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Infilitrate Datalinks: Bug or Feature?

Discussion in 'Alpha Centauri' started by Indagator, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Indagator

    Indagator Chieftain

    Apr 2, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    I haven't played SMAC for years, but the announcement of Civ V yesterday had me nostalgic for the old days. So I dug up my old CD, installed SMAC, and I'm enjoying the heck out of relearning how to play.

    Playing again, though, has reminded me of a question to which I've never been able to find an answer. As you may know, if you look at the Base Operations function of your Datalinks, and then view the Citizens tab, you can click on population to turn them into the best specialists you have discovered. Well, it turns out that if you infiltrate an opponents datalinks, you can ALSO change their citizens to specialists, potentially starving their bases and crippling their industry.

    Is this a bug, or a feature? I like the idea of my hackers disrupting my enemies networks, but this seems a little unbalanced. Also, I haven't tried this with the v4.0 patch for SMAC, so possibly it has been fixed. But it definitely worked in an earlier version.
  2. vyeh

    vyeh Emperor

    May 15, 2006
    The bug-fixing project considered this a bug.

    This bug was fixed in the Unofficial SMAX patch.

    Scient plans to migrate this fix and others into SMAC in the very near future.
  3. Bllasae

    Bllasae Prince

    Dec 16, 2005
    This doesn't work for me. It just goes to my citizens/bases.
    EDIT: Never mind. Got it to work lol. Spartans are gonna enjoy this.
    EDIT2: After thinking about it, I assume it's not actually a bug, because, seeing as you needed a probe team to get in, I think it's like a mind-control thing.
    EDIT3: they change it back anyways.

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