Uplink is a "simulator of the cinematic depiction of computer hacking" developed and published by Introversion Software.

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Do long-distance relays delay traces more than short-distance relays?

If you bounce your connection between nodes that are geographically far apart instead of nodes that are close together, does that slow down active traces between them? If they do, then I should use ...
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What's the point of more than two gateway security systems?

In Uplink, the later gateways have space for 3-4 security systems, but there's only two security systems available (motion sensor and self destruct). Having both security systems is useful so you can ...
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How do I use the proxy bypass in uplink?

I have a proxy bypass (v.5) and have no idea how to use it. How can I use this tool and are there any gotchas relating to it's use?
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Didn't get Revelation due to insufficient free disk space, what to do now?

When I accepted the mission from ARC, I forgot to check my disk space - since I didn't have 4Gq of memory available, the copy of Revelation included with the email didn't download. Is there a way to ...
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Are you supposed to get mission rewards immediately?

I just started playing Uplink and I'm trying to do some missions. I did a level 2 mission where I have to copy a file and send it to the mission giver. I retrieved the file without getting caught. ...
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How Neuromancer rating affects events in Uplink?

In Uplink, Neuromancer rating shows, how "good" you are. It decreased by doing academic, social and criminal data hacking, for example. But I could never neither see nor get, how does it change the ...
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Can't log in with stolen bank accounts

I just accepted a ton of "our esteemed colleague wishes to make a donation" missions where I have to steal a bank account and make a money transfer to another account. How can I perform these ...
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Uplink: Hacker Elite gateway upgrade problem

I've seen a few similar posts, but never a definitive answer on how to fix this. When I buy a new gateway, I never actually receive it. I get the "wait 24 hours" email, then I get the "your gateway is ...
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Log files lead me to nowhere

It is a common job to accept that requires you to find the person responsible in hacking their system at a specified time by traversing through each log files in every computer the hacker connected. ...
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Is there a faster way to copy lots of files?

I'm doing some of the "steal a database" missions and it is painfully slow copying individual files one by one. Is there a way to copy all the files at once?
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Does bouncing my connection through personal computers or phones prevent detection?

Since you can't connect to personal computers and phone numbers and look at their logs does that mean after bouncing through them I wouldn't be able to be traced?
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How can I connect to the Isolation bridge on a network protected by a lock?

How can I bypass through those locks? I a currently stuck on this mission, am I missing something? What supposedly I should do with those locks also with those two on top on the right side that is ...
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How do you get the person responsible for hacking inside a LAN?

I already bought the LAN Viewer and most of the tools associated with LAN. So I was able to enter the LAN, did a spoof then scan. What now? I can't seem to get passed by it's security. There are ...
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Is Revelation a good substitute for a self-destruct device?

Over the course of the game, you get access to a virus called Revelation that can be used to destroy target systems (or rather to disable them for a while). Should you ever be traced and have the ...
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How can I keep a sysadmin on a short path from finding me?

I have a mission that requires me to copy 90 Gqs of data from a server on a LAN. The server is behind a dial-up poxy, and only by a few hops. The shortest path to the server goes: MODEM -> LOCK ...
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Is there any way to know how I got caught?

Perhaps the most annoying part about Uplink, is when you think you've gotten away with something but you really haven't. A couple in-game days later or so, you suddenly find your Gateway shut down ...
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How do I get the storyline missions to start?

According to the guide at ModLink: When I got the first message, I initially disregarded it. I left it sitting in my Inbox, and went to take care of the other missions I had queued first. After I ...
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From where do passive traces start in Uplink?

Similar to my previous question about passive traces, I'm wondering from where a passive trace starts; from as close as the active trace reached, or starting at the target server. For instance, the ...
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When does passive trace start in Uplink?

In Uplink, I've heard that banks have the fastest passive trace times in the game; but if you have proxy bypass and monitor bypass, the active trace never starts. Do passive traces start from when the ...
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How do I get admin access?

As the title states, I'm wondering if someone could give me an in-depth description of how to gain admin access to servers.
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How many IPs would be considered too many?

Alright, so, I've recently started playing Uplink. Perhaps you've heard of it? Little gem of an indie game in which you play a hacker. I'm wondering how I've overlooked this title for so long! That ...
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How do you change your account password in Uplink?

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 ...
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Is there ever a reason to have multiple bank accounts?

I always just use one bank account for everything, and I haven't noticed any problems. What good can multiple bank accounts be?
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Should I avoid connecting to my false account when robbing a bank?

When I try to rob a bank, I usually use a false account where I transfer the "generous donation". I create it in the same bank as the bank I rob to avoid IP concerns etc... However, I usually connect ...
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How do I find rich people in Uplink?

In my current game of Uplink, my uplink rating went up pretty fast, and I end up rather behind in terms of money. I'm #1 and I can't even afford the HUD_LANView... I'm also trying to keep my ...
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deleting logs in uplink

Is going to the console and then "cd log" followed by "delete", different from using the log deleter on each entry?
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How do I make money quickly in Uplink?

What are some ways of making quick money, ( stealing from banks is too dangerous ) Can I make money using the stock market?
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Is the name of the Uplink corporation administrator discoverable?

Normally, in the game Uplink, when I want to hack into a corporate bank I have to look up the administrator name on the Public Access Server of the corporation, so I can phone him and obtain a voice ...
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How does one complete “over-qualified employee” missions in Uplink?

I've always been interested in Uplink, so I bought it earlier this week. But now I'm stuck on one of the missions that has been appearing since I reached the "Confident" rank: it's asking me to prove ...