Well, that's a stretch. Usually the license agreement is talking about
specifically altering the executable by disassembling it, modifying it,
and then reassembling the hacked/cracked version.
What these programs do is it looks for the specific blocks of memory
where the game's values are stored and then changes them. Say it lookes
for health you could then use the cheater to restore you back to 100%
health by resetting the value stored at the given memory address. You
are altering the game, but only what is stored in memory and not the
binary itself. I'm not sure what the legality of these cheater programs
are regarding the license agreement.
While I personally hate these cheater programs I'm not sure I'd revoke
someone's license key because of it. After all they paid for the game,
and they aren't actually messing with the game itself in terms of
hacking/cracking it. They are just cheating.
On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 22:53 -1000, Charles Rivard wrote:
> I totally agree. Are programs like this something that would totally go
> against the license agreement that gamers agree to when they buy most of the
> games for blind gamers. Isn't it illegal to disassemble, alter, or
> reengineer the software in any way? Isn't that exactly what programs such
> as these do?
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