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posted by marcov(R), 29.11.2014, 15:43

> This problem is an evergreen, I'd like to have some easy to use tool that
> analyze the EXE and prints e.g. Minimum Pentium MMX required. I know this
> is quite complex...

Yes, even if only because a certain instruction in the binary does really mean that that is the minimum:

if testcpuforsse2 then
sse2versionofcode
else
nonsse2code;

the above piece has as highest requirement whatever nonsse2code demands.


The best doable would be to try to run in a debugger and see where it halts, and try to walk the stack frame searching for testing code.

Of course anti copying measures and exe compression might frustrate this.

 

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