As announced on Uplink‘s Secondly, the first total conversion / mod for Uplink has been released. It’s called, simply, Uplink: The Mod downloads: @ themod.crazie.co.uk
Secondly, the first total conversion / mod for Uplink has been released. It’s called, simply, Uplink: The Mod downloads: @ themod.crazie.co.uk
Uplink: The Mod downloads: @ themod.crazie.co.uk
Introversion Software, developers of Uplink have
Version 1.31 of the commercial hacking game Uplink (screenshots) has been released. This version fixes the bug that caused LAN modems to crash the game and the problems that occured when loading custom Gateways and LANs.
Uplink 1.31 downloads: http://www.introversion.co.uk/uplink/otherfiles.html
Fixed theming DOS text files are now read in properly (this affected custom LANs and gateways) Save games are now stored in ~/.uplink Graphics backend is now OpenGL/SDL (previously used glut) Sound backend is now a patched SDL_mixer to allow playing of UNI files. (see SDL_mixer.patch for changes)
- new gameplay (much of it aimed at the Die Hard Uplink fans that we know exist)
- new addons that allow greater connectivity with other people also playing the game
- new theming options
- fixes long standing bugs
- puts the tools in the hands of the Mod community that will enable them to properly customize Uplink and add new content
Note that there are some audio issues with Uplink and information on resolving them are available in the audio section of the LG FAQ.
Uplink 1.2 patch download: linuxpatch1.2.tar.gz
Yet even with these shortcomings, Uplink is frequently enjoyable. When you’re sweating out the last seconds, trying to get the job done before your victim completes a trace, the design miscues don’t seem to matter. This is a game where you can get lost in the moment very easily.
The Uplink news page was updated this month describing an upcomingbeta patch that will add IRC functionality.
The main bug fixed is the “Log Deleter V4″ bug which has been reported on the forum.This was causing some save games to become corrupt after using that software tool.People who had this problem will find they can now load those save games without any problems.There are a couple of other minor problems fixed as well.
You can download a demo of Uplink here.
Uplink 1.01 Patch:
We’ve added Dungeons of Dredmor as a beat-the-average game to the Humble Introversion Bundle! If you’ve already purchased the Humble Introversion Bundle, check your download page to access it! Otherwise, you’ll have to pay more than the average price on the site in order to receive Dungeons of Dredmor (as well as Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe).
In addition, all Humble Introversion Bundle customers now have access to the source code for Darwinia, Multiwinia, DEFCON, and Uplink! Introversion has distributed their source code before by offering “developer editions” of their games — and they’re doing so on an unprecedented scale with the Humble Introversion Bundle. Not only do all purchasers get access to the source code for Darwinia, Multiwinia, DEFCON, and Uplink, but they also get access to developer forums and wikis exclusively for those interested in making cool modifications to the games.
Dungeons of Dredmor is a fresh yet faithful take on the “roguelike” genre, featuring deep character customization, turn-based gameplay, and unrelenting difficulty that makes each victory sweeter than the last. Dredmor’s randomly generated levels and huge roster of items, skills, and abilities make for a vastly replayable dungeon-crawling experience. If you’ve already purchased the bundle, the game should already be on your download page.
We’re used to seeing cool stuff from arrangements like this — after the first Humble Indie Bundle went open source, the intrepid developer and hacker FrozenCow patched the physics platformer Gish to include the ability to grow and shrink the protagonist, a neat update that demonstrated new gameplay possibilities.
There are only seven days left to pay what you want for the Humble Introversion Bundle: Darwinia, Multiwinia, DEFCON, and Uplink and beating the average gets you Dungeons of Dredmor, and the award-winning Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe as well! Support charity and DRM-free, cross-platform gaming by picking up the Humble Introversion Bundle today!
Be sure to pay what you want for Darwinia, Multiwinia, DEFCON, and Uplink — the complete catalog from the British indie studio, Introversion! If you beat the average price, you also receive Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe!
I’m pretty sure this is the first Linux release for Multiwinia, and all of the games are AWESOME, so go get it!
I had forgotten this, but Uplink was set in the year 2010:
This is a time when gateway computers would be able to handle as many as eight CPUs. Which is, um, pretty accurate. What’s slightly less accurate is Introversion’s optimism that by now they’d be running at 200GHz. I’d like me one of those 200Gig Octo-cores very much. I’m also not entirely clear what a Gq is, and therefore can’t figure out if 32Gq of RAM is good.
The article skillfully examines what made the gameplay compelling, and ultimately concludes that the game is still “properly great”. I need to revisit it myself, as I’ve played it off and on over the years without ever nearing the endgame.
The code is distributed via an online subversion repository, where you can not only access the vanilla sources, but also create your own branches to share with other developers. Purchase of this product also grants you access to the Darwinia and Multiwinia development forum and wiki, where you can discuss mods with other developers.
For those specifically interested in modding Multiwinia, we are running an entirely separate Metaserver for multiplayer testing. Each copy of the Soure Code includes five authentication keys, meaning you can code changes to Multiwinia and test with 4 players and still have a key spare.
Note: You will need Windows and Visual Studio 2008 to build the games. We have tested that the code compiles correctly on the PC, but you will need to put some effort in to compile for Mac / Linux. There is no Xbox code in this release.
This continues Introversion’s long term plan to eventually release the source code to all of its games, a process started with the Uplink Dev CD several years ago. We hope to continue doing this in the future!
I’m not sure it qualifies as “releasing your source code” if you charge for access to the Subversion repository. Interesting idea, though.
We’ll keep watch for interesting projects that utilize the source, such as a Multiwinia port.
Digital: A Love Story is a retro interactive tale experienced through a pseudo-simulation of a 1980’s computer system.
TIGSource has more to say:
Parallels can be drawn to Introversion’s Uplink but Digital is very much its own experience. While Uplink was driven by the game elements of upgrading your deck and breaking into systems in a cool cyberpunk-esque world, Digital keeps its focus on characters and storytelling and draws instead from the unglamorous nerdy reality of the pre-internet digital world. The tools at your disposals are primitive, but are interactive enough that it doesn’t just feel like passive story.
Download: [ scoutshonour.com ]