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Old 05 August 2019, 13:54   #21
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Originally Posted by jotd View Post
Even for me (I suck at cracking)
Tsk tsk.

I wouldn't say you suck at cracking, I'd say you're really good at reverse engineering stuff which gives you limited success with cracking protections.
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Old 05 August 2019, 16:54   #22
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Yeah just been looking around the web and it looks like this was mentioned here about a year ago - http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=89662. So I guess the question is, why on earth did Jon make that video if it's just nonsense ?!
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gimbal: good analysis (and thanks for the compliment). Let's rephrase that: I don't really care about cracking. If I can adapt someone else's crack for my whdload slaves, I happily do it (and credit the crackers/lockpick/whatever ).

I also released a few non-working/botched cracks through whdload/JST slaves (Sinbad, Lemmings JST, LOTRS)... sorry for that.

But I'd never had spent 30+ hours (like Harry did) for Unreal protection. This is brutal... I prefer being able to attack a protection like I did for a lot of Sierra/Lucasfilm games (replay protection data at the proper moment).

In this particular Leander case, I remember (through the mists of time, 1997 something...) I had the disk format already figured out (same as other Psyg. titles) and loader plugged so game intro + menu was running. Then another disk access blocked access to the game. I disabled it (thinking it was just a "disk in drive" check) and it worked.

What surprises me is that the "missing platform" bug because of wrong crack was never reported on whdload version of Leander. I admit that I never played that far without levelskip... So I may have been very lucky on that one. Nothing replaces a good old "play through the end" testing technique...

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Maybe someone should look at the Broken Skid Row crack for the code in the Authors video.
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I have a response from Jon ! https://twitter.com/JonTt/status/1158767066955960320

(after pointing him to this thread)

I think they’re right. I checked and couldn’t find one. It was what I was told was being used by our publisher, Psygnosis, but I guess they swapped approaches. I know for sure it was on the cards, but clearly didn’t get used.
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Another urban legend revealed then.
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