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Geo3
October 11th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Is any one out there that still cracks or deprotects Apple II/IIgs disks?

Terry Yager
October 11th, 2005, 07:51 PM
You might be interested in one of my auctions this week (sorry all for the off-topicness).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8704614736&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

--T

Geo3
October 12th, 2005, 06:42 PM
Hi,
I did see the auction. Wild Card is great for single loading games. Takes a snap shot of the memory. But disks that have to acess the disk for information over and over need another way. It would be nice if everything was simple.
Good luck with the auction.

carlsson
October 15th, 2005, 11:09 AM
I don't know if there ever was an Apple II scene, but on the other hand, there still are Commodore 64 groups who re-crack old (20+ years) and new releases. They do this mostly for a laugh though.

Geo3
October 16th, 2005, 06:51 AM
There were lots of Pirate groups. I would say around 25 groups, having 5-25 members each. All want to put there Pirate signature on being the first to deprotect a disk. Most of them found crakcing a disk more challeneging then the game it self.
There was a magazine Computist that was nothing but cracking apple II/IIgs disks. Some where a small sector edits, some took pages on what to do, I believe I have all 91 issues of it.

carlsson
October 16th, 2005, 10:57 AM
25 groups sounds a bit small, given the amount of Apple II systems sold. On the other hand, those were a bit expensive and often more business oriented than home entertainment if I understood it correctly.

Heh.. a Google search on apple 2 scene gives a mix of Shakespeare references and recent Apple products. There certainly are user groups, forums and alike, but I don't know where to find what you are looking for.

Here is a speech (?) from Rubicon 5 (2003) about Apple II piracy:
http://www.archive.org/audio/audio-details-db.php?collectionid=Apple-II-Pirate-Lore&collection=textfiles_audio

German group Ninja Force put a few years ago together a list of IIgs demos and groups:
http://www.ninjaforce.com/html/special_demoscene.html

Geo3
October 16th, 2005, 05:38 PM
Hi,
That is why I posted here. All of the groups or so called groups disovled when the BBS went away. There still a few a like the challenge. The challenge is finding them. And they finding the time to do it. I posted it a few times else where.