• SuperBBS 1.17.3 keygen/crack

    From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Spectre on Sat Apr 6 01:17:52 2024
    I also found the following in SDOC117A.ASC:

    | As of version 1.15, there is a new security feature build in
    | to SuperBBS. When running a registered version of SuperBBS,
    | you will need to have a valid .SCC file. Without this file
    | your system will not run.
    |
    | Once you have a correct .SCC file, you will NOT need to down-
    | load a newer .SCC file when they come available.
    |
    | When you register, you will get a key and a .SCC file. Check
    | the support nodes for more information on this subject.

    So I guess the SBBS-KEY keygen by itself won't be enough
    to get SuperBBS to run registered. I will have to dig a
    bit deeper to figure out the .SCC file. It would be
    helpful if there are any valid .SCC files I could look at.

    Update - I found the .SCC verification subroutine. It'll take a bit of time to trace through it and make a .SCC generator.

    In the meantime, I patched the OVRSBBS.OVR file to remove the need for a .SCC file. I haven't tested it extensively, but it does seem to work.

    You do still need to enter a registration # (from the keygen) in CONFIG for the registration to be active, along with replacing the original OVRSBBS.OVR with the included patched version.


    Chris/akacastor

    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)
  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Spectre on Wed Apr 10 01:06:30 2024
    I figured out the .SCC key file for SuperBBS 1.17-3 and added it to the keygen - now the keygen is fully working and generates a reg # and creates a .SCC file to place in the SBBS directory.

    If you tried the previous version of the keygen that required a patched OVR file, the KEYGENv2 no longer requires the patched file.


    SBBSKEY2.ZIP is available in file area 4 (cracks) on Another Millennium BBS (another.tel).


    Chris/akacastor

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SuperBBS 1.17-3 KEYGENv2 by akacastor 2024-04-10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The SBBS-KEY keygen will generate a registration number to enter in CONFIG and a .SCC file that must be placed in the SBBS directory.


    You _MUST_ do _BOTH_ of:

    1) Enter Sysop Name, BBS Name, and Reg # under Registration in CONFIG.

    and

    2) Place the generated .SCC file in your SBBS directory (where BBS.EXE lives).


    The timestamp of the .SCC file cannot be altered! SuperBBS includes the .SCC file timestamp in its verification checks.


    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    usage: SBBS-KEY "Sysop Name" "BBS Name"

    NOTE - don't forget the quotes around each name!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    example:

    C:\CRACKS>SBBS-KEY "Sysop Name" "BBS Name"

    T H E @ ############
    @ @ #### ###
    SuperBBS 1.17-3 @@@ ### #### KEYGENv2 by akacastor 2024-04-10 @@ @@@@ @@ ### ####
    @@@ @@ @@ ### ###
    @@ @@@@ @@ ### ####
    @@ @@ @ @@ ### ###
    Place .SCC file in SBBS directory. @ @@ @@ @ ### ####
    @ @@ @@ @@@@##########
    NOTE: the .SCC file timestamp must @ @@ @@ @@@@@@ ###
    not be changed! @ @@ @@@@@@ @ ###
    @ @@ @@@@@@ @ #M#
    @ @@@@@@ @@ @ #t# Sysop: Sysop Name @@ @@@@ @@ @@ #M#
    BBS: BBS Name @@@@@ @@@@ ### Reg #: 37603203 @@@ @@@ @@ ###
    @@@ @@ @@@@@@@@ @@@ ##### SCC File: 917C5F7C.SCC @@ @@ ######### SCC Date: 2024-04-10 00:54 @@ @@
    @ @ C L A S S
    guess what... 1994, 2024, your shit's still getting cracked.
    it's just now more of a philanthropic move instead of an anarchist one

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to AKAcastor on Wed Apr 10 19:03:40 2024
    SBBSKEY2.ZIP is available in file area 4 (cracks) on Another Millennium BBS (another.tel).

    Awesome work, AKAcastor! Do you know of any live/current SuperBBS boards?

    Great work with aP!



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbS>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From apam@21:1/182 to paulie420 on Thu Apr 11 13:49:00 2024
    SBBSKEY2.ZIP is available in file area 4 (cracks) on Another Millennium BBS (another.tel).

