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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:59 PM   #26
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If I am correct, which I am not sure i am, my decompiler has done it's deeds well.
That's a beautiful hexdump of ... something. But a decompiler (or deassembler) would you give something more readable.
The dump you showed could be even just content of the video memory.

By the way: depend on where you live decompiling might be illegal; just something to check on aswell.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:58 AM   #27
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If I am correct, which I am not sure i am, my decompiler has done it's deeds well.
LOL What's next? Are you going to decompile windows vista so it can run under a powerpc laptop/desktop?

Can someone please close this thread already?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 11:37 AM   #29
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The image is a hexdump as others mention. Not much you can do with that, even with a decompiler or disassembler. I remember messing around with them long ago and the tools would try to turn data into code, which resulted in some really weird and useless code. We still needed to find the source code before we could do anything useful.
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The image is a hexdump as others mention. Not much you can do with that, even with a decompiler or disassembler. I remember messing around with them long ago and the tools would try to turn data into code, which resulted in some really weird and useless code. We still needed to find the source code before we could do anything useful.
So, If I give you the code for a 7970, and pay cash you could build an open firmware ROM.
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So, If I give you the code for a 7970, and pay cash you could build an open firmware ROM.
One, no. It'd still be very difficult to do and likely to be impossible for all intents and purposes. Two, no, because you don't have the code.
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So, If I give you the code for a 7970, and pay cash you could build an open firmware ROM.
Are you serious? Please tell me you are joking. Weren't you the one who was all like "I can do it, I can decompile it" and now you want to pay someone to do something that's very impossible?

Please, please, someone close this senseless thread. We had more than enough.

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So, If I give you the code for a 7970, and pay cash you could build an open firmware ROM.
Also, for the record, you couldn't afford to pay me to write you a ROM. In the professional/academic world, programmers can easily make 100-200/hr. Or alternately, we might be paid by lines, but well outside the range of the allowance your parents give you.
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I can do it. I only need instructions.
Now this:

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So, If I give you the code for a 7970, and pay cash you could build an open firmware ROM
Simple answer: It cannot be done.

Long answer: Read this thread.
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