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sharpUpdate broken?

As far as I can tell (from comments) is that sharpUpdate is not working. Bad times.

Unfortunately I have lost the source for this some time ago, therefore there will be no updates to it unless I plan to code it from scratch again. Which is not likely!

Sorry about this guys, if I can program / find a quick fix for the app then I will make a post about it.

Learn from this to always make a backup of a backup, because old eHDDs tend to just, y’know, die.

Small Update.

I thought my blog was kinda “messy” to say the least. I had unused categories and there were a few pages which could have been easily combined to make one big page.

There are now only 3 pages; Designs, Lessons and Program Releases. The names should really give away what they are about but if they don’t then here is what they will be containing!

Designs – Anything I design in Photoshop, 3DS Max, Illustrator, Paint, Pen&Paper. Anything.
Lessons – All of the REALbasic Series is currently listed here along with a few new additions such as C#, Photoshop and Web Development. However, everything except REALbasic is currently empty. I will work on that. If you want any lessons just ask.
Program Releases – This will hold anything that I release. Each link will just be linked to the blog post on that program. Handy eh?

Apart from those updates I will now be posting a few Web Development tips or tricks that I learn. Anything from PHP to jQuery.

And that’s really it. Hopefully I’ll be blogging more often. If you need any lessons done or the such, just comment.


Nyan Cat

Release – sharpUpdate V0.1.

What is sharpUpdate?
This is a simple app I have been working on as a side project for a little while now, it kinda grew and grew as I developed it.
It’s developed in C#.NET and took me a few months to finish I think(?), but was worth it as a cool side project.
I had been reading about people complaining that they couldn’t get Title Updates because they were banned from XBL, so I thought I could do something about this, and I did.

What does it do?
sharpUpdate allows you to download a Title Update for ANY game within a certain database of games. From there you can opt to set the default download folder (Or sharpUpdate will just set it for you) and click on the “Add Title Updates to USB” button where you can, well, put Title Updates onto USB.

Title Updates on USB? How?! Why?!
Well for people who cannot get on XBL and do want the latest Title Updates for their games then they can through sharpUpdate.
What you need to have is a USB Flash Drive and it must be formatted by an Xbox 360. After your drive has been formatted by an Xbox 360 just simply plug it into your PC and run sharpUpdate. From there you can download Title Updates and add/remove them to your USB Flash Drive! Simples.

What do I need for this app?
– A USB Flash Drive that has been formatted by an Xbox 360
– A game that needs a Title Update
– .NET4 on your PC

I want to see pictures/videos/proof of this app working
Ok, here you go.

List of testers and results

Imgur GUI Screenshot

Youtube Videos
Video #1
Video #2 Part 1
Video #2 Part 2

Ok I’ve heard enough, let me download it!
Ok so be it! Here is your download link!
Unfortunately the website I did host this project on has been taken down, along with it all of my links for the download. Extremely upsetting. I might have a copy on a pen drive somewhere.

PS – Read the READ ME

What’s been going on?

Well followers, yes again I am assuming I have followers. So what.

Not much has been going on recently, I changed courses from Computing with Games Development on over to Computer Science Software Systems Development. Moar programming ftw.

Random news, I’m patiently waiting on the new release of melodyMe by Matt Ryder. The app is fantastic as it is now and it includes Twitter support so you can Tweet whatever you are listening to, y’know just to show off which genre of music you listen to. The new version will have Facebook support and lots more awesome ideas. It will set you back a very small one off fee of 99p but as far as music streaming apps goes this one would be worth alot more.
Download this app now for free to check out how good it is and get a feel for it before buying it, which you should.

Also for any programmers out there check this out, made me laugh. What if Visual Studio had achievements?
You all know they are true and you would have earned alot of them already!

sharpUpdate is coming along quite nicely, look on through this blog for a quick update on what’s new and what’s upcoming.

All in all that’s quite it. Post if you want tutorials or source code for anything. Except sharpUpdate.

Development – sharpUpdate V0.1.

Started working on this project today as I was looking for a project that was C#.NET based, so, I came up with this. A title update downloader which grabs title updates for people who cannot get online to get those updates.

I have it now listing all of the title updates, information on each and downloading. Next on the list is to clean the code up (as I will be releasing this as Open Source like I always do) and finalize a few details.

Open source could be a while.

I might just keep this project going, maybe even add support in it to put the title updates onto a USB drive for you? I dunno. For now, this is it.

Removed the list of updates because it was getting too long. Check out the screenshots below for picture representations of updates.


  • Final few stages of development!


To do

  • Clean up source code