64Digits Disaster

In the wake of the decompiler release, several staff member decided to demote GearGOD due to numerous complaints and less-than-true accusations of spreading the decompiler through the site. He then proceeded to hack the site again and post screenshots of v3. The staff are still somewhat disorganized. Arcalyth has resigned, and rumor has it that flashback will as well.

64Digits v3 Beta

This was followed by a rush of people declaring that they were quitting the site, and several flame wars ensued in blogs. At the moment the site is functional but in chaos, and plans are being drafted for a completely new community, codenamed Phoenix.

The central location for this new planning is http://reform64.wordpress.com/ UPDATE: Rumor has it that Phoenix is now disbanded.

Full GM Decmpiler in the Wild

Yesterday a complete, cross-platform Game Maker decompiler was released. The tool was authored by several people and published by GearGOD. The Java program takes a Game Maker exe file v5.3A-7.0 and decompiles it to an editable.

There’s never anything you can do to keep any program 100% safe. You can only ever make it harder to break into. In cases like this, it will only ever take one person to break it and then everyone can do it, because it gets distributed like this. -Yourself

I don’t have a problem with something like this being posted on <removed>. I don’t have a problem with it being posted at 64D, myspace, youtube, or some random porn site for that matter.

I don’t think it should be posted at the GMC though. Especially by someone who I’ve never heard of, and has probably never even came close to making a game. Should it be discussed, and remedied? Yes. Will 90% of the GMC add useful input to such a discussion? <expletive> no. -t3mp3st

Note to commentators: any links or other information on locating the decompiler will be removed. True, it’s not hard to find, but we don’t need to make it any worse than it is.

64Digits Wars

After being online for several weeks, 64Digits was offline for several minutes yesterday. The site has a history of frequent downtime, but after the most recent server move it has been comparatively stable.

However, the recent short downtime has an interesting story behind it. Well-known member GearGOD was banned after misusing Javascript to post hardcore porn visible only to another member, sk8m8trix. GearGOD then unbanned himself once, and site admin ludamad banned him again.

He attempted again to unban himself, but 64Digit’s staff had apparently locked him out successfully. The site then experienced a flood of MySQL errors for unknown reasons and went offline for a few minutes. The site was quickly restored, but today GearGOD took over ludamad’s account and made a 64Digits news post under ludamad’s name. All of ludamad’s blogs were also deleted and his preferences wiped.

The news post asked user what they thought should be done about GearGOD, and “made me [ludamad] sound stupid”. The comments on the post were quite entertaining with almost every opinion imaginable heatedly expressed. The post has since been deleted.

When asked for comment, GearGOD said “if you [expletive] with me, there are consequences”.