29 September 2005 - WoWSharp going opensource - and more
Today is a big day in the history of WoWSharp, most of it bad, some of it good.
In the past 9 months since development started, WoWSharp has been a milestone in WoW-bot development. First starting out with WoWRadar and WoWFisher, then other utilities like WoWBot, SharpSeer, WoWPartyBot, where created.
Everyone knows that since about a bit over a month, Blizzard has been using the WardenClient to detect 3rd party utilities. This WardenClient has put the World of Warcraft hacking on its knees with only a few utilities surviving the initial onslaught. Like the 3rd party utilities, the WardenClient has been evolving and gaining detection abilities previously not shown in any other game. For example, the code for this detection routine is not present in WoW but it is downloaded each time you login your account.
This poses an interesting dilemma to the hacking community and to WoWSharp, as it?s not possible to keep a high level of protection against this. To protect our users against the WardenClient, we have pulled a lot of tricks out of our hat and where fairly successful at it. However, the WardenClient evolved to a point where it became increasingly more difficult to hide from it. It was obvious that this was a losing battle that would result in countless banned accounts.
To fight the WardenClient, we had devised a new way of hooking code; this code was in Alpha test late-last week and early this week. However, our tests have shown that this code alone was not enough. Continued development would be needed and would mean no new release for at-least 3-4 weeks and even after that it would not be certain that this code would stand the test of time (or even give the safety we think it would give).
After much deliberation with the other WoWSharp team members, we have come to the conclusion that we can no longer provide the layer of safety requested by, and required for, our users. As its no longer a question ?if you get caught? but it?s become ?when you get caught?.
With this in mind, and looking at the future, we have decided to discontinue development on WoWSharp and the Alpha technology. Since this would completely halt WoWSharp's development, we have also decided to release the sources of the WoWSharp DLL and the pre-alpha WoWHider DLL. We believe that there are several people in the WoWSharp community that poses the skill to continue development and hope that they will step up to create a world of clones.
We will still host the forums and the memory-offset server and we will help as much with development as we can. We will also be releasing technical information about the WardenClient, what it does, how it works.
For everyone that has questions ?about their account?, all these questions will only be answered through email (
). All other forms of communication regarding this will be ignored and deleted.
Initially the source will only be released to WoWSharp subscribers and this will be released in a few days. The supported developers got a head start looking at this code.
You can read up on warden in the general forum over here
So wie es aussieht, hat es ein ende gefunden... Mist