Am I right in thinking I DON'T NEED the black code card?

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Am I right in thinking I DON'T NEED the black code card?

Postby Thinpaddy » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:42 pm

I bought Uplink from IV last week, and downloaded the game immediately to start playing the full version. Now the CD has arrived in the post, along with the black card (which is mysteriously OUTSIDE the CD shrinkwrapping). Having trawled endless posts on this forum from folk whining about having lost their cards, I'm mystified: I've bought the game, downloaded it, and it plays fine. When will I ever need this card? Or, for that matter, the CD?

EDIT: I do realise the whole thing is likely to be some highly amusing hacker-chic joke, natch.
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Re: Am I right in thinking I DON'T NEED the black code card?

Postby Mr. Roboto » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:00 am

Thinpaddy wrote:... When will I ever need this card? Or, for that matter, the CD?

EDIT: I do realise the whole thing is likely to be some highly amusing hacker-chic joke, natch.

You will need that card whenever you need to create a new agent, or when you nuke your gateway.

The CD is a backup, in case you "loose" the download.

Don't think this is a joke. If it is, I don't get it. :? But I'm not a hacker.
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Postby ShadowFox37 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:08 am

The joke here is that you can't photocopy it, scan it, photograph it, w/e. So I've heard anyway. Sounds cool. I'ma find mine somewhere and do that (I transcribed the whole thing to a word document)...
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Re: Am I right in thinking I DON'T NEED the black code card?

Postby Thinpaddy » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:28 am

Mr. Roboto wrote:You will need that card whenever you need to create a new agent, or when you nuke your gateway.

But I've already created a new "Test" agent on the full game in addition to my main identity, and it never asked me for any kind of code.
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Postby Darksun » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:52 pm

The downloadable version from Introversion has the codecard screen removed. However, if you install the CD version (there's no point unless you reformat or something, once patched the CD version is exactly the same as the download version), you'll need the codecard to start each new agent.
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Postby Thinpaddy » Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:05 pm

...and in fact now I have a "Game Over" and need to start my 3rd agent, the codecard screen is back, thus rendering my whole query/thread resolved.
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Postby Raptor » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:38 pm

umm by any chance you are talking about the Z 00 code stuff when to make a new agent? well... i was searching for some uplink cool stuff and i seen all the codes on one of the sites.... nobody needs the card if you can find it on the web :wink: i didn't need it but ehh. i wanted mods and stuff and found it by accident. so ehh ever since my cat ate my card. (realy) i am using that code. (it's a square thing like a 10*10 multiplacation table for kids) and i am doing fine. i hope it's not iligal cause i just blabed it all out
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Postby AntiPatik » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:22 pm

YES, you will be caught, by the International Anti Photocopy/Transcribed-to-word Keycode-users Association :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: RUN, WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
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Postby Atomidynamo » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:45 pm

hey, once i lost my codecard and forgot to back up my usr file. so i typed in 00...and guess wat? it worked! i checked later to see if that was the rite one (when i found my card again, of course)...and it wasnt!
just a hacker elite glitch, or has this happened to anyone else?
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Postby koPL » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:37 am

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black code card....


ehhh


used google/yahoo nooby
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Postby Rkiver » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:40 am

Why did you bump a near two year old topic?
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Postby xyzyxx » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:32 pm

Is that the real code card? It needs to be removed from the thread.
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Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:51 pm

It's funny because it's hosted on uplink.co.uk.
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Postby CyberGenesis » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:26 am

I just pulled out my card: Yeah you probably should drop the link from the thread o.O
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Postby alexanderpas » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:56 pm

READ THE FAQ!!!
http://www.introversion.co.uk/uplink/faq-general.html
What is the Code Card and where can I get hold of it?

In a tribute to classic 80s video games, every boxed copy of Uplink is shipped with a black-on-black code card. This was never designed to prevent piracy and was there to remind you of the classic days of gaming. The code card text is available here.

Emphasis mine, links unaltered, Source: http://www.introversion.co.uk/uplink/faq-general.html

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