Tag Archives: Apple

macOS High Sierra Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs

When I attempted to install Xcode on a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro the system told me I had to update macOS to the latest build. Unfortunately Apple’s latest macOS High Sierra wasn’t officially supported on my system, as is the case for many of Apples systems.

This would mean you would have to buy a new (or newer) model system just to install Xcode. It wasn’t even Xcode we wanted to use, it was just that the software we wanted to run required it to be installed. Well, we weren’t having any of this!

I started looking into which systems were supported by High Sierra and one of them was the Late 2009 MBP. Looking at the specifications for the Mid & late 2009 models, I could see they used the same hardware. This lead me into thinking rather then modifying any of the .kext files, I could simply flash the newer EFI firmware onto the system. But while looking into this I came across a posting mentioning another way of doing it using a method created by dosdude1 and I thought I would give his method a shot.

The result was flawless!
The MacBook Pro 5,5 system was now running 10.3.12 beautifully and without any issues. If you own an older Mac system and want to run the latest macOS High Sierra, I highly recommend taking a look at this guide by dosdude1.

If you have a little more courage and feel like flashing the newer EFI Bios please let me know how it works out for you.

 

 

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ATVUSB-CREATOR

If you happened to find yourself in need of Jailbreaking the 1st Generation Apple TV over the last couple years, you might have noticed that ATVUSB-CREATOR is no longer working.

This is because the project contains hard coded links to a domain that no longer exists. That domain is GoogleCode.com, and the original project developers never bothered updating the links in the project.

I’ve taken on the task of updating the code not only for myself, but for the many others crying out for this tool to be repaired. What I thought was going to be a quick patch, has turned into the realization that there are hard coded links throughout this project, and they’re not the only issues.

The more I sift though the code, the more work I see ahead of me. I have great plans for this tool, and sure you may think it’s old, and it is, but that doesn’t mean people don’t need it anymore.

Stay tuned for project updates and a release in the coming days.

-DNA64

XCODE – Installing Developer Tools {How To}

If you’re attempting to install fink and getting this error when running the Bootstrap or if you simply wonder how you can install the Developer Tools, this post is for you.

“ERROR: There is no C compiler on your system. Make sure that the Developer Tools are installed.”

Short and Sweet

STEP 1.) Launch Xcode and from the top menu bar, select “Xcode” then “Preferences“.

STEP 2.) Select the “Downloads” icon and then highlight “Command Line Tools” and click the install button to the right. Wait for the download to finish.

STEP 3.) All Done! – Run the bootstrap again if your installing fink and received an error.

 

Cheers!

– DNA64

Tiny Tower Mod Screenshots

TinyTower Screen Capture

Apple Store

Above you can see I have renamed the store to the Apple Store, and I have added the Apple logo.

TinyTower Screen Capture

Apple Products

Above you can see I have renamed the products more appropriately.

One Mad Tea Party

One Mad Tea Party

Above you can see I have changed the Requirements for “One Mad Tea Party” as well as the rewards for most of the rest. But can you see what else in the missions I changed? You’ll never get it, so I’ll just tell you. The Mad Hatters Shoes 😉

999999999 Tower Bux

Custom Mission

And yes, I’m filthy stinking rich, it was necessary for testing and development purposes.

TurboGrafx-16 GameBox Included Rom List

# Note – all roms are compressed in .gz format.
# if you get a corruption error during extraction use another tool.
#
# List created by DNA64 / twitter.com/DNA64
# http://dna.myhostclub.com/

/ROMS/
HC62003.PCE
HC62005P.PCE
HC63011.PCE
HC92055.PCE
IC63001.PCE
KUNFU.PCE
N43201CL.PCE
N43201QD.PCE
N43201TL.PCE
N43205YD.PCE
N43206AD.PCE
N43300BL.PCE
N43300CL.PCE
N43300NL.PCE
N43300RL.PCE
N43301KL.PCE
N43301LL.PCE
N43302EL.PCE
N43400JL.PCE
N43400QL.PCE
N43401GD.PCE
N43402BL.PCE
N43405MD.PCE
N43405SD.PCE
N43406CD.PCE
N43406RD.PCE
N43800PL.PCE
RTYPE001.PCE
RTYPE002.PCE
TGX040082.PCE

