Need source code for .exe

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Firstmate, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Firstmate

    Firstmate OSNN Junior Addict

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    I don't know how to find the source code for an .exe file. Any help would be great
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    if you do not have it and it is not open source you will not get it...

    you can disassemble it - but I would not recommend it since it was likely coded in a language higher than assembly level.
     
  3. Snowknight26

    Snowknight26 OSNN Junior Addict

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    VB.NET, for example, is easy to decompile if the compiled project isn't obfuscated.. so if its a .NET exe, good luck. :D
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    You can usually edit it if you have a scripting tool such as Installshield or WISE Package Studio - but some files are protected and not even those would work in such a case.
     
  5. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Eh? WTF? How will those help if he wants the source code for an exe file, which can be written in:

    C#, C++, C, and a multitude of other languages, can be packed with a packer, can be obfuscated, and a multitude of other things.

    What you are suggesting is that he can maybe grab files from the installers themselves?
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    What I'm saying is some .exe files can be edited with the tools I mentioned. The files being protected or in other languages would make that not always possible though.
     
  7. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Those EXE files would be installers. No other EXE files/programs would be able to be manipulated using those tools that you suggested.
     
  8. Firstmate

    Firstmate OSNN Junior Addict

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    Tell you the truth, the file is a simple program. It is meant to hack a game (when you open the program it isn't all that fancy), but I am a mod on the game and we need to know how he hacked, like did he bypass the anti-cheat system...etc.
     
  9. X-Istence

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    Hacks for games. Interesting. You would need to reverse engineer it, which is a very complicated process. Hacks for games are extremely complicated and most likely will be VERY hard to reverse engineer. I am speaking from experience here.

    What game/hack is it?
     
  10. Firstmate

    Firstmate OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hmm well Ill pm you since were trying to keep the hack down low. Te game site is www.pawngame.com/play.php I can pm a temporary account if you dont want to register.