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by Rescator
Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Announcement
Topic: PureBasic 3.93 for Windows released
Replies: 44
Views: 9613

Installshield huh? doesn't that cost some cash for licensing?

Myself I prefer NSIS (by Nullsoft), it's free and darn good. (and the overhead is tiny)
And it also support lzma *grin*
by Rescator
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Coding Questions
Topic: use dx7vb.dll in Purebasic
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

If it's a online distributed app then point them to the DirectX site and update page.

If it's retail, then include the DirectX 9.0c (or later) redistributable.
it should be somewhere on the M$ site.
by Rescator
Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secretly tracking number of uses
Replies: 92
Views: 34247

*scratches his head* um.. PB did your post a bit up sorta vanish?
I can see NoahPhense quoting you but I'll be damned if I can't see the post. *laughs*
by Rescator
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secretly tracking number of uses
Replies: 92
Views: 34247

I didn't mean running it "from" a remote location, I ment running it "at" a remote location. Ala. VNC or Microsoft Remote Desktop etc. That is the only perfect (altough that can be disgussed I guess) solution, as the program is never on the client computer, disk nor memory. Perso...
by Rescator
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Programming
Topic: Sprite Mirroring
Replies: 12
Views: 3670

What about the PureBasic function TransformSprite3D() ? It seems to be able to swap/warp/transform it in any shape you want. Syntax TransformSprite3D(#Sprite3D, x1, y1, [z1], x2, y2, [z2], x3, y3, [z3], x4, y4, [z4]) Description Transforms the #Sprite3D to the new given coordinates. This is tipicall...
by Rescator
Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secretly tracking number of uses
Replies: 92
Views: 34247

The problem with all protection systems is that the program need to be able to verify itself, or able to decrypt itself or parts of it self. Or as mentioned, modify itself. It's strength is also it's weakness. The method to decrypt etc. is THERE, in the software. all a cracker need to do is bypass o...
by Rescator
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Size of memory block
Replies: 16
Views: 4263

That would definetly be great!
And since PureBasic keeps track internaly of the memory allocation sizes anyway,
a simple memory size command should be pretty easy to add (I hope).
It would certainly reduce the amount of variables since you don't have to keep track of the size yourself.
by Rescator
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Programming
Topic: Sound's difficult?
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

You may wanna look/search around for a SID library to use. And then find a SID tracker/mod program. You could then simply put all the music (and sound effects) into a folder, and these SID modules only take a few KB if even that in some cases. SID was the name of the soundprocessor in the C64, Vario...
by Rescator
Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: [Implemented] SaveImage() PNG compression level flag
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Asuming Fred uses the official spesification, then the filtering is done automatically by te compressor.
Fred can probably clarify this, but I think that the higher PNG levels uses the filtering while the mid levels don't etc. or to a lesser degree.
by Rescator
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secretly tracking number of uses
Replies: 92
Views: 34247

Problem is that sometimes there is no need to "crack" it. There are loaders, there are drivers/emulators. That is how Half-Life2's steam system was cracked. The "crack" is basically a virtual steam (or emulator). So HL2 thinks it's chatting with the real thing, HL2's "protec...
by Rescator
Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: [Implemented] SaveImage() PNG compression level flag
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Thanks, I've been curious on that for a long time :)
by Rescator
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Announcement
Topic: jaPBe 2.5.2.6 - beta-release
Replies: 73
Views: 14278

it's a jaPBe bug. a source that is ok. compiles fine with the PB IDE. (this is a source I know is ok). But jaPBE spits out the "constant can not be a type" error, and shows the line number of te last line of the source. Maybe jaPBE need a lil update to handle the changes in PB compiler ret...
by Rescator
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: [Implemented] SaveImage() PNG compression level flag
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

[Implemented] SaveImage() PNG compression level flag

Heya Fred, how hard would it be to add that? PNG has 0-9 as compression level. What does the current implementation use? I found no info on wether the current one uses level 9 or something lower. (I know many programs default to level 6 or similar) If PureBasic's implementation allready uses PNG lev...
by Rescator
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Password-Transfer to Webserver (PHP available)
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Another tip! Combine my tip with the password in my post above. And use i.e the "MD5 + modified RC4 method" in the Tips and tricks section to encrypt files you transfer. Only when you encrypt the files use the password and not the hash used during authentication. This way the only way a ha...
by Rescator
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Password-Transfer to Webserver (PHP available)
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

get current IP from a php-skript on my server (stored in 'ip') Use a unique id instead. like php's uniqid() function. makes it harder for anyone "eavesdropping" from re-using the md5 hash later. instead it becomes a one time autenthication (or session authentication). Remember, hashing a ...