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Hackers in online racing, is it a thing?

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Bez, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Bez

    Bez
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    After playing computer games for over 30 years ive witnessed the growth of online cheating to the point where i stopped playing first person shooters completely. After watching online races ive noticed some drivers seem to be stuck to the road with no loss of speed that you would expect from increased downforce etc. I understand that a car setup is critical and can give you those precious seconds but after doing a bit of googling ive found Automobilista hacks being peddled on sites that claim to give you the ability to set how much grip you have and alter fuel usage, these hacks claim to be undetectable online. Im now finding myself mistrusting "alien" drivers in the same way i mistrusted "alien" marksmen in FPS games.
    Is this me just being paranoid or is this the reality of online racing?

    Humans are such flawed creatures... :(
     
  2. DaVeX↯

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    Really?Can you report this to AMS official forums?
    Maybe they can find a solution to stop these cheats...
     
  3. Andy Jackson

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    He has probably been visiting that simracing cheats website. Yeah an actual website developed by probably the saddest morons to ever grace our hobby.
     
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  4. Bez

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    yeah @Andy Jackson that was it, you might want to remove the name from your reply as I didnt want to advertise the site.
     
  5. TimeHunt

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    Completely agree, just not so sure about gracing our hobby, more like some kind of insect leaving a slippery little trail over it.
     
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  6. John-Eric Saxén

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    AMS is still mostly using the rF1 core so it would potentially be vulnerable to rF1 hacks developed over the past 10 years. Most of the serious leagues use tools such as SimRacingTools, which each client has to run locally on their PC before joining. If you drive on random servers, there will always be cheaters as there is no in-built cheat protection in this game.
     
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