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How to tell if it's cracked or not?

Postby Gamergull on Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:25 am

Hey, everyone. Normally, I lurk, but this time I need an answer...

So, after almost a month of being down, my arcade's cab has a new HDD freshly installed with ITG r23. It works fine, however some regulars and I would like to play USB custom songs (like we used to, happily, once upon a time). Custom songs are off, and I didn't see the line to enable them in the service menu options; dunno why. Anyways, I'd like to install the r21 patch... but I did some research, and found out about the boot loop revision install error. I really don't wanna risk this, and I really don't wanna muck around with hacks and workarounds. So my question is, how can I be sure that it's safe to install r21? How can I tell if the cab's software is already cracked or not?

I hope this makes enough sense. I have friends that know way more about the internals of ITG than me (and yeah, they've gotten in trouble for messing with it too much :/ ). Thanks!
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Re: How to tell if it's cracked or not?

Postby Paparazzi on Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:45 pm

You could try comparing md5/sha1 hashes of the cracked binaries to what's on the machine: http://concubidated.com/stepmania/index ... ve/Cracks/
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Re: How to tell if it's cracked or not?

Postby Gamergull on Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:46 pm

Ah. Well, I wasn't able to check this way, but I do now believe that the cab is running r23 cracked no dongle.

Hmm... without opening the back panel (which is drilled shut tightly, ugh), is it possible to install a cracked revision via USB that enables custom songs and removes the song time limit? Not sure if I should be worried about checksums and the dreaded boot loop error upon install. Thanks for any info.
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Re: How to tell if it's cracked or not?

Postby Horsey on Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:08 am

The mismatch error will occur because you're using a hacked binary because you have no dongle. You can install a new r21 binary by booting into the machine with Linux, but I'm not sure how to get a patched binary r21. I do however have a patched, no song limits, no dongle r23 binary if you're interested.

If you're going through the hassle of this, you should instead install oITG IMHO. I can find give the directions to that if you're interested.
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Re: How to tell if it's cracked or not?

Postby Gamergull on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:15 pm

Ah ok, sounds good. I really want to avoid trying to take off the back panel to access the hardware though (well, it's a last resort option). Such a version of r23 would be great.
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Re: How to tell if it's cracked or not?

Postby Horsey on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:50 pm

Gamergull wrote:Ah ok, sounds good. I really want to avoid trying to take off the back panel to access the hardware though (well, it's a last resort option). Such a version of r23 would be great.


there is no reason to take the back pannel off unless you're accessing the dongle, HDD, or wiring. Now you can get a USB2 port on the back to makes transfer faster,but that's not required. Lemme look for it in my files. You could look in the r21 dropbox if you're impatient. It'll be the tools folder.
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Re: How to tell if it's cracked or not?

Postby Horsey on Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:04 am

here's the no dongle cracked r23 binary

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fts2y0a54syjo ... le.gz?dl=0
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