BF1942 to Bust Punks

The Battlefield 1942 Website (thanks Frans) has word that punks beware, Even Balance's anti-cheat software is going back in time to World War II. Here's the word:
In response to the #1 request from the community, DICE & EA are proud to announce the inclusion of anti-cheat measures in the next patch for Battlefield 1942. The Battlefield team is committed to providing an exploit-free gaming environment for members of our community. Our goal is to have measures in place which address both current and future cheats. As such, after researching existing anti-cheat programs, we've determined that Punkbuster™ suits our purposes perfectly. We'll keep everyone updated as to our progress. For now, we have successfully integrated Punkbuster into the upcoming 1.6 patch and we're in the process of testing it.
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Re: Punkbuster Dec 1, 2003, 17:36
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Personally, I can't wait. The cheats the little weasles use are not readily noticiable, like enemies being shown on thier maps, or no fog. I've notice a couple of times someone taking way too much damage. I play daily, and you can tell.

Hrm... I've never really considered that there may be cheats in use in BF42. I'm very hesitant to accuse anyone of cheating, since I'm certainly not the greatest player in the world. My scores average middle-of-the-pack with an occasional "medal" score. I've noticed, however, that on several occasions I've shot people from ranges of less than 20 feet square in chest with a 6 to 10 round burst from a BAR or equivalent, and they just casually capped me with one round when I'm at full health and strafing. I know that the BF42 code has damage reduced to a somewhat less than realistic level for gameplay purposes, but I just can't see someone taking that much damage and then beating me when I'm full up on health. Especially when a tank just exploded right next to him and had to have given some splash damage.

Overall, I favor anti-cheat code, even if it incoveniences me slightly, as even so-called "benign" cheats could quickly sour an honest player on the entire experience. I can certainly see where even simple cheats like having enemies visible on the map would help tremendously in scoring, especially when flying aircraft or on dense urban maps like Stalingrad.

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