Jonas!! Great news!!
The Dynamic Library v1.0 98/ME
version is working now on this old Win95 box!
Okay... it boils down to one of these 3rd-party authored plugins that was causing DL to not load properly upon first-time install...
- Winamp Notify plugin [gen_wanotify.dll]
- Reference FLAC Decoder v1.1.1 (with ML support) [in_flac.dll]
- Alpha II SPC Player v3.2 (x86) [in_snes.dll]
I temp-disabled all 3 and then installed DL. Well, not really an installation per say because with this version it's only the one gen_dl.dll file that's placed directly into the Winamp\Plugins folder and none of these other folder/files are created in the 98/ME version, as I'm certain they would be in the XP/2K version ...
\Winamp\Plugins\dl\Cache\dl-*.tmp (cache files per root)
\Winamp\Plugins\dl\Language\gen_dl_*.lng (all language files as selected in installer)
Anyway, DL showed up immediately in General Purpose Plugins, and also in General Preferences > Dynamic Library
Now, I never checked which of the above 3 plugins were preventing DL from loading properly when first installed, but one of them was most definitely to blame. After the successful installation of DL, I re-enabled all 3 plugins and they, as well as the DL are working just fine now with no conflicts (so far). So it would appear that whichever one of them was the "culprit" just needed to be disabled in order for the DL to load properly upon first time install and show up in Winamp preferences. Strange, huh?
And right now I do not care which one of them was to blame, because everything is working and I have my DL!!! I finally have it! WHOOT!!!
If you wanna download/install those 3 plugins to further check what the conflict was, be my guest. But I don't give a hoot now. I have my Dynamic Library and that is all that matters to me.
I'm a happy camper!!! And the plugin is indeed awesome. I've been configuring and playing with it for awhile now.
What I really could use is the cache file ... \Winamp\Plugins\dl\Cache\dl-*.tmp (cache files per root)
I say this because every time I run Winamp and open the DL, it has to reload all files in every root folder I've designated each time, and I'm assuming that the missing cache file would be needed to prevent this from happening. Is there any way that you can include it for Win9X/ME systems?
Maybe change the name from "Dynamic Library v1.0 98/ME" to "Dynamic Library v1.0 9X
/ME" now since we know it will work in Win95 too.
You'll probably have to change the Beta Development page
to also include Win95 now (and other places where you may have said that it doesn't). Maybe also in addition to linking to the test results thread/post
for Win95, you should also link to this post I'm creating right now.
I am a happy camper!!! I have my Dynamic Library and it's working like a charm (except for cache storage)!