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Welcome to Tuts 4 You!

Before browsing through our community it will be helpful for you to know some things about the way our community works, to read through our registration terms and to fully understand our privacy policy.

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. Thanking Posts
07. Uploads, Downloads & Files
08. Help and Support
09. Your Personal Details and Profile
10. Logging in to the Community
11. Scene Warez
12. Banners / Signatures / Avatars
13. Crack & Unpack Requests
14. Incentives & Monetary Rewards
15. Spam and Bots
16. Disposable Email Addresses
17. Privacy Statement
18. Deleting Accounts
19. Warnings, Suspensions & Bans
20. Sign Up Process & Security Check
21. Complaints and Moderating Issues
22. Intellectual Property
23. Contact Us
24. 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 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, in particular members new to reverse code engineering. There is no gain or benefit talking down, belittling or being insulting in your replies. Behaviours like this deter members from asking questions or being involved in open discussions. This leads to a toxic environment we wish not to see, encourage or promote in this community.

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 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 programming experience in any language, framework or script and would like to try a suggestion is to pick a language that is easier to learn where you can quickly see results. 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. Thanking Posts

If you like a post, topic or a file and would like to say thank you please use the "Like" button. Refrain from posting meaningless content like; "thx", "thanks!", "cool", "kudos", etc.

Failure to use the "Like" button may lead to you receiving a thanking post warning.

07. Uploads, Downloads & Files

Downloading and using file(s) from this site is at your own risk. Tuts 4 You makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the files or to the accuracy and reliability of the files or any material or information that you upload, download or receive through Tuts 4 You.

Please report any files that you believe are harmful or warrant investigation.

Files uploaded to Tuts 4 You containing commercial or copyright material with the expectation to be cracked will be deleted immediately and the member banned.

Keygen and patch templates are allowed in their respective categories. Note, any active templates that circumvent commercial software will be deleted and the member banned.

08. 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.

09. Your Personal Details and Profile

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

10. Logging in to the Community

All members must login using their email address and password.

11. Scene Warez

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

At the moderators discretion the topic or post may be trashed followed with a warning.

12. Banners / Signatures / Avatars

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

13. Crack & Unpack Requests

This is a community for people who have a real interest in reverse code engineering, learning and understanding. It is not aimed at people seeking the removal of a protection from a specific commercial application. We take crack and unpack requests very seriously, any member requesting a crack or unpack will have their topics and posts trashed followed with a permanent ban.

To be very clear on unpack requests, if you post a link to a file with no or little information about what you have done and what you have tried to resolve a particular problem, as outlined here in our terms under section, "02. How to Best Post For Help?", it will be deemed an unpack request. This includes for example, posting that a script failed at a certain point with a link to a file that it failed to work with. Topics and posts like this are good indicators the intent is less on learning and trying to resolve a particular problem and more in the hope and expectation of having a file unpacked and cracked.

Established members are encouraged to report topics and posts that are considered crack or unpack requests to Moderators and Administrators. Assisting by providing the cracked or unpacked file will result in a warning or possible ban.

14. Incentives & Monetary Rewards

Offering or accepting incentives or monetary rewards to crack or unpack commercial applications in any of the forums or through private messaging will result in a permanent ban.

Legitimate reverse code engineering or other employment opportunities may be posted, accepted and discussed in the Employment and Job Vacancies forum.

15. Spam and Bots

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

16. 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.

17. 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. 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 may 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.

18. Deleting Accounts

Previous requests to delete accounts have often been due to members wanting to delete their (bad) history and restart using a fresh new clean account. We do not delete accounts for this reason.

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.

19. Warnings, Suspensions & Bans

Warnings work on a points system. An accumulation of three warning points will see your account suspended for seven days whilst four warning points will see your account suspended indefinitely (for the lifetime of the community). Some warnings can be given with an expiry period in which, once that time has lapsed the warning point will automatically be removed. Warning points given with no expiry will remain for the lifetime of the community.

Any warnings, suspensions and bans given by a Moderator, contested and then upheld by an Administrator are final.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. Intellectual Property

Individuals who believe they have identified a case of copyright or intellectual property infringement in content available on Tuts 4 You and wish to have that content removed may report the content by one of three methods; the "report post" feature, by contacting an Administrator through a Private Message or using the Contact Us form.

A "DMCA Take Down Notice" should meet the following requirements and include all of the following information:

  • Have an electronic or physical signature of the copyrighted work owner (or authorised person);
  • Include a description of the copyrighted work, including the URL where this infringing content is available or a copy of it;
  • Include the contact details of the person submitting the notice: An email address, telephone and address;
  • A statement in "good faith belief" that the work is not authorised by the copyright owner;
  • A statement by the person who sends the notice that the information included in the notice (all the above information) is accurate and that the person sending the notice is either the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Misrepresentations made in your notice regarding whether material or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees).

23. 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.

24. Finally!

Always remember the purpose and goal of our community is for all members to participate. Together we foster and share our collective knowledge and skills together. Please try to help teach and guide others if you have knowledge and skills to share.