TPT Snapshots / Betas

  • jacob1
    17th October Developer 0 Permalink
    The list of elements that gain heat by sparking is actually very small

    if (parts[i].temp < 673.0f && !legacy_enable && (type==PT_METL || type == PT_BMTL || type == PT_BRMT || type == PT_PSCN || type == PT_NSCN || type == PT_ETRD || type == PT_NBLE || type == PT_IRON))

    I do think PTNM should be added to this list. Not sure about SLCN since it's a powder.
  • HotCheese
    17th October Member 0 Permalink

    I tried downloading it but my antivirus deleted it because it claimed it wasn't safe.

  • jacob1
    17th October Developer 0 Permalink
    @HotCheese (View Post)
    Antiviruses often go way too far in trying to protect you. They stop you from downloading every piece of software that hasn't been analyzed before. So because each snapshot is brand new, often each one gets flagged as a "virus".

    But I assure you, there is no virus in TPT and never has been. And if there was, the flood of reports from all the sane antiviruses would let us know. You'll have to add an exception for the snapshots if you want to use it.
  • HotCheese
    17th October Member 0 Permalink

    @jacob1 (View Post)

     is there a why of preventing norton from immediately deleting it?

  • jacob1
    17th October Developer 0 Permalink
    @HotCheese (View Post)
    I'm not sure, as I don't use norton (or any antivirus). You'll have to try to find the option or look it up. I know for windows defender you can add an exception to certain files or folders.
  • HotCheese
    17th October Member 0 Permalink

    @jacob1 (View Post)

     i looked at page 47 of this and another person said they had the same problem so I am not sure if I totally trust you.

     

    Filename: Powder Snap.exe
    Threat name: WS.Reputation.1Full Path: C:\Users\user(i replaced my name)\Downloads\Snapshot\Powder.exe

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    On computers as of 
    2020-10-17 at 4:12:11 PM

    Last Used 
    2020-10-17 at 4:14:11 PM

    Startup Item 
    No

    Launched 
    No

    Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe


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    Powder Snap.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
    Locate


    Very Few Users
    Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.

    Very New
    This file was released less than 1 week  ago.

    Medium
    This file risk is medium.


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    Source: External Media

    Source File:
    Powder.exe

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    File Actions

    File: C:\Users\user(i replaced my name)\Downloads\Snapshot\ Powder.exe Removed
    ____________________________


    File Thumbprint - SHA:
    ee3de0f88da742c92b410c2e58bac077af57853cb43349b65eb0f352f3de1673
    File Thumbprint - MD5:
    a1e748a8afa1d7ad2649dedb7c1e5615

    Edited 3 times by HotCheese. Last: 17th October
  • jacob1
    18th October Developer 0 Permalink
    @HotCheese (View Post)
    My comment is based on years of antivirus false positives in TPT. If you search the forums you'll find messages about viruses going back to at least 2013. Throughout all this, there have never been any viruses in TPT.

    Antiviruses are meant to protect dumb people from downloading malware from shady websites. Many of them do this by blocking everything it hasn't seen before that has a hint of anything shady. If you read the message you sent, it says:
    "Insight Network Threat" -> TPT makes network requests to check for updates
    "Very Few Users"/"This file was released less than 1 week ago" -> This is an awful virus detection mechanic, meaning every single program put on the internet will always trigger antiviruses for a week. That is absolutely not an indication of a virus.

    If you haven't gotten a virus in 5+ years, I wouldn't recommend using an antivirus. Windows defender is good enough. It does the basics, and also sometimes tries to block TPT, but it's easy to bypass that. And it doesn't do anything invasive like antiviruses do (some of them I would consider malware itself). Viruses today are not much like viruses 5+ years ago. Windows is way more secure than it was back in the XP days, severely limiting what they can do. The most common viruses these days will steal logins / passwords, and then there's also ransomware. The key thing here is that both of these can be done in userspace, only acting on the files in your Documents / AppData folders. It's very hard to infect the OS itself.
  • INFINITY-BOI
    18th October Member 0 Permalink

    Some bug (idk is it rlly bug) :

    Custom GOL dont lets make GOLs like that : b13/s13/2

  • LBPHacker
    18th October Developer 0 Permalink
    /2 is the default, so it's not displayed.
  • INFINITY-BOI
    18th October Member 0 Permalink

    I tried others , like b34/s24/35 , and it still not works