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adamhm: (stupid forum formatting - just hit reply & copy it from there for it to work)
You can base64 encode and decode easily.
decode file: base64 -d "file"
decode string: echo "string-in-base64" | base64 -d

encode string: echo "string" | base64
encode file: cat file.zip | base64 > file.zip_base64

$ echo "hello" | base64
aGVsbG8K

$ echo "aGVsbG8K" | base64 -d
hello

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adamhm: echo -e "begin 664 -\nM4U1\x213\$M%4CH@4VAA9&]W(&]F(\$-H97)N;V)Y;\"\`M(#9#-35&+3DY.3@Y+3\$S\n*0C,U+4\$Y0S)!\"@\`\`\n\ `\nend" | uudecode
This leads to:
>

apparently one of the quotes is missing. Base64 format is designed exactly to post or get binary data on ascii text-only boards or mailers.
Post edited November 07, 2017 by Lin545
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Lin545: <snip>
I used it to obfuscate the key so it wouldn't just get grabbed by bots etc. As I said in the post, you need to hit reply & copy from there - just copying it directly won't work due to the forum's formatting screwing it up (it inserted a space between one of the escapes)

(also this is using traditional UU encoding, not base64)
Post edited November 07, 2017 by adamhm
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Lin545: <snip>
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adamhm: I used it to obfuscate the key so it wouldn't just get grabbed by bots etc. As I said in the post, you need to hit reply & copy from there - just copying it directly won't work due to the forum's formatting screwing it up (it inserted a space between one of the escapes)
Interestingly enough, copying it from the 'Reply' window works for me now at work on Ubuntu 14.04, but it didn't yesterday night at home on Arch. Tried it in bash on both systems, and with the same locale. What gives?
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adamhm: <snip>
Haha, I thought you were trying to post a link. Now that it works, I see what that was - no need for base64 there ofc, my bad :)
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muntdefems: Interestingly enough, copying it from the 'Reply' window works for me now at work on Ubuntu 14.04, but it didn't yesterday night at home on Arch. Tried it in bash on both systems, and with the same locale. What gives?
No idea, just GOG's forums being weird I guess.
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Lin545: <snip>
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adamhm: I used it to obfuscate the key so it wouldn't just get grabbed by bots etc. As I said in the post, you need to hit reply & copy from there - just copying it directly won't work due to the forum's formatting screwing it up (it inserted a space between one of the escapes)
wouldn't base64 encoding work as well for obfuscating ? Or are the bots already smart enough to try for that ?
It certainly would avoid any formatting / encoding shenanigans

and base64 is available everywhere, even on small embedded systems via busybox ;)

( if anybody (like me) is scratching their heads how to get 'uudecode': install the sharutils package )


on the other hand, letting the user work through some problems to get the key is actually not a bad idea :)
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adamhm: A wrapper is now available for Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
What's this? You do wrappers for games I don't own? So far you've been remarable on point selecting games I own.

And, thanks for the giveaways - they were too clever for me - I had no idea thats what those posts were!
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Gydion: Maybe it's just me, but seems like this would benefit from VCS with a public repository.
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adamhm: For now it's not been an issue but I'll most likely have to look into something like Git at some point (it's been suggested a lot)
So, did you decide what VCS you are going to use?
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muntdefems: The one for The Witcher from the other day is still unredeemed.

But then again, who doesn't own that game already? :P
Indeed. I didn't realize it, but I also didn't look for it. :)
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Gydion: So, did you decide what VCS you are going to use?
I haven't yet
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A wrapper is now available for MDK. Hasn't had a lot of testing but it seems to run very well so far :)
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adamhm: A wrapper is now available for MDK. Hasn't had a lot of testing but it seems to run very well so far :)
Nice! I haven't played MDK in a long, long time.
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adamhm: A wrapper is now available for MDK.
Awesome! And nice move, considering a lot of people already complained about another non-Linux freebie. Thank you!
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A wrapper is now available for Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Collection
A wrapper is now available for Mafia