I LOVE Tribes. It’s one of my favorite series and Tribes Ascend is definitely my favorite game to play (Tribes 1 would be, but it’s not very populated these days). Because I love Tribes, and because the fun of Tribes is the challenge, I don’t cheat on it. I would find zero pleasure in playing Tribes with hacks, even something simple like ESP or a radar to see incoming cappers or cloaked infiltrators. The fun of Tribes is in the challenge and feeling like you earned those caps and blue plates.
But, there’s a lot of hemming and hawing regarding HiRez’s apparently flawed anti-cheat system for Tribes and Smite. Supposedly, it’s quick to hand out bans for false-positive detections and innocuous things like having Cheat Engine installed or using some injected…something in Skyrim (I don’t play Skyrim so I have no idea WTF you guys are talking about). So I decided to take a look at HiRez’s anti-cheat system to see what’s going on. I’ll be writing these as I go through it and will share my thoughts about what I see as I work toward reversing it. Continue reading