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Welcome to Tuts 4 You!

Before you browse through our community to create topics and posts it will be helpful for you to know some things about the way our community works. It is very important that you read all our registration terms to avoid a suspension or a ban. We do not like to impose suspensions or bans but we will uphold the integrity of the community. Whether by accident or by design you risk being punished if you do not follow and adhere to these terms. While there may seem to be a lot listed if you have a good read through you will find most (if not all) is common sense and sections will actually provide informative information.

00. Index

01. Your Expected Behaviour and Attitude
02. How to Best Post For Help?
03. I Am New to Reverse Code Engineering - Where to Start?
04. Should I Learn Coding or Programming?
05. Ignoring Other Members
06. Additional Community Features
07. Help and Support
08. Your Personal Details and Profile
09. Logging in to the Community
10. Attachments and Scene Warez
11. Banners / Signatures / Avatars
12. Crack Requests
13. Spam and Bots
14. Disposable Email Addresses
15. Privacy Statement
16. Deleting Accounts
17. Sign Up Process & Security Check
18. Complaints and Moderating Issues
19. Contact Us
20. Finally!

01. Your Expected Behaviour and Attitude

This is a family community and we expect all members to conduct themselves accordingly, in a polite and friendly manner, this means no swearing and bad language. We will not tolerate flaming or disrespect to other members including religious, political and racial abuse. We will not tolerate obnoxious or obscene material posted anywhere on this site. Typing with caps lock enabled or using large and overly colourful fonts is considered as shouting and no one wants to talk with people who shout loudly at them.

You can discretely report content to moderators that you believe is not appropriate. Administrators and moderators will deal with unruly members so you do not need to to be drawn in to any confrontation.

As you become an established member in the community it is expected you will remain patient and understanding of other members and those starting out in reverse code engineering. There is no gain or benefit talking down, belittling or being insulting in your replies. If you are unable to reply respectably it is better not to reply. Behaviours like this deter members who read these replies from asking questions or being involved in open discussions. This leads to a toxic environment we wish not to encourage or promote in this community. We will not tolerate these behaviours. Behaviours like this will be addressed and you will be reprimanded.

The purpose and goal of this community is to participate in fostering shared knowledge and skills together. Please help in teaching and guiding others.

02. How to Best Post For Help?

If you need help with a particular problem it is always best to start off researching. Search through the community using the Search Form or looking for a tutorial or paper using the main sites Search Engine. There is over a decade of information stored within this site so it is possible the question to your problem may have been directly or indirectly asked and answered before.

If you fail to find the answer the next best option is to use Google or another quality search engine like DuckDuckGo.

When making a topic or post please do so in the appropriate forum or topic. Use good spelling and grammar, be clear describing the problem and try to provide as much detailed information as you possibly can. Doing so presents your question and problem clearly and legibly for other members to follow and give you the best possible answer.

Try answering these questions whilst creating your topic or post:

  • What is the problem?
  • What are you trying to do?
  • What have you done to try and resolve the problem?
  • What tools have you been using?
  • What is your operating system?
  • Have you already done any research and if so where have you searched?
  • Have you got any images or screen captures you can include in your post?

03. I Am New to Reverse Code Engineering - Where to Start?

Reverse code engineering is a large complex subject that spans and crosses multiple subject areas and expertise. It cannot be learnt and mastered over a few days or weeks. You must be prepared to sacrifice and commit many hours of study learning and understanding including the use of the many tools, techniques, practices and languages involved.

The following is a very crude list to introduce you to reverse code engineering. It is intended to give you basic starting points using some of the common tools and practices used. It is up to you to explore further and ask appropriate questions within the community.

04. Should I Learn Coding or Programming?

To do serious reverse code engineering work and really master the subject you will need to learn how to code. Being able to code will enable you to understand and interpret what it is you are working on whilst disassembling and debugging. Having a sound understanding of instruction sets, opcodes, operating system API's, frameworks, compilers, programming languages, etc. and how they all interact and behave will put you in good stead. Being able to program in a language will give you an understanding of how the code you are analysing and working on would have looked before it was compiled.

If you have never had any experience with programming in any language, framework or scripting-language and would like to try a suggestion is to pick an easy to learn high level cross-platform language. Any list, such as this one, will always be subjective with their own pros and cons.

This is in no preferred order; PureBasic, VisualBasic .NET, Xamarin, F#, Python, Rust. An extended List of Programming Languages.

05. Ignoring Other Members

You can ignore other members or block their posts, signatures and messages from your Ignore Preferences.

06. Additional Community Features

Gallery can be used to host wallpapers, screenshots, desktop screens, photos, etc.

Downloads supports various categories; scene demos and intros, ASCII artwork, chiptunes, icons, fonts and various other categories. Keygen and patch templates are allowed in their respective categories, active crack releases will be deleted and the member banned.

Blogs must not be used as an a -> b -> c -> guide to cracking commercial software. Unused (that means blank or empty) blogs will be deleted.

07. Help and Support

If you require additional support or information on how features of this community work please start a topic in Site Bug Reports and Feedback.

08. Your Personal Details and Profile

All members can configure and change their personal details and profile information, to do this go to My Settings.

9. Logging in to the Community

All members must login using their email address and password.

10. Attachments and Scene Warez

An attachment containing commercial or copyright material will be deleted immediately. At the moderators discretion the topic or post may be trashed followed with a warning.

Scene warez containing cracks and commercial content is not tolerated, this includes the posting of bug reports for scene released material.

11. Banners / Signatures / Avatars

Members are allowed to customise their avatars. Banners and signatures are no longer enabled for use.

12. Crack Requests

This is a community for people who have a real interest in reverse code engineering. It is not aimed at people seeking the removal of a protection from a specific commercial application. We take crack requests very seriously, anyone requesting a crack including monetary rewards in any of the forums or through private messaging will be banned.

13. Spam and Bots

Spam and bots will not be tolerated. Any "member" spamming or found to be a bot will be banned immediately.

14. Disposable Email Addresses

Any member found to be using a disposable email address risk their account being deleted or inaccessible until corrected. We will treat any member using a temporary email address as being a spam or bot account.

15. Privacy Statement

We take your privacy seriously. We do not; collect, disclose, sell, transmit or divulge your private details, data and content to any individual or third party. Neither do we purposely track, gather or log your actions to identify or monitor you. We do not send spam or illicit mail nor pass on your details to a third party to do so on our behalf.

We make scheduled daily and historical backups and carry out routine server logging. Information we gather about you that may be retained in these backups are:

Personal information - this is provided by you during sign up and is information we store about your gender, country of origin and a private security question that may reveal historical information about you. You opt to provide contact and other information by adding or amending information in your account profile. Information you share within the forums or private messaging will be included.

First-party cookies - we use these to remember information about you to; keep you signed in and to help personalise your visits to Tuts 4 You by remembering your preferences, settings and progress.

IP address and device information - is retained and might be used to confirm your location. You can access your Recently Used Devices information from your personal account settings to monitor when your account has been logged in and where that login occurred from. You will be able to sign out devices shown in this list.

16. Deleting Accounts

We will refuse to delete accounts if requested. Previous requests have been largely due to members wanting to delete their bad reputable history and start a fresh new clean account.

If asked we can suspend your account if you no longer wish to use it. However your topics and posts will remain for the lifetime of the site. If this is something you would like to proceed with please contact an Administrator.

Please think very carefully before you decide to create an account with our community. Think even more carefully before you post and how you will be perceived in future years.

17. Sign Up Process & Security Check

Security question - the answer to your security question will be used to help verify your identity when sensitive changes are made to your account.

Once you have signed up and the account has been created you will be able to, additionally or as an alternative to the security question, activate two-factor authentication using Google Authenticator in My Settings.

Security check - is used to prevent bots and to deter persons who have no interest in reverse code engineering from creating accounts.

Please do not contact us or request assistance with the security check, we will not help and we will not provide answers.

18. Complaints and Moderating Issues

If you have a complaint regarding the moderating of a topic or post please contact an Administrator with details and reason for your complaint. General questions and queries can be asked and resolved in the Site Bug Reports and Feedback forum.

If you do not have an account, lost your ability to post or send private messages you can contact an Administrator via the Contact Us form.

19. Contact Us

If you use the Contact Us form please remember to include a contact email address, without this we cannot reply back to you. Alternatively there is a Contact Form accessible from the main site.

20. Finally!

The staff at Tuts 4 You hope you will enjoy your stay at our community.