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    Allowing a mode where only local "lan" coop play works would simply allow for online play through a VPN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppycur View Post
    Allowing a mode where only local "lan" coop play works would simply allow for online play through a VPN.
    I'm not understanding how that would allow abuse of local lan mode. Lan restrictions should only allow the client to connect to servers on the same network, ie: a.b.c.<something>. If there is a server out there running on the network that I connect to via VPN, then we are both a.b.c.<something> and connection is allowed.

    I would have to run the server on a network and let people connect to my network via VPN. That is they only way to connect to a lan restricted server, and no one is going to give the entire world vpn access to their server. Am I missing or not understanding something (an admitted possibility)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zootal View Post
    I'm not understanding how that would allow abuse of local lan mode. Lan restrictions should only allow the client to connect to servers on the same network, ie: a.b.c.<something>. If there is a server out there running on the network that I connect to via VPN, then we are both a.b.c.<something> and connection is allowed.

    I would have to run the server on a network and let people connect to my network via VPN. That is they only way to connect to a lan restricted server, and no one is going to give the entire world vpn access to their server. Am I missing or not understanding something (an admitted possibility)?
    Hamachi is one of the primary reasons the current Steam ID authentication requirements exist. It was stupid easy VPN for spoofing local LAN connections. When you're playing with pirated software, it's one of the easiest ways to set up a server or play MP with friends who are also pirating the content. By forcing the server/client to authenticate with Steam, it breaks that particular segment.

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    Yeh I wasn't gonna detail it, but this^.

    There are literally vpns advertised for specific pirated games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppycur View Post
    Yeh I wasn't gonna detail it, but this^.

    There are literally vpns advertised for specific pirated games.
    I did not know that. Maybe I need to get out more often...

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    You’d become more disappointed in the human race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    You’d become more disappointed in the human race.
    I'm not sure that is possible....but you do make a good point ...

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