How to dump Feature Phone game (e.g. i-appli of docomo) rom by karma.mid at 6:28 PM EST on January 11, 2024
The analysis of Feature Phones(Gara-phone) has progressed very well in recent months.
The State of Japanese Feature Phone Preservation in 2023
DoCoMo Debug Cable Preservation Info

And these games have music played in midi (or .mld), which can be easily extracted.
If you are interested further, join the Kahvibreak Discord server.

edited 6:35 PM EST January 11, 2024
by karma.mid at 2:18 PM EST on January 14, 2024
mobile games!
by SoundGLSI at 2:49 PM EST on January 15, 2024
Until we have a player for DoCoMo MLD sequences, we'll have to resort to hardware rips because there aren't players that supports MLD with custom ADPCM/PCM samples embedded in them. Plus, I think playing them with their original sound banks is the goal. And a lot of those authoring tools are lost media at this point, featuring the original sound bank(s) that were available in handsets of the time.

edited 2:58 PM EST January 15, 2024
by karma.mid at 3:19 AM EST on February 20, 2024
Exactly. Currently, the best way of playing mld is to use the official doja emulator.
by abuse of circ at 8:19 AM EDT on April 19, 2024
glad to finally see progress on this after so many years. I doubt I'll find anything else as interesting as the rearranged boss themes in the Cotton port, but there may be other hidden gems out there. And I'd like to know what music was cut(?) from Megami Tensei: Blind Thinker when it was rereleased (probably "Omega" due to Namco).

So is the MLD/DoCoMo format something completely different from []the Yamaha SMAF[/url] stuff? I have a hard time keeping track of it all.
by karma.mid at 1:35 PM EDT on May 24, 2024
@abuse of circ
Yes, SMAF and MFi(.mld) are different formats.
MFi is up to version 5, but only document of version 2 exist. (But this is not official.)
MFi File Specifications

and then there is Keitai Wiki

edited 1:36 PM EDT May 24, 2024

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