Unlocking Hidden Games in the C64.app

JAILBREAK OPTIONAL 🙂
If your device is Jailbroken you’ll find it much easier to use my FreePlay64 Program available in Cydia from my Repo. You can also unlock and install individual games from my repo as well once I finish uploading the packages.

The following Guide will help you to install hidden games already included in the C64.app.
These games are in double zipped packages and multiple folders. We will need to extract the contents of the zips and move some files into the main folder and optionally enable the keyboard by editing the gameInfo.plist included in the package. You can enable/disable the keyboard in the settings.

This guide has been tested on a Non-Jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s with the latest C64.app (v2.2.10) and iOS 5.0. Please report any issues if any with other iDevices, Thank you.

Unlocking Hidden Games in the C64.app
Guide by: DNA (AKA DNA64) 01/02/2012

First off, let’s make sure you have all the tools necessary to perform the preceding tasks.

iExplorer (MAC & PC) – FREE (Needed to Read/Write files to your iDevice)
iExplorer, formerly called iPhone Explorer, lets you use an iPhone or iPad in disk mode, like a flash drive. iExplorer is an iPhone browser or iPad file explorer that runs on Mac & PC that lets you browse the files and folders on your iPhone as if it were a normal USB flash drive or pen drive. You can use the easy drag-and-drop methods to add or remove files and folders from the iPhone.
http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

7-Zip (Mac, PC & More!) – FREE (Needed to Extract .zip files)
7-Zip is a open source file archiver with a high compression ratio.
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

 (In simple terms for those of you that think like myself, simply extract the packages and move the images into the main folder containing the rom image, then drag and drop it into: “C64C64.appgames” using iExplorer. You may need to restart before the games show up.)

To Begin:
Connect your iDevice to your system and open iExplorer.

Click on the iDevice listed that you want to connect to in order to expand the menu and then click on “Apps” and find “C64” then “C64.app”. Now scroll down the list until you find the zipped game packs. (Example: com.manomio.C64.airwolf.zip) Create a new folder on your Desktop called “games” Select all the games packs you want to install and drag them to the games folder you just created on your Desktop. Now extract these zip packages, for example extracting the Airwolf file listed just above would give you a new folder named “com.manomio.C64.airwolf“. Looking in this folder we can see two files, “airwolf.sign” and “airwolf.zip“. The *.sign file isn’t needed so you can go ahead and delete this for all the games. Now extract the “airwolf.zip” and you’ll have a new folder called “airwolf”, inside that folder are two more folders, “Airwolf” and “images”. Copy everything from within the “images” folder to the main game folder, in this case “Airwolf”. Now Drag & Drop this folder back into iExplorer in the following directory: “C64C64.appgames”. Just repeat these steps for all the games you want to install and then launch the C64.app & Enjoy! (Make sure the app isn’t running in the background, if it is, kill it, and re-open it to see the newly added games, or just reboot your iDevice.)

Fin.

For those of you that prefer a step by step guide you can use the following.

Step 1:
Connect your iDevice and launch iExplorer (Link Above)

Step 2:
Click on the iDevice listed that you want to connect to in order to expand the menu and then click on “Apps” and find “C64” then “C64.app”. Now scroll down the list until you find the zipped game packs. (Example: com.manomio.C64.airwolf.zip)

Step 3:
Create a new folder on your Desktop called “games”.

Step 4:
Select all the games packs you want to install and drag them to the games folder you just created on your Desktop.

Step 5:
Now extract these zip packages, for example extracting the Airwolf file listed above in step 2 would give you a new folder named “com.manomio.C64.airwolf“.

Step 6:
Looking in this folder we can see two files, “airwolf.sign” and “airwolf.zip“. The *.sign file isn’t needed so you can go ahead and delete this for all the games.

Step 7:
Now extract the “airwolf.zip” and you’ll have a new folder called “airwolf”, inside that folder are two more folders, “Airwolf” and “images”.

Step 8:
Copy everything from within the “images” folder to the main game folder, in this case “Airwolf”.

Step 9:
Now Drag & Drop this folder back into iExplorer in the following directory: “C64C64.appgames”.

Step 10:
Just repeat these steps for all the games you want to install and then launch the C64.app & Enjoy! (Make sure the app isn’t running in the background, if it is, kill it, and re-open it to see the newly added games, or just reboot your iDevice.)

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4 thoughts on “Unlocking Hidden Games in the C64.app

  1. Alex

    Hi,
    I have installed fortapocolypse d64 in C64 app and it runs good.
    But i notice a screen stutter when you move the chopper down and the screen needs to scroll vertically.
    are there any advanced settings possible to tweek the emulation?

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    1. DNA Post author

      Hi, I could be wrong but perhaps this is something normal. I know another scrolling chopper game I played did something that sounds like this but it was normal. I’ll check into it and post back.

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  2. Alex

    Im sure it is not normal
    I run C64 ( frodo) also on WII and here it runs just fine.
    how can i tweak settings of c64 ?
    Thank you for your feedback

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  3. DNA Post author

    @Alex

    I’m not going to say you can’t. But I don’t imagine it would be an easy task.
    You could end up fixing the graphics for that game, and ruining them for another…

    Remember this isn’t the same hardware, and it’s also not the same emulator, it’s iFrodo, and is based on frodo.. it could be a number of things.

    Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

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