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@Ross Scott Regarding crackwatch being inaccurate: A "cracked" game is not necessarily fully or even partial playable. This is because there can be multiple parts that need to be cracked to make it actually run. The first "crack" is often just extracting the encrypted game files to gain access to them. But that step alone doesn't mean the game itself is now playable, etc.

 

For Darkspore they just got a basic server emulator working (Resurrection Capsule) which allows you to get in-game, but you can't actually play the game... yet. So the game is technically "cracked", just not completely.

 

 

It would probably be very helpful if crackwatch also listed the playable state of the games as well ( Just like emulator sites often do) to make their actual status more clear.

 

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19 minutes ago, Isaiah said:

@Ross Scott Regarding crackwatch being inaccurate: A "cracked" game is not necessarily fully or even partial playable. This is because there can be multiple parts that need to be cracked to make it actually run. The first "crack" is often just extracting the encrypted game files to gain access to them. But that step alone doesn't mean the game itself is now playable, etc.

 

For Darkspore they just got a basic server emulator working (Resurrection Capsule) which allows you to get in-game, but you can't actually play the game... yet. So the game is technically "cracked", just not completely.

 

 

It would probably be very helpful if crackwatch also listed the playable state of the games as well ( Just like emulator sites often do) to make their actual status more clear.

 

Their report showed it cracked as of day 1.

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2 minutes ago, Ross Scott said:

Their report showed it cracked as of day 1.

that website is worthless anyway

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1 minute ago, Ross Scott said:

Their report showed it cracked as of day 1.

Actually it's day -4 if you look at the date! Which is an obvious error by whoever posted that, but the crack status is still accurate and that's what I was talking about. The bottom-line being that a "cracked" game isn't always playable as you thought. So I was just trying to explain why that is.

 

But regardless of accuracy, crackwatch is still not great because all they can report on is the status of the games (for obvious legal reasons). But it's completely up to you to actually find and learn how to use these cracks and some may even stop working or just vanish. So the site seems pretty useless in any case.

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25 minutes ago, Isaiah said:

Actually it's day -4 if you look at the date! Which is an obvious error by whoever posted that, but the crack status is still accurate and that's what I was talking about. The bottom-line being that a "cracked" game isn't always playable as you thought. So I was just trying to explain why that is.

 

But regardless of accuracy, crackwatch is still not great because all they can report on is the status of the games (for obvious legal reasons). But it's completely up to you to actually find and learn how to use these cracks and some may even stop working or just vanish. So the site seems pretty useless in any case.

eh? man, getting past a logging screen is the most basic reverse engineering task in the world, it's mostly cosmetic, it doesn't actually accomplish anything, NOPing out a buncha assembly lines to skip a check is really easy, so i REALLY would argue that, no, the game is not cracked, this is on par with, flushing your toilet as far as the level of effort required to, get past a hurdle, it's really banale

 

when you ACTUALLY get in game, and when you can BEAT the whole thing, then yes, sure... it's cracked, until then, no, anything less, and it's nothing more than, just another pretend "crack"

 

i mean can you immagine a scene release, where they claim that doom eternal was cracked, and all the crackers did in the end, was to remove the bethesda login, but like, if you try to play the first mission, the game just, kills itself? that's not a crack guys

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1 hour ago, Isaiah said:

Actually it's day -4 if you look at the date! Which is an obvious error by whoever posted that, but the crack status is still accurate and that's what I was talking about. The bottom-line being that a "cracked" game isn't always playable as you thought. So I was just trying to explain why that is.

 

You're giving them way too much credit and assuming evidence that isn't there.  Here's the chain of progression:

2011:  Game released, no crack exists.  A group "IND" claims it's cracked.  There is no evidence of this.  They're lying.  People sometimes lie on the internet.

Whenever crackwatch added the entry:  They repost the same false information.

2018: a proof of concept server emulator is released with no affiliation to IND

 

You say the cracked status from crackwatch is accurate.  No, it's not, for 2 reasons:

1. Crackwatch's claim is that Darkspore was cracked by IND, not by Resurrection Capsule.

2. Resurrection Capsule says on their very site they haven't cracked all DRM, nor do they intend to, from their site "this project will respect every layer of DRM that is above the Darkspore application."  I have NEVER heard someone declare a game "cracked" that still leaves DRM checks in that prevent the game from functioning.  The very definition of a crack is that it REMOVES or circumvents DRM. 

 

If a piece of software has multiple DRM components and only one of them is circumvented, but the rest of them prevent the program from functioning, no one would ever call that "cracked."  That would be the same as declaring an unfinished alpha of a program "completed"

 

The thing to remember is requiring the client to connect to a defunct server by EA is a form of DRM in itself. Now if all DRM involved with preventing a game from running was removed, but the game still didn't run due to some other reason, like an OS incompatibility or something, then sure, you could call the game "cracked, but unplayable"  Darkspore isn't cracked by any known definition.

