The method outlined below is the 100% effective in circumventing bans
This guide assumes no prior knowledge. Anyone can do it, including you!
This process takes roughly an hour start to finish.
Subsequent evasions after the initial setup take 5-10 minutes
>Firm belief that ban evasion is an inalienable and fundemental human right
>Basic familiarity with linux, or a willingness to learn.
>Extra HDD / SSD (optional)
This guide assumes that you are running windows. If this is not the case, skip to Step Three
>acquire "Rufus" from https://rufus.ie/
>find a linux distro, for this i am utilizing Kubuntu 19.10, I recommend using any flavor of ubuntu
>torrent the linux ISO
>use rufus to burn the ISO to your USB drive, keep all settings default and click "yes" to all prompts
>if you're on legacy hardware that doesn't support UEFI, you may have to burn the ISO in DD mode. this will force it to install in legacy mode
>when the ISO is burnt, proceed to step 2
>Power off your computer, open the case
>Unplug the SATA cable from every hard drive other than the target hard drive
>Disregard the above two steps if you plan on wiping windows
>Ensure the linux USB is still connected
>Start computer, navigate to BIOS and set the UEFI LINUX USB as the bootable device
>On most computers, this can be done by hitting either F10/F12 seconds after it powers up
If you're an AMD Chad like me, you'll likely boot right into the installation environment. Proceed to Step 3
If however you're on Intel/nVidia, you may have to do the following.
>On some nVidia cards, the noveau driver might not work right here. If it won't display on your screen, hilight "Install Ubuntu", hit "E", find the line that ends in "quiet splash ---" and add "nomodeset" after splash, it should then look something like "quiet splash nomodeset ---", hit F10 and proceed.
>Follow installation prompts
>I personally opt for the minimal option when installing
>Encryption, updates and drivers while installing are really all up to you
>When installation completes, restart and remove installation media
>Boot into your new OS and proceed to Step 4
>At this point, you have a fully working linux desktop
>You'll find that even a minimal Kubuntu desktop is highly usable
>Some neat packages you may wish to install: mpv, cmus, neofetch
AMD CPUs/GPUs work out of the box with any *buntu distro
Proceed to step 4 if you are an AMD Chad
>If you have an nVidia GPU / Intel CPU, you may wish to install their proprietary drivers
>This is totally optional. If you don't care about drivers, go to step 4
>"sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa"
>"sudo apt-get install mousepad"
>"sudo apt-get update"
>Now, open driver management and install the latest nvidia driver.
>To ensure your communist computer knows which driver to use on startup, do this
>"sudo mousepad /etc/default/grub"
now add "nvidia-drm.modeset=1" at the end of the line "quiet splash ---", it should now look like "quiet splash nvidia-drm.modeset=1 ---"
>save the document and close mousepad
>now run >"sudo update-grub", when that finishes >"sudo update-grub2"
>Reboot, proceed to step 4
>Now, for this step, we're going to set up a VPN.
>Before we get started, we're going to have to enter to following command
>"sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn"
Now we're able to utilize OpenVPN with KDE's network manager
>ProtonVPN has a pretty solid VPN, it's free and not that slow
>Make an account, download the .ovpn file for whichever country you want
>While you're here, feel free to make an email account. We'll use this for byond registration later
>Change the login credentials if you want, doesn't matter
>Go to the connection manager, add a VPN
>Import from file, select the .ovpn file we downloaded earlier
>Log into your shit. Username and password are located on your ProtonVPN account screen
>Authentication and authorization should be instant.
>At this point, feel free to google "where am i?" to verify connection
>Go ahead and turn your VPN off for now, we will be utilizing it later. It's not needed yet.
>Now we're going to set up lutris, as well as it's wine dependencies
>https://lutris.net/, set up an account
>"sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris"
>"sudo apt-get update"
>"sudo apt-get install lutris"
>As of right now, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS doesn't have a wine release. This is temporary.
>You don't really need all of the dependencies reccomended on the Lutris homepage, at least not for SS13. If you intend on using lutris for other games, you're gonna want the dependencies.
>As of April 24th 2020, 19.10's wine release will likely work on 20.04 This is a temporary measure until the wine devs add official 20.04 support. If you wish to use the old wine build, enter the following
>">sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 "
>">wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key"
>">sudo apt-key add winehq.key"
>">sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ eoan main'"
>">sudo apt-get update"
>">sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-staging"
>When the installation has finished successfully, move onto the next step
>Now that we have a VPN, Lutris, it's Wine dependencies, we can move onto the final step
>Ensure your VPN is on at this point.
>As of right now, there are something like 3 different install scripts
>I always go for the one that was updated the most recently
>let it do it's thing, it usually takes a few minutes
>when it finishes, open lutris and boot up byond
>If you're experiencing bugs or hang ups, go to the >Troubleshooting page now.
>Seriously, go to the troubleshooting page if it's broken. Chances are it's an easy fix.
>Once you're able to verify that byond is able to start up and you can interface with it, create a throwaway email
>If you don't care about this new CKey, feel free to utilize a service like guerillamail
>lol don't use the same ckey password as a banned account, the stickyban system checks the clientside hashed password
>Login to byond with that fresh new account.
>Subsequent evasions are super easy and take 5-10 minutes, here's what you'll have to do
>Install a second instance of byond or delete your old one via lutris
>You're able to have multiple instances of byond installed via lutris, they'll just exist in different wineprefixes in your ~/Games/ folder
>Acquire another VPN connection. It literally doesn't matter if the last digit of the IP is different, you'll still evade successfully.
>Acquire another email address, and use said email address to register (and confirm) a fresh byond account via their website.
>Ensure your fresh VPN is connected at this point
>Startup your fresh installation of byond and login to your newly verified account
>Congrats gamer, you have evaded a ban.