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Project 0

Wdasm Reversing

Wdasm is one of the best disassemblers around (the best one should be the beta version of WCB32, which unfortunately seems to have disappeared from the web... has it been killed? Anyone with knowledge about it, please email me immediately)
Wdasm is therefore now almost dominating the disassembler's scene. Author Peter Urbanik, a very good programmer, seems unfortunately, in the recent times, to waste a lot of time on the "debugger" adds-on to his splendid disassembler, which are (IMHO) pretty useless. Numega's debugger cannot be beaten (yet) and we -on the other hand- would need MANY improvements to wdasm's disassembling capabilities, for instance much less "cluttering" of printed and screen space... for goddam sake Peter, let's have as default:
* Referenced by a Jump at Address:0045D64E(C)*
begone all the
(U)nconditional or (C)onditional crap! We already have the (C)! Why do you compel us to modify your program in order to have it working as it should from the beginning?

I may add a last advice to our readers: eventually, BUY this target, I know it sounds funny to "buy" a program, but this one is actually one of the few that do indeed deserve some money ("some", and not too much, though, and be careful and wait for a "solid" version, Urbanik updates a little too oft to be always stabile).

15 October 1997
I would like to CLOSE this project in order to give Urbanik more time to ameliorate his product... he's already losing a lot of money because his product is now FAMOUS and therefore you can find fully registered complete and unprotected versions of it everywhere on the Web (except on my page :-).
Please keep for yourself your studies on Wdasm protection scheme from now on (I'm not saying you should not crack the future versions, I'm just saying I would like NOT to publish any more essays on this). We will probably not release any more reversing of wdasm outside the +HCU, for the reasons explained inside TWD's recent essay.


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12 Mar 1997 LordClito clito.htm How to crack Wdasm6 by  (very useful for newbyes)
16 Mar 1997 adynts adynts.htm How to crack Wdasm6 by  (another nice approach)
19 Mar 1997 Frog's print (and three!) frogprin.htm How to crack Wdasm7
with a s pecial addition by +gthorne! on 26 Mar 97!
06 May 1997 Kovi kovi1.htm How to crack w32dasm version 8 (with a small addition by Frog's print, 07 May 1997)
09 May 1997 Wuzat wuzat.htm w32dasm version 8 another approach
with +Jed font corrector: 12 May 1997
(API-call crackig galore)
13 May 1997 *OnCmC oncmc.htm Quick "Non-Crack" for all Wdasm versions (hilarious, but it works)
30 June 1997 Frog's Print frognew.htm Cracking W32dasm Version 8.5 (+Frog is now our Wdasm +master :-)
31 Aug 1997 PNA pna2.htm W32Dasm Version 8.0 Save re-enabling (How to get our dialogs and our routines inside our targets)
15 Oct 1997 TWD twdwdas.htm __NEW!__ W32Dasm ver. 8.7 the textfile-problem  (An hidden memory mover)
 

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The  last essay from TWD is the final essay I would like to publish on this target (if the rest of the +HCU agrees with me, see the explanation inside).

 


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