Hi guys, I’ve found out some very disturbing facts about popular anticheat softwares that people have been using on their servers.
I’m not talking about official software here, I’m talking about the unofficially coded addons either bought or can be downloaded to put on ones server.
I have been hearing things that these “anticheats” scan people’s computers without their permission. There is no disclaimer or agreement when you join the servers that it says that. Some anticheats are not just scanning gmod but scanning your pc! think about your personal files that you have on your machine and do you want a random teenager able to see them?
Also anticheats software goes against the spirit of gmod. anticheat software is made for games like tf2 and counter strike that require i and is put in by the developer.
On gmod you are allowed to use modules and lua scripts already and the developers haven’t stopped this, instead people are taking a sandbox game into their own hands and putting further restrictions on people who want to modify the game to their own needs. After all it is called “Garrys MOD”. There is no need for anticheats…
Another smashing point is that some anticheats are being used on servers with sv_allowcalua 1 which means lua scripts are permitted but you can be kicked/banned for attempting to use them! Also some server owners also steal the lua scripts from people’s folders against their will. truly not in the good nature of the game!!!
Some anticheats will also send information to remote servers and databases with the lua scripts attached… Very scary. What is even more scary is that innocent people are being banned by these home-made anticheats for simply making clientside modifications to the game… Aren’t we supposed and encouraged to modify the game? Garrys mod is a mod itself!
In short this isn’t some competitive game like tf2 so there’s no need for silly homemade anticheats on a SANDBOX game…