Wannabe HackersTue, March 30th, 2004 @ 12:47

I was browsing the comments over at Nem’s Tools and had to laugh at the comments to some of his news posts. Ever since Valve released CS:CZ with its “pay to download” requirement and encrypted GCF file, the attempts and speculation on how to get the game for free has been rife.

Seeing as how Nem wrote GFCScape, which allows you to exctract non-encrypted GCF files, people have been pounding away at the CS:CZ file which obviously isn’t working.

Some of the idea’s posted on how to “crack” the file are just plain hilarious, for example:

“Looking @ the encryption valve did i notice tht these text files are in CHINESE…. unfortunately i cant read chinese but if ur chinses u mite be able 2 “decypt” it by translating.” [sic]

O.K. I know a lot of people think the Steam team are a bit retarded because of some of the ways they’ve implemented some things but using a foreign language as an encryption algorithm?

Responses to “Wannabe Hackers”


They are actually in a peculiar dialect of Mandarin.

The boy is quite obviously a foo!

Posted by Cow
Tue, March 30th, 2004 @ 12:53

Of course everyone knows Welsh is a much stronger form of encryption! 😉

– Jed

Posted by Jed
Tue, March 30th, 2004 @ 13:08

you just got to love all of these “leet haxors”

: )

Posted by Mego
Fri, April 2nd, 2004 @ 00:14

As I’m led to understand, ancient Egyptian Glyphs make almost a 128 encryption.

Posted by Uziel
Thu, October 21st, 2004 @ 20:50

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