High score list

High score list

Postby residente » 09 Jul 2019, 14:09

Would it be possible to publish (within or outside of the game) a high score list? Like a little database frontend which gives you the fastest lap time ever achieved on a certain track by someone and a high score list of the top X race times under the same general conditions (number of laps and players).
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Re: High score list

Postby Andet » 09 Jul 2019, 21:19

I think a high score list for online play would be cool (although I don't know how easy it would be to make). Not quite what you suggested, but a few STK players (including me) have been competing for fastest time trials and fastest time to complete the game at https://www.speedrun.com/stk ;) .
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Re: High score list

Postby Alayan » 14 Jul 2019, 19:20

Sharing local highscores into an online database would not be a good idea because of how easy it would be to get a fake/cheated time into such a list. The time-trial records at SRC works only because video proof and manual verification exists to ensure the validity of submitted times.
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Re: High score list

Postby Andet » 14 Jul 2019, 20:09

Would an online leaderboard from trusted servers be possible to cheat?
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Re: High score list

Postby tempAnon093 » 15 Jul 2019, 02:26

Andet {l Wrote}:Would an online leaderboard from trusted servers be possible to cheat?

How can you trust my time? I can probably (note: I've never tried) use a memory editor tool to freeze/modify the in-game timer so that it records a lower time, I can attempt to craft fake scores to send to the server, etc.
The server could be trusted, but the people sending the scores to the server may not be. I cannot immediately think of any effective way to stop them faking scores to the server.
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Re: High score list

Postby Andet » 15 Jul 2019, 06:00

True, though maybe the server could determine your time? But I don't know if that's worth the effort. :twisted:
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Re: High score list

Postby benau » 15 Jul 2019, 06:31

It may work if it's the server who submit the time (like current ranked servers)

(You record the time online with our stk servers)
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Re: High score list

Postby tempAnon093 » 15 Jul 2019, 10:26

Ahh, I was assuming an offline game being played then submitting a score to online. Yeah, if the server is running your game like in online races then it could be possible.
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Re: High score list

Postby Alayan » 15 Jul 2019, 13:17

benau {l Wrote}:It may work if it's the server who submit the time (like current ranked servers)

(You record the time online with our stk servers)

Yes that would be the only way.
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