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Best Answer silent700 , 29 December 2018 - 11:58 AM

Hello all - I went looking for information on "Le Menu" while imaging old DOS floppies and ran across this ressurected thread.  I've extracted what seems to be the full installation of Le Menu... Go to the full post »


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Hi!

 

I used Le Menu on an almost daily basis, back in 1991. Unfortunately, due to a virus infection and a lack of backup, this awesome shell went gone from my Acer 915P, DOS 4.0-based system. I even used Norton Disk Editor (from Norton 5 suite) to translate it in 1992-1993.

 

Does anyone still have a copy of it?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 


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Just stumbled upon this forum as I've also been in a very retro mood the last few weeks. Installing Windows 3.0/3.11/95/ on a VM and playing some old games.

 

I would love to get my hands on a copy of "Le Menu" as it was the first program I ever experienced on a desktop computer back in the late 80's/early 90's. Old 286 machine my dad's built for us, god rest his soul past away in 1993.

 

Screenshots mentioned on 1st page don't work anymore but tracked this image down on Google Image Search - http://gctechguys.co.../lemenu1989.jpg

 

No luck so far searching torrent sites and all sorts of file sharing programs. HELP!


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I have a copy of this on 5.25, I loved it back in the DOS-OS/2 days.  I'll see if I can extract it and post a link.


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I have a copy of this on 5.25, I loved it back in the DOS-OS/2 days.  I'll see if I can extract it and post a link.

That would be so awesome if you could!!


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I have a copy of this on 5.25, I loved it back in the DOS-OS/2 days.  I'll see if I can extract it and post a link.

 

And? Have you been able to? After all these years I still haven't found a proper copy...


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Would be a great Xmas present!!!


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I have a copy of this on 5.25, I loved it back in the DOS-OS/2 days.  I'll see if I can extract it and post a link.

 

And? Have you been able to? After all these years I still haven't found a proper copy...

 

It was sadly not in the stack of 5.25s that I thought it was.  Old WP 5.1 font files and Lotus 1-2-3 files, but not the LeMenu diskette.  I know I had it on the same brand of floppy and wouldn't have thrown it out, but haven't found it yet.


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Hello all - I went looking for information on "Le Menu" while imaging old DOS floppies and ran across this ressurected thread.  I've extracted what seems to be the full installation of Le Menu 3.1 and zipped it up here:

 

http://nocarrier.net...BartelSoftware/

 

It's from a running copy (say hi to Vicky!) but it has the install.exe program, which might be enough to install a fresh copy.  If not, maybe the existing files could be modified.

 

Enjoy!


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This looks like it, ran the GO.BAT and Le Menu is working!

 

Silent700 thank you so much!!!


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Looks like silent700 beat me to the punch and by a minor revision number.  While imaging floppies I finally came across the Le Menu 3.0 installation disk.  Here are the notes for it:

• It is 3.0, whereas silent700's is apparently 3.1.

• It requires that the date be set to something before the 21st century during installation or the installation will not proceed with copying the file MENU.
    · Hitting any key just makes it copy the same files to that point and then stall again.
    · This is only necessary during installation as I changed back to 02-10-2019 afterward and it runs fine.

• It requires that command.com for your DOS version be present on the installation media.
    · If it gets to the point of asking for command.com and you don't have it, just exit the installation, copy the file yourself to Le Menu's installation folder, and it'll be fine.
    · Just the command interpreter (command.com) is necessary, not io.sys/msdos.sys or ibmbio.com/ibmdos.com.

• I have a Winimage .ima file I made of the installation disk, changed it from 360KB to 1.44MB, and it worked fine.


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Grateful thanks to all the good folks here who have looked through their "old stuff" for this.

 

It's good to know that Le Menu lives on.


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