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Old 01 September 2005, 17:42   #21
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I can crack an egg ifit helps
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Old 02 September 2005, 01:30   #22
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Factor 5's disk format was very accommodating [...] Also their custom packer was better than FImp or Propack.
I don't suppose that packer exists anymore ?

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Double Dragon 2 however had a hell of a lot of neat ideas. Richard Aplin had obviously spent long and hard on it, and as an introduction to cracking, its an excellent game to crack. It has every conceivable idea and trick in the book.
Interesting Probably worth a look some time I feel like a workout
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Old 02 September 2005, 06:38   #23
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Big grin beyond dark castle and other games.

I have a list of games I need to be found in one of the CAPS project packets, or I need to know how to break the copy protection on them, because I'm more or less a newbie to this stuff.

Beyond Dark Castle
Dark Castle
One on One with Larry Bird and Dr J
Lemmings NTSC version
Shadow of the Beast II NTSC version

I have a limited ability to use the Shell so if it requires a manual hacking job, I would appreciate the advice, just bear in mind I may need a full blown tutorial, lol.

I have disk copying programs: Marauder II and XCopy Professional, so if you know how to use those, lemme know. I want to dump them to ADF format via Amiga Explorer. I have games that the CAPS project have on their most wanted list so I want to help them out.
 
Old 02 September 2005, 08:48   #24
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You won't help caps with adf's.
Also they just take original games, completely(!) unmodified (not even highscore) and with copyprotection. Everything else is useless for them.
You'll have to use the software they provide to make copies of the disks.
(BTW: This software doesn't provide files which can directly be used in WinUAE.)
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Old 18 January 2006, 22:14   #25
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I hear that "Ski Or Die" is hard to crack... Or assume so, no WHDLoad or JST to this very day. :-(

Not that hard no...
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Old 19 January 2006, 02:35   #26
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hmm a tutorial on cracking Double Dragon 2 for the Coding section might be very useful if anyone has the time/inclination please?
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Old 19 January 2006, 02:52   #27
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And what about Player Manager games? Haven't seen any of those with WHD Loader.

For example, Player Manager 2 Extra for AGA machines. As far as I am aware, it wasn't WHDLoad-ized. And I couldn't find propper cracked version for YEARS.
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Old 19 January 2006, 15:45   #28
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And what about Player Manager games? Haven't seen any of those with WHD Loader.

For example, Player Manager 2 Extra for AGA machines. As far as I am aware, it wasn't WHDLoad-ized. And I couldn't find propper cracked version for YEARS.
Err.... corrections

1). Player Manager is going through bug testing
2). The Fairlight version of Player Manager 2 Extra AGA is absolutely 1000% cracked properly.
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Old 19 January 2006, 15:46   #29
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hmm a tutorial on cracking Double Dragon 2 for the Coding section might be very useful if anyone has the time/inclination please?

Double Dragon 2 is way and above harder than most copy protections. Quite a few people have a problem with easier ones, so a tutorial gradually bringing up peoples skills would be better than hitting people with that one.

DD2 is a daunting prospect for most people.
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Old 19 January 2006, 15:53   #30
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I would be very interested to get a tutorial about how you do to gradually deprotect this game. for educationnal purpose, i'll be really pleased to see a tuto on a very hard game to crack.

I don't want to die idiot. Bring it on !!! ^^

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Old 19 January 2006, 16:41   #31
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I remember reading things about most games of Steve Bak's being awfully difficult to crack properly, a long time ago... full of programming tricks that made any cracker's life sort of a Hell !
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Err.... corrections

1). Player Manager is going through bug testing
2). The Fairlight version of Player Manager 2 Extra AGA is absolutely 1000% cracked properly.
Sorry... My mistake.
So, Player Manager 2 Extra AGA has WHD Load version?
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Old 19 January 2006, 20:28   #34
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I remember reading things about most games of Steve Bak's being awfully difficult to crack properly, a long time ago... full of programming tricks that made any cracker's life sort of a Hell !
Er... I think thats the beauty of rumours and time!

Give it long enough and people will be telling everyone how good Tiertex were at programming as well!!!!
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Some hard (but not impossible) games to crack in addition to the Readysoft ones:

Archer Maclean's Pool, Cruise for a Corpse, Double Dragon 2, Exile, Future Wars, Hook, Magic Pockets, Operation Stealth...
Id be interested to hear about why Magic Pockets was difficulat to crack.
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Old 19 January 2006, 22:01   #36
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the game is filling the memory to avoid protection patching ^^.
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Old 19 January 2006, 23:45   #37
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the game is filling the memory to avoid protection patching ^^.
Non

It was because Codetapper and JOTD didn't know how the Copylock protection was implemented into the game.

The Copylock protection was used to decrypt the level data. The serial key for the valid original disk was used to decode the data, otherwise Magic Pockets wouldn't work.

Without bragging, I didn't find it that difficult. I think I gave it back to Jeff and Ian a couple of hours after I got it.

Like I've said before, one protection for one person will be hard and for someone else easy (or easier). Its been a long time since I've done an Interpreter protection, in fact, Jeff has probably more experience than me in this area.
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Without bragging, I didn't find it that difficult. I think I gave it back to Jeff and Ian a couple of hours after I got it.
However, Daemonsburg or Daemonsgate or whatever it was has taken you over 2 years and still hasn't been released so don't brag too much!
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However, Daemonsburg or Daemonsgate or whatever it was has taken you over 2 years and still hasn't been released so don't brag too much!

*cough* Speedball 2... packaging to do....
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LOL stop teasing you two : Pull them out LMAO ^^
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