I'm trying to solve a problem here and hoping to get some input.
I have a large number of "hi-res" pictures from back in the BBS days I'm organizing. These are all compressed with the AXE PACKER, that in and of itself is not a problem. It works fine in Applewin. And I can easily put them back into a "BSAVE PIC123,A$4000,L$1FF8" uncompressed format. And it enabled me to put 30 or 40 pictures on a single floppy disk. That was kick-ass back in the day! Wow!
My problem is that a lot of these pics, several hundred, have long Dos 3.3 filenames.
And I want to put them in sequence in a slideshow.
Back in the day I just used my Sider 10 megger drive, and wrote a little basic program that cycled through them. Switching between volumes as the show progressed.
Today I'd like to do the equivalent in Applewin perhaps.
And my questions are:
1- is there a patch or mod or some hack that would let Pro-Dos (on a //e) accept complete DOS 3.3 naming conventions? I.e. 30-character filenames with the oddball characters like and "/" and "]" and "[" and so on and so forth?
2- if the answer to #1 is no, then, is there a way to make a large DOS 3.3 image? 1 or 2 megs in size perhaps? And also have it be recognized in Applewin.
3- most unlikely, emulate the Sider drive.
I would strongly prefer option #2, because part of the filenames are descriptive. And that would let me keep them intact, yet conveniently access any pic any time, easily.
What I don't want to do is re-name all these pics and re-write the menu program so it works in ProDOS..