http://www.transcender.com - Webpage.
Well I thought to myself today, maybe I can try the new way of cracking those VB programs that I don't really understand. I have been storing lots of VB programs on my hard disk and those are taking up quite some space now. Some day earlier I had downloaded tKC's new tutorials (15-20) and just opened them up to see what they offered.
The 18th tutorial was a 7-In-One deal, all from a guy named widYa-cL from 2011 & Tutorial #1 was about the wonderful games of Pretty Good Solitaire. So I read it. Hmm that VB trick. I added those rows in my WINICE.DAT and restarted. Then I tried on the newest PGS game v5.0, but no luck. Maybe it will go better next time.
Anyway, today I was back in those Transcender programs. Yes, I was studying.. I tend to be a MCSE. OK, I had used CORE's generic Key Generator for this, but that now seems to be outdated and I don't see any new upgrades from CORE :(. So then I thought, "Why don't you try this new method", here is the full solution:-
Put these rows in your WINICE.DAT:-
AF6="^s 0 l ffffffff 56,57,8B,7C,24,10,8B,74,24,0C,8B,4C,24,14,33,C0,F3,66,A7;" AF7="^s 0 l ffffffff FF,75,E0,E8,85,EF,FF,FF,DC,1D,28,10,40,00,DF,E0,9E,75,03;"
Now, use ALT-F6 to check for VB4 and ALT-F7 for VB5, these are the patterns for Integer/Real compares, so I restarted and fired up one Transcender program and pressed Enable Program. You end up with the serial input screen. Now all of you have a different System_ID, but this 30 second trick will have your version registered (i.e. no need for a keymaker). Now, enter a dummy serial and 'bpx hmemcpy', Press F12 7 times and press ALT-F6.
SoftICE will find those lines. I think it might be the same offset for you, so mine was:- 017F:0F00D9EA. You should now clear the breakpoint set at hmemcpy setting a new one at the offset shown. Now press F5 to let SoftICE continue running the program and you will end up in a very famous location, then just do a 'D EDI' and there it is!.
If you plan to be a MCSE, use Transcender and if you intend to be updated with new questions and tips, BUY the software! They deserve it :).
AlpHaz [tNO '99].