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Game Giveaway of the day — Hacker Evolution

Play the role of Brian Spencer, a former intelligence agent, against a complex enemy created by an artificial intelligence. You play the role of a former intelligence agent, specializing in computer security. When a chain of events sets off worldwide, leaving critical service disabled, you assume the role a computer hacker to find out what happened and attempt to stop it.
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User rating: 528 (89%) 62 (11%) 212 comments

Hacker Evolution was available as a giveaway on May 12, 2007!

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Play the role of Brian Spencer, a former intelligence agent, against a complex enemy created by an artificial intelligence.

You play the role of a former intelligence agent, specializing in computer security. When a chain of events sets off worldwide, leaving critical service disabled, you assume the role a computer hacker to find out what happened and attempt to stop it. When a stock market, a central bank, satellite uplink and transoceanic fiber optics links crash, you know this is more then a simple event. Something big is behind all this, and you have to figure out what is it.

You hack into computers, look for exploits and information, steal money to buy hardware upgrades in an attempt to put all the pieces of a big puzzle, together.

Set in a virtual operating system environment, the game is packed with all the features required to bring the hacker feeling and experience to every gamer.

The concept behind Hacker Evolution is to create a game that challenges the gamer’s intelligence, attention and focus, creating a captivating mind game. Solve puzzles, examine code and bits of information, to help you achieve your objectives.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.exosyphen.com/

File Size:

75.5 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#212

i missed this DL by an entire year!
[see above date: May 12, 2008]

for the curious regarding what happened, the TimePOrt software only
reads "code"...hell....i can't read code...
now let's go back to May 12, 2007 and save this damn world!

Reply   |   Comment by Jay Allan Helgeson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#211

i just hacked a time portal keyGram. Todays date is December 29, 2008.
I came here yesterday [May 12, 2008] and DL this sweet game. Time travel is the ultimate hack. lol heheheh

actually just reading for the first time all the post regarding the Hacker Evo. series. i luv these games.
THANX ROBERT M. and GGOTD !


Goodnight and Happy New Year 2009

Reply   |   Comment by Jay Allan Helgeson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#210

the hacker evolution is so awesome!!!

Reply   |   Comment by marcelo  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#209

I can't believe I missed this giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by weasel C.  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#208

206: use the auto-complete.. start typing the command (or hostname) then press TAB, and it will complete it for you. If you don't get the command or hostname you want, press TAB until you see it.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#207

Remember to "cat filename.ext" every file you come across, they might contain new links to scan (and get money)... remember to stick to the objective and not go too astray, especially in the later levels when money is a big issue. This game was fun, not too hard to beat (the maze one had me stumped for an hour or so). Upgrade when you have cash to spare (3GHz total CPU and Class 2 Firewall can break 1024 bit encryption and 32 character passwords without any bounces) ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#206

i cant get underscore to work?! does anyone know how to fix this?

Reply   |   Comment by nic  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#205

i need the activation pls

Reply   |   Comment by david  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#204

this game is the apitimy of awesomeness it is so fun and addictive that i could pla it for days on end

Reply   |   Comment by Padfoot  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#203

I wonder how you can update hacker evolution to the latest version. I can't login to the user area! What's the email to get in?

Reply   |   Comment by c  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#202

I found www.fewgames.com and they give a 15% discount for Hacker Evolution. Check out their flash animation on the front page. Hope this helps:)

Reply   |   Comment by DiscountLover  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#201

im at level 9, or 10...the one with 16 servers maze and had to find 5 from dem...ive hacked into those 5 servers but last task dont seem to be completed..and its difficult like hell.

Reply   |   Comment by Shaheryaar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#200

its 1ov the most interesting games i've player.

Reply   |   Comment by Shaheryaar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#199

I like tomorrow this game be free on:21.5.07

Reply   |   Comment by marko  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#198

god... looks like a really good game, too bad i missed the chance...

Reply   |   Comment by japanese dude  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#197

Problems

level 1
-no explicit mention of the need to find and hack terminal-83
this means that although one may have done everything that is mentioned in the mission objectives and uploaded the right files...one isn't accepted as finishing unless one finds and hack the terminal-83

In the end I just started looking for a walkthru...which only exists for the tutorial level and the first level
I however figured it out by looking at the folder names in the game folder.

level 2
-glaring spelling mistakes in mission briefing
-descriptions of mission objectives 5 and 6 are the same
it is clear from the 'files' one finds what the idea is but still ... not good practice
-although the score,level of trace,money, upgrades get inherited from the previous level the progress one has done isn't. This means that time and time again one has to decrypt, crack, connect to some of the same locations over and over again. BUT locations of the previous mission may or may not be there to connect to, all depending if the creator found it necessary for the 'storyline' or not. Hardly realistic.

level 3
-that one can only use the tab key so as not to have to retype everything over and over again only after having typed it out manually for the first time in each level is silly and only looks as if it's set in the past instead of the future.
-I was doing fine but then I had to 'download' a file. This file has an underscore (transaction_manager). I'm using a Memorex QWERTY keyboard and although I can see the underscore being the shift & - I can't get it to work in the game. No matter what I try the closest I get is the minus sign. Trying all keys with and without modifier keys I simply was unable to produce an underscore symbol
Out of my experience with level 1 I know that there won't be a way around so that I can't finish the level

Level 4
-not being able to complete level 3 and simply have up


Putting customers (lucky for us here at GGAOTD we didn't have to pay) through a download of 75 MB of which 67 MB is the music (12 techno songs), 1.8 MB for the 20 sound effects and 2.8 MB for developer files (making personalized skins etc.) defies words let alone belief.

