ROXOR-2A by zerofun
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release date : may 2008
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added on the 2008-05-25 08:01:10 by zerofun zerofun

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I have three problems with this. Firstly it ruined my windows after exiting. Secondly, its one of the simplest 256b I have seen (in terms of result). Thirdly running a setup program means I have to count those bytes too, which makes this a 4k.
sucks added on the 2008-05-25 08:45:49 by auld auld
You can never make the scene happy. :)

Nice implimenting the method gargaj suggested, at least it works now!
added on the 2008-05-25 08:47:48 by micksam7 micksam7
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added on the 2008-05-25 12:08:41 by Pirx Pirx
Now it works :)
It's not really pretty, but thumbs up for crazy hacking.
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 12:10:54 by Preacher Preacher
I will just give it a thumb up for trying again something very different that I may not understood and thumbed down before but you are crazy to try it again and do all this setup process and stuff that I must not understand but it's a hack already because it's different than coding a normal 256b and what the fuck I am telling now? :)
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 12:24:45 by Optimus Optimus
Man, sorry for my previous post, but I saw no other way to open your eyes. I know that free hostings generally sux, and I understand everybody can have problems with download link sometimes, but is it really hard to share 6KB reasonable way, especially when you are releasing new production? Last time unfriendly sceners thumbed down your prod because of that, friendly ones hosted it - didn't you draw any conclusion?

EXE modified by SETUP works, cool you fix that. Typical 256B intro next time?

micksam7, thanks.
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 12:35:01 by Pirx Pirx

Firstly it ruined my windows after exiting.
I tried on various resolutions - it only doesn't clear screen, what is no big problem (I remember worse issues with your 1Ks on older machine, hehe).

Secondly, its one of the simplest 256b I have seen (in terms of result).
It's the most complex 256B for Windows I have ever seen (actually it's the second one, first was 204b HelloWorld).

Thirdly running a setup program means I have to count those bytes too, which makes this a 4k.
Absolutely no. Setup doesn't extract any resources, it only prepares good EXE (modifies existing one in fact). For example some 4K intros provide various resolution-versions in archive, you choose proper for you. Here situation is similar, but instead of making 500 versions author created generator.

Haven't you missed the point of this prod, a little?
added on the 2008-05-25 13:04:57 by Pirx Pirx
Well for me the point is: Make better effects with more bytes rather than shit with less bytes. I understand this is kinda proof of concept here but I would rather see something interesting in 4k or even 64k.
sucks added on the 2008-05-25 13:18:08 by masterm masterm
i didnt just understand the purpose of using the resolution of the screen to make this xor texture? whats wrong with using some standard resolution like 640x480 or even the old 320x200 for this kind of stuff?
added on the 2008-05-25 13:23:51 by rudi rudi
much better now :)
and it's not the first 256b with an editor either
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 14:05:07 by Gargaj Gargaj
It's the most complex 256B for Windows I have ever seen (actually it's the second one, first was 204b HelloWorld).

which means you didn't see this or this.

Anyway, intro works now but having the desktop filled with a simple xor texture it not particularly interesting.
added on the 2008-05-25 15:26:08 by StingRay StingRay
stingray: those are not PE
added on the 2008-05-25 15:30:11 by Gargaj Gargaj
hmm ok :)
added on the 2008-05-25 15:31:11 by StingRay StingRay
Piggy for the technical achievement, but effect-wise this sucks.
added on the 2008-05-25 15:36:11 by stijn stijn
It works fine now. I wonder whether there's a tutorial about which PE header fields are safe to change/overlap so that it works under any Windows (2k+). I've seen TinyPE and made a few attempts (no setup file: kernel32 lookup from stack return address + LoadLibrary + import by hash), but I'd like a reliable method... maybe the Crinkler guys know something?
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 15:39:30 by rrrola rrrola
StingRay, yes, Peci's intros crashed on every computer I tried to launch them.
added on the 2008-05-25 15:41:22 by Pirx Pirx
Pirx: well, just like the first version of Roxor :D
added on the 2008-05-25 15:43:57 by StingRay StingRay
I absolutely disagree that you should include the setup program in the size, considering you can delete it after you've run it.
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 16:31:04 by parcelshit parcelshit
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 16:31:47 by RRROAR RRROAR
Setup program works fine.
Motivational thumb up for not giving up after your first try.
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 16:41:24 by rbz rbz
Apparently doesn't work on Vista x64. When I try to run it, an error box comes up and asks me to see if I might need a 64-bit version. I practically never see this error with anything, so the app is doing something strange. Can we get a version 3? :) I'd love to see a small app method working on all systems..
added on the 2008-05-25 16:54:38 by bigcheese bigcheese
and yeah, small Windows apps in the past have mostly just crashed and burned on everything I've tried to run them on. Based on the above comments, it at appears that this one may be an improvement even if it doesn't work on 64-bit.
added on the 2008-05-25 16:56:26 by bigcheese bigcheese
now, rulez
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 17:37:06 by Anat Anat
That download link is a pain in the ass, I gave up before getting the actual file.
added on the 2008-05-25 20:03:00 by keops keops
@stingray .. I said "in terms of result". If the technique had meant an amazing- never before seen- result in 256bytes (like pecis shaded teapot) I would have voted thumb up. Oh and yeah, last I looked I dont have to justify my opinion to you.
added on the 2008-05-25 20:42:49 by auld auld
Pirx , not in terms of "result"...which if you read my post, you'll see thats what I meant.
added on the 2008-05-25 20:44:01 by auld auld
stingray: sorry stingray, I misread your post - got up tight, posted aggressively. Its pirx I have the problem with here. Apologies.
added on the 2008-05-25 20:46:54 by auld auld
no worries :)
added on the 2008-05-25 20:48:21 by StingRay StingRay
I agree with auld and after watching some of Yobi's stuff today this might be a nice hack but it's not in the same league.
added on the 2008-05-25 21:10:58 by Shockwave Shockwave
Some of the older .com 256-byte stuff is nice and all.. but it's increasingly incompatible (Vista has stricter security and less msdos support, and more systems are running 64-bit os's). People have got to keep looking for new tricks... So a thumb for effort (especially the system-specific EXE generator - a nice old idea that should make these things more compatible).
rulez added on the 2008-05-26 00:42:58 by bigcheese bigcheese
so a final version is a new production now? this is just as bad as the previous version, maybe even worse. how about using some of the ~100bytes of padding in the header for importing your functions in a more compatible way? just jumping to absolute addresses in memory is just horrible. at least i get to thumb it down twice!
sucks added on the 2008-05-26 01:06:52 by mentor mentor
fucks up my screen, but at least it works now..
added on the 2008-05-26 19:06:02 by v3nom v3nom
rapidshare? cmon!
sucks added on the 2008-05-27 00:41:39 by toxie toxie
xor patterns does not make me horny.
sucks added on the 2008-05-27 23:12:55 by datsua datsua
rulez added on the 2008-05-28 00:38:39 by panic panic
no go
added on the 2009-01-03 15:46:26 by T$ T$
Even nice as for 256b.
added on the 2010-01-05 21:21:07 by Scooter Scooter
too buggy
sucks added on the 2010-08-01 08:44:47 by closed closed
awesome. works on vista. theres obviously room for lots of hacks to be made here.
rulez added on the 2011-09-11 17:16:23 by rudi rudi
does not work on win7 x64
added on the 2011-09-11 17:59:41 by las las

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