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Encrypt .pbo?
« on: August 17, 2007, 11:13:19 am »
Is it possible to encrypt a .pbo file so that the Arma game engine can read it but something like cpbo or depbo can't extract everything out of it? I wish someone would make a tool like this!

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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 04:00:29 pm »
Yes, that's what the smart console uses. I'm not 100% familiar with how it works, probably encryption, but it could just be some byte distortion/encryption that gets patched in memory just as ArmA starts up as well. It's not as safe as one can think though.
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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 04:38:09 pm »
Yes, that's what the smart console uses. I'm not 100% familiar with how it works, probably encryption, but it could just be some byte distortion/encryption that gets patched in memory just as ArmA starts up as well.
That sounds about right.
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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 05:38:11 pm »
Oh, that's too bad. I was hoping the .pbo could be a mission I made and distributed.. where anyone connecting to my server to play the map.. their game would auto-download it and we could play. But if they went to their Arma mission cache they couldn't take the map and extract it.  :icon_cry2

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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 05:41:44 pm »
Oh, that's too bad. I was hoping the .pbo could be a mission I made and distributed.. where anyone connecting to my server to play the map.. their game would auto-download it and we could play. But if they went to their Arma mission cache they couldn't take the map and extract it.  :icon_cry2

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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 10:35:46 pm »
Yes, I haven't released my work for Arma yet.
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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 11:15:01 pm »
Yes, I haven't released my work for Arma yet.
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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 11:37:16 pm »
That mission was by Toadlife.. yes, I loves the CTI.
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Re: Encrypt .pbo?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 11:41:17 pm »
That mission was by Toadlife..
Lmao, my bad.
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