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Difference between Hacker Elite and Trust is a Weakness?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:53 am
by DarkestHour
What's the difference between the two versions of Uplink I'm seeing out there: Uplink: Hacker Elite and Trust is a Weakness? Thinking of buying the game, it's awsome!

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:52 am
by alphager
No difference; it's just the name.

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:08 am
by Deepsmeg
One's legal, the other's not!

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:17 am
by alphager
Aren't both strictly speaking legal (at least in the US), because Introversion can't cancel the contract ?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:54 am
by Darksun
The Hacker Elite version has been modified so that mods and patches don't work with it.

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:06 pm
by Montyphy
Wasn't "Trust is a Weakness" just a tag line and not actually part of the title? There was "Uplink" and then "Uplink: Hacker Elite", pretty sure this has been said many times.

Anyway, why doesn't the ID photo in this look familar? Did the SF version have additional ID photos or is it from a mod?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:13 pm
by xyzyxx
Well anyway, on with the real story.

"Trust is a Weakness" is the official version of the game, sold direct from Introversion. It can be shipped anywhere in the world or bought in shops in the UK.

"Hacker Elite" is a version distributed by Strategy First in the United States shops. At some point, SF ran into financial difficulties and stopped paying royalties to IV. The version is still sold in many forms, however. Some newer editions of this version have been modified to include Registration Codes (Unlock the full version from a demo version) and the modified versions do not work with Mods.


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Montyphy wrote:Wasn't "Trust is a Weakness" just a tag line and not actually part of the title? There was "Uplink" and then "Uplink: Hacker Elite", pretty sure this has been said many times.
You're right about that.
Montyphy wrote:Anyway, why doesn't the ID photo in this look familar? Did the SF version have additional ID photos or is it from a mod?
I think that's from the FBI mod.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:50 pm
by Toby
hi people

to be honest, i thought the two names were exactly the same game, and that uplink was called, uplink: hacker elite, trust is a weakness

thanx

i mean i agree actually with what montyphy put unless i didn't explain it

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:21 am
by DarkestHour
Alright, thanks for the help guys! I'll just buy the game direct from Introversion, I want them to get the money for it. It is by far one of the best games I've ever played! Can't wait to play the full version! =D