Microsoft Bob build 1116

1.0.0.1116
Build of Microsoft Bob
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Compatible withWindows 3.1x
Windows 95
Released
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Microsoft Bob build 1116 is a Beta 1 build of Microsoft Bob, back then codenamed "Utopia Home". It includes Household Manager, Financial Guide, Checkbook, Letter Writer, Calendar, Address Book, Email, and GeoSafari, alongside the Family Room, the Study, the Safe, and the Mousehole as the available rooms. Unlike the final release of Bob, only Rover can be used as the assistant, with only specialized assistants being available in the Checkbook and GeoSafari apps. This build predates the Comic Sans MS font and instead uses the Times New Roman font.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • GeoSafari crashes upon exiting.
  • Most of the graphics will appear corrupted if Microsoft Bob is loaded on 16-bit high color display or better. Use 256 color display for best results.

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Interface[edit | edit source]

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