Hi, I already posted this on the steam forums, but i'm not sure if anyone will read it there, soni'll post it here, too.
Defense Grid: The Awakening really is one of my favourite games. Only real problem are the cheaters spoiling the game. How can someone have a score of 68000 if I made it to 33500 after I tried the level 20 times? (and i'm on rank 33 on this level)
just look at the pic. people can just hack their games and spoil the fun for over 50000 of the other players that don't cheat
My Idea to prevent cheating is that players have to upload a replay of their game after completion that gets verified by the server in order to upload their scores. This way, ppl can't build 489 towersin a level that has only 24 slots or just enter their desired score in a hex-editor.
However, the replay shouldn't be public so you cannot see the leader's tower setup.
Cheating like this on a system like steam is just ridicolous.
Microsoft's LIVE is safer, and users get banned if they cheat. Why not on steam? =/
Please, do something, or the game will be dead. I really enjoy it but I can't anymore if so many people are cheating! If anyone is cheating at all.
I may have to think about getting the XBOX360 version. I prefer the PC version due to better graphics, better friend-options on steam and optional mouse controls (I usually play defense grid with the 360 controller, though). however, if steam is just not cheat protected, i'll have to stick with LIVE, because this game really is a highscore-overkill-and-achievement-bragging-game. And what's a HOAABG that's got hacked? nothing! just a piece of useless software like a screen saver or a tax declaration 1996 software trial version on a scratched old computer magazine CD =(