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Banned from Dead by Daylight Steam hub

Well it finally happened..

The evil hacker got banned from Dead by Daylight Steam community hub, me.

The question I answered

My first reply, which also got me banned

My second reply on the topic, which got deleted because of my previous reply

Link to the discussion, https://steamcommunity.com/app/381210/discussions/0/1747897905710488140/

There is a rule not discuss exploits on the official forums but I don’t see how simply answering this question is bad or even against the rules. The moderators just locked that topic without answering it in any way.

For example if someone would ask “What is speedhack?” would I get banned if I answered that by explaining what it is and how it works?

And how are you supposed to report let alone spot cheating and exploiting if you don’t know what those things are?

This specific exploit isn’t described or documented anywhere and only mentioned by name in the game rules on official forums, https://forum.deadbydaylight.com/en/discussion/19450/game-rules-and-report-system

So only the people that can spot it knows what it is, others might blame their own Internet connection or more likely the game since nothing is their own fault ever. And also was popular go to accusation when someone lost while this game was peer to peer, I myself even got a Steam profile comment where someone accused me of using this exploit when I wasn’t and I wrote a blog post about it, Lag switching accusation with a red ping in DbD, nearly an year ago. Which goes to show that there is some confusion about this which needs to be cleared to avoid reporting when nothing wrong is being done. Even if people report anyway for whatever reason they want and wrongful reports lead to being discarded.

My post did not give explicit instructions how to perform the exploit itself. Even if you would try attempting anything I wrote it would do you more harm than good. Because that’s not how you actually perform the exploit in question, even if it were that doesn’t even work anymore altogether because the game has moved from peer to peer connections to dedicated servers several months ago.

I would never give out instructions how to cheat or exploit in multiplayer games and have worked in volunteer project which once were a big blacklisting plugin to stopping cheaters in Source Engine (Valve, Counter-Strike: Source) games called SteamBans.

So in conclusion don’t go on Dead by Daylight Steam hub or official forums telling people that what cheats are, let them be confused about words they might have heard elsewhere and are looking for more information about what the word means in relation to the game itself. All games have common buzzwords that people like to repeat and abbreviate without explaining others what that word might mean. I personally haven’t for example heard this word being used in other games within the Steam platform and always try to look up the meaning of certain words and phrases used to know what people are talking about. And have done a lot of research for this word in the past so I just tried to help out someone else doing their research into a subject that I have some knowledge about.

This exploit no longer works in the game, not when I get banned and not when this blog post was written. This blog post is for those who are still researching the subject of Dead by Daylight and lag switch or switching and to warn that you will not get an official reply or any reply really if you try to ask this question on the official forums or Steam discussions.

Update 01.03.2020

After doing some research turns out there is a way to mimic the original lag switch method where it only affects you and you wont get high ping either. And it looks like this (someone did it to me), video clip below. I wont go into further details how this works to prevent further abuse by players who don’t know how to perform this. My description above is not how this new method works or how the older one which cannot be performed anymore worked.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to act on verbal harassment

Is Valve finally starting to act on user reports? And what was being done before, nothing?

Hopefully I can get to play CS:GO more in the near future, because of this change and, if possible future efforts to battle this issue.

Lately I have been mostly playing Rocket League where the developer does mute players for harassing others in-game via automated system both working without reports and with reporting. But still even with this system I have kept to 1vs1 game mode and avoid playing with a team at all costs.

And after all CS:GO is a team based game where people insist on communication in order to win, easier at least compared to zero team communication.

But those who know me, know that I am not much of a talker so for now I have mostly only played CS:GO if I happen to get invited to play by friends. Maybe this will change if the overall use of communication in-game turns for the better but I don’t have high hopes for that.. After all, “it’s the Internet”, is an excuse to act like other players aren’t human or have feelings in general.

[ COMMUNICATIONS ]
– Players who receive significantly more communication abuse reports than others will receive a warning. If they continue to receive significantly more reports they will be muted by default. Other players can unmute them through the scoreboard as usual.
– Muting a player will now also hide their name and avatar.
– Reporting a player for abusive communications will now automatically mute them.

Source

Angry DBD player ragequit and profile comment

Another day and another ragequitter in Dead by Daylight.. However this one posted “kill yourself” to every survivors Steam profile page that they could, one profile was private.

And even during double bloodpoints weekend they ragequit just as the survivors were about to escape by pulling their Internet cable from their PC or otherwise shutdown their network connection.

The match wasn’t overly unfair to the player who got angry in the role of the killer. One of the players, lastik, had Object of Obsession perk and kept running away from the killer around all looping areas of the map. No one blinded the killer and the killer mainly only chased that one player instead of guard the generators from being completed or exit gates from being opened.

Overall this shouldn’t have caused the killer, Glühwürmchen, to react this way. Not to mention this is never OK anywhere, not even on online games where you don’t see your opponents face to face or in general know them in person.

Translation of those profile comments are;

fuck … please die …

stupid cunt. please die, you retard

I wasn’t streaming or recording this game myself so I had to grab recording from lastik’s Twitch to show what happened in this particular game of Dead by Daylight.

