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Need to Open Protected Hypercard Stack

Post by paul@inyopro.com » Tue May 01, 2012 6:53 pm

I have a Hypercard stack that is a classroom management utility I marketed to schools throughout the United States in the 1980s and 90s. http :// inyopro. com/ microecon

I am in the process of reviving the product, but the only copies of the program I can find in my archives are password protected and I have lost the password and every logical guess is wrong.

Is there a way to either extract the scripts or open the stack in LiveCode or some sort of text editor. I have the file as an .hqx file, which may be a way to access the text of the scripts, I am not sure. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

If this is the wrong place to post an inquiry of this nature, please advise me as to where it should be posted.

Thank you.

Paul Fretheim
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Re: Need to Open Protected Hypercard Stack

Post by bn » Sun May 06, 2012 2:11 pm

Hi Paul,

googling for this turned up 3 options besides looking at the scripts in a text editor.

unprotect.hqx

HyperZap

DeprotectHypercard.zip

I remember using one of those but don't have them around anymore. I downloaded those three but don't want to upload them here because of copyright etc. I did not open the files since I can no longer run Hypercard due to System 10.6.8.

If you have difficulties finding the files let me know.

Kind regards

Bernd

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Re: Need to Open Protected Hypercard Stack

Post by Klaus » Sun May 06, 2012 9:18 pm

Bernd,

you searched the internet with GOOGLE for this?
That's far too easy! :D


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Re: Need to Open Protected Hypercard Stack

Post by bn » Sun May 06, 2012 9:36 pm

Hi Klaus,

well, I first tried to look around my closet. But you know, it is a mess :)

I figured Google made a picture of my house so they probably know more about my mess than I do :)

(btw, if they would have told me beforehand I would have cleaned up a bit)

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Re: Need to Open Protected Hypercard Stack

Post by paul@inyopro.com » Mon May 07, 2012 2:44 am

I have deprotect. I have an old G3 running 8.6 and Hypercard works on it. I tried deprotect. It says it worked, but when I try to open the stack nothing is changed. It still wants a password to open.

unprotect is hard to find. Can you email it to me as an attachment to paul @ inyopro . com ?

HyperZap brings up several things that don't seem to be related to HyperCard or what I am trying to do.

Thank you for the reply.

Paul

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Re: Need to Open Protected Hypercard Stack

Post by igorBUSvRhc » Wed May 09, 2012 4:08 am

"Unprotect XCMD" seems to be here (apologies, but apparently my account does not allow me to post URLs...):

http(colon, slash, slash)macgui.com(slash)downloads(slash)?file_id=19167

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Re: Need to Open Protected Hypercard Stack

Post by richmond62 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:27 pm

Try opening the thing with a Hexeditor that will read the data fork as well as the resource fork.

That has certainly worked for me in the past.

Probably best to use ResEdit: download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/Utilities/ResEdit_2.1.3.sea.bin

and use this with it: http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/ ... sCMX.shtml

This allows you to swap the data and the resource fork so that ResEdit can open the data fork for you, you can then copy paste that into a text-editor and you will,
at least, have something to get started with.

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