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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 6 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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AlecMashun May 29 2015, 10:56am says:

How do I open ports?

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Guest May 5 2015, 1:41pm says:

does this game simulate a real hacking?

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Orann Creator
Orann May 6 2015, 5:24am replied:


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1337h4cx0r Feb 6 2015, 6:05am says:

Suprisingly the boatmail.com host works too! I like when programmers look into small details!

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weedrow Sep 17 2014, 3:44pm says:

Hi Orann. I've played your game since a while now and i decided to play it again to see what's new. It was really a fun game and enjoyed it as much as playing uplike, maybe more. Yet i had some trouble lately.

The game launch, everything seems to work except for my own terminal (the green one node). In the tuto, we have to connect to our own terminal and erase some sort of programs if I remember well. But my terminal don't work at all
I can't see nor IP neither name of my terminal and when I try to connect to my terminal the game crash. Everything else seems to work, i can scan, connect to other computer, crack them ... I can't see why ...

I tried every version, from v1.1 to v1.23 and the game crash for all versions. The strange thing is that the game acted normally some years ago. I was on windows Xp the first time I played and now I’m on windows 7 … But I don’t think there is a problem with this. I’ve also tried with the installer and non-installer version, same problem.

So, hope you can help me, and by the way, it was a very good game !

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Luminosis Jun 16 2014, 8:29am says:

youve probably already thought about this.

reputation points added to either white hat alignment or black hat alignment based on which jobs you choose to complete. and instead of showing your reputation points on the UI (windows doesnt have a reputation point display, does it?) you can check your reputation on some sort of hacker forum where people post things about you.

thats my two cents at this time. haha. great work so far!

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Orann Mar 27 2014, 10:20am replied:

Strange - does it give you an error? Did you download it raw or with the installer?

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Orann Mar 29 2014, 2:56pm replied:

Hmm, you might me missing the PreReqs - the installer's there to do that for you, but if you just picked it up raw you might have missed some unluckily.

Try installing the prereqs - these 2:



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Awesome game

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