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Sony Online Entertainment has warned players that any kind of modding in PlanetSide 2 will be met with a ban, no matter how little it may be.

The developer warned that UI mods, data mods, and even DirectX mods will be treated equally and all will result in a ban. This allows SOE to close any loops that could potentially lead to cheating. “It is vital that you not run software which modifies the PlanetSide 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items,” said SOE.

“We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that PlanetSide 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.”

“There are some applications that modify the Windows or DirectX environment without changing the client. These may also result in suspensions unless we specifically exempt them and declare them OK to use,” it added. “The most simple guidance here is do not use third party programs which change the PlanetSide 2 gameplay in any way unless it has been specifically cleared by SOE.”

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Mod PlanetSide 2 in Any Way and You Will be Banned

Sony Online Entertainment has warned players that any kind of modding in Planetside 2 will be met with a ban, no matter how little it may be.

By Matthew Bennett | 11/28/2012 11:55 AM PT

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Sony Online Entertainment has warned players that any kind of modding in PlanetSide 2 will be met with a ban, no matter how little it may be.

The developer warned that UI mods, data mods, and even DirectX mods will be treated equally and all will result in a ban. This allows SOE to close any loops that could potentially lead to cheating. “It is vital that you not run software which modifies the PlanetSide 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items,” said SOE.

“We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that PlanetSide 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.”

“There are some applications that modify the Windows or DirectX environment without changing the client. These may also result in suspensions unless we specifically exempt them and declare them OK to use,” it added. “The most simple guidance here is do not use third party programs which change the PlanetSide 2 gameplay in any way unless it has been specifically cleared by SOE.”

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89