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@lien_Zed
30th July 2006, 05:06 PM
G'day,
Im experimenting with a few emulators one in particular for the C64 on the PS2.

I have just d/l this program

http://ps2emu.dcemu.co.uk/dc64.shtml

now, i have a cd full of games for this machine and all the file names are the usual over 8 characters, infact they are very descriptive file names.

I want to be able to highlight a group of files somehow in some program and hit a magic rename button and it will rename the files to a 8 character length filename.

example

really long program name.dsk

output

reallylo.dsk


2nd question.
I want a zip program of some description that i can highlight files and or directorys and press a button and it does a multiple zip to multiple files

example
file1
file2
file3
file4
directory5


high light these and gets output to

zipfile1
zipfile2
zipfile3
zipfile4
zipdirectory5

hope this makes sense :unsure .
and just so you know, im using XP pro

@lien_Zed
30th July 2006, 06:08 PM
After searching the net for most of the day, i have found the answer to my first question on how to make file names short :cool:


http://www.dcsoft.com/products/longff/longff.htm

damn! :-(
after testing it, i can only don one file at a time to rename

sigh


back to google

Savage
3rd August 2006, 12:50 PM
After searching the net for most of the day, i have found the answer to my first question on how to make file names short :cool:


http://www.dcsoft.com/products/longff/longff.htm

damn! :-(
after testing it, i can only don one file at a time to rename

sigh


back to google

Without gouing in depth, it could be scripted to rename.
But I do have a windows file renamer program that can rename file(s) in one hit, including truncation....

@lien_Zed
4th August 2006, 08:20 PM
Without gouing in depth, it could be scripted to rename.
But I do have a windows file renamer program that can rename file(s) in one hit, including truncation....


Coolness...

how can i aquire this software from you?

Davefjedi
4th August 2006, 08:35 PM
Coolness...

how can i aquire this software from you?
START RUN CMD
ren *.something something .*

@lien_Zed
4th August 2006, 08:54 PM
your suggestion will work yes.
but i want to keep the original file name just shorten it to 8 characters and leave the 3 extension

12345678.exe or whatever

i have done some reading on the net, and tomorrow i will read it again when im sober, but it looks like i can copy the files to CD using nero or whatever and i can specify the file name in the iso 9660 format standard.

dunno. i got to read it when im sober, cos the brain is kinda in melow mode.polished off a few bottles of wine over dinner and feeling very relaxed right about now.