 

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So I broke up with my gf a few months ago, and there is someone at my office I'm considering getting on with,
What's the official AF policy on dating in work place for people who should be first pick to star in a live action Shrek movie?

"You don't get to bring friends."

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59 minutes ago, Ross Scott said:

The thing to remember is requiring the client to connect to a defunct server by EA is a form of DRM in itself. Now if all DRM involved with preventing a game from running was removed, but the game still didn't run due to some other reason, like an OS incompatibility or something, then sure, you could call the game "cracked, but unplayable"  Darkspore isn't cracked by any known definition.

i don't know man, maybe i'm too extreme, but to me that's on par with grave digging for dead bodies, and claiming that they are "alive" just because you dug them out of their holes

 

to me the idea that a crack is not playable is stupid, because that means that the crack is, just that, a bad crack

if the game is not fully functional, as it would be, when you play it normally, with all the DRM in place, then it was not cracked

 

pretending that you can play a game is not a crack, unless you have some REALLY extreme case, where all the game data is stored on some internet server, where, no matter what you do, you are screwed anyway, then yes, i guess you have a point, but you are still mostly stuck with a lifeless, limp ass, dead body, and in that state, it's basically worthless and it's on par with, not having a crack in the first place

 

defeating a game's protection is pointless if you can't play the damn thing anyway, that's how i feel about it, all that effort is worthless and it's wasted on pretty much nothing at all, if the game doesn't even exist anymore in the first place, you know?

 

it just feels redundant and to me that's crazier than just, not having a crack in the first place at all

 

i think dark spore is truly dead, unless someone can pull off some sick heist on the EA servers to recover the original game data

 

12 minutes ago, Im_CIA said:

So I broke up with my gf a few months ago, and there is someone at my office I'm considering getting on with,
What's the official AF policy on dating in work place for people who should be first pick to star in a live action Shrek movie?

either die alone or just get to know that person like a normal human being, who the hell cares if it's at work or at the luna park?

if you have an opportunity take it

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8 minutes ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

either die alone or just get to know that person like a normal human being, who the hell cares if it's at work or at the luna park?

if you have an opportunity take it

 

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Eh, I don't know. Typically it's bad to shit where you eat.

Also I don't really get the fascination with games and "saas is the devil". 
Video games had their wild west days, and now the suits are making a billion dollar dream machine to gauge wallets.

That's the way of the world. Product gets refined to make more money and I get my curry Thai hot from the fusion joint down the street.

"You don't get to bring friends."

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9 hours ago, Im_CIA said:

So I broke up with my gf a few months ago, and there is someone at my office I'm considering getting on with,
What's the official AF policy on dating in work place for people who should be first pick to star in a live action Shrek movie?

To maybe move this to its own thread.

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6 hours ago, Ross Scott said:

To maybe move this to its own thread.

Reasonable. 

As stated in another thread, I've been playing bozos night out in real life as of late.  I should probably just stay off the internet 

"You don't get to bring friends."

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I second the Idea of using https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater

Its a script that removes pretty much all of the non needed extra software M$ likes to incorporate with Win10.  However Windows10Devloater goes the extra mile as it offers you choices in its use via GUI.  With it you can hand select what you want removed.  The de-bloater also takes steps to remove or at the very least suppress the windows telemetry/spyware.

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fuckin youtube gettin agressive as hell: an ad before ANY and EVERY video and can't even enter it now if i'm not logged in. Good thing that doesn't apply if i'm watching from here.

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Just now, MarlFox said:

I second the Idea of using https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater

Its a script that removes pretty much all of the non needed extra software M$ likes to incorporate with Win10.  However Windows10Devloater goes the extra mile as it offers you choices in its use via GUI.  With it you can hand select what you want removed.  The de-bloater also takes steps to remove or at the very least suppress the windows telemetry/spyware.

Yup. Just remember to run CCleaner after, and do a registry clean, or some of it can still mess with your system.

Don't insult me. I have trained professionals to do that.

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3 minutes ago, BTGBullseye said:

Yup. Just remember to run CCleaner after, and do a registry clean, or some of it can still mess with your system.

and don't forget to enable bash

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1 hour ago, BTGBullseye said:

Yup. Just remember to run CCleaner after, and do a registry clean, or some of it can still mess with your system.

eh?? a registry cleaner?? why tho?? there are only program settings stored in there, it wouldn't accomplish anything

plus how does ccleaner know what to delete anyway, it's nothing more than a dumb placebo program

 

hell i never had to delete entries from the registry, unless i wanted to do a 100% clean install, and it happens so rarely, i just don't see the point

 

plus why would anybody install ccleaner, just push win + r, type %temp%, push enter and delete whatever is in it and boom that's about the only "maintenance" you can do on windows

 

the windows registry sucks donkey kong anyway, why do computer programs even bother with it, just keep your damn settings self contained, it's so annoying having to open ten thousand entries just to turn off some annoying bullshit, i hate it, bleh

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