The first link in the first post is live, and it is version 1.3 (latest).
Hey Natso, glad to see you're still around. Galactic Hacker is one of the few finished GM games that I played years ago and enjoyed considerably.
Unfortunately this thread has been plagued by link rot.
Oh I won't deny there was plenty of influence from Uplink (great game). My own memory is horrible though, and I know it was bad back then too. I had completed Uplink before releasing GH... but I do also know that GH2 was the first time I had started from scratch trying to imitate Uplink... (it was very easy to tell, if you had ever seen the GH2 beta) It was going pretty good, too, but GM wasn't powerful enough at the time. Heck, I was pushing GM4 to its limits with GH1 (windows are only drawn once, at which point they're saved as sprites. Text-draw functions were slow back then).
Also denying that this is a clone of the game "Uplink: Hacker Elite," is a joke. Screenshots on the internet of that game look virtually indentical to GH haha,
even down to using the same in-game currency and names of in-game programs (eg "Trace Tracker" haha)
Credits are the best futuristic currency ever, btw.
1, 1.2, 1.2e/1.3 were all released without adware. Early on I was scouted out, which ended up adding the adware to version 1. 1.2 was fixed up quite a bit, and 1.2e was going to support patches. As I mentioned earlier, the latest version is available at the first link in the first post, etc, etc... And theres no reason to play the older versions. Nothing was ever removed (afaik) except the green color scheme (which only got complaints). The heavy Blue theme got complaints too, but it got less...
Now from where I am, it seems that there were numerous different versions:
Many GH beta Versions
A Version 1 (this version SEEMS to have included adware, at least initially)
A "Version 1.2" (The main one for a long time. May have had a bug that prevented the game being finished)
And the current version "Version 1.2 Enhanced" (from unfinished source for 1.3)
IF ANYBODY STILL HAS ANY OF THE OLDER VERSIONS ABOVE, PLEASE POST THEM It's sad that the old versions are gone. We should really have a backup.
(Then there is Galactic Hacker 2, which I'm pretty sure I played a beta version of. But If I remeber correctly it wasn't as good as the first.)
Unlikely to happen at this point. For a long time I was hoping to make a really fast-paced multiplayer GH game... never found a good platform to code it on.
You should seriously consider the remake, maybe even do it on an iOS system. The interface will need to be reimagined - not many computers look like GH nowadays haha
Nice find! And I don't mind at all, archiving is great.
I found version 1.0. I hope Natso doesn't mind. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1PR9T75K
You're cool too, man! I wonder how long I've been unsubscribed from this topic... Thanks for the PM!
This description is misleading, it's actually 7 years, not 6.
I've cleaned up the front topic, I'll move all the junk I want to archive into this post.
http://www.geocities...ticHackerV1.zip Download Here! at this link
Wow, 6 years old. I might consider updating and making a version for the old fans... or remaking GH entirely. I do web coding now, perhaps an internet version of Galactic Hacker 1.x would be interesting? Probably not (haha). Anyways, the download links in this topic have once again become obsolete (back when geocities turned un-free).
Six years old.
Anyways, I have found a prototype copy of GH1.3. I realize the title screen still says 1.2. I do not know what was updated for .3, and I do not know if the update was complete, but I'm fairly certain it should be completely functional and playable as-is.
If you check out this game, please reply to the topic or drop me an email! It is great to see people still enjoying the first real game I ever made.
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