Desperately seeking technical
I'm currently running the latest version of
Girlfriend 5.0 and having some problems. I've been running the same version of DrinkingBuddies 1.0 for
years as my primary application, and all the Girlfriend releases have always conflicted with it. I hear
that DrinkingBuddies won't crash if you minimize Girlfriend with the sound off, but since I can't find the
switch to turn it off, I just run them separately and it works OK.
Girlfriend also seems to have a problem
coexisting with Golfware, often trying to abort my Golf program with some sort of timing incompatibility. I
probably should have stayed with Girlfriend 1.0, but I thought I might see better performance with
After months of conflicts, I consulted a
friend who has experience with Girlfriend 2.0. He said I probably didn't have enough cache to run
Girlfriend 2.0 and eventually it would require a Token Ring upgrade to run properly. He was right. As soon
as I purged my cache, Girlfriend 2.0 uninstalled itself.
Shortly after that, I installed a Girlfriend
3.0 beta. All the bugs were supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it, it gave me a virus. After a
hard drive clean up and thorough virus scan I very cautiously upgraded to Girlfriend 4.0. This time using a
SCSI probe and virus protection. It worked OK for a while until I discovered Girlfriend 1.0 wasn't
I tried to run Girlfriend 1.0 again with
Girlfriend 4.0 still installed, but Girlfriend 4.0 has an unadvertised feature that automatically senses
the presence of Girlfriend 1.0 and communicates with it in some way, resulting in the immediate removal of
The version I have now works pretty well, but,
like all versions, there are still some problems. The Girlfriend package is written in some obscure
language that I can't understand, much less reprogram. And I've never liked how Girlfriend is totally
A year ago, a friend upgraded his version to
GirlfriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate-and-Stay resident version. He discovered GirlfriendPlus 1.0
expires within a year if you don't upgrade to Fiance9e 1.0. So he did. But soon after that, you have to
upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes as a 'huge resource hog.' It has taken up all his space, so he
can't load anything else. One of the primary reasons that he upgraded to Wife is because it came bundled
with FreeSex 1.0. Well, it turns out that the resource allocation module of Wife
1.0 sometimes prohibits access to FreeSex
(particularly the new Plug and Play items he wanted to try). On top of that, Wife 1.0 must be running on a
well warmed-up system before he can do anything. And, although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with
MotherInLaw 1.0, which has an automatic popup feature he can't turn off.
I told him to install Mistress 1.0, but he
said that he heard that if you try to run it without first uninstalling Wife, that Wife 1.0 will delete
MSMoney files before uninstalling itself. Then Mistress 1.0 won't install anyway, due to insufficient
resources. If anybody out there is able to offer technical advice...
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