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Cool MacBook Pro Tricks

May 22nd, 2009 Posted in Tech Goodies

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How To Install Smackbook On A Macbook Pro

Here are the steps:

  1. Download the patched DesktopManager here.
  2. Download Smackbook’s  zip folder of patches from the original site (direct link)
  3. Download amstracker from this page.

There, now you have everything downloaded that you’ll need. On your desktop, you should have a folder called “smackbook“, a Desktop Manager application, and a gray square called AMSTracker. Now that you have the parts, let’s get it activated.

  1. Put “AMSTracker” into the “smackbook” folder.
  2. Start up “Desktop Manager” by double clicking on it.
  3. Start the application called “Terminal”. use Spotlight to find it or look in your Utilities Folder, which will be in your Applications folder.
  4. When started, the bottom line will end with a $ and a grey box. Right before the $ is your user name. The gray box is where your typing will go. From here type “cd /Users/username/Desktop/smackbook”. Don’t put in the quotation marks and be sure to write your actual username instead of the word “username”
  5. Press Return. You should now see “~/Desktop/smackbook username$” and a gray box.
  6. Now, where the gray box is you should type “perl smack.pl” without the quotation marks.
  7. Press Return and you will see “AMS hardware present and initialized”

That’s it. Tap the bottom right hand corner of your screen. Start off soft and get a little harder each time so you know how hard to hit it. If you are giving it a good tap and it’s not working, don’t start pounding it. Go thru the steps again and see if you missed anything. You can write questions in these comments if you’d like. I’ll try to answer the ones that I can.

Now, your goal is to show off to your friends, but not so much that they want to tap your computer every time they walk by and keep you from working.


16 Responses to “Cool MacBook Pro Tricks”

  1. arctic_front Says:

    I love mine…… but hadn’t seen some of those tricks…. I’m still running Tiger, not Leopard, so maybe that’s why?


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  4. marc Says:

    So what are all the app’s that you used to get this to work? thanks


  5. eddy Says:

    It’s call smackbook and if you look it up on google youll be sure to find the way to download it


  6. 4krzn Says:

    Too cool, I tried it and works great, now I need to know what app do I need to show that tilting left to right and right to left motion. do our macbook pro’s have gyros like the Iphone?


  7. Max Says:

    is this capable for snow leopard 10.6?


  8. Neo Says:

    hi friend, i tried to follow your instruction, but after the step entering cd /Users/…. , in my terminal it appears like this:
    138-38-213-128:~ ngoquoccuong0712$ cd /Users/ngoquoccuong0712/Desktop/smackbook
    138-38-213-128:smackbook ngoquoccuong0712$

    then after that i tried to type “perl smack.pl” and it didint show anything like AMS working or sth like that.
    Could you help me here? Thanks, Neo (ngoquoccuong0712@yahoo.co.uk)


  9. Chuck Says:

    i installed everything and after i entered “perl smack.pl” i got Charles-Penders-MacBook-Pro:smackbook charlespender$ again. Any reason?


  10. Sean Says:

    I cannot get mine to work.. typing “cd /Users/username/Desktop/smackbook” with actual username gave me this:-bash: cd/Users/administrator/Desktop/smackbook: No such file or directory
    pinggusean:~ administrator$

    HELP!


  11. saher Says:

    me 2 i have 15′ core i5 new macbook pro .. please help


  12. ag Says:

    it dont work on my new macbook pro, it seems like desktop man. wont even open i manually open but nothing… so when i do the steps everything goes right exept no results after all the terminal part


  13. leon Says:

    What’s the song at the end? please tell me :)


  14. J Says:

    Hi, has anyone worked out how to make this work on a macbook pro?


  15. Jessica Says:

    I downloaded everything, started terminal, typed out cd /Users/jessica/Desktop/smackbook and got the correct response. But when I typed perl smack.pl nothing happened.. help please!


  16. Kaleb Says:

    Okay, so after I typed in “cd Users/Kaleb/Desktop/smackbook” and hit return, it came up with “smackbook Kaleb$” instead of “~Desktop/smackbook Kaleb$” like you said it was supposed to. I think that is my problem. I typed in “perl smack.pl” and hit return and it came up with “AMS hardware present and initialized” but with i actually tap my computer it doesn’t work. What should I do to fix this?


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