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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    I've got well over 50 units, mostly auto devices. Haven't counted them for a while, might be 60+ by now .....
    Huh? Over 60? Looks like you collect Garmin GPS's like I collect guns :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by osiris4isis View Post
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    What does various sections: girimg, girclr, girfnt, girblob mean?
    They'd be GIR files i reckon [jeez i'm brilliant!]. If you can extract from the fw and then open them you'll find they're full of PNG symbols. Have a look at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], you can extract symbols from firmware [fw1_resources.bin] if it's present in GCD/RGN fw files. More info here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by osiris4isis View Post
    Huh? Over 60? Looks like you collect Garmin GPS's like I collect guns :D
    Not quite like that dude. I'm far more obsessed and you're far more lethal.
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    Thanks for the .gir data; good exercise for me to parsed it. I'm sure turboccc has good reason for not communicating; I valued people privacy so I won't bother him. Maybe we can team up and starred in "Lethal and Obsessed" or "Lethal Obsession", not as good as "Lethal Weapon" but better than "Starsky and Hutch"

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    'Lethal Weapon 5' will be ok as long as i get the Mel Gibson part which leaves you with the African-American sidekick role. As for 'Starsky & Hutch', i'd just starsky all over your hutch sport .....

    I really haven't played much with GIR files. Those MobilePC ones are easy because they're not 'hidden' in firmware, they're just visible in the program's files:

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    Oh ok, you play the "crazy one!" Excercise done, the icons from img_pc are pretty nice looking.
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    Easy peasy! How about manually extracting the gir files from a fw1_resources.bin? C'mon, dazzle us ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Easy peasy! How about manually extracting the gir files from a fw1_resources.bin? C'mon, dazzle us ....
    Well, it shouldn't be hard for PNG; data from nuvi1460Thai_V300\fw1_resources_7F.bin
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    I'm installing Win7 on my dad machine for him; so I got time to multitasked and I'll probably look at how BMP are stored. Give me some "odd" files that I can test!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osiris4isis View Post
    Well, it shouldn't be hard for PNG; data from nuvi1460Thai_V300\fw1_resources_7F.bin
    Well, that's not what i meant. Is it possible to find and extract the GIR files from fw? [if they exist in there]. What do the sections girimg, girclr, girfnt, girblob refer to do you think, if not about gir files? Serious question, really i don't have a clue.

    ...... Give me some "odd" files that I can test!
    Sure, if i knew how to find them [see above ]. While we're at it, how ya off fer underwear and socks [sox] mate? [i.e. can i get you some of them too? - old Aussie saying].
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Well, that's not what i meant. Is it possible to find and extract the GIR files from fw? [if they exist in there]. What do the sections girimg, girclr, girfnt, girblob refer to do you think, if not about gir files? Serious question, really i don't have a clue.
    Not sure what's you're asking. If a "gir" header exists, it will have "gir" as signature; which is really a packager for graphics. The fw1_resources.bin is a section of .gcd (or .rgn) that has the "gir" header. I've already able to find where those images are located (see my previous replied) And there seems to be several "gir" formats. The old one, which I already able to parsed (and extract PNG) and the newer one which I know where PNG's and BMP's are but only able to extract PNG so far. GIR probably stands for "Garmin Image Resources" and it contained at least graphics (bitmaps, icons, etc...) but might also contained text/font or binary data related area. The various id of 'girimg', 'girclr'. 'girfnt', 'girblob' hint at this. I am still searching for the 'girly' area

    BTW, Gir_editor coughed at old "gir" format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osiris4isis View Post
    Not sure what's you're asking. If a "gir" header exists, it will have "gir" as signature; which is really a packager for graphics. The fw1_resources.bin is a section of .gcd (or .rgn) that has the "gir" header. I've already able to find where those images are located (see my previous replied) And there seems to be several "gir" formats. The old one, which I already able to parsed (and extract PNG) and the newer one which I know where PNG's and BMP's are but only able to extract PNG so far. GIR probably stands for "Garmin Image Resources" and it contained at least graphics (bitmaps, icons, etc...) but might also contained text/font or binary data related area. The various id of 'girimg', 'girclr'. 'girfnt', 'girblob' hint at this. I am still searching for the 'girly' area
    OK, i see now. Sorry to be so dense.

    BTW, Gir_editor coughed at old "gir" format.
    Yeah, i know. That's why i linked GIRSplit for you. GIR_Editor only opens bin, gcd & rgn files i think despite it's name implying otherwise.
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