[Coladam] CartCopy +v2.0

Jim Notini jnoti2 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 21 16:58:25 CEST 2010


I think I found the SmartBASIC PATCHER program that corrects the issues with 
previous versions of CopyCart and I sent it to Bob S. to check out, but it 
wouldn't hurt to see if v2.0 could be patched without a whole lot of work on 
someone's part so I will send you off a disk image of it. This way if 
someone really needs it, one of us on the List will be able to help out.

I'll send it off in a separate email.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rich Drushel" <drushel at apk.net>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] CartCopy +v2.0

> On Tue, April 20, 2010 10:06 pm, Jim Notini wrote:
>> The other alternative is for someone knowledgeable enough like Dr. Rich 
>> D.
>> or maybe Steve Pitman to take a whack at it if I can't find what I'm 
>> looking
>> for.... back to the hunt, will let you know ASAP is I find it.
>   If it's disk-only software and copy-protected by means of a
> specially-formatted "bad" block, then the only way around the protection
> is to disassemble the code to find the bad-block check, and patch around
> it using a block/byte editor like FileManager.  If the fail condition is
> just a JP to SmartWriter, that is a fairly easy 3-byte code sequence to
> find, then disassemble around (i.e., you don't have to regenerate the 
> whole
> thing to source in order to understand enough to fix it.
>   If there is a "bad" block on the original disk, you could find it
> with the old DOS utility program Anadisk (by the same people who did
> 22Nice), or else by just trying to rip a disk image file in DOS -- it
> should fail.
>   If perchance anyone does have a disk image of it, send it to me and
> I will take a look at it (disassembly) sometime in the next week; that's 
> the
> soonest I could promise.  Monday is last day of classes here, and my exam 
> and
> 4 senior projects to grade are the week after.
>    *Dr. D.*
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