After a long and arduous series of delays and internal testing, we're pleased to announce the release of an updated version of the SteamBans Server Plugin.
Highlights of this release include support for CS:GO, the latest instalment in the Counter-Strike franchise, support for the latest goldsrc updates brought about by the switch to the new content system, and support for changes in the Source 2009 engine used by games such as CS:S and TF2.
Please restart your server after updating the plugin rather than late-loading it, there is also this, and other pertinent information, in the included readme file.
Further information regarding the reopening of submissions will come at a later date.
It has been some time that we have posted any news but we are still alive and kicking here at SteamBans. Right now we are working on a new plugin that fixes a whole bunch of bugs, improves stability and adds support for CS:GO.
It will take a bit more time but we are currently also working on a lot of other things in the background and as soon as we have more information available we will post it here.
Thank you for your support in Steambans over the years!
It's been quite some time but we are still alive here at SteamBans.com
As we get closer to a new version of our plugin with some enhancements, we thought it would be wise to get the plugin ready today for tomorrow's Nuclear Dawn Steam promo day.
Later today we will release the plugin that will work with Nuclear Dawn servers, so we can also be sure to protect that Source engine based game for any possible cheaters to come.
Don't know what Nuclear Dawn is?
Nuclear Dawn is a Source engine based game created by InterWave Studios which is a company setup by some of the 'old' SteamBans crew. The game combines FPS and RTS gameplay into a single game. As a soldier, explore war-torn post-apocalyptic landscapes, modelled on modern cities, and take the fight to your enemies as armoured, assault or stealth infantry, using various weapons across ten distinct load-outs to accomplish your objectives.
The first person shooter action in Nuclear Dawn is hard, fast and unforgiving, with weapons that rely on skill and tactics more than on twitch reflexes and map memorization.
On behalf of the SteamBans.com team we wish you all a great New Year!
We want to thank all donators, partners and affiliates aswell as all other members for their continuous support over the past couple of years and you can all expect more to come from SteamBans.com this year!
In 2012 SteamBans will continue to provide you all with free anti-cheat solutions for HL1 and HL2 based games. You can expect also Nuclear Dawn support in the next plugin version. For users that want to protected their servers with our services, but doesnt meet our current team requirements we will prepare something special, so stay tuned!
SteamBans.com is currently searching for new voting staff.
Especially we are looking for CS/CZ staff with prior anticheating experience.
So if you want to join the oldest anticheating community on the globe
and you think you can make a difference between cheaters and the community just please use our application system [link].
Before you apply you should keep some points in mind:
You should be / have
# at least 16 years old
# mature and diplomatic in nature
# Admin experience either in a clan or a community
# basic experience with AC(anticheating) or demo reviewing
# basic knowledge about the common cheats
# able to use IRC communication on a regular bases
# enough time for demo reviewing on a regular bases
# basic english skills
If you fulfill all the points above send your application and you will receive an answer from us and maybe you will become part of the steambans.com admin team!
With a delay we are releasing an updated version of SBSRC plugin which fixes the changes from the last major engine update. Our SBSRV plugin was also updated and contains again support for HLTV recording.
You can download the newest plugin files from your "Manage Servers" subpage, or get it through our autoupdate feature.
Important: A restart is required after installation!
At this point we would like to thank asherkin for his work on fixing this issue.
Regarding new HL2 submissions:
Please don't submit demos recorded on the broken version (4.2.1), as we will only accept demos which include a sb_status from version 4.3.0 or higher from now on.
On behalf of the SteamBans team we wish you all a Happy New Year and that lots of good things may happen for all of you, except for cheaters ofcourse
In 2011 SteamBans will continue to provide you all with free anti-cheat solutions for HL1 and HL2 based games aswell as upcoming Nuclear Dawn (Source) and more. For more then 7 years SteamBans continues to lead the anti-cheat blacklisting community and we will continue to do so for a long time to come.
We want to thank all donators, partners and affiliates aswell as all other members for their continuous support over the past couple of years and you can all expect more to come from SteamBans this year!
Today we are releasing sbsrv 4.2.0 final candidate release along with a "close to" final candidate for sbsrc. This will also lead to HL1 submissions been re-opened.
sbsrv/sbsrc 4.2.0 contains part two of our security fix to increase our protection against any kind of Steam ID faking.
