Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : MORE_UNP.ZIP
Filename : MSWORD2.TXT

 
Output of file : MSWORD2.TXT contained in archive : MORE_UNP.ZIP
Here are some more notes on Microsoft WORD's protection as it applies to a
hard disk system. You can make a "one-time" copy to a hard disk. When this is
done, MWCOPY1.COM is changed so that you cannot do it again. The first
instruction in MWCOPY1.COM is JMP 104. Location 103 has a flag byte of 01,
which is changed to 03. You can change it back and run the hard disk
installation again, however something else is changed that I did not find. All
of the files will be copied correctly except a file MWA that is marked hidden
in the MSTOOLS directory. This is apparently the key to decryption of the
program file and contains a list of the Microsoft programmer names who worked
on the program. Since it bears a copyright notice, it cannot be reproduced
here. You can, however make a copy of it from the first good copy to your hard
disk. In fact, the only files you need to run on the hard disk are :

IBMGRAPH PRD (or one of the printer drivers)
WORD COM
MW COD
MW COM
MW DAT
MW HLP
MW INI
MW PGM
MWA (this is the key for decoding the program)

The MW* files must be in the subdirectory \MSTOOLS.

Incidentally, WORD.COM which does the decryption and loading of the "real"
program contains the following message:

" **INTERNAL SECURITY VIOLATION***
..The tree of evil bears bitter
fruit,..crime does not pay...
THE SHADOW KNOWS

  3 Responses to “Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : MORE_UNP.ZIP
Filename : MSWORD2.TXT

  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: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/