Myth (warez)

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Myth ASCII NFO header by Ferrex of SAC.
Formation 2000
Extinction 2005[1]
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's slogan, "Myth, always ahead of the Class", was referring to the rival group class that existed from 1997 to 2004.


Myth was formed in February 2000, in a merger between Origin and Paradigm.[2]

Myth Installer

On June 29, 2005 the group was targeted together with several other groups in "Operation Site Down" conducted by the FBI.[3] Myth made no further releases following this raid, and in October 2005 they released an NFO declaring that the group would enter hibernation.

Max Payne 2 controversy[edit]

A cracked version of Max Payne 2 using a no-CD executable by Myth was made available on the digital distribution service Steam until 13 May 2010 where they rolled back to an older update.[4][5][6] However, the Myth logo is still present in the file called testapp.exe.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MYTH (2005-10-09). "Farewell-MYTH". SceneNotice. 
  2. ^ "Paradigm 1996-2000 (rip games)". Retrieved 2009-11-08. 2000 . Paradigm team up with former rivals Origin and create Myth 
  3. ^ "DOJ: 'Operation Site Down' Attacks Organized Piracy Networks In 10 Countries". Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  4. ^ Mike Fahey (2010-05-12). "Is That A Cracked Version Of Max Payne 2 On Steam?". Kotaku. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ enigmax (2010-05-12). "Did Rockstar Use Pirate Game Code For Steam Max Payne 2?". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  6. ^ Kieron Gillen (2010-05-12). "Max Embarassment [sic]: Max Payne 2 Steam". Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  7. ^ Burgess, Rick (2010-05-14). "Cracked Max Payne 2 distributed through Steam". TechSpot. Retrieved 2010-10-30.