Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : DITKA.ZIP
Filename : DITKA.UNP

Output of file : DITKA.UNP contained in archive : DITKA.ZIP
Unprotect for Mike Ditka Ultimate Football

Tired of looking up protection codes for that expensive program you bought?
Well we can do something about that nasty protection scheme.

Use the Norton editor (or a similar hex editor) on the hard disk copy of
DAT101.DAT (as always it is inadvisable to modify your original). Search for
the following bytes:

Original: 28 7C 34 C4 (this should be found around 04)
Changes: 3E 7C 34 C4

Original: 0B C0 75 BB 83 7E (this should be found around 0BC55)
| | |
Changes: 31 C0 90 90 83 7E

Write the file out and you are done! Simply enter any number when it asks you
the question.

For reference this is the dump of the code part of the program we are


xxxx:BD42 E8DEBE CALL 7C23
xxxx:BD45 83C402 ADD SP,+02
xxxx:BD48 FF76FE PUSH [BP-02]
xxxx:BD4B B8F0E4 MOV AX,E4F0
xxxx:BD4E 50 PUSH AX
xxxx:BD4F E84021 CALL DE92
xxxx:BD52 83C404 ADD SP,+04
xxxx:BD55 0BC0 OR AX,AX ;Chg to XOR AX,AX
xxxx:BD57 75BB JNZ BD14 ;NOP this jump
xxxx:BD59 837EFC03 CMP WORD PTR [BP-04],+03
xxxx:BD5D 7512 JNZ BD71
xxxx:BD5F A0F819 MOV AL,[19F8]

Courtesy of Bad Bob

  3 Responses to “Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : DITKA.ZIP
Filename : DITKA.UNP

  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: