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Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« on: October 24, 2013, 05:52:43 PM »
Hello people of ZSR, my name is Silver. I recently purchased an iQue from a man in my local area and I'm sure many of you might not understand the [email protected] software. If you purchased an iQue from eBay or the slim chance you bought one somewhere else, you might not know what you're clicking in the program. So I'm here to provide a simple guide to help you navigate the menus of this program and get yourself on your way to using your iQue.

-Installation-

Step 1: So now you've got your iQue, you'll want to get the [email protected] software. The iQue site doesn't seem to have it anymore but thankfully Cosmo uploaded it. So go here and download the "complete" version: http://cosmo.dreamhosters.com/ique/

Step 2: Unrar the archive using WinRAR or 7zip or whatever it is you use on your computer.

Step 3: Run the setup file and let it install to your computer

After installing you'll see this on your desktop just run the program. Note: The program may not work on Windows 7/8. Cosmo told me he couldn't get it to work on Windows 7 Pro 64bit but it works fine for me on Windows 7 Pro 32bit. The program is confirmed to work fine on Windows XP though.

-The Program-

After running the program, you might see this it's just the program looking for an update, let it be. If it pops up with an error, close out of the program and launch it again.

Once it loads up you'll be greeted with this screen:

Menu guide:
Apple = games
Arrows = Access your iQue's memory (iQue must be plugged in via USB cable)
House = Sign up/log in to iQue Club (This is not covered because it is not needed)

-Games page-
After clicking the apple of the main menu, you'll see all these . These are all the games you can download using the program. You can click on a game to be taken to the page to download it (covered later). You can click the arrow to go back, the ? for the help page, and the button at the bottom is to go down a page to see more games. You can also click the menu icons at the top to cycle through the menus quickly.

If you click on a game without your iQue plugged in, this is what you'll see: just simply plug your iQue in and wait for Windows to recognize it.

After you've done that, you'll be taken here . You'll see 3 buttons on the right and one text box in the middle-ish. The top right button is to download a demo to your iQue, doing this will let you test a game out before buying it. The button below it allows you to download a manual of the game. This will let you look at the controls and such, just what you'd expect from a manual. The button at the bottom, just above the arrow and ? is the "Buy" button. Before clicking the buy button, you can use the text box line to input a serial code for a card you would use to purchase iQue games. I think a credit card might work as well, not too sure on that one though. The box just right to the cover of the game is just a description of the game.

While games are downloading after clicking "demo" or "buy" may stop and an error may pop up. The most common errors are caused by internet connection errors. If you do get an error, just wait a bit and try again. If the error continues, try unplugging your iQue and plugging it back in or making sure it's on.

-Memory Management-
If you click the arrows instead of the apple or just switch over to it you'll see something like this . This page is for managing the data on your iQue's memory card. The first game on my list is Super Mario 64. The number at the right of the game is how many blocks it takes up on the memory card, the button next to it is to remove the game/demo from the iQue's memory card. If it is orange, it's remove, if it's yellow-ish gold, it's to put it back on. The bar at the bottom shows the amount of space available on your iQue. The red blocks represent used blocks, the yellow blocks represent unused blocks. On the left of the bar is a key that tells you how many red blocks there are on your iQue and how many yellow blocks there are. If you look back at my picture, I have used 201 blocks and have 39 blocks free. You can use this page to help you decide what to keep or remove in order to install the games you want.

The house with the text reading "club" is to access the iQue Club program. I'm not too sure what this is about but I'm sure it is nothing important so just leave that button be. This guide is not to provide a complete translation of everything but just to show you all how to navigate the program and get what you're there to get. If you have any questions about the program, you can ask me. You could also ask Cosmo but due to how busy he is, I might be able to respond faster. You can contact me on Twitter or Twitch, both share the same username as my ZSR login. I will also be watching this topic in case you have any questions. If you want any direct translation of certain text from the program, contact https://twitter.com/mcpowr Mcpowr, a friend of mine who knows a fair amount of Chinese. I hope this guide helps you guys and good luck on your speedgames. I'm sure that's why you purchased the system.

If there are any issues with where I posted this or something about the image size, feel free to modify it (moderators of ZSR)

If you have a 64bit version of Windows and need help using the [email protected] software, you can view this topic by Tryst http://forums.zeldaspeedruns.com/index.php?topic=1725.0. It'll help you setup a virtual PC and explain the setup to use your iQue.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 01:33:33 PM by MHFsilver »
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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 01:27:47 PM »
Can I use the same serial code on multiple iQues to buy the same game? (probably not right?)

If my iQue breaks can I keep the mempak and also all my games I've purchased?

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 01:39:48 PM »
If by serial number you mean the code on the card you'd purchase to buy a game, no you can't. Once you purchase a game though, it remains purchased. If you go into your memory card management screen and remove a game for the extra space, the game remains on your computer for if you want to put it back on. For example, I removed Dr. Mario 64 from my iQue, but I can put it back on for free. And if your iQue does break, you can carry over a memory pak and as long as you use the same computer as your last iQue, then you should be able to carry over purchases.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 01:42:33 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 04:21:38 PM »
My computer can't find the driver for the iQue Player, so I can't get [email protected] to recognize it even though it's plugged in to the USB. Do I need to manually download a driver for it? Where would I find that?

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 04:29:56 PM »
My computer can't find the driver for the iQue Player, so I can't get [email protected] to recognize it even though it's plugged in to the USB. Do I need to manually download a driver for it? Where would I find that?

Alright well to start, if you're running Windows 7 64bit then it appears there's a compatibility issue with it. It works fine on a 32bit version of Windows 7. If you are running a 64bit version of Windows 7 then all I can do to help you is to tell you to try a Virtual Machine (Google it if you don't know what it is) and run Windows XP 32bit off of it and your iQue's drivers will install correctly. If you go that route, you'll need to run the VM every time you wish to manage your iQue.
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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 02:04:06 PM »
As someone who doesn't own an iQue but is doing a bit of hacking/testing regardless, could you tell me which games have downloadable demos? That might answer a question I have...
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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 01:17:50 AM »
As someone who doesn't own an iQue but is doing a bit of hacking/testing regardless, could you tell me which games have downloadable demos? That might answer a question I have...

Almost every game with the exception of Custom Robo and Sin and Punishment have a demo.
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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 07:03:13 PM »
Welp that screws up my theory but thanks!
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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 10:31:43 AM »
I bought a game card off of taobao the other day and was happy to find out that games can still be bought online with them

I might eventually get around to making a short guide on setting up a windows xp vm for this but honestly a quick google search is all that's needed.

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2014, 02:56:33 PM »
I still have issues getting iQues to be recognized on my PC, even on WinXP. It seems so random and I don't know an exact order of events that works.

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2014, 05:23:17 PM »
I still have issues getting iQues to be recognized on my PC, even on WinXP. It seems so random and I don't know an exact order of events that works.

If I recall correctly, you use Windows XP using a VM. The issue could be that your VM is having trouble connecting to the iQue. I suggest finding a laptop or something to use as a computer just for the iQue. Like look for some cheap laptop, install Windows PX 32bit onto it and use that. It seems that the drivers only install correctly on a 32bit system. It doesn't work on my 64bit version of Windows 7 but it works on my 32bit version. So basically, my guess is it has something to do with the VM having issues recognizing your USB cable.
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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2014, 11:08:54 AM »
UK user here. My iQue arrived last week and I'm loving it so far!



I highly recommend buying from Taobao instead of eBay though. Using a site like http://taobaoagent.com (which is where I got mine) you can purchase an iQue for 95 Chinese Yen, which is roughly $15.5. Postage on top of that will be a further $18 or so. The cheapest on eBay is currently $60 with $18 postage - which is more than double the price of buying it direct from China - a complete rip off.

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2015, 07:16:28 AM »
Thanks for this guide!

I'll be getting my iQue in a few days and was wondering where one could go to acquire codes to buy games through [email protected]  I've looked around and can't seem to find them anywhere.  Is it possible to just use a credit card?

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2015, 11:52:12 AM »
Did you get it from ebay? I think the seller most people got it from also sells codes if you ask him.

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2015, 08:06:16 PM »
I'll reach out to him.  Thanks!

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Re: Simple Guide to using [email protected]
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2015, 04:58:45 PM »
Thanks for this guide!

I'll be getting my iQue in a few days and was wondering where one could go to acquire codes to buy games through [email protected]  I've looked around and can't seem to find them anywhere.  Is it possible to just use a credit card?

Sorry for taking forever and you might have already acquired a card by now but I got mine from here: http://world.taobao.com/item/24026320261.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a230r.1.14.194.hJYJw7&ns=1&abbucket=10#detail

You might want to use an outside source to help you buy things from this site. Just Google "Taobao buying sites"
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