View Full Version : Armadillo cracking

December 22nd, 2009, 07:14
Hi, I'm trying to crack a program that has two parts; a client and a server that runs as a service. I've managed to unpack it using Armageddon 1.8, and it runs OK. Now when I start the client, after it connects to the server to ask for the registration info, it says that the 30 days trial period has ended, and it prompts for the reg info. I noticed that the server tries (but fails) to open armaccess.dll when I enter the reg info. Any hints on where to continue?

December 22nd, 2009, 12:31
Did you debugged the program step by step to see how it is handling trial expiration procedure ?
I'm no Arma pro though.

December 22nd, 2009, 19:23
I found how the program checks its registration status; it seems that it communicates with armadillo using process environment variables. If the value of 'REGISTERED' obtained by GetEnvironmentVariable is 'true' the application is registered. There are also other variables like days left.

December 23rd, 2009, 15:05
Glad you sorted it.