why are you still using 98 and expecting to use new software??? I don't suggest tormenting yourself with Vista, but XP or 2000 are still fantastically better choices.
Here's a question that I've asked many times, but which I have yet to recieve a real answer to;
What specific function of the 2K/NT/XP Windows line will new versions need to rely on that will cause them not to function uner 98?
Gotta agree here.
The time is coming very soon where people writing software will no longer care to be bothered with trying to support it.
The same thing is probably going to happen to XP users in the very near future. MS has announced that DirectX 10 will be for Vista only. Of course, companies are free to continue supporting older versions, but typically, any new program that relies on DirectX, requires
the absolute latest one. With a couple exceptions, every game released in the last 2-3 years has required DirectX 9c.