Software has released the Uplink Developer CD. This CD contains,
amoungst other things, the complete source code to Uplink
and all supporting tools and libraries.
will have to impose a license on the use of the source code - this
won't be Open Source - and we will be charging for that license.
This means we will be keeping fairly close control over this release.
also introduce a new forum channel, but we'll keep it closed to
the public and only allow genuine Uplink developers inside. This
will be the perfect place for programmers to talk about the Uplink
source code and their mods, and to get help from the Developers
really is a fantastic opportunity for people to do whatever they
want with the Uplink source code. You could create new mission types,
or add in your very own plot. You could create new computer types.
New easter eggs. If you were feeling particularly ambitious you
might try and create a whole new type of system to attack - just
like the LAN systems we introduced in patch1.2 - complete with new
graphics, new software tools, new challenges. You could even try
and add more networking functionality to the game - but only if
you're really brave ;) In short, there are a million things a determined
programmer could do with this source code.