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Thread: What Are Cracks? How Do They Work?

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    irish
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    I recently downloaded a trial version of a game but it expires and I'm just wondering if a crack fixes this problem. If not, could someone explain what a crack does?

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    me wants the PrEcIoUs....

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    cracked, crack·ing, cracks
    v. intr.
    To break or snap apart.
    To make a sharp snapping sound.
    To break without complete separation of parts; fissure: The mirror cracked.
    To change sharply in pitch or timbre, as from hoarseness or emotion. Used of the voice.
    To break down; fail: The defendant's composure finally began to crack.
    To have a mental or physical breakdown: cracked under the pressure.
    To move or go rapidly: was cracking along at 70 miles an hour.
    Chemistry. To break into simpler molecules by means of heat.

    v. tr.
    To cause to make a sharp snapping sound.
    To cause to break without complete separation of parts: cracked the glass

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    cracks make it so that you can play without a cd

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    In the context we are talking about it is in bold

    A popular type hacking tool used to defy the copyright protection measures of a program, or to decode encrypted passwords. System administrators also use cracks to assess weak passwords chosen by novice users, in order to enhance the security of an information system.
    www.gslis.utexas.edu/~netsec/gloss.html

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    Originally posted by irish@16 May 2004 - 00:40
    I recently downloaded a trial version of a game but it expires and I'm just wondering if a crack fixes this problem. If not, could someone explain what a crack does?
    yes, a crack would do that.

    if you're looking for one try Astalavista

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    i would try crackfind

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    Originally posted by ziggyjuarez@16 May 2004 - 01:11
    cracked, crack·ing, cracks
    v. intr.
    To break or snap apart.
    To make a sharp snapping sound.
    To break without complete separation of parts; fissure: The mirror cracked.
    To change sharply in pitch or timbre, as from hoarseness or emotion. Used of the voice.
    To break down; fail: The defendant's composure finally began to crack.
    To have a mental or physical breakdown: cracked under the pressure.
    To move or go rapidly: was cracking along at 70 miles an hour.
    Chemistry. To break into simpler molecules by means of heat.

    v. tr.
    To cause to make a sharp snapping sound.
    To cause to break without complete separation of parts: cracked the glass
    Don't think he was refering to Webster's definition!!!

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    Originally posted by monkeyman1@16 May 2004 - 02:15
    cracks make it so that you can play without a cd
    Cracks do lots of stuff, it's a collective name for unauthorised tweaks to a program.

    Could have to do with the removal of copy protection, enabling of play without a cd where a cd is usually required, or stopping the time limit on a trial etc.



    Try googling for the name of the .exe for the game in question, finding a crack might be that easy.

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    Having put a nice scratch through my warcraft 3 disk and downloaded over 300 "no cd" cracks from different sources, i found Norton rejected every one. Because of the numbers involved i would suggest that organisations rather than individuals are at work, and that only those with fully updated anti virus software, mated with firmly crossed fingers go down that road. :

    I gave up in the end.
    Why females insist on putting the lid down is beyond me.

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