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Idlers to be punished?
Written by Unknown and translated by Unknown on 02.09.2009 Time 07:49

Our colleagues at HLPortal found out something interesting.

The latest TF2 update brought 13 new files, twelve of these are the map intro videos as MP3s, the 13th file is a menu called "CheatDetectionDialog.res". This file links to the  "TF_CheatDetected_Title" message, which is a new part in the English text data for TF2.

There's a message for mild violations:
"Your account has been flagged for circumventing the item distribution system. We have removed the items that were illegally obtained. Future violations will result in the loss of all your items."

And also one for bad violations:
"Your account has been flagged for circumventing the item distribution system. We have removed all items in your inventory. Future violations may result in your account being disabled."

Source: hlportal (German)

Maybe Valve just put this in as a deterrent knowing that the community looks into everything Valve releases. But maybe they are really going to catch the idlers, it wouldn't be the first time they punish cheaters/bugusers.
Anyway as a deterrent it is very helpful at the moment. Everyone that is now only seeing actual players marked green in their Friends list will thank Valve for this step.

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