Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Firstmate, Oct 6, 2007.
I don't know how to find the source code for an .exe file. Any help would be great
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.
VB.NET, for example, is easy to decompile if the compiled project isn't obfuscated.. so if its a .NET exe, good luck.
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.
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?
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.
Those EXE files would be installers. No other EXE files/programs would be able to be manipulated using those tools that you suggested.
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.
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?
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.