Funny dbd profile comment

Umm.. That’s not how Steam works at all.. You have to go to All Recently Played first and then check each game from there. Steam profile only shows total among all games played within a two week period.

Which in reality shows this at the time of the comment..

I am sorry that I haven’t played that much recently No0btellatoast, and also.. I never derank on purpose, in any game including this one. But thank you anyway, I will forever hold your comment on my trophy section of my Steam profile page.

Going the extra mile to tell me how I cheat

I played a pretty normal classic competitive match in CS:GO and someone decided that I cheat just because they were losing, even before I was top of the scoreboard they did the same to someone else who was.

Nothing dodgy or lucky happened in that match even..

Even added me on Steam just to tell me that I have been reported before removing me from their friend list.

And the usual profile comment because that’s a must these days.

Permanent link to their profile page: Roshko

 

Long delete period on Steam group used for phishing

I reported a Steam group which was only used for phishing on August 7th 2018 (and wrote a blog post about, Phishing site targeting gamblers).

I don’t know when the group started phishing it’s members or remember when the group was created but other type of groups that I have reported (neonazi for example) have gotten deleted way faster, usually within a week of report. But this group with phishing links sometimes on the group URL and always on the group announcements remained untouched for 10 months since my first report. And because of the long wait for deletion I think I managed to report the group 2-3 times after having waited several months since previous report.

Should of documented better the group creation date, active phishing link count and when the link was updated to bypass the URL filter. The only things that I know for sure are that the group only had one administrator user, no moderators and more than 5 unique phishing links in total. And the administrator user of the group had a normal Steam profile and played games regularly without any fear of getting banned it seemed.

CS:GO isn’t fun to play 19.04.2019

As soon as I have played round 1 the players start to insults each others, including their own team members as well as the enemy team and it’s players.

That goes on for the whole game of 45 minutes nearly nonstop.

And around the middle of the game quickly after team swap someone from my team says that he is leaving so we could surrender. We didn’t even talk about surrendering and didn’t surrender after he left.

It wasn’t that players first time leaving the game as he got maximum ban tier cooldown of 7 days for leaving before the game was finished. Other tiers are 30 minutes, 2 hours and 24 hours, more about that can be found here.

It’s just no longer fun playing a game where everyone keeps constantly insulting others, abandoning their team by leaving before game is finished and other minor annoyances. But I guess that’s “just the Internet” so what can you do really? Nothing.

So should I just drop gaming fully and do nothing? I am open to ideas, please add me on Steam and suggest me games with more mature player base who knows some manners and acts civil.

Lag switching accusation with a red ping in DbD

I wonder what ping means..

 

If your ping bar icon is red (250+ ms) that means you will most likely to have moderate to high lags in the game. You are also free to leave the lobby if the ping doesn’t suit you.

He accused me of lag switch but.. If your ping is stable how is it switching?

In Dead by Daylight which has been peer to peer game from release date to somewhere summer 2019 the killer acts as host and can lag on purpose to make a hard time for survivors to navigate the map without running into walls or just limit network connection to the clients to stop them from moving completly.

On top of whining at me for his own laggy connection he ragequit as soon as I downed him for the first time – less than two minutes into the game. Other players had OK ping and didn’t complain, or lag in-game.

No idea why his ping was that high, according to his Steam profile game review he speaks Turkish. Didn’t check his ping or country so can’t be sure. As for my connection during that game I had 50 Mbps upload speed which is more than enough for Turkey clients/survivors connecting to my game server.

His permanent Steam profile url: Udayzen

 

PUBG freezing issue

Tried to play PUBG after a very long break but only managed to play it for 2 games because on my second death I wanted to see how the person who killed me changed their position so I wouldn’t die to same tactic again and clicked on death cam.. Then the game just froze.

I tried alt+F4 out but it wouldn’t close the game. I tried opening task manager only to notice that the game would keep itself on top hiding all other windows behind it. So I couldn’t even close the game using task manager.

Then I noticed that I could interact with the windows behind the game meaning the game wasn’t the focused window eventhough it was on top of everything. So I asked Google how to close a process just by using the executable name as I couldn’t grab the process ID. And that worked, I could use Windows key to open Windows toolbar, search for cmd.exe, open it and then type into the window all while the game was on top and in full screen mode.

Here is the result of that and the command used in case someone gets into similar situation with this game or some other game/software freezing on top of all windows.

taskkill /IM “tslgame.exe” /f

Funny -rep comment

Well here we go again, Dead by Daylight player whine comment on my Steam profile.

First, he commented on the wrong profile.. Nearly an hour after we had played together. And then he doesn’t even know about the biggest bug happening right now where lots of people (including me) have had their game freeze during loading screen (more about that here). And the list goes on.. I was the killer in that game, where he was playing in a full SWF team with his mates..

His Steam profile for reference: Juu.

Alcohol and Dead by Daylight doesn’t mix well, remember that kids!

Tried to help him direct his hatred against the intended target but he just deleted my comment and ignored it. Didn’t delete the comment from my profile either.