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Old 09-21-2011, 07:16 AM   #1
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How do you know when mods get you steam banned?

I've noticed a lot of forums on mods saying "this won't get your steam account banned or vac banned"

How do you tell and what mods are safe? As an example, say I own oblivion and I mod the out of it with script loader and new races/quests etc etc. Does this effect the game or are mods like that for other games safe?
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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Mods don't get you steam banned. You can get disabled for piracy or fraud. You can get VAC banned for cheating in VAC protected games.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:18 AM   #3
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Oblivion has nothing to do with VAC so you shouldn't worry about that.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:32 AM   #4
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Ok so unless I'm a dirty flaming cheater and download aimbot wallhacks I'm safe?
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #5
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Ok so unless I'm a dirty flaming cheater and download aimbot wallhacks I'm safe?
Pretty much.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:37 AM   #6
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Don't try to get Oblivion dlc for free either.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:40 AM   #7
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Mods don't get you steam banned.
Not quite true.
The Paranoia mod "can" get the user VACcinated.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:55 AM   #8
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from what I've read so far you get VAC ban for altering binaries in any way. Broken original sign is bad. So avoid mods that needs alter DLL in VAC game when you want to play it on the NET (like GTA4 modding if it was VAC game). As Dead Island shows us, it is not VACable altering skripts, constants and placing content into override directory.

VAC doesn't seems to be guarantee of same environment for everyone. It seems to be made to check and autoban hardcore injects.

I just started wonder what about virus.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:06 AM   #9
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Didn't some HL2 level get people vac'd? a popular one too.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:07 AM   #10
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http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1906399
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:00 AM   #11
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You should be able to mod any game and alter any files for singleplayer use!

i found a great mod for dead island but cant even use it in SP because of the high risk of getting vac'd
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:15 AM   #12
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Didn't some HL2 level get people vac'd? a popular one too.
It was an original Half Life mod (Paranoia) that modified a dll file to add new rendering tricks to the engine. Because that was a core game file if you played on a VAC enabled multiplayer server in any Half Life multiplayer game/mod you would get VACed.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/paranoia

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The HOT QUESTION about SAFE PLAY: I've heard that playing your mod is a big risk for my STEAM account. The playing PARANOIA online can make my STEAM account banned by VAC. Is that true?

Answer: The anticheating services WILL NOT BAN YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU PLAYING OUR MOD ONLINE. The VAC will detect opengl32.dll as a cheat in case if you will try to play another HL1 mod (CS1.6 for example) online on the server with VAC protection. We have NO PRECEDENT that some account was banned, because VAC just prevent you from playing on the server with anticheating protection. If you want to play online with other HL1 mods, just delete opengl32.dll file (or replace it to other detectory), but don't forget to put it back when you want to play PARANOIA. Without opengl32.dll in the Half-Life folder, the new graphic effects in PARANOIA will not be available.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:03 PM   #13
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You should be able to mod any game and alter any files for singleplayer use!

i found a great mod for dead island but cant even use it in SP because of the high risk of getting vac'd
And this is one of the main reason why Steam is so bad with third party Mods. It's something that needs to be fix.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #14
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And this is one of the main reason why Steam is so bad with third party Mods. It's something that needs to be fix.
Valve already stated on Twitter you won't get Vacced for using Dead Island Mods
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #15
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Mods should never get you banned from steam.
But vac enables games,you must do your research as there is the odd one that can get you vac banned.

Btw i'v modded my oblivion to the hilt,so it has better graphics ect ect.
As it not a vac enabled game i'v got nothing to worry about a vac ban,also i will never get a steam ban for modding it.
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