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Postby Trust » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:10 pm

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Postby Deepsmeg » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:42 am

Indeed it is!
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Postby War1ock » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:50 am

Are gettin all the buggers that dont have licences to sell Uplink:Hacker Elite? :twisted:
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Postby code_breaker1521 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:39 pm

are all these link legal? or some are illegal..... i was just thinking cause ma nieghbor he do have a KeyGen and i dunno where did he get it.......
if only i could take a picture of it.... so you might see it.........
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Postby Phelanpt » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:28 pm

Most of them are probably illegal, or people wouldn't post them here.
KeyGens are definitely illegal.
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Postby tynan » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:37 pm

Where I work at Fry's Electronics, we did sell Uplink (both Mac and Windows versions boxed) for a short time. Then we stopped for no apparent reason. Is it because we did not get a license for retail?
Also, I read somewhere here that this game has been out for almost 8 years? I find that hard to believe, since Ambrosia didn't distribute it until 2006 or so. They also distributed Darwinia around the same time i believe. Fry's carried both games at about the same time, and stopped at about the same time.
Another question: why do I not see any links to the Ambrosia website(s) anywhere on IV site?
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Postby Rkiver » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:53 pm

Uplink was released almost 8 years ago, and it was available on the mac fairly shortly afterwards.
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Postby Montyphy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:54 pm

tynan wrote:Where I work at Fry's Electronics, we did sell Uplink (both Mac and Windows versions boxed) for a short time. Then we stopped for no apparent reason. Is it because we did not get a license for retail?


Stores tend to only stock new releases or popular items on their shelves due to demand and limited space so it's likely the store stopped stocking Uplink in order to sell newer products. On another note, Fry's Electronics wouldn't need a licence from Introversion to sell boxed copies, the company producing and supplying copies to the stores is the one who would need the licence.

tynan wrote:Also, I read somewhere here that this game has been out for almost 8 years?


Uplink was released for Windows and Linux on October 1st 2001, over 8 years ago.

Remember to pay attention to the date of when posts were written. ;)

tynan wrote:I find that hard to believe, since Ambrosia didn't distribute it until 2006 or so.


Ambrosia has been distributing the Mac port of Uplink since May 27th 2003. Perhaps you're thinking of distribution via Steam which began August 23rd 2006.

tynan wrote:They also distributed Darwinia around the same time i believe.


Darwinia was released for Windows on March 4th 2005 and Ambrosia started distributing the Mac version on March 30th 2005.

tynan wrote:Another question: why do I not see any links to the Ambrosia website(s) anywhere on IV site?


You mustn't be looking very hard. If you go to the Introversion store, near the top (under the Introversion banner) is a link to Ambrosia (the image stating "Running Mac OS X? Click here!"). Also, if you look under support, there is a section for MacOS that links to Ambrosia. Finally, if you try to download the Mac demo version for any of Introversion's games there are links to Ambrosia (Uplink, Darwinia, Defcon, Multiwinia). Ambrosia are only responsible for porting and distributing the Mac versions, they aren't the creators of the games, so obviously their name isn't going to be plastered all over Introversion's homepage.
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Postby Rycr » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:29 am

I ran across Hacker Elite on the Gamestop website and figured I'd pass it on to you guys. Here's where I found it: http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?Product_ID=63256
They also incorrectly list Strategy First as Developer as well as Publisher, giving no credit to Introversion whatsoever.

By the way, Strategy First is still selling it for download from their site as well.
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Postby J0rd4n » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:23 pm

Sorry if I'm bumping this thread wrongly but uh... let's just keep this thread alive shall we?

BUMP.

I haven't found any sites that might have been illegial to buy from so I'll try find some aswell.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:38 pm

It's sticky. It's nice that you care, but there's no need to keep it alive if you don't have a real contribution.
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Postby alexanderpas » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:20 am

Seems like you can buy it from CNET: http://download.cnet.com/Uplink-Hacker- ... 71113.html
and GameStop seemt to have it in their catalog http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/Product ... t_id=63256
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Postby benpowerman » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:28 pm

thepiratebay.org the give it for free
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Postby mr_anonymous » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:11 pm

benpowerman wrote:thepiratebay.org the give it for free

Yeah... that isn't even remotely on topic. Several years ago, the company Strategy First was granted rights to sell Uplink in retail environments. Strategy First went bankrupt, stopped paying royalties to IV, and continued to sell the game. Thus if there are shops that are selling Uplink: Hacker Elite (the Strategy First version of the game), they are making money selling a game for which the producers of that game (i.e. IV) are not getting paid. In such a situation, IV have legal recourse.

The Pirate Bay, on the other hand, are not selling the game. They are making it possible for people to illegally download copies of the game at no cost. There is not much that IV can do about that.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:59 am

bert_the_turtle wrote:It's sticky. It's nice that you care, but there's no need to keep it alive if you don't have a real contribution.

Oops.
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