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new account creation?

Hello, I'm trying to make a new account at xentax, username blabba, e-mail is Thanks!

The Guide

Dinoguy, did you recieve my email with The Guide attached?

--Mr.Mouse 04:01, 24 August 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, I got it, now I'm gonna have to wait till I get home to extract it (notice the irony here... :lol: ) and look it over.


Okay, here's some riddle. Dinoguy's birthday is August 5, 1988. As of August 13, 2006 Dinoguy has become 18 years old. What is wrong in this picture?

--Mr.Mouse 04:33, 14 August 2006 (EDT)

I'm not sure, unless you're suggesting that I turned 18 on the 13th... which isn't what I meant. What I thought I wrote was that I was 18 as of the 13th, not that I had turned 18... =D

Dinoguy1000 16:46, 16 August 2006 (EDT)

Dinoguy, you are doing a great job! --Mr.Mouse

Thanks! =D *bows* --Dinoguy1000

Dinoguy, your surname is Patriakeas --is your family from Kardamyli, Greece?

My family, on my father's side, is Greek, but I don't know even which region in Greece he lived in (he immigrated here when he was younger).

Dinoguy1000 16:21, 23 August 2006 (EDT)

-- Mr.Mouse : Hey, Philip, i sent you a PM at the forum :P

Heh, yeah, I just saw that a few minutes ago... But then the batteries in my mouse died and I haven't gotten back around to the forum. Give me a sec... ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 15:12, 5 December 2006 (EST)

Changing for Wheel of Doom and Raw Flayer

Dinoguy, yesterday you modified my changes of the links of homepage "Wheel of Doom" and "Raw Flayer". You wrote: "we prefer links to official sites", but the link is old homepage of my tools and I made changes on all pages where these tools are mentioned. Please don't modifying my changes again. OK?

--Rackot 23:00, 22 December 2010 (EST)

Hello Rackot, those changes were made by IP addresses (meaning I could not confirm it was you/the tools' author making the changes), and looking at both sites didn't reveal any immediate connection beyond both hosting the programs. I understand this will sound like more trouble than is reasonable, but could you update to clearly indicate that it is the old website, and users should see the new site for the latest news/program versions (since I assume you are now publishing to only the new site)? This is mostly so I can make sure you are the tools' author, since I have no other way of knowing definitely - I am not trying to insult you or anything, but I can't just take your word for it. Thanks, and sorry for the trouble! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:08, 23 December 2010 (EST)
Also, when posting on talk pages, you can automatically sign and date your messages by placing four tildes (~~~~) after your message. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:10, 23 December 2010 (EST)
Hello, Dinoguy1000.
OK. I posted a message on the my old website Please see the latest news on the old website. Yesterday, when I made changes of the links, I haven't logged. It's my mistake.
P.S. Why the message displayed in green on a single line? --Rackot 03:40, 23 December 2010 (EST)
Thanks, it all looks good; feel free to change the links back again. ;) As for the message, I'm not sure what you're talking about... could you link to it or quote it for me? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 11:52, 23 December 2010 (EST)


Again and again: [1] Is it possbile to delete "Index.php" page from wiki and set block which don't allow anyone to create that page again? BTW, why there is no any captcha in this wiki? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 23:06, 24 December 2010

Deleted and blocked the IP that created it. There's no captcha mostly because I haven't installed the extension for it yet; I may do so later today or in the next couple of days (it *is* Christmas, so I'm busy with family). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:17, 24 December 2010 (EST)
Uh, sorry. Merry Christmas! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 20:20, 25 December 2010
I've installed and tested ConfirmEdit, it seems to work great (though I may up it to ReCAPTCHA if that still doesn't do it). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:17, 27 December 2010 (EST)
Thanks! 11:33, 28 December 2010 (EST)
Hm... when I add text above I don't see any captcha. What's wrong? 11:35, 28 December 2010 (EST)
The captcha is only tripped when you try to add a new external link to a page. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 12:07, 28 December 2010 (EST)
Oh, I see. Cool. Thanks again! 13:38, 28 December 2010 (EST)

