Let’s begin with stating a few crucial facts.
Fact #1, this game uses Easy Anti Cheat, which will scan any active processes (including the infamous Cheat Engine) and will prevent any game tampering in the running game memory. While there are ways to bypass EAC, it is not an easy task and even seasoned software developers will have trouble. Because of this, only mainstream games usually have hacks, as nobody in their right mind will waste weeks of work developing a hacking tool just for their amusement.
Fact #2, This game is server sided, which explains the hit scan weapons, and the impossibility of creating a hack such as “infinite health” without access to the server (and why also only the host in private matches is able to modify these settings)
Fact #3 This game uses an encrypted pak file, which essentially means the end user has limited or no access to the files inside the game
From another forum, but very informational for those who don’t understand the concept of a pak file
If you opened this looking for hacks then please leave this thread. This thread was created to give the average player a bit more understanding on what is exactly a .pak file.
Created By: Namek303
What is the .Pak file?
The .Pak file is the basic instructions that the client(1) uses to make it’s own decisions within the game. This file is needed to take a strain off the busy server(2).
I still don’t understand the concept of a .pak file.
Well we can explain the .pak file like this. Lets pretend you decide to move to a new home on the other side of town.
Only a moron will take each item in his house one at a time to his new home.
The average person puts it in a box to take to the house.
Well in this case the box is the .pak file and the items in your house is the contents inside the .pak file.
The reason most people can’t open the .pak file without a hex editor(3) is because the box is sealed and we need a way to open it. in this case a hex editor would be like cutting a small hole in the box and having limited access into what you can do with the items in the box.
But a decompiler(4) is like getting a knife and opening the box and laying out all your items on the floor so you can do as you see fit.
To recompile something you would need to find out what method they used to compile it in the first place so everything goes in smoothly. Followed by sealing the box(.pak file).
There is another version of a .pak file. It does not work the same as a pak file but the concept is the same. I am referring to a winzip file or a .rar file.
The only difference between a .pak file and a .rar file is that we can easily compile and decompile a .rar files since we have been given the tools.
Why can we only edit it with a hex editor?
Well the reason is because no one managed to release a compiler that works properly.
Also there would be issues if we try to recompile the files after we edit it.
If we make changes for example change a file something from ‘true’ to ‘false’ then notice that true only has 4 characters and false has 5 characters.
a simple change like that changes the file size and will lead to 2moons not working properly and it might not even start.
Is a .Pak compiler possible?
Yes! it is, but most people would not edit things properly and if they try to recompile, chances are 2moons will not accept that pak file anot give you some error when you start 2moons.
Can you provide an example of another form of compression type so that i can further under stand this?
Well a prime example of BAD compression is ipod games. if you actually get it and rename the extension from .ipg to .zip then you can extract all its contents. Thats another way of doing it. BUT sadly a method like this does not work for the .pak file.
You cannot alter game files in PHG, you cannot edit values on the RAM and even if you manage to piggy back the GPU in order to create wallhacks and aim-bots, EAC scans for suspicious overlays and more than likely will detect them.
Right now the only known cheats are exploits through the use of macros and screen scanning, which are not effective 100% of the time and are limited to two weapons, the grimtech and the netgun.
And no… you can’t create an aimbot using macros…