Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 4:04 AM (in response to ipodconnected)
An appropriate 68k version of the shareware program GraphicConverter could be one possibility.
An older web browser could be another. Try to open the file from within the application (via the Open dialogue); do not just double-click on it.
However, if not already available, one problem would be to transfer a program to the Quadra 605 if the file size is over 1.4 MB.
Some compression utilities can segment larger files for transfers on multiple floppies, but that would require compatibility on both sides.
Another way could be to use a null-modem cable between a DB-9M serial port of a Windows PC and the MiniDIN-8F Modem Port of the Quadra. The null-modem link can be created by connecting a PC-style DB-9F to DB-25F null-modem cable together with a normal Macintosh DB-25M to MiniDIN-8M hardware handshake modem cable. Normal communications software can be used on both computers (for example, the communications section of ClarisWorks on the Mac, and HyperTerminal on the PC). Do keep a Mac program file downloaded onto a PC in its encoded/compressed state (that is, hqx, bin or sit) until on a Macintosh computer.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 4:41 AM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
If necessary, some JPEG viewers with a smaller program file size appear to be available at the site below (see the index text file for details).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to ipodconnected)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2012 2:07 AM (in response to ipodconnected)
Thanks Jan and dalstott for your responses. So it looks like I need another program on the Quadra to read the pictures. So would I download, for example Can Opener onto the Windows PC computer, run the file, then save that onto a floppy disk, take the disk out and insert it into the Quadra, read the disk with file exchange and try and extract the program onto the Quadra?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2012 4:09 AM (in response to ipodconnected)
I am not familiar with CanOpener (which appears to be a commercial product), but you could download an appropriate small ( <1.4 MB ) Mac freeware/shareware application (perhaps through the link in my previous message) onto your Windows PC. The downloaded file will be encoded BinHex (.hqx) or MacBinary (.bin), or compressed StuffIt (.sit) or CompactPro (.cpt). Do not do anything with the file on the PC, just copy it to a 1.44 MB PC-formatted floppy disk. Then move the floppy to the Quadra, and read it with Apple File Exchange. Copy the file to the hard disk of the Quadra. Once there, use StuffIt Expander (and possibly another decompression tool) to decode/decompress the file.
If you do not have StuffIt Expander for the Quadra, see the following discussion for a way of making a floppy containing a ready-to-use Mac version on a Windows PC.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to dalstott)
Can Opener is a Mac application. You would read the PC floppy directly with Apple file exchange installed.
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to ipodconnected)
OK Jan, the Quadra does not have Stuffit Expander on it, so I followed your instuctions and made the Macintosh Starterpack disk on the PC which contains the Stuffit Expander 401 Installer. The Quadra was able to open the disk and I see the icon for Stuffit Expander 401 Installer which looks like a hand holding a pen writing on a pad of paper. There are a total of 7 items on that disk. I was able to copy all of them to the Macintosh HD on the Quadra except for the Stuffit Expander 401 Installer. I get the message "The file Stuffit Expander 401 Installer couldn't be read, because a disk error occurred. Do you want to continue copying?" And when I click Continue, the floppy drive makes a couple of sounds like its trying to read the disk but it never shows up on the Macintosh HD. So then I tryed to open the Stuffit Expander 401 Installer on the disk itself without copying it to the Macintosh HD. When I tryed that, I get the message "There is not enough memory to open Stuffit Expander 401 Installer. (512K needed, zero K available). Closing windows or quitting desk accessories can make more memory available." There are no other windows open and I don't think I have any desk accessories running. So what would be the next step?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to ipodconnected)
Everything looks OK to begin with. The StuffIt Expander 401 Installer normally has a special icon (with a Mac, a floppy and totally three arrows). The generic program icon may change after the file has been moved, or after rebuilding the Desktop.
However, the challenge would be to get the installer file onto the hard disk in the first place. This is usually not a problem. It could of course be an issue with a portion of the floppy disk. If so, try to make a new one. It could also be something with the file system structure on the Quadra's hard disk. If so, run Disk First Aid (from a tools floppy), and repair if necessary. You may also want to rebuild the Desktop.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
BTW, how much memory (RAM) is installed?
Any information under About This Macintosh (the Apple menu) that you could share?
Have you tried various settings in the Memory control panel? Has starting with Extensions off (with the Shift key depressed) been tested? Resetting the PRAM?