[SDL] OT - Score submission in OSS games..?
breadbox at muppetlabs.com
Tue Dec 30 14:00:01 PST 2003
> I'm just putting the finishing touches to another craaaaaaaaaaazy game I'm
> making... and I was just thinking that it might be kind of nice to allow
> people to submit their highscores...
> Trouble is... I can't think about how I could do this in an open
> source game without people cheating! :|
Obfuscating the code that submits the score is one way to do it, but
then people can cheat by altering the code that plays the game itself.
Frankly, I think the only easy solution to this, short of going
closed-source, is to make it so simple to fake score submissions that
there isn't any challenge to it. In fact, one of the best approaches
is to forgo the automatic submission, and just have a web form where
people can send their scores to you manually. In a situation like
that, most people won't feel it is worth the effort to cheat, because
who's going to be impressed?
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