Desperately seeking technical support! I'm currently running
the latest version of Girlfriend 5.0 and having
I've been running the same version of Drinking Buddies 1.0 for
years as my primary application, and all the Girlfriend releases
have always conflicted with it.
I hear that Drinking Buddies 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
I probably should have stayed with Girlfriend 1.0, but I thought
I might see better performance with Girlfriend 2.0. 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 completely uninstalled! 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 both versions!
The version I have now works pretty well, but, like all
versions, there are still some problems. The Girlfriend package
is still written in some obscure language that I can't
understand, much less reprogram. And I've never liked how
Girlfriend is totally object-oriented. A year ago, a friend
upgraded his version to GirlfriendPlus 1.0, which is a
Terminate-and-Stay-Resident version. He discovered
girlfriendPlus1.0 expires within a year if you don't upgrade to
Fiancee 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 that 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 Mother-In-Law 1.0, which has an automatic
pop-up 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
Is anybody out there able to offer technical advice?