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Minecraft Monday's

On Monday's we gather on a free-to-play modded Minecraft server hosted by AzureZhen. This server does NOT require a paid Minecraft. All you need to do is setup a forum account on cyberconnects2.com to use as a login. Then download the game's launcher. http://www.cyberconnects2.com/games/rcraft/TheWorldRCraftv2.0.zip Install the launcher, load the program after installation, use your forum username as your login, the game will download the patch files and you will be able to play. We ga

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Japan Only Event

Relatively big news for .hackers currently in Japan I have no specific link for this information right now, but if anyone who will be in Japan around June or July...and you might be interested in participating in a .hack ONLY event, please let me know. We're looking for people who are able to provide .hack content of any sort, whether that may be cosplay, doujinshi, crafts, whatever... I may try to print a short novel doujinshi at the event... (we'll see). The only thing we currently know

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Discord Spammers

Earlier today our Discord server was hit with an attack of spambots flooding all the channels. Thanks to the help of you the community and our mod team, this inconvenience was quickly stifled. Remember, if you notice anything irregular or unacceptable, contact us immediately with the @mod or @admin tags in public or you may contact us directly in private. At this time, the ability for basic level users to create instant invites has been removed for added security. Rest assured the invites create

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Elite Dothackers

Greetings dot hackers! Every Tuesday in our chatroom, we host a weekly trivia based on .hack// questions. Participation is easy and fun. All you need to do is head to our chatroom https://discord.gg/YkRJjQF and enter the #trivia channel on Tuesday's to play for fun or to play in the weekly challenge hosted by a member of the Elite Dothackers, a group of previous weekly challenge winners. And while you're there, check out our #schedule for other weekly events hosted every day! #dothack #dothacker

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Last Recode Sale and Demo

Right now on Steam you can either get .hack//G.U. Last Recode 30% off for $34.99 or you can download a free demo! #dothack #dothackgames #dothackgu #lastrecode #steam #videogame #sale #demo #BandaiNamco #CyberConnect2 #CC2 http://store.steampowered.com/app/525480/hackGU_Last_Recode/  

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February Announcement

As we gear up towards CyberConnect2's February 2018 announcement, we'd like to spread the word of this community far and wide to the old fans of the series and the new ones we made with Last Recode. Please spread the word and bring friends, family, acquaintances, or those you believe would be interested in the franchise to our communities. #dothack #dothackers #dothackfans #dothackseries #LastRecode #Discord #Facebook #Twitter #YouTube #Steam Discord: https://discord.gg/YkRJjQF Site: http://

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ENEMY Giveaway Ends Oct 30th

Reminder to everyone these two giveaways END on October 30th, which is 3 days away. Be sure to enter as soon as possible if you wish to win a free copy of .hack//GU Last Recode and the chance to get a rare uncut sheet from .hack//ENEMY http://www.dothack.org/topic/56-hackgu-last-recode-giveaway/ http://www.dothack.org/topic/50-hackenemy-2nd-giveaway/

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ENEMY Giveaway Reminder

Reminder, we still are hosting a giveaway for an uncut card sheet for the trading card game .hack//ENEMY from 2005 for this month and ends this month. Only 5 available to win, to participate check out our website. In addition, resident Zero_lost04 is hosting a .hack//G.U. Last Recode giveaway on YouTube, check out our site for details. #dothack #dothackgames #dothackgu #dothackenemy #dothacknetwork

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Upcoming Giveaway's

With .hack//G.U. Last Recode only literally 2 weeks away from today, that's right 2 weeks!, we are doing our best to build awareness for the upcoming remaster of the old PS2 game from 2006 now for the PS4 and PC. Therefore we at Dothack Network are sponsoring two events where you could win by entering in a giveaway for the following: .hack//ENEMY Uncut Sheet (a sheet printing by the card game manufacturer that was not cut down; 5 sheets available to give away) http://www.dothack.org/topic/50

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Last Recode Release Date Change

Earlier today Steam North American have finally pushed back the date for the release of Last Recode to match the rest of the NA release. The game no longer states Nov 2nd and now reflects Nov 3rd. http://store.steampowered.com/app/525480/hackGU_Last_Recode/ #dothack #dothackgames #dothackgu #releasedate #BandaiNamco #CyberConnect2

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Last Recode Fan Event Giveaway

Fellow Dothack Network community member Zero_lost04 will be giving away a copy of .hack//G.U. Last Recode digital or phsyical to one random entry who tells us how you found .hack, memories of the series, and what the series and community means to you. Apply by answering these in a comment on the YouTube page. #dothack #dothackgu #dothackgames #YouTube #giveaway #event

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Second ENEMY Giveaway

Second .hack//ENEMY uncut sheet giveaway begins now! Enter before October 30th on dothack.org to participate and the chance to win. #dothack #dothackers #dothackgames #dothacknetwork #dothackinfection #dothacksign #lastrecode #tcg #tradingcardgame #cards #giveaway #event #game #CyberConnect2

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  • Our picks

    • Cheat Engine
      If you ever used Cheat Engine, a program you can use that allows you to modify values in programs and games, then you should be aware that you can use Cheat Engine to modify nearly all values in the game. Not knowing what you are doing can be quite dangerous, so you should have some basic understanding on what this tool does before you jump right in.

