Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : UNPROT2.ZIP
Filename : 123STAR.UNP

 
Output of file : 123STAR.UNP contained in archive : UNPROT2.ZIP
There is another version of Lotus 123 also called Release 1A
but with a different copy-protection technique. It can be
identified by an "*" that displays on the first screen under
the "s" in the word "Release"
Release 1A
*

To unprotect this version so it can be run on a hard disk
without requiring the SYSTEM DISK in drive A, do the following:

1. RENAME 123.EXE 123.XYZ
2. DEBUG 123.XYZ
3. Type U AB8C press ENTER
You should see MOV CX,0002
if you don't, something is different and this won't work.
4. Type E AB8C C3 press ENTER
5. Type W
6. Type Q
7. RENAME 123.XYZ 123.EXE

That's it. It will now run from any drive. As always, this patch
is provided so that honest people don't have to suffer the
inconvienences imposed upon them by software manufacturers.
 manufacturers.


  3 Responses to “Category : Unprotects for Games and Such
Archive   : UNPROT2.ZIP
Filename : 123STAR.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: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/