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Enter The Matrix Hacking Guide

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| Action in Gaming | Posted: Jul 22, 2003 4:00 am

After extensive play on the hacking system in Enter The Matrix for the PC, we have come up with what is our guide to getting everything from the hacking system. We *think* this is all that there is to it, maybe we missed a few things, but I believe we cover pretty much everything (there might be other paths to the same goal, for example). So, lets get started.

First, load the hacking system with a saved game of yours. It doesn't matter where you are up to in the saved game, as the hacking module is completely independent to the ingame. After following the prompts regarding virus checks and the likes, you should be at a command prompt on the A: drive.

Take note, the commands in this hacking system are not identical to your typical DOS commands. The structure itself revolves around the 'DIR' command, which lists directories and even executes programs when needed. You basically don't move at all within the system, so the DOS 'CD' command is non existent. What happens is you list directories with the 'DIR' command, get the path to the desired programs, then execute it. It is a little time consuming at times but relatively easy to get used to.

Anyway, we should now be at a command prompt. Lets do a 'DIR' command to start, by typing DIR and pressing enter.

It will list three folders, 'System', 'Tools' and 'Text'. Lets jump to the Text folder, by typing:

DIR A:TEXT

You should now see a list of the contents of Text. These are some very important files, so lets open them one by one. To do this, we will use the 'READ' command. Lets start with Notez.txt

READ A:TEXTNOTEZ.TXT

Note that full paths are essential. The DIR command isn't actually taking you into the Text folder, it is simply listing the contents so you can see what path is needed to open files.

NOTEZ.TXT is, for the most part, useless, however make sure to take note of the last line before the end-of-file. "Changed VIRTUAL Drive Password to: FROZENFISH". Make sure to keep a note of this password, and make sure to note it is something to do with a VIRTUAL DRIVE, as there are a few passwords. Open all the text files, some contain clues and useful info, but the only real important file is the NOTEZ.TXT file.

Now we need to DIR the SYSTEM folder on A:. It should list a few executables. The one you want is LOGIN.

Now that we have discovered the LOGIN file, you only need to type "LOGIN" when we use it rather than having to do any full paths. Go ahead and type LOGIN and press enter.

You should be prompted with a username field. It says to type in GUEST, but we want full access, so instead type in "FREEMIND". It will tell you that we now have access to Drive B:, and there will be a few messages from Morpheus. Type "Y" to listen to them and then enter in the numbers to hear each recording. They're all relatively useless, but a cool little addon nonetheless.

Now we can access B:, filled with media like map, car, gun and id info. It also has the FMV folder for watching movies, and a tools folder. Right now, we want the Tools folder.

DIR B:TOOLS

It will now ask for a 5 digit binary code. This code varies from time to time, so firstly type in:

11111

It may work, it may not. It will give you clues about how close you are, telling you how many digits are correct, and how many are in their correct places. It can only be 1's and 0's, so you'll get it eventually.

Once successful, you will have access to some new tools. These include VIEW and PLAY, which view IMG files and play FMV's. These are not a part of the completion in hacking, but if you ever wanted to watch an ingame movie on demand, PLAY can do it. However, you may notice typing PLAY {MOVIE FILE} and pressing enter does not work, you must type the line...

(e.g.) PLAY B:FMV11.FMV

Then you must HIGHLIGHT (don't select it) the "enter" key on the onscreen keyboard (that means you must highlight the enter key on the screen using your direction buttons), once highlighted press CTRL on your physical keyboard and it should play.

Now we have access to something called VIRTUAL. This is the virtual drive access program. Type VIRTUAL, and you will be prompted with a password. Remember it? it was FROZENFISH, from NOTEZ.TXT. Type FROZENFISH in and continue.

A fake dialing scene will load up, and you will be taken to a puzzle game. This is tricky initially, and you probably won't get it the first go. Keep trying though, every time you fail load VIRTUAL back up and try again. There are two solutions, BLUE and RED. If you get BLUE, you will be denied access and will have to use TRACEKILL to kill a tracer detecting a security breach. If you get the RED puzzle, you will be given access to virtual. Neither the RED or BLUE puzzle solution represent the color red or blue, you just have to use luck. If you get blue, don't worry, kill the tracer then start VIRTUAL again and try a different looking puzzle solution.

