Everyone must try Uplink!

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  1. Pancake macrumors regular

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    I downloaded a game called Uplink from http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/uplink/ and it is awesome. I highly reccomend it. I can't stop playing it. Everyone should check it out. It is as addicting as it is gratifying.
     
  2. alset macrumors 65816

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    Wow. Ambrosia has come a long way. Screenshots look pretty impressive. I'm downloading.

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Dan
     
  3. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the notice. Looks cool! Both mirrors are down though. :-(
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I have tried playing it, I am stuck it seems.

    I am using the tutorial I buy version 2 of the track tracker and then there is no next button...wtf

    And when I try to hack there server I get tracked anyway, wtf is that!
     
  5. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    The tutorial isn't working correctly, it seems it's a bug as many ppl in the Ambrosia forums report the same problem. To hack the server, do not connect directly to it, bounce thorugh the other servers first. To do this, open the world map and click on the other servers first, and as your final bounce, the test server. Thendo the hack, you'll have around 40 secs to do the task.
     
  6. aethier macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded it when the demo was first realised.
    I beat the demo. It was Very fun. When you finaly get it to work, its great. the Tutorial happened to me too, you just quit the tutorial, and hack it on your own, thats what i did. And the more you progress, you should bounce around servers as much as possible.

    Aethier
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    bah!
    If only the tutorial told me how to bounce before the 'program' itself stopped!

    gah!
     
  8. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't.. get it..

    Where's the challange in all this? It does not seem to take any thinking at all. Am I missing something?
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Fine, tell me.
     
  10. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Hm.. it grew on me. Just paid my first shareware fee. Ever.
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I sorta asked for help...

    Can you tell me how to hack... lol, I am missing something after I get the trace tracker?
     
  12. Pancake thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bouncing Your Hack

    After you get the password-cracker and a trace tracker. Disconnect from the Uplink Internal Services Machine(I think that what's it called). Then click on the world map looking thing in the upper right of the screen. It should show little squares representing your Gateway, the Uplink International Bank, the intNIC(I think), the Uplink Internal Services, the Uplink Public Access server, and the Uplink Test server. It might also show other servers. Start connecting the dots with the last dot being the Uplink test machine. This means you are connected through all those others servers before the Test Machine. The more jumps between you and the machine you are hacking, the longer thier trace will take. After you connect make sure your Tract Tracker is running, you never rerally have to turn it off, and then open your password cracker and break your way in. Once in, copy the file and disconnect. Finally, hit the "reply" button in the mission email thing and attach the file you copied.

    Hope that is what you needed.
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Thanks I thought you can only connect to one server at a time, not bouncing your time.

    thankers.
     
  14. Pancake thread starter macrumors regular

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  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    ah, thanks.

    It seems like if you miss kill one mission then you can't win at all!

    I failed to do a mission because I need 20,000 for some HUD thing and I only got 9000!

    Damn!
    The stupid proxy thing needs this HUD device... arg!
     
  16. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

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    cool I loved the escape velocity games so I sure this one will be great to thanks for the link:D
     
  17. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Just speed up time until more missions you can do open up.

    You really are having a lot of trouble with this, aren't you? Think man, and RTFM.
     
  18. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ah, I never thought of that, thankers.

    And as for the acronym, I don't do well with those either... RTFM?
     
  19. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Read The "Fine" Manual ;)
     
  20. iJon macrumors 604

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    yeah this game is very fun. ive gone as far as i can go and i bought me a serial. does anybody know if registering this game phones home because i plan on putting this on all my macs so i can play whenever, i just dont want them to jump on me or ban my serial or something.

    iJon
     
  21. maradong macrumors 65816

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    hm, looks really cool. I ll try it. Thx for the info.
     
  22. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Email them and ask. As long as you do not run more than 1 at once you should be fine.
     
  23. iJon macrumors 604

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    haha people are saying where is the challenge. this game gets frickin hard. i was doing really good but i got fired, guess i missed a log to delete. its very fun and addicting.

    iJon
     
  24. Pancake thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are right iJon. I thought I was doing awesome, I had 19000 and a whole bunch of programs and suddenly I was busted by a company I hacked like 15 missions ago. It really threw me off. I've read the best way to avoid that is by always start your hacks by making InterNIC(whatever) the first link in you chain and then after every mission hack into it and delete the logs with a quality Log Deleter. Apparantly you only nee to delete the logs on the first computer you jump through to stay safe.
     
  25. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Always route though InterNIC and delete the logs with a 4.0 deleter and you'll be virtually impossible to trace via passive means.

    As for money, I have 3200000 now. I got admin access to a bank. As for how to do that without getting caught, I'll let you figure that out. :) It requires more than just stopping the passive trace. You have to cover all evidence of the money transfer as well.
     

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