[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Unalterable Text Resources?

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From: Paul Bruneau <paul_bruneau@...>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 15:03:09 -0500
tedd wrote:
> 
> Hi gang:
> 
> This is what I want to do and am asking for a way to do it.
> 
> I want to have the TEXT resources remain unchanged in my application. In
> other words, I don't want my application to run if someone has altered its
> TEXT resources.
> 
> Anyone have any ideas, or code, as to how to do "evaluate" TEXT resouces?
> 
> For example, if I was using a STR$ resource, then I would just grab the
> resource string and compare it with an internal string

This method isn't hard to crack since the string is stored as (at best)
ascii that can be easily changed with a sector editor or (at worst)
another TEXT resource (!!!) (Depending on your FB prefs)

The cracker would just have to change the text twice.

jonathan's checksum idea sounds great to me.

PB