Archive for July, 2008

Game History amnesia

I was preparing a new post that listed Ferrex’s game history, it’s a short list but more importantly it also has one of my favourite videos in it.  It’s been over a month since I last scanned Ferrex’s Game History so I thought I’d best run a full update.

I was somewhat suprised when the latest scan came back with less results than the one I did in June. Comparing the two it appeared that some of the earlier games were no longer being listed on his Game History page.  After a brief comparison it was clear what was missing; Custom Games.  At some point in the last month it appears Bungie has stopped listing custom games in your Game History, I’m not wholly sure why this is but it’s somewhat of a disappointment as some of the best pictures and videos have been found on these games.

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SwirlyMMS picture import fix

SwirlyMMS 1.1.1 is a great piece of work but if you save pictures to the camera roll with it, or indeed any of the 1.0 releases, you’ll find that you cannot import your pictures on your PC.

The problem is that SwirlyMMS is saving the pictures with the owner root instead of mobile. I’ve come up with a couple of solutions for this:

  • Change to the camera roll picture directory in putty or Mobile Terminal and type  chown mobile IMG_0036.JPG replacing IMG_0036.JPG with the name of the picture
  • Browse to the camera roll directory in WinSCP and use the custom command chown mobile ! on the affected picture
  • Use my bash script from within Mobile Terminal (I have it saved as in /private/var/mobile as this is where my Mobile Terminal starts up):
# Setup find correctly.
export IFS=$'\n'
# Loop through the photo directory.
for x in ${PhotoDirectory}
      # Find all Files
      for i in $(find $x -type f)
            # Fix Permissions
            chown mobile $i

It has to be run as root and if you run it from a location that is not on your PATH you will need to run it as such: ./ or sh

Based on an example Bash script by

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Pardon the dust

I’m moving the site to a proper home and new system in preperation of finalising the initial beta release of the Halo 3 Asset-O-Matic, please bear with us….


New home, different layout, still working out all the bugs……

Cold Storage is Fun

Halo 3 logo

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