Recently the Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC) has been on a rampage banning Modern Warfare 2 players on Steam. VAC is a built in Steam component that is suppose to detect cheaters and cheating programs, then report and ban offending players.
If that's the reason for the bans, that would be messed up.
99/100 times, these people are real cheaters and they're just saying whatever they can to avoid being banned. Think about it: they've probably sunk 1,000s of hours into their character rank. If they're willing to cheat the system in order to unfairly advance, do you think they're going to suddenly be honest and say "yeah, I cheated. Go ahead and take away my months of game time".
lol, true. But the explanation is plausible. I feel like I'm on Mythbusters saying that. That's always a concern though, one person gives a reason and everyone jumps on board.
<3 Gabe subliminal message from valve "CoD is crap, here you go have some l4d2"
Valve are so awesome I'd wanna be banned lol!
the problem as stated in the article is why hasn't everyone been banned if its the quake 3 server code thing. Its probably mostly correct bans but people will do anything to get back in, and if you cheat whats lying.
First time i ever seen VAC do anything.
I am guessing the system would be pretty transparent unless you were cheating. In TF2 you see the VAC enabled bar when you log into a server.
I mean i see guys who openly use hacks, ect right in a game, and VAC do nothing.. Nice to know VAC is working.
It's because VAC has done such a good job with the cheaters of CS way back when and it's made Steam quite clean for such a long time.
as i said in another thread, its a sign from god to get over mw2 and play one of the tons of new titles that have been released this past year.
They actually gave everyone they banned a free copy of Left for Dead 2? I mean I haven't played the game, but I watched a friend play it. That's pretty cool of them.
Yeah, man I wish I'd gotten banned! Haha. They also gave a copy to gift to a friend, awesome.
They updated the article. Apparently yes, VAC did make a mistake and Valve already unbanned those guys. Wow, Valve sure is awesome. They gave out L4D2 for free for the people who got banned. Sure hope none of those people are actual cheaters. =P
Valve sure knows how to save customers.^^
Now that's how you treat loyal customers. Make me wish I actually have MW2 installed and got banned when it happened.
... Well, At least it's back to work as normal though... Good to know :) Go get 'em, VAC :D
Now valve just gave me free L4D2 : ) Thanks Valve The email..... Hello, Recently, your Steam account was erroneously banned from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This was our mistake, and I apologize for any frustration or angst it may have caused you. The problem was that Steam would fail a signature check between the disk version of a DLL and a latent memory version. This was caused by a combination of conditions occurring while Steam was updating the disk image of a game. This wasn't a game-specific mistake. Steam allows us to manage and reverse these erroneous bans (about 12,000 erroneous bans over two weeks). We have reversed the ban, restoring your access to the game. In addition, we have given you a free copy of Left 4 Dead 2 to give as a gift on Steam, plus a free copy for yourself if you didn't already own the game.
So... they gave you two copies of L4D2? I don't care for the game, but Valve are pretty awesome, most companies would just have sent the email, never mind giving you a full game as apology.
Valve is awesome, probably the BEST video game developers... Yes better than Bungie, Naughty Dog,IW.
holy crap valve have given out over 24k copies of l4D2 because they screwed up? wow good on ya valve
Damn, wish I was banned. Never thought I would say that.
sometimes is good to be banned
i'm banned in mexico and brasil
Half the internet gamers are now wishing they had gotten banned. L4D2 is a great title to pick up free. I'm surprised they didn't hand out something older, like TF2, which is also great, but probably cheaper.
Just another reason why Valves fanbase is so loyal
people still play that shit game. They deserve to be banned for playing it IMO
How is the community for this on Steam? Is it more talkative or more mature then on consoles?
The community is very nice and polite,and yes we do have mics on steam.as for cheating, BAN THEM ALL!! valve is very strict and thats why i love gaming on steam
Far more honestly. You'll get the occasional kid or two, but 90% of the time the kid is using his dad's account or something while he's at work or boning the kid's mom.
I wonder if Activision would be upset by them giving out copies of their game for free, when another game has such a major issue. Its like targeted advertising to another publishers fan base.
Ban em all! Let Gabe sort them out.
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