Technically the My Penguin application isn’t supposed to work on the first iPad, but there is a little workaround for those with that device! It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes. It requires installing one program from Apple. It’s called iPhone Configuration Utility. If you’re on Windows, click here to get it. If you’re on Mac, click here to get it. Install it. (make sure you have parental permission!)
The application looks similar on Windows and Mac. In the top corner click the “add” button. This is to add the My Penguin application to the iPad. Make sure you’ve already downloaded My Penguin off the App Store through iTunes on the computer!
When you click add it’ll open a new window to find the application. I moved it to the desktop to make it easy to find, but if you don’t know where to look to begin with that won’t do you good, will it? Look for the applications folder on your computer. In that apps folder is the My Penguin 1.0.ipa file. Here’s the paths:
- Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music/iTunes/
- Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\
- Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\
- Windows 7: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
- Windows 8: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
Once you find the file, click it once then hit “open”.
Now click the iPad on the bottom left. (it must be plugged into the computer) Scroll through the applications tab for My Penguin. It’ll say “clubpenguin”. Click the install button on the right. It’ll then install. After a minute or two it will appear on the iPad!
Open it up, and you’re good to go! Congratulations, My Penguin has been successfully installed on your first generation iPad!
You might get an error when syncing with iTunes as a result. Just ignore it. Also, it seems that Pufflescape does not work on the first generation iPad as it keeps crashing for me, but everything else should be functional.
Here’s a brief video showing me doing it on Windows: