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                             Uplink: Hacker Elite
                              Bank Hacking Guide
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                          Created by (]=-The@N-=[)
                               Arno Middelkoop

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Version 1.00:   - The submitted "Bank Hacking" Guide.
09-19-2004

Version 1.10:   - Added one hint at the "BANK'S ADMIN" Section.
09-20-2004      - I forgot to put the InterNIC question in the FAQ's, while
                  promised in the 4.0 section.

Version 1.30:   - Major breakthrough: you can hack a complete bank at once!
10-09-2004        See 5.4, I added a few FAQ's about it too, see 6.0.
                - And as I see now, the date of the 1.1 version has been
                  COMPLETELY WRONG. Changed that too.

Version 1.31:   - Corrected the Copyright section with its number, 1.4 -> 1.3.
11-13-2004

Version 1.40:   - ALL FAQs UPDATE. The introduction section has a big update,
04-03-2005        including and very important, the Copyright. Most FAQs also
                  have a lay-out upgrade.

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1.1                              FAQ Info
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My FAQ number:          5.
Version:                1.40.
Last update:            04-03-2005.
Lay-out type(*):        1.

*: The 2nd type also has In-Depth sections, besides general sections,
sub-sections and sub-sub-sections.

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1.2                             Introduction
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This is a FAQ of (]=-The@N-=[), known as TheaN on Gamefaqs messageboards.
My real name is Arno Middelkoop and I'm from the Netherlands. Look in the
Credits section on how to contact me for additional info, questions or
corrections, but DON'T mail me for flaming or insulting, because you'll and up
on my black list. That was my introduction, on to the subject of this FAQ:

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1.3                         Subject Introduction
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Uplink: Hacker Elite, an excellent and only game of Introversion. You live
your life as Hacker in 2010, where the whole world is based on computers.
This FAQ is about bank hacking. Anyone familliar to the game knows that
you need money to buy equipment. In this guide I will give step by step how
to infiltrate bankaccounts with much money and transfer it to your account
without being caught.  

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1.4                             Copyright
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This FAQ is created by me: Arno Middelkoop, aka TheaN. 

PERSONAL USE
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Feel free to modify for PERSONAL USE ONLY. This includes, and is pretty much
limited to, saving only sections you need onto your computer, copying/pasting
sections to print out for personal use. Once you are distributing it to sites,
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are breaking my Copyright.

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Email me to grant permission on your site. Although I'll keep an eye out for
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Email me if this FAQ is on one of the above sites or another one. BUT DON'T
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Introduction                                            1.0
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FAQ Info                                                1.1
Introduction                                            1.2
Subject Introduction                                    1.3
Copyright                                               1.4
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Requirements                                            3.0
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Critical                                                3.1
Optional                                                3.2
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Pre-Hacking                                             4.0
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Getting high account                                    4.1
        "High Transfer" mission                         4.1.1
        Hacking the bank's admin account                4.1.2
Create your own account                                 4.2
Safe user/Create connection                             4.3
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Transfer Money                                          5.0
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Internal and External Tracing                           5.1
Transfer + Delete statements + Delete routed log        5.2
Getting caught or not                                   5.3
Hacking complete bank at once                           5.4
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FAQ's                                                   6.0
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Credits                                                 7.0
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Name                            Version                         Money
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Connection HUD Analysis =       N/A                             $20000
Monitor Bypass =                5.0                             $25000
Proxy Bypass =                  5.0                             $20000
Password Breaker =              N/A                             $ 1500
Log Deleter =                   4.0                             $ 4000
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Total =                         N/A                             $70500

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You need these if you're planning to hack the bank's admin, instead of
using the Transfer Mission.

Name                            Version                         Money
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Decypher                        3.0                             $ 8000
Voice Analyser                  N/A                             $ 5000  
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Total =                         N/A                             $13000

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4.0                             Pre-Hacking
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VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:
From this point you will be confronted with long connection or single 
connections.

- Single connection:
I mentioned nothing about the connection, you can connect directly from
your IP to the target, no log deletion.

- Long connection:
This is from your account to InterNIC, through another 20 locations and 
finally towards the target. After the required hacking has been done,
delete your Logs at InterNIC, check the FAQ's (6.0) why this is 
InterNIC. I will write a long connection as:
BUALC: "by using a long connection"

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4.1                        Getting high account
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First you need to have an account which is worth the money. For this you've
two options:
- A mission called: "We need an experienced hacker to trace a high balance 
  transfer".
- Or hacking the bank's admin and check all the accounts on that bank.


4.1.1: TRANSFER MISSION

This is IMO the easiest way to get an account with much money, because you 
only have to hack password security. Go to the mission list and accept this 
kind of mission. Now:

1. Go to the account's bank listed in the mission, BUALC.
2. Use Monitor Bypass.
3. Now go to "Manage existing account", type the account number, hack the
   password.
4. Look at "Statement", from the last transfer, mail the IP and accountnr to
   yourself.
5. Delete Logs at InterNIC.
6. Go to the IP bank, BUALC (either use IP Lookup or just go past every bank, 
   8 in total).
7. Do the second and third step again, but now for this bank and account.
8. If you want, complete the mission by sending the name.
9. Accountnr. and password will still be active at target bank.
10.Delete Logs again.

4.1.2: THE BANK'S ADMIN

A more difficult way, which could result in mutiple high money accounts, or 
NONE!

1. Go to the public access server of the target bank, put the telephone 
   no. of the Administrator in your links.
2. Call him, use Voice Analyser.
3. Go to the target bank, BUALC.
4. Go to admin, monitor bypass.
5. Break password, use voice and decypher the code.
6. Put in a mail every accountnr. and password, send it.
7. Delete Logs at InterNIC.
8. Return to the bank, not BUALC.
9. Use every account, check their balance. 200000 or above will be enough.
10.Mail the accountnr. and password again. If there aren't any high 
   accounts, that's too bad.
11.One note here though, you should check their statements too. When they
   transfered a high amount, use that account and IP given.

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Go to the target bank, create your own. This makes the process a lot easier.
Now the last mail:
- Accountnr.
- Bank IP
- Amount (either use all, or the amount stated in the "Transfer mission" 
  to make it easier)
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Used THE BANK'S ADMIN, also put: 
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- Target accountnr.
- Target password.

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Backup your save:
- Outside the game, go to user, your name.
- Copy ALL 3 files to another directory, your name, options and debug file.
- Restart game.
Create BUALC connection to the target bank, save it.

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5.0                           Transfer Money
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Now for the real job. Chances that you're getting caught are high even if 
you're fast. To prepare enough, read every step before doing the transfer. 
This can be done one by one:

- Load the connection.
- Go to the target account.
- Go to "Transfer"
- Put in all that's needed (target bank IP, your accountnr and amount).
- Bypass Proxy and Monitor.
- Open the Log Deleter at most speed.

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You might want to ask yourself, why do I have to be so fast? Well that's
like this:
- Because of the Monitor Bypass, you don't have an Internal Trace. This
  is the one with the Trace Tracker.
- However, once you transfer, an External Trace will be started towards
  your account. The game will go from system to system inside your Long
  Connection, from Log to Log, until they find your account. The feds are
  send, and you're down.
That's the whole point behind it.

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5.2                     Transfer + Delete statements
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You'll be caught within a minute! Does this mean you've a minute? No, 
you've around 20 - 30 seconds to delete the statements and logs, because the
game found you within a minute, but the feds need to arrive :D.
The exact hacking:

- Transfer the money, press OK. If it failed will be clear once you want to
  delete your statement, you haven't any yet.
- Go to the statements, delete the most upper statement.
- Go to your account, delete the statement.
- Go to InterNIC, use password, open log deleter, delete the routed log.
- Disconnect.

Now use the "per minute time", the second in the menu above in your screen.

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This is a simple notification. If your screen goes black, you failed. You'll
be notified that you're account has been seized and you can't continue. Copy
your save. But, if you receive message, this will be from Uplink, you raised
about 6 Uplink levels! Congratulations, you hacked without fail. What is most
important for your caught: the statements. That gets us to the next and last
point.

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Huh??? That isn't possible! Yes, it is. For this you can best use the BANK'S
ADMIN trick. Get all accounts from a bank (mail them, password and account), 
create one of your own and connect BUALC to the bank and bypass systems. 
Now:
- Connect to first account.
- Look how much money, go to Transfer and fill it all in.
- Transfer, delete both statements.
- Connect to second account....
- So on....
- Transfer and delete statements from last account.
- Go to InterNIC and delete the single routed log.
If not yet, this will get you to either Techno-Mage or TERMINAL.

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Q: I'm getting caught every time.
A: The most known FAQ about this. You're just not fast enough, or doing a step 
   wrong. Both happen frequently, that is. By reading 5.3 and 5.4 you can see
   that the most dangerous "logs" are the statements. Transfer, go immediatly
   to statements and delete, do so at your account and if you're only hacking
   one account, delete routed log at InterNIC.

Q: Why should I use InterNIC? I always use the Uplink Test Machine.
A: Three reasons for and one against it:
   - InterNIC doesn't need the "admin" to be writtten in the
     Admin section.
   - The password is always the same with your user. But, when logged in on 
     another user it will be different. 
   - You're not traced internal AND external, so you can make a direct 
     connection.
   If you really want to use the Test Machine, this is why:
   - No matter what user, the password is always "Rosebud"

Q: What should I do with the money?
A: Buy yourself all equipment (best gateway etc.) and bying all software 
   (except for the disablers, you already have bypass).


Q: My game has no accounts with much money, I checked every bank. What shoud
   I do?
A: Too bad then, you can't do anything about it. You can still use the hacking 
   trick to gain experience, but no money. Not much that is.


Q: When I'm hacking all accounts on a bank, I just caught in the middle of 
   transferring. How is it possible?
A: This means you deleted one of your previous statements too late. No matter
   what you did (deleted routed log, etc.), you would always be caught.


Q: I hacked all accounts by using the "Hacking complete bank at once" trick.
   Will they return with money on it?
A: I cannot verify this completely. After going fast forward for at least a
   Month, only the Uplink Fees where payed. Most accounts I hacked gave -300,
   :D LOL. 
   One another obvious thing, all of the transfers occured, BEFORE you started
   your game. I don't think they return, maybe for the "Transfer Mission", but
   I doubt it.


Q: Can I use Disable instead of Bypass?
A: Of course it's possible. But, the chances are even more lower if you do that.
   Chances of succeeding will be too low. This because of two things:
   - You'll be traced inside the bank before Transfering.
   _ The External trace will begin faster.


Q: Isn't this cheating?
A: Not to me. It's a in-game based trick, which can be used to complete the game
   easier. If you don't want to use it and play the storyline without it, that's
   up to you. But then you shouldn't be reading this Guide.


Q: After a fail, how do I restore a save?
A: Copy the three files back to the users file and overwrite.


Q: Did you fail many times?
A: Yeah, and I still do. It just calls speed and good reflexes. Chances of 
   failing are the best they should be. High, but it's possible to succeed a 
   hacking attempt.
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7.0                               Credits
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- I thank Introversion for creating the game, and publishing it in Europe.

- I thank GameFAQs for posting.

If there are any questions, improvements, additional info or info I forgot, 
get in this list my mailing me at:

arnomiddelkoop_1@hotmail.com

Yours truly,
Arno "TheaN" Middelkoop