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Unprotect for Populous. by Independent (IND)

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I hate looking up codes, pictures, etc in instruction books!

If you have Populous and feel the same way here's how to fix the game!

DO NOT TRY THIS ON YOUR ORIGINAL DISK. MAKE A BACKUP!

Using Norton Utilities search POPULOUS.EXE for this HEX byte pattern:

3B 46 0C 75 09 8B 46 0C A3 82 2A

and replace the 75 09 with EB 03, write the data and your done. Then at the

verification screen you can just hit enter instead of looking up the silly

shield. (You still have to put in your name though)



If you must use Debug, here's the sequence:


From Dos:

rename populous.exe populous.xxx  <enter>

debug populous.xxx   <enter>

-r <enter>   (write down the cs register value after the register dump)

-s cs:0000 ffff 3b 46 0c 75 09 8b 46 0c a3 82 2a <enter>

debug should respond with cs:xxxx (xxxx is an address)

-u cs:xxxx <enter> (I hope you realize by now to substitute the cs )
                   (register value for the "cs" )

cs:xxxx	CMP AX,[BP+0C]  (Debug should respond with this)
cs:yyyy JNZ DE66

-e cs:yyyy <enter>	(put the value of cs and yyyy from above in here)

75.eb <space> 09.03 <enter>

-w <enter>    debug says "writing zzzzz bytes"

-q <enter>

Then from Dos ren populous.xxx populous.exe

You have finished!

Note: If you don't understand the above debug sequence, then find a hacker 
to do this for you.




			A Sleepy Hacker

		'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz'
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