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Restore iPod games from your iPod iPod
My Mac's hard drive was getting errors, so I decided to make a fresh backup and then reformat, reinstall and restore. Many of the files that couldn't be read were in ~/Music -- no problem, I thought, it's all on my iPod anyway. Getting music and video from the iPod back into iTunes is easy. Just disable syncing, enable hard disk use, and open everything in iPod_Control » Music » F* on the iPod (make sure 'Copy files to iTunes' is enabled on the Advanced tab in iTunes' Preferences).

Unfortunately that does not include games.Those can be found in iPod_Control » Games_RO, but they're not in a format that iTunes understands. There is one directory for each game you've installed. The directory is a number, but you can find out which game it is by looking in the game's Executables directory. To reinstall your games, all you need to do is create a zip file of each game, and then set the zip file's extension to .ipg. For example:
cd iPod_Control/Games_RO/18000
zip -vr9 ~/Desktop/"Sonic The Hedgehog.ipg" *
Now you can double-click on the file and iTunes will load it.
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