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bigalphillipsbigalphillips 28 Sep 2022 00:56
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Oldos Hacking

Hahaha, I did save exactly that…9 years ago. The links were broken in the first post of this thread but I fixed those now. Interesting to dig back into that system again.

Main website structure worked more-or-less like non-hacking choice encounters do now:
oldos_hacking1.png


If you try to "Elevate Privileges", you enter a combat fight with one or more hacking opponents. Similar to regular combat except instead of making chains of techniques (eg. 4-5-6-7), you had a total Memory which you could use on tools (eg. here I had 11 memory so could use any combinations of tools that add up to 11 or less - the blue numbers on the tools represent memory use).
oldos_hacking2.png

(Ignore the red text, that's just a script I was using to more easily spade alert values.)

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 28 Sep 2022 00:56
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 27 Sep 2022 17:48
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Oldos Hacking

Afraid I don't have any screenshots of what it used to look like, but essentially when you hacked into a system you got something that looked like a choice encounter. You'd have a number of options, one of which was generally Elevate Privileges. You could use that to enter net combat, and winning would unlock new choices from the base menu. And using those choices or doing stuff in net combat would raise the alert until you eventually got kicked off.

I think the results of some options could change depending on what software you had installed, but you just had to have it installed. Picking specific functions only came into play during the combat portion.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 27 Sep 2022 17:48
beesareinmyEYESbeesareinmyEYES 27 Sep 2022 06:28
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Oldos Hacking

Can anyone send me some screenshots of what oldos hacking used to look like? I joined after the transition to novos and I've always been curious, but unable to create an account to ask!

by beesareinmyEYESbeesareinmyEYES, 27 Sep 2022 06:28

Tested 20 combats with Crushing Punch, Dive For Cover, Improvisation, Power Strike, Leaping Dodge, and Dirty Trick. No results for any new techniques.

by beesareinmyEYESbeesareinmyEYES, 27 Sep 2022 06:01

Tested 20 combats with Crushing Punch, Dive For Cover, Improvisation, Power Strike, Leaping Dodge, and Dirty Trick. No results for any new techniques.

by beesareinmyEYESbeesareinmyEYES, 27 Sep 2022 05:42
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 25 Sep 2022 22:03
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » The White Worm

Looks like if you get a tie against the worm, it still sticks around for you to try fighting again, thankfully.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 25 Sep 2022 22:03
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 25 Sep 2022 03:10
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Ballistic Arm

I just realized how similar Ballistic Arm [4] and Reflexive Blade [2] are. Both from Cybercrafting, both enhanced following Punches, (better with appropriate cyberware, better following Melee or Punch with appropriate cyberare.) I want to set up a gang warfare battle where we face off with both techs.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 25 Sep 2022 03:10
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 21 Sep 2022 12:17
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Ballistic Arm

Great find and welcome to the wiki! It looks like the Ballistic Cybergun specifically needs to be used? I'm not getting anything for the integrated cybergun but got it first time with ballistic cybergun.

I can confirm your hypothesis that Crushing Punch is needed - didn't get anything with regular Punch.

EDIT: some samples:

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 21 Sep 2022 12:17
beesareinmyEYESbeesareinmyEYES 21 Sep 2022 05:06
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Ballistic Arm

Sorry for low quality page, this is my first submission.
I didn't test extensively but I'm fairly certain you gain this technique via Crushing Punch in combat.
If it's like the technique Cybergun you likely can't use Ballistic Arm in combat in order to receive it.

by beesareinmyEYESbeesareinmyEYES, 21 Sep 2022 05:06
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 18 Sep 2022 15:27
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Cut The Lights

A few rounds of combat data using Cut the Lights:

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 18 Sep 2022 15:27
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 14 Sep 2022 23:40
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Avatars

Got the Mafia avatar with the following:

Hat: glimmering HUD
Weapon: Metroplex slugger
Offhand: industrial heart
Shirt: black dress shirt
Pants: pressed slacks
Gadget: honorary Omega pin

Effects
Ocean Song (7)
Ocean Sight (10)
Expensive Smoke (16)
Burning Vision (131)
Bone Spikes (131)

Took full control of the Waterfront. I tried it with Expensive Smoke and not the equipment but wasn't getting it… but even after putting on the shirt and slacks it still took at least 10 shakedowns before I got it. So I think it's probably the Expensive Smoke effect, with RNG. Especially given how old the avatar ID turned out to be.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 14 Sep 2022 23:40
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 14 Sep 2022 03:31
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Avatars

I note both Mafia are smoking cigars - expensive smoke involved somehow?