At the first glance the game looks promising but the storyline needs work, the interface needs work, the handling of input needs work, the visuals need work, the spelling needs work, the briefings need work, the programming needs serious work.

If it was possible to simulate a cursor realistically on a C-64 in '84, or on an Amiga in '89 (even while truly multi-tasking) then why is it so unrealistic in a game running on a machine with 1GB of Ram at a speed of 2Ghz?

For those that missed the game....don't fret about it...be glad you didn't waste your time on something that was done better 10 years ago.
To even think about asking for money for this is insulting. This is clearly made by someone who wanted to make something similar as the famous Uplink game but who doesn't have the skill for making something that even looks like a cheap looking knock-off and then expects to be paid for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian dude  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#196

good game but could not download full version

Reply   |   Comment by troy lonnen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#195

A much easier trainer is just to type "xmoney" during the game, that will grant you 10.000$ and reset your score to 0. (There are other cheats starting with x (i found it by accident by autocompleating "x"))

By the has anyone the level named End, I'm really stuck, and cant seem to get any further! (please help).

Reply   |   Comment by Jens  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#194

Here's sort of a trainer mode.
1.Open a windows explorer window (My computer,e tc)
2,Play the game till you pass level 1. The system will save your profile in nickname.profile in C:\Program Files\Hacker Evolution\he-savegames. (substitute the actual nickname you used for the profile name)
3. exit the level
4. Click on Load or Delete Profile. you should see your saved game.
5. Press Alt-Tab to switch out of the game and into the windows explorer window.
6.Open the nickname.profile file with notepad
7. Edit your money to any figure you want (150,00 :-)). It should be the 11th (eleventh) line from the top)
8. Save the file
9. Press Alt Tab to go back to your game. Your nickname.profile should still be there.
10. Click your nickname profile and continue the game with so much money to upgrade CPU, firewall, modems, killtrace.
11. remember this is just a trainer :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Angelo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#193

Great. Just great. I wish it downloaded though.

Reply   |   Comment by Hobo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#192

Another tip:

Here is an easy way to determine how many "bounces" (intermediate systems) you need to go through in order not to be traced:

PW Chars Bounces Bits Seconds
---------- --------- ------ -------
4 0 128 12
8 1 256 24
12 2 384 36
16 3 512 48

So for example, if you need to crack a 4 character password, you need 0 bounces (no intermediate systems). If you want to decrypt a 512-bit encryption, then you need 3 bounces, etc.

You can continue this table yourself, just keep incrementing the bounces by one, the PW chars by 4 and the bits by 128. The seconds increment by 12.

Note that upgrades may change these, for instance the Firewall doubles the amount of time you have to crack/decrypt for every level of upgrade, so after the first upgrade, to crack a 8 character password you would need 0 bounces, a 16 character PW would need 1 bounce.

Also, every time you do one of the things below, your trace level automatically increases, here is a chart of how much it increases:

crack 15%
decrypt 5%
scan 1%
exec 1%
login 1%

Note that if you do scan multiple times on the same system, it will add 1% each time, so it is better to left click on it on the map (after the initial scan), as this does not increase your trace level.

If you get fully traced, then the trace level goes up by 50% (ouch!) so it is best not to let this happen if possible.

If you know that you don't have enough bounces to crack/decrypt without being traced, then it is best to remove all bounces and just let yourself be traced while using 0 bounces, this way you don't waste any bounces (max 3 per system) yet you still will successfully decrypt/crack the system. Getting traced while you are using bounces (because you did not use/have enough bounces to remain untraced) is just a waste.

However if your trace level is >= 35% (crack) or >= 45% (decrypt), and you have no more money to buy killtrace, then you are out of luck (crack will add 15% + 50%, and decrypt 5% + 50%).

Note that there are also some saved game files in the he-developer/he-savegames.zip file, you can just unzip these in to the he-savegames folder and use them to start at any level with a set amount of money and trace value. I am not sure if it is possible to win the level when starting from one of these save files, but I would assume so.

Reply   |   Comment by Space  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#191

What a game! I love it. Thanks a lot, GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Casper  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#190

Is it the full game?

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#189

Hallo!
I'm download the game yesterday and I dont install it. Today is activated period over. What can I do?

Reply   |   Comment by Charly  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#188

Great game! Just as fun as the one from Stard*ck I know some people find these games repeditive, and there are a few variations of it, but I still like it and they did a wonderful job on this one! BRAVO!

