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Stephen Viljoen
25-11-2015, 09:59
Hi all,

We've just rolled out an interim PC patch that adds Steam VAC support to the game. Details below.

Project CARS - PC Patch 6.2 - Steam VAC support

Project CARS now support VAC, Steam's anti-cheat system. If it detects that players are using external cheat mechanisms in mulitplayer such as 3rd party hacking tools, it will permanently ban them from joining "secure" multiplayer sessions in the future. A secure session is identified with a VAC shield icon displayed in the Online Browser. Slightly Mad Studios can also temporarily or permanently ban players from secure multiplayer.

Administrators of dedicated servers can choose whether the server is secure or not in the config (defaults to secure), and peer to peer sessions are created as secure by default, unless a VAC-banned player creates them, then they are insecure.

VAC bans are limited to multiplayer gameplay and do not affect access to offline features of the game.

Please note, for the anti-cheat detector part to work, we need to report any known cheat programs to Valve so that they can add these to their detection list. If you become aware of a new cheat program, please report this to Slightly Mad Studios and we will see that it is added to the list.

For more details see:
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7849-Radz-6869
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6899-IOSK-9514

Ramiboo
25-11-2015, 10:42
Is there a known lists of Project Cars cheats?? Obviously a yes or no answer is sufficient.....

Felipe Becker
25-11-2015, 12:17
Sorry for the newbie question but is that OK having an OSD as RivaTuner/Afterburner?

Roger Prynne
25-11-2015, 12:22
Is there a known lists of Project Cars cheats?? Obviously a yes or no answer is sufficient.....

No....


Sorry for the newbie question but is that OK having an OSD as RivaTuner/Afterburner?
That's not a cheat!

Felipe Becker
25-11-2015, 12:27
That's not a cheat!

Some old anti cheat system could consider that as cheat even if it isn't. Like a false positive thing.. I wanted to make sure I wouldn't get banned! Haha! ;)

Nice addition by the way..

Thanks!

Bruno Marna
25-11-2015, 14:35
Can i still ise the pCARS Profiler ???

RomKnight
25-11-2015, 14:36
That telemetry and other 3rd party software read from the API so, no cheat Bruno

Bruno Marna
25-11-2015, 14:38
Thanks man!!

Bruno Marna
25-11-2015, 14:39
i wonder why the freck people use cheater on a racing game..... i have to win with your ability!!!!

RomKnight
25-11-2015, 14:44
Easiest path is easier...

Genisis
25-11-2015, 15:04
I am using a FFB file which is dropped into the PC folder
I got from this RD and I am hanging in the game now so was wondering if this is considered a "cheat"

noobkill
25-11-2015, 15:14
No I don't think FFB files are a cheat :)

3800racingfool
25-11-2015, 15:36
A quick rundown of what should and should not be OK with VAC.

FFB Files (even those downloaded from other locations) = OK
Overlays/FPS counters (Fraps, RivaTuner, EVGA Precision, etc) = OK
Custom Liveries (even those downloaded from other locations) = OK
Dashboard/Telemetry Apps = OK
Exploiting In-Game glitches = OK (not saying you should do this, but glitches are SMSs problem and not related to VAC unless an external program is required to exploit said glitch.)

Mods = Should be OK (but use at your own risk.)

Time hacks = NOT OK
Warp/Speed hacks = NOT OK
Wall hacks = NOT OK
"Flying" hacks = NOT OK

So basically, any sort of external program that runs along side pCars that gives you a definite unfair advantage over other drivers.

lembi2001
25-11-2015, 15:37
Not come across any cheats yet but this is a very good addition thank you SMS and thank you racingfool for the rundown of OK/Not OK

Genisis
25-11-2015, 15:50
noobkill;1179781]No I don't think FFB files are a cheat :)


thanks for the answer

ahf74
26-11-2015, 13:59
Sorry for my silly question, is already download this patch on Steam ?, it does not show me any upgrade in the game and have version 6.1

Paulo Ribeiro
26-11-2015, 14:26
i wonder why the freck people use cheater on a racing game..... i have to win with your ability!!!!

