Contents of the README.TXT file
Netscape Navigator 1.2 (Windows)
Netscape Navigator 1.2 is subject to the terms detailed in the
license agreement accompanying it.
IMPORTANT! Before going any further, please
read and accept the terms in the file LICENSE.
Release notes for this version of the Netscape Navigator are
available online. After starting the program, select "Release
Notes" from the "Help" menu. This will take you to the URL
which lists new features and known problems of this release.
To submit bugs or other feedback, use the "How To Give Feedback" option,
also in the "Help" menu, which will take you to the URL
Version 1.2 is being distributed as both a 16-bit Windows program and
a 32-bit windows program. If you are running Win3.x you must use the
16-bit version even if you are running Win32s, because the 32-bit
version makes use of 32-bit API calls not supported by Win32s.
Both the 16-bit and 32-bit versions includes an installation program.
To install Netscape run the setup.exe program. The Netscape
installation program will install Netscape in a directory of your
choice, add a Netscape section to your WIN.INI file, and create a
Program Manager group and item.
* Initialization File
The self extracting archive for the 16-bit Netscape Navigator contains
the initialization file netscape.ini, which has entries for all of the
values you can customize for the Netscape Navigator.
The 32-bit Netscape Navigator stores preferences in the system registry.
* Please read the release notes under "Help -> Release Notes".
If you are running version 1.15 or below of Win32s, you will be unable to
install the Netscape Navigator unless you upgrade to version 1.20 of Win32s
or you remove Win32.
You can determine which version of Win32s you have in one of two ways:
- check the WIN32S.INI file in your Windows system directory
- if you are running Windows for Workgroups, select the WIN32S16.DLL
file from the Windows system directory in File Manager. Then from
the File menu, choose Properties. The Version line contains the
major version and the build number.
To remove Win32s, do the following:
1. Remove the following line from the [386Enh] section in the SYSTEM.INI
where and are where the Windows and System
directories are, respectively.
2. Remove winmm16.dll from the following line from the [BOOT] section in
the SYSTEM.INI file:
3. Delete the following files from the \ subdirectory:
4. Delete all the files in the \\WIN32S subdirectory.
Then delete the subdirectory itself.
5. Restart Windows.
Here's how you can obtain Win32s version 1.2 which Microsoft refers
to as application note PW1118:
To obtain this Application Note (number PW1118) and the files
included with it, download PW1118.EXE, a self-extracting file,
from the Microsoft Software Library (MSL) on the following services:
Search for PW1118.EXE
Display results and download
- Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)
Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL
- Internet (anonymous FTP)
Change to the \SOFTLIB\MSLFILES directory
The Netscape install program for Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups
will install the following OLE2 files into the Windows System directory
if either there is no existing DLL or the existing DLL is older:
COMPOBJ.DLL 108544 10-10-94
MFCOLEUI.DLL 146976 1-13-95
OLE2.DLL 302592 10-10-94
OLE2.REG 27026 10-10-94
OLE2CONV.DLL 57328 10-10-94
OLE2DISP.DLL 164832 10-10-94
OLE2NLS.DLL 150976 10-10-94
OLE2PROX.DLL 51712 10-10-94
STDOLE.TLB 4304 10-10-94
STORAGE.DLL 157696 10-10-94
TYPELIB.DLL 177216 10-10-94
The Netscape installer will overwrite existing OLE2 DLLs with the latest
versions for US Windows. This will not affect 32-bit Windows. For 16-bit
Windows, the only difference between the US and the Japanese versions are
the internationalization of error strings.
Occasionally, the Japanese user may see an English language OLE2 error
message after installing Netscape.
Currently, there are no Japanese versions available for the OLE2 DLLs.
Netscape is working with Microsoft to make the Japanese version of the
OLE2 DLLs available.
What do I need to run Netscape Navigator?
You must have a direct Internet connection before you can use Netscape.
The ability to send and receive e-mail does not necessarily mean you can
run Netscape. There are three requirements for Netscape Navigator 1.2:
1. A direct Ethernet connection to the net, or a dialup
SLIP or PPP account from an Internet service provider.
2. TCP/IP stack
3. Netscape Navigator software
You can get a direct connection to the Internet through a service
provider in your area. You will need to get a SLIP or a PPP account
from an Internet provider (for a dialup account).
When you have full Internet connectivity, you need to have a TCP/IP
stack, dialer, and WINSOCK.DLL file.
Cannot Find WINSOCK.DLL
If you get the error message "Cannot find WINSOCK.DLL" when running
Netscape Navigator that means your computer is looking for the WINSOCK.DLL
file, which is part of a winsock package (also includes dialer,
A winsock package makes it so that your PC can talk TCP/IP, which is
necessary for Netscape to run. See the "Running Netscape" section for
details on running the Netscape Navigator, and the "Obtaining a Winsock
Package" section for suggestions on obtaining a winsock package.
Obtaining a Winsock Package
You can get the shareware winsock package, which is called Trumpet
Winsock (v1.0) via ftp from
Other winsock packages which we have tested without problems are:
FTP Software's PC/TCP
Microsoft WFW (Wolverine)
Put the winsock in its own directory, for example, C:\WINSOCK,
and include the directory in your DOS PATH statement.
Enter Windows, create a group in the Program Manager for all files
with your winsock program.
Please be sure that the Netscape directory is in your path located
in your autoexec.bat file. You may need to add:
PATH=C:\(name of the directory where netscape is located)
After making this change, save the file and reboot your computer.