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How do I move Apple II files from CD on Mac to Apple IIgs?

Postby icecruncher » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:24 pm

Just got a CFFA300.

Problem is I have about 15 CDs full of Apple II programs that I can access from my Mac with no way to transfer them to the CFFA3000 card.
None of the CDs have apps that are in .2mg or .PO or .DSK, etc format. They are either .SHK or some other apple II compatible compressed version.

Is there an easy way to do this that I am missing? (Mac version of making .po or .dsk files?)

AFAIK the only options:

Mac LC with IIe card
SCSI card with CD drive on Apple IIgs and CD150 or Tulin drivers
Ethernet or modem transfer, etc

Non of which are viable at this point.
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Re: How do I move Apple II files from CD on Mac to Apple IIg

Postby Char27 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:29 pm

If you have access to Windows, I think you can use CiderPress to convert the files.

I am not a MAC user and am not sure what utilities you can use to convert those files there.
While not practical for 15 CDs worth, you may be able extract them with ShrinkIT 3.4 running on the Apple II or an emulator (faster) to unpack them to a disk (image). You can then put that image on your CFFA USB/CF card

Hopefully someone else has a solution for doing mass conversions on the MAC...

CiderPress (windows)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ciderpress/
ShrinkIT (Apple II)
http://macgui.com/downloads/?file_id=9562
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Re: How do I move Apple II files from CD on Mac to Apple IIg

Postby icecruncher » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:14 am

Thanks for the quick reply.

Not a windows guy, although I probably could use a windows emulator on the mac.

I have ShrinkIt and GSHK, ShrinkIt won't help because its an Apple program not Mac. So again, I'd have to run a apple emulator for the mac (like Sweet 16) and use that.

I guess that may be my only option is with a GS emulator for the mac, converting them all on the mac side to images, then trying to transfer, before the CFFA3000 card will recognize them.

BTW, here are the CDs:

Brutal Deluxe's Deluxeware cd-rom
Golden Orchard
TABBS library
A-2 Central CD-ROM
French GS Club's Le CD-ROM
Totally SheppyWare
Eamon Adventerers Guild - Eamon Adventure Collection
Friends for Life
Friends II
The Compleat Lamp
Time in a Bottle Vol 1 and 2
Espirit de Apple Corps Disc 1 and 2
Plus CD's I've personally burnt for use.

I found Golden Grail which is images/emulator compatible version of Golden Orchard. So one down all the rest to go. :)
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Re: How do I move Apple II files from CD on Mac to Apple IIg

Postby BillBoz » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Have you tried this Mac app called "Shrink-Fit X" that will deal with ShrinkIt Archives on a mac?
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