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Feb 24, 2013

Cheaters beware! Anti-cheat software implemented

Source: http://blogtanker.ru/wot-trepeshhite-chitaki.html#more-10527

On 20th of February, the Russian server got a small patch (which is scheduled to hit the EU server around 26.2. or so). This patch contains some small engine fixes, but also several Wargaming programs. These programs scan your client - much like the World of Warcraft software does - for illegal mods, possibly even for bots. Obviously, if it finds any, you'll be banned. Of course if you don't use any, you have nothing to fear.


What mods are banned:

- "laser sights" (red line pointing from the barrel)
- defoliants (leaf removers)
- 3D hitskins (which make tanks transparent and show the modules inside) - please note regular hitskins are NOT banned
- tracer changes/hacks
- free camera mods

Please note: some reputable mod sites (drongolab) have been offering them lately. That does NOT mean they are okay.

59 comments:

  1. free camera thats not the zoom out right?

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    1. Nope....free camera mod is recently posted mod on drongolab site that allows you to move the camera all around the map and it's different than zoom out by all meanings..

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    2. I've thought I can use it when making some videos, but now it seems to be quite risky.

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    3. Make a second game installation with the mod, and only use it for replays - capture your videos from these replays.

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  2. do you know what the deal is with the enhanced zoom-out range camera mods?

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    1. I think they are legal (but frowned upon in competitions).

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    2. not really, in fact at online events like ural steel zoom out mod was the only one that was allowed (and even supplied I think)

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  3. So all zoom out mods of any range?

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  4. So this patch will ruin the work of almost every game modder,ruin the game for those with weak configurations and mess up everything...
    I am sure it will contribute to the downfall of WG.

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    1. Seriously? I dont think mods make game playable. I'm playing wot since beta and i have installed my first mod 1 month ago just becouse i was bored of viewfinder :P

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    2. yeah for a very long time all i used was the one that removes the black scope frame.. now i use a futurama voicepack and a reload timer mod aswell..oh and that stat mod that gives u sorting options in the statistics panel..

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    3. "Seriously? I dont think mods make game playable. I'm playing wot since beta and i have installed my first mod 1 month ago just becouse i was bored of viewfinder :P"

      I can bet you dont use official forums as well? There are cool mods that helps with gameplay a lot, and that's not cheats, just stuff like better visual of hp bars, contour icons and many more.

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    4. Exactly. I think, that those crying kids are the ones which using mods like tracer hack, laser side atc. ... and they will miss them.
      Now we'll see "effi masters" without their toys - I'm not saying, that every players with good effi using it, of course.
      I believe, that it's true, game will be unplayeble for much of those, or at least a lot harder.
      I'm rly looking forward to it. As you said - there is oficial forum and a lot of very usefull mods. I'm using mods from forum only and it's more then I need.

      I think, that WG should use that "anticheat" tool in secret, results could be .. a way more interesting.

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    5. Using tracer hack and laser side not really helps your effi in any way. Common logical thinking it the key to higher effi ratio.
      -Ry0K3N-

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    6. The only mods I use are the sight mod which shows the reload time and the damage I caused.

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    7. All you cheaters should have your computers smashed

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  5. Finally! But I hope they make a anouncement before it or there will be a flood of whine again.

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  6. I wonder if false positives are going to be a problem.

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    1. easy solution, don't use mods, of any sort

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    2. That just plain stupid solution.

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  7. Hitskin shows armor and weakpoints,right?

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  8. What's laser sight? Not the minimap one right?

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    1. check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGwLdYdp1_w

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    2. This really sux.. Laser sight giving you too much advantage..

      I think even zoomout for tanks is not very fair for players who doesn't have it.. you can easily see around corners even buildings (I'd use zoom out mod but I have low fps :( )

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  9. pls make a noobbanner software and bann all noob 500 effi player

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    1. Stop playing for a few weeks (sick, holiday, work abroad) and your rates drop faster than you can gain them. So you'll eventually have only the greatest players left........

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  10. agitated&abashedFeb 24, 2013, 5:20:00 PM

    Would You be so kind and add screenshots with illegal mods in action? For example "laser sight" on the google points to the minimap mod with the red line and dots that shows the direction I'm aiming at and my view range. Is that also illegal or You meant different mod?

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    1. here you can find some videos...

      http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/160503-nicht-erlaubte-mods-fuer-wot-ab-der-version-080-update-29122012/page__hl__%20verbotene%20%20mods#top

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  11. I hope i wont get banned for gyroscope mod.

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  12. What does free camera mods cover, do you know? Curious, because I use a camera zoom mod myself.

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    1. Ah, nevermind, saw the comments above. Good to know.

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  13. XVM should still be good, right?

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  14. How much time is the ban and cost?

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  15. permaban im sure

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  16. i dont mind if they implement all this, however they should comunicate wich mods are banned a lot faster and clearer, i have actualy never seen an official statement in english of what is allowed and what not, and i am very sure there are tons of players out there who read less on forums and so on, who just install whatever there clanmates suply them, cause they dont know if its illegal.
    And dont tell me that u are suposed to know what is legal and what not, since there is always the grey zone.
    I myself admit i have usen one of the above listed ones some long time ago because i didnt knew it was illegal and i just got it from miratankov, wich is just a mod site, not a cheat site so i tought it was okay.