EDIT, got it! From Shakedown (waterfront), with Expensive Smoke:

You shake down some of the crooked dock supervisors. It's a good workout and nets you a fair chunk of cred.

You gained 58 credits!

You've unlocked the Mafia Shakedown Avatar

You've earned 4 XP in Strength

I had
Forgiveness Sparked (11)
Expensive Smoke (11)
Gang Beatdown (29)
Hat: dashing hat
Weapon: personal nailbat
Offhand: church candle
Shirt: black dress shirt
Pants: pressed slacks
Gadget: TZR chipdeck
Techs: 4x Ghoul Bite, 4x Cruel Slash, 2x Beatdown, 4x Pry, 4x Nailbeating

If anyone wants to try for this, I would try it with just Expensive Smoke first, I don't know how much of the rest of this is necessary. I had complete control (10 clones) on the waterfront, also maybe not necessary. I got it first try (I think).

Is there a Third Eye Shakedown equivalent?

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 14 Sep 2022 03:31
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 05 Sep 2022 02:45
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Spun Chaos

With the Spun Lattice equipped, there seems to be a chance of Spun Chaos appearing, more likely with more Code Finesse:
(each line shows one hack, each time I reconnected Y(es) or N(o) shows if I got the Spun Chaos)

2 CF:

YYNYN
NYYNNNNNNYYN
NNNYNYNYYNN
NYNYYYNNNYN
NYYNNNNNNYYYYN
NNNYNY
YYNNNYN
NNYYNNNNYYY
YNNYNN
NNNNNNYNNN
35/93= 39%

13 CF:

YYNYYYYYY
YYYYYYYYYYYYY
YYYYYYYYYYYYNY
YYN
YYYNY
YYYYYYY
YYYYYYYYYYYY
YYYYYYYNYY
68/73 = 93%

Crypto reported not noticing this function not showing up, which would make sense with high CF. When first found I estimated 80% chance of it appearing, not sure what my Code Finesse was at the time.

The four options it picks from when used may not be totally random - needs investigating. Anecdotally it took a long time to get the +Defense message and I don't have a lot of Defence in my deck.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 05 Sep 2022 02:45

Looks like a roomsweeper and Lead Shot doesn't work, either.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 02 Sep 2022 23:53
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 21 Aug 2022 03:12
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Paper Mache Horn

One data point: 5 tubes from one.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 21 Aug 2022 03:12
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 20 Aug 2022 13:01
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » The White Worm

Some combat data, and a win, and new skill. I think just winning with Matsuo active is the trigger for the skill? I also had Writhing Flesh active and got hit by the extra strong acid wave.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 20 Aug 2022 13:01
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 15 Aug 2022 21:01
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Ruins Octopus

Nothing special for winning a fight with Octopus with 5 turns of Ink Covered active (lose all turns at end of fight, got one octopus ink as normal).

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 15 Aug 2022 21:01

You find a street vendor picking up his blanket and wares. "Hey, saw you enjoying the fireworks on Metroplex Day. Good show, eh?"

"Here, I've got some extra merchandise from then. Can't move it any other day, so you can have it."

He slips you a handful of merchandise and heads on his way.

You found: firework globe

You found: Metroplex Day book

You found: eternal sparkler

You found: fireworks shades

You found: 20 charred fireworks

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 14 Aug 2022 01:29

This should probably be fixed now, and Kinak put the waterlogged firework into my inventory.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 14 Aug 2022 00:46
GoldSGoldS 14 Aug 2022 00:27
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Metroplex Day 2022

It looks like the game was trying to award item #2996, which doesn't exist yet. It isn't actually added to your inventory either - trying to equip 2996 or use 2996 in crafting gives the "you don't have that item" message.

by GoldSGoldS, 14 Aug 2022 00:27
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