Once you have accessed red, Neo will greet you and V: will be accessible. Lets do that now:

DIR V:

You will see Tools and Root folders. Root is protected, so you will need to go into V:TOOLS and run "ROOTSEARCH.EXE". It will find the password, apply it, and allow access to V:ROOT.

Now lets check our V:ROOT:

DIR V:ROOT

There will be MAIL and PORTKEY. First, lets run MAIL by simply typing MAIL and pressing enter.

It will ask for the password you just got from ROOTSEARCH, which was "THISISNOTREAL". Type this in and enter to enter the MAIL program.

It will ask if you want to read the emails, type "Y" and press enter.

It will now give you a list of numbers to dial. Write these down for easy access, as we need to use the DIAL command which takes up window space, making you go back to the mail program if you want the numbers again. Lets dial the first number:

DIAL 0019495550112

It will be a bad number.

Now lets do the second number:

DIAL 0017145550187

....No Connection. Lovely.

DIAL 0012135550142

Ah, finally. Morpheus will tell you Trinity will contact you soon. It is really quite the opposite, but regardless, lets try the final number.

DIAL 0013105550111

This is Trinity, telling you to use "Code 942". This is important, as we will use this next.

Now we have checked out all the mail, lets see V:ROOT again.

You will notice PORTKEY, run it and see the syntax code for it. It states you must type the port to open after PORTKEY. Although Trinity didn't make it very clear, 942 is our number. So lets type:

PORTKEY 942

You're screen will fill with text, and Trinity will start to type. She will ask if you have been having any problems with the system. Type "Y".

She will then ask if you know how to access the RAM drive. Type "N".

She will then proceed to say the system is being monitored and give you CRACK.EXE. She will then say you must type CRACK 8RAM. So, after you are dropped back to the command line, lets do that.

CRACK 8RAM

The Drive RAM: is now available. Lets check it out.

DIR RAM:

We have a few new folders. First, lets open PROG.

If you have finished the game (or maybe just past a certain part in the game, not sure about this), you will have SWORD.DSK in this folder. If this is a brand new saved game file, you won't, so this won't apply to you. Don't worry, it isn't anything critical, it just enabled the use of a sword in the game. To enable the sword, type:

TRAINING RAM:PROGSWORD.DSK

The sword is now active.

Otherwise, lets check out the other contents of TRINITY. We have READBIO and HANDSHAKE. READBIO just reads the BIO inside the BIO folder, which will change depending which character this saved game is in. Now, type in HANDSHAKE.

You should connect to the Logos ship. Sparks will begin to type. Follow the conversation. He will say you sent him a file. He will then say it is corrupting the system, and it is a trojan. Uh oh, did you screw the Logos? Sparks will ask you to open EMP.EXE and save the logos, but before we do this, lets check out the Logos drive.

DIR LOGOS:

You will see SPARKS and ART. This is nothing but an extra. Inside the SPARKS folder is the EMP program, which we won't execute yet. First, you can use the VIEW command to check out some artwork from the ART folder. Make sure to give it a go, there are some pretty cool images in there.

Once you're done with the art, type EMP. You will find out Sparks was only kidding around and you didn't do anything to the logos at all. Damn, I always wanted to see that weasel squirm. Oh well.

After this, Sparks will play a message from Neo telling you to "follow the white rabbit", which surely means follow your commercial instinct and buy the next version of the game, or something. After this, Sparks will disconnect you from the system totally and you will exit hacking completely. Save it if you wish so you don't have to do this all over again to access artwork and the likes.

Note:

There is no official way to play as Morpheus, Neo or any other character besides the two default in the PC version. Unlike the console versions, the PC version does not appear to have a multiplayer mode even after Sparks tells you he has given you a gift.

 

Although cheats are enabled via the hacking system, we decided not to cover them in this guide. If you want a list of all the cheats, click here.

This should be the hacking system in full. I am sure that is it, but hey who knows, maybe I missed something. If you have any extra info, please let me know and I'll be sure to update this guide.

 

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