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Author Topic:   Hacker(s) on highscore board...
Laurent
Member
posted July 19, 2003 03:06 PM         
Isn't it a shame to have people like that ruin the fun of thousands of others?

I hope something can be done about that.

I'm on board #122 (of 1,000 - Seamas Memorial with Repeat ON - hard mode) hoping to reach around 8,000,000 points sometime in August, and then some idiot hacks himself to 1,498,726,068 points on Agamemnon's Revenge after 3 boards played, Easy mode...

I repeat; I hope something can be done about that.

Laurent (aka Karel)

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Teulk
Member
posted July 20, 2003 12:06 AM            
pathetic, Isn't it. And people get called "cheaters", for winning on the "easy" boards in competition--because the board gets cleared faster--sometimes..

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ldarob
Administrator
posted July 20, 2003 01:22 AM            
Thanks for letting us know about the error. The score in question has been removed. Unfortuantely we haven't been able to track exactly how they are doing it. Although there are encryption methods in place to make it difficult, you can never block all hackers or cheaters.

If you do hear anything whether it be malicious in nature or simply a glitch in the program please let us know and we'll do what we can to fix it.

thanks,
rob

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Laurent
Member
posted July 20, 2003 05:27 AM         
I don't want to be considered this forum's "Library Policeman", but take a look at these scores:

RB Hide and Glow Seek - Akselus - 3 boards played - score 804,647.
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=46

RB Equalizeral - Akselus - 3 boards played - score 666,666.
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=47

Rival Ball Full - Alselus - 1 board played - score 666,675.
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=48

Rival Ball Split - Akselus I hack your game!!! - 1 board played - score 666,666.
I don't know about Ian's 2nd place there, score 279,998 with 1 board played (albeit in Impossible).
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=49

RB Expedition: Cornfed - Hamster RULEZZ - 1 board played - score 666,666.
RB Expedition: Cornfed - Akselus - 1 board played - score 666,666.
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=52

Rapid Fire (2nd place) - Joe - 3 boards played - score 539,905.
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=27

Variations on a Dream - kmomfour - 25 boards played in Easy mode - score 725,334 (seems unlikely).
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=3

Agamemnon's Revenge (3rd place) - HellOnEarth - 3 boards played - score 602,773.
http://scores.ldagames.com/rivalballscores.php?rows=10&repeat=0&boardset=7

[This message has been edited by Laurent (edited July 20, 2003).]

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Laurent
Member
posted July 26, 2003 02:43 AM         
Any news on my previous post?

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Laurent
Member
posted July 26, 2003 04:31 AM         
I just took another look at the highscore page (I don't have a lot of time to do it regularly).

It's full of "hacked" scores....

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LDA
Administrator
posted July 26, 2003 12:30 PM            
With our next update we'll try to correct the problem.

Jim

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Laurent
Member
posted July 26, 2003 01:47 PM         
Thanks Jim (knew you would)

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ldarob
Administrator
posted July 28, 2003 02:35 PM            
I believe all of the offending scores have now been removed from the game. The two most serious offenders have been banned from posting further scores.

rob

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