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Redshrt2 and Steam

Postby elitemerlin » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:59 am

Hey guys im running into a bit of a problem (i think)

Ok so i open up redshrt2.exe via cmd.exe , (redshrt2.exe is located in my e:/program files/steam/steamapps/common/uplink/users/ DIR, fyi)

i type in

redshrt2 -d MERLiN.usr MERLiN.hex

everything goes good (i think) and says this.

Redshrt2 command line utility
Decrypting file: MERLiN.usr....done


Now heres the problem. When i look inside my
e:/program files/steam/steamapps/common/uplink/users/ DIR i dont see a new file created with the extension .hex - it seems nothing has been created at all.

Picture of this below.

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So this is where im confused at, because w/o a *.hex file being created i have nothing to load into a hex editor to change values etc... Anyone ever ran into this before? Maybe know a fix? Or see something i've done wrong?

Thanks to all the replys in advanced - MERLiN
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Postby elitemerlin » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:08 am

KingAl wrote:Eh? Hex editors don't need files with *.hex extensions, and even if they did you could just change the file extension of the output, no?
Unless you're just trying to say that redshirt 2 didn't decrypt it.


I understand hex editors dont need files w/ a *.hex ext. And im aware i could just change the .usr ext to .hex if i wanted to.

And im not sure if im saying redshrt2 didnt decrypt it or not, thats my problem, Whenever redshrt2 decrypts a file is it supposed to create a new file named *.hex? or does it decrypt the file and doesnt change the .usr ext and thus making a need for a manual re-name of the ext? That is my question.

Could you help me out?
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Postby KingAl » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:08 am

Perhaps the redshirt2 decryption program only likes to output files with a *.usr extension? Also, have you tried searching your computer for said *.hex file? Perhaps it outputs the file to the C drive if you don't include an address in the output parameter?

EDIT: Yeah, I misread the post at first, hence my first - irrelevant, and now deleted - reply.

EDIT 2: Does it actually take an output parameter? Have you checked that it hasn't just decrypted the original *.usr file?
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Postby elitemerlin » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:17 am

Yes, I have ran a search on all my HD's for *.hex and nothing came up at all.

Is there a way to specify a output DIR param in the syntax of redshrt2? If so do you know this param?

If you want to better know what im trying to do here, there is a guide im trying to follow located here.

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How  to  get  a 10 digit credit sum in your bank account. This is
what you need:

- A   program   called   "redshirt2"
- A hex editor of your choice.
- Put the  redshirt2.exe  file  to  your  'users'  directory
- install  Hex Editor
- Now go to the DIR in CMD and run this command

redshrt2 -d (your username in the game).usr (your username in the
game).hex

- Now start Hex Editor and open your *.hex


EDIT 1:
EDIT 2: Does it actually take an output parameter? Have you checked that it hasn't just decrypted the original *.usr file?


How would i go about checking that?
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Postby frenchfrog » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:11 pm

Out of curiosity, could you give the link where you got that _cheat_ from. It most have been updated not long ago since it talks about redshirt2 .

If I remember correctly redshrt2 do the decryption in place.
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Postby KingAl » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:51 pm

elitemerlin wrote:EDIT 1:
EDIT 2: Does it actually take an output parameter? Have you checked that it hasn't just decrypted the original *.usr file?


How would i go about checking that?


frenchfrog has suggested that it does the decryption 'in place' - i.e. it alters the original file, rather than writing to a new one. This is essentially what I meant by that question. After you've used redshirt 2 on it, try opening the original file in your hex editor.
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Postby madsniper » Tue May 01, 2007 3:33 am

Sorry for drudging this topic up, but, where can you get redshrt2? I have redshirt2 which is used for darwinia. When you do a plain conversion to a .hex, you do not get anything significant, pretty much just something that says redshrt2 (random letters, numbers, and ...'s) I've tried a million and six different ways to decrypt my usr file but it hasn't worked. Any news on this subject?
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Postby shinygerbil » Tue May 01, 2007 9:36 am

This thread is one of five that come up if you search these forums for redshrt2. The second-to-last post by frenchfrog contains a redshrt2.exe, which I'm guessing will work. :)
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Postby madsniper » Wed May 02, 2007 3:47 am

frenchfrog's redshrt2.exe did technically decode the .usr file as far as I can tell because it opened in Hex Workshop, but I could not determine what was the money hex code.
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Postby KingAl » Wed May 02, 2007 5:53 am

You can open any file in a hex editor, so the fact that it opens proves nothing. Regardless, you'll want to be searching for the amount of money that you have in your account in the file.
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Postby madsniper » Thu May 03, 2007 5:19 am

I did. I converted 12860 into hex, and that hex showed up twice, changed them both, re-encrypted it, and nothing happened. I'm not sure what to do :|
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Postby alextarbox » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:40 pm

redshrt2.exe doesn't create a .hex file as redshirt.exe did...it decrypts the .usr file directly and you open the .usr file itself...as for finding the proper hex for money, well i haven't figured that one out myself yet but im still looking...ive checked most .usr, .dll and .dat files thus far
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Postby orillian » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:44 am

over 3 years, nice
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Postby martyfracker » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:28 am

Necro. I could care less. Just use cheat engine. You do not need to encrypt or decrypt any files. You can change any value in the game while it is running..
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