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Built in cheat whenn deleting .pbo files (Question)
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One question.

Did you investigate this issue enough?

  1. What happens, if:
  2. you delete the pbo-files
  3. you start your game
  4. you join a server?

AND (and thats it):

  1. What happens, if:
  2. you start your game
  3. you delete the pbo-files while game is running
  4. you join a server?

I am very sure it's still possible to cheat like this.


Legacy ID
No Bug

Event Timeline

Bohemia set Category to category:structures.Feb 24 2014, 2:13 PM
Bohemia set Reproducibility to Always.
Bohemia set Severity to None.
Bohemia set Resolution to No Bug.
Bohemia set Legacy ID to 2322586221.May 8 2016, 5:20 PM
osb added a subscriber: osb.May 8 2016, 5:20 PM
osb added a comment.Feb 24 2014, 2:37 PM

I would not recommend this. PBO's are checked on launch and you will be put in the "TO BE BANNED" list by either VAC and or Battle Eye.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 5:20 PM

No, do no try this.

But it's exactly this.

PBOs are checked ON LAUNCH - that's it! So, i launch the game, i delete the PBOs after launching, I join a server - everything is fine.

duplicate of #4774

copy83 added a subscriber: copy83.May 8 2016, 5:20 PM

"There is a way to bypass signature verification that is already going around, people are simply moving the plants / buildings PBOs back into their original folders before joining servers. Since initial asset loading is handled before server side checks and battleye are enabled, neither of these seem to catch this method." - Redklaw