[Editor’s note: The following text is written by Jumper]
Greetings everyone. I’m ready to introduce to your attention a new anti-cheat named Sauerbraten Tournament Edition (STE for short)!
Me and my friend DeathStar felt an urge to create an anti-cheat with high protection to decrease percent of cheating inside the sauerbraten community. That’s how it’s all began, we started working and bringing new ideas. Along with client side anti-cheat, we were working on server side anti-cheat, that would complete each and bring full security to the game servers.
So what is it for?
- Secure tournaments and public games (mainly tournaments)
- Verification status (verification method that check if other clients user anti-cheat or not)
- PAK file loading (no need to explain)
It’s main purpose is to provide a secure gaming on tournaments, however public games as well. This mod has a client side protection, however it interact with our private server mod, which has a server side anti-cheat protection. It means that if you play on our server mod (will be released soon) with our anti-cheat client, other players has 99.9% guarantee that you are clean. This scheme works the same in the direction of other players.
Why is it secure?
- Binary check md5sum of media.zip and other files, so if something will be changed or edited, you won’t be able to launch the game. This means that client doesn’t allow you to make changes with some objects and playermodels. As an example, you won’t be able to remove/edit tree model from map capture_night. You also won’t be able to change the size of playermodels and their hitbox radius.
- If you are playing with this anti-cheat on our servermod with anti-cheat protection, server check the hash and structure of binaries. Client also send verification code to server and server send other code in return that grant access to the server and client connect to the server, or if you have done some changes to the source or game files it automatically doesn’t allow you to connect.
How do I get set up?
- Download the provided .zip file
- Extract it and either copy it into the sauerbraten directory or link to the sauerbraten directory (to use the data/ and packages/ folder) in the .bat file: “-kC:\Program Files (x86)\Sauerbraten”` (make sure you check if this is your path too, and change it if it’s not)
- Anticheat will not damage your previous mods so you don’t have to create a backup
- Game won’t start if media.zip is not in the sauerbraten directory
Who do I talk to?
- Jumper (developer, administrator)
- DeathStar (developer)
Where can I get it?
p.s If you found any bugs, report it to Jumper on gamesurge @ #mys