    Awesome work, AKAcastor! Do you know of any live/current SuperBBS boards?


    Spectres bbs the lower planes runs on superbbs
    --- Noddy git-4716e54
    * Origin: Smuggler's Cove - scove.talismanbbs.com:2323 (21:1/182)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to apam on Wed Apr 10 22:41:43 2024
    SBBSKEY2.ZIP is available in file area 4 (cracks) on Another Mille BBS (another.tel).

    Awesome work, AKAcastor! Do you know of any live/current SuperBBS board

    Spectres bbs the lower planes runs on superbbs

    Ahhh - I'm already a user there. I guess I have played on SuperBBS before. :P



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbS>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to paulie420 on Thu Apr 11 16:26:00 2024
    Awesome work, AKAcastor! Do you know of any live/current SuperBBS boards?

    I believe I have the only one in the world at present :)

    Spec


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    --- SuperBBS v1.17-3 (Eval)
    * Origin: A camel is a horse designed by a committee. (21:3/101)
  • From Exodus@21:1/144 to Spectre on Thu Apr 11 06:14:17 2024

    --- SuperBBS v1.17-3 (Eval)


    Then you better use this keygen! :)

    ... We said you'd get your money back, we didn't say when.

    --- Renegade v1.35/DOS
    * Origin: The Titantic BBS Telnet - ttb.rgbbs.info (21:1/144)
  • From Cozmo@21:3/135 to AKAcastor on Thu Apr 11 17:38:32 2024
    I figured out the .SCC key file for SuperBBS 1.17-3 and added it to the keygen - now the keygen is fully working and generates a reg # and
    creates a .SCC file to place in the SBBS directory.

    AKAcaster is AKA the Crack Man :)

    |02-=|10Cozmo|02=-

    ... Kids: They're not sleeping, they're recharging!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Lunatics Unleashed BBS (21:3/135)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Exodus on Fri Apr 12 07:31:00 2024
    Then you better use this keygen! :)

    Working on it... got to suck in v2 now :)

    Spec


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    --- SuperBBS v1.17-3 (Eval)
    * Origin: A camel is a horse designed by a committee. (21:3/101)
  • From NuSkooler@21:1/121 to AKAcastor on Thu Apr 11 16:15:32 2024

    On Wednesday, April 10th AKAcastor muttered...
    I figured out the .SCC key file for SuperBBS 1.17-3 and added it to the keygen - now the keygen is fully working and generates a reg # and creates a .SCC file to place in the SBBS directory.

    While I don't have a use for this particular crack, this legit makes me feel good to see. It would be fun to make a list of old BBS softwares, doors, etc. that are abandoned and don't yet have cracks... then well you know... crack 'em.


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    |08 ■ |12NuSkooler |06// |12Xibalba |08- |07"|06The place of fear|07"
    |08 ■ |03xibalba|08.|03vip |08(|0344510|08/|03telnet|08, |0344511|08/|03ssh|08)
    |08 ■ |03ENiGMA 1/2 WHQ |08| |03Phenom |08| |0367 |08| |03iMPURE |08| |03ACiDic
    --- ENiGMA 1/2 v0.0.14-beta (linux; x64; 18.18.2)
    * Origin: Xibalba -+- xibalba.l33t.codes:44510 (21:1/121)
  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to NuSkooler on Thu Apr 11 16:33:24 2024
    While I don't have a use for this particular crack, this
    legit makes me feel good to see. It would be fun to make
    a list of old BBS softwares, doors, etc. that are
    abandoned and don't yet have cracks... then well you
    know... crack 'em.

    A list of software interesting to crack is a good idea. That would give an opportunity to try to track down any existing cracks/keygens/serials before diving into the reverse engineering.

    I almost started working on a crack today on a door when I realized there's a newer version available that includes a free registration key. Searching within fsxNet for these kinds of things is probably more fruitful than using google these days.


    Chris/akacastor

    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)
  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Cozmo on Thu Apr 11 16:58:24 2024
    Re: Re: SuperBBS 1.17-3 KEYGENv2
    By: Cozmo to AKAcastor on Thu Apr 11 2024 05:38 pm

    I figured out the .SCC key file for SuperBBS 1.17-3 and added it to the
    keygen - now the keygen is fully working and generates a reg # and
    creates a .SCC file to place in the SBBS directory.

