foo_g15lcd 0.3b

I was looking at my bandwidth logs, something I do every year and a half or so, and noticed a lot of my traffic was for something I uploaded a long time ago. Let’s take a trip back.

Title screen - before a song is played.

Title screen - before a song is played.

The year was 2006. Bell-bottoms were the height of fashion and the telephone had just caught on (we called it the “harmonic telegraph” back then). Anyone who was anyone was using the foobar2000 media player. And anyone who was anyone, but was also a huge geek, was using it with their brand new Logitech G15 keyboard. However, through some perverseness in the space-time continuum, these two things didn’t work together.

The song playing display.

The song playing display.

Adrenaline pumping, I ducked into the nearest phone booth, donned my cape, and flexed my mighty C++ muscles (which have now all atrophied). I tossed all sorts of code together, not caring who was hurt in the process. After a good three, maybe four, hours of blood, sweat, and tears, I had a plug-in that made Foobar2000 songs show up on a G15 keyboard.

Here we are, almost 3 years later, and guess what, some people are still using this thing! Weird! I know! Turns out, however, that because I haven’t recompiled it with the latest SDK, it has some real trouble working with the latest version of Foobar. So I’ve recompiled it! Grab it below:

Recompiled for Foobar 1.0!:
Download Foo_G15LCD Component Version 0.3c

PS: It looks like some cool dude by the name of “ectotropic” has gone ahead and obsoleted my sorry ass. He wrote a plug-in that not only does what mine did, but does all sorts of cool things that I wanted to do (like a spectrum analyzer display!). I encourage you to check out his plug-in. I don’t really use a G15 keyboard anymore, so I haven’t tried it, but it certainly looks cool!