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Friday, May 15, 2009

Vista 64 bit Patch Finally Available for U.B.Funkeys

For quite some time now, people using the 64 bit version of Windows Vista have been unable to install and play U.B.Funkeys. It's been a constant question in each installment of Ask Funk-E and was said to be on the list of things that Mattel wanted to address. Well, that day has come!

Wags, a member of our forum recently called the tech support line at Mattel and asked again about the problem again. This time, the answer was quite welcome! The driver had been created to allow for the use of U.B.Funkeys on a 64 bit Vista computer...

They'll e-mail the files out if you want to call the Mattel tech support line at 800-803-9611. I thought I would also add them here for download if you'd like them that way. The following is the e-mail exactly as Mattel sent it out, and the two files are downloadable at the end of this post in a zip file...

Thank you for contacting Mattel regarding your U.B. Funkeys product..

Our records indicate that you were unable to install U.B. Funkeys on your Windows 64bit system. We have created a patch that will install the drivers need to play U.B. Funkeys. Attached are 2 files that will assist you with this process.

o The Patch Installer
o Instructions for installing.

To avoid these files being blocked by Spam and E-mail Filters you will need to first change the name of the installer file.

o Save the Funkeys Patch.txt to your Desktop.
o Right click on the downloaded file.
o Select Rename.
o Delete the txt and replace it with zip, hit enter.
o Extract the files to the Desktop
o Open the folder, and launch the exe file.
o Follow the instructions in the README attachment to run the Patch.

Thank you again for contacting us. If you have any questions or concerns in the future, please feel free to call us at 800-803-9611, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, ET, and Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, ET.


Mattel Consumer Relations

Download the Zip file here!

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Blogger frogboy 96 said...

Wow I just got that email just a few minutes ago! Well it took them long enough. But I fixed the problem LONG AGO.

May 15, 2009 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly it doesn't work for my UK install CD. This CD seems to be a very early version. I tried using it with the 4.5 installer but that failed also, seems wdreg.exe that ships with the patch is not the 64bit version.

Still not officially available in the UK - Mattell denied all knowledge.

May 18, 2009 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Actually, my issue above was due to Windows 7 and driver signing.

This patch DOES work but not with the original (Early 07) installer - you need to grab the 4.5 installer from Mattell (and don't try to get it working on Windows 7)

May 19, 2009 5:16 AM  
Blogger frogboy 96/ vlurp111 said...

What ever happened augiewan, (I think thats how you spell it) You don't even post the comments anymore. Just say something.

June 18, 2009 6:52 AM  
Blogger jjam said...

Help please, when i downloaded the zip file, there wasn't a .exe file in there, just .txt file x2. Help appreciated

July 20, 2009 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JJAM - go to and do a search for UB Funkeys. In the FAQ section you'll see the question "Am I able to download the starter software?" Open that and you'll find the link to download version 4.8.

July 23, 2009 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I downloaded the file you posted, followed instructions, and started the install. Now I'm stuck. Has anyone else had a problem where the installation just hangs on the screen that tells you to return to the error message screen of the UB Funkey installer and click RETRY? The error message doesn't pop up, so I'm stuck on this screen. All I can do is Cancel.

July 25, 2009 2:01 PM  
Blogger guillotes said...

I can't install in windows 7 x64
anyone know who can i do it???

August 9, 2009 1:46 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

If anyone has a workaround for windows 7 x64 please let me know. My son wants to play! Thanks

September 13, 2009 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much.
I would recommend a link to this page on you home page.

September 16, 2009 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have followed all the instructions but still cannot install ub funkeys in windows vista 64 bits.
Can anyone provide an explanation for someone who is not at all computer literate????
Please, my daughter is so disappointed!!!


October 2, 2009 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help please!!! I have made it, and it works, but the game appears in a small window even when I choose the full screen option!!!
How can I solve this????
Please do help me!!!!

October 2, 2009 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have windows 7 64-bit and the patch installer fails, I turned off driver signing and it still failed. I used the Windows 7 XP Virtual Machine (goto if you have a certain edition of Windows 7 you can get UB Funkeys running in XP virtual mode, it recognises the usb drivers and it all works fine. I would still like to know when an update will be coming for Windows 7 64-bit, especially as all new chipsets are 64-bit.

November 8, 2009 3:21 PM  
Blogger augiewan said...

Unfortunately, Windows 7 has just been release, so I don't personally see any special updates coming out anytime soon from Mattel. The original 64 bit update for Vista took over a year to be release after people started asking for it. Between the track record for 64 bit updates and the lack of any news recently regarding the future of Funkeys as a whole, I'm afraid that Windows 7 64 bit users may be unable to play U.B.Funkeys. Anyone else know differently?

November 8, 2009 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i downloaded the patch and renamed it and all of that i open the folder, and all that hapens when I open the patch is i get a text file that syas nothing but jiberish no exe it will not let me change it from a text document any help?

November 20, 2009 9:55 PM  
Blogger JABWootton said...

December 29 and after seeing the comments here I now know why shops in the UK have placed warning stickers on all the U.B. Funkey products with "DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 7"
Looks like Mattel and Radica are going to lose out big time with these if they cannot get it to work with Windows 7

December 29, 2009 3:09 PM  
Blogger Pablo said...

I have Windows7 X64 on a 3gb RAM Dell Inspiron and with the aid of Xp virtualization I have also made UB Funkeys work.

First I have downloaded VMWARE WORKSTATION as a free 40 day trial
It is quite easy to make an installation of a new virtual machine, I recommend to leave the default settings (512MB RAM + 20 GB disk). After that you should install XP (I used home edition SP2 from an older machine), as in the case of a clean installation the virtual machine would work as a new phtsical one.
As soon as you have your Virtual Machine with XP installed you should open it and install UB FUNKEYS.
In order to run UBFs in full page you should change your resolution to 800*600 both in host and guest systems (W7 & XP) allowing scaling (you should have this options right-clicking in an unused part of your screen).
In order not to have to change resolution manually each time you want to play UBFs you can download Reso.exe, a free programs that lets you associate screen resolution to individual programmes.
After your VMWorkstation free trial expires you can however use VMPlayer (free software) to launch XP and Funkeys.

In order your kids do not have to work much to play funkeys you could change VMPlayer desktop shortcut icon to UBFs Icon and set VMPlayer to shut XP before shutting the virtual machine and also play automatically in fullscreen mode.

As a result your kids may only click an UBFs icon first,launch VM inside the programme from a very intuitive console and click again an UB funkey icon in order to play.

My 8 years old daughter thinks it is easy and remember alwaays kids are smarter than we are.

February 20, 2010 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome thank you. Worked fine with virtual station, just need to work out how to connect it to the internet. Thanks

February 28, 2010 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has someone really succeeded in installing this game in Windows Vista 64 bits? If so, please can you give me detailed instructions on how to do it?

I have done what some people suggested and was able to complete the installation, but unfortunatelly the game only opens in a tiny part of my screen! I cannot make it work full screen.

I will deeply appreciate your help, I have a 4-year old daughter who is very sad because of this issue.

March 10, 2010 1:56 PM  

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