FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions v2012Greetings dear readers. Please have a read of the following FAQs before e-mailing me any questions, else you may not receive a reply.
General chit-chat, brief reversing discussion or information on most topics is always welcome, please don't be offended if I don't reply immediately or you receive only a 1 line acknowledgement. Please use your common sense and check firstly that the answer to your question isn't easily available through a search engine or by using the search facility on this site.
Q1. "I really need a crack for <insert program name>" or "I want to download <such and such application>" or "I'm having a problem with a crack for <such and such program>", can you please spoonfeed me the answer so that I don't have to make any effort whatsoever.
Q2. The program author has updated his software's version number so I can't follow your tutorial, or I believe I've found an error in one of your tutorials....., what should I do?.
Q3. I have tried to reverse <insert program name> without success, can you please take a look for me?.
Q4. Are you currently (or have you ever been) a member of a (cracking / warez group / team)? and could you please just crack a few small things for me / join my new group?.
Q5. Are you a member of the HCU?, who do I contact about joining? and who is +ORC?.
Q6. How do I make a reverse engineering page / cracking site like yours?.
Q7. I'm a <software author / protectionist> and I've found my <software / licensing system> cracked / featured on your site, I'm incredibly upset this has happened and I should like you to <remove the document altogether / remove the incriminating parts / drop dead in a ditch this instant> or I'll cry / get my lawyers to send you a really threatening letter, can you oblige?.
Q8. Why must I contribute to your site? to be able to access the various SDK's etc.
Helping This SiteDearest visitor, thank you for visiting again or landing for the first time on my pages of reverse engineering and reading this section to see how you might be able to help. This site represents many hours of my work, a labour of love at times, virtually all of my research is published here and for free.
The list below gives examples of the sorts of the things everyone can contribute and it is not exhaustive by any means.
1. Links to other RCE Sites, Protection Notes, Source Code, Tips & Tricks.
2. 404 reports, spelling or grammatical errors, artwork ameliorations.
3. Tools, Tutorials you have written.
Finally, if all of the above didn't persuade you that contributing something to my site is a good idea then maybe the following will.....
During its lifetime this site has collected in excess of 4 million hits, out of those I have probably received less than 20 contributions. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to recognise that is a dismal rate of return.
This site is read by many protection sellers and authors, from small concerns to the largest players in the game, the information here is often so good that some decide they have to resort to legal means to get it removed. I know categorically of at least 10 contributors to my site who have received direct job offers as a result of documents they have written. So you DIG?, if you are perhaps looking for a JOB in this game and getting PAID to do so, then you could do far worse than start by submitting your research for publication here.