Apple Krackers Guide

Broken Apple

Datada el 6 de marzo de 1985, Apple Krackers Guide (PDF) es un documento histórico el que recoge diferentes formas de crackear o romper la protección en programas de Apple, o como se menciona en dicho documento “art of kraking”.

El documento contiene un total 134 páginas divididos en 8 capítulos y 23 apéndices. El documento tiene el siguiente índice:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to kraking.
  • Chapter 2. Where to Begin. A discussion on the first steps to kraking protected programs.
  • Chapter 3. Minimal Hardware Necessary for Kraking Protected Programs. Disk Jockey.
  • Chapter 4. Deprotecting Single Load programs.
  • Chapter 5. Modified DOS Protection.
  • Chapter 6. Modified RWTS Protection.
  • Chapter 7. The Art of Memory Packinq.
  • Chapter 8. Protected Applesoft Basic programs.
  • Appendix A. Kraking modified ros’ s with COPYB.
  • Appendix B. Making a F8 Krak ROM.
  • Appendix C. Makinq your own NMI board.
  • Appendix D. Practical uses for the NMI/modified ROM hardware.
  • Appendix E. RAM card kraking.
  • Appendix F. The ReI( card.
  • Appendix G. Memory Move writer documentation.
  • Appendix H. Disabling Minor Disk Access from Single Load Programs.
  • Appendix I. Using COPYB to krak Thief.
  • Appendix J. Deprotecting Robotron from Atarisoft.
  • Appendix K. Kraking PANDORA’S BOX from Datamost.
  • Appendix L. Kraking Jungle Hunt from Atarisoft.
  • Appendix M. Kraking Zaxxon from Datasoft.
  • Appendix N. Kraking Electronic Arts’ cut and Paste, One on one, and the Last Gladiator.
  • Appendix O. Kraking Roundabout from Datamost in a full disk format.
  • Appendix P. Kraking Mouskattack from On-Line Systems.
  • Appendix Q. Deprotecting Photar from Softape.
  • Appendix R. Deprotecting Bug Attack from Cavalier Computer.
  • Appendix S. Deportecting Flip out.
  • Appendix T. Deprotecting Guardian from Continental Software.
  • Appendix U. Kraking Mating Zone from Datamost: an example of defeating minor disk access from a single load program.
  • Appendix v. Kraking Crime Wave from Penguin Software.
  • Appendix W. Krakinq Roundabout into a single file: Using a memory packer.
  • The Annotated Mr. Xerox.
  • Regarding Tiger Teams Off the record comment on Apple piracy.

Este documento tuvo que ser una joya en su época, al menos lo es para los que nos gustan la historia y anécdotas menos conocidas de la informática :)