Passport Disk Cracking Utility V20171114 Released

The Apple II hacker, 4am (@a2_4am) has announced that the Apple II Disk Image cracking utility Passport has been updated.  Passport is a utility for the Apple II computer which automatically removes the disk protection schemes from the original disk, leaving the program completely unprotected.

Passport v20171114 includes a host of new features and fixes including:

  • Supports ProDOS RAM disks to read an entire disk at once (IIgs RAM disk, RAMFactor, RAMWorks, modern clones)
  • NEW: DOS 3.2 support (MUSE, Edu-Ware, Hartley, Krell, Hayden, DLM)
  • NEW: patchers/advint.a, an encrypted nibble check (Scott Adams adventures)
  • NEW: patchers/bbf9.a, a desync bitstream (late Sunburst disks)
  • NEW: patchers/jmpb400.a, a self- decrypting nibble check in late boot (Mindscape, DLM, Thunder Mountain)
  • NEW: patchers/memory.config.a, ProDOS startup program with nibble check (DC Heath, Marshware)
  • NEW: patchers/pascalrwts.a (Learning Multi-Systems)
  • NEW: patchers/sra.a (SRA)
  • NEW: patchers/rwtslog.a, refactored and expanded log of RWTS variants
  • NEW: id/micrograms.a (Micrograms)
  • NEW: id/rdos.a (SSI)
  • NEW: support for early Infocom disks
  • IMPROVED: patchers/a6bc95.a (fixes Friendly Filer)
  • IMPROVED: patchers/jmpbeb1.a (fixes Spelling Rules)
  • IMPROVED: patchers/sierra.a (fixes Winnie The Pooh)
  • IMPROVED: id/laureate.a (fixes Sound Ideas)

You can find the latest releases of Passport on Github at:

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Bill Martens

A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.