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    X-COM Enemy Unknown and Windows XP

    Hello
    I found way to run demo X-COM Enemy Unknown from steam under Windows XP.
    - Download (link removed)
    - Unzip to c:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown-Demo\Binaries\Win32\

    Start the game

    Best Regards
    m0n5t3r
    Last edited by japester; 09-28-2012 at 09:22 AM. Reason: removed virus link

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    Downloading this file is like ☺☺☺☺ing a prostitute without a condom, it might get you happy or it might give you aids.

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    I smell a rat.

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    Give him a chance to explain how and why it should work after extraction.

    (btw. I got Windows Seven anyways so no aids for me today.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skodmunk View Post
    Downloading this file is like ☺☺☺☺ing a prostitute without a condom, it might get you happy or it might give you aids.
    It's fun at the time, but there's a price to paid later.

    Makes it kind of like marriage, really.

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    A one-post wonder? You want to risk your PC on something from someone with no cred or rep here and who lacks the consideration and smarts to at least introduce himself? Good luck with that, you may need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skodmunk View Post
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    Downloading this file is like ☺☺☺☺ing a prostitute without a condom, it might get you happy or it might give you aids.
    Hmmm.... quite so.

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    Under Windows XP there are missing few exports from kernel32.dll ( there are available from Vista or above )... So I created sernel32.dll using DLL Spoof method with redirected exports to kernel32.dll and implemented missing functions. At exe I redirected using Hex editor from kernel32.dll to sernel32.dll. It's dirty and nasty hack but It's working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0n5t3r View Post
    Under Windows XP there are missing few exports from kernel32.dll ( there are available from Vista or above )... So I created sernel32.dll using DLL Spoof method with redirected exports to kernel32.dll and implemented missing functions. At exe I redirected using Hex editor from kernel32.dll to sernel32.dll. It's dirty and nasty hack but It's working.
    Which is definitely a clever solution if its on the up and up, but as you should know hooking into something like kernel32 is a basic rootkit behavior as well and even if legitimate can cause some serious potential stability issues for the entire computer, and if not legitimate you have a rootkit.

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    But this sort of DLL Spoof is affecting only demo of X-COM... Not all system.

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    Okay, someone with XP, sacrifice your computer for this!

    Hacks for the hacks god! Machines for machine throne!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandemon View Post
    Okay, someone with XP, sacrifice your computer for this!

    Hacks for the hacks god! Machines for machine throne!
    lol.. I would, but I'm not that desperate to play the demo on my XP machine.

    I'm not even that desperate to play the full game on my XP machine. I'd rather fork out the extra money and set up a dual boot.

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    I wouldn't trust it unless you have a XP vm you can burn down after it infects you.

    https://www.virustotal.com/file/0a48...is/1348767235/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordo_Xenos View Post
    I wouldn't trust it unless you have a XP vm you can burn down after it infects you.

    https://www.virustotal.com/file/0a48...is/1348767235/
    I knew I smelled a rat. Thanks for the scan.

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    It's dirty hack so several antivirus software could detect modifications as dangerous. In my opinion this hack is safe. sernel32.dll is dll spoof with added microsoft library from SDK. Exe file is only modified in one byte ( replaced "kernel32.dll" with "sernel32.dll" ).

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    well I checked it out - that thing kinda works, but I think it is missing something - game crashes upon selecting new game

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    Are You using Steam version of demo? Yesterday I finished demo version at my XP computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kashper View Post
    well I checked it out - that thing kinda works, but I think it is missing something - game crashes upon selecting new game
    Welcome to the forums Kashper, I see you joined us just today and congratulations to your very first post


    Quote Originally Posted by m0n5t3r View Post
    Are You using Steam version of demo? Yesterday I finished demo version at my XP computer.
    Huh? I was unaware that there is a non-steam demo for XCOM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eri Kasamoto View Post
    Huh? I was unaware that there is a non-steam demo for XCOM.
    Sorry... You have right... I've tested this hack at my computer and it's working. Maybe It's depends on computer configuration or updates. I have clean XP SP3 and radeon 6850...

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    I have been told by the professionals that this is a virus. Locking thread and deleting links.

    CLOSED

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