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Captain Internet

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#1 13 years ago

Now, it has come to my attention that a lot of people are getting angry about this game because of the ammount of hackers on it. Let me tell you, the problem is about to get worse. About 3 months ago, I fell witness to two cheaters on a Weapons Cache server. This prompted me to lead an investigation with a friend of mine who works for PumkBuster. Their cheat was unusual in that you could not kick them. Anyway, to make a long story short, I will now get to the point. There is a hack that is currently being distributed around. It is called Ucommand. PunkBuster is now running around tearing its hair out, because of it. Whoever has this hack, is given admin rights to a server. Yes, including official servers. You can kick people off, and you cannot get kicked. You cannot get kicked neither by PunkBuster, or an administrator. I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but I thought I should provide some insight in to the situation, as there seems to be a lot of you who are...umm...repulsed by the ammount of hackers. For the moment, there is only one sure way to tell if anyone is using this hack on a server. That is if they have a colored name. Stay off servers with colored names for now, until someone finds a way to counter this hack. Even if they can, the hackers won't be able to get banned. Since Ucommand masks the hacker from the list of players on the server. For instance, if anyone tries to ban a player with Ucommand, they will recieve an error "Player name not found." Like I said, the problem will only get worse before it gets better, and to tell you the truth, I honeslty do not see it getting any better anytime soon. Oh, and I also forgot to mention, anyone who possesses Ucommand can also steal your accounts by viewing your User.ini file. To prevent them from stealing your account, simply UNtick the box that says "save my username/password" under your personal jacket. In the meantime, I really do hope PunkBuster finds a way to counter this problem. It will be a mammoth task, but Americas Army is really a great game. I hope it will get fixed.




Wildb0y_o1

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#2 13 years ago

YEs man,its sooo TRUE! AA is now a game for noobs,kids,cheaters,hackers! i saw it every day on my server(colored nicks,unlimited nades,healt,...,no recoil,no PB kicks,.....and MANY many MAnY---> more) the PB kick/ban ppl with there hardwarecode(but why can this noobs play again if there BANNED?) PB is unable to kick/ban ppl with a HaCK on :mad: ! its time for a new better version of AA & PB or admins must be on there servers every day and night .) (i´m verry often on it to watch what happend) last days i joined some servers and want see what happend with all this hacker...,no need to wait long: every server,and i mean: ALL servers has some hackers includet with any ghost,wallhack,autonadespaming,speedhack,colored nicks("jepimhacking" & "HaXoR" are some hackers, i saw both many times... what can we do against this mistake? a report to devs? (how?,where?,....) :mad: report to PB? (how?,where?,...) or..? leave this server with hackers and join another one? damnit,this SUX! i know,every onlinegame have problems with cheaters,hackers... :( I DO NEVER PLAY ON ANY OTHER SERVERS AS MINE! :moon: AA was soooo COOL earlier(v1.0 - v1.6),but now,its absolutly NO fun and no chance to kill somebody or make points! [color=red]GRRRRR[/color] (must calm down,be4 i kill some1!)




Metal Phoenix

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#3 13 years ago

They're cracking down on the cheaters. Be patient. Until then, avoid official servers and play only on leased ones.




Captain Internet

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#4 13 years ago

Leased servers tend to have better, uncommercial cheat detection methods. However anyone running Ucommand won't be able to get kicked by PB or admin.

Hardware bans are easily avoidable. Sad to say. I'm not going to go in to detail on how to do it, however give me 5 minutes and I can download the necessary equipment to stop PunkBuster from banning me.

PunkBuster really is that bad, and it needs to be helped along somewhat :)

PS: Wildboy, have you hugged a fluffy kitty latley? ^_^




Zulu Massacre

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#5 13 years ago

There are cheaters because they ethier suck, or they want to wreck your game...




tehkey1

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#6 13 years ago

It's pretty sad that some people take pleasure from other people's pain...

2.1 doesn't have that "Uncommand" hack running around, i dont think....so if anyone downgrades, you just have to deal with the "aimbot" crew, which are easily bannable on personal servers

Like 2.2.1 too much? Make your server password protected and only give out that password to people you know don't cheat

Unfortuneatly, i dont see any option other than just avoiding official servers...




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#7 13 years ago

Well, this problem will always remain i believe. PB always seems to be one hack behind. Just like the UCommand hack, people changing their names on the fly, and emptying servers... i would be happy if PB just detected that hack. I dont mind the aimbotters so much, simply because they are such lowlifes and this is just a game. People that have to cheat to win are pretty sad, its not gonna get them anywhere either, theres no hacks for life.




KorJax

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#8 13 years ago

You know what will be real funny? If they implement (IF they do) anti-hacking against Ucommand and other hacks that r new, they should do it in the next AA version or PB version without telling anyone, that way all of those hackers all get banned by surprise :lol: . That WILL be the day TO DRINK TO! :beer: :beer: :beer:




Captain Internet

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#9 13 years ago

They have now. Read my other thread. ;)




KorJax

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#10 13 years ago

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