Tripper and Tripper+ basic user guide.

Back to the main page, HERE.

I created this, because I was sick to death of people asking how to use this and these types of programs.

Tripper and Tripper+ were produced and maintained by tripsage ( I have nothing to do with them. Please note that neither of these programs are maintained anymore.

Tripper and Tripper+ are essentially the same program except that tripper.exe generates 8 character tripcodes and tripper+.exe generates 10 character tripcodes. Other than that, they are identical in interface at least. Choose the right one for whatever board you use.

Google translated version of the original readme.txt file, HERE.

Other programs.

I have compiled a list of links and what not for other tripcode programs, which can be found HERE.

Main window.

Main window

The main window features numerous controls, all of which surprisingly do something.

  1. Menu bar (See section below).

  2. Switch for case sensitivity (Checked is for case sensitive).

  3. Regular Expression search switch.

  4. Search text area (See section below).

  5. Search text area (See section below).

  6. Switch to return only tripcodes with the search term at the beginning of the code.

  7. Switch to return only tripcodes with the search term at the end of the code.

  8. Start search button. This button changes to 2 buttons once a search is running, the left one pausing the current search, the right one stopping the search entirely.

  9. Tripcode column.

  10. Password column.

  11. Results pane.

Menu bar.

Menu bar

There are 3 menus, they can be called (File, Edit and Tools)

General options.

    General options

  1. Select this option to save the current search terms on program close.

  2. Automatically start the search on program start (only available if you select option 1).

  3. Minimises the program on start. (Only available if you select both oprions 1 and 2).

  4. Use MMX CPU enhancements (introduced with Intel Pentium processors, judge for yourself if you can utilise this technology). As with any performance option, check your average trips/min rate after a few minutes of running to see what is best for you.

  5. Chooses whether ot not to keep a log of all returned results. Slight speed increase without, but if you are the sort of person to leave the program running for 3 weeks then I'm sure you'd not want to lose all your hard work because of a system failure and not enabling this option.

  6. Chooses whether or not to keep count of the number of searched tripcodes, if deselected the total count and time spent is reset whenever you stop the search.

  7. If option 6 is selected this option chooses whether or not to save the count and time to file when you shutdown the program.

  8. This option keeps the same seed, I see no reason to select this, as finding a tripcode is mostly chance you may as well randomise the procedure even more by leaving this unchecked.

  9. If selected this option causes the results pane not to be cleared whenever you start a new search. (This doesn't work between sessions, only if you do not close the program itself)

  10. Turn on notification for when the program finds your requested search term, this only does anything if you minimise the program to the notification area. (Enabling this allows options 11 and 12 to be selected).

  11. Sounds a system beep whenever a search term is returned.

  12. Pops the program up whenever a search term is returned.

  13. (Unselectable initially) Select the kind of cryptographic algorithm used by the program. (DES or MD5)

  14. Thread priority. From left to right the options are: Idle, low, normal, above normal, high, realtime. It is best to set it to normal or below, unless you plan on not being able to do much with your machine for the duration of the program's running.

Searching options (part of the main window).

Searching options

  1. Select this option if you wish your search results to be case sensitive.

  2. Use a regular expression search pattern. As far as I have noticed it works fairly well, if you need information on how to RegEx then the wikipedia article has pretty good information for beginners. Selecting this obviously combines the 2 search boxes into 1.

  3. Search term 1.

  4. Search term 2.

  5. Check this to only return results if search term 1 is at the beginning of the tripcode.

  6. Check this to only return results if search term 2 is at the end of the tripcode.

  7. Start the search. Once running the button changes to what is shown below:

Search running buttonsThe button to the left pauses the search while the button to the right stops the search.

You can combine both regular search terms as well as whether or not to isolate them to the beginning or end of the tripcode, all possible combinations are acceptable. It should be noted that the more search terms you supply, the slower your search will run, this is of course obvious, but it still must be said. It should also be said that searching for 3 letters in both search fields is not the same as searching for just one 6 letter combination.

The search terms are saved to the tripper.ini file in the same directory as the tripper(+).exe program itself.

Cryptography tools.

Cryptography tools

  1. With this option selected you have the ability to check salt values for certain tripcode/password combinations. I have not played with it enough to explain it properly yet, but maybe sometime I will.

  2. With this option you can check the resultant tripcodes from various passwords. To use enter the password into box #3, if you wish the salt to be assigned automatically (following on with standard unsecure tripcodes) then select checkbox #6, the tripcode will automagically appear in box 5.

  3. Tripcode key (password).

  4. Salt value.

  5. Tripcode.

  6. Only applies for option 2, when selected automatically assigns a salt value.

  7. Run.

  8. Exit.

About box enhancements.

About box
If you go to the file menu and choose the last option you are gifted with a simple and uninspiring about box, however there are certain things you can do here to enhance the usage of tripper(+).exe. To do these things you have to press combinations of keys and letters, kind of like the old console game level select days.

Once you have followed the instructions for whichever enhancement you wish you will either be given an option box or a simple OK box, it is pretty clear what to do with these.

These are not stored in the tripper.ini file and will be reset whenever you restart the program.


On screen.

The program outputs on screen in the results pane. The pane is sorted into 2 columns explained below (and previously if you didn't notice):

  1. Tripcode column.

  2. Password column.

You can sort by columns by left clicking on the column to sort.

To file.

The program outputs to a file called tripper.log located in the directory where the main tripper executable is located. Each search hit is shown in a separate line and formatted somewhat like this:

##### Start : Seed = 1231101544
##### Start : Seed = 1231101550
##### Start : Seed = 1231101602
DXteRmSdC. : #�Dwjfssr
eVTeRmbyp2 : #iPL!e=h�
##### Start : Seed = 1231101611
JHeREnSECE : #89DN��47
aJnqoyHErE : #�9D?OV|=
##### Start : Seed = 1231101619
SEArcHhm7M : #ZV58?In)

The file is not overwritten and new search results are concatenated to the end of the file under a new "##### Start : Seed = " banner, if you choose to keep the same seed (see options §) then the banner will read "Seed = CONTINUE".

The file is never deleted nor overwritten, so it can grow quite large.

Linux users should be happy, both tripper.exe and tripper+.exe run fine through WINE, although some options obviously do not work and performance will obviously suffer somewhat.