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Am I hosed? (Quite possibly very SPOILERISH)

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:01 am
by hastylumbago
OK, this is my first time really playing through Uplink. I'm not using any spoiler sites, (OK, just a little. I participated in one semi-spoily conversation here, and part of it involved skimming over the big spoily site, but I didn't actually spoil myself.) and I'm having a really good time of it.


(SPOILER BUFFERING INNITIATED...)













(SPOILER OVERFLOW. Yo, Mama. Core Dumped)

I've just broken into ARC, after I got an email from a dead guy, right?

poking around inside their log files, I notice an unknown user has copied something called Revelation. Obviously, this is our corpse. On top of this, there's a connection initiate with no disconnect log. Or maybe it was the other way around. It's been a week or two. So I start slowly following this path through a variety of hops, using the IP Probe, trying to make my way back to wherever this signal orginated.

At this point, I feel really, really clever. Then, about half an hour later, I feel like a total idiot.

See, I tend to use the same systems for my bounces over and over. Eventually, I get to a system where the entire log seems to consist of me bouncing signals from one specific system to another specific system, and nothing but.

So as far as tracing this signal, I think I'm entirely hosed. I think I may have to start the game over, if I want to figure out where that orginated. And so, I have three questions:

1) is it possible to push logs off the bottom of the stack of logs, thus making them irretrievable to the player?

2) If the above is possible, could this be used as an alternative to deleting logs? (I know it wouldn't be a very GOOD alternative)

3) Quite Simply This: Am I Hosed?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:13 pm
by alphager
1)no
2)no
3)no

Patience, my friend. Clear up your logs after attempting to use the dead-guy's password. Then do some more missions; you will be contacted within the next 48 hours.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:30 pm
by Akatosh
In non-spoileriffic words: It's like a trace a hacker mission, just at a high difficulty.

In spoilerastic (highlight to read):

|Well, the dead hacker could have used the Log Deleter version that overwrites (is that even a real word?) a log with a different log or the Log MODIFIER, couldn't he? There's a tool available that may help you... use it on EVERY log available, and if it changes, chances are our dead friend may have something to do with it.|

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:12 pm
by hastylumbago
Actually, I haven't done a trace hacker mission yet, mostly because I've noticed that when I do missions that target individuals, my Neuromancer rating gets worse, and fast.

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:24 am
by Akatosh
Yes, and they're quite a bit of work for the money. You should do some, anyway, to get practice.

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:01 pm
by PHREAK76
POINTLESS BUMP!

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:47 pm
by Rkiver
Indeed, pointless you are.