    AKAcaster is AKA the Crack Man :)

    "Crack Man" could have a couple other connotations that might not be so good.. ;)

    Nightfox
    --- SBBSecho 3.20-Linux
    * Origin: Digital Distortion: digdist.synchro.net (21:1/137)
  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Nightfox on Thu Apr 11 17:56:22 2024
    AKAcaster is AKA the Crack Man :)

    "Crack Man" could have a couple other connotations that
    might not be so good.. ;)

    The first one's free... Others will be too, assuming I get around to more. ;)


    Chris/akacastor

    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Cozmo on Thu Apr 11 19:13:16 2024
    I figured out the .SCC key file for SuperBBS 1.17-3 and added it to t keygen - now the keygen is fully working and generates a reg # and creates a .SCC file to place in the SBBS directory.

    AKAcaster is AKA the Crack Man :)

    I love that he both found a topic he enjoys working on, and is continuing to release stuff that just doesn't exist. (Or, if it does is lost to time...)

    I wish some other tinkerers would join up with him - I'm sure they'd take requests... its awesome that people are still hacking in 2o24!



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbS>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to NuSkooler on Thu Apr 11 19:14:51 2024
    While I don't have a use for this particular crack, this legit makes me feel good to see. It would be fun to make a list of old BBS softwares, doors, etc. that are abandoned and don't yet have cracks... then well
    you know... crack 'em.

    That is a good idea. AKA, can I made a Google doc and post it for folks to add to??? Of course, wouldn't be asking for everything to get done - but might give people a place to post what they don't have access to in 2o24...



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbS>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From Cozmo@21:3/135 to Nightfox on Sat Apr 13 11:30:31 2024
    AKAcaster is AKA the Crack Man :)
    "Crack Man" could have a couple other connotations that might not be so good.. ;)

    True. Have to think of another good name. BUt you'all know what I mean :)

    |02-=|10Cozmo|02=-

    ... Oxymoron: Race walking

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Lunatics Unleashed BBS (21:3/135)
  • From Shurato@21:2/148 to Cozmo on Sat Apr 13 11:51:00 2024

    AKAcaster is AKA the Crack Man :)
    "Crack Man" could have a couple other connotations that might not be
    so
    good.. ;)

    True. Have to think of another good name. BUt you'all know what I mean :)

    Honestly, I just have the original "Batman" theme going through my head replaced by "Crackman"... Harmless enough, that, though...

    --- shsbbs.net
    Shurato, Sysop Shurato's Heavenly Sphere (ssh, telnet, pop3, ftp,nntp,
    ,wss) (Ports 22,23,110,21,119,8080) (ssh login 'bbs' pass 'shsbbs').


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    ---
    * Origin: Shurato's Heavenly Sphere telnet://shsbbs.net (21:2/148)
  • From NuSkooler@21:1/121 to paulie420 on Tue Apr 16 11:18:08 2024

    paulie420 around Thursday, April 11th...
    That is a good idea. AKA, can I made a Google doc and post it for folks to add to??? Of course, wouldn't be asking for everything to get done - but might give people a place to post what they don't have access to in 2o24...

    A spreadsheet to track this stuff would be awesome! I haven't cracked old DOS stuff in a very long time, some things to get my hands dirty again would be fun :)


    --
    |08 ■ |12NuSkooler |06// |12Xibalba |08- |07"|06The place of fear|07"
    |08 ■ |03xibalba|08.|03vip |08(|0344510|08/|03telnet|08, |0344511|08/|03ssh|08)
    |08 ■ |03ENiGMA 1/2 WHQ |08| |03Phenom |08| |0367 |08| |03iMPURE |08| |03ACiDic
    --- ENiGMA 1/2 v0.0.14-beta (linux; x64; 18.18.2)
    * Origin: Xibalba -+- xibalba.l33t.codes:44510 (21:1/121)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to NuSkooler on Tue Apr 16 17:45:43 2024
    That is a good idea. AKA, can I made a Google doc and post it for fol to add to??? Of course, wouldn't be asking for everything to get done but might give people a place to post what they don't have access to 2o24...

