Mid-function hooking with SafetyHook

December 28, 2022 — by aixxe

I’ve shown off a load of inline hooks in previous posts but I don’t think I’ve ever done any mid-function hooking on this blog before. Shocking, because there’s a ton of cool stuff you can do with it and, as luck would have it, I recently came across a library that makes both inline and mid-function hooking easier and safer than anything I’ve been using in the past.

A brief introduction to Eacnet

October 11, 2021 — by aixxe

It’s important to keep track of updates when you’re hacking on an actively maintained game. Admittedly, I’ve been slacking in this department as of late, and enabling push notifications on an official Twitter account probably isn’t the best way to be notified when an update comes out. I suppose it’s finally time for me to dive into the network side of things.

Video streaming bot for Discord

April 1, 2021 — by aixxe

I recently finished writing a Discord bot to play audio and video from YouTube, Twitch, and various other sources. It’s not all that efficient, reliable, or even terms-of-service-legal, but it was fun to build, and hopefully this post will inspire someone to make something better so I can switch to using that instead.

Finishing the score sharing project

May 9, 2020 — by aixxe

At long last, this is the final entry in the ‘streamlining score sharing’ series. With all of the data now at our disposal, all that’s left is to render it out to an image and submit it to Discord. In this post, we’ll turn our hook library into a server, create a matching client, and finally, share scores with a single button press.

PCI passthrough adventures with libvirt

December 31, 2018 — by aixxe

After moving all my computer stuff into a larger room I noticed that the short HDMI cable I had previously been using to connect the gaming and streaming machines together would no longer be a viable solution. Solving this turned out to be quite an ordeal, but the interesting kind that's worth writing about.