A terminal-based hacking game, following the story of a recently deceased hacker Bit, whose death may not have been the accident the media reports. LAN Multiplayer allows you to go head to head hacking competitively, to compromise the other's computer first.

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7 comments by Orann on Nov 5th, 2013

Hacknet v1.23 (Current Version)

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Hacknet is back in full development - in fact is has been for a long time now! Lots of new features, new missions, new programs (new everything) are in. The story now splits into multiple paths, that are completely different. It's making development take a lot longer, but should improve the game significantly. The paths play quite differently - Hacknet watches your actions and you'll end up with a different game depending on what attitude you take towards things. It's exciting times!

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Hacknet v1.23

Hacknet v1.23

Mar 6, 2012 Full Version 7 comments

Patch 1.23 of Hacknet, fixing several issues that were reported, and some other bugs with save files.

Hacknet v1.22

Hacknet v1.22

Feb 26, 2012 Full Version 1 comment

Hacknet Version 1.22 Fixes many bugs, and adds some small features.

Hacknet v1.2

Hacknet v1.2

Feb 18, 2012 Full Version 1 comment

The Full Version 1.2 of Hacknet - fixed every reported bug, added saves and improved some terminal functions to be more like their *nix equivalents.

Hacknet v1.1

Hacknet v1.1

Jan 25, 2012 Full Version 3 comments

The full alpha version of Hacknet. This version has both single player and multiplayer options. Patch 1.1 - fixed many bugs of the initial release and...

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soad667 Feb 5 2012, 10:48pm says:

Wow, just finished the singleplayer and i really loved it. I had no problem with the executables, all worked fine for me. That goes for the tracer and the virus too.

One thing that kinda annoyed me is that you can't go back in a filesystem using a console command. Tried commands like "cd\", "cd..", "back", pressing backspace, anything that i could think of. If there is actually a way to do it, except clicking with the mouse, i guess i was too dumb to find it.

Another thing that i would like to do is remove specific files without having to write down the whole thing. You know, like writing "rm Se*" and delete all the files that start with "Se".

Also, some emails were longer than the available part of the screen and they were messing with the hud. Some scroll feature for them would be nice.

A similar problem with the above exists when writing huge commands, like having to delete a file with a large name. You couldn't see what you were writing, so if there was doubt you had to delete the command and write it again. Having the console below so it covers the entire screen could solve this issue.

Anyway, i wrote too much. Fact is that i liked this way too much and i really hope that you will continue developing it into a full polished title with more features etc.

Thanks for making it. Keep it up.

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Orann Creator
Orann Feb 7 2012, 12:07am replied:

Hey, thanks for the feedback!
You actually can go back a directory using "cd .." (you need the space there). I think it explains that in the tutorial too - I might try and make it a bit more clear.

It sounds like you were playing on a pretty small resolution - the game was designed to run optimally at 1280x800 - I'm guessing yours was a bit lower than that? I didn't really spend much tie optimizing for smaller (and in some cases, larger) screens - so i can do some work there.

I'm glad you liked it. Thanks!

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Delwynndwn Feb 6 2012, 9:28pm replied:

You can also use Tab to finish out a filename. Just start typing the beginning of a file, hit tab, and the rest of the name will be filled out for you as long as nothing else matches what you've typed so far.

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maxovitsj Feb 6 2012, 6:50am replied:

To go back: "cd .."

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soad667 Feb 6 2012, 7:46am replied:

Damn, so i was doing it wrong. Thanks for that, dude.

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Delwynndwn Feb 5 2012, 2:01pm says:

FTPBounce seems to be broken. When running on the appropriate port, it says it's the wrong port. Tried all other ports as well to no avail. This is of course after bypassing any proxies. As soon as I get it, I'm not able to do a thing with it.

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AutomaticFrenzy Feb 5 2012, 5:01pm replied:

Same thing for me. It works in multiplayer though

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Orann Creator
Orann Feb 6 2012, 8:18am replied:

Hmm, that's incredibly weird. I just tested it myself and I cant see anything wrong with it. Are you sure you were running it on the right port (21)?

Any more details you can give me would be a great help.

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Delwynndwn Feb 6 2012, 9:26pm replied:

Always supply the command with port 21. It's written as:
exe FTPBounce 21

Always gives me invalid port error in-game.

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Soif Feb 5 2012, 8:03am says:

The game is great but when I click on multiplayer I get the "has stopped working" error... Plus when I do alt-tab I get back to the main menu.
Of course I understand it's still in alpha :)

Keep up the good work!

PS : I'm on Windows 7 64-bit

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AutomaticFrenzy Feb 5 2012, 9:41pm replied:

A possible fix for multiplayer is going into the taskmanager while the game isn't running and finding "Hacknet.exe" and end the task

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Dazzito Feb 5 2012, 6:20am says:

I really enjoyed the game, i had to register just to post a comment. :D
One thing is that theres no save and somehow it kept crashing so i'm just gonna wait until you add a save option.

And for the multiplayer maybe you could make it a big chat room or something, would be awesome.

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