Cheaters in GMod

People ask me – how is it possible to cheat in Garry’s Mod? It’s a sandbox game – right? Well yeah – the sandbox part is. But we have lots of gamemodes right now. Gamemodes where wallhacks and aimbots ruin the fun for everyone else.

So a few days ago I turned on a system I made similar to VAC. VAC works great for other games – but it can’t easily detect Lua hacks in GMod – because they look pretty much like GMod’s own code. But my system can.

Since cheating is obviously wrong – so those cheating obviously knew what they were doing was wrong – I have decided to be harsh. Once you’re detected and you’re on the list then you’re banned from all servers (unless they remove the cheaters.cfg – which is up to them). This is the only workable way to prevent people from cheating.

Here’s some of the feedback I’ve got:

Hello Garry.
I must be honest in this – I bought SethHack more then 4 months ago. I got banned for saying the hack is shitty and disrespecting members. Would it be possible for an unban? I don’t cheat at all anymore.


I don’t cheat anymore isn’t an excuse.
I have had my 2 accounts banned from joining garry’s mod servers for sethhack. I have not used SethHack on ether account in months and didn’t plan on using it again. I was wondering if there is any way I could get unbanned. I will not use it again now that people will be getting stopped. Please let me know if I could work something out as I own lots of games on the steam accounts and enjoy playing Gmod.
I know it sucks, but you shouldn’t have cheated.
First off, i want to make it clear. That what you are doing here, is illegal. Banning people from other servers, using a system that is probably unreliable, and the fact that you are not using the VAC system, that all the players have said yes to, that they will not hack. Is also a violation, if the players on that list have been tagged as a “non hacker” on in VAC. You cant just ban them because you see fit. It is also a violation of the human privacy rights. You have violated every server that this has been applied to. By going in and changing their in their CFG folders.

Now, i know that making the system public so that the individual server owners could use if for their servers would be easy to patch. But, remember that you have secretly implentmated a system that bans them, with out their approval. It is not legal garry. Would be like, if i go change your router to only let in the people, that i believe is not trying to communicate with your dog, and making it barf all the time..

Astonishing insight from another cheater.
So there it is. You’ve been warned.

81 thoughts on “Cheaters in GMod

  1. Hello
    Before like 3 month, I was banned from garry’s mode, reason: Sethhack.
    Well, yeah I know I was stupid, my friend forced me to buy it, he told me you can just try and if u don’t need it, don’t use it. So I bought it like an idiot, started using it, didn’t really like it, so I didn’t use it, but I still had it. So I played regularly for a few month, than suddenly, some day I joined gmod, and suddenly I see: Disconnect: Cheating previously. Well, I was very dissapointed of my self, coulden’t belive how stupid was to listen to him. I really miss garry’s mode, I played it a total of 2000 hours, It was a great expirience playing gmod, and I just can’t without it. It’s the best game that i’ve ever played, and I feel so stupid trying to cheat in it. My request is a second chance, I really miss it, and I can’t play it. People says: Everyone deserves a second chance, but I know I did a HUGE mistake, and it’s really hard to forgive even it’s hard for me to forgive my self, but please, give me another chance, and I won’t make any mistakes again in this subject.
    Thank you very much for reading, I really appriciated it.

    1. If it’s such a big deal, why don’t you just create a new steam account and buy it again?
      Yes, you are truly an idiot for doing that, agreed.

  2. Call this an old bump, but is this system still in effect? Because, it clearly isn’t, given I have seen people use hacks before, and I for one used an alt account to test the vulnerability of my server to hacks. Hera, Blue Bot, these are just a few lua hacks that work.

    Not to mention the countless sv_allowcslua bypassers such as Gnome, ABYSS…

    Face it. VAC detects diddly squat and so does this, unless the logical reason is in place: This system is not operational.

  3. Agreed to the post above. It isn’t functional. I never had modified my game to end up in a ban, but I did get banned. Yes, I did mess around with LUA, but nothing serious and not in other servers. Either my own LAN or SP.
    I’ve got friends who used SethHack back in the day, yet they’re playing all fine. Me, who never used a hack in a server got banned.
    And I’m not the only one complaining. Hundreds of others.

    1. Yes, hundreds of people who hacked are complaining. But if they had did it in a private server they would have had to use software to cheat. They can enable it from console.

