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Old 08-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Can you be banned for using MacType?

I'm a graphics designer and the current Windows font render is terrible, so I downloaded a program called MacType which is a better more smoother font renderer. As far as I know, it doesn't do anything but either run as a service or edit the registry to make the fonts look smoother. So my question is, can you be banned for using this with/while a VAC enabled game is open?

MacType Website: http://code.google.com/p/mactype/

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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Thats a very good question. I do like to know too. This may come in handy when costumizing your client so that it looks unique :3
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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Interesting, I'll take a look at it, but my first impression is it's a none issue.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:10 AM   #4
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Thanks, I hope you can find out soon! If you need any more information just let me know.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:08 AM   #5
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So I sent a support ticket to Steam regarding this, and here's what I got:

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A staff member has replied to your 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_...7849-RADZ-6869

If you have any further questions, please let us know.

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So, it should not trigger a VAC ban on you since it doesn't do much besides change the rendering of the fonts.

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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Always ask this:
Does it work with/modify the EXE/DLL? Yes, then Don't use. No, then it's all good.
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