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loki
loki
11 years ago

I like this one Mr.E … 😉 -Suspicious Cargo- "Mr. E Says HI! to all the sad crackers (that means you) who can’t crack this 100%… Have fun with the chexsums lamers!!!….I’ll be looking out for a copy I can finish , so sad bastards, merry Xmas. Till then, WAR……Dave Exile says "The game may run, be does it play till the end???" – you dicks probably can’t finish it to find out anyhow.THOSE WHO CAN, WRITE GAMES, THOSE WHO CAN’T JUST CRACK GAMES. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU SAD PEOPLE. MAYBE ONE DAY YOU WILL GET A LIFE. OH,… Read more »

-TCB!-
-TCB!-
11 years ago

Also the game where the creator (Mr.E?) inserted this text: "CRACK THIS GAME AND YOU DIE!!!!!!! I AM NOT KIDDING!! I KNOW WHO YOU ALL ARE!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!"

-TCB!-
-TCB!-
11 years ago

This is round about the time when "nuking" was invented on boards I guess… NosNuke 🙂

inf
inf
11 years ago

The excitement of getting a big game to work partially (i assume this was a fairly big release?) makes it really tempting to put it out and hope there’s nothing else going on i guess.. plus prehaps a lot of the lesser skilled crackers of the time were possibly not experienced coders and simply using knowledge gained from looking at cracks in the past and copying the methods. That’s just my thoughts though having not been involved anywhere near the same time. It seemed like possibly ‘100%’ or 101% (lol) late cracks were more accepted in the C64 days? Ideally… Read more »

Subzero
11 years ago

10 points to Galahad, now next Protection please … 🙂 just kidding, greetings to y’all

Galahad
11 years ago

I’ve only had a look at it for 20 minutes or so, and i’m REALLY surprised that Blackhawk was caught out by some of Mr.E’s copy protection. For instance, the reason why the password menu doesn’t work is rather easy to spot. In the boot routine, a word is set at address $4 after all the AmigaDOS stuff is finished with, the game later checks this word by extracting it to D0, subtracting $f7 from it (which coincidentally is the value of the word at $4), and then subtracts the contents of D0 from an address in the password processing… Read more »

Mr.E
14 years ago

It was originally actually! Got canned though

WayneK
14 years ago

Hehe… and no, "wof" in this case doesn’t refer to Wings of Fury 🙂 In fact, it wasn’t an Amiga game at all, was it Mr.E? 🙂

Mr.E
14 years ago

Well done Sherlock :/

zodiac2752
zodiac2752
14 years ago

Mr. E = Robert Walker

Oh, the joys of the internet…

Unsure of what WayneK meant by "wof" though… Wings of Fury was released in 1989 and Mr. E claims in a scene interview that he entered the games industry in 1991… hmmmm

Tone
16 years ago

waynek: wings of fury?

stingray: i’d like to have your 100% version of jonathan

TCB
TCB
16 years ago

Ok – a lot of comments and about 2 years went by. Did anyone crack it properly? Maybe a good idea for an interactive tutorial? Sting has a go at it and Mr.E corrects/redirects if&when needed 🙂

Galahad
17 years ago

If someone gets me the IPF files, I’ll see just how tricky this protection is 😉

DLFRSILVER
17 years ago

For THOSE who want to know,
MR.E has even BURIED a cheat mode inside the code, it’s clearly written. For that deRNC all game
files ^^ !

Do you confirm my discover Mr.E?

TCB
TCB
17 years ago

So, did anyone actually crack JP 100% by now?

john maury
john maury
17 years ago

This is why I love this site! LOL! Where else can you read conversations like this one? This is absolutely perfect. hehehehhe an ex-cracker gets his own game cracked and then discusses it with fellow ex crackers 🙂

This is hilarious stuff. I am so glad this site exists, it brings back all the old memories from the 80s and 90s and the wonderful amiga, not to mention all my bbs adventures 🙂

Cheers to you all! (iN7!/Syn)

StingRay
StingRay
18 years ago

Mr.E:


Go for it Would be interesting to see how you got on.

