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Mystery Case Files: The Harbinger PAK Files

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Hello! I would like help figuring out just the password to the encrypted PAK files (named Asset0.pak, Asset1.pak, etc.) in the assets folder of the 2020 game Mystery Case Files: The Harbinger, downloadable as a free trial here: https://www.bigfishgames.com/us/en/games/15406/mystery-case-files-harbinger-ce/?pc&lang=en

I have spent much time trying to figure this out to no avail. I know previous games by the developer GrandMA Studios had the password 'aca7b3e6-50dc-5fae-9218-d9a8df85542d', but this password no longer works for The Harbinger and other games since.

Again, any and all help is appreciated!

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Nevermind, I just did the same thing I did before multiple times and it decided to work. The password I found was "30fa9cde-f6fe-59c9-a284-0ecb7df8e8c3", and it works (for this game and games since)!

I just followed aluigi's old tutorial on how to find an encrypted zip password using debugging here: https://web.archive.org/web/20150511062601/https://zenhax.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59. I tried this on the BFG version of the game and I faced issues with the ollydbg debugger. I tried this on the Steam version of the game that I bought but the game faced an error message, which I saw apparently because of the DRM added to all games on Steam. I then used steamless to get a non-DRM version of the game's exe file (which needed to have the same name as the original exe file). I used the debugger multiple times (i.e. start the game, connect the debugger to it, run the quickbms command, do something in-game, game crashes, check if password appears in debugger, try again if not) until I saw the password in the registers and stack.

Hope this helps to anyone else struggling with (or will struggle) a similar issue!

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