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4ntech Apr 1, 2014 @ 7:48pm
Has someone messed with my game??
Is it possible for another player to screw with your l4d2 game?

I was in a versus game with 2 other people they were excessively mouthy saying things like They will kill my family etc.

After we got into it a bit one player threatened to make it so I cant play anymore. I m like ya what ever a few minuets later I quit that game.

now every game I join a game its fine for a few moments then everyones pings start to spike. until the game is unplayable.

could this person actually mess with someones game like that and iff so what do I have to do to fix this Thanks.
Last edited by 4ntech; Apr 2, 2014 @ 8:47am
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Padded Gamer Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:19pm 
the odds of that happening are insane.
I mean really we would be talking about the person being able to infect your PC with malware witch would be nearly impossable unless they knew your IP or something of the sort or had some form of getting into your computer.
the only way that would ever be possable is if you dont have an anti virus at all even then most likey what happened is that guy was trolling you.
you went to a laggy server and got high ping.
Make sure theres nothing downloading in the background or anything to make sure that isent the cause of the ping also if your sharing the inernet was the person your sharing with gone when you dint have lag if so then you've got two low banwith to handle what ever number of people you have currently..
Last edited by Padded Gamer; Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:21pm
Munkee Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:30pm 
Actually I did hear of people forcing their internet to be bad, or something like that. How, idk. Did this happen, idk. But I heard of something like that before.
|x|SiriuS|x| Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:33pm 
Also, didn't the Steam servers wig out (again) just before or around the time of your post? Could have to do with that, maybe.

Yeah, and what Epic Star said. It's highly unlikely those morons would be able to pull of a hack of that magnitude. Though there is talk about script kiddies being able to DoS a server, but even if that's true (which I doubt unless I actually see it), they would need to know exactly what servers you connect to and so forth.

I wouldn't worry about about those threats, they are as hollow as the heads of the people they came from.
4ntech Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:40pm 
Ok thanks for the replys, Its just seems so suspect that right after I quit that game the next 5 games I went into were fine at first then everyones pings would shoot up to near 900, I did a internet speed test ping was 13 and speed was 30 megs. O well I will try again tomarrow Thanks.
|x|SiriuS|x| Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:44pm 
I know how that goes, haha. Creepy stuff, if you think about it. Yeah, try again later, and maybe post back if something changes. Or rather, if it does not.
4ntech Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:58pm 
Well for the heck of it I deleated and reloaded l4d2 and went into a online campaign it was good for maby 20 secounds then pings shot up to over 900 for all players, Im starting to thing this guy did something some how.

Going to try to play l4d 1 and team fortress and see how that goes.
|x|SiriuS|x| Apr 1, 2014 @ 9:12pm 
Hm, are you sure it's you causing the ping? You should also ask the other players if they have that frequently today. Might help to home in on the problem.

And I would now see if one of those "speed test" websites give normal results for your connection, and if it's messed up there, too, try resetting your box/router or whatever you use.

Could simply be your provider messing with the lines, it's not unusual. Dunno which timezone you are in (they do maintenence at certain times, normally), but maybe they struggle with a problem, and you are feeling the results. That can also happen from time to time.

Trying out other source online games like you say you will now is also a good idea.
4ntech Apr 1, 2014 @ 9:18pm 
Yes I think Its me just tried another campaigm game all pings go up to 996 I have never had this problem with l4d2 before No problems with internet speed otherwise. Not sure what he could have done. but its screwed now.
Frostbite Apr 1, 2014 @ 9:51pm 
kids are tracking each game you go into and are just dosing the servers you are in
4ntech Apr 1, 2014 @ 10:19pm 
Still happens even if I put my profile to appear offlline
Last edited by 4ntech; Apr 1, 2014 @ 10:19pm
Jolyne↖ Apr 1, 2014 @ 10:50pm 
You're being ddosed. And anyone decent can get your IP even if you put it offline. Unfortunately you're screwed till he gets bored.

I remember being able to get IPS through a game tracking website, that can get IPs even when your profile is private, for example. Valve servers have improved a lot though, you can't really ddos them as easily anymore using that crappy script kiddy program.

Not that I used it .
Last edited by Jolyne↖; Apr 1, 2014 @ 10:52pm
Jolyne↖ Apr 1, 2014 @ 10:54pm 
They can also get your IP through groups. You may want to check the groups you're in for the player that was giving you a hard time, or quitting some groups. Another way they can get your ip is your friends list.
Frostbite Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:00pm 
Originally posted by 4N TECH:
Still happens even if I put my profile to appear offlline
Doesnt matter, can still find you through some crap like gametracker
4ntech Apr 2, 2014 @ 6:29am 
What is Ddosed and what is it doing to my game? and Is this somthing that steam can help me with?

Is this somthing that he has to do every day to keep happening. I mean if he forgets to stop this will it just continue? What nim asking is does he have to be at his computer to do this,
Last edited by 4ntech; Apr 2, 2014 @ 9:58am
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=162539301 ^^^^ this looks interesting

Try changing your name. There are ways to change your IP address possibly. What ISP do you have?

Maybe you already did, but make sure to report whoever threat/harass you. That is grounds for a ban. Not that they will necessarily. It's worth trying though. Make sure to report the DDOS thing too.
Last edited by NoSavy¯\_(ツ)_/¯; Apr 2, 2014 @ 9:48am
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