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Sublime Merge v1097 (Patch Request - previous working patch no longer works)

Discussion in 'REQ > Applications / Software' started by keyser soze, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. keyser soze

    keyser soze Registered User

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    1. APPLICATION NAME
    Sublime Merge v1097 (same guys who did Sublime Text, now same idea for a fast and nice Git front end)

    2. HOMEPAGE
    https://www.sublimemerge.com/download

    3. DESCRIPTION
    Git Client, done Sublime
    Meet a new Git Client, from the makers of Sublime Text
    A snappy UI, three-way merge tool, side-by-side diffs, syntax highlighting, and more.
    check out their features: https://www.sublimemerge.com/

    4. OS PLATFORM
    There are releases for all platforms, but I am looking for a patch for Windows.

    5. LANGUAGE
    English.

    6. DOWNLOAD LINK
    for the latest version:
    https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_merge_build_1097_x64_setup.exe
    https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_merge_build_1097_x64.zip

    for v1070, last version with known working patch:
    https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_merge_build_1070_x64_setup.exe
    https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_merge_build_1070_x64.zip

    7. PROTECTION
    The protection seems simple. Check out the last known patch:
    https://github.com/bousqi/slm-patcher

    more specifically, the replacement pattern:
    https://github.com/bousqi/slm-patcher/blob/master/slm.py

    Note that the patterns change depending on OS.

    The problem is that after version 1070, those known patterns are no longer found/working

    screenshot:
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    8. REGISTRATION METHOD
    Registration similar to Sublime Text. However, a patch is nowadays more efficient. The patched v1070 works beautifully.

    9. LIMITATIONS
    Cannot change colour theme, nags frequently about buying, unregistered string on title bar and about.

    10. COMMENTS
    The patch for v1070 works beautifully for that version. It would be great to find out what are the new patterns for their latest release.

    In fact, don't need to bother with an executable file for patching the exe. Just listing the patterns to be replaced for all platforms will do. I prefer to make those replacements by hand (provided they are simple and small, like the previous patch for this one, or the patch for Sublime Text. However, considering the previous patch, the new one has to be equally simple.).

    It would be great if the cracker could release the method employed for finding out the patterns to crack, and how to crack them. Which software was used, what was looking for, etc.
     
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  2. ic

    icscrew Registered User

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    Tested Cracked Sublime 1097 windows version file...

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    keyser soze Registered User

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    At first, it worked beautifully. No "unregistered" shown anywhere. It was also possible to change the theme to dark, and it would retain that setting over time and even on next start.

    However, leaving the program running for a while, it becomes unregistered again. Restarting the program removes the "unregistered" string from the title bar. Surprisingly, it does retain the theme change.

    The patch does work, not perfectly, but certainly better than nothing.
     
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  4. ic

    icscrew Registered User

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    Update Cracked Sublime Merge 1097.

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    keyser soze Registered User

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    Why pack it? What is the benefit of packing the executable file?
    Can you provide the cracked file unpacked?
     
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    icscrew Registered User

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    Upload Cracked file without Packed ;)

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    Stingered Registered User Reverser

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    Not knowing what the patch does, I'm wondering if the app performs a phone home via the Internet to validate registration and is the cause of becoming unregistered again.

    [edit]

    So going back and reading the OP, I can see that there are three checks (at least):

    Initial License Check
    Persistent License Check
    Theme Check

    So it's possible that the available patcher for 1709 (in this thread) is only checking for the initial check and not the persistent one.
     
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    keyser soze Registered User

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    Yeah! Much better this way! I like to compare the original exe with the patched one. It increases confidence by seeing that only a few bytes changed here and there. When the cracked file is unrecognisable (ie. re-packed) and significantly different to the original, I wonder if it is not hiding something else in there.
     
  9. ic

    icscrew Registered User

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    Its last cracked (pack and not packed) file work or not ?
     
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    I am testing the unpacked version only, the latest one. I did not touch the packed one.

    Sublime Merge is opened for approximately 4 hours and it is still behaving as registered. Before, it seems the previous patch resisted for perhaps 30 minutes or so as registered. I am checking for new versions also (ie it is not blocked from the internet, and it can talk to home). I will leave it open for some more hours to ensure that it does not revert to unregistered after a while. I will also test that it retains the change of theme (although it was already working perfectly before, so I expect that it will remain working fine).

    I am extremely confident that this release is the "keeper" one. I will edit this comment later on, but I would be very surprised if this one did not work out.

    Good on'ya. Great work. However, my previous questions persist. How did you do it? How did you figure it out? Were the previous patches useful at all? (I noticed that the replacements are similar)
     
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    keyser soze Registered User

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    Sublime Merge remained opened and with uninterrupted access to the internet for ~15 hours. It never showed "unregistered". Upon closing and re-opening it, it retained the changed theme.

    I would say that this is *the* working crack. Great job @icscrew . :emoji_thumbsup::emoji_clap:
     
  12. rivo

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    Thanks ….could you work also for macos platform please?