2 years ago, I upgraded my version of GirlFriend to GirlFriendPlus
1.0, which is a Terminate and Stay Resident version of GirlFriend. I
discovered that GirlFriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year if you
don't upgrade to Fiancee 1.0. So I did, but soon after that, I had
to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which was a huge resource hog. It was taken
up all my space, so I can't load applications such as Pokernight
10.3, Drunken Boys Night 2.5 and Saturday Football 5.0 no longer
ran, crashing the system whenever selected. .
Although I did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with MotherInLaw
which had an automatic pop-up feature that can't be
turn off. I tryed uninstalling Wife 1.0, and found that Wife 1.0
deleted all my MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself.
I've been running the same version of DrinkingBuddies 1.0 forever as
my primary application, and all the GirlFriend releases I've tried
have always conflicted with it. I hear that DrinkingBuddies won't
crash if GirlFriend is run in background mode and the sound is
turned off. But I'm embarrassed to say I can't find the switch to
turn the sound off. I just run them separately, and it works okay.
Girlfriend also seems to have a problem co-existing with my Golf
program, often trying to abort Golf with some sort of timing
incompatibility. I probably should have stayed with GirlFriend 1.0,
but I thought I might see better performance from GirlFriend 2.0.
After months of conflicts and other problems, I consulted a friend
who has had experience with GirlFriend 2.0.
He said I probably didn't have enough cache to run GirlFriend 2.0,
and eventually it would require a Token Ring to run properly. He was
right - as soon as I purged my cache, it uninstalled itself.
Shortly after that, I installed GirlFriend 3.0 beta. All the bugs
were supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it, it gave me a
virus anyway. I had to clean out my whole system and shut down for a
I very cautiously upgraded to GirlFriend 4.0. This time I used a
SCSI probe first and also installed a virus protection program. It
worked okay for a while until I discovered that GirlFriend 1.0 was
still in my system. I tried running GirlFriend 1..0 again with
GirlFriend 4.0 still installed, but GirlFriend 4.0 has a feature I
didn't know about that automatically senses the presence of any
other version of GirlFriend and communicates with it in some way,
which results in the immediate removal of both versions.
Are there any versions of GirlFriend 5.0 that work well, I
understand there will be some problems. As with anny version of
GirlFriend, as they are all written in some obscure language I can't
understand, much less reprogram. Frankly I think there is too much
attention paid to the look and feel rather than the desired