Mission to crack the Mass Effect 3 Private Beta ,

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  1. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    For years, (since 2011) I have been trying to crack the Mass Effect 3 Private Beta back open. To rejog your memory, it was the build that was accidentally included with the new dashboard for public beta testers to try out. It was floating around in prodnet for a few hours, and then pulled. It had some dramatically different content from the prodrelease. It was very alpha, to the point of Microsoft Sam starring as a voice over. Enough said. Upon booting, the interface requires a "go ahead" signal from BioWare's servers to go anywhere past the main menu. Countless programmers have tried to give this a crack, and with no success unfortunately.

    So I am finally reaching out to the ASSEMbler community for some help. -
    If you can crack this, in return, I will be giving you the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Pre-Alpha Build (#253) for the Xbox 360. To my knowledge, this was never released, and is considered quite a rare gem. It as well, vastly differs from the prodrelease. Including the cancelled Cobra Day and Night Helicopter Pilot missions, as well as a completely different training (1st) mission, it is well worth your time if you appreciate obscure things like me.

    Here are some screens as proof, and a bit of a show off :
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    Throwing these in as well mainly for the Xbox 360 Archivists:

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    If you want to give the Mass Effect 3 Private Beta a whirl, here's a download link.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xzignxn4ubmkqd/45418986.rar?dl=0
    Just drop it under your content/0000000000000000/ and it'll pop up under your GOD.

    Thanks,
     
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  2. Stipo360

    Stipo360 Dead Rising & XDKs

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    Well of course you'll need to bypass the server check in the xex, could be fairly simple or could be littered with pesky encryption methods. My personal advice would be to ask Lord Zedd on xboxchaos, that dude knows his way around this.

    Also a release or 253? .. :( i have it, would appreciate if it wasn't leaked...
     
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  3. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    It'll be privately distributed under some NDA. Nothing to worry about.
     
  4. Stipo360

    Stipo360 Dead Rising & XDKs

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    'preciate it :cool:
     
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  5. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    The first mistake is assuming anything CoD hasnt been traded around a ton.
     
  6. Stipo360

    Stipo360 Dead Rising & XDKs

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    Thankfully the earlier builds have managed to retain their value, the newer builds like 328? hahaha leaked as a leaking pipe
     
  7. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    It's one of the reasons I didn't waste time on them. When 3 or 4 people said, in what, 2010? That they had the builds, it's just not worth the hassle hah. They will appear online at some point :)
     
  8. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    Why are you here?
     
  9. Stipo360

    Stipo360 Dead Rising & XDKs

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    CoD aside, good luck with unlocking! as i said, its really worth shooting zedd a PM, I don't see him having any trouble unlocking it, as he has done it with a ton of games, maybe some money will entice him?
     
  10. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    Can you send Zedd a link to this thread?
     
  11. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    Im a moderator, I believe I can be here. I just make things clear to people who don't realize what goes on. Sorry if it struck a nerve. Best of luck getting the game unlocked.
     
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  12. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    Thank you.
     
  13. Commander Shepard

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    Added more software to deal.
     
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  14. Colek

    Colek Spirited Member

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    I am no expert, but I guess you tried setting up proxy up to monitor internet requests etc. from your Xbox? Then maybe you could spoof the EA server?
     
  15. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    I have not...
    I'm not an expert at all this, or too versed at all.
    Just a collector wanting something cracked.
    If you wanna give it a shot, by all means!
     
  16. Jack.

    Jack. RISC Master Race

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    It's probably a shot in the dark without source code. The game likely tried to connect to hard-coded IP addresses (internal ones, maybe?) sending an hard-coded signal. At that point the server (THAT server alone) would've recognized the string and sent back some data. If the data sent back (which could be an escape sequence or a complex encrypted string) matched what the game is expecting, it would let you pass. Best way to crack this would be to bypass the check entirely, or guess the answerback and send it to the game with a proxied or faked server (it is nearly impossible to guess the data though).
    Good luck on that, I think that it's not going to be easy. Have you tried to contact a cracking group like Skidrow, FLT, etc. yet?
     
  17. Commander Shepard

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    Give it a try. They are probably the only ones that could ever do it, if they are willing. I'd love to be able to help but, alas, I don't have the expertise required. Too bad, since I love ME3 as well, and seeing this early content would be awesome.
     
  19. fate6

    fate6 Haha, I killed a Pumpkin!

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    Or just ask Zedd, Guy knows a thing or two about activation and betas.
     
  20. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard LulzSec Hillbilly

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    Yeah someone reached out to him about this. He said unreal code is never appetizing, and that he gave it a look and has had no luck.
     

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