Are People Still Cheating at Q3?

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Are People Still Cheating at Q3?

Postby GeneralT001 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 19:27 UTC

Do people still cheat at this game? If so, is there such a thing as a lag switch in Q3. Seems sometimes when I'm in the lead and the game is getting close to the end I somehow "miraculously" start to lag more and the 2nd place guy suddenly gets a heap more frags and wins the game. Seems suspicious...
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Re: Are People Still Cheating at Q3?

Postby dyn » Mon Feb 26, 2018 21:46 UTC

Yes, some still need to cheat in order to "win". Some will activate cheats after it is obvious they are losing, so that may be the case in your case.

No, the servers are never imposing any lag for any reason, even more, everything is optimized to reduce any delay or lag, from connecting to playing. You may notice our servers always let you in immediately, without delays or timeouts. Also, there is no power balancing active. We did experiment with this long time ago, say 10 years ago, and in general it is not worth pursuing. Even more, often quadfly or similar stuff is enabled, which gives a lot of power to someone for a bit of time.
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Re: Are People Still Cheating at Q3?

Postby GeneralT001 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 01:38 UTC

What about a client side lag device kind of cheat?
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Re: Are People Still Cheating at Q3?

Postby dyn » Wed Feb 28, 2018 02:57 UTC

Clients cannot make other clients lag.

There were some hacks which produced lag intentionally, so shots towards them wouldn't register, but this had very little success and was limited to older Quake engines. It was also easy to spot, since player was jumping all over the place. Improved prediction code and better engines removed this problem, albeit some hacks still used it even after it was not even effective anymore. There were also some myths circulating around how high-ping players can lag others, but it is untrue. Server talks to each client independently, settings of others have no influence on this.
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Re: Are People Still Cheating at Q3?

Postby GeneralT001 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 17:59 UTC

Thanks Dyn.
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Re: Are People Still Cheating at Q3?

Postby BrianLow » Wed May 02, 2018 13:16 UTC

Man, people have been cheating since the dawn of gaming. What made you think they might stop lol? I just find it moderately amusing nowadays though, especially when it gets them banned.
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