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I need a self-running slideshow app for OS 9 - help!
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WOPR
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Dec 22, 2008, 10:04 AM
 
I'm planning to convert a spare PowerBook G3 into a digital frame, and whilst I've successfully replaced the hard drive with a compact flash card and installed OS 9.2.2., I'm struggling to find a slideshow app. I'd like to be able to turn the PB on, have it autorun the app which in turn starts the slideshow from a folder. 'Pictacular' sounded promising but I can't find a live download link, is there another app that would do the job for me?

Thanks in advance!

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Dec 22, 2008, 02:25 PM
 
OK, my answer sucks big time, but wouldn't MS PowerPoint 2001 do that?

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Dec 22, 2008, 02:36 PM
 
Is it too old to run a version of OS X? I think most of the PowerBook G3s could run OS X. You'd probably have an easier time finding an app for 10.2 or 10.3 than for Classic.
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Dec 22, 2008, 02:45 PM
 
Just remembered JPEGView which is perfect apart from drawing each picture twice for some odd reason, it displays, screen clears then it displays it again. Shame as it auto-runs from boot right into a slideshow, whereas Jade does better slideshows but needs an Apple-D to start the when it's loaded. Can I automate that keypress somehow do you think?

Thanks guys!

Edit: I don't want to use PowerPoint, and with 96mb of RAM I doubt any OS X will run well would it?!

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Dec 22, 2008, 03:17 PM
 
You could probably manage it with 128MB since you'd only be running a slide show. 96MB might pass too since you're only running one thing. I don't remember if the installers demand a minimum amount of RAM.

You can try AppleScript if Jade's scriptable.
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