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What are the most important Windows .dll files?


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#1 darkritual

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:16 AM

I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this question in but whatever.

What are the most important .dll files Windows use?

I'm making a Uplink like hacking game and one of the feature i'm working on would allow you to "destroy" a machine by deleting key Windows .dll files.
The problem is, I'm not quite sure what those files are.
 

So far all i have is Kernel32.dll.
What else could i add?

Thanks.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:29 AM

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How is making a hacking related game against the law and/or promoting malwares?

It's quite sad when the majority of people immediately assume you're going to do something bad with the information given and start acting like they're the Internet police.

Anyway, it doesn't matter, i got my answer : Ntdll.dll, ntoskrnl.exe, user32.dll, system32.dll, hal.dll

 


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

I'm making a Uplink like hacking game and one of the feature i'm working on would allow you to "destroy" a machine by deleting key Windows .dll files.

 

If this is just a scenario for a game that does not actually affect the computer of the one playing it, there is nothing wrong with it (legally), but I hardly think this is the right forum to find assistance, as we usually focus on repairing computers, not destroying them.

 

As a general statement, I do not consider deleting critical Windows files a game, if you'd like to pursue that avenue I suggest to take it elsewhere or maybe experiment with it on your own computer to see how much "fun" it is to recover from it.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

 

I'm making a Uplink like hacking game and one of the feature i'm working on would allow you to "destroy" a machine by deleting key Windows .dll files.

 

If this is just a scenario for a game that does not actually affect the computer of the one playing it, there is nothing wrong with it (legally), but I hardly think this is the right forum to find assistance, as we usually focus on repairing computers, not destroying them.

 

 

 

Alright and no, it doesn't harm the player's computer.

All i would do is use the name of the file inside my game.
It could even be called birthdaycake.dll but i want my game to be as realistic as possible so, i'm searching for real names.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

It depends a bit on the OS version you want to simulate and the effect (failure to boot, useless computer). I guess this is important for you to know as well. I would suggest to look for TechNet articles to see what files does windows use at what stage, this may help you narrow it down. All system files are essential in one way or another, but the effect on deletion greatly depends on what the file's function on a computer is.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:14 PM

There's Dark Signs, HackTheGame, Hacker Simulator, Hacker Evolution, and a few more already. Have a try and get some ideas??
 

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