You all have guessed right, the next SSL event will premiere an anticheat client. pisto dusted off some code that was originally intended for sdos, and microwaved it for ssl.
This means that to participate in the September event you will be *required* to:
1) install a SSL-specific authkey
2) install a modded-mod, that is an anticheat version of your favourite mod.
We are telling you now not because we are kind and we want you to refine your cheats, but because there will be no mercy for clueless people who can’t install an authkey or a client mod.
Also fact number 2) is a lie, and that is the point of this post. The anticheat code has been developed on top of pisto’s sdos-test mod (https://github.com/pisto/sdos-test). This means that sdos-test (basically vanilla Sauerbraten plus SDL2, read smooth mouse on Windows 8.1) and comed (read, uh, stuff) have their anticheat version ready for release. But pisto is one and joyfully living real life and can port the code to at most one another popular client mod by September (maybe and uncertainly). This is now your chance to vote to see your favourite client mod anticheatified for use in SSL. Vote now or forever hold your bitching.
What anti-cheat client do you want?
- WC-NG (http://ogros.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=1733) (54%)
- HappySauer (http://happysauer.co.nf/) (19%)
- Other (please comment) (11%)
- Extra-a (http://extra-a.github.io/) (8%)
- SuperSauer (http://supersauer.blogspot.de/) (8%)
Here’s also some quick faq by pisto about the whole situation.
Q: Can I play if I am known dirtbag and I use the anticheat?
A: No, but I will happily browse your porn folder.
Q: Will the anticheat prove that I’m clean in games after the SSL event of September?
A: No, it will be a piece of junk.
Q: How do I install a client mod?
A: If you ask such question, you will be given elementary instructions. Otherwise, the anticheatified version of your favourite mod will be packaged identically to the normal version.
Q: How do I install an authkey?
A: You will be given a command to paste (ctrl-v) in the chat. Be sure to be reachable by email or irc (#supersauerleague on Gamesurge).
Q: Are skin mods admitted?
A: A list of allowed modification to data files will be published at some point. You can expect skin and hudgun mods to be legal.
Q: Can I trust you?
A: Just don’t trust me with your horse.