still thinking about how I spent a couple of hours in Ghidra trying to work back from references to GetLocalTime and getting nowhere, and the first time I did a UTF-16 aware string search I found this instantly
strings(1) not having any encoding support is honestly criminal
if anyone’s curious about the file format, there are two examples included with the installation in the “mailbox” folder. the results look like they’re JPEG-compressed but I can’t find any conclusive JPEG marker bytes in there
apparently there was a compatible application supplied on a “FINAL FANTASY VIII Desktop Accessories” disk, “FINAL FANTASY VII Mail,” which used the same TransMediaLetter format
Emails sent by DreamFlyer make the claim that there’s viewer software for Windows and Macintosh, but it appears that the Macintosh version was never actually released. Pink-Rabbit does seem to have had a Macintosh version, but I can’t find *any* version of that
I managed to find a copy of DreamFlyer for PC on The Wayback Machine - sadly it had an expiry date, but I managed to defeat it (the expiry date is stored as a UTF-16 string… weird!) and I was even able to read a TransMediaLetter I sent from my 🌀Dreamcast! Hell yeah!
hey folks it is the anniversary of my existence and also Bandcamp Friday so please go buy yourself some music from your favourite independent artists (where they get 100% of your money!) for the occasion 💜✌🏼🎶 https://isitbandcampfriday.com/
and it’s “not” a “game” so I can’t even document it’s existence on MobyGames! which sucks!
DreamFlyer came both as a stand-alone disc with various stationery and stamps you could use to customise your letter, and on the Dream Passport discs in a “Lite” version with minimal stationery, you could also download additional stationery and stamps from the web
For those whose ears I’ve never talked off about it, DreamFlyer is a Japanese-only multimedia email client for 🌀Dreamcast, it’s very cute and apparently shared the TransMediaLetter file format with a similar piece of PC software called “Pink-Rabbit”
today I learned that the Philips CD-i consoles have a clock battery which is permanently formed into the clock chip, meaning you have to *break open the chip enclosure* to replace it 😨 https://cdii.blogspot.com/2009/03/picture-guide-of-cd-i-battery-repair.html?m=1
scouring the dark web for a supply of new old stock sanitary pads
I don’t like that I have a temporarily increased need for them, but I thought I’d already gotten all of my trial and error a fifteen pack at a time to find one that worked out of the way years ago, but I guess I have to go do all that over again now, ugh!
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