Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Anyone have BAcon Mod active link?

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Distant Worlds 1 Series >> Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? - 6/15/2021 9:36:26 PM   
FalconSMG1

 

Posts: 7
Joined: 6/10/2020
Status: offline
As the subject says, the link in the original threads is inactive.
Post #: 1
RE: Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? - 6/15/2021 10:37:53 PM   
Siddham

 

Posts: 145
Joined: 3/18/2012
Status: offline
Ask on the thread. Roger Bacon is active there

(in reply to FalconSMG1)
Post #: 2
RE: Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? - 6/16/2021 3:27:35 AM   
FalconSMG1

 

Posts: 7
Joined: 6/10/2020
Status: offline
Yeah-the last two posts were requests for the link (8th and 9th June) and have gone unanswered so i thought I would try here!

Maybe RogerBacon is on holidays

(in reply to Siddham)
Post #: 3
RE: Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? - 6/18/2021 11:08:15 PM   
happypsion

 

Posts: 3
Joined: 6/18/2021
Status: offline
I too needed my BaconMod fix. I dug through reading the last 8 or so pages of the Bacon Mod thread and found a working link to version 1.81r for Windows 10 build 2004. This file is detected as a virus by Chrome, Windows Defender and likely others. I can confirm this as they both said it was a Trojan, but each said it was a different one. Purportedly to Bacon's amusingly frustrated posts, version 1.82 also detects as a virus.

I kicked on tcpdump on the firewall to my "Keter" machine, fired up a clean Windows 10 Home image and installed all the things, disabled Chrome's protection and repeatedly insured Windows Defender that it wanted that hot, dirty Bacon application inside of it and despite all the machine's protests, gave it a try. Started a new game, tested the ctrl+e functionality and quit out. The result was no new interesting connections opened to the internet other than MsMpEng (Microsoft Malware Protection Engine) whining back to Microsoft, no UPNP requests for my router to open up any port and Bacon-modded Distant Worlds worked just fine.

As always, you need to make the decision as to whether or not you believe it is safe or not. Bacon has put a lot into his mod over the years and I highly doubt he's going to drop malware into it. His work has been one of love and dedication to the game and I chose to take the mod author's word and reputation over the processing of a detection engine. Post 1222 in the Bacon Mod thread has the link.

(in reply to FalconSMG1)
Post #: 4
RE: Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? - 6/18/2021 11:35:18 PM   
happypsion

 

Posts: 3
Joined: 6/18/2021
Status: offline
My guess is the frustration of dealing with MS and other vendors each time he updates is taking its toll on the poor guy. It's a headache no developer wants to deal with.

I'll stick to Retreat1970's logic in post #1268 on 1/14/2021:
quote:

ORIGINAL: Retreat1970

I've been playing "virus" bacon for a looooong time. It's good to see you'll join us now that it's "safe". :)


edit, addendum: If RogerBacon ever reads this, since it might be a futile endeavor to fight the anti-malware companies, so it'd be great if he shared a SHA2 or SHA3 hash of the exe to make sure we've got the same file he publishes if we get it from another source as I had to do.

< Message edited by happypsion -- 6/18/2021 11:41:20 PM >

(in reply to happypsion)
Post #: 5
RE: Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? - 6/21/2021 2:38:42 AM   
FalconSMG1

 

Posts: 7
Joined: 6/10/2020
Status: offline
Thanks happypsion-I'll check it out

(in reply to happypsion)
Post #: 6
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Distant Worlds 1 Series >> Anyone have BAcon Mod active link? Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.156