Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to create iOS SMS Tones for FREE using iTunes

How to create iOS SMS Tones for FREE using iTunes:

Guide by DNA64.

Unlike Ringtones, SMS Tones use the extension “.caf”.
The “.caf” extension is used in iOS devices for UISounds and is simply an “.aif” encoded audio file with a alternate extension. UISounds are the sounds you here in the User Interface, such as the lock and unlock sounds, typing on the keypad, and the camera shutter sound.

Converting your audio files from other formats is simple, and can be done freely using iTunes.

First we will need to change a setting in iTunes.

Step 1 – Setup

Launch iTunes and when loaded select “iTunes” from the top menu bar.
Under the “iTunes” menu item, you will see “Preferences” select it and a new pop-up window will open titled “General”. At the lower portion of the window is a button that says “Import Settings”, click it and a new pop-up window will open titled “Import Settings”. Change “Import Using” from it’s default setting (AAC Encoder?) to “AIFF Encoder” and click OK. Now click OK one more time on the “General” window.

Step 2 – Conversion

Select a song from your iTunes music library and right click it.
Select “Create AIFF Version”.
A new file will be created, if your not sure which one is new, right click it and click Get Info, the “Kind” should read “Kind: AIFF audio file”.

Step 3 – Renaming
Close this window (Cancel) and drag the new “.aiff” file you just created to your Desktop, then rename the extension of the file from “.aif” (or .aiff) to .caf.

Now you can use iPhoneExplorer or SSH to transfer the file to the UISound Directory on your iOS device as follows: “/System/Library/Audio/UISounds”.

TIP!
If you’ve downloaded a ringtone you want to use as an SMS Tone, just navigate into “/Library/Ringtones/”, locate the file and copy it to your desktop.
Rename the file from .m4r to .m4a drag it into iTunes and start from Step 2 listed above.

Questions? Comments?
Post your thoughts and upon moderation they will appear here where I will then
do my best to assist you.

Cheers,
– DNA64

Release: FreePlay64 for iOS

I have just released “FreePlay64” on my Temporary Repository (Link Below).

FreePlay64 is an App available from my Cydia repository that will install 31 Games into the Commodore 64 App for iOS.

These games are actually already located in the C64 Directory, this utility will extract and install each game as they were originally designed to be played, unmodified. I may decided to release a modified package with full Keyboard support in the future if there’s enough interest in such.

I will release these as individual packages soon for those of you that don’t want to install all of them.

I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you delete and re-install the Commodore 64 App before installing this package to avoid any conflicts or errors. Once you have re-installed C64, just tap the “FreePlay64” Icon on your springboard and once it finishes the installation it will automatically close and then you may safely remove the “FreePlay64” icon from your screen if using Cydelete, or via Cydia > Manage > Packages > FreePlay64.

I have quite a few projects going at the moment so be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates when those are released. I’m working on other emulators and apps as well.

Repository IconTemporary Repository: http://cydia.myrepospace.com/DNA64/
Details: I’m doing some much needed updating and maintenance on my official Cydia repository, so until further notice the above repository will contain all future releases.

Please install it via Cydia.
You can click HERE if browsing on your iOS Device.

NO Jailbreak?
Download iPhone Explorer (PC & MAC): http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/
(Thanks to JeFurry for pointing out that non-jailbroken users can install packages using the above software.)

Step 1.
Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your PC or Mac and launch iPhone Explorer (Download link posted above).

Step 2.
Select your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from the list and goto Apps > C64 > C64.app
You will see a series of files ending in .zip like this “com.manomio.C64.airwolf.zip”.
Drag and Drop all of the .zip files to a location on your PC or Mac, and extract them all.

Step 3.
Inside the extracted zip files folders you will find another .zip file.
Example: “airwolf.zip” and a .sign file “airwolf.sign”. (You can delete the .sign file.)

Extract this .zip file and you will see two folders inside.
Example: Airwolf & Images
Copy all images in the images folder to the other folder (Airwolf in this example).

Step 4.
Now copy the other folder (Airwolf in this example) to the “games” folder in Apps > C64 > C64.app/.

Step 5.
Open up the C64 app and your new game will appear. Else you did something wrong or the app was running in the background (Reboot).