Brain or life issues, so they use cheats to win, to feel better with their lifes.

ahf74
26-11-2015, 19:57
Can anyone tell me because I do not upgrade to 6.2 ?, patch being released by area?

BullWinkle
26-11-2015, 21:26
Can anyone tell me because I do not upgrade to 6.2 ?, patch being released by area?

You can check to see if you have been updated by checking the pcars exe located here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\pCars
right click the pCars64.exe, select properties then click the details tab, it should say product version 6.2.0.0 if you have been updated.

ahf74
27-11-2015, 02:56
Thanks Bullwinkle, actually I have version 6.2, which strikes me in the game in the bottom left me figure 6.1222715

if I create an online game, the symbol VAC does not appear as in other rooms.

NuclearPenguin
27-11-2015, 03:32
I just want to make sure, is the popular custom race engineer going to be ok?

Mahjik
27-11-2015, 03:55
Guys.. What these "Anti-Cheat" programs do is look for "reported" programs running in memory or program space at the same time as a Steam game which supports VAC. Unless the program is reported and accepted a "cheat" by Valve, then VAC won't flag it.

BullWinkle
27-11-2015, 13:49
Thanks Bullwinkle, actually I have version 6.2, which strikes me in the game in the bottom left me figure 6.1

if I create an online game, the symbol VAC does not appear as in other rooms.

My version number is the same.,it just hasn't been updated on the UI screen as of yet.,probably next patch be more accurate.;)

ahf74
27-11-2015, 15:08
Thanks again Bullwinkle, and know that when I create an online game not me VAC symbol appears

Rofas
28-11-2015, 05:33
Who is responsible for the german translation. Speigel instead Spiegel, is this serious?


http://fs5.directupload.net/images/151128/rubphmoo.png

Schadows
29-11-2015, 09:07
Mods = Should be OK (but use at your own risk.)

I'm afraid mods might not be OK. If you tweak the car stats, or use a modded car (which could be of already existing in the game) with stats way above the rest of the car class, that would result in cheat.

But the good thing here is even if mods are detected as a cheat, people with mods can still play together (and be joined by people without but coucious the other might have)

NuNu2
02-12-2015, 16:25
Project CARS now support VAC, Steam's anti-cheat system. If it detects that players are using external cheat mechanisms in mulitplayer such as 3rd party hacking tools, it will permanently ban them from joining "secure" multiplayer sessions in the future. A secure session is identified with a VAC shield icon displayed in the Online Browser. Slightly Mad Studios can also temporarily or permanently ban players from secure multiplayer.

Administrators of dedicated servers can choose whether the server is secure or not in the config (defaults to secure), and peer to peer sessions are created as secure by default, unless a VAC-banned player creates them, then they are insecure.

So can i turn off the peer to peer default? I have friends who have VAC bans from CS 6.1 from over 8 years ago and they cant join my rooms. Dedi can be turned off but can we for p2p?

Im currently hosting a room and it says its VAC enabled in the lobby screen, when im host for that room my friend cant join, so i leave the room and someone else in my clan becomes host, (hes also not got any VAC bans on record) Then my friend with VAC ban can join, once i rejoin the session it kicks him from the room. Why is this and how is this ok?

Schadows
03-12-2015, 09:45
Shouldn't your "banned" friends create the room, and then you can join?
I though "clean" players can join any session (whereas "banned" players can only join session with VAC disabled)

NuNu2
10-12-2015, 19:57
Ok so new update on this, it kicks people who dont even have VAC bans on record, i created a room and people join, someone leaves to choose a different car, he then cant rejoin because it keeps kicking him. So i leave the session passing host to someone else in clan and he can join, then i get kicked when i try rejoining. What is wrong with VAC to be doing this.