============= Gameplay Basics ==================
First, you have to registrate to uplink in order to create your own profile.You wll use this profile later to get connected to you personal gateway computer.
When you are connected to your gateway computer, basically you can perform several tasks by clicking on corresponding icon:
- Display Informations about your current gateway computer: its name, amount of CPU power installed (Ghz), Amount of memory storage (Gb), its bandwidth (Mb/s).Each gateway can be upgraded by installing more CPU Power, more memory devices and extra bandwidth.
- Display the contents of your gateway computer hardrive, and run/execute softwares.
- Display your banking status: You have a personal hidden account on International Bank,where your daily fee is transferred everyday at 00:00 o'clock, and where any payment is transferred too.You will later use these credits to buy new softwares/hardware.
- Open the worldmap : the worldMap window shows the whole world with all mainframes, banks and governement databases location,plus Uplink services.You can connect to any of these public/private servers from your gateway directly or through a bounce connection.
============== Security systems & Sofwares ======================
Most of the time you get connected to a server,you will have to deactivate some security systems:
Monitor : These softwares start to trace you back anytime you are making suspiscious actions on the password screen.use Monitor Bypass softwares to deactivate them.
Proxy : Use Proxy bypass softwares to deactivate them.
Firewall : Use Firewall Bypass softwares to deactivate them.
Elliptic Encryption Cypher : They main purpose is to encrypt the current connection between your gateway and the host. Use Decypher to deactivate them.
================== About Tracing ========================= =
When you connect to a public/private server, you're automatically traced back.
As a hacker working for Uplink, you must never be traced back completely, or your career is over.
Use Trace Tracker software to display in real time the traceback operation progress.
================== About Password screens ====================
Most of the systems require a password for logging.Unless you know this password, use Password Breaker software.
================= About Servers ==================
In this game, you have four (04) different types of servers:
- Banks : a customer account cannot be hacked using Password Breaker.You will have to know the customer's account number and his password.Once logged in, you can read financial details and perform money transfer to another account.
- Mainframes : They are public servers for sensible data storage, when you can perform illegal downloads.Most of them are just password protected, plus some security systems.
- Databases: They are highly protected systems and belong to the authorities.They hold records about people.You can modify records.
- Stores: They belong to Uplink. You can buy there new hardware/softwares.
=============== Requirements =====================
You need a sony PSP in Custom Firmware to run this homebrew game.
This homebrew was successfully tested on Fat & Slim PSP running under 5.50 GENB Custom Firmware.
Should be compatible on any M33 and GEN Custom Firmware.
=============== Installation ======================
Extract this archive at your Memory Stick Root.
=============== Commands =====================
Cross : select/click
Directional pad/ Joypad : moves cursor
All others specific commands are detailled in the game itself.
=============== Special Thanks ==============
Homemister for LuaPlayerHM
Fabrice Y. (for beta testing)
Diallo Bachir (for material support)
Geecko, Sabbator (for their support, beta testing and advises)