Cheaters in GMod
Friday, April 27, 2012
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:
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 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.
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..