What happened to me during those last months?

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What happened to me during those last months?

Post by speedvoltage » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:47 am

Why, hello everyone, I see the forums are still somewhat active with a few posts here and there, so I thought why not drop by to explain what happened to me during the last months.

Before we get going, 1 thing. I tried to join the server (deathrun) and it crashed and I am stuck on "Parsing Game info". Could use a restart.

I am now going under the alias "speedvoltage" but you all know me as Peter Brev, of course.

I wanted to go over why I terminated my forum account as well as my Steam account, losing a lot of data and valuable friends in the process (but I think it was worth it).

I only told this to a few people, but Area 51 is the community I grew up with.

So, back in October 2016, I got fed up of being called a cheater. I mean, since 2014, I kept being called one (I ignored those who called me a cheater on pubs servers, but the ones on competitive servers annoyed me more). So, when I saw gavvvr post a video about me claiming I was wallhacking, I got pissed off, so I had to justify myself, right? You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D7sq5u ... J&index=12
Maxtasy banned me back then, but after I registered on hl2dm.net and explained I was 100% clean, he somewhat showed respect and unbanned me (which is something I didn't really expect). Two years later, mid 2016, shit started to hit the fan and I was once again called a cheater a lot more than usual. I saw myself banned on over 100 servers for "cheating", even on Jump servers where it made no sense. Ignoring became more and more difficult. Hence, I saw an opportunity when fibre started coming at my place (new IP, new start), so I terminated all my online accounts and started afresh.

That was the boring part nobody cares about, now the interesting bit.

I started college, I am still looking to become an English teacher.

On the online world, I started and keep learning C++ and Sourcepawn. It's been almost a year now and I coded a lot of plugins now (most are not big plugins, but they do their job).

I am still level designing and I am working on a mod with somebody (who happens to be a C++ programmer who helps me bring my server to a whole new level).

I am still playing HL2DM, but the game is seriously lacking old players.

I wanted to address an issue players have seen for a while: cheaters. For a while now, there is one nasty cheat going on (which I am not going to name, and so should you if you know it) and VAC is powerless against it, which forces us (server owners and admins) to take action as quickly as possible to eliminate those cheaters.

The cheat in question has a polymorphic code, which, as its name implies, has a different code for all of those who download it, hence bringing VAC down to a mere useless anti-cheat against it. Some would say "Why not use SMAC on your server?". While discussing with some people and reading some forum posts, I stumbled upon some facts that are shockingly disappointing. Let's just say that SMAC is no longer as useful as it used to be. It hasn't been updated in a while and new cheats come out every day and there have been a lot of game updates since SMAC's release and it caused my server a lot more problems.

I browsed the Internet looking for other anti-cheat tools and stumbled upon NoCheatZ but has been left 4 dead.

Since I could not find any anti-cheat measures, I decided to code one myself, not only giving me a massive challenge, but I could learn along the way from mistakes that inevitably would come.

It took me many months to make the plugin and iron out mistakes that I made, but I managed to make a full server sided anti-cheat plugin.

I am pretty proud seeing that I could make this and make it work.

Right now, I got 42 plugins on my server, most were coded from scratch and some were completely rewritten:
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[SM] Listing 42 plugins:
01 "[3MOS] Admin Config Loader" (1.0.0.0) by spedvoltage
02 "[3MOS] Admin Menu" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
03 "[3MOS] Admin Plugin" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
04 "[3MOS] Anti-Cheat" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
05 "[3MOS] Anti-Cheat Notifier" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
06 "[3MOS] Helper" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
07 "[3MOS] Map Cycle" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
08 "[3MOS] Mod Core" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
09 "HLstatsX Notifier" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
10 "[3MOS] SteamID" by speedvoltage
11 "Online Admins" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
12 "A Report" (1.1.0.0) by speedvoltage
13 "A Report - Database Config Loader" (1.1.0.0) by speedvoltage
14 "Chat Spam Blocker" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
15 "Game Chat Manager" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
16 "Admin Syntax Manager" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
17 "Player Explode" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
18 "Fakesay" (1.1.0.0) by speedvoltage
19 "Map Angle Manager" (1.0.1) by speedvoltage
20 "HL2MP Gravity Gun Fix" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
21 "Game Description" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
22 "HL2MP Movement" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
23 "HLstatsX CE Ingame Plugin" (1.6.19) by psychonic
24 "IP Post" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
25 "HL2MP T-Pose Fix" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
26 "Alias" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
27 "[3MOS] Command Manager" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
28 "Noclip" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
29 "Players Online" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
30 "[3MOS] Plugin Manager" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
31 "View Steam Profiles" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
32 "Rcon Password Protection" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
33 "Reload Map" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
34 "HL2MP Score Manager" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
35 "Say" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
36 "Server Management" (1.0.0) by speedvoltage
37 "Server Restart" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
38 "HL2MP Shotgun Fix" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
39 "Teleport" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
40 "HL2MP Team Chat Fix" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
41 "SuperBans" (1.1.0.1) by speedvoltage
42 "SuperTools" (1.0.0.0) by speedvoltage
This post is getting a little long so I'm going to cut this here. Long story short, I am fine (for those who care that is).

Send me a friend request: http://steamcommunity.com/id/speedvoltage/

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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by FalZen » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:13 am

Hi there
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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by speedvoltage » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:35 am

FalZen wrote:Hi there
Hey mate. Nice to see you are still sticking around. How is it going?

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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by SuperNovaX » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:17 am

Hiiiiiii! I missed you!!!
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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by speedvoltage » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:41 am

Ditto.

I miss a lot of people here too.

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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by StaTix » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:21 pm

Out of curiosity what cheat are you referring to? Nullcore or w/e its called is back-doored, and also hey goomba, been years and years
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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by speedvoltage » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:04 am

Hey mate, glad to see you're still around.

I didn't want to name the cheat, but yes, it's that one.

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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by speedvoltage » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:38 am

Yo, it's been a long time I saw this typo: Image

HLst A sts not HLststs :P

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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by Snoap » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 am

Hey mate, I hope you are enjoying life. A shame the game is only played now by Russians and Russians with cheats.
Crushed dreams and broken hearts!

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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by SuperNovaX » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:46 am

Snoap wrote:Hey mate, I hope you are enjoying life. A shame the game is only played now by Russians and Russians with cheats.
Holy shit! Snoap is alive. The Germans and Belgian cheat too
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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by commander fury » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:23 pm

Welcome back, I sent you a friend request and I thought I posted here before I did that, so oh well...I think we study in the same town, too, unless your steam location was random. Good luck for your modding projects.

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Re: What happened to me during those last months?

Post by speedvoltage » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:59 am

SuperNovaX wrote:
Snoap wrote:Hey mate, I hope you are enjoying life. A shame the game is only played now by Russians and Russians with cheats.
Holy shit! Snoap is alive. The Germans and Belgian cheat too
Yeah but the main issue is the Russians. Based on the stats from my server, Russia plays the most with over 20 people. My anti-cheat caught 8 players with cheats (2 of them asked me to test their cheats to see if my anti-cheat would respond back), all of them from Russia.

I had to disable the map data due to a bug that's unsolvable but you can see the stats here.

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