I read that Steam's VAC can detect a cheat in a saved game and weeks later that game can be banned?
Is there any way I can apply your trainers in a fashion to feel safe to avoid getting a game banned?
Still VAC in-good-standing. I don't take any special precautions at all regarding any other Steam games, because honestly Valve has a long, long history of not caring what you do with the games so long as you're buying them through Steam. Hence the gigantic mod communities that are tolerated for various games, and then turned into the Steam Workshop - there's a cheat mod or 100 of them for every Steam Workshop game out there
If you want to be as safe as possible, then, yeah, run your games in offline mode. If you just want to be NOT DUMB, don't try to use your single player trainer for a multiplayer, VAC protected instance of the game, for cryin' out loud. And if you don't feel comfortable using the trainers, well, don't let the door hit you too hard...
[Edited by Ratsneve, 4/30/2014 11:30:08 AM]
The only way is to play in offline mode. Also you know that there is risks when you are using a trainer or 3rd party program cheat with.
Same here, cutie pie. I never go into offline mode and I have yet to find a multiplayer I can stand for more than 10 minutes. In effect, I only play single player. Never had an issue. So no grumpy cat face here when it comes to VAC. Hell I don't even know what VAC is.
Contrary to standard trainer instructions if a game/trainer allows it is there any unforeseen problem launching the trainer _after_ launching the game and offline?