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Is this Hacking???

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What is the name of your state? IL, Tex

Okay here goes....We have an on line community that we play Counter Strike Source...We OWN our servers....They were bought and paid for by us...We pay a data center for the bandwidth....The servers are located in IL and Texas.....They are hosted by the same company...The servers are for the public to join.... No one is told to join or pay to join...they enter on their own accord....In order to admin the servers we use a plug-in called "Mani-Admin"....It lets us kick, ban, move, etc... very smoothly.... We can also change someone's name in game and also rebind their keys(movement, shooting, drop weapons, etc" Now this is the question that I have..... When we change their name, keys, and such this re-writes a "cfg" file on their computer....now those of us that run a "auto-cfg file" this doesn't matter....each time we start the game it loads our default setting and would erase any mod done....those that don't, have to goto options and change their key settings...This can be done in game or out of game...Now this is the ONLY file that can be accessed by any of us... It does nothing to harmful for say....But it does change their settings in the game.....It's not set in stone, but does change the "cfg file"
What I'm wondering is this "hacking"....
The way that I read Valve's user agreement (valve is the maker of the game) is that when you purchase the game you give a license to use the game, thus the cfg file belongs to Valve....

We recently had this question as to if we were breaking the law by doing this....

<CC>< GlobalWhat is the name of your state?What is the name of your state?

No, it's not hacking.

But you probably should have a disclaimer/user agreement that states something to the effect that you will be changing the config file and only the config file will be modified, no other changes will be made to your system, etc etc etc, and if they chose to use your servers they agree to these terms....You get the idea--

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