode (F8 at boot)?
Do you own an eLicenser USB dongle with a valid Cubase SE/SL/SX3 or Cubase 4+ licence?

Steinberg Cubase / Re: CUBASE VST 3.7 FOR WINDOWS RELEASED (Jun 1999)
« on: August 28, 2023, 06:43:22 PM »
Just got a nice licensed Windows Cubase VST3.7 that came along with the upgrade to Cubase SX2, and both hardware red // and 1st gen USB protection keys.

No problem to run SX2 on XP, along with Cubase VST5, both legit (USB and // blue dongles).

I thought at first that the red parallel dongle that was included was defective or had been neutered due to the SX2 update, since it does not have a sticker and does not run the uncracked v2.83/3.05 16bit versions which I own since 1997 (along with its red // dongle).

Out of curiosity, I tried a clean install of VST3.7 on another Win9x computer, without any cracked Cubase version, and ran it with the "dead" dongle: voilà! it's actually a VST24 red // dongle.

What's weird is that neither it does allow to run the 16bit Cubase Audio XT v3.05 that's included on the CD-R, when installed with the same 11xxxxxxx licence number (or even 11000000).

So it would seem that there are red parallel dongles that only runs Cubase VST3.x. :o

Steinberg Cubase / Re: Cubase Dongles (which Color? Which Version?)
« on: August 23, 2023, 02:59:01 PM »
Quick post to confirm that the blue LPT: dongle does not allow to run either the 16bit version of Cubase, nor the VST3.5+.,191.msg11760.html#msg11760

And another one, about a peculiar red LPT: dongle that only allows to run VST3.7, and not any previous VST3.5 or 16bit version:,488.msg11828.html#msg11828

General / Miscellaneous / Re: syncing mpc-500 with Roland TR-09?
« on: August 10, 2023, 05:17:25 PM »
One would think MIDI clock + start/stop messages, but it seems non trivial:

Maybe investing in a external clock to sync both machines to would help:
Roland SBX-1, Midronome...

Interesting project.

I may even have some files in my backups to contribute.

Keep us updated here.

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