VAC banned by a Valve employee?

A Facepunch Studios forums user claims that he was banned by a Valve Employee for using a SourceMod plugin to activate some console cvars in the game itself (if you don’t know what SourceMod is it’s basically a plugin that’s being used on 99% of Source Engine games, you can do a lot of kinky stuff if you have admin rights and proper plugins…).

Anyway here’s this guy’s post:

I was using the speedhacking exploit with sourcemod on a random TF2 server. This guy http://steamcommunity.com/id/professorfarnsworth/ was there, and someone said “Al, don’t you work for valve? can’t you ban this guy?” and he said “yeah, hold on” and I figured they were just trying to scare me into leaving, and he went in spectate. Then about 5 mins later he came back and said “There, I got him banned, just wait a few mins” and I said “Vac bans take weeks.” and someone else said “I thought they take months?” and then I suddenly was kicked from the server with the VAC popup thing saying that this is a secure server and i’ve been previously banned for acheating infraction.

He was in this server: TheMaCHinE.org – Advanced Teamplay [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][HLStatsX]

Does anyone know if they’re allowed to do this? Will a VAC ban like this not get changed just like other VAC bans?

Before you say that I should have gotten banned, this goes against what VAC is designed to do. VAC checks for a program altering the EXE or core DLL files of the game, and then has a delayed ban. There are not supposed to be manual vac bans, I used to believe.

I used a plugin – sourcemod, to make the client think that it is the server and allow certain cvars to be changed, which allowed me to use speedhacks USING CONSOLE COMMANDS and not a third-party program or DLL. This VAC ban was unfair and should not have happened.

Original thread on Facepunch Studios in here.

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I run this place! :D

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  1. WhiskeySR

    That is awsome glad the Cheater got his …. I have a gaming team Sovereign Reapers and we do not tolerate cheaters, Team killers, Player bashing or any BS…. we post all of our bans on our gaming site and on admins stopping cheaters . info this site is awsome and I will post a link to it on both forums

    Great Job on the ban VAC

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