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Add a public list of hashes for all game files and installers

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The most obvious reason to have a public list of hashes is to ensure downloads aren't corrupted. One easy way to do this is to post the hash for each game in a public list. Users can then compute their own hashes and check it against the list after each download to make sure their files haven't been corrupted. <br /> <br /> Some might point out that game installers check the integrity of their contents, but this isn't true of manuals, wallpapers, soundtracks, and any other content that might be included with a game. The checker built into the game could also be corrupted, since it is part of the downloaded file. Letting the user use their own third-party checker would be a more reliable way to guarantee the file is free of corruption. <br /> <br /> But why a public list? It has been suggested before that the hash should be shown to just the user: <a href="http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/add_hashes_to_the_files" class="light_un" target="_blank">http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/add_hashes_to_the_files</a> <br /> <br /> This would alleviate the problem of file corruption, but not of malicious and intentional corruption of the files. A hacker could tamper with the file while it is in transit, planting malware and disabling the checker built into the game installer, and the player would have no way of knowing this. <br /> <br /> If the player lives in a dictatorial regime, this is especially cause for concern. Perhaps Gog is forced by a court order or a government agency to plant malware into the game files to infect the player's machine. Or maybe they bypass Gog altogether and do it without Gog's knowledge. <br /> <br /> One way to know your file hasn't been tampered with is if a known hash matches one computed from the file you downloaded. This is why the list should be public. If it is tampered with, players will notice. <br /> <br /> Quite a few players have needed hashes for their games. Here are just a few examples: <br /> <a href="http://www.gog.com/forum/planescape_torment/correct_md5_hash" class="light_un" target="_blank"><br /> http://www.gog.com/forum/planescape_torment/correct_md5_hash</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/my_account_provide_checksums_eg_md5_sha1_etc_for_downloadable_files" class="light_un" target="_blank"><br /> http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/my_account_provide_checksums_eg_md5_sha1_etc_for_downloadable_files</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.gog.com/forum/temple_of_elemental_evil/hash_and_other_campaigns" class="light_un" target="_blank"><br /> http://www.gog.com/forum/temple_of_elemental_evil/hash_and_other_campaigns</a> <br /> <br /> Please add this feature for the protection of your players.

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I cautiously support publicly displayed hash algorithms as people could verify GOG games and extras downloaded from elsewhere, but hashes should at least be displayed for owners of a game.

Sep. 27, 2017
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