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hmm, it is a really cool program and i still use it, and since the sources are available again, what about some improvements...
what i would like to see:
- GPFM as BIOS
- Better Mp3 player, other format support (like OGG)
- integrate some other Opensource programs in it, like emus... so you dont have to restart you gp32 to star another program, you just switch back to the filebrowser.
- text editor, perhaps with support for the chat keyboard :D
- support for other filetypes... which is possible
 

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I like the intergrated Emu Idea, they'd have to be pretty much final release emu's though to avoid having to update all the time. Also you gotta wonder how many authors are going to want to give up the stand alone status of their work so easily and allow them to be intergrated.
 

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you don't actually need to have the GPFM in the bios, if you just want to have it start up with GPFM... I just found out today that pacROM can start up any fxe when you turn on tou GP32... very useful, as I imediatly fell in love with YAFL, and really wanted my GP start up in it....
Actually a quite useful function in pacrom, since you won't actually need to do a lot of BIOS-flashing if you just wanna try something out...

On a side note... Just only discovered GPFM today, as General mentioned it in the other tread... Actually been looking for a picture-viewer for a while
 

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I dunno how far the talkie version of gpscumm has come, but the mp3 core might be useful for that. Jace
 

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DuderJace posted on Dec 23 2003 at 10:08 AM said:
I dunno how far the talkie version of gpscumm has come, but the mp3 core might be useful for that. Jace
GPFM uses libMAD for the MP3 player and ScummVM needs libMAD for MP3 support in gpScummVM :D.

I actualy ported libMAD long before these new sources showed up but I am going to diff them with the port I did for gpScumm to see if there are any speed up's I can borrow from the GPFM version of libMAD. Still more keen to get libTremor (OGG) support 100% working before I start to merge in MP3 support into the same codebase as I made that mistake before I got the code in a right mess.
 
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Sonic-NKT posted on Dec 23 2003 at 12:33 AM said:
- GPFM as BIOS
You could do that w/o source code... Just comvert to .gxb and combine with a bootloader (or whatever the first few K of the bios is) with a BIOS combiner...
 
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Safer but slower...

Still, GPFM sources being found is a serious godsend; it was (and is still, in many ways) a fair way ahead of its time. Soooo many of the things requested by people throughout this year have been available since Jan last one lol - and now coders have the ability to implement them (in principal). Which is cool.

Plus which maybe someone'll take it on and add .zip compression that actually works (and decompression). And maybe an HTML encoder using some of the code from Lynx or something. This is one util that I'd LOVE to see go yet further than it has...

Integrated emus, though, I doubt would work - you'd get too much of a memory footprint to load a lot of the roms. Or I think you would. Probably. Maybe.
 
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