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Thread: Help with fixing up a broken java game

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    Default Help with fixing up a broken java game

    Hi. I have very little knowledge/experience with java code, so it's really hard for me to look into this problem myself.

    One of my favorite mobile games is a J2ME game; it came bundled with an ad service, since the game was free to download. However, the ad service shut down a while back, essentially breaking the game (as well as millions of other games with the same ad company). I need help to dissociate the game data from the data involved in generating ads. Since the ad company shut down and the game's own company shut down, the game is officially abandoned and free to work with.

    I already looked at the contents of the jar file and noticed that 4 of the main classes are linking to a sub-folder with another set of classes (import function); I believe the classes in the sub-folder are responsible for the ad service. Am I able to provide the game file here to show what I'm referring to?


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    Default Re: Help with fixing up a broken java game

    the game is officially abandoned and free to work with
    Cite a reference for this statement, a link if necessary.

    What you describe is not consistent with the purpose of this forum, but you may find someone bored who's interested in helping.

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    Default Re: Help with fixing up a broken java game

    Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
    Cite a reference for this statement, a link if necessary.

    What you describe is not consistent with the purpose of this forum, but you may find someone bored who's interested in helping.
    Ad service gone, as explained here: RIP Gamejump (gamejump is the creator of the greystripe mobile ad service)

    Game's company (Konami Mobile) shut down back in 2011; you can see that their website is no longer in existence. Their new branch, with no specific name, handles game development on current cell phones (all the smart phones) all around the world and they absolutely do not have any information on the original J2ME games anymore. I found out about this through emails a couple years ago.

    If I had the right knowledge on java language, I could easily cut out the lines of code that causes the ad message to appear. Unfortunately, it's way beyond my skill. I could write up a list of functions used in the class files and find out what each is about. Then maybe I can try to weed out the greystripe prompting code.

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    Default Re: Help with fixing up a broken java game

    Just because the companies do not exist anymore does not mean that the program can now be freely reverse engineered. Unless the creator does explicitely tell you that you may work on the game your actions are still illegal and you wont get any help here.

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    Default Re: Help with fixing up a broken java game

    Though I am not a lawyer, I concur with Cornix' assessment. Thread closed.

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