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Hello Focusian Brothers and Sisters,
I've bought a wonderful HP TouchSmart for private use, and, as usual, I reinstalled my marvellous FFW Six Power Edition.
But then, Windows 7 x64 refused to handle this 16 bits Application.
My youth (or, rather, maturity) is flying away. It'll soon be time I retire (Snif)
Focusely and Cordialy -and not much professionaly)


Focus Mainframe 7.6.11
Dev Studio 7.6.11 and !!!
PC Focus, Focus for OS/2, FFW Six, MSO
 
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"FFW Six Power Edition" - I'm not surprised that this antique will not work. I am not well versed in Windows, but you may be able to get a free Microsoft Virtual Machine (or whatever it's called) and then run an antique version of Windows to support the antique version of FOCUS...


Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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Originally posted by Francis Mariani:
"FFW Six Power Edition" - I'm not surprised that this antique will not work. I am not well versed in Windows, but you may be able to get a free Microsoft Virtual Machine (or whatever it's called) and then run an antique version of Windows to support the antique version of FOCUS...


Dude, why so Harsh? Are you going to pick on me for playing space invaders rom using an old emulator?


"There is no limit to what you can achieve ... if you don’t care who gets the credit." Roger Abbott
 
Posts: 1102 | Location: Toronto, Ontario | Registered: May 26, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Later versions of windows are not supposed to support 16 bit apps any more.

What Francis is saying is get you self VMWare or something like that, and install inside.

What happened when you tried to install ?


Waz...

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What happened to 'Compatibility mode'? Right-click executable and choose version of Windows to run as. Windows 95, maybe?

- ABT


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WF Environment:
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Server/Client, ReportCaster, Dev Studio: 7.6.11
Resource Analyzer, Resource Governor, Library, Maintain, InfoAssist
OS: Windows Server 2003
Application/Web Server: Tomcat 5.5.25
Java: JDK 1.6.0_03
Authentication: LDAP, MRREALM Driver
Output: PDF, EXL2K, HTM

------------------------------------
Databases:
------------------------------------
Oracle 10g
DB2 (AS/400)
MSSQL Server 2005
Access/FoxPro
 
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Bonjour,
There's a market for space invaders rom using an old emulator, and my dream is there's one for FFW Six.
Dude, My version is a Collector.
Thanks to them who gave me professional advice to this Unprofessional Request.
Francis, as often, gave a very good advice.
This Version Pre-'Register Base' just needed a correct .ini, so it's over a decade I last 'Installed' the Product.
The Compatibility Mode, I had tried before (No DOS 3.6 option, alas) told me that I should contact the seller for a more recent version.
Which I did that -silly- way ;-).
Cordially and Focusely
By the way, Please re-Read 'Le petit Prince' by Saint-Exupery. About the big red faced guy who has no time to speak to the 'Petit Prince' "I've serious things to do".


Focus Mainframe 7.6.11
Dev Studio 7.6.11 and !!!
PC Focus, Focus for OS/2, FFW Six, MSO
 
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FFW Six runs just fine in the microsoft virtual pc xp mode. You can download that for free from Microsoft.
 
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"FFW Six Power Edition"...
Future Force Warrior?
Funnel FFW-6P Wasp Traps?
Confused




In Focus since 1979///7706m/5 ;wintel 2008/64;OAM security; Oracle db, ///MRE/BID
 
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I've got Focus for DOS kicking around somewhere - also Focus for DOS Multiuser! Yes, such a thing did exist. We used until recently something called WebFocus Desktop Administrator (c1999) - but it was nothing to do with a web server - just ran on a local PC.


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Posts: 674 | Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada ... In Focus since 1985 | Registered: September 28, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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"FFW Six Power Edition"...
Future Force Warrior?
Funnel FFW-6P Wasp Traps?
Confused


FOCUS For the World? (no comment)
Fast-ForWard? (boring)
FOCUS For Windows? (same)
Future of FOCUS is on the Web? (visionaries?)
Francis Mariani Where are you? (you've been too quiet these last days)

This side of "creativity" looks very dry on me Red Face

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Dosbox is a DOS emulator (for Linux, anyway). Can't recall whether there was a Windows version). Maybe it runs here?