      Deal with your fucking ban you scum.

      1. @King Fucking kill yourself. Jump off a cliff and die you piece of fucking shit. Shoot yourself in your cunt brain. Stab yourself in the eye. Drive off a cliff. Stick a fork in a socket. I don’t fucking care, just fucking kill yourself aight?

    2. King stfu no one likes you, go die in a fire you fucking retarded autistic bitch. Go play COD and bully some kids on there but get of this blog if your gonna be like that!

    3. King you are an absolute retard. Why should they be banned for cheating,when it is their own private game. It was not on a public Multi-Player server, It has affected nobodys gameplay, they are not getting an unfair advantage over others by using it in a localhost server, therefore why should they be banned. I have seen you post multiple times telling them to “Deal with it”. It is wrong to call them cheaters because they tried something in single player.

  4. well its fucking retarded that you get banned globaly if you hacked in a non VAC server….. My OWN SERVER…. MY LOCKED SERVER….. You should have warned us garry never though hacking against bots would be that big of a fucking deal

    1. I agree with this, although you could have been a little less vulgar. But overall I do agree that you should be able to do whatever you want in your own private server. Even Valve allows that with their VAC system, Valve allows players to turn off VAC in their own server. I think it should be the same in Garry’s Mod.

    2. I have to agree with this. If it’s a private server, then it shouldn’t be allowed to go on the global ban list.

    3. If it was your own, locked, server you could have just enabled client side lua. Shut the fuck up. You cheated and you got banned. Deal with it. If all you want to do is play in your own private, locked. server you can remove the ban file.

      To all those saying he should remove it from Private server, you are retarded. You don’t need to use third party software to cheat in a Private server. You can enable the cheats through console. Deal with your ban and reconsider the internet.

  5. Can I receive a global ban if I only use hacks on ONE server (my friend’s) and he removes the cheaters.cfg first? Just wondering, since people who don’t mind these things on their private servers should be allowed to have them.

  6. Well, the new software used for detecting cheaters is….well, pretty faulty. Apparently I’m banned from garry’s mod for….no idea.

    I don’t even KNOW how to hack, let alone where to buy one. time to bug the customer service staff about this. That, or I intend to get a refund.

    1. No, you do. Do not lie. You can’t accidentally be put on the list. It checks if your settings are different from that of the server. If you have commands running that aren’t able, you are using a bypasser. Shut the fuck up and accept your ban.

  7. I agree – above – and I think that this system is pretty tricky. Nonetheless, I did use a program to bypass LUA, but that’s because I had worked with it to enable thirdperson commands and stuff, nothing on the side of cheating, unless enabling LUA and cheats in a bypasser counts you as a cheater or thirdperson command is a ‘cheating’ command. Kinda sucks dick, IMO.

  8. By all of these comments on cheating and stuff im not gonna buy the game, it seems like an amazing game and all that but I dont wan’t to come home get on the computer and play gmod to find out ive been global banned.

    1. No, the people in the comment are complaining about being banned for using hacks.
      You don’t willingly buy third party software to cheat.They knew it was wrong.

  9. Thats fucking retarted. I have lost 2,299 hours of my life in this game, and got a ban. Isn’t good. I was cheating only with my friend on Private server, just testing the “Lua Skillz”.

    1. If it was a private server you would of just turned on client side lua. You used third party software, you were banned. Deal with it.

  10. i also waited a lot of time on this game and i get on my PC and wow what do you know your global banned for using hacks on your own damn server this is fucking shit i will never buy this game again at this rate

  11. Wow? Really? banned for cheating? really? I hate that why would you ban cheaters? could they just use sv_allowcslua 0?
    And if they did bypass it could they just get a vac ban? I mean it’s the owners fault for doing sv_allowcslua 1? is it there fault?
    For enabling lua? And it’s default 0???? So what if they cheat don’t matter mostly no one really cheats guys. What about FPP falco that was in workshop for admin purposes? Really I think you should unban everyone just saying I wasn’t banned.

    1. “Why would you ban cheaters?” Gee, I wonder why?

      The rest of your comment is invalid. You can’t get banned for using Falcos. The people who got banned were using third party software to allow them to use things such as Falcos when the server had it disabled.

      I don’t want to hear another fucking comment out of your dumb ass mouth,

    2. King, you little pig. Shut up and mind your own business if it isn’t your business. Get out of Cupcake’s face and leave these forums forever while you’re at it. It’s for the better.

