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mitzelpik Mar 6, 2014 @ 3:55pm
End game question (Spoilers)
Just discovered this game was on steam, haven't played since early 2000's. One problem I had that I never was able to ask anyone else.

Is there a built in timer in this game? I was fairly terrible at this game, even though I loved the hell out of it. I would prefer to take easy tasks and just cruise along endlessly and upgrade everything. On 2 different occassions, the game just kind of ended abruptly. I don't remember the ending exactly, but something worldwide and catastrophic involving ARC I think?

So I'd like to ask, Is there some way to avoid this abrupt ending without finishing the game? Did I somehow trigger it on my missions maybe? I'd like to know what to avoid if that what was I did
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bondpat Mar 6, 2014 @ 4:54pm 
If you don't do any ARC missions, or anything against the ARC, the game should last a while
mitzelpik Mar 6, 2014 @ 5:37pm 
awhile as in for a few hours more, or would you say indefinitely (at least until I move against them). and does it trigger if i accept the missions and abandon them? or only when i do them
bondpat Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:51pm 
As long as your a good hacker, the game can go on indefinetly
mitzelpik Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:59pm 
Awesome, thats exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks!
bondpat Mar 6, 2014 @ 7:00pm 
You're wlecome
Just make sure you don't leave traces that other hackers can track back to you completely. There are "Trace a hacker that entered our systems" missions that you cannot take, and they're always at around 09:00 or 08:00 or any even hour: these are aimed at YOU that is why you can't take them, and you must make sure these cannot be finished. :)

Other than that, only ARC ends your game when you fail or succeed the final mission. It's pretty tough, though, it needs some preparations, and if you don't do these necessary preparations, there's about no way to actually win that.

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