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PatchStick Builder is a multi-platform application that allows you to easily create a Patchstick for your AppleTV. This free base version can easily be upgraded to the full version.

What's New

Version 3.0.2:
  • Included most recent version of LaunchMore! plugin compatibility improvements, speed improvements, bugfixes

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • 2 GB of free disk space.
  • Working Java stack 1.5.0 or higher.

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Dokter_mac Member IconComment+104
Dokter_mac
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I just noticed that under Platform is written 'Intel'.
PatchStick Builder is universal and runs also on PPC.

I've build on my PowerMac G5, with PatchStick Buildet, a succesfull USB-stick for patching my Apple TV.
Maybe the developers are meaning that the Apple TV is powered with a Intel processor and that the Apple TV is a 'Intel platform'.

It would be nice to see more complete 'Requirements'. Not only the min. OS X version but also on which hardware, PPC/Intel or Intel only, PatchStick Builder runs.

Just to be clear for PPC users among us, this program is Universal! Even the Windows app is included.

Bottom line, you can build a USB patch for the Apple TV on both Intel Macs and PPC Macs!!! (Even on a Windows PC :-D)
With regards.

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Version 3.0
Patchstick (Developer)
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Thanks for the info regarding the platform.It was an oversight from our side. We updated the listing accordingly.

Dokter_mac Member IconReview+104
Dokter_mac
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Personal I believe that PatchStick Builder is better then for instance aTV Flash.
I tried them both and used them both for a few weeks.
Both are doing almost the same with almost the same features & programs. But...
PatchStick is much more stable and easier to use. Working with the scripts is very easy and it just works. If you want you can always make your own scripts.

For me it's also a good thing that PatchStick is still (always) in a growing fase.
So new features are added on a regular base. But only those features that are stable enough, unlike for instance aTV Flash. And you can always install features via the Terminal on your Mac.

I mostly use PatchStick in combination with RowMote 'Pro' via my iPods Touch and it works great. I also have Airmouse and Remote on my iPods. The great thing is that they all work!

I've bought a account with liftetime support, which is great value for money in my opinion. The one year account support, on the other hand, is way too expensive in my opinion!

The support is great and the developer helps you very quickly via various ways (email, Twitter, etc.) if you have a problem. And they are always friendly. Even when you are asking a stupid question :-D. Nice people, realy!
The website is full of tips and help and is also easy to navigate. When you're looking for something, you will find it. And when you not find what you're looking for you can always mail their great support.

With regards.

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Version 3.0
Bob_wilks Member IconReview+1
Bob_wilks
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Looked interesting, but what a waste. Impossible to use, and constantly crashed everything. Fail.

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Version 3.0
Patchstick (Developer)
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Hm, what kind of problem did you have ?

Ben-Marko Member IconComment+299
Ben-Marko
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Can't seem to get Hulu feeds to load. Will this support Java? IS Java the issue if Hulu feeds just display a blank screen where the video should be loading?

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Version 3.0
Patchstick (Developer)
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Sorry, we cannot provide support for Boxee on this website.
You receive support with the full version of our product.

Edeerly Member IconReview+30
Edeerly
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I have previously used free alternatives and would not have considered spending the money on this. But after the last firmware update I couldn't get my open source solutions to work right. PatchStick was very easy to install and configure. As the developer mentioned, there are scripts that allow you to choose options and install additional applications that are downloaded and installed while you wait. I now have a terabyte USB drive connected and iTunes recognizes it and syncs perfectly. I'm about halfway through the process of ripping and replacing my DVDs and CD-ROMs and have not had a single problem with anything PatchStick related. That said, I would still like to see the price reduced.

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Version 3.0
Leif Heflin Member IconComment+105
Leif Heflin
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what is a patchstick?

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Version 3.0
Patchstick (Developer)
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A patchstick will allow you to access the file system of AppleTV and install additional 3rd party software on your AppleTV.
More information about the features can be found at www.patchstick.ca

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Downloads 3,758
Version Downloads 2,279
License Shareware
Date 19 Sep 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $69.99
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