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Revision as of 18:31, 19 September 2021

Uplink: Hacker Elite
Uplink: Hacker Elite cover
Developers
Introversion Software
Linux Edward Rudd
Mac OS (Classic) Ambrosia Software
macOS (OS X) Ambrosia Software
Publishers
Europe, digital Introversion Software
North America Strategy First
Release dates
Windows October 1, 2001
Linux March 11, 2003
Mac OS (Classic) May 27, 2003
macOS (OS X) May 27, 2003
Uplink: Hacker Elite guide on StrategyWiki
Uplink: Hacker Elite on MobyGames
Uplink: Hacker Elite on Wikipedia

Key Points

Known also as Uplink: Trust is a Weakness.

General information

Introversion Forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
The retail version previously sold by the developer contains a code sheet printed in black text on a black background to deter scanning. According to the developer, this was never designed to prevent piracy and was there to remind you of the classic days of gaming. Regardless, the game does require that a valid code be entered from the sheet in order to play.
Windows
Linux
Developer website
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements

UplinkOS

A massive overhaul of Uplink's interface. Not only does it improve the aesthetics of the game, it also streamlines every aspect of the interface.
More modern and easy to use interface.
Adds better support for modern resolutions.

Uplink: Deep Blue

A fan made non-commercial modification aimed at giving players a game enhancement true to Uplink's unique original style.
Moderately polishes classic interface.
Enhances and expands selection of gateways and adds variety of company and personal names.
Extends soundtrack with hours of new music.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\users\options\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Uplink/options
Linux ~/.uplink/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\users\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Uplink/
Linux ~/.uplink/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Non-standard method used; Check "Network options" in the settings[1]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Text will be very small and can be hard to read at this resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Working using GameCompanion, but icons and fonts are cut off.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information

API

ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Received a universal binary in 2007.
Linux

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) RedHat Linux 6.2
Processor (CPU) 1.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. The Ultimate Uplink Guide
  2. Verified by User:SN4T14 on 12 May 2013