Blatant hacking


#1

his profile:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Ailes50/


#2

Why, oh why,
This damn guy…


#3

From a nerd standpoint, that’s actually really cool. Plok managed to access and directly change raw numbers. I find his number choice really interesting. He didn’t go for an actual maximum (like that of an unsigned integer), or a psychological max (like 999999).

I wonder how he did it.


#4

Maybe that is the max number range? Also, why would he put his/her deaths at the same number as wins? :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

I can’t say how the leaderboard is coded, but I assume that those were the two numbers he could access and didn’t really care about it.

Edit: As to max number, that’s a really silly max number to use.


#6

Well 40 is a weird level number cap. Coming from TRS… expect the unexpected.


#7

He’s done it with every monster and other class too. Word is he got help from turtle rock themselves which is why they haven’t fixed it.


#8

For 40, that’s a gameplay design choice and not a raw value cap.


#9

I honestly doubt that. Hey may be in contact them and this is proof that they don’t sanitize inputs properly, or that they have an opening, but I doubt it’s supported by them.

I also just realized why the damage and stat averages are so low now.


#10

Replied to the wrong person :smile:
@Slovenia is who I think you were looking for


#11

Dont know, a friend said one of the higher ups at the studio showed him how to do it because the game wasn’t doing too good and was dying. He showed him as a final way to piss off the community.

Sounds plausible


#13

It’s also a fireable offense in most places, considering you’re sabotaging a product. If someone working at TRS did this, it’s not company wide.


#14

Let’s hope it’s not true


#15

Please don’t participate in the rumor mill. There is enough negativity that saying something that isn’t documented will just hurt in the end.


#16

Just trying to make sense of this all


#17

Oh definitely. If there is even any contact, it’s more in the way of “hey, I found a bug, here’s proof on your current leaderboard”.

I’ve seen it happen in the old dota forums where you could steal cookies and a guy got access to the Dota 2 beta for showing Icefrog how and why it worked.


#18

No worries. Maybe someone at TRS made a fake account to try to fix some issues with the current no loss/ during disconnects. Maybe it’s someone trying to test their hacker skills. Either way I don’t like putting stock in rumors too much :stuck_out_tongue:


#19

That confirms anything is hackable on those servers… I’ve been in a lobby with Grizzlywood where he could play monster all the time when my first choice was monster.
Also, what this guy did is for an obvious reason: leaderbord is broken, leaderboard is stupid, leaderboard is useless.


#20

Highly doubt he “directly accessed the leaderboards”. Its most likely just an console run command that grants a win and sends the data to the server.


#21

Lol not at all god, how old are you people. Its most likely a client side expliot that tells the server you got a ‘win’ etc.