Reply   |   Comment by Tc  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#187

GRRR!I can't pass lvl 1!Im age 10 and i can't get the conection.log
Oh well kool game anyway

Reply   |   Comment by Megaman Zero  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#186

heavy gutted man can't believe i missed it any1 no wher i can get full version for free ;)

Reply   |   Comment by garfield  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#185

download was fine, but i am unable to play.
when i start the game, it asks for the code. i enter "give..." and it says successfully activated. then the box reappears and tells me to active. hey, i just did it.
any idea?

Reply   |   Comment by gameboy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#184

This game is soooooooo cool. I'm playing it for around 2 hours now and there's not a single bug. Thanks GAOTD!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Yoyo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#183

Hey guys, if you get stuck on money, you can edit the money/trace values REALLY easily in tsearch. REALLY REALLY easily. No autohack or whatnot. Here's how to do it:

In tsearch, search your current money. It's 4 bytes. Use your money (as in killtrace) and search your money again. One result. Change it to whatever money you want. Do the exact thing with trace level. Though, it really kills the game to do this excessively, it's great to save yourself from starting over.

Reply   |   Comment by infection0  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#182

great game!

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#181

This game is great! Up to level 9, after playing it for hours on end. Not one glitch. Great GGAOTD. This is the first game that I have gotten from GGAOTD. Been real choosy. I really like games that have some resemblance to realism. Dont like arcade stuff at all. Loved a couple of the screensavers too, expecially the old clock.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#180

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't believe I missed this.

I wanted this so bad.

God I'm mad.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#179

hey ...kool game...in the 7th level they r telling abt downloadinf some file[tutorial]when i type trhe codes correctly they say inncorrect coomand..wht should i do???? :(

Reply   |   Comment by ron  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#178

P.S. Guess why I'm up this late... ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#177

This was a superb giveaway...it brought me back to my days of playing Uplink! Still working my way through it...excellent game. Just great! :D

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#176

I demand the lincensed copy I was promised I downloaded it and it said it was corupt and because of that I didn't get it now I demand that you hold up your end of the bargin.

Reply   |   Comment by TheCoolLeader  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#175

Looks good. It downloaded and installed easily even on Vista. I always read about 20 comments FIRST before I go to download so I know if there are quirks. I don't have to be first so easy is good. I spend enough time working out other people's computer problems so I don't need more on my computers.

As with every GGotD, if you don't read the readme.txt, you WILL have problems. You can't assume that you always do the activate first. A quick glance into the readme saves much frustration!

I'll say it again, read some comments before you download and make sure you do read the readme.txt and you'll have very few issues unless your computer is already messed up. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#174

спс, заибсо...........
аффтару зачёт....

Reply   |   Comment by jan_3v  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#173

DO NOT play this game. Being a real hacker, you have only one chance. In the game, you have infinite chance. Without enough information to hack in real life, I am almost certain that you will get caught.
The final reason why not play this game:

This game can kill more time than you think!

Reply   |   Comment by Player3  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#172

Downloaded fine, unzipped and activated fine. I tried to run it and it gives me an error. Just my luck it seems. Anyone have any idea what to do to fix it? I'm going to try uninstalling and reinstalling it but any other ideas are welcome.

Reply   |   Comment by tammy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#171

I downloaded, installed, activated and registered smoothly, but the game freezed right from the beginnining. There's no go, even no mouse pointer or right click. I tried to exit the game by pressing Esc button but there's nothing happen, nothing. Could someone tell me why and how to fix it? Thank you in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by lana  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#170

MANNN
THE BEST GAME THAT SOMEBODY MADE
MANNNN
RLZZ
;D

Reply   |   Comment by Felipe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#169

This game made me poot. it just slipped out in front of company. I couldnt have been a quiet one that didn't smell....It was really warm coming out and it made a squeaky kind of noise and OMG did it Stink! They were all laughing and gaging at my cruel bodily functions. After about 15 times of me asking them to stop....I bent over to let another one loose and little did i know that i was going to let out some runny bile. It was green and GROSS!! My dog did manage to get a lick in before i got washed up. Oh yeah, Loved the game.

Reply   |   Comment by JeFu  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#168

this is kind of scary i had used some of the basic concepts from this game and was able to hack my friends website. i think this game is fun though

Reply   |   Comment by C.J.  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#167

Maybe Vella forgot to enable graphics in his/her browser settings ;)

Reply   |   Comment by slave138  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#166

I am stuck at 89 % from the mirror link 1. Is there any thing wrong with it please do something. I have spent 5 hours to download it and i can't download it from scratch now.

Reply   |   Comment by chukandar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#165

Not as much fun as Uplink (mentioned earlier) but seems to be pretty decent. I've been having problems in the 3rd level because I can never find a money source, which leads me to my one complaint:

If you mess something up in an earlier level which makes it impossible to complete your current level (like coming in with too much trace level and no cash) you pretty much have to start over from the beginning. It would have been nice to have the option to go back to previous levels. Not a major problem in the earlier ones, but I can see this being very irritating after completing a number of levels.

Reply   |   Comment by slave138  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#164

wowsa Stephen sorry just saw your post so going there now thank you much!

Reply   |   Comment by Pamela  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#163

Hello,


In view of all the problems people are having downloading due to the size of the file it might no be a bad ide to post an md5 sum for the download. That way we can check if the download went well.
Cheers,


-Mario

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