Valve on Anti-Cheating

Posters Name: Kagato
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Subject: Valve on Anti-Cheating

A post on Planet Half-Life from Valve's Eric Smith, discusses what Valve is up to regarding anti-cheat protection. In a word:

Unfortunately, I can't give out more information. We're aware of the current problem with cheating and are working to find a solution. We play on-line and are just as frustrated by cheaters as you are. We're working to implement a long-term solution, and coding for that has already begun. This will involve many phases of attack. I'm sure you understand why I can't give out the specific details of our strategy.

However, it WILL NOT be "a year or so" before we start releasing cheat-prevention code. We'll be phasing it in during future updates.

If you code it, they will hack!

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