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A step-by-step guide on how to dual-boot Rockbox on your iPod to play Doom and dozens of other games. It's something really easy to do, but a lot of people still get amazed when they see me playing doom on my iPod, and get confused with the instructions available at the rockbox webpage.

Video Demo:



So, this will guide you through every little step needed to install and run Doom on your iPod.

I'm using a 30gig 5.5gen iPod, but this will work on any iPod that can run Rockbox.

That is, if you have a shuffle (duh), 2nd/3rd gen Nano, Classic or Touch, you're out of luck.

This is my first instructable, so any comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Step 1: Enabling Disk Use

- Connect your iPod to your PC

If you use a Mac, this will only work on iPods formatted with the FAT32 filesystem. You can reformat your iPod (losing all your songs) and resync later on your Mac (a FAT32 iPod can still be used on Mac). More about that here: conversion to FAT32

- Check the Option that says "Enable Disk Use"

This will make your iPod appear as a removable hard drive on your computer, and give you access to it. Note that now you will have to unmount it manually after each sync. To do that, just click on the eject button on iTunes, and you'll be able to safely remove it.
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geco4ever4 years ago
actually doom and rockbox CAN be used with ipod nano 2nd gen.
alexcoollol4 years ago

do we lose our song when we add this application
 

igorgama (author)  alexcoollol4 years ago
No. Rockbox only uses the free space on your iPod, it doesn't touch what's already there.
Judkinsa5 years ago
Hello, I did everything you said to do, but during the last step (Installing Doom) I didn't know whether to keep the file compressed or not. I tried playing Doom with the folder both compressed and extracted and both times when I selected the "doom" file from Rockbox on my Ipod it said "Missing base WAD". Is there a file I forgot to download or something?
spockck5 years ago
dad used 2 play doom
EnigmaMax6 years ago
anyway to do this on PSP?
does you psp have custom firmware?
its pretty new, so its impossible to downgrade it to custom.
when did you get it? cus you can still downgrade slims with dc6.. i think the limit is like, 2 months old from now or something like that. maybe 3 or more. i cant remember but sony came out with a jigkick/pandora proof motherboard and is using it in the new slims and will be in the 3000 series.
I got it in march, but when I tried to downgrade it did not work. I guess I'll try dc6.
you might as well use dc7 now. http://dark-alex.org/ is the site. here is dc7's forum thread. ps did you try to downgrade with pandora/jigkick battery and magic/jigkick mem stick or did you just download the update for the lower firmware?
I did the downloaded update thing.
have you modded your psp?
how so?
he probably means softmodded with cfw. i hav taken my psp apart many times to clean it out, and the last time i took it apart i put in a faceplate i got from decalgirl.com i think was the website. i also put in new buttons. in addition to 5.0 m33-6 cfw that psp is now awesome.
um, in that case, no. I better check out youtube for "cfw" then.
well before you check i will tell you. cfw means custom firmware ans ofw means official firmware. go to dark-alex.org to get info on the latest cfw, but to actually get it on your psp you will need some other stuff. you can search on google for a "psp datel tool battery" to get your psp in service mode. if you have a spare psp battery that you dont mind opening up, you cant make it yourself like i did instead of buying one. i wouldnt advise making one if you dont have steady hands though, cus one slip up could cause the battery to burst into flames or even pop like a firecracker. what the tool battery, or pandora battery as it is known on the web when you want to make one, is used for is getting your psp into service mode where it will boot up straight from the memory card. in our case we will have a cfw installer on the memory card at the time of entering service mode, so you have cfw if you did it right. at dark-alex.org the psp cfw 5.00 m33-6 is the cfw, and despartar del cementario is the installer. if you seriosly think about hacking your psp, you can get good tutorials and youtube video links from me. hope i helped : )
A.C.E. A.C.E.5 years ago
and dont listen to any of that crap telling you that you need to already have a cfw psp to make the memory card, because i can give you a link to download an installer that will format the card to psuado and extract the files there also.
hey, thanks for the help! I really don't have a spare battery, but I suppose I can just buy one. urm... what about those links?
ok.
1: dark-alex.org
2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sUo41T_kB4 which is a video tutorial with links to the new stuff. if you need help on any individual step reply and i will walk you through it. also tell me when you get another battery
great, I'll let you know.
Okay, I finally got battery (don't know what took so long). I'll also heard that you can only use the 3.71m33 firmware to do this, is that true?
you dont really need to buy an extra battery, my friend uses a different method which involves downgrading your fw.
That's another way to say what a pandora battery does, but you can only downgrade without a pandora battery if your firmware is below 3.71, which most people are up at 5.25 or something way up there.
awww...... sorry im such a noob at this
oh. well, okay, I'll keep it in mind. but I got the cfw finally, and I have to say, it is awesome! thanks guys, for all the help.
no, but 3.71 m33 was the most commen back when homebrew actually started coming out. Dc8 is what you need to use now, but it will be pretty hard to make the memory stick without another custom psp. You will need to use mspformat and all that crap. Good thing is though, if done correctly, dc8 can downgrade/flash/unbrick any supported psp (fat or slim) from any firmware straight to 5.00 m33-4 and then you update to -6. Unfortunately though, dark alex quit. There won't be any new firmwares, but if you really want to you can just dump the new firmwares as they are released and manually flash over whatever you want. I did that to get the new 5.00 music visualizer while m33 was still at 4.xx basically you need to google how to make a psp magic memory stick on computer and make it, but then replace the files to be flashed with those from dc8. You would also take the 1.50 homebrew kernel for 5.xx if you have a fat psp. Reply if you need help.
well actually i meant to mod your psp so that you can download games on it (and i got cfw too) but dont be annoyeds with me if that's what you're talking about b/c my friend modded it for me.
oh sorry. cfw and playing ripped games come hand in hand. Once you hack a psp you can do so many things: homebrew, custom themes, Flash modding (like for instance, i got all the colors the psp slim has by adding them to my fat psps flash0), running and ripping psp umd iso files, running ps1 games. the list goes on and on. Me and thundaboy1047 have made a pap hacking group and we are (at least i am) taking requests. Ask me how to do something and if i have heard of it i will make a tutorial.
cool, thanks. btw, are you on pspiso?
Yeah and on wiiso.
ss32925 years ago
I like the way you've explained all the steps. Very educative. But for all those who have problems getting the wad files or loading rockbox things are made easier (copy & paste-practically) at the following site. Just download the file, unzip and read the simple instructions:

site: http://sharebee.com/acb38c02

if you want to play the game on computer or only want the wad files go to the following site and download:

site: http://sharebee.com/1caef2ea
ss32925 years ago
I like the way you've explained all the steps. Very educative. But for all those who have problems getting the wad files or loading rockbox things are made easier (copy & paste-practically) at the following site. Just download the file, unzip and read the simple instructions:

site: http://sharebee.com/acb38c02

if you want to play the game on computer or only want the wad files go to the following site and download:

site: http://sharebee.com/1caef2ea
ss32925 years ago
I like the way you've explained all the steps. Very educative. But for all those who have problems getting the wad files or loading rockbox things are made easier (copy & paste-practically) at the following site. Just download the file, unzip and read the simple instructions:

site: http://sharebee.com/acb38c02

if you want to play the game on computer or only want the wad files go to the following site and download:

site: http://sharebee.com/1caef2ea
ss32925 years ago
I like the way you've explained all the steps. Very educative. But for all those who have problems getting the wad files or loading rockbox things are made easier (copy & paste-practically) at the following site. Just download the file, unzip and read the simple instructions:

site: http://sharebee.com/acb38c02

if you want to play the game on computer or only want the wad files go to the following site and download:

site: http://sharebee.com/1caef2ea
ss32925 years ago
I like the way you've explained all the steps. Very educative. But for all those who have problems getting the wad files or loading rockbox things are made easier (copy & paste-practically) at the following site. Just download the file, unzip and read the simple instructions:

site: http://sharebee.com/acb38c02

if you want to play the game on computer or only want the wad files go to the following site and download:

site: http://sharebee.com/1caef2ea
youiswho5 years ago
you lost me when you started talking about getting doom on there
froggyman5 years ago
could you upload a file with all of the doom wads in them?
Capt. Fat5 years ago
can u do this on a coby mp4 player 4 gig(aka: the frod pod)
A.C.E.5 years ago
hey, you should really put a bigger font on the ipod. Rockbox's site now has released the full version of their gui and you can just add the fonts that way. The name is what the name of the font is, and the number is the size. i liked nimbus 19 with my theme that i had.
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