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Just now, RaTcHeT302 said:

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

Because if the registry entries are still there, they direct the system to do things it's not supposed to. With them gone, it just errors out, and skips doing anything that could cause serious errors.

Just now, RaTcHeT302 said:

plus how does ccleaner know what to delete anyway

It knows what to delete because it either directs to something that isn't there, or is directed to by something that doesn't exist. If it has connections of some sort on either side, it doesn't delete it.

Just now, RaTcHeT302 said:

it's nothing more than a dumb placebo program

Not in my experience. It has corrected several odd issues I've had over the years, ones that no one anywhere had been able to diagnose or fix.

Just now, RaTcHeT302 said:

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

If that is your experience, then that is your experience.

Just now, RaTcHeT302 said:

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

That is not very comprehensive. It misses a LOT of stuff than can be cleaned out. (especially logs that are sent in telemetry if you find a way to delay sending the telemetry)

Just now, RaTcHeT302 said:

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

I don't disagree, but it's here for the foreseeable future, for better or worse.

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

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On 9/8/2020 at 6:48 PM, Ross Scott said:

You're giving them way too much credit and assuming evidence that isn't there.

You're totally right, I just assumed crackwatch was referring to the same crack I found and that the details were just incorrect without actually investigating any of this properly. But that is not at all true, so I just spoke out of complete ignorance. My bad. 😳

 

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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.

Your assumption here about what happened is not exactly correct. I rechecked the site and if you click on "NFO" you can actually see the scene release data the crack status is based on. There it lists an iso file called "Darkspore.MULTi5.CloneDVD-iND" and the readme says "Crack: KEINER ENTHALTEN" which is German for "Crack: NONE INCLUDED". So they never claimed it was cracked but the crackwatch aggregator either misinterpreted this or just assumes every scene release is cracked.

 

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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.

You don't seem to understand what they're talking about on that page at all, or maybe you just didn't read the whole thing? Because if you did you should understand this doesn't actually prevent them from making the game fully functional offline. That is the primary goal of the entire project after all.

 

As for Darkspore crack status: I realize now that I basically jumped the gun and defended crackwatch's status of the game without actually researching any of this properly and just assumed the resurrection capsule project was what they we're referring to and that the crack status was "technically" correct. I now see this was just complete hasty stupidity on my part. In hindsight even the claim that a cracked game isn't always playable at all seems absurd to me now, so I really don't know what I was thinking when I wrote any of that. I've been under a lot of stress for a lonnng time now, so it may finally be starting  to affect my thought process.

 

I think the point I was trying to make was that "cracked" is not always a simple true/false condition, so it's not always easy for a site to list the status. For example, project resurrection capsule does exist and some progress has been made, but the game isn't playable yet. So how would you even list that on a site like crackwatch, and how much progress has to be completed before you can consider the game really "cracked"? RaTcHeT302 thinks it needs to be completely beatable, but what happens if that's impossible? What if they can only make it 90% beatable, or it's 100% beatable but some features are missing/broken. This is why I suggested a crack status description. I Hope this better helps you understand where I'm coming from here.

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Isaiah: You're right, I made a mistake: so IND distributed the files, but didn't crack anything, crackwatch declared that as cracked.  The end.

 

As for the latter portion, I thought of the perfect analogy: a locked door.  If a door has 3 locks, and only one of them has been picked, the door isn't considered unlocked.

 

I guess your not being a true/false condition is valid though, in the case of a server emulator, it's often never fully emulated, but still playable.  For traditional cracks, sometimes the game is made playable, but additional checks are still present that cause problems later, that would also be a partial crack.  I think in cases where the game isn't playable in any form and all you get it a login screen, that still counts as uncracked. 

 

In any event, the bottom line here is crackwatch isn't a reliable source of information.

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4 hours ago, Ross Scott said:

In any event, the bottom line here is crackwatch isn't a reliable source of information.

And I totally agree with this and already said the site is mostly useless. Guess I was just trying to explain why that is, and that it's not just people intentionally lying about stuff. Which was not actually the case here as I thought.

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Some highlights:

 

38:00 “I like the idea of living”
40:00 giant list of music bands

53:00 “Now I have a closet”

2:58:30 When Linux people say that something is a pain in the ass to do in Linux

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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1 hour ago, ScumCoder said:

Some highlights:

 

38:00 “I like the idea of living”
40:00 giant list of music bands

53:00 “Now I have a closet”

2:58:30 When Linux people say that something is a pain in the ass to do in Linux

finally
thank you (I've been asking for something like this for months now) :)

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12 hours ago, kerdios said:

finally
thank you (I've been asking for something like this for months now) :)

You can often find interesting timestamps in YT comments.

 

E.g. here is one a bit more risquée: 3:21:30

Edited by ScumCoder (see edit history)

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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The song from Sonic Adventure Ross was humming during the question about a song where he liked a saxaphone is Blue Star from the Casinopolis stage. It plays during the Slots Pinball part of the stage. I think he talked about it around the 2:40:00, 2:50:00 mark. 

 

 

It's probably a really bad sign that I can recognize the song from strangled half-remembered humming, but I already know I'm kinda nuts, so *shrug*. I'm only like 95% sure anyway.

 

So, never would I have ever really guess SADX on Game Dungeon would actually happen. I mean, I acknowledged it as possible, but I love that game so much that my thought process was "no way I could ever be that lucky."

 

One other thing: Ross mentioned how he was working on getting some people to collect the YouTube comments of game developers who responded to his Game Dungeon videos since YouTube comments is currently like the Necronomicon.

 

...Well, I actually already started collecting them, for the express purpose of making a forum post to show Ross Scott and a lot of other people who also don't venture into the YouTube comments. 

 

The only problem is that project is currently stalled and I am really busy with something else right as I type this (that's also SADX related, funnily enough). I went through all the videos in release order and got as far as Realms of the Haunting before starting the hiatus. I also didn't focus so much on collecting the entire threads from the comments so much as getting the actual things that the devs said and other comments I found interesting in and out of the thread, so maybe it isn't as complete as Ross may want.

 

But, since I am busy ATM and if it can't wait, I could share what I already gathered with the people Ross is commissioning for that. I also grabbed screenshots which contain even more comments just for proof that yes, these comments exist, so there's the potential for even more stuff.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Rarefoil said:

I actually already started collecting them, for the express purpose of making a forum post to show Ross Scott and a lot of other people who also don't venture into the YouTube comments. 

 

I went through all the videos in release order and got as far as Realms of the Haunting

 

I also grabbed screenshots which contain even more comments just for proof that yes, these comments exist, so there's the potential for even more stuff

Now THIS is a Ross's fan. Welcome to the club, my autistic brother.

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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Regarding Dark Souls versions, it's better to stick with Remastered one -- because they've actually fixed dreadful framerate in some areas (including notorious Blighttown).

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