Cheating in the arcade

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by trainRiderJ, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. trainRiderJ

    trainRiderJ L5: Dapper Member

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    At the risk of sounding like a crybaby, I'm calling out Jimbomcb as a cheater in Asteroids and Space Invaders. If you look at the high scores, both of his games were played in a ridiculously short time span.

    For Asteroids, it only took him 1:31. That's the lowest time of anyone in the top ten, even though he scored nearly 60,000 more points than the 10th place finisher.

    For Space Invaders, it only took him 3:43, which is WAY less than anyone in the top 10, and I'm more or less sure is physically impossible given the nature of the game.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. drp

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    looking in to it.
    thanks.
     
  3. xgloryx

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    Yeah I noticed that as well. I imagine it either has something to do with an exploit of the vB code that grabs the score data or the flash games themselves. Good times :)
     
  4. Pseudo

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    Most Flash games are very easy to exploit using a memory editor.
     
  5. Spike

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    Lol play TF2, you are VAC secured.

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  6. The Asylum

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    Remember how back in the day, you could take an entire reel of prize tickets out of game machines by pulling reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal slow?

    As much as I loved Skee-Ball I hardly ever played it.
     
  7. Cpt Raem

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    I think the board records your latest "time played" rather than the "time played" with your "highest score". That may be why the score is so high. Look into it, I've noticed that once I set a high score, and I play again, and I happen to not set the new score, it records my time anyway.
     
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  8. xgloryx

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    Nice catch. I just tested this by playing a short game of Tower Defense and the time for my top score changed from 45 mins to 02:18.

    Now I have to do another game to look legit :)
     
  9. drp

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    well shit.


    i just removed the poor guy's score :lol:
     
  10. trainRiderJ

    trainRiderJ L5: Dapper Member

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    oooh crap. I feel kinda bad now.
     
  11. drp

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    lol
     
  12. xgloryx

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    Jerk!

    Technically speaking we've only proved the existence of a bug, not that that particular person did or did not cheat in some way :)
     
  13. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    as well as removing his score....
     
  14. AWESOME-O

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    I hate bugs in this game!
     
  15. Axii

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    Well, With this bug anyone can cheat and basically get away by saying its this time bug :/.(As long as they don't go overboard on the score thou)
     
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  17. grazr

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    I noticed this too, not that your time played has any bearing on your placement on the score board.