w98: Some System DLLs Are Only Seen in the System Directory. This could disturb fast start projectors
fast start projector w98 msvcrt.dll registry

  Some System DLLs Are Only Seen
From:         Darrel Plant <dplant@moshplant.com>
Subject:      Re: Time based animation and gravity - Help!

At 4:07 PM -0700 8/10/00, Martin Pallett wrote:
1. How do you calculate acceleration in a time based

the basic formula I am using for the linear animation is
   newloc = elapsedTime * vector / overallTime + startloc -- 
thanks to Darrel Plant

but I am stumped when it comes to including the math involved in the

Gravity acceleration is itself a time-based formula, the standard
simple form is:

   accel (t) = 32 ft / (t * t)       (or 9.8m / (t * t) )

That's usually referred to as g.

Acceleration doesn't tell the whole story, though. What's more useful
is the distance travelled in free fall:
From:         Fumio Nonaka <nonaka@attainj.co.jp>
Organization: Attain Corporation
Subject:      Re: Fast-start 7 projector [was: Fatal error on NT]
X-UIDL: bf516c6ba7872ec05bfff7a6abbd376f


Thank you all who replyed to my post.  I found information about DLLs in
Microsoft's web site as the below.
Warren 'The Howdy Man' Ockrassa wrote:

> Gads, I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds that note absurd. Yes,
> EXEs probe in their startup directories first for DLLs. That is the way
> Win has always been, even back in the 16-bit days, as far as I know.

 $B!& (BPRB: Some System DLLs Are Only Seen in the System Directory

Windows 98 only looks in the \Window\System directory for some system DLLs.
example, if MSVCRT.dll or MFC40.dll are installed in an application's
directory, but not in the
system directory as expected, the application will not see the DLLs even
though they exist in
the same directory.


Windows 98 defines a registry key:


If a .dll name is placed under this registry setting, Windows 98 only looks
in the system
directory for that file. This enhances performance. If you remove the
registry key, Windows
98 will find the DLL in the application directory.


Remove the registry key for the DLL if this is a problem.


This behavior is by design.

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