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July 13th, 2001, 16:15
... hay to all

... i'm first time here

... want good wishes for all good guys

... but now i need help - please continue reading

... my friend took me CD with one older proggy (expiried trial) from 1996 year

... NE-file with self-loader (packer) -win31

... after a lot of searching hours i found - nothing - no tools, no tuts, no discus, ....

... please, if anyone know about that (if remember that past time - win31 proggys) post here - any idea, web adress...

... thnx in advice

mo k
July 14th, 2001, 00:01
You are better of not touching it.

win3.1 applications where buggy. the kernel
had no control over them. the win32api (duh)
was very primitive and most of it never existed.

Everything ran in real mode, and you can pretty
much guess what everyone was allowed to do.

If you are serious about this, you will need to study
the calling convention of the win16 api, get the docs (free with borland c.)
and get some real mode asm references. Good

Or you can upload the app to a public ftp server, so *some* of us take a look at it
this sunday ; )

mo k
July 14th, 2001, 00:10
How could i forget this. The Schulman series.
Or get Fravia's watered "Taskman" version, really good.

Search tsehp's for "taskman disassembly".

Also read Older articles from Matt Pietrek's
column "under the hood" IIRC, from MSJ. it is online
at MS's site. I haven't touched it in ages ; )

P.S. anyone noticed how lame pietrek was becoming?
i don't know about win98 saving him, but last time
i checked, he was into mfc guis >: /

July 14th, 2001, 17:48
... thnx mo k

... i just running to search that you said

... if i found more usefull infos about stupid ne-files reversing i'll post it here

... thnx again

... have a nice day

July 19th, 2001, 20:37
... can't search into deep past anymore

... i feel like archeologyst

... i give up