This really isn't anything serious but something I have been curious about and even though searching the forums I am unable to find a solid answer.
I live in the United States and found out about Uplink a few years ago and got really excited. Downloaded the Demo and decided to order the game through Introversion (or so I thought). I know I bought it before Darwinia came out cause I remember visiting the "coming soon" site and I might even have the bubble packing with the customs sticker on it somewhere (I thought it was cool as hell what they put on it lol).
Anyways its a full CD containing the Windows, Linux, and Mac version and only found out recently cause I just got a used Mac but I was running the Linux and Windows versions. Now if I remember what I have been reading in the forums corectly, ControBand coded the game for Mac, and Ambrosia Software just distributes it but as a download only and since ControBand went under there prolly won't be an official Mac patch out there past 1.31.
I have looked up and down on my case and in the files on the CD and nothing as far as either of those companies. Not one of their names mentioned anywhere and even file:///D:/help/mac/patch.htm redirects me to the http://www.introversion.co.uk/uplink/otherfiles.html
to get the latest patch. The only thing I can think of is somehow I ended up with possibly one of the North America versions released by Strategy First and exclusively distributed by Infogrames but even that doesn't make any sence cause it has the ELSPA "OK 3+" marking on it which unless I a mistaken is UK only and again No mention of any other company besides Introversion Software.
It lists full system reqs for Windows, Mac and Linux on the back and I even played the game fully on all systems and none of them are a demo version. I have full barcode listing and full packaging still even the "black on black" print you use to first enter in the "code" to get access to the game. I don't want to fill the forum with a picture unless needed but if you go to http://www.introversion.co.uk/roadmap.html
and look down at April 2002 thats basically how the front of my packaging looks except in the upper left-hand corner where it says "PC cd-rom" mine says "PC cd-rom" and right below it "For Windows, Linux, and Mac".
Like I said its not a big deal because I am really happy with the game but I am wondering what I got my hands on and if I somehow got my hands on a version that was improperly made (it looks authentic but people can do anythings with a little time and money) I would like to buy a full version from Interversion to support their hard work. Just wondered what is going on and I appologize if this has been posted somewhere or previously answered but when I get curious about something I just have to find out. lol If any pics or screenshots are needed just respond and let me know where to send them.