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Unprotection Scheme for most Mindscape software by Byte Bandits

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Release
Bop'n Wrestle, Infiltrator, Infiltrator II, Into the Eagle's Nest, Gauntlet, SuperStar Indoor Sports.
3 items
MSUNPRO.zip
  • MSUNPRO.DOC
  • U_READ.ME
  • WEAKBIT.COM
Credits
Metadata
  • Zip / DOS   Guides and how-tos

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DOSee pronounced dos/see, is our emulator used to run MS-DOS based software in your web browser.

MS-DOS (Microsoft DOS) was the primary operating system used by PCs during the 1980s to the early 1990s and is the precursor to Microsoft Windows.


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------------------------------------------------------------------------------ UNPROTECTION SCHEME FOR MOST MINDSCAPE SOFTWARE Release 1.00 - February 25, 1988 unprotect program created by Sam Brown of the Byte Bandits realization, document, and redistribution by Bushido the Warrior ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ INTRODUCTION I was looking through a special bulletin board system, when I noticed a MindScape program on the directory list. Curious, I downloaded it. I realized that this program was "cracked" by Sam Brown, an acquaintance of mine. The protection scheme he went crazy over to break finally came out to be small COM file, of about only 1k! I examined this program, and thought... "Could this little program work on other MindScape games I've BOUGHT?" So, I began my 10-minute investigation. THE PROGRAM This program is a small memory-resident program that allows most of the MindScape software to be played without the "key disk" or "installed" fixed drives. It makes the program believe it had picked up the weak bits on the disk (the protection scheme), so you can play. THE PROCESS First, copy the files of the game to a blank disk, hard drive, virtual disk, or what have you. Next, to activate it, type "WEAKBIT" at the DOS prompt, and hit ENTER, obviously. Run this program ONLY once. I haven't seen what would happen if you ran it more than once, but I wouldn't like to know, and I hope that feeling would be the same with you. I suppose it modifies the INTerrupt 13, a disk interrupt. From there, load up the game. Voila. It should load. If not, reboot and verify your steps. If problems still persist, either: MindScape has changed its software protection scheme, you are running an old version of the MindScape program, which has an older protection scheme, or it isn't a MindScape program! I suggest a reboot after you have finished playing. Returning to DOS on my computer usually ends up with a "system hang." It might be my system or its loaded TSRs, but you're never too sure. THE TESTED PROGRAMS This program has been tested on the following games: Bop'n Wrestle Into the Eagle's Nest Infiltrator Gauntlet Infiltrator II SuperStar Indoor Sports The program WEAKBIT.COM should be 1536 bytes long. Just to be on the safe side, you know many demented programmers change software around to be very hazardous to one's system. Check the program for disk writes, which there should be NONE, or write-protect your drives with Lightning, or the PC Magazine's HARDLOCK.COM (is that it?). But, I can assure you from here, the program is as good as gold. Yo, Bushido the Warrior
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