Apple II: Cracking

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When pirating Apple II games, the challenge was to make it as easy to transfer the files as possible. Since 300 baud could mean a full disk transfer taking over an hour, any reduction in size would be welcomed.

One way to do this would be to take a program disk and turn the disk into a single, smaller file. Of course, most programs (especially games) would have protection schemes inside to check to see if this sort of manipulaiton had gone on. Enter the “Crackers”, who would “Crack” the protection schemes so they didn’t work anymore.

This battle waged and has continued to wage between Software Companies and Software Pirates.

Filename Size Description of the Textfile
addocs.txt 17769 DOCS: Advanced Demuffin Version 1.1 by The Stack and The Inspector (February 8, 1983)
adexample.txt 2682 An Example of Using Advanced Demuffin to Crack a Game: Castle Wolfenstein
adtech.txt 16773 Technical Notes for Advanced Demuffin 1.1 by The Stack (1983)
advdem.app 16645 Technical notes for Advanced DeMuffin II, a cracking tool
alienmdcheat.txt 1286 Alien Mind Cheat - Brought to you by The Baron
alienmindpatch.txt 2183 A Crack and patch for Alien Mind, from Fred Gotfredson
asstcracks1.txt 8806 Assorted Cracks 1: Wings of Fury, VCR Companion, CrossWord Magic 4.0, Tetris, RoboCop, Ikari Warriors, etc. from Michael Kelsey
asstcracks2.txt 11043 Assorted Cracks 2: From Mike Hackett
bardst3wheel.txt 565 Bard's Tale III Code Wheel crack,from Zhu Hang
bardstale.txt 8219 Bard's Tale I and II GS character editor
battlechess.txt 1084 Deprotect for Battle Chess
bubbleghost.txt 3680 Bubble Ghost from Accolade
cheat.app 4424 All manner of cheats for various Apple II games
cheats 7416 LARGE Collection of Apple Cheats (Break into Monitor and Modify)
cheats.app 2749 The Penguin's Apple Cheats
cheats2.app 4498 Apple Pirate's Cheats
chess2000.txt 1493 ChessMaster 2100 GS
copyprog.app 2991 How to Copy Programs, by the Three Musketeers
copyprot.app 15163 Copy-Protecting your own disks, by Thomas T. Brylinski
crack1.txt 1023 Introduction to a Talk on Software Piracy
crackin.app 9989 An introduction to cracking by The Necromancer
cracktutor.txt 9295 The Basics of Basic Cracking, by Copy/Cat of the Hi-Res Hijackers
crakowit.app 3647 Kracowicz' Kracking Corner IV
crisis.app 1900 How to crack Crisis Mountain, by Doctor Who
crisismtncrack.txt 1922 How to Crack Crisis Mountain
darkheart.txt 6468 Become Master of the Game! Breaking into The Dark Heart of Uukrul by Jeff Hurlburt
deathcheat 517 Cheat for "Death Sword"
dejavucracks.txt 849 Deju Vu cracks from Computist magazine
diskjock.app 51504 Examining protected Applesoft programs, by the Disk Jockey
dm2copy.txt 682 Deprotect Dungeon Master v2.0
fastbreak.txt 1143 Fastbreak GS by Accolade
gnarlygolfcheat.txt 962 Gnarly Golf GS cheat - Britanicca by Jim Maricondo
hdinstallmethod.txt 10700 Install HD Version 1.0 May 1991
immortaldepro.txt 2487 Deprotecting The Immortal
infohardware.txt 13996 Krakowicz' Kracking Korner: Basic Hardware Kracking Tools
infolost.txt 6615 The Lost Treasures of Infocom Mini Manual
inforomswitch.txt 4970 Instructions for the Romswitch and the Krakrom NMI, by Krakowicz
jacknicklausgolf.txt 749 Jack Nicklaus's Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf
krack1.app 2927 High Technology's Cracking Tutorial, Part I
krack2.app 1765 High Technology's Cracking Tutorial, Part II
krack3.app 2239 High Technology's Cracking Tutorial, Part III
krack4.app 1887 High Technology's Cracking Tutorial, Part IV
krack5.app 2560 High Technology's Cracking Tutorial, Part V
krackarcade.txt 11096 Krakowicz's Kracking Korner IV: The Arcade Machine, with Notes on NMI and IDSI's Juggler, by Krakowicz
krackcyclod.txt 18184 Krakowicz' Kraking Corner: Cyclod, by Krakowicz
krackcyclod2.txt 12219 Krakowicz' Kraking Corner: Cyclod and Juggler, by Krakowicz
krackspm.txt 13745 Krakowicz' Kraking Korner: Kameari from Ado-Soft (Japan)
krackssi.txt 16351 Krakowicz' Kraking Korner: SSI's RDOS, by Krakowicz
kracktypea.txt 24839 Dealing with Disk Access Routines, by Krakowicz
krackwo.txt 8266 Krakowicz' Kraking Corner IIIa: Way Out, by Krakowicz
krackwo2.txt 7269 Krakowicz' Kraking Corner: Way Out Part 2, by Krakowicz
krakowic.txt 13198 Kracowicz' Kraking Tips from ROM Raider
krckwczt.app 137510 The Kracowicz Basics of Cracking Series. A++
lastninjaonhd.txt 1770 Last Ninja/IIgs Deprotect and Hard Disk Mods
maccrack.app 5981 The Byte's introduction to Mac Cracking
machine.app 13084 Black Bag's Introduction to Machine Language for Cracking
macteam.app 9569 Macteam's thoughts on copy protection on the Macintosh
manycheats2.txt 20106 Many Cheats II, from Pirates Bay
miffins2.txt 1421 How to use Demuffin Plus
odysseydepro.txt 1246 Odyssey: The Compleat Adventure (Deprotection)
param2.app 16201 Parameters of Nibbles Away II for various software packages
piratesdeproandhd.txt 9838 Making Pirates/GS Hard Disk Bootable, by Rubywant
playroomdepro.txt 1710 A Backup for Playroom, by Broderbund
princepersiadepro.txt 2243 Deprotect for Prince of Persia on 3.5" Floppy
softkey 21083 Softkey Unprotections for a Variety of Commercial Programs
tangled.txt 2888 Deprotect for Tangled Tales
thexder.txt 1201 Old version Thexder joystick patch for IIgs
trace2.app 11562 Mr. Xerox' boot tracing, volume I (badly converted)
tstdrv28biltdepro.txt 363 Deprotect for the 8 bit version of Test Drive II
ultima.v.txt 1097 Copy II+ Parameters for Ultima V
wings.fury.cht 606 Cheat to Wings of Fure
wiz4codesinfo.txt 3575 Wizardry IV Codes
wiz5codes.txt 37590 Wizardry V Magic Word List
wpwiz1dsk.txt 1372 Adding Write-Protect to Wizardry I boot disk image
xenocide.txt 925 Xenocide "key-disk" removal patch
yscheat.txt 5179 Cheat for Ancient Land of Y's (GS) by Jim Maricondo
ysdepro.txt 6834 Crack for Ancient Land of Y's (GS) by Jim Maricondo
There are 77 files for a total of 710,386 bytes.