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Do you think bleem should release the souce code?

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Do you think bleem should release the source code?

I, like many others bought bleem and felt like we were ripped off. That's a topic I never want to discuss again. But since they have gone under, and I can't see bleem being valuable to them in the future, do you think they should release the source? And, at this point would any emu author care? Would it help further psx emulation at all?

On a side note, I love having psx pads hooked up to my printer port. Whats the story with ziplabel? I understand not continuing a project. But why remove the files? I never want to go back to pc pads again. Do ps2 pads work with direct pad pro? I know there is a driver for windows 2000 but does it work in xp?
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Well...sure...I suppose they could...but the only thing I'd be interested in as a coder is the comments in the source code, not the code itself. I can just decompile their executable and get almost exactly what they typed in minus the comments, but it's next to impossible to follow in assembly code without comments...
Are you allowed to reverse-engineer a dead product? I'd say ethically, if the thing was still alive and kicking, I wouldn't even think about it...but it's dead and such things have been done before by other companies. Personally, I don't think I have the knowledge required to look at his assembly code and make adjustments, and I don't think there's too many people around that still code PC's in assembly (Most now use higher level languages because PC's are so fast now). So, I think probably the thing's going to stay dead whether somebody decompiles it or not.
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