VirtualMechanic

Make a "Possible Dupe" log

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Hi everyone, 

Maybe I am just a lazy Admin, or this might be a good idea. But as there is no real dupe protection in Exile nor Arma atm I want to suggest the following:
Make a separate log for possible duping. Or ban people straight away when it happens.

How?
You amazing devs already gave us a trading log [@ExileServer\extDB\logs]. Why not write a tool that reads that, and sees if it is normal behaviour or not (per player within a certain time per item).
For instance, selling 100 Instadoc's within a minute is not normal in most servers, or whatever type of item you would like to apply it to.
Of course this is only 1 example, and probably not even the best, but you get the point..


If and when you make this tool, please make it so that Server side Dev's/admins can adjust the value's and add extra items for extra mods, extra added items inside arma or even just items that are already in default Exile, but by default don't have a selling price (and a specific server might).
In other words, make it adjustable so it can be used for more then just default Exile.
I am personally not really skilled/practised in scripting/programming, so I would like to leave it to the pro's :-)

Maybe @infiSTAR might can help out here as well instead of the Exile dev's, but I think every server should have dupe protection, and I have not been able to find any good ones... (maybe I am not searching right?)


Looking forward to everyone's feedback on this topic,

VirtualMechanic

 

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Unfortunately, duping is rife in Arma due to engine limitations. For the Exile developers to log/address duping would take them away from developing the mod.

The most upto date infiSTAR version has some new anti dupe protection which was added after consultation with actual dupers.

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2 hours ago, MGTDB said:

Unfortunately, duping is rife in Arma due to engine limitations. For the Exile developers to log/address duping would take them away from developing the mod.

The most upto date infiSTAR version has some new anti dupe protection which was added after consultation with actual dupers.

Thanks, I have not updated yet to the newest InfiSTAR due to a couple of busy weeks. However I do keep track of the logs and banned another 5 people for duping... 


Looking forward to see how the newer version of InfiSTAR takes care of it.

 

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V59 of infiSTAR also has the option to log directly to the database, this enables you to let admins monitor those logs through a web interface.

Have a look at this as a way of keeping an eye on what people are doing:
https://github.com/secondcoming/ExilePHPStats

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I've added many checks and ways to block duping in the next update (which MGT Dave is testing for a week or more now) seems to be working pretty well :)

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I'll release it shortly, just waiting for BI to fix scripts.txt for like 2 weeks now.. Can't really release it with a scripts.txt if I can't test the scripts.txt while it is broken (yep it is not working for a few weeks now... :P)

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Sounds very good!


If you ever need more server to test stuff on PM me, tho you probably have enough people wanting to help out ;-)


And GJ BI... as always lol

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