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Old 21 March 2016, 00:42   #21
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Do you still keep looking over your shoulder or is that all done and dusted as far as the boys in blue are concerned?
I used to be a copper..........you work it out
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Old 21 March 2016, 01:06   #22
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OOOH! The Gene Hunt type
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Old 21 March 2016, 13:54   #23
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Enjoyed that, thank you.

Galahad, if you are looking for a little challenge, I have one here.

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=81901
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Old 21 March 2016, 20:48   #24
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I really enjoyed the interview, and I would love to hear the full original version.
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Old 21 March 2016, 23:10   #25
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One thing that was really disappointing though; the line "we've come to the end of the show". It's a podcast, it ends when there's nothing left to say! I could have listened to this one all day. Was the producer giving the neck slash signal?
Well the show is called 'The Retro HOUR' so it does kinda keep it to a roughly specific time
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Old 21 March 2016, 23:11   #26
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I really enjoyed the interview, and I would love to hear the full original version.
There does seem to be a lot of interest in an extended cut of this chat, and no surprise as Galahad is fascinating. We will look into releasing it in some form
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Old 21 March 2016, 23:14   #27
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Pity Dan couldnt get a panel on piracy!! That would be funny and informative.
I'd love to! If any of the retro shows/conventions were brave enough to host it, I'd certainly be up for it.
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Old 21 March 2016, 23:48   #28
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I'd love to! If any of the retro shows/conventions were brave enough to host it, I'd certainly be up for it.
I might have to wear my Captain America playsuit disguise for that
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Old 22 March 2016, 00:00   #29
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OOOH! The Gene Hunt type
Fire up the Cracktro! Couldn't resist.
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Old 22 March 2016, 00:31   #30
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Well the show is called 'The Retro HOUR' so it does kinda keep it to a roughly specific time
Oh I see where this is going. You waltz in here with your rational thought and logic. Well it won't wash, I'm on to you!
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Old 22 March 2016, 09:52   #31
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Great podcast.
I also could listen to a lot more of it. A rare glimpse into the magical world of the hacker gods!
I would love to hear the Robocop 3 copy protection dongle story first hand.
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Old 22 March 2016, 11:01   #32
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Yeh we will be revisiting the subject in a later podcast, its such a big subject. Ravi
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Old 22 March 2016, 11:55   #33
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Let's not forgot those who got jail time for this 'magical world' too! Maybe speak about those that got caught and how they got caught plus what happened to them?
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Old 22 March 2016, 12:35   #34
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I don't think anyone ever got busted for cracking. Most of the busts would have been sysops or people using fraudulent methods to make calls.

PS. I enjoyed listening to the interview. I can't believe you got away with throwing sickies to stay off work and crack games - they must've thought you were a hypochondriac.
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those crack intros are very nostalgic memories and I actually sometimes prefer to load floppy games (from real floppies or Gotek) over whdload.

Edit: btw, are there any lists of what games each crack team did?

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Old 24 March 2016, 08:49   #36
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Great podcast.
I also could listen to a lot more of it. A rare glimpse into the magical world of the hacker gods!
I would love to hear the Robocop 3 copy protection dongle story first hand.
Is there much to say on that? Ocean basically set a challenge to all cracking groups by saying it was uncrackable. Red rag to a bull. It then became a bigger title for the groups than it would have otherwise... Now if they had NOT put ANY protection on it.. well...
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It was weird to me, havent heard my voice for a while, both the hosts (Dan and Ravi) have proper radio sounding voices, me? Not so much.
I'll have to disagree here, plus the anecdotes were interesting and explained in a clear and entertaining way. If you ever get around it, you should definitely consider doing some podcasts about cracking and copy protections in general.
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Old 25 March 2016, 19:56   #38
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those crack intros are very nostalgic memories and I actually sometimes prefer to load floppy games (from real floppies or Gotek) over whdload.

Edit: btw, are there any lists of what games each crack team did?
Open a full collection of TOSEC ADFs.. search for "CSL" and see what Crystal cracked.. QTX, FLT etc... Its a pity it only includes the year of crack/release.. I recall some days where we put out multiple cracks. Those were busy days for supplier, cracker and couriers...
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Amazing, amazing podcast. Dan and crew, you are doing a fantastic job with this! Best one out there, I guess.
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ahh yes the good old days of phreaking calls to d/l a 800k .dms or .wrp file on my dual standard hst modem 14.4k .. to then upload it worldwide then back to Australia for my peeps ere ..couriering was a hard job ... lol

late hours .. lots of junk food ... lots of sleep ins the next day to do it all over again ..
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