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[Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - Deak Phreak - 12-18-2013

You will first need to download the flash files and place them in the root of your SD card (If you have an InnoTab 3 or Storio 3, you will need these files instead)
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Next download some flash games located in the Downloads Thread.

Exctract the game to its own folder inside your /LLN/APPS/Games folder on your SD card. If you downloaded angry birds, you may have the files located in /LLN/APPS/Games/AngryBirds.

Verify in your folder that you have at least 2 files. An .swf file which is the actual game and a _Run file that runs the flash game.

You will then need to edit your database file and add the information to the app. In your LLN folder, look for your database file. For InnoTab1 it should be Innopad.db, for Innotab 2 and possibly 3 it should be Innopad_sd.db. The 2s and 3s will most likely be Innopad_wf.db. Open it with an sql editor such as THIS. Browse the Games or Books database and enter the info where you want it to show up.

If you are adding a flash game, browse the Games_info table and click on New Record, then in the blank row, double click on filename and enter in the path to your game such as /vp_mnt/sd/LLN/GAMES/AngryBirds. Double click on the type and enter 0, double click on title and enter the title of the game. That should be enough for your game to show up and run. If you have a 2s or 3s, you will also need to add your UnitEID to the UnitEID field or it won't show up. You should have found this value when flashing your device.

SOON TO COME.... Run an app that will re-compile the database from your SD card apps.


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - lenaz - 01-03-2014

i have successfully rooted and downloaded the games, i can see them and open them on my innotab3. However, the scree calibration is off so i never really know what i'm selecting on the screen. Have I missed something?


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - Deak Phreak - 01-03-2014

(01-03-2014, 08:35 PM)lenaz Wrote: i have successfully rooted and downloaded the games, i can see them and open them on my innotab3. However, the scree calibration is off so i never really know what i'm selecting on the screen. Have I missed something?

I do not have one to test on, so I am unsure why it is off. Perhaps the screen size is different and therefore is causing the issue. The flash files in the root may need to be updated with some of the files from the I3.


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - lenaz - 01-03-2014

I have extracted the flash_files_root_sd.zip files to the sd root after I ran the innotab3_hack_v4.zip. I think I have tried it both ways. I even did the VTech screen calibration after all was done.


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - 187 - 01-04-2014

I am having exactly the same problem the screen size is off I think its using some config from an older innotab. I will try and investigate, anybody has any info will help...


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - christ_sand - 01-04-2014

tested on my Storio3s his not work


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - Deak Phreak - 01-04-2014

(01-04-2014, 10:14 AM)187 Wrote: I am having exactly the same problem the screen size is off I think its using some config from an older innotab. I will try and investigate, anybody has any info will help...

That is most likely the cause. I am not sure where mick pulled the files from, but most likely somewhere in the firmware or kernel. You can gain shell access by connecting a USB->serial converter to the output points. Then you can poke around and look for those files. Again, I do not have one, so I am unable to check this.


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - Forever1972 - 02-04-2014

Hi,

quick question: can I use any *.swf that can be found on the internet for free (e.g. Bloons, no warez!), copy and paste the "_run" file from an existing game into a new folder and follow the remaining steps to be able to play it?

Has anyone tried it so far?

Thank you.

Best Regards

Forever1972


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - Deak Phreak - 02-04-2014

Yes you can use any flash from the internet, but whether it will run on the device is a different story. As long as you stick to simple flash games or flash apps, you should be fine.

Copy the existing _run file from another custom flash game into the new folder with the new flash, edit the _run file to use the new flash file name, then add the entry in your database file and try it out.

If you find more flash apps that work well, feel free to post them and I will add them to the downloads page


RE: [Tutorial] - Adding Flash Games - Forever1972 - 02-11-2014

Do you know what the issue is if I try to start a SWF file and it ends up with a white screen and a grey "forbitten" sign (circle with a bar throuigh it)?

I just started playing around with one SWF I downloaded the "download helper" add-on in Fire Fox. It works well with IrfanView and its nice to play.

I put the SWF to the game folder of the Storio 2, added a _run file, named the swf according to the _run file, added an entry to the DB incl. a thumbnail and booted the Storio.

The game (icon) is displayed under the games section.