I will have a look for sure since I’d like to see how you spread the protection all over the place and stuff. 🙂 Btw, you might remember your Lotus 1 crack, I learned a lot from it, I hacked it down to pieces back in 1990 since I was fascinated by the fileloader. 🙂

StingRay
StingRay
18 years ago

Wayne Kerr: I still remember the time pressure back in the days. Still, that’s no excuse for me to completely fuck up a crack. And BH was a master of non/half working cracks. 🙂 All groups had quite some time pressure, still, as Mr.E already said, some still managed to do their cracks properly. (N.o.m.a.d., Gaston, Mok :D)

Mr.E
18 years ago

WayneK: It’s easy to criticise crackers for making mistakes, but it’s important to understand the time pressure they were usually under to finish/release a crack in the good old days of the scene. There’s always a better way to do something if you have the luxury of time to sit and think about it, but when every minute counted, rigorous testing was often first to be thrown aside, and "cheap tricks" were used to bypass protections faster… A lot of the pressure was caused if we’d heard that another group had the same original.. or having to go to work… Read more »

Mr.E
18 years ago

StingRay:


Would be interesting to look at JP now

Go for it 🙂 Would be interesting to see how you got on.

I saw someone did a whdload version which he claimed was 100% but I never
bothered checking it out. He said it took him 5 days to crack it.

Its quite funny looking around the net seeing people saying their passwords for the game don’t work.. or they can’t kill certain monsters.. thats all down to the protection.. lol

Darkman
Darkman
18 years ago

Well said Wayne!

WayneK
18 years ago

It’s easy to criticise crackers for making mistakes, but it’s important to understand the time pressure they were usually under to finish/release a crack in the good old days of the scene. There’s always a better way to do something if you have the luxury of time to sit and think about it, but when every minute counted, rigorous testing was often first to be thrown aside, and "cheap tricks" were used to bypass protections faster…

Darkman
Darkman
18 years ago

What about a Parasol Stars tutorial ? :sly

StingRay
StingRay
18 years ago

Mr.E: A pity he left most of the protection intact Haha, no wonder, it was Blackhawk. 😀 I remember him for mostly f*cked up cracks. 🙂 Best "crack" I’ve seen by him was the one for a german Adventuregame by Software 2000 called Jonathan. Pretty nice game and impossible to finish using BH’s "crack". I laughed my ass off when I saw his approach to "crack" this game. 😀 Till now I didn’t see a 1oo% version of that game except my own one, too bad I never released it. 🙂 Would be interesting to look at JP now since… Read more »

Darkman
Darkman
18 years ago

Uhh, sounds interesting!
Is there more than the PDOS disk format, copylocks & checksums ?

Mr.E
18 years ago

It’s full of checksums, right ?

Oh yes.. and more…

Mr.E
18 years ago

Did you ever find that CD32 version?

I think its up in my loft.. I’ve got stacks of disks including a whole quarterdeck backup of my dev amiga.. unfortunately not got an amiga anymore

Darkman
Darkman
18 years ago

It’s full of checksums, right ?

Mr.E
18 years ago

I always wanted to ask an ex cracker what does it feel like to have your own game cracked

good question… it happens.. not a lot you can do about it…
Saying that I really went to town with the protection on JP.. All the versions i’ve seen out there are totally knackered/unplayable.

Mr.E
18 years ago

*cough* "WoF" *cough*

Bugger… didn’t think anyone knew about that one :cry

WayneK
18 years ago

Mr.E coded the game, he’s not bluffing you… one of the more popular games he was involved with (*cough* "WoF" *cough*) 🙂

Mr.E
18 years ago

cracked by the famous Blackhawk!!

A pity he left most of the protection intact 😀

Jimmy
Jimmy
18 years ago

cracked by the famous Blackhawk!!

Mr.E
18 years ago

Mr.E ya naughty boy hehe

I know :blush I turned my back on the dark side 😀

Mr.E
18 years ago

Which one is you?
http://hol.abime.net/827

You’re not going to stalk me are you??? :O_o

Enzymer
Enzymer
18 years ago

Mr.E ya naughty boy hehe 😀

Mr.E
18 years ago

no not my supply.. I did actually code it

Enzymer
Enzymer
18 years ago

his supply 🙂

Mr.E
18 years ago

They cracked my game!! the fiends!!! :((

🙂

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