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The reason you may see posts from me with scores like 9999 is because people asked if stuff was possible so i let them know, "yeah this can be done, look" and showed them, that was also to help you on things to look out for. FtW420 sent me a pm some time ago and hes given me permission to post it now, asking for my opinion this is what he said
"I remember a while back you posted an impossible score with the text box (not the proper screenshot for the thread), & said that is was not a legit score to show that valley could be cheated.
Is that something possible to get in a thread approved screenshot or was it editing the file?"
after that i replied and told him i will look into the scores in question and the options. I then spent the time to see if a score can be edited that's when the 9999 scores appeared to show that it can be easily done, even posted a video of the 9999 score so you could see it was actually in valley and not photoshop.
he followed up with this
"Looking in the thread I see that trick does work for the proper screenshot. Can that score be made to say pretty much any number you want? I'm just trying to see if this was a trick someone could have used.
He done something there, if it was a legit tweak for hwbot (driver tweaked to hell & back) that he forgot to switch back, accidents & mistakes can happen.
If it was a full on cheat, those aren't mistakes or accidental."
So i was only doing it to show and help you guys catch people, you think i would spend all that time researching to get 9999 scores and show everyone them and expect to not have my score looked at? If i was going to purposely cheat i wouldn't have posted 9999 scores and let people see. That's the reason they were 9999 so it was obviously false.
As for the edited file in the tool, That leaded to my slightly higher than expected score. I created a valley benchmark tool that was up for debate on if to use it or not. I added a option in it to give a tiny increase to fps so people would be happy using the tool. This was when the poll was up and people didn't like it much and i just spent 200+ hours on it. I thought hey if i can give people a +1fps increase everyone would be stupid to not use the tool and it will be used. But i didn't want people to load the tool activate the fps booster and stop using the tool, so i coded it to reset every time you close it so if valley was ran without using the benchmark tool i made you wouldn't get the same as using my tool. And as far as i tested that was the case, but apperantly not. It seems that the settings don't reset and the only fix is a complete uninstall and removal of all the files, but i didn't know this and kept posting scores.
So im sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused for anyone and the problem since discovered has been fixed and corrected. So can we leave any negativity behind and move on as like FtW420 said mistakes can happen.