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Falldown - The retro virus


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#1 TheOddByte

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:55 AM

A long time ago, in a ... on earth, a man saw a video of an old dos virus called Cascade, he decided to recreate it. Months or maybe even years passed, and the man forgot about his creation, until today, when he remembered it and decided to show it off.

Here's the result
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In all seriousness, I made this a while back when I saw this video and felt like "Hey, this seems like a fun thing to do" and threw some code together and voila!

The code is super messy, but it works. Don't know why I'm pointing that out, because I won't share the code anyway :P

Edited by TheOddByte, 05 January 2017 - 03:56 AM.


#2 CLNinja

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:51 PM

Very cool! Reminds me of the simple "screen melter" pranks people have made

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:41 PM

This is hilariously cool :D

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for all the replies, I'm glad to see that people actually liked it, I'm thinking of creating another one based a bit on GraviBoard, where you'll be able to drag around the text and watch it float around, fall down and all that cool stuff.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:21 PM

That sounds amazing. Good luck!

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:09 PM

What reason is there to not share the code?

#7 Lupus590

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:41 AM

View PostCrazedProgrammer, on 25 January 2017 - 11:09 PM, said:

What reason is there to not share the code?
It can be considered malicious, malicious code is banned from the forums.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:20 PM

View PostLupus590, on 26 January 2017 - 11:41 AM, said:

View PostCrazedProgrammer, on 25 January 2017 - 11:09 PM, said:

What reason is there to not share the code?
It can be considered malicious, malicious code is banned from the forums.
It's not malicious though.
It is a cool screen effect and doesn't delete or corrupt files.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:57 PM

Defining malicious code is probably an impossible task, it's one of those "you'll know when you see it".

This thread may be the best guide that we have: http://www.computerc...27048-question/

Perhaps a modified version which clearly shows the user how to exit the 'virus' would be acceptable (I'm thinking of a key combinations which is explained on the bottom of the screen while the 'virus' is active)

Edited by Lupus590, 26 January 2017 - 05:00 PM.


#10 TheOddByte

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

While this isn't entirely malware, I put it into that category because it was based on a malware created for DOS, and the base program can be considered to be a screen effect, but also not, because the way I programmed it the only way to terminate the program would be to reboot the computer or restore the native term functions.

If I added some code so that you could terminate the program then I'd classify it as a regular program, but as it is right now I don't, because the end-user may not know how to stop this.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 02:37 PM

Really sad how malicious code isn't allowed here, as long as there is a disclaimer I don't see a problem with it

#12 Lupus590

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

View Postsecret6timb1, on 27 January 2017 - 02:37 PM, said:

Really sad how malicious code isn't allowed here, as long as there is a disclaimer I don't see a problem with it

View PostBomb Bloke, on 30 June 2016 - 01:17 PM, said:

Letting the downloader know what it it is isn't the same thing as alerting their victims.






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