Demo 5.0.1 is once again live. You can find the current download link for it by clicking "Read more" at the bottom of this article. It should be noted also that an attempt to fix Riffman's chip dealing double damage seems to have broken it again. This will be updated in a later patch.
Apparently an issue with some players being able to save. Currently the download link has been removed. For those who downloaded and replaced the files from build 5.0.0 you can still find the old version on the download page on the site.
Demo Build 5.0.1 was live. For now, you can find it on this news post's "Read more" section along with the change log for the build.
It's come to our attention that there has been claims that our Demo 5 is spyware due to certain anti-cheating methods. This of course is false. While Demo 5.0.0 does contain anti-cheating measurements, none of them will harm the user, or their computer, in any way.
How it works is simple: When the game is not in focus, it will check whatever is currently in focus for an array of words relating to cheating in the Window Title only.
If it finds anything that triggers the system, it will crash the game with a random numbered layer message. Anyone with a background in computers/networking with an understanding of netstats or wireshark can check and confirm that it is only that. The only
time Demo 5.0.0 sends data anywhere is when battling online, however, as there is no middle-man server for multiplayer, the only data sent is between players and nowhere else.
We realize that the method for the anti-cheating was rather stupid and with poor communication a terrible mistake on our end, for which we are terribly sorry. Going forward with Demo 5.0.1 there will be just a simple sandboxed method of in-game values check to prevent simple cheating, in addition to a disclaimer in the download. Again, we are extremely sorry for this lack of transparency on our part.
We will be releasing a new demo version soon which will remove the aforementioned anti-cheating method, in addition to fixing a few bugs that had been reported previously.
For those curious, the change log for build 5.0.1 can be found by clicking "Read more." Read more