    A spreadsheet to track this stuff would be awesome! I haven't cracked
    old DOS stuff in a very long time, some things to get my hands dirty
    again would be fun :)

    AKACastor has been p0king around the past couple months and has released several cracks for doors, bbs softwares and a mailer; among others... they are all in the Anarchistic Philantrophy File Area on 2oFB - and his bbS.

    I think he'd love more ppl to jump in!!



    |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o
    |08.........

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbS>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to AKAcastor on Wed May 29 15:04:00 2024
    "Crack Man" could have a couple other connotations that might not
    be so good.. ;)

    The first one's free... Others will be too, assuming I get around to more. ;)

    The first "crack"? :P

    I finally got a rount-tuit today, of course I can't find the archive I downloaded. Every chance its buried out in some dismembered network, I was expecting bench/desk installs on Monday but it got deferred and I have put it all back.

    Not sure if its my timing or its dead in the water, but AM isn't answering.

    Spec


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    --- SuperBBS v1.17-3 (Eval)
    * Origin: A camel is a horse designed by a committee. (21:3/101)
  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Spectre on Tue May 28 12:56:48 2024
    I finally got a rount-tuit today, of course I can't find the archive I downloaded. Every chance its buried out in some dismembered network, I was expecting bench/desk installs on Monday but it got
    deferred and I have put it
    all back.

    I can definitely relate to 'where did that file go??' Sometimes we shouldn't be trusted with this much storage capacity. ;)

    Not sure if its my timing or its dead in the water, but AM isn't answering.

    I was able to connect to another.tel just now. I did notice a lot of bot connections this morning, so possibly there were enough simultaneous connections to tie up the entire system for a while. (time to tweak the bot detection).


    Chris/akacastor

    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to AKAcastor on Fri May 31 12:52:00 2024
    Hey there,

    Despite our brief chat, and realisation some of this wasn't working like I thought Super stubbornly refuses to appear registered. I suspect at this
    point that its not really looking for the SCC file in \sbbs but \sbbs\node# have yet to try it though. Adding to the trickiness is that each "node" has
    its own partial config as well, which I've added the reg code to, although it didn't alter the current state of affairs.

    Spec


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    --- SuperBBS v1.17-3 (Eval)
    * Origin: A camel is a horse designed by a committee. (21:3/101)
  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Spectre on Sat Jun 1 11:37:14 2024
    Despite our brief chat, and realisation some of this wasn't working like I thought Super stubbornly refuses to appear registered. I suspect at this point that its not really looking for the SCC file in \sbbs but \sbbs\node# have yet to try it though. Adding to the trickiness is that each "node" has its own partial config as well, which I've added the reg
    code to, although it
    didn't alter the current state of affairs.

    I thought that the SCC file should be in \sbbs, but after thinking about it a bit I realize I never tried a multinode installation. So you may have identified the problem!

    Let me know if I can help troubleshoot. I can tell you that the timestamp of the .SCC file is important (the filename is based on the timestamp and they must match in order to be accepted by SuperBBS).


    Chris/akacastor

    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to AKAcastor on Sun Jun 2 21:22:00 2024
    I don't have it here yet, but I've seen your reply.

    After a fair amount of messing around, it isn't working..

    ACC in both \sbbs and \sbbs\node#
    Configs in \sbbs and \sbbs\node# all match.

    I am inclined to think my NFS mount is at least partially responsible for date/time issues.. But it doesn't have a local drive so it kinda is what it is. Which if it is, makes it game over, I believe.

    Spec


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    --- SuperBBS v1.17-3 (Eval)
    * Origin: A camel is a horse designed by a committee. (21:3/101)
  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Spectre on Wed Jun 5 10:58:40 2024
    ACC in both \sbbs and \sbbs\node#
    Configs in \sbbs and \sbbs\node# all match.

    I am inclined to think my NFS mount is at least partially responsible for date/time issues.. But it doesn't have a local drive so
    it kinda is what it
    is. Which if it is, makes it game over, I believe.

