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  • BattlEye To Support Valve's Steam Deck / Proton

    Phoronix: BattlEye To Support Valve's Steam Deck / Proton

    Yesterday it was Epic Games confirming Easy Anti-Cheat for Linux and Wine/Proton ahead of the Steam Deck launch and today it's BattlEye confirming Proton / Steam Deck support...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ton-Steam-Deck

  • #2
    Thanks Valve!
    Last edited by tildearrow; 24 September 2021, 05:16 PM.

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    • #3
      When are we actually going to be able to use this

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      • #4
        scanning of the player’s system
        WTF is this ?
        Why not scanning only game's files ?
        Are they also uploading files from our system ?
        This seems like garbage that I need to block as my privacy has higher priority than a stupid game.

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        • #5
          It's been a surge of great news recently.

          I'm very hyped now.


          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
          Thanks Valve!

          Too bad it's opt-in though :<
          If we have the right to choose whatever platform we want to use they also should have the right to choose the platforms they want to support.

          Of course I'm going to criticize the developers if they choose to not support Linux for some reason, but it's their right to do so.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
            WTF is this ?
            Why not scanning only game's files ?
            Are they also uploading files from our system ?
            This seems like garbage that I need to block as my privacy has higher priority than a stupid game.
            Solution is simple: don't play any games with anti-cheat.

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            • #7
              In case of opensource or free software drivers, it's much easier to implement cheats like wallhack, e.g. to make all walls (semi)-transparent.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
                WTF is this ?
                Why not scanning only game's files ?
                Are they also uploading files from our system ?
                This seems like garbage that I need to block as my privacy has higher priority than a stupid game.
                I totally agree, but why not run the game on a separate sandboxed Wine prefix in a way that Wine is not able to access files outside the prefix?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
                  Why not scanning only game's files ?
                  they are scanning for cheats, which run on system, not in game files
                  Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
                  Are they also uploading files from our system ?
                  steam runs games in container, i.e. it's not the whole system

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by simburde View Post

                    Solution is simple: don't play any games with anti-cheat.
                    That would perfectly work, but it would require at least 95% of people (including Windows players) to abide in order for client-side anti-cheat to be abolished.

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