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Should Stars! files structures be publically available?[ 20 votes ]
1. Yes (all existing knowledge, except encryption, should be public) 15 / 75%
2. No (its' structure should be kept in secret) 5 / 25%

I've been asked several times to disclose/publish everything I found about Stars! files structures (somthing already published here on SAH, but this is just a tip of the iceberg) and to be fair I'm not sure if I should publish it or not. So far I know most (I'd say 93%: 41 of 44) of Stars! file blocks, except battle blocks (still have no time to reverse them), AI blocks and also there might be some extremly rare blocks that I didn't found at all. This knowledge isn't documented, it's part of code/comments, but it can be easily extracted. So, what do you think? Comments, suggestions, doubts, etc. are welcome. Cool

The only thing I have to mention: I beleive that without knowledge of encryption, these blocks structure is useless, at least it how it was for me. Rolling Eyes


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