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Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems by Gary McGraw, Greg Hoglund

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Chapter 9. Advanced Game Hacking Fu

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Now that you’ve come this far in the book, you’ve learned about client-side state, network-based sniffing, attacker-in-the-middle hacks, and several other standard techniques for hacking online games. In this chapter, we take on what’s known as modding—an entertaining way to explore game hacking.

Conversions and Modding

The terms conversions and modding are hacker slang for custom modifications made to a game. Modding comes in many forms, from creating simple nude patches (changing textures and surfaces to make everyone’s character appear to be naked, as shown in Figure 9-1) to completely replacing all ...

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