A couple of days ago, we informed you about a new anti-tamper tech that surfaced, called Valeroa. The first – and so far only – game that is using Valeroa is City Patrol: Police and in just two days crackers were able to crack the game and the anti-tamper tech.
As Valeroa’s developer claimed, the purpose of this new anti-tamper tech is to protect a game during its first days of release. And… well… it partially did manage to protect City Patrol: Police, though it appears to be not as effective as Denuvo is.
To its credit, Valeroa can be described as a more consumer-frinedly anti-tamper tech than Denuvo. It does not affect the performance of a game as only a handful of functions are protected by it, does not require you to have an internet connection, does not not continuously read or write to your hard-drive (so it will not damage them) and does not limit the number of daily installations or changes of hardware.
Now I don’t know if more developers will invest in this new anti-tamper tech or keep using Denuvo. I also don’t know whether the developers behind Valeroa will try and make it harder for crackers or hacking groups to crack their tech via new releases.
Still, this isn’t a really good start for Valeroa so it remains to be seen whether it will attract more developers/publishers or not!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”