Hi David and other readers,
I've observed issues with the Screamer Radio software and related web sites:
1. The dates of postings on this forum site http://bugtraq.steamcore.se/ are
not mentioned (this is why I actually note this message's date below, to
give an idea of it's creation, at least).
2. The Screamer Radio program's author is not announced, neither on
https://www.steamcore.se/ nor on https://www.screamer-radio.com/ nor in
accompanying software docs.
Third-party sites indicate that the author's full name is "David Zidar",
official sources do not (currently) confirm this, however.
3. There is a gap in Screamer Radio's release history: the most recent entry in
file (19238 byte from 2010-11-20 16:00) refers to Version 0.4.4, released on
2010-11-20, whereas https://www.screamer-radio.com/releasenotes/ 's oldest
entry refers to Screamer Radio Preview 2018-08-23 (or preview release
2018-08-13, at most).
I suppose Screamer Radio's development had not ceased between 2010-11-20 and
2018-08-13, but what has happened in the meantime? In particular, it would
be interesting to know when you've switched to development tools which no
longer support older versions of Windows. I wonder whether, e.g. an interim
(preview) release from 2014 might support a particular Windows version, and
whether it's worth to look for it.
4. Still one program-related (rather than merely information-related) aspect:
Screamer Radio v0.4.4 stops ungracefully if it cannot find it's BASS.DLLs,
i.e. the Windows error message "Screamer Radio has detected a problem and
has to close" is displayed, instead of a "Critical error! Could not initialize
BASS, make sure bass.dll exists.." notification (from the program's binary).
Alas, Screamer Radio v0.4.4 does not support BASS.DLL positions somewhere
in the search path (e.g. in %SystemRoot%\system32), but only detects them if
placed in the same directory as the executable itself - which may cause some
redundancy and version mismatch if other applications use BASS*.DLLs as well.
Regards, Torsten (2020-08-02)