Any Love for the GSF Format?

Discussion in 'GBA - Game Development, ROM Hacks and Translations' started by Bart Lemming, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Bart Lemming
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    Bart Lemming Gēmu Bōi mikuro

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    I love listening to my GSF collection but I haven't seen any new ones floating around for years now. Meanwhile, I see lots of different formats for other platforms getting lots of attention. VGM seems to be pretty 'in' these days with the rippers and devs on the other forums I visit...

    So, do any of you guys care about GBA music, at all? Share your thoughts. :)
     
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    I'd love to have the original soundtracks from some GBA Games.
    I already tried ripping the BG music from Sheep but no success.
     
  3. Bart Lemming
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    Bart Lemming Gēmu Bōi mikuro

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    Have you checked out this site:

    http://www.caitsith2.com/gsf/

    It hasn't been updated in a while but it does have lots of OSTs on it. Unfortunately, there is no OST for Sheep there. Sorry. :(

    I notice that some of the OSTs aren't properly tagged and timed. I toyed with the idea of contacting CaitSith2 but I don't have any idea how to fix these things - I just enjoy listening!
     
  4. W hat

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    How in the world does one rip GBA music in this way? I'm interested in learning or at least reading a general jargon-filled overview.

    edit: It involves Assembly. Great! Guess that's out of my league.
     
  5. Bart Lemming
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    Bart Lemming Gēmu Bōi mikuro

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    Yeah, it does seem a little arcane. Assembly is way out of my league too. Goodness, I don't even know how to fix the tags on the incomplete rips on GSF Central...

    Wouldn't it be great to have a proper GSF/MP3 player on the GBA?
     
  6. loco365

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    Some GSF files (Like those used by the GBA) can be easily ripped with Saptapper. I'm not sure if it's limited to the M4A engine Sappy uses, but it gets the job done.
     
  7. dj4uk6cjm

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    Theres also GbaMusRipper, i have no idea how it works though. Sappy is very confusing sometimes too. i wish someone would make an actual "ease of use" gsf/minigsf ripper for noobs lol. :D
     
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