Awasu Personal Edition v2.0.1 (beta) for Windows 98/Me

IMPORTANT: This is a beta release. Some features may not be complete and the software may be unstable. Install at your own risk! You may need to do some basic computer maintenance tasks to get this release to run.

If you have purchased the Advanced Edition and would like to use this beta, you can download it here.


Why is there a special version for Windows 98/Me?

Awasu uses a system known as Unicode to store information which allows it to handle feeds in any language, not just English. Unfortunately, neither Windows 98 nor Me are able to run Unicode programs. Microsoft provide an extension known as the Microsoft Layer For Unicode that lets Unicode programs run on 98/Me but unfortunately this is, at best, a hack, and while it works fine most of the time, there are some things known to have problems.

This version of Awasu has been specially modified to use the MSLU. There are a small number of known issues but it generally works. However, if you notice that something is not quite working properly, please let us know and we will do our best to fix it.



The installation procedure depends on which version of Awasu you currently have. As always, exit Awasu and back up your installation first!

  • If you are running 2.0

    Unpack the following zip on top of your existing files:

    You must also copy the .TEMPLATE files from $/Resources to your users directory e.g.

        C:\Program Files\Awasu\Resources\Channel Summary Templates\*.template 
          => C:\Program Files\Awasu\Users\YOUR-NAME\Channel Summary Templates

  • If you are running any other version

    Please upgrade to 2.0 first and then follow the instructions above.


Known issues

  • Messages in the Errors page of the Channel Properties dialog do not display properly.
  • Clicking on the system tray can cause crashes.