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Yesterday ShivShubh (CorePack team, currently almost non-active, so don’t blame the whole group) released a P2P crack for Need for Speed: Heat. In the attachment he has added that this crack was sent to him by some “private friend” (citing: “This crack was made possible entirely with the help from a very private friend so credits to him but his identity I will not disclose.”). Well, no.

I was happy in the beginning. I had the repack ready since the game official release, and that 16.2 GB were sitting there for 1.5 months already. I quickly verified the crack files and then ran it on three PCs I have access to. On my home Windows 7 it worked. But on the other two Windows 10 PCs it crashed after a few seconds in the task manager. That was strange. I’ve experienced similar behavior before, with older DeltaT cracks, CPY’s Octopath Traveler, some CODEX cracks. It always ment Denuvo triggers in place.

And then I took a closer look at the crack files itself. And they looked very familiar to all latest CODEX Denuvo cracks. Yep, even the main crack file has the denuvo64.dll as a name and it is almost the same size as last CODEX Borderlands 3 crack. But that doesn’t mean anything, right? Wrong. If you open that DLL in CFF Explorer and go to Exports table, you will see a phrase “DenuvoIsFinished”, which is a CODEX “watermark” for all of their D cracks. You can find it in the said BL3 crack as well.

What is different though is the compressibility of those files. NFSH dll can be compressed to less than 100 KB, while other CODEX cracks are almost uncompressible due to custom protection/compression they use to protect their Denuvo findings from competitive groups and Irdeto, the owner of Denuvo.

Just to be 100% sure I asked a few renowned members of cs.rin.ru about that crack (who know stuff about cracks, debugging and so on) – they all confirmed my suspicions. So currently the situation looks like this to me.

CODEX did their crack on November 15 (timestamp on a file) and started testing it. It’s a major group, they have to have at least a dozen of testers on different setups to check their cracks. It’s almost a New Year now – 1.5 months has passed. The only reason of them NOT releasing this crack is a bad state of it. Not working on two of my machines just confirms the theory.

Unfortunately, one of their testers wasn’t as good as they thought. And he/she leaked outside the group. I don’t know when it happened, but the tester who did it is a complete fucking idiot.

Not only he leaked what had to stay private, but he leaked the unprotected crack. Which is now in hands of Denuvo engineers – and trust me, they are not dumb, they will make all their best to NOT allow those methods to work anymore. So, my dear tester idiot and ShivShubh (who confirmed that he shared that crack with COREPACK TESTERS before releasing the crack to public). You both just made Denuvo stronger. And nobody will tell when CODEX or CPY or anyone else will make their Denuvo cracks again, if ever.

Congratulations.

Nobody did better job for this DRM than you two. You can now go and apply for a position in Irdeto.

And you, my fellow pirates, let’s just hope that anti-Denuvo war will continue after that huge blow. But don’t expect miracles now. Even if it’s a New Year Eve. And yes, even if the crack would be perfect, after I’ve discovered it’s been stolen I would never make a repack based on it. Yep, I’m not a scene, but without those guys repackers are nothing and every single group deserves respect for their efforts.

 

 

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https://www.reddit.com/r/CrackWatch/comments/egsl2j/need_for_speed_heat_p2p_crack_is_actually_a/ 

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The point of this topic is that

"Being a show off cost not only that whole group, who are trying to provide us a free use of educational software, efforts go to waste but also endangered the entire whole software communities future of ever being able to use freely those educational materials.

Merry Xmas to those two idiots as some might be hunting you now and make you lick a dirty bars toilet til it is shining clean."

 

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CorePack is Closing :

 

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It's time to say goodbye. I wish it hadn't come to this but sadly it has. We have had a bumpy ride over the years and as a team we tried our best to keep things going as smoothly as possible.It wasn't perfect, we have had many problems, most of them were caused by our own mistakes and incompetence back in the day. Which in the end, decided to come back and haunt us.

I don't wanna hide the fact that sometimes administration didn't see eye to eye and the inability to make compromises made things worse. We're tired of apologizing all the time, even for the things that happened long before my time, to which I had no control over. I guess the recent incident with NFS Heat put the final nail in the coffin, so we've decided to close the doors forever and say goodbye to everyone. 

