Myth (warez)

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Myth /backlash
Myth ASCII NFO header by Ferrex of SAC.
Formation 2000
Extinction 2005
Purpose Warez

Myth was a warez group, focused on cracking and ripping PC games. Besides ripped games, the group also released trainers and cracked updates for games.


Myth was formed in February 2000, in a merger between Origin and Paradigm.[1]

Myth Installer

On June 29, 2005 the group was targeted together with several other groups in "Operation Site Down" conducted by the FBI.[2] Myth made no further releases following this raid, and in October 2005 they released an NFO declaring that the group would enter hibernation.


Steam held available a cracked version of Max Payne 2 where the game had an no-cd crack applied, this was on-sale until the 13th May 2010 where they rolled back to an older update.[3][4][5] However, the Myth logo is still present in the file called testapp.exe.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Paradigm 1996-2000 (rip games)". Retrieved 2009-11-08. 2000 . Paradigm team up with former rivals Origin and create Myth 
  2. ^ "DOJ: 'Operation Site Down' Attacks Organized Piracy Networks In 10 Countries". Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  3. ^ Mike Fahey (2010-05-12). "Is That A Cracked Version Of Max Payne 2 On Steam?". Kotaku. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  4. ^ enigmax (2010-05-12). "Did Rockstar Use Pirate Game Code For Steam Max Payne 2?". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ Kieron Gillen (2010-05-12). "Max Embarassment: Max Payne 2 Steam". Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  6. ^ Burgess, Rick (2010-05-14). "Cracked Max Payne 2 distributed through Steam". TechSpot. Retrieved 2010-10-30.