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Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.05.25 13:11:00 - [1]
 

Is there a chance the CSM could ask how the source code keeps being leaked. Tends to make it difficult to hunt down botters and exploiters if they have access to your source code. Is CCP doing something to try to prevent leaks like this? This isn't the first time it has been known to have been leaked.

Rakshasa Taisab
Caldari
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.05.25 15:11:00 - [2]
 

I believe it is actually a secret plan to harness the power of Open Source development, without the nasty side-effect of infecting other people's code with the GPL virus.

Rixiu
The Inuits
Posted - 2011.05.26 21:02:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Bagehi
Is there a chance the CSM could ask how the source code keeps being leaked. Tends to make it difficult to hunt down botters and exploiters if they have access to your source code. Is CCP doing something to try to prevent leaks like this? This isn't the first time it has been known to have been leaked.



It wasn't leaked, it was decompiled which is possible since EVE is based on python. Besides only 50% or so can be decompiled and it's only the client not the server. Besides this is hardly news, how do you think bots have been built earlier before this "leaked source code"?

Vaju Katru
Posted - 2011.05.27 09:22:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Vaju Katru on 27/05/2011 09:22:35
OMG i have found some sample source code!!!



#include pwnage.h

int tearcollector(noob carebear, tears bucket)
{
tears x; // holds the carebear tears
x = suicide_gank(&carebear) + bucket; // pwn the carebear hard, add tears to the bucket

printf("DIE NOOB!!!"); // says hello

return x //return filled tear bucket
}

Driden Fas
Posted - 2011.05.27 11:17:00 - [5]
 

Is there any reason why the source code for the client could not be made open source? at least that would mean if there were bugs, they could be found and reported quicker by the people looking through it. Also I don't think having private servers is a threat to CCP, how many people would want to move to an empty server? and also, look at the power it takes to keep tranquility up anyway, the threat of a rival server is virtually nothing.

Plz CCP, give us code access so we can all work together for a better game :)

debbie harrio
Posted - 2011.05.28 12:15:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Driden Fas


Plz CCP, give us code access so we can all work together for exploits and botting :)


FYP.

Veris Mitsu
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.05.31 12:59:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Driden Fas
Is there any reason why the source code for the client could not be made open source? at least that would mean if there were bugs, they could be found and reported quicker by the people looking through it. Also I don't think having private servers is a threat to CCP, how many people would want to move to an empty server? and also, look at the power it takes to keep tranquility up anyway, the threat of a rival server is virtually nothing.

Plz CCP, give us code access so we can all work together for a better game :)


It's the same reason we don't tell people our PIN or give them the password to our accounts. If you tell people how a 'lock' (the Game) is made, then they will know how, and exactly where, to break it. Secrets are kept secret for good reasons.

Driden Fas
Posted - 2011.06.01 08:45:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Veris Mitsu
Originally by: Driden Fas
Is there any reason why the source code for the client could not be made open source? at least that would mean if there were bugs, they could be found and reported quicker by the people looking through it. Also I don't think having private servers is a threat to CCP, how many people would want to move to an empty server? and also, look at the power it takes to keep tranquility up anyway, the threat of a rival server is virtually nothing.

Plz CCP, give us code access so we can all work together for a better game :)


It's the same reason we don't tell people our PIN or give them the password to our accounts. If you tell people how a 'lock' (the Game) is made, then they will know how, and exactly where, to break it. Secrets are kept secret for good reasons.




Well in this case it certainly hasn't been locked well. To quote a the wll used phrase, Security through obscurity is no security at all. If people already have the source code and can make exploits, why not open it up to everyone else who can find the exploits and report them to CCP before they have a chance to be used.

Corina's Bodyguard
Posted - 2011.06.02 04:18:00 - [9]
 

Considering you get the client source code every time you download the client, its no surprise how it gets "leaked".

Rumors of server code being leaked have been popping up, but no confirmation on it yet (at least nothing suitable).

Driden Fas
Posted - 2011.06.02 10:22:00 - [10]
 

Problem with that is the 'source code' comes with a warning that if you even look at it, they might ban/sue/send a hitman to kill you. We need an open policy on this so people can look at it without risking their accounts

Cyrus Doul
E0 Corp
Posted - 2011.06.03 17:37:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Corina's Bodyguard
Considering you get the client source code every time you download the client, its no surprise how it gets "leaked".

Rumors of server code being leaked have been popping up, but no confirmation on it yet (at least nothing suitable).


There was a guy that reverse engineered the server way back during trinity or summat.

Corina's Bodyguard
Posted - 2011.06.03 20:01:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Cyrus Doul
Originally by: Corina's Bodyguard
Considering you get the client source code every time you download the client, its no surprise how it gets "leaked".

Rumors of server code being leaked have been popping up, but no confirmation on it yet (at least nothing suitable).


There was a guy that reverse engineered the server way back during trinity or summat.

Ah, that was before my EVE time, so can't really comment on it.


Barbara Nichole
Cryogenic Consultancy
Black Sun Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.04 20:51:00 - [13]
 

Messing with the source code no matter how a player got it is against the EULA and will get you perma banned on strike one. The appropriate way to add a plug in to eve is through the third party API.



 

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