We would like to thank all the staff members, for doing such a great job managing the community, Programmers (especially Razor12911, Gupta, Jiva Newstone), Repack Testers, Donors, Designers, VIPs, Uploaders for your priceless contributions towards the CorePacks community over the years. Finally, our members, you guys kept the community going, you gave us a purpose to keep going on, you were the ones that made us different from other groups. So thank you so much for being a part of CorePacks Community.

 

I would like to clarify something which i was going to avoid writing here. But i think it's necessary, it will help us go with our minds at ease.I have seen people trying to make it look like we ran this site for financial purposes. That's not true. We had zero income from this site. We had zero advertisements on our site. I paid for hosting, domains out of my own pocket. The little amount of money that came from donors went directly into purchasing game accounts for offline activation (CorePack Deadnuvo program). The money from Knight's link protector on his repack topics went towards renewing seed-boxes. We didn't make any fortune from running the site as some people have often claimed. 

And please note that shutting down the site has nothing to do with other rival repack groups, so please don't put any blame on them. 

Now to answer the question that most of you asked. 


NO, CorePack will never come back. This is not a temporary goodbye. The site will be closed forever. 

The site will stay online for 24-48 hours for you to collect anything you want. 

 

Cheers and Thank you!
[email protected]

 

 

Clarification by ShivShubh : 

 

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Some people were asking for clarification on NFS Heat, I dont want to go long on that so take it as a lie or understand the truth for what it is. I got the crack on 27th december from The-Knight and for sure my first intentions were to make a repack with it, knight already had the repack ready for post and he was asking for confirmations. We always confirm things with 4 admins on our CP Admins group before doing anything major. Thanks to @-RAVEN- and @RamiroCruzo who suggested not to release the repack. We decided not to release our repack. Then I went on to ask @THE KNIGHT more about this crack, he said he was given this crack 4-5 days ago and was told to make a repack with it. I asked is it on public already :-

 

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I am not going to clarify that any further. I still take the blame for posting it on cs rin if that affected CP reputation in a way. Its sad to see CorePack fading away after 6 years for me who's retired or barely doing anything. Thanks @THE KNIGHT for being the repack machine and handling CorePack for several years straight without asking for anything. Thanks @-RAVEN- for supporting CorePack in its hard times. Thanks @RamiroCruzo for sharing drinks. Thanks to @Razor12911, @Gupta, @Jiva newstone, @-PUNISHΞR- and others for doing something that made repacks possible for us. Thanks ex-admin @Leader as well.

 

I still think its a better idea to just remove from me and let CorePack run as it is 😅 But I think there are more reasons for the shut down. Farewell to you all !

 

 

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I like my perspective on the situation. Imagine telling people about the one that broke the camels back and when they ask "Which game is that?" and you reply "Need For Speed Heat" the amount of WTF faces you are going to see and confusion. "Wait, people still play NFS? Their last good game was Underground 2 which is 20 years ago" that's the hard part that it's tough to swallow. Especially when people expect it to be some epic game that was worth the DRM....LMAO

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On 12/30/2019 at 12:45 AM, Sylence said:

Codex and CPY should copyright their cracks so they can sue the P2P testers if they ever leak them.

 

But with anti-piracy group and copyright group lurking around and getting to know this situation, this won't be likely.

Moereover, how they sue the P2P testers is another question, as jurisdiction problems can arise.

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49 minutes ago, Edward Raja said:

But with anti-piracy group and copyright group lurking around and getting to know this situation, this won't be likely.

Moereover, how they sue the P2P testers is another question, as jurisdiction problems can arise.

 

it was a joke though, i don't think one can copyright things like cracks, keygens etc

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24 minutes ago, Sylence said:

 

it was a joke though, i don't think one can copyright things like cracks, keygens etc

yeah, for some they don't take it well.

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1 hour ago, Sylence said:

i don't think one can copyright things like cracks, keygens etc

Not completely sure about how it works, but looks like most things can be copyrighted/patented as long as they fit the regulations.

The trouble could be that one would have to officially take credit for the crack/keygen with real ID/personal information for registration purpose. And pay the fees.

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3 hours ago, Edward Raja said:

yeah, for some they don't take it well.

 

Obviously

 

1 hour ago, mp68terr said:

Not completely sure about how it works, but looks like most things can be copyrighted/patented as long as they fit the regulations.

The trouble could be that one would have to officially take credit for the crack/keygen with real ID/personal information for registration purpose. And pay the fees.

 

Right, and those crackers usually want to stay anonymous or hide behind a name of a group

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