You can download the new plugin version from your "Manage Servers" subpage or use the autoupdate feature. The pluginserver will
perform these updates within the next hourly cycle.
In order to provide as much safety as possible the proof requirements have changed . We will only accept demos
which includes a sb_status generated by the new plugin. sb_status calls which were made on older plugins won't be accepted
anymore for HL1 or HL2 mods.
The newest beta version of sbsrc will also fix some known bugs like a crash when a player got banned. Source TV support should work again.
Sadly there is still a known crash bug when you use the "quit" command, and is currently been looked at by our 'devs' from the bugs found in
4.1.0. Once a fixed is found and plugin compiled this will be released to the community soon after.
If you want to avoid this bug you have to install sbsrc 4.1.0 manually.
Any questions, please post them here or in a separate forum post.
As we continue to provide you with the best possible anti-cheat protection for your servers our developer Live has been working hard to make SteamBans Guardian best of the best in detecting possible cheaters and blocking specific dangerous cvars and specific cheats, as a serverside plugin.
Although the plugin is currently still in it's beta stage we are now ready to provide you all with extra protection for your HL1 and HL2 servers.
SteamBans Guardian features:
More features are planned and will be added in the progress.
The plugin currently has been tested and works with:
HL1: Counter-Strike 1.6, Day of Defeat
HL2: Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Team Fortress 2
rev695 added custom cvarcheck / look into the new readme for usage
rev699 some bugfixes
rev779 reduced popping effect and prepairations for hl2
rev780 fixed the error message when addin custom cvarchecks
rev963 fixed some bugs regarding the whblock, increased whblock's performance by 50%, added sbg_showheadrev to check the newest rev manually, added ingame updatenotification
rev967 updated readme
rev1165 fixed that u could see through some spots with wh, added new commands (see readme), turned antispeedhack off by default, reduced popping
rev1184 Made sbguardian_version visible bei HLSW, added more css stuff
rev1185 small cvar fix for the metamod and windows versions
rev1194 fixed a possible crash
rev1482 added ep2v binaries (currently metamod only) for open beta / no relevant changes for HL1
To install it for Source simply add the line: addons\sbguardian\sbguardian-ep2v.dll to your metaplugins.ini (addons\metamod).
Check the included readme file for more installation instructions.
Grab the download now from the Manage Servers menu option on the right.
Note: Other anti-cheat programs like Kigen's Anti cheat are not needed anymore as SB Guardian provides the same and more protection
Note2: SB Guardian runs next to our SteamBans plugin to block known cheaters.
As we told you we are constantly changing and improving our website and features and this week we have been implementing a few changes to our website:
Changed header (smaller and more compact)
Removed unnecessary links and old pages
Added Webchat to chat directly over IRC from our website
Added Facebook, Steam community icons (right top)
Updated copyright information
Cleaned up old partnerships and sponsors
At the same time our team is working on the SteamBans Guardian (Anti-cheat) for Source engine based games (HL2) which will hopefully go into beta somewhere next month. So stay tuned for more updates soon.....
Suggestions are always welcome as we continue to improve our services for you, the community.
As we are always working on improving our communication with all of our members out there we have setup multiple channels for you to stay in touch with us. People using Steam and Facebook can now easily join our groups by clicking on the links below and signing up (or like) the group/pages:
As you may have noticed we were down for the last 2 days due to our old domain registration ISP being out of business for a couple of weeks already. After a couple of phonecalls with different providers and other companies we have got our domain back so we are once again alive and kicking!
Thank you for your support over the past couple of years everybody and expect more updates soon from your nr.1 anti-cheat team here @ steambans!
due to the update of Counterstrike Source to the Orange box engine the old steambans plugin (sbsrc) for ep1 games doesn't work anymore.
Please use the Source-ep2 files to get the plugin working. You find them in your Manage Server Subpage.
Unfortunately with this engine change old demos won't work anymore. We managed to save the old game files and we will try to find a way to get the old demos running. But there will be no promise that it will work. We will keep you updated as soon as there is a new developement.
A little update for our hl1 community:
We will start the beta testing of the security fixed plugin these days.
To make full use of this site you need to register and be logged in. Once you are a member you can submit details of suspect players or protest if you believe you have been wrongly banned.