Hacking

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Hacking is a mechanic in Streets of Rogue. It allows you to connect to certain objects and affect them in certain ways. Hacking is most often used for strategies that involve stealth and less hand-to-hand combat. The Hacker is a character who is designed around hacking. Characters that have the trait Tech Expert will also gain additional options to choose from when hacking. It can only be done with the Laptop ability or a Hacking Tool. If you have the Cyber Nuke ability, you can blow up most of these objects.

Hack-able objects[edit | edit source]

Object Options
SlotMachine.png

Slot Machine

Increases the odds of winning.
ArcadeGame.png

Arcade Game

Increase Volume, distracting NPCs.
PawnShopMachine.png

Sell-O-Matic

Increases selling prices.
GoodieDispenser.png

Goodie Dispenser

Lower cost of buying items.
AmmoDispenser.png

Ammo Dispenser

Lowers the price of refilling guns.
CloneMachine.png

Clone Machine

Produces a clone of a random character. Can only be done once per Clone Machine.

If the clone is a friendly or neutral class, they will become a follower.

Jukebox.png

Jukebox

Makes everyone temporary leave the building.
Computer.png

Computer

Can do a variety of things:
SecurityCam.png

Security Camera

Can change what a camera detects:
  • Non-Owners only
  • Owners only
  • Everyone
  • No one
Turret.png

Turret

Can change who it will attack if a Security Camera spots someone:
  • Non-Owners only
  • Owners only
  • Everyone
  • No one
DoorDetonator.png

Door Detonator

2 Options:
  • 50% chance to disarm
  • Make it explode.
Refrigerator.png

Refrigerator

Can "Run", sending it flying in one direction. It damages anything it touches and goes through some walls before breaking.
Television.png

Television

2 Options:
  • Turn up the volume, distracting NPCs.
  • Make it explode.
Safe.png

Safe

Can be opened without the use of a Safe Combination, Safe-Cracking Tool, or Safe Buster.
Slave.png

Slave

Can deactivate or explode the Slave's helmet.
KillerRobot.png

Killer Robot

Can "Tamper with Aim" to cause the rockets it fires at you to be off-center.
CopBot.png

Cop Bot

"Go Haywire" causes it to become Enraged. During this time period the Cop Bot will hone in on your location.

Tips and Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • Though hacking is never a waste of your time, it is far less useful when you don't have Tech Expert.
  • With both a hacked Sell-O-Matic and a hacked Goodie Dispenser, the value of what you get will usually exceed the 45 coins it costs; therefore, you can benefit from buying as much as possible from a hacked one and selling anything you don't need.
  • Because you can easily get reduced prices at Goodie Dispensers and Ammo Dispensers, you should generally try to spend your money there (where you get more bang for your buck) than at Shopkeepers, Drug Dealers, and so on.