From: Colorado Springs
Thanks for looking into it.
I'll take a look at one scenario you posed. You shouldn't be able to quit without saving, so I'll see if I can plug that loophole.
You need to rotate scenarios while testing. I save about the past 20 or so loads and saves(I don't remember the exact number) so that's probably why you're seeing the reloaded xx times.I believe I store the passwords (although I'm not 100% on that), so if you are both playing the same games with the same passwords, that's why it thinks it's a reload of the same game. I'll look at this a bit more for 3.5.
Thanks Ralph. We've set the UberDude=Y, and retested the cheat-prevention system, but nothing helpful.
We chose Kasserine 43 for our test since this scenario can alway generate the wrong anti-cheat messages. My PC system is Windows 7 while my friend's is Windows XP.
I opened Kasserine 43 and played as German. I moved some of my units randomly then send the pbl file to my frend.
He loaded the file normally and moved some of his units randomly, after this he end his turn and send the pbl file.
So turn 1 is normal, nothing beyond.
I made an attack, then I pretend to be not satisfied with the result so I end my turn immediately without hit SAVE button, for about 3-4 times of hitting CANCEL I successfully closed the game. So I restart my turn with a totally different tactic, that is to say I've reload it 1 times.
He loaded the file which I sent him, I assumed there must be a "Your Opponet may have reloaded 1 times" on his screen, however, nothing happened at all. Then he did the same thing as I did, reloaded and replayed the game, if there was something different, it must be the way how he quit the game after his first load, yes, he shut down the proccess immediately.
When I load the pbl file, I was completely stunned because it said "Your Opponet may have reloaded 3 times". Of course the cheat-prevention system has detected the last cheating action, but why 3 times? It didn't make sense, the most important is that it may hurt the trust between 2 players if they are misleaded by these wrong imformations, especially when they dont't cheat but was said to have cheat 1 or 2 times, at that time, suspicion will take the place of trust.
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