  12. I got banned, yet the biggest and most known cheater on gmod, hasn’t been banned? I used Falcos small scripts with a bypasser
    on my own server because i never knew about serversided lua.
    His name is [ΛΞ]‏ ‏‏ s‏ɴᴏᴡ ʙ‏ᴏɪ‏ *, and is ddosing my server right now. C’mon, it even says in the profile comments

  13. I haven’t been banned but I agree with the private server thing
    plus I don’t think you can global cheat so like get thing by hacking in one server
    don’t have it in the other overall good choice making it detect more cheats
    but the punishment is to great maybe add warnings atleast

    1. No, the fact of the matter is that they used a bypasser. If it was their private server, they could just turn on client side lua. It’s not difficult. To everyone saying they did it in a private server, stop bullshitting, you paid for a hack to use it offline? I highly doubt it.

      I don’t care if this is old, you are all fucking retarded.

  14. What makes GMod unique is that it has an amazing community and outstanding gameplay for hours of fun, however when people start hacking and using hacked clients then I think they get what they deserve for trying to do this to other players.

  15. Yeah, this system doesn’t work very well, I’ve seen tons of cheaters in gmod and none are banned. But yeah, seriously garry’s attempt at making an ceat system is unfair because people may like to use a private server to test lua stuff on.

  16. WTF IS THIS. I got banned for using a lua script on a dark rp when it was cl_allowcslua 1.
    I didn’t use any hacks or so wtf? ( Not an bypasser )
    All i used was Lua script that allowed me to spam the flashlight by pressing a button. -.-
    What’s going on i wan’t my money back / or the game.
    I lost 3182 hours of my life O.o

  17. Who ever buys a mod that’s tells you hacking is wrong even on your own server is just as dumb as the mod.

  18. lol to all you faggot hackers maybe you should just play the game without hacks instead of ruining it for everyone else if you dont like it make your own game where you can hack to bits p.s I hope you never get to play this awesome game ever again lol lol lol lol

    1. Magic stfu you just have been complaining about the other hackers who, by the way, were hacking on their own servers. So you can go and die in a pit of fire and go rage while playing COD loudmouth dumbass.

    2. who the fuck is this literal retard going around copying peoples names and putting bitch behind them? seriously, you seriously need to pack your bags and go straight back to 4chan you inept autistic loser.

  19. I will be honest, Fucking fix your shit. this is redic, get a life. and stop being the king of everything, if you really dont like people hacking running clientside scripts. fucking disable lua_openscript_cl. I cheats so what?

  20. The idea of a person hacking a great game such as this sickens me to the core, I mean how long do you think garry took to make this incredible game? To you hackers I say shame on you.

  21. I found this update thread by accident and I have this to say.

    I have noticed that when GAC has a ban wave Garry talks about weeding out the hackers and blah yet then he puts the game on sale afterwards to he can be a money grubbing whore. While I do agree that Hacks do ruin games I do not agree with using it as an excuse to lander money from players.

    Also people who are saying that players who used hacks in Single-player or a Private Server should be banned are dumb-asses. How does using something to mess around by yourself or with friends privately and not on a public server constitute a justifiable ban?

    It doesn’t for the simple fact that in any other Source-Engine game that uses VAC it doesn’t ban you in a Private Server or Single-player when using Hacks. So why should the poorly made GAC do this?

    A note to all the Hackers that were banned for playing on Public Servers. You most likely used a Public Bypasser to bypass sv_allowcslua to run some dumb LUA Hack when you should have made your own Hack in C++.

    I did that. I launch my Hack, join any game, and press the specified button to activate. Similar to Counter-Strike: Source Hacks. No muss. No fuss. No LUA file or Bypass needed.

    ~ The Man Who Pisses In Cornflakes

    1. PS: I have yet to be banned by anything Garry has thrown at Hackers. Bring it on. :3

  22. he only plays rust now and i get that cause its fun bust garry gmod is better D:

  23. Why the fuck wasn’t I banned through the first AND second ban wave? You detect shit. You blacklist shit. Like all the lua made anticheats …. Great job ya’ yard.

  24. I have saw a cheater who banned me from a lot of server and do god mod, flying and banned a lot of peaople too, fuck you alice62160!!!!

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