Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : BTLCHSS.ZIP

Output of file : BTTLCHES.UNP contained in archive : BTLCHSS.ZIP
Deprotect for Battle Chess

It was bad enough when we had to hunt for key disks to run
our games from the hard disk. Now I have to hunt for a Chess
game book AND a magnifying glass so I can read the darn thing.
Cynical friends tell me they use the smallest thinnest print font
they can find to make it hard to XEROX to foil those dastardly
software pirates! Maybe so! Maybe it works but it sure makes it
tough on us older fellers who are no longer able to read the
Lords prayer inscribed on the head of a pin!

So a deprotected copy simplifies matters greatly.

It only takes changing 6 bytes in the Chess.EXE file. NOTE
however that they are not all consecutive bytes.

Location Original Patched
======== ======== =======
739A 75 90
739B 09 90
73A3 74 EB
73D0 75 90
73D1 09 90
73D9 74 EB

That's It! When the Classic Game Move question comes up;
just hit return and the program continues normally!

These can be done, of course, using DEBUG. Surely most
everyone knows how to use DEBUG by now. If not, there are many
hackers willing to show you and the DOS manual contains a lengthy
section on it. Do you good to learn something new.

-- The Reno Cracker

  3 Responses to “Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : BTLCHSS.ZIP

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: