Valve on Anti-Cheating

A post on Planet Half-Life reproduces a letter to the HLDS mailing list from Valve's Eric Smith where he outlines what Valve is up to regarding cheat protection. Here's what he had to say:
Unfortunately, I can't give out more information. We're aware of the current problem with cheating and are working to find a solution. We play on-line and are just as frustrated by cheaters as you are. We're working to implement a long-term solution, and coding for that has already begun. This will involve many phases of attack. I'm sure you understand why I can't give out the specific details of our strategy.

However, it WILL NOT be "a year or so" before we start releasing cheat-prevention code. We'll be phasing it in during future updates.

-Eric
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You guys are STILL bitching?!?!??
Nov 3, 2001, 07:03
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You guys are STILL bitching?!?!?? Nov 3, 2001, 07:03
Nov 3, 2001, 07:03
 
Jeez, i don't like baked beans, but i don't go complaining about them all the time, nor do i get offended by ppl who don't like spaghetti. Just play whatever freakin games YOU want to play, and quit flooding thread after thread with flame wars.

"In flame wars, there are no winners, just a bunch of losers"

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