[bf1942] Anti cheat tool

Andreas Fredriksson andreas.fredriksson at dice.se
Wed Nov 19 03:24:28 EST 2003

Excluding data from the client simulation on the server would be a bad
decision for BF because of our complex vehicle support; if the client and
were not in sync when an enemy vehicle entered the client frustum it
look the same on all connected clients, and the physics code would kick in
there, much as if you come with in a certain distance from an AI bot (they

Also, some vehicles are very fast compared to foot soldiers, and doing
cases for these would become cumbersome and wildly inaccurate because we
know how the vehicles modders put in would behave in these conditions.

That said, rest assured that 1.6 will address cheating in a very good way.
actually do care and we're hard at work to make sure 1.6 puts and end to
all the present and future cheats.. More details in an upcoming EA community

// Andreas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Gurney [mailto:james at globalmegacorp.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 10:52 PM
> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Subject: Re: [bf1942] Anti cheat tool
> Scratch Monkey wrote:
> > --On Tuesday, November 18, 2003 11:50 AM -0800 James Gurney 
> > <james at globalmegacorp.org> wrote:
> >>Cheating Death did clipping calculations and seemed to work fine. 
> >>Although CS maps tend to be a great deal less complicated than BF 
> >>maps, so this may not be possible.
> > 
> > On the server? Note this has to be done for each client. The reason 
> > it's normally done on the client is to allow the server to run with 
> > less CPU load. The client typically has a much beefier CPU, and a 
> > server is typically shared not only between clients but 
> between games.
> Yeah, CD increased load quite a bit, but CS servers aren't too cpu 
> hungry in the first place, and there's only a maximum of 20 players 
> anyway, so it wasn't too bad. Probably not feasable for 64 player BF 
> servers though.
> > Certainly no info should be sent outside of the radius of 
> visibility 
> > established by fog or other rules. That's an easy thing for 
> the server 
> > to do.
> Yep. Not sure if this currently happens or not, since I haven't tried 
> any of the cheats that exist. I wonder if they reveal people 
> who are all 
> the way on the other side of the map?
> James

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