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    * '.prc' Files*

    Is anyone aware of a means to convert or play on a Windows PC a '.prc' file or app that is intended to be opened on a Palm OS2 or greater?

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    Re: '.prc' files

    Try PRCExplorer, a free utility by Regis Nicolas. You can download it for example here.

    (Still not finished your supply of asterisks?)

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    Re: '.prc' files

    Hi, Hans ~

    Thanks for the link to PRCExplorer. We have already tried it, but it only shows the resources, does not display the images as they would on a Palm, and the saving of resources is only available in .bin format.

    I am not too familiar with the Palm and was hoping some sort of emulator or similar might exist that would open/play the file.

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    Re: '.prc' files

    Let's hope that somebody else knows a better solution.

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    Re: '.prc' files

    Well, it certainly seems easy enough to find using Google....
    -Mark

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    Re: * '.prc' Files*

    I don't know anything about these files, but found this site that might be relevant. It also has a "primer" on these kinds of file formats. I also found this in the referring post:

    * Special note:
    The file formats .prc and .pdb may vary in type.
    If your reader fails to handle one, open it with a text editor and
    look near the beginning for the Type and Creator codes of the file.


    Alan

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    Re: '.prc' files

    Hi, Mark ~

    Bad choice of words on my part? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> I do not have a Palm nor do I have access to ROM images required to run an 'emulator' in any of the many particular OSs for the Palm. There are available, but it seems most if not all of the ROMS required to run emulators are for developers, debugging or for teaching.

    I just want to open or run one file that apparently is only available for Palm >OS2. Is Palm that different of a bird?

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    Re: * '.prc' Files*

    Hi, Alan ~

    I though this would do it. According to the primer, all DOCs are PRCs but not all PRCs are DOCs. It was not recognized and I think it may be because it contains images. The link provided a few resources to look further into this, though - Thanks!

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    Re: '.prc' files

    <hr>Is Palm that different of a bird<hr>
    From the perspective of a PC, yes. It is a completely different operating system. Ostensibly you could download the required ROM images you need, the Palm OS comes in different versions just like Windows (although far fewer and a helluva lot less patches!).

    I signed on to the Palm developer network, which I see the TechTV article in my previous link suggests. I did not find it to be particularly painful, I just answered as honestly as I could. If you are hesitant to go that route, surely there is someone that you know that carries a Palm. They are very common. All Palm OS2 applications should run on the OS 3 level devices, but not knowing your specific requirements, that may not be what you are looking for.

    HTH,
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    Re: '.prc' files

    Hi, Mark ~

    I signed up for the developer tools license and received an e-mail confirmation, temporary password and notice:

    <small>"Please keep in mind that your temporary password will not grant you access to all developer tools immediately (i.e., ROM image files, Source Code, Market Research). A license agreement, which must be on file with Palm, Inc. will be activated upon our completed review and approval."</small>

    So, I will just sit tight for a few days, give that a shot and then report back with success, hopefully, after getting the appropriate ROMs. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: '.prc' files

    As long as you (ahem) intend to develop something.... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Good luck, and let us know how you make out.
    -Mark

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    Re: '.prc' files

    Impatience is a virtue?

    Knowing nothing about Palms, I stayed up all night to try and figure this one out and I found the answer.

    An 'emulator' is not the way to go, but a 'simulator'!

    I went to http://www.palmos.com/dev/tools/simulator , downloaded the Palm OS 5 Release Version (4.5 MB) in zipped form, created and extracted all the files to a directory named 'Palm OS Simulator'. To get it to work, you double-click 'PalmSim.exe' and load a ROM from one of the three folders in the same directory. I think there is Japanese and French ROM in addition to English. Then you are in business! I dragged my PRC file to the 'Palm' and it was added to the apps and I was playing with it like a real Palm. Your mouse is the stylus. The 'Palm' even powers down from inactivity!
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    Re: '.prc' files

    Dah, good stuff! Thanks for posting the link!
    -Mark

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