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 Post subject: How would I go about getting the games code?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:40 pm 
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I've gone to the game directory file on my computer and all I see are some executable files and a bunch .dll files also one .ini file

Is there anyway I can get the code out of them?

I'm trying to create a database for the items in the 'Store' and I don't want to log down every item in the store one by one so I was thinking of finding the code for it and writing a script to extract that information into a database.

Any tips on how I would start this?

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 Post subject: Re: How would I go about getting the games code?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:15 am 
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does this game have any other files in the install directory?

most games are bundled with some bespoke file format which can be analysed.

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 Post subject: Re: How would I go about getting the games code?
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The only way to do this is to search for exe/dll decompilers or debuggers.

However if the program is binary executable you will eventually have to learn about assembly code, which is machine code. This is not a high level representation such as C or Java, it means that you simply won't see command statements (as in changeThis..., doThis) but only memory operations (mov EDX23423, EDX2242, JMP F22020).



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