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[QUESTION] - Decrypt .inf Files

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by DarkEden Genesis, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. DarkEden Genesis

    DarkEden Genesis Newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    An excelent 2012 to all of you.

    I'm here today to try to get some help.
    Let's go.
    I have .inf files that I need to edit.
    Since it uses some kind of "cryptography" it obviously couldn't be read on a normal text editor.
    What is the solution do "decrypt" this files then?
    I believe that a specific program to read these files must be created, right?


    Thanks for helping.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I do not think standard windows inf files are encrypted ?
     
  3. DarkEden Genesis

    DarkEden Genesis Newbie

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    It's not windows .inf files.

    It's GAME .inf files.
     
  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    There 's no standard for games. Each game can have its own scheme of storing data. So, unless you have some information or it's guessable, you 'd need to fire up a debugger/disassembler, locate the part of the code that is responsible for reading the files and find out the algorithm. Not trivial :)
     
  5. DarkEden Genesis

    DarkEden Genesis Newbie

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    Jazz.

    I need that help.
    How can I get help on it?
     
  6. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    From the info you provided, it seems you need someone who is well versed in reverse engineering. Not easy to find. If you are able to fork some cash, try hitting the "Hire A Freelancer" section, in case someone with those skills lurks there.
     
  7. DarkEden Genesis

    DarkEden Genesis Newbie

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    I don't think it's really a biig job.
    In really it seems to be easy (for someone that knows what to do).

    I also have sources of the game, so it's easier than...

    Can we talk via MSN?
     
  8. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you have the source, there 's no need for reverse engineering obviously. You need a programmer who is versed on the language it 's written in. You should have posted that on the first post. How do you expect to get help when you forget to mention critical information?
    In any case, good luck with your issue.
     
  9. hiderightnow

    hiderightnow Junior Member

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    I don't get it. If you have the game source files, why would you bother with an .inf file from the same game? Unless that .inf file contains some kind of user, password or savegame you would like to find out. In this case, just talk to someone who knows the programming language the game is written in, and it shouldn't take long before you find out the information you require.