Gruntz - Encrypted Text Files

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Gruntz - Encrypted Text Files

Post by Friedslick6 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:56 am

Hey all. I'm trying to figure out some undiscovered cheat codes from a PC game called Gruntz.
Gruntz was made in 1998 by Monolith Productions, and is now considered abandonware.
The game's main archive (GRUNTZ.REZ) contains 3 text files: ATTRIBUTEZ.TXT, CREDITZ.TXT AND CHEATZ.TXT.
CREDITZ.TXT is a plaintext file, readable and editable in Notepad. But the ATTRIBUTEZ.TXT and CHEATZ.TXT files seem to be encrypted.

Here is a list of currently known cheat codes for search material:

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mpletsblowstuffup, mpusetheforce, mpgolfandgamez, mpmakemesomepie, mpyouresomoney, mplemonbuttercremez, mpriorio, mpcheatcheatcheat, mpihatethisgame, mpilovethisgame, mplambert, mpwawawawawawa, mpindianajonez, mpelephantpork, mpfaoschwartz, mpback2life, mptacobell, mpchillout, mpclostrophobia, mplightzout, mpseizure, mppicasso, mpmeepmeep, mpcreatine, mpplusfivemagicalplate, mphighlander, mpohmygodtheykilledkenny, mpbillgatez, mpbluebrick, mpredbrick, mpgoldbrick, mpblackbrick, mptimer, mpbombage, mplametoy, mpmousey, mpmagicpaper, mpboingee, mpgetinshape, mpultimatecheeseburger, mpmalibugrandprix, mpwheeliez, mptheball, mpgerber, mpfearofflying, mpvasflam, mpcopperfield, mpquackage, mpplastiquez, mparrrrrrr, mpxfilez, mpkinetic, mpfuninthebarn, mptrojan, mprockon, mpfirepower, mphardhatmack, mphitopz, mprealmendontusestrawz, mppunchout, mpbrassknucklez, mpungabunga, mphomeimprovement, mpremotecontrol, mpkamikaze, mpcloakingdevice, mpstepitup, mpstepitdown, mpmonolith, mpfps, mppos, mptraitor, mpgoble
Could someone please take a look into these files (or at least CHEATZ.TXT) for me?
Thanks.

ATTRIBUTEZ.TXT
CHEATZ.TXT

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Re: Gruntz - Encrypted Text Files

Post by Friedslick6 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:10 am

Hey all. I'd like to politely request help for this again.
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Re: Gruntz - Encrypted Text Files

Post by Friedslick6 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:44 pm

Could anyone please suggest another forum, or a tutorial on decryption, to help me with this request?

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Re: Gruntz - Encrypted Text Files

Post by dniel888 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:41 pm

the ATTRIBUTEZ.TXT file is encrypted by blowfish with the key "1212"

use this script to decrypt:

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encryption blowfish "1212"
get NAME filename
get SIZE asize
string NAME += ".dec"
log NAME 0 SIZE

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Re: Gruntz - Encrypted Text Files

Post by Friedslick6 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:18 am

dniel888 wrote:the ATTRIBUTEZ.TXT file is encrypted by blowfish with the key "1212"
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Thank you very much. Was the key bruteforced?

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Re: Gruntz - Encrypted Text Files

Post by dniel888 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:39 am

Friedslick6 wrote:
dniel888 wrote:the ATTRIBUTEZ.TXT file is encrypted by blowfish with the key "1212"
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Thank you very much. Was the key bruteforced?
No, I reversed the game and found the key.

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