      For starters, you use this tool to select a program/game to focus on, and it allows you to search for information that the selected program/game is running in the background. So if a program/game is running some values or storing some values, you can search, add your address to a list of tables, and then modify the value stored.

      Let's say for example in .hack//Fragment you start out with 1,000 Gold Points, and you want to change that to like 999,999. Well you can, just like that. But what you might not know is trying to find that number when and where in the game, could be like finding an earring in a desert. Luckily I have saved my values found for .hack//fragment, however there is one caveat regarding my tables, they are different from modified version to version of the game.
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    • Translation Works by Fans
      It's unfortunate a good portion of the .hack media was never released outside of Japan. Therefore much content never received an official localization in USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Brazil, etc.... However thanks to the fan community, a steady progress of them have been translated unofficially. Below is a list of content that has been translated, whether fully or partially.
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    • Play Any PS2 Region Game
      It's common place to know that PS2 consoles only play PS2 games based on the region of the console you are playing on. For example if your PS2 game disc says NTSC-U/C on the disc itself, it will only play on a PS2 console that says NTSC-U/C near the model/serial number sticker on the back or the bottom of the console itself.

      There have been work around's but none like this. MechaPWN by MechaResearch lead by balika011 have made it that you can change your console's version to a debug version and will disable disc region check.
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    • You Can Play .hack//VERSUS in 2021
      .hack//VERSUS was a Playstation 3 arcade 3D fighting like game. Like traditional fighting games, there is a story mode you can progress and unlock additional content as you progress. There's a set number of eight fighters to choose from with their own unique moves. Any person any where can play .hack//VERSUS on a PS3 from any region, the game itself was only released in Japan as NTSC-J game region. But the PS3 is region free, therefore players from USA with their NTSC-U/C region console, can pop the disc in and play without difficulty, same for PAL region consoles from UK, France, German, Italy, etc... And as long as the Playstation Network is still functional for the PS3 (unlike the scare from Summer 2021 where PSN was almost shut down), anyone can play .hack//VERSUS online with each other across the world.

      You can also play .hack//VERSUS on a PC using the emulator RPCS3. As long as your PC is powerful enough; you can run RPCS3 to emulate .hack//VERSUS, with a controller plugged in via USB, and with RPCN configured correctly you can even play .hack//VERSUS online with other PC players. (alternatively you can use parsec to jump directly on someone's PC to play as player 2) However PC and PS3 users can not play cross-platform, PS3 can only play PS3 and PC can only play PC users. Here's how to setup.
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    • Physical Media Timeline Chronological Order
      Of all the physical .hack media, there has been many physical and digital releases of this franchise. Too much in fact that it may seem overwhelming at first. People will ask, where do I begin? Where's the start of the series? What's the earliest and the latest? etc... Here we have it broken down into 3 categories called "seasons", these are based mostly on which iteration of "The World" the series takes place during. The years beside each season has to do with the year in-universe, not actual release date in real life.
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    • You Can Play .hack//fragment in 2021
      The goal of this guide is to set you up with the original retail copy of .hack//fragment in English and with the new address to the new online server, and to play on your choice of real Playstation 2 hardware or emulation on PC, Linux, Mac. And possibly on backwards compatible or custom firmware Playstation 3, Xbox One X|S, and Xbox Series X|S.

      If you read my previous guide from last year 2020, you may have learned that you can play .hack//fragment as of the time you reading this topic. However, that guide was written in Summer of 2020, and it was more of a as the development progressed, so things are in out of order and the guide doesn't flow from A to B to C, more like A to D back to B  and then C. With this 2021 guide and with the progress made in the past 6 months, this discussion will flow easier and sensible for you who may have never attempted this. Let me assure you ANYONE can do this, so that means YOU can play .hack//fragment today if you wanted.

      Here's the short back story of things, .hack//fragment was developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai as a stripped down version of .hack//Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, Quarantine that has no voice overs whatsoever in any language and no FMV's. So what you have is a game that has a character creator, root town, shops, items, fields, dungeons, monsters; the base game you may have experienced in the IMOQ games.

      There is a short story in .hack//fragment's "Offline" mode, all text no audio. The most important part of this offline mode is to acquire "data drain" for your character's, and this is the only means to get this skill for your characters. You can create a character in either offline or online mode, your characters are transferable between the two modes. But the part in offline mode tutorial where you play with Mia, this is when your character permanently acquires the skill Data Drain.
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    • Liminality OVA Localization
      Liminality was the OVA for the first generation of the dothack franchise that was included with the original PS2 games. Each game had included 1 DVD each for each of the 4 episodes of .hack//LIMINALITY that coincided with the game's timeline. This was the real world account of events while you played the PS2 video game, each involving a party directly tied to the in game characters and events that were occurring at that time.
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