-ABT


------------------------------------
WF Environment:
------------------------------------
Server/Client, ReportCaster, Dev Studio: 7.6.11
Resource Analyzer, Resource Governor, Library, Maintain, InfoAssist
OS: Windows Server 2003
Application/Web Server: Tomcat 5.5.25
Java: JDK 1.6.0_03
Authentication: LDAP, MRREALM Driver
Output: PDF, EXL2K, HTM

------------------------------------
Databases:
------------------------------------
Oracle 10g
DB2 (AS/400)
MSSQL Server 2005
Access/FoxPro
 
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Focus for DOS


Ah the good old days.

When Men were Men, Women were Women, and programs ran in less than 640k memory.....

Big Grin


Waz...

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Dosbox


There is a windows version of DOSBOX, I use it for (very) old pc games.


Waz...

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My first application was developed using PC FOCUS for DOS 1.5 multiuser using a Compaq 286 as the Novell file server and Sync Machine with 4MB of memory. We had 4 Compaq 286 workstations with 1MB of memory. At that time PC FOCUS did not support expanded or extendend memory so getting MODIFY with CRTFORM to run was magic. When PC FOCUS 2 came out we were able to add expanded memory to the workstations so thing became a little easier.


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oh if we're playing the 'my first app was..' game, i'll def win....
mine was on a mainframe with a decwriter, and a stack of punch cards had to be run to get the printer up every day. ha! beat that!




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Geez, I'm leaving before someone brings up their buddy Charles Babbage and the loom...

"My abacus had macros!"

- ABT


------------------------------------
WF Environment:
------------------------------------
Server/Client, ReportCaster, Dev Studio: 7.6.11
Resource Analyzer, Resource Governor, Library, Maintain, InfoAssist
OS: Windows Server 2003
Application/Web Server: Tomcat 5.5.25
Java: JDK 1.6.0_03
Authentication: LDAP, MRREALM Driver
Output: PDF, EXL2K, HTM

------------------------------------
Databases:
------------------------------------
Oracle 10g
DB2 (AS/400)
MSSQL Server 2005
Access/FoxPro
 
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punch cards


OMG

Did anyone else learn FOCUS from the FOCUS PRIMER ?, Ah, but it was on a 3278 colour terminal. Whoo Hoo...


Waz...

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Originally posted by jgelona:
My first application was developed using PC FOCUS for DOS 1.5 multiuser using a Compaq 286 as the Novell file server and Sync Machine with 4MB of memory. We had 4 Compaq 286 workstations with 1MB of memory.

I still have our first Sync Machine in my basement - an IBM PC with only 640K of conventional memory. We used Wyse PCs as workstations. There was an unusual memory card available called a MAXIT that allowed all the unused bits of memory between 640K and 1 meg to be consolidated into useable memory. COMMAND.COM and the network drivers could be moved up into this previously unavailable area so that PC FOCUS, after COMPILING (!) and COMBINING would run in the conventional memory areas.

Let's see...
IF PFKEY EQ 'PF09' GOTO TOP

Does that still exist in mainframe ??


WebFOCUS 7.7.05 Windows, Linux, DB2, IBM Lotus Notes, Firebird, Lotus Symphony/OpenOffice. Outputs PDF, Excel 2007 (for OpenOffice integration), WP
 
Posts: 674 | Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada ... In Focus since 1985 | Registered: September 28, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes I learned FOCUS from the Primer. I used a teletype to enter my code. We used the time sharing service Tymshare in 1979. I literally just threw out all the FOCUS for DOS and PC Focus floppy disks last week. I've been hauling them around with me for decades.
 
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you, i have to meet! are you coming to summit?




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We'll go dancing in the dark. Walking through the park and reminiscing....


Waz...

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Happy Valentine's Day to all of you...
i do love each of you to pieces!




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Back at'cha.

There is a fantastic group of people here isn't there.


Waz...

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