Earlier this month, a Finnish modder named Matti Hietanen presented a new version of the Cinematic Tools program, which allows gamers to control in-game cameras in Tom Clancy’s The Division in order to capture the most cinematic moments and make screenshots. Previously, he had already released similar modifications for 22 games, including Battlefield 1, Dark Souls III and Star Wars Battlefront II. But it was with The Division that the young man had problems.
“We found that you have repeatedly committed acts of suspicious activity from your account that contradict our rules. Please, take into account that we have taken the necessary measures to protect the gaming experience for other gamers, resulting in a permanent ban of your account. You will never be able to play Tom Clancy’s The Division again, “Ubisoft’s official appeal to Hietanen said.
And, again, in the anti-cheat system. Despite the fact that Cinematic Tools is in no way intended for a dishonest competitive game, it was built using the well-known utility Cheat Engine, which allows you to “dig” into the game files. As Matti himself assures, he used it to figure out how to incorporate into his program the function of changing day and night, as well as weather effects. He did not even expect that all applications based on the Cheat Engine are automatically detected by the system as banned. Changing the same in-game files contradicts the terms of the user agreement with Ubisoft, under which – usually without looking – put a “tick” gamers buying games from this company.
Since Hietanen was blocked by the anti-cheat system automatically and without parsing the situation by living people, he hopes that the ban can be removed. Matti has already appealed to Ubisoft for review of his case. While no one answered him.