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    Default Plausible Ways To Spot a cheater

    Here are a few "things" that should not happen that I have spotted on my Feisar's maiden online voyage:

    Bomb explosion at race start. Weapons get activated when you fly on an x pad. there are none on the grid.

    Firing weapons without picking any up.
    I personally 'tailed' a player to find this.

    Any more that I've missed?
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    regaurding the explosion at start. that is normal when someone has left the game, their ship is still there, but explodes at the race start

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    Haven't been online with Wipeout Pulse as much as some other folks here...

    But based on experience with other online racing games-- you can't NECESSARILY assume that another player's not appearing to go over a weapons pad necessarily means that they didn't go over the weapons pad.

    You also can't NECESSARILY assume that if you appear to come in first place, but actually get a second place finish, that the other player is cheating.

    The images displayed by your screen are your PSP's best guess about what the other player is doing, based on the information that it is receiving at any given moment. The other player's PSP has the final say about what was and wasn't done in the race.

    The Mario Kart community when through all this in 2005/2006 when MKDS took the franchise online for the first time. No doubt there were (and are) real cheaters in MKDS, and also now in Wipeout Pulse, but you need to be cautious in interpretting what you are seeing the other player do on your own screen

    Repeated use of turbos, however, is pretty damn incriminating...

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    @Bartgai: True, but this person did not leave at the start, but I seem to beleive he did not fire a bomb though, as I recognise the explosion type isn't from a Bomb, now.

    @Frances_Penfold, I know I shouldn't have assumed, but I just want to physically obliterate anyone who cheats. No one might have as of yet, but I did put 'plausible' in the title.

    Besides, as you say, quite agreeably, that a constant turbo is incriminating.If they want to be fast, why don't they just Barrel Roll off a jump? I do.

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    incriminating high speed due to constant turbo : i agree
    Same for leech beam which drain your energy more than 25% of your shield and let your ship blow up 80% of the time.

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    I'd say more 5 seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdhay View Post
    If they want to be fast, why don't they just Barrel Roll off a jump? I do.
    Agreed 100%

    So have any of these putative cheaters uploaded their ghosts to the website? That would be a convenient way to study what they are up to.

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    something is telling me they can't

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    I found a webpage in where this "biscottealacrevette", his name on that forum, shows a video of the hack working, they actually use an autopilot wich lasts for 9 seconds, interchange weapons and hack through walls.

    I have the link with me but can't post, rules state no link to these kinds of sites.

    Just hope SL can find a way to stop this, maybe a patch or something, because it will get massive for sure when it hits the US, since more players are bound to play online there...

    Sad...

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    I was hoping that whatever was being done would be kept quiet, so only a few resourceful hackers would do it... releasing the information online will encourage and facilitate the masses to try as well. I wonder what the equilibrial level of cheaters will be

    At least we can lock down tournaments to unknown, outsider participants.

    I guess that is one thing that your guys' Kai sessions had going for them-- hacker punks aren't going to both to figure it out just to race with a handful of dedicated wipers.

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