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Unprotect Signmaster ver 5.04. by Against Software Protection

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FOR THE USERS THAT HAVE 'SIGNMASTER'  VER 5.04
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FROM : THE A.S.P ; (Against Software Protection)


      DATED : OCT 19,1984 (FIRST RELEASE)


ORIGINALLY SUBMITTED TO ASA FULTONS BBS (THE SHINING SUN -305-273-0020)
                 AND TO
                        LEE NELSONS BBS (PC-FORUM        -404-761-3635)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE UNPROTECT PROCEDURES INVOLVE FROM 4 HOURS TO
___________________________________________________________________

40 OR MORE HOURS ( 0+ HOURS FOR 'SIGNMASTER', WAS GIVEN TO ME MY
A FRIEND WHO RETROFITTED 'CHARTMASTER' UNP, MANY THANKS)

OF SINGLE STEPPING THRU CODE AND FIGURING OUT THE

INTENT OF THE ORIGINAL CODE.. SO I WOULD APPRECIATE IT WHEN U PASS

THIS ON TO OTHER BOARDS YOU DO NOT ALTER THIS OR TRY TO TAKE CREDIT

FOR MY LOST SLEEP.... THE A.S.P... (J.P. TO HIS FRIENDS)


OH, AS A FURTHER NOTE. I SEE SOME BBS'S ARE NOW CHARGING U TO BE REGISTERED
TO USE THEIR SYSTEM. FIRST OF ALL I GIVE U FROM 4 TO 60 HOURS OF MY TIME
AT NO COST TO YOU AND I DO NOT LOOK TO KINDLY TO SUCH BBS'S PUTTING ON
MY PROCEDURES AND THEN CHARGING U TO GET ACCESS TO THEM. THEY DIDNT SPEND
TIME AND COST (SAY 'X' HOURS * $40+) TO MAKE THE PROCEDURES AVAIL. , SO
I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT SUCH BOARDS DID NOT USE ANY OF THE 'A.S.P'S'
PROCEDURES, UNLESS THEY ARE WILLING TO PUT THEIR WORKS TRULY IN THE
PUBLIC DOMAIN.. ENOUGH SAID.. THANK YOU.

  IF YOU HAVE A HARD DISK OR WANT TO CREATE A BACKUP COPY THAT IS NOT
TIED INTO THE 'SIGNMASTER' DISKETTE...IN CASE YOUR ONLY COPY GOES BAD
.. THIS PATCH WILL REMOVE THE COPY PROTECTION COMPLETELY.

  AS ALWAYS THIS IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL PEACE OF MIND ONLY
IT IS NOT MEANT TO BYPASS ANY COPYRIGHTS..YOU ARE BY LAW BOUND BY
YOUR PURCHASE LICENSE AGREEMENT.

  IF YOU HAVE A HARD DISK AND WANT TO PUT THE PROGRAM ON SUCH
WHY SHOULD YOU BE TIED TO A FLOPPY. YOU HAD TO GIVE UP A LOT OF
'BIG MACS' TO GET YOUR HARD DISK.


1). FORMAT 1 SYSTEM DISK UNDER DOS 2.0 OR 2.1 OR 3.0

2). LABEL IT ACCORDING TO THE ORIGINAL 'SIGNMASTER'  SYSTEM DISKETTE

3). COPY THE (UNHIDDEN) FILES FROM THE ORIGINAL DISKETTE TO THE CORRESPONDING
   2.X  OR 3.X FORMATTED DISKETTE


4). I WONT  TELL U HOW TO USE DEBUG OR  ANY 'PATCHER' PROGRAMS
   ON THE BBS'S, I ASSUME U HAVE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING.

5). RENAME SIGN.EXE SIGN

6). DEBUG SIGN

7). D CS:99C

     YOU SHOULD SEE 75 03 E9 09

     E CS:99C 90 90 EB 1F

     D CS:D407

     YOU SHOULD SEE 5F

     E CS:D407 CB

     W

     Q

8). RENAME SIGN SIGN.EXE


OTHER NOTES:
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1). CHECKS FOR SPECIALLY FORMATTED TRACKS COMPLETELY REMOVED


2). U MAY LOAD ALL THE FILES ON THE NEWLY FORMATTED AND UNPROTECTED
   DISKETTE DIRECTLY TO HARD OR RAM DISK, IN ANY SUB-DIRECTORY U
   SET UP

3). SOMEONE WANTED TO KNOW WHY I USED UPPER CASE FOR EVERYTHING. FIRST
   AFTER ABOUT 8 TO 20 HOURS OF STARING AT THE TUBE., I AM NOT ABOUT
   TO SHIFT THE CHARACTERS, AND SECONDLY I AM SO EXCITED , AFTER DOING
   SOMETHING THAT AT FIRST SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE, AND IN A HURRY TO GET IT OUT
   ON A BBS, SO THAT U MAY USE THE NEWLY GLEAMED KNOWLEDGE.