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  17. Hmm the link on the RU main site "http://worldoftanks.ru/news/1997-20_feb_upd_special/" do just state this, if I got it translated correct:

    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    February 20 was released a special update.
    02/19/2013 15:01 Notifications

    Dear players, February 20, from 9:00 am (GMT) to 10:00 (GMT) all servers RU-region were not available due to technical work associated with the release of a special update that optimizes some server processes.

    Please note: the update will be downloaded and installed automatically via the game launcher. Pack size - 20 MB.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    So I wonder where are the info on this will check Your installed mods, and ban You if You have awrong one installed??

    All I found before was this german link "http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/160503-nicht-erlaubte-mods-fuer-wot-ab-der-version-080-update-29122012/page__hl__ verbotene mods#top" on the EU forum.

    But yes it would be noce to know if our skins are in danger to get use bannd, and we then get forced to buy the bad cammo in game instead, of those great created skins.

    Just my 2 cents on this

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  18. Hi, do you know if tactical tablet is legal?

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  20. I have a friend, you know, that has 2 accounts in the same server and switches between both at the same PC in a regular basis.

    Do you know if this new programs can detect also such nimial rule violation?

    Just to... Warn my good friend.

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    1. This is not bannable since they cannot say if it is in fact one or two players - for example family.

      At list I hope so... my... good friend has similar issue :D

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    2. This is bannable. But probably only if it comes out he uses different acount for some inapproriate actions, like spying on some clan, scamming etc.

      See...
      EULA - 1.01. In order to register in World of Tanks, players must be thirteen (13) years of age or older, and are allowed only one account registered per server

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    3. So I wander how works the "technical" accounts used by clans to create sub-clans for CW...

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    4. we were probably the first clan to create such.
      someone pushed the issue to the support and we got an answer "it's ok".
      so we left it as it is.

      tbh those are used only outside the game client anyway

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    5. false positives are one thing, I browse forum rather often, i read every article on the site and I'm still not sure what is the full list of banned mods :D

      the other thing that annoys me is that banned mods partially are not used to cheat but to repair problems with the game.

      people repport that with transparent bushes they have much lower fps drops in sniper mode.
      laser mod from the video in a link above seems like a solution to problem with switching from 3rd person to sniper mode and vice versa - which is considered by wg as sth we have to live with cause they can't fix it (although situation where you see exactly where enemy is aiming is sth I'm not looking forward to it)

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  21. I just wish, that when zooming in scope mode withing bushes wouldn't drop fps from 50 to 12 on my PC....

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  22. Falathi(community team from polish subforum) says, that anti-cheat will NOT BE implemented on EU client/servers, post:
    http://bit.ly/ZDXwtA

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    1. Well, take it like this... even if it was just a hoax (which I don't believe but even so), how many people deleted their cheat mods after reading it :)

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  23. They won't ban premium players.

    I've spent $1000 on tanks and if they don't want my money then there are plenty of others who will.

    WG is all about the money, always has been, always will be.

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  24. How u can be banned if they have no proofs, screenshots etc? They cnat chekc what have u got in the game.

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  25. Does this scan allow someone to abuse your computer easier? As you are one to accept wot client to access you files etc... so easy for hack and install backdoor etc etc? :)

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  26. my firewall is looking forward to block the client from scanning, even microsoft-paint is causing my scanner to alert before opening, they cant scan for shit

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    1. Can anyone help me do this? I play on the NA server and must use the foliage remover mod and even though its current status remains "legal," I'm not sure how much longer this will last.

      I run standard graphics, with all settings on minimal, use WoT Tweaker, 25% reduced texture packs, and of course the foliage remover mod only to get 9-25 fps constant thanks to Intel HD graphics.

      Do i need a hardware upgrade? Yes, of course, but it is not possible for at least 2 months due to my current financial status.

      If anyone can help me with this i would greatly appreciate it.

      -NAX

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    2. Yep, you need serious upgrade, especially the graphics card, unless I am mistaken. Also, foliage remover doesn't really help FPS that much, I tried at one point.

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    3. Intel chipsets hate textures, especially particles/foliage. I used to have a Compaq CQ-60 with Intel 4 series graphics chipset that handled the game in the 10-25 fps range with similar mods, and never having used the defoliator. Frank, the person you replied to has already said that he knew he needed an upgrade, but like when I had my CQ-60, an upgrade wasn't on the table for some time.

      I don't have to worry about anything mentioned thus far with my current machine though, as all I do is multi-texture tank skins, damage panel with damage received logger, and a reload HUD with crosshairs

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  27. Nice Article. This Post Is Written An Excellent.

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  28. i actually used the foliage remover mod before new patch (don't know exactly what patch it is XD) good thing i deleted it

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  29. Suivi d'un lecteur de disque. Je spécifiquement téléchargé la première disponible dans Google world of tanks warpack, et pour dix ou vingt jeux n'ai pas été bloquait.

    To track such a player is hard. I specifically downloaded the first available in Google world of tanks warpack, and for ten or twenty games there have not been blocking of any kind

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