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Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning System (blue) EXPIRED

JonFen 325 June 6, 2012 at 05:26 AM in Computers (5) More Amazon Deals
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Amazon.com has Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning System (blue) for $29.95 with free shipping. Thanks JonFen

Price Research: Our research indicates that this Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning System (blue) is $15 lower (33% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant (besides other Amazon sellers), with prices ranging from $45-$64. - brisar

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Edited June 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM by widgit
Amazon has the blue Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning System for $29.94 and Free Super Saver Shipping. I was looking for new games and I just happen to notice it. That is a great price on a great learning system that my 3 yr old loves.

They also have games on sale. But try a torrent search first.

http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Pric...164&sr=8-1

JonFen

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#46
Jump on this? Cannot decide. I have a super smart 4 year old that has a Vtech reader - she navigates smart phones like she is an adult. Should I go with this or get something different? For the money it seems like it is a descent deal.
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Quote from kowalczyk86 View Post :
Jump on this? Cannot decide. I have a super smart 4 year old that has a Vtech reader - she navigates smart phones like she is an adult. Should I go with this or get something different? For the money it seems like it is a descent deal.
OK I bought it..
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Thanks for the info. Although the first one seems overpriced.
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I bought this when it came out, Fisher price puts all the games on their website for free.... here is the link


http://www.fisher-price.com/ixl/s...macintosh/

even tho it is Macintosh, here is how you make it work on windows...

Ill use the BATMAN game as an example.



Batman_v2.0.0.6.pkg.zip
-MACOSX This contained installer info for macintosh computers
-Batman.pkg This contained the game info for the iXL device



then inside the Batman.pkg folder;

-Contents
-Icon
Inside the contents folder there were more installer information files, as well as other garbage, but all
I was oncerned about was the Archive.pax.gz which was the the largest file in the whole archive, it takes
up like 99% of the archive size. It was obvious that this is the game data. Once extracted out of the .zip, and extract the Archive.pax.gz using winRAR, we find;

Archive.pax

A quick search of .pax files on google shows me winTAR will extract it. Once extracted, this file produces
the directories;

-.
-library
-Application Support
-Fisher-Price
-iXL
-Titles
-Batman

The batman folder containing all the game data that any cd would. I verified this with my store bought scooby-doo disc

Once you have extracted the PAX file, you can modify the registry to fool the iXL software into loading each game you download.


put each extracted game into C:\Program Files\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME

or

C:\Program Files (x86)\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME
if you are windows 7


you have to add a line in the registry


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME]
"directory"="C:\\Program Files\\Fisher-Price\\iXL\\Titles\\GAMENAME\\"
"updateurl"="http://FPUpdateServer.fisher-price.com/"

or

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME]
"directory"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Fisher-Price\\iXL\\Titles\\GAMENAME\\"
"updateurl"="http://FPUpdateServer.fisher-price.com/"

if you are windows 7


GAMENAME is the game of each game
Thanks for the info.... but I get the .pax file singled out/extracted and I got WinTar, but what then? I try to open the pax file with WinTar and nothing happens....just a flash of a black command box....but no other files extracted.

How do I extract the files within the pax file with WinTAR?
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Quote from Quigs10 View Post :
Thanks for the info.... but I get the .pax file singled out/extracted and I got WinTar, but what then? I try to open the pax file with WinTar and nothing happens....just a flash of a black command box....but no other files extracted.

How do I extract the files within the pax file with WinTAR?
Use 7zip, it supports pax
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Quote from waf4545 View Post :
23 + 5 shipping plus tax I ended up paying 60 for 2

@ $34 LeapFrog Leapster Explorer for 39.99 [ebay.com] is a better option.
I am not sure that the LeapFrog Leapster is a better deal considering this comes with 15 free games. I don't think the same applies to the LeapFrog. I might be wrong though. So for parents who want to just make a one time purchase (not buying additional games), the iXL is still a better option.

JonFen
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Quote from JonFen View Post :
I am not sure that the LeapFrog Leapster is a better deal considering this comes with 15 free games. I don't think the same applies to the LeapFrog. I might be wrong though. So for parents who want to just make a one time purchase (not buying additional games), the iXL is still a better option.

JonFen
Agreed. The Leapster games are $20 - $30 whether you buy cartridges or download them. My 5yo and 3yo sons each have a leapster and I'm going to get a couple of these now so I can stop buying Leapster games!
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Quote from JonFen View Post :
I am not sure that the LeapFrog Leapster is a better deal considering this comes with 15 free games. I don't think the same applies to the LeapFrog. I might be wrong though. So for parents who want to just make a one time purchase (not buying additional games), the iXL is still a better option.

JonFen
Hey just to remind you, the games are not free - people may call them pirated! Big Grin
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Quote from nipper1960 View Post :
You can download all of the games for free (legally) for the Mac. You can extract the game files only and install them on your iXL from a WIndows-based PC. I installed a larger SD card and was able to install all 15 games. You will have to search the 'net for instructions. My 4.5 year old loves this device! Two issues though: If the unit gets dropped, the SD card comes out, so you have to jam a piece of cardboard net to the card to keep it tight and with constant use, the batteries last about one full day.

The files: http://www.fisher-price.com/iXL/s...macintosh/

But when you go to install them it asks for a serial number from the game......?
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Quote from ashlee.lyman View Post :
But when you go to install them it asks for a serial number from the game......?
I get the same thing when I download the games onto my mac and try loading them onto my daughter's iXL.
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Quote from leaBa View Post :
This was on the 1day sale site for about 23 including shipping about a month ago. So I think at times you can find it cheaper. I bought the 1day sale one, my 2.5 year old loves it.
I got one from there, too. My 3-year-old loved it for the 1.5 days that it worked. He didn't even drop it (which is a first for any object around him), but the thing wouldn't turn on (even with new batteries or connected to the PC) after just over a day. Sent it back, haven't gotten word on a replacement yet. It was fun, but may not be too durable - or maybe we just got a lemon.
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Quote from nipper1960 View Post :
I bought this when it came out, Fisher price puts all the games on their website for free.... here is the link


http://www.fisher-price.com/ixl/s...macintosh/

even tho it is Macintosh, here is how you make it work on windows...

Ill use the BATMAN game as an example.



Batman_v2.0.0.6.pkg.zip
-MACOSX This contained installer info for macintosh computers
-Batman.pkg This contained the game info for the iXL device



then inside the Batman.pkg folder;

-Contents
-Icon
Inside the contents folder there were more installer information files, as well as other garbage, but all
I was oncerned about was the Archive.pax.gz which was the the largest file in the whole archive, it takes
up like 99% of the archive size. It was obvious that this is the game data. Once extracted out of the .zip, and extract the Archive.pax.gz using winRAR, we find;

Archive.pax

A quick search of .pax files on google shows me winTAR will extract it. Once extracted, this file produces
the directories;

-.
-library
-Application Support
-Fisher-Price
-iXL
-Titles
-Batman

The batman folder containing all the game data that any cd would. I verified this with my store bought scooby-doo disc

Once you have extracted the PAX file, you can modify the registry to fool the iXL software into loading each game you download.


put each extracted game into C:\Program Files\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME

or

C:\Program Files (x86)\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME
if you are windows 7


you have to add a line in the registry


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME]
"directory"="C:\\Program Files\\Fisher-Price\\iXL\\Titles\\GAMENAME\\"
"updateurl"="http://FPUpdateServer.fisher-price.com/"

or

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\GAMENAME]
"directory"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Fisher-Price\\iXL\\Titles\\GAMENAME\\"
"updateurl"="http://FPUpdateServer.fisher-price.com/"

if you are windows 7


GAMENAME is the game of each game
how to add a line in registry. I could not find the fisher price folder
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#58
I ended up returning mine. I do think it is a good toy, but had nothing that my kids other toys didnt offer. Drawing letters and number is the same as one of their Leapfrog scribble and write toys. The coloring app they can play on my touchpad with a stylus and they really enjoy it, and for book reading they have a Leapfrog Tag for a while now. I just couldn't see them using this enough to justify the $30.
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Quote from supren View Post :
how to add a line in registry. I could not find the fisher price folder
Look under
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Fisher-Price\iXL\Titles\...

Yes, believe it or not... "Wow6432Node". They made the registry even more convoluted! There should be a key there called "Base" already. after you install the software.
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#60
Guys, just download the attached bat file (rename .txt to .bat), execute it, open your FP application and you will get all the games without getting into all these hassles. Make sure you have installed the Fisher Price application before running this.

This will spoof the application to think that it has all the games installed and it will check for updates on the server and download the latest version. I got this file from somewhere when I was digging around all over to get this sorted for my kid's player, but not able to locate the original owner, else would have linked to his page.

Enjoy!!! and dont forget to rep if you found this helpful! laugh out loud
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