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PunkBuster Drops Half-Life

The PunkBuster Online Countermeasures website (thanks Aaron Gross) has news on the latest developments there. This includes the good news (for them) that they are pushing forward towards the realm of commercial software that will lead to the inclusion of their anti-cheating technology in other online games and the bad news (for many Half-Life and Counter-Strike players) that they are also dropping support for Valve's products, since Valve is apparently unwilling to join in an agreement with them to directly integrate PunkBuster technology directly into their games. This is part of what they have to say about this:

At this time, we are suspending development of the Half-Life version to focus on game platforms where the developer is willing to support the effort. We sincerely believe that we have had a positive impact on the Half-Life community and we truly appreciate the support of our hundreds of thousands of users. However, from the beginning we have said that we did not want to charge users directly for our product and we intend to abide by that decision. The remaining bugs, problems, issues, etc. with the Half-Life version cannot be addressed properly without direct integration with the game, and at this time, there is no hope of that even being a possibility.

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8. Re: mega argh Sep 25, 2001, 14:06 SM0k3
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