/ROMS2/
N4320MD.PCE
N43201RL.PCE
N43203LD.PCE
N43302SL.PCE
N43403PD.PCE
N43403TL.PCE
N43405DB.PCE

/ROMS3/
N43201LD.PCE
N43203JD.PCE
N43302RL.PCE
N43302YL.PCE
N43400QL.PCE
N43800LL.PCE
N43800ML.PCE

/ROMS4/
N43200JD.PCE
N43200KD.PCE
N43202AL.PCE
N43203YD.PCE
N43205GD.PCE
N43406KD.PCE
N43600FL.PCE
N43600HL.PCE
NCS91001.PCE

/iPhone_PCE_en.app/
N43200KD.PCE
N43202AL.PCE
N43203YD.PCE
N43205GD.PCE
N43406KD.PCE
N43600FL.PCE
N43600HL.PCE
NCS91001.PCE

Download the TurboGrafx-16 GameBox Emulator App Free from the iPhone’s App Store. Then use iExplorer to navigate to the /TurboGrafx/ directory where you’ll find everything listed above waiting for you.

More details to follow soon 🙂

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.)

The Games changed

UPDATE: I previously listed several games as new, they were not, my apologies. Corrections have been made.

The previous release of FreePlay64 unlocked the following hidden games (Games in bold are missing from the current release):

– Alleykat
– Armalyte
– Boulder Dash II
– Bruce Lee
– Buggy Boy
– Cybernoid
– Cybernoid II
– Druid
– Eliminator
– Bristles
– Panic Button
– Flip & Flop
– Millenium Warriors
– Hunter’s Moon
– International Karate
– KikStart
– Kik-Start II
– Microprose Soccer
– Mancopter
– Nebulus
– O’Rileys Mine
– Paradroid
– Snare
– Space Taxi
– Stormlord
– Summer Camp
– Super Pipeline
– Super Pipeline II
– The Last Ninja
– The Last Ninja 2
– The Last Ninja 3
– Trailblazer
– Uridium
– Wizball

The new 2.2.10 build of the C64.app for iOS includes the following hidden games:

  • Air Wolf
  • Alley Kat
  • Armalyte
  • Attack of the Mutant Camels
  • Bomb Jack 2
  • Boulder Dash 2
  • Bozos Night Out
  • Buggy Boy
  • Cybernoid
  • Cybernoid 2
  • Druid
  • Eliminator
  • Express Raider
  • First Star Bundle 1  (Bristles + Panic Button)
  • First Star Bundle 2 (Flip & Flop + Millennium Warriors)
  • Heatseeker
  • Hover Bovver
  • Hunter’s Moon
  • Ikari Warriors
  • International Karate
  • Iridis Alpha
  • Kikstart
  • Kikstart 2
  • Laser Squad
  • Microprose Soccer
  • Nebulus
  • Paradroid
  • Samurai Warrior
  • Snare
  • Space Taxi
  • Storm Lord
  • Summer Camp
  • Super Pipe Line
  • Super Pipe Line 2
  • The Last Ninja 1
  • The Last Ninja 2
  • The Last Ninja 3
  • Trailblazer
  • Uridium
  • Wizball

*Since the last build of FreePlay64

I’ve also noticed a few games that went MIA (Bruce Lee, O’Riley’s Mine, and Paperboy which I can’t recall if it was previously available at cost, free or at all) and in fact are subject to my investigation into a new .plist discovered (inactiveGames.plist) which lists these three games. The list is generated on first launch, and may have something to do with another plist that checks for Disabled ID’s.