Are We Anti-Cheat Yet?

A comprehensive and crowd-sourced list of games using anti-cheats and their compatibility with GNU/Linux or Wine.

@liminal
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Imagine celebrating that spyware can now run on Linux

@k_o_t
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free os mean freedom to run whatever, including proprietary things 🤔

Bilb!
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Spyware could always run on Linux. People are celebrating this particular piece of spyware because installing it enables them to accomplish one of their goals, which is to play games online with strangers with limited cheating without booting up Windows. I don’t play these games so I won’t be in any hurry to install anti-cheat software, but I don’t blame anyone for doing it. It’s a compromise one can choose to make.

Of course, now that I’ve typed this I don’t think I’ve made any point that the other two responders haven’t, so…

JustEnoughDucks
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I think people can desire a much wider adoption of linux, or they can desire a completely free, no privacy-strings attached experience. It can’t really be both apparently.

The great thing is that if your viewpoint conflicts with the viewpoint of anti-cheat, you are still free to not use anticheat-backed programs. It doesn’t necessarily compromise system security or privacy just by existing as an option. More options on linux are almost always good.

@Didek_
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@liminal
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Anti-cheat software is fundamentally at odds with the idea “the computer is yours, it belongs to you, and it should do what you say, whether or not other people like it.”

To make an anti cheat system, you are explicitly making a program that is trying to subvert the wishes of the end user.

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poVoq
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Not if the wish of the end user is to play the game together with other people in a fair way ;)

I think we can agree that most client-side anti-cheat is overly intrusive, but when joining a network of computers (just like joining a community) there are certain minimum standards that have to be followed. If your computer intentionally tries to circumvent these standards then it is not anymore a question of software freedom.

@Ninmi@sopuli.xyz
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Not being allowed to punch people in the face is also at odds with someone who really likes punching people in the face.

@Lightbritelite
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I’ve always liked gaming on Linux for the challenge of getting it to work and to not have Windows talking up precious hd space. And let’s face it, i like to play the fun game where i spend half an hour trying to get the controller to work again, which is just part of the experience i say. I could see folks wanting to express their technical skills by pwning those Windows gamers with cheats, but i like to reserve that special energy for the computer itself, setting up my 19 year old Logitech controller.

Gaming on the GNU/Linux operating system.

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