What you Need
This page describes the files you need to run the code from this site, and also provides
information on installing and getting the correct runtimes on your system.
Most controls, DLLs and Executables downloadable from this site have been compiled using
Visual Basic 5 with Service Pack 3 installed. The minimum requirement to get the compiled
code to run is Visual Basic 5 with Service Pack 2. Some code submitted to the site has been
compiled with Visual Basic 6. The current version of Visual Basic 6 is Service Pack 3.
The Visual Basic version you need is indicated for each download by the download
VB5 executables or code (orange).
VB6 executables or code (blue).
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vbAccelerator and Visual Basic 6
vbAccelerator is now running VB6 (or, as I prefer to know it Visual Basic 5.2).
All new binaries will come in VB5 and VB6 flavours unless the source is easy to load up. The
old binaries will be migrated according to demand!.
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Ensuring You Have the Correct VB5 Runtimes
The VB5 runtime library is called MSVBVM50.DLL and is installed into your Windows\System
directory. The latest version was the one shipped with Service Pack 2 has a File Version
of 05.00.4319. You can check if you have this by looking in Windows\System. If you
have it, select it, right click and choose properties. The File Version appears on the
Version tab of the properties window.
VB5 Runtimes And Windows OS Versions
1) Windows 98
The latest version of Visual Basic 5 runtimes are installed by default with Windows 98. This
version of the DLL is optimized with the WinAlign tool so that it loads more quickly (apparently).
2) Windows 95, NT4 and 2000
VB runtimes are not provided with these operating systems.
3) Windows NT3.51
VB runtimes can only be installed and run on Windows NT3.51 systems if NT3.51 Service Pack 5
or higher is installed. Even if this is done, there are a number of limitations, particularly that
you cannot install the newer versions of COMCTL32.DLL and also most controls draw in the old
Getting VB5 RunTimes
You can install the latest VB runtimes from a self-extracting executable
available from the Microsoft Support site at http://support.microsoft.com/download/support/mslfiles/Msvbvm50.exe.
Download Msvbvm50.exe (1,277kb)
Getting VB6 Runtimes
VB6 runtimes can be installed from the self-extracting executable
available from the Microsoft Support site at http://support.microsoft.com/download/support/mslfiles/Vbrun60.exe.
Download Vbrun60.exe (1,031kb)
A self-extracting EXE for Goldfish and SSUBTMR.DLL
Assuming VB5 runtimes are installed correctly, this executable will install and register SSUBTMR.DLL and
also the Goldfish demonstration application.
Download Goldfish.exe (214kb)
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