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is it posable to take a snapshot of a program in memory

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

I am messing with a mmorpg and want to learn more about it. Now it seems a common belief that you can not learn much about these games because the game recides on another server. But I used to have a friend that rewrote amiga mmorpg games to run on other platforms. The general ideal is that something on your end has to decode the info. by taking snapshots of memory addresses you can eventauly gather enough info to build a alogorithim to decode the info then build a decoder yourself. even if I am not able to do this, I should be able to learn some interesting stuff. could a memory dump be used for this?

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Re: is it posable to take a snapshot of a program in memory

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

Why would you want to see a memory dump?
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Re: is it posable to take a snapshot of a program in memory

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

View PostButchDean, on 06 December 2012 - 04:55 PM, said:

Why would you want to see a memory dump?

not sure I do but would like to see whats in memory. Thought that might be 1 way.
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Re: is it posable to take a snapshot of a program in memory

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

What you speak of is called "Reverse engineering"
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the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object, or system through analysis of its structure, function, and operation


As we won't help reverse others hard work, I shall close this.

PM me if there are issues.

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