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When I created my user account in Uplink, I misunderstood what it was for and actually used a password that I use for other accounts. When I started playing again, I noticed that password was visible in plaintext right at the login screen.

I've looked around the options menus, but found no way to change your account password. Is it impossible, or just well hidden?

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+1 I was probably going to ask this question in a few hours or so, coz the exact same thing happened to me. –  Mr Smooth Dec 28 '11 at 0:30
    
What Uplink build do you have? I just tested it and the password shows up as stars for me on the 'choose agent' screen. –  Steve V. Dec 28 '11 at 4:12
    
@SteveV. The password becomes visible whenever you log into your account then attempt to log into your employers' website. –  Dave McClelland Dec 28 '11 at 6:27
    
@DaveMcClelland - Ah, I see now –  Steve V. Dec 28 '11 at 7:11
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And this is another reason why password reuse is bad. –  John the Green Dec 28 '11 at 16:11
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After searching, I have found no way to change your password from anywhere within the game.

There are no external tools to change the password other than hexediting the actual save files.

For the moment, I'm going to say it's not worth your time to try and change it, especially if it's a valuable password. Just delete and start again.

By the way, Uplink doesn't delete your save files when you retire an agent, it merely moves them to a "deleted" directory, so if you're very concerned, you should delete them manually.

  • On Linux your save files are located in ~/.uplink/ as NAME.usr and NAME.tmp (replace NAME with your profile name, obviously).
  • On Windows they should be located in /Program Files/Uplink/User/ or something similar.
  • I don't know where they might be on Mac.
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mario-konrad.ch/index.php?page=14002 oh, it's redshirt 1 by the way –  Zommuter Dec 28 '11 at 9:59
    
@TobiasKienzler - See the official introversion changelog (introversion.co.uk/uplink/changes.txt) - Changed in version 1.49 : Saved games are now encoded in Redshirt 2. –  Steve V. Dec 29 '11 at 3:08
    
ah I see, in that case this thread linking to redshirt2.exe might do the trick –  Zommuter Dec 29 '11 at 8:08
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