Not sure if I posted much here about this app, but it’s a CPS-1 Emulator and for dev purposes I’ve hacked it for Free Play on all Machines. Just a rather simple text edit as I believe I’ve posted about here before. Now It’s also possible to edit the amount of coins/tickets you have, but I haven’t edited those values in this screenshot.
# 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
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 🙂
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.
7-Zip (Mac, PC & More!) – FREE (Needed to Extract .zip files)
7-Zip is a open source file archiver with a high compression ratio.
(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.)
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.)
For those of you that prefer a step by step guide you can use the following.
Connect your iDevice and launch iExplorer (Link Above)
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 above in step 2 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.)
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):
– Boulder Dash II
– Bruce Lee
– Buggy Boy
– Cybernoid II
– Panic Button
– Flip & Flop
– Millenium Warriors
– Hunter’s Moon
– International Karate
– Kik-Start II
– Microprose Soccer
– O’Rileys Mine
– Space Taxi
– Summer Camp
– Super Pipeline
– Super Pipeline II
– The Last Ninja
– The Last Ninja 2
– The Last Ninja 3
The new 2.2.10 build of the C64.app for iOS includes the following hidden games:
- Air Wolf
- Alley Kat
- Attack of the Mutant Camels
- Bomb Jack 2
- Boulder Dash 2
- Bozos Night Out
- Buggy Boy
- Cybernoid 2
- Express Raider
- First Star Bundle 1 (Bristles + Panic Button)
- First Star Bundle 2 (Flip & Flop + Millennium Warriors)
- Hover Bovver
- Hunter’s Moon
- Ikari Warriors
- International Karate
- Iridis Alpha
- Kikstart 2
- Laser Squad
- Microprose Soccer
- Samurai Warrior
- 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
*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.
As you may have already read on my twitter posting, I have installed the latest version of the C64.app on my iPhone 4s.
After some poking around the apps filesystem I have noticed a few things that need to be checked out (Disabled ID Checks & Inactive Games), so I’ll be investigating those and getting back to you with my findings. I’ll also be updating FreePlay64 (Available from my Repo) for this latest build. For those of you without a Jailbreak, I will post a guide on how you can unlock all your games without needing to Jailbreak.
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.
Temporary 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.
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.)
Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your PC or Mac and launch iPhone Explorer (Download link posted above).
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.
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).
Now copy the other folder (Airwolf in this example) to the “games” folder in Apps > C64 > C64.app/.
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).
It’s been so long since I released a GamePack I didn’t want to keep you waiting any longer so here is a “Sampler” you play with until I sort out things.
- Aztec Challenge
- Fort Apocalypse
- Jungle Hunt
- One on One
- Spy Hunter
- Spy vs Spy
Basic Installation Instructions:
(Tested on version 2.1 of the Commodore 64 App for iOS)
Navigate into the following Directory
Copy the extracted folders from the downloaded zip file into the games folder at the location above on your iDevice. Open the C64.app and enjoy!
[GUID] = The Apps Unique GUID. Just browse till you find it or grab my tool from here to find it if you have a few hundred apps installed.
If they don’t show up close the C64.app and make sure to kill the running background process (or Reboot), then re-open the app.