Hello again. I see a lot of spam in "Recent changes". Articles deleted, but files like "Hvac ???.jpg" still there. Since all tools attached in forum posts, uploaded to Xentax or have an external site, maybe it's not a bad idea to disable file upload feature for Wiki? 07:45, 6 February 2011 (EST)

I would have deleted those images when I deleted the accompanying articles, but the server currently errors out when trying to delete images. I'll have to see if Mr.Mouse can fix it (he fixed (or at least oversaw the fix of) a similar problem with uploading files). In the meantime, it may indeed be a good idea to at least temporarily disable image uploads. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 12:59, 6 February 2011 (EST)
Problem fixed, and images deleted. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 13:41, 6 February 2011 (EST)
Thanks a lot! 19:47, 6 February 2011 (EST)

Hello there! It's me again. I want politely suggest two things.

First one: maybe you should add image-captcha (reCaptcha for example which are a hard to break with automatic tools) for any operation for the wiki. When I look to "Recent changes" I see a lot of registered users, which I think, just a spammer accounts. Actual changes to the description of the game formats is drowned in it. Captcha is easy way to stop this chaos. I think if someone want to fix or add information about a game format - captcha is not that hard or impossible thing to do for him.

Second one: I'm once add an external link in the description, but now I can't add it here and there due to spam-filter. Would you fix it please?

Thanks in advance! 05:41, 21 March 2012 (CDT)

Unfortunately, I can't currently do anything about the captcha used (I do agree, though, something needs to be done). We're waiting for word back from XeNTaX's host on the technical issue preventing this.
I've added the three links to the whitelist. Could you tell me what that site is (i.e. is it a personal site or a public downloads directory)? I would be willing to whitelist the whole site as long as file uploading there is restricted (to minimize the chance of someone uploading a virus or the like and linking to it from here). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 13:42, 21 March 2012 (CDT)
Thank you for reply! Oh, I see it's a technical issue with the host. About - it's a CTPAX-X Team site which are all about game resources unpackers/decoders/converters, with few handy tools (see CTPAX-X Soft) and a nocds for old games. Most of the tools provided with Delphi, C++ and FASM source codes. CTPAX-X Team well known by famous Need for Speed Multimedia Converter ( and ToWav tool by Xplorer ( Here is the link to the file archive: You can translate it with Google or any other service but keep in mind that you can't download anything from translated page (antileech system).
All right, I've whitelisted the whole site. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 11:26, 24 March 2012 (CDT)
Thank you! I've fixed links. 15:34, 24 March 2012 (CDT)

GRAFPageFormat style

Hello again. Would you change GRAFPageFormat style to bold and also increase font size? It's too small now. For example check: this (HTML, good) and that (GRAFPageFormat, too small). 14:50, 23 January 2011 (EST)

It should be fixed now. You'll probably have to bypass your cache to see it. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:11, 23 January 2011 (EST)
Works great! Thank you! 04:52, 24 January 2011 (EST)

Re: Blocked from creating a page

I can't create a user with name "SiPlus". 03:38, 22 November 2011 (EST)

It is serverside, when I try to register, the engine says that the nickname is banned because it matches .*\d* blacklist entry. 07:33, 22 November 2011 (EST)

Spam filter reports

Hello, if you're having trouble with the spam filter, please post in this section. Thanks! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:11, 23 May 2012 (EDT)

Hello! I'm glad that wiki come back to live. The problem is that I can't edit any article with external link to wikipedia Endianness. I've got The following link has triggered a protection filter: http___en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Endianness (just replaced / with _ to avoid filter in this message). Would you fix this please? Thanks in advance! 16:01, 23 May 2012 (EDT)

Fixed, thanks for telling me. (I have no idea why that happened; it should have worked fine before, but whatever. =P ) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:11, 23 May 2012 (EDT)
Thank you again! Everything works just fine! 05:59, 24 May 2012 (EDT)
No problem, happy to help (and thank for fixing my signature, I always forget that ;P )! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 13:09, 24 May 2012 (EDT)

