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Planetside 2 issues blanket ban on client-side mods

Thursday, 29th November 2012 04:38 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Planetside 2 is not at home to the mod community. You have been warned.

Writing on the shooter MMO’s forum, Sony Online Entertainment’s Twist clearly spelled out what is and isn’t acceptable in the persistant warzone.

“It is vital that you not run software which modifies the Planetside 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items,” the developer said.

“We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that Planetside 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.”

Twist also warned that applications which modify Windows or DirectX environments without affecting the client may also result in suspensions; any exceptions will be publicly announced. However, user-initiated .INI changes are allowed, although novices should probably leave it alone unless they’re after a bug infestation.

“The most simple guidance here is do not use third party programs which change the Planetside 2 gameplay in any way unless it has been specifically cleared by SOE,” Twist concluded.

Thanks, games.on.net.

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