Originally Posted by Hueristic
PM a mod and get the robot.txt setup on our hosting gallery and find a way to stop screenies from being picked up.
Not crawling OCN won't solve anything...the images on our site are just what are being compared to the search index. If the images are already in the index, then it's too late.
I do think I have a decent and simple workaround though: flip the image. (E.g. in Microsoft Paint, select Image --> Flip/Rotate; then Flip Horizontal. You now have a mirror image of the screenshot.) I tried this with the screen of Elder Scrolls: Arena I posted a while back, which is a very
common screenshot, it was actually on the back of the box. TinEye found a zillion of the original screenshots, it found none
of the mirror image shots. If it can't find this extremely common screen after a horizontal flip, I think we can trust that a horizontal flip is sufficient to beat TinEye.
The downside is that text and numbers are obviously reversed, but I think that at least we can continue the game despite these minor irritations.
So...who was up, anyway?
Originally Posted by Flux
lol@ everybody crying about Tineye, its been around for ages and has been used to beat this game before. Stop stealing other peoples screen shots and it wont be a problem.
Mobygames and other websites make it easy to find screen shots just by guessing the console type and era.
Good job missing the point completely.
Tineye is new to most of us here, clearly. The fact that some people already know about it, and have been using it to cheat for a long time, does not validate their cheating. If you don't want to play the game correctly, then don't play the game at all.
Cheaters suck and should die. We should not have to jump through hoops to prevent cheaters from cheating and ruining the game. If you disagree, you are wrong.