Hello again! Would you add to the whitelist next sites: (mirror for closed, (old games reverse engineering wiki) and change to (site moved). Thank you! 08:34, 12 May 2013 (EDT)

Added, thanks for the request, and sorry again for the inconvenience! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:55, 12 May 2013 (EDT)
Thank you! I've fixed all the links I found. 15:16, 12 May 2013 (EDT)
If you're interested in being thorough, you can use Special:LinkSearch to find all links to any given website. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:03, 12 May 2013 (EDT)

account I would like the user name Mrgreen78 thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 09:15, 30 May 2013

Created, check your email. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 14:00, 30 May 2013 (EDT)

Account Registration

Hello I'd like an account with the username Scootaloo or Cloudchaser - email: (excuse the generic sound of it). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 10:53, 31 May 2013

Done, check your email (and would I be correct in guessing your favorite ponies are Scoots, Cloudchaser, and Fluttershy? =D ). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 12:27, 31 May 2013 (EDT)
Ya, Scootaloo is probably my favorite. Thanks :). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scootaloo (talkcontribs) 13:31, 1 June 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
No problem (and brohoof /) ). =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 13:30, 1 June 2013 (EDT)

.ras/.mpm Format description & source code

Hi Dinoguy, after a day of procrastination & reverse engineering, I came up with a solution to decode the format used by 3DMark99 – 3DMark2001 and Max Payne. This was very interesting because it uses a stream cipher that nobody has figured out yet. I guess the format is not very present anymore, but it is interesting to know how it works, nevertheless. I hope there is a small community that could use the tool. Now, the decrypted data (file entries) still need to be interpreted, but it should be pretty easy from now on.

It would be great if you could add the respective articles to the Wiki.

The documentation is here: www52_zXXXyshare.com_v_62516978_file.html and an example file with its decrypted contents is here: www76_zXXXyshare.com_v_33539337_file.html

Also, it would be great, if you could redistribute the file, since Zippyshare deletes it after 30 days without downloads.

-- Adrian 09:53, 13 June 2013 (EDT) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hey Adrian, good work!
In all honesty, I would prefer that you add the information yourself, since you're far more familiar with it than I would be. You don't need an account to create pages on this wiki, so there shouldn't be a problem there, and if you do want an account, let me know what name you'd like and give me an email address you can be contacted at. As for the page itself, don't worry if you don't know how to format it; I can come in after you and straighten things up. =)
Lastly, about the file, I don't have any means of redistributing it myself, but I could get you in touch with Mr.Mouse, who could host it on Xentax (as well as potentially hooking you up with an activated forum account for your effort). =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:47, 13 June 2013 (EDT)
I think an account would be cool! There are some occasions when I investigate formats myself. With an account, I could share them. Some time ago, I wanted to add something (unfortunately, I don't know what anymore) and couldn't do it because I didn't have an account.
Please register "Adrian" with password "SecretPassword123" for me. I will change it, as soon as I took over the account.
It would be handy if the file is hosted somewhere else. Otherwise it would repeatedly need to be reuploaded after it gets deleted because of inactivity. I plan to have my own maintained(!) server, but until then, Mr.Mouse could host it. I guess the interest in the tool will be limited, but perhaps somebody finds it highly useful. :-) It could also be useful for programmers of game file unpackers to add another format. 10:53, 14 June 2013 (EDT)
While it is possible for me to create an account with just a username and (temporary) password, I would prefer to do so with an email address, since in that case a temporary password gets generated and login details are sent automatically to the provided email address. If you would prefer not to make your email public, you can always register a throwaway email address and give me that instead, and after logging in and changing your password you'll be able to change your email address to your main one.
After we get your account registration taken care of, I'll put you in touch with Mr.Mouse. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:48, 15 June 2013 (EDT)
Hi Dinoguy, please send me the credentials to After registration, I will send you a message with SHA1(message) = 36b65301... (to prove successful registration.) Thanks. See you =) 06:31, 16 June 2013 (EDT)
Account created, the email should have been sent automatically. Once you're settled in, you can shoot me an email via Special:Emailuser/Dinoguy1000. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:45, 16 June 2013 (EDT)
Thanks, I will add the information in the next week or so. SHA1("Hi Dinoguy1000, thanks for registering me. Best, Adrian") Adrian 08:02, 16 June 2013 (EDT)
No problem. I'll point Mr.Mouse to this thread. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:03, 16 June 2013 (EDT)
Hello, Adrian!
May be you want to know that there is at least one tool which can work with this format: RASMaker2 Hack (RAS 1.00 support)
ASFAIK CTPAX-X Team reversed this format, but don't want to write their own uncompressor (files inside may be compressed), so they just modify original rasmaker2.exe to allow unpack this format.
The RAS format looks like this (greetings to Axsis of CTPAX-X Team):
struct RAS_HEAD {
DWORD Magic;
// all fileds below are encrypted
DWORD NumOfFiles;
DWORD NumOfFolders;
DWORD SizeOfFileTable;
DWORD SizeOfFolderTable;
DWORD Version; // (actually 32bit float): 1.0 -- 0x3F800000; 1.2 -- 0x3F99999A
DWORD HeaderCRC32; // CRC32 for whole RAS_HEAD after decrypt (set this to zero before calculate)
DWORD FileTableCRC32; // CRC32 for FileTable
DWORD FolderTableCRC32; // CRC32 for DirTable
#ifdef VER_12
DWORD SubVersion; // only in 1.2

