View Full Version : What's a Wallhack?

26th January, 2005, 05:31 PM
This may seem a stupid question, but just what is a wallhack?
What I mean is, how would I know if a player was using one?
Does it let a cheater actually see, walk, or fire through a wall?
If a player was using one, would I be able to tell by spectating/F4?
Is this what is reffered to as invalid render settings?
I don't need to know about specific ones, just a general idea of what
it is so I know what to look for. If it's preferable not to have that info here,
feel free to PM me.

While I am on the subject, is there anywhere secure that admins can discuss
this type of thing?
Like a secure forum or mailing list where we could discuss the best ways to
prevent cheats, what to look for etc without peeps looking over our shoulders and getting ideas?

26th January, 2005, 05:59 PM
Wallhack means the cheater can see through walls either by making them transparent or by always drawing players on top of them.

26th January, 2005, 06:00 PM
This basically sums it up:


26th January, 2005, 06:58 PM
Thanks to you both.
That's exectly what I wanted to know.
Now the second part, if a player was using a wall hack and I spectated him, would I also see what he sees? or would I see the game normally?

26th January, 2005, 07:18 PM
No, only the player who is using the wallhack can see it.

26th January, 2005, 07:53 PM
']No, only the player who is using the wallhack can see it.


26th January, 2005, 11:33 PM
If you were spectating such a player, you might notice something strange about how they manage to anticipate hidden players. Record a demo then watch it while typing "rmode 1" in the console.

26th January, 2005, 11:43 PM
You cant change the render mode in a demo

27th January, 2005, 12:18 AM
You can't ? That's a shame.