[bf1942] Anti cheat tool

Scratch Monkey ScratchMonkey at SewingWitch.com
Tue Nov 18 13:15:24 EST 2003

--On Tuesday, November 18, 2003 6:26 PM +0100 "--=*dD*|Campino=--"
<campino at divine-devils.de> wrote:

> I just mention those I heard about:

I've heard of (haven't seen) a hack to allow engineers to use the wrench from
within a vehicle, and a related medic hack.

Some of these (particularly this one) should be vetoable from the server. The
visual hacks like no-fog are pure-client because the client is "trusted" to do
all rendering, and the best you can do for those is periodic CRC checking. And
even that is vulnerable since the CRC check is done on the client. You'd need
some kind of public-key-based challenge-response system with a changing random

Ideally EA/DICE should just license PunkBuster, and offload that whole
development path. It doesn't sound like they have the internal resources
available for this.

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