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Old 08-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #151
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I'm just curious if I could use SAM to reset my achievements, not unlock locked achievements I haven't earned. I just want to re-earn everything..
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #152
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I'm also interested in this topic. I've been playing Fallout: New Vegas a lot recently but have had to disable achievement unlocking for most of my sessions because the only way to fix many bugs in the game is with the console. I'm thinking of using SAM to unlock everything I's actually earned but am afraid of the legal issues this could bring.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:00 AM   #153
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People listen, I'm not 100% sure about this but I think that Steam doesn't give a damn about S.A.M. because no one really cares about anybody's achievements except their own. Its not something that gives a special advantage like aimbot or wallhack. Aimbot and Wallhack are considered cheating. But having more achievements than others doesn't really give you any type of advantage.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:26 AM   #154
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Case closed
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #155
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I heard they can ban you if youre doing something with your statistics in games, but not unlocking achievements.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #156
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I heard they can ban you if youre doing something with your statistics in games, but not unlocking achievements.
Do you have a link of the info to back this up?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #157
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The achievement of Darksiders are bugged, I could use this program to solve the problem?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:30 PM   #158
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Yah me too thats why im asking about it. I even contacted steam about it and they kind of answered it in a weird way but not really answering it for me. This is what they said below with their first response to my question

"Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

We do not provide analysis of third party software for VAC compliance. Any third party software, skins or other modifications you use in conjunction with Steam should be done at your own discretion.

Only cheats (modifications designed to give one player an advantage over other players) will trigger a VAC ban.

If you have questions about a specific third party application, please contact the developer of the application for assistance.

For more information on the VAC System, please see this article:

Title: Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC)
URL: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7849-RADZ-6869"


So since this ins't giving an advantage over other players then its like a steam skin?
Well then why were those people who got the golden wrench using leaked info VAC banned? They weren't really getting an advantage over anyone.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:14 AM   #159
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Well then why were those people who got the golden wrench using leaked info VAC banned? They weren't really getting an advantage over anyone.
Those were only cases (that I can remember) of manually applied bans by Valve, it has nothing to do with this.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:36 AM   #160
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I used SAM a while ago, about 6 months ago to unlock all TF2 achievements. My VAC is still good, though I recently cleared them all so I could get them legitimately. I also used it to get the poker night items.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:00 AM   #161
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To clarify, hopefully once and for all:

So far nobody has been VAC banned for using SAM,

HOWEVER

Valve devs are well aware of its use and can react accordingly as they already did in the past.

Now, on a personal note, I can see that there's no harm into unlocking achievements to redo them again just for fun (excluding to unlock stuff), but note that they (the devs) already have frown upon third party application and have punished the perpetrators.

So, it's up to you.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:30 AM   #162
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its kinda risky to use it so I wouldnt try it
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #163
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To clarify, hopefully once and for all:

So far nobody has been VAC banned for using SAM,

HOWEVER

Valve devs are well aware of its use and can react accordingly as they already did in the past.

Now, on a personal note, I can see that there's no harm into unlocking achievements to redo them again just for fun (excluding to unlock stuff), but note that they (the devs) already have frown upon third party application and have punished the perpetrators.

So, it's up to you.
Do those achievement servers on TF2 count as using a third party program?
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #164
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Nope.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #165
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Nope.
Then what category does it fall under?
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