SubVersion (only in Max Payne):
3 - RAS_MP1_FULL (RasMaker from Max Payne)
4 - RAS_MP2_FULL (RasMaker2 from Max Payne 2)
Everything else in RAS format are the the same in both versions.
Note that the games and the RasMaker tools check the both fields: Version AND SubVersion.
And crypt/decrypt routines offsets:
RasMaker2.exe:sub_401600 - cryptWithSeed(buff, size, seed)
rl.dll:?decryptWithSeed@R_File@@AAEXPAEHH@Z - decryptWithSeed(buff, size, seed) // actually, can be imported from .DLL
I'm not sure if it worth to write your own unpacker for RAS format and not use RasMaker2 (or hacked one), because it is too complex (FileTable, FolderTable, compression, etc.), but anyway - wish you good luck! 23:59, 17 June 2013 (EDT)
Hi! Are you a member of the CTPAX-X group?
Indeed, the format is unnecessarily complex. Thanks for the structure definition. Where did you get it from? Actually, I came across the RASMaker2 Hack, but haven't tried it. However, in my understanding, it depends on the RASMaker binaries. My code is able to decrypt (and encrypt) the RAS headers on its own. It could be included in multi-format unpackers for the sake of completeness. However, it is not able to decompress. I guess it's a RLE-like method. But does any game actually use compression?
Adrian 05:05, 18 June 2013 (EDT)
Are you a member of the CTPAX-X group?
Where did you get it from?
As I said above it was reversed by Axsis in 2009 IIRC. He was inspecting workflow of RasMaker2.exe under debugger.
But does any game actually use compression?
I don't 100% sure because it was some time ago, but I remember (thought it needs to be checked) that Max Payne games didn't use compression, some of Marks use it ('99 I think) and compression certainly can be used in some MODs for MP created with RasMaker.

new account creation

hello, can you create a new account for me? Username, mgrandi, thanks =) 17:23, 11 June 2014 (EDT)

Created, and an email with a temporary password should have been sent. Let me know if you have any trouble logging in! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:52, 11 June 2014 (EDT)

account request

requesting creation of a account, too (username = masterX244 (samea s on forums)) -- 13:04, 13 June 2014 (EDT)

Is your email also the same as on the forum? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 14:43, 14 June 2014 (EDT)
yes that one still exists so you can take the info there without me needing to post it here visible -- 15:16, 14 June 2014 (EDT)
Okay, account created and an email with a temporary password was sent. Let me know if you didn't get the email or if any other problems arise. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 15:46, 14 June 2014 (EDT)