Converting dsk images to ProDOS order

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Converting dsk images to ProDOS order

I have a Booti card and am trying to convert some DOS order images to ProDOS order. Some images even appear to be in RDOS order, if that makes a difference. The images in question are dsk files that I have downloaded from archive.org. I'm not very experienced at this type of thing, so hopefully someone here can point out something obvious I'm not doing.

 

I have tried the following ways to convert:

 

1) Using the DSK2PO python script mentioned here: https://ct6502.org/product/apple-ii-booti/

I have python installed correctly and running the script from powershell, it appears to complete the conversion (no error messages or anything). However the end result is a po image, but the files within are still in DOS order.

 

2) I have tried using Apple Commander to convert to ProDOS order, but came up with the same results as the python script... a .po image file with individual files still in DOS order.

 

3)I have used Ciderpress to create an empty .po image file in ProDOS order, then copied all files from a dsk image. This method actually shows the individual files now in ProDOS order. When I load it up from the Booti drive on an Apple IIe,  and even though it will list files in ProDOS, I still can't get anything to execute. I feel like I almost have it with this method, but need a push in the right direction.

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Your Ciderpress methos should

Your Ciderpress methos should work for many simple load-and-run programs.

But it won't work if the programs use Dos 3.3 specific commands or modify the read-write-track-sector routines.

For more complex programs it is not that trivial.

The ProDOS Master diskette from Apple has a convert utility, but again, it will only work for simple programs and files.

 

 

 

 

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Somewhere Peter Ferrie/qkumba

Somewhere Peter Ferrie/qkumba has a bunch of games converted to ProDOS. I found the link once, and then could never stumble on it again. But assuming those are the types of images you are trying to convert, you might want to seek those out. 

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nick3092 wrote:Somewhere
nick3092 wrote:

Somewhere Peter Ferrie/qkumba has a bunch of games converted to ProDOS. I found the link once, and then could never stumble on it again. But assuming those are the types of images you are trying to convert, you might want to seek those out. 

 

Here, I think.

http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/games/collections/san_inc_prodos/

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Ah, yes. I forgot he also

Ah, yes. I forgot he also goes by "san inc". Probably why I could never find it again, I was always looking for something referencing qkumba. 

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Thank you. This helps with a

Thank you. This helps with a few games I had been looking for.

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