In need of the REHTool

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In need of the REHTool

Postby mage150 » Sat May 26, 2018 11:47 pm

I am looking to find a copy of the REHTool used to merge REO models to the existing Rynn REC. If anyone has a copy of this please let me know where I can download it from. This tool was used to make the D'Rynn mod for Drakan.
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Re: In need of the REHTool

Postby UCyborg » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:21 pm

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Re: In need of the REHTool

Postby Arokhs Twin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:57 pm

That site was full of viruses so be aware of that if downloading anything.
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Re: In need of the REHTool

Postby UCyborg » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:10 pm

If we just blindly believe anti-virus software, which is malware itself due to deleting useful files, then we can conclude dgVoodoo is also a virus, my Drakan patch is a virus, NirSofer's utilities are a virus, a cool christmas tree app I have from years ago is a virus etc. I could also write an anti-virus program that would flag everything as a virus.

According to VirusTotal, some anti-virus software thinks even this image is a virus. LOL!
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Re: In need of the REHTool

Postby Arokhs Twin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:16 pm

Yeah AV can detect a few false positives but the owner of that site, Andrey said the server got lots of malware on it and gets hacked but there's not much he can do about it due to issues with his host. But that was a few months ago; it may have been cleared up. My AV flags still flags it as a malicious site.

As for your files, the AV running on this very webserver (Norton enterprise AV for CentOS) does not flag them as a virus, neither does MS antivirus but Bullguard does. Not tried any others.
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Re: In need of the REHTool

Postby UCyborg » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:44 pm

I did download a couple of files from there some time back and at least those that are still relevant appear to be in intact state. That said, data files can't do any harm by themselves as they can't be double clicked and executed. And this type is the most interesting - the level files.

There are some random executable utilities and some old patch utilities for Drakan, which I believe majority of people won't be downloading. Putting REHTool's source code on GitHub and providing binaries there is an option. It could be more attractive to download it from there.

Can VirusTotal scan files that can be accessed from FTProot? Because only some things from the other parts of the server were scanned and flagged. There seem to be some files reported that happen to reference drakan.ru domain, but might not be on the site itself or even harmful.

The server definitely needs some spring cleaning though. Organization is lacking in certain folders. I find single player Trainings level to be quite fun for mindless monster killing, but it was hidden in a random folder with unrelated files.

Despite what I said, it's true that you can never be too careful. False positives are quite a real problem though. I tend to use virtual machine for trying things out. Would take some very sophisticated hackery to break out of there.

The biggest issue is when a trusted source get compromised and you may download and execute supposedly trusted EXE without a second thought. There was also an outcry with Sourceforge bundling some spyware with installers or something like that. Or what about the recent concerns about some games bundling RedShell.
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Re: In need of the REHTool

Postby Arokhs Twin » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:01 pm

I'm not sure about Virustotal but putting some of the files on Github is a good idea as people are more likely to download from there and generally it's a trusted site.
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Re: In need of the REHTool

Postby UCyborg » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:46 pm

Published REHTool binaries and code on GitHub.

putting some of the files on Github is a good idea as people are more likely to download from there and generally it's a trusted site

Incidents still happen.
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