Like to copy past my problem and maybe the real question I have what files or entrys this program creates during installation. I am german so please excuse my grammer.
Problem: Cracking or erasing an entry to overcome a trial period expiry of a small program.
Program: Xaimer, Poolstation or Pool buddy.
I am no computer wiz but I know a few things or two.
My problem is this program made for Yahoo Games Pool. While playing it helps you aiming a shot. Unfortunately it is a trial software and expires after 7 days than you need to pay the $24.95 or whatever. When you install the program it must create either some sort of ghost file or an entry in a registar so it knows when the 7 days are up. Heaps of websites offer cracks but they dont work so I made it a mission to crack it.. Their must be a way to find out during installation and than executing the program to find out what or where the program add's to the registar or creates a ghost file.. I also noticed that when you leave the software on for days past the trail time it still works.. so it must when you start it look and confirm with the entry when the software has been initialy installed..
- this is so far my try and fail.-
I downloaded the program to one of my network pc's which never had this software installed however before that I downloaded a registar alert program to alert me while during execution or installation any win registar files are created or changed.. Not much success. So once installed i run it and no registar alert either. So i used the search function to search for any files (inc. hidden file search) created or modified during the time period of 1day when it was installed. apart from the usual installed program files I found 2 XML documents that have been created and 2 *dll files that have been modified. I deleted the XML files and used a dll file editor to have a closer look which didnt tell me to much of what the file really is so since those two *.dll file have been created on that day I deleted them. Search continued for anything (File name and context containing the file name) and everything I have found i deleted.
Back to the main computer where the trial run up.. Searching for the same files and entry’s and deleting those.. So know that every single file or entry was erased that i could find had something to do with the program I went into dos and done a search again (created/ modified files) hoping that I might get more results.. Nada, seemed like that any file association was erased.
Thinking now that if I reinstall it will work I was disappointed by getting again the screen "Trial period expired". I even got as desperate to go into bios and change the time backwards to the day it was installed with no success. I also forced format c:/mbr to clean the boot record. No luck.. This is really getting frustrating for me and somewhat I'am sure you get that to that I won't give up. So my last resort is to ask people with a bit more programming and lib experience to solve this.
The program is called XAimer and can be downloaded from here.. I uploaded it to my host as the developer does not seem to offer it anymore.
(Direct temp download link)
Their are also 2 other programs like "Pool Station" and "Pool Buddy" which seem to have the same interface and same deal with the 7Day trial period.
Download link for pool station is:
and pool buddy is:
I also tried both of these with the same method however still got the same result getting the "Trial expired screen". I would say that xaimer and poolstation copied the coding of Pool Buddy or even they are the same developers. Please do not post links to cracks as I have tried them all and do not work unless you know a link that is 100% legit.
If you find a solution or maybe point me in a direction to solve this myself it will be most appreciated. Can't offer you fame or fortune but host space, I am into music production so happy to send production softwares, plugins and even post on cd 20GB of samples.
Preferably email me your results to email@example.com or reply here.
Thank you for your time.