    If you do a DIR listing on the key file, the file date should match what it was when it was first created by the keygen. If DIR shows the correct date/time then "it should be OK".

    The multi-node setup is something I hadn't thought to test - I only tested the keygen in a single node setup, where the .SCC file goes in the main SBBS directory. I am not certain where it looks for the files in a multinode setup.

    Just to double check - you did put the .SCC file in the SBBS directory AND also entered the matching registration code in the 'Registration' screen of the CONFIG program?

    If all is fails, there is another option - before completing the keygen, I cracked the OVRSBBS.OVR file to disable the check for the key file. With the crack, you can replace OVRSBBS.OVR and enter a registration code in CONFIG, and then it will run in registered mode. (no need for .SCC file at all) I can put the original SBBS-KEY.ZIP (crack version) online if you want to try it. (I took it offline when I replaced it with the full keygen version SBBSKEY2.ZIP)


    Chris/akacastor

    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to AKAcastor on Fri Jun 7 03:01:00 2024
    If you do a DIR listing on the key file, the file date should match what it was when it was first created by the keygen. If DIR shows the correct date/time then "it should be OK".

    They appear to have the correct date time, at least all versions are consistent. I can't guarantee off hand they have the exact time I created them.though.

    The multi-node setup is something I hadn't thought to test - I only tested the keygen in a single node setup, where the .SCC file goes in the main SBBS directory. I am not certain where it looks for the files in a multinode setup.

    In the single node setup its usually the SBBS environment variable, followed
    by the path, and current directory. It gets a little sketchier in multinode
    and the earlier two settings can get in the way of node specific settings, or the other way around. I'm quite rusty at it now, but there used to be some you'd have to set in one location or the other and then delete the offending versions. I've tried all the permutations I can think of..

    Spec


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    --- SuperBBS v1.17-3 (Eval)
    * Origin: A camel is a horse designed by a committee. (21:3/101)
  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Spectre on Thu Jun 6 13:10:42 2024
    If you do a DIR listing on the key file, the file
    date should match what
    it was when it was first created by the keygen. If
    DIR shows the correct
    date/time then "it should be OK".

    They appear to have the correct date time, at least all versions are consistent. I can't guarantee off hand they have the exact time I created them.though.

    I uploaded a tool 'SBBSDATE.ZIP' to Another Millennium BBS (another.tel) file area 4 (cracks).

    Example output:
    ---------------

    D:\PROJ\SBBS1173\KEYGEN>dir *.scc

    Volume in drive D is DOSShare
    Directory of D:\PROJ\SBBS1173\KEYGEN

    577086CE SCC 32 04-10-24 1:12a
    1 file(s) 32 bytes
    2,147,450,880 bytes free

    D:\PROJ\SBBS1173\KEYGEN>sbbsdate 577086ce.scc
    File date: Wed Apr 10 01:12:00 2024
    File size: 32
    SCC filename: 577086CE.SCC

    D:\PROJ\SBBS1173\KEYGEN>


    The last line printed by SBBSDATE - "SCC filename:" - will print the expected filename for the .SCC file. The output from SBBSDATE should match the .SCC filename. If SBBSDATE gives a different filename, then that will be the cause of the problem registering SBBS.

    In the single node setup its usually the SBBS
    environment variable, followed
    by the path, and current directory. It gets a little sketchier in multinode and the earlier two settings can get in the way of node
    specific settings, or
    the other way around. I'm quite rusty at it now, but there used to be some you'd have to set in one location or the other and then
    delete the offending
    versions. I've tried all the permutations I can think of..

    I've been resisting configuring a multinode SBBS system here out of concern for opening a whole new can of worms for myself. :) But it is tempting, to get to the bottom of this.

    I did put SBBS-KEY.ZIP - v1 of the keygen, which uses a cracked OVRSBBS.OVR to eliminate the .SCC files - back online on Another Millennium, in file area 4 (cracks). If you don't mind a cracked executable, it eliminates the .SCC file check altogether. (I do think the v2 of the keygen with correct .SCC file should be working also though.)


    Chris/akacastor


    --- Maximus 3.01
    * Origin: Another Millennium - Canada - another.tel (21:1/162)