Q: What the hell is CYPEST?
A: CYPEST is an arcade / skill game. As a virus you are hacking into different servers. You'll need to avoid the defense systems to reach the end of the level.
Really cool: You can compare the points you've scored with all people around the world and see where you are on your continent, your region (for example Western Europe) or in your country.
Q: There are several versions. What is the difference?
A: Currently there are two versions. One freeware and one commercial Steam version. The freeware contains 20 levels. You can play it as a guest or register an account. You can play it under Windows or in your browser. It costs you nothing. Except for bugfixes this version will not be developed any more.
The Steam version currently has 32 levels. There is a medal system that motivates even further. There is more music, many improvements and it will be further developed. We will improve the two player mode, there will be more missions and much more. If you like the gameplay, we would appreciate it if you would support the development with the purchase of the Steam version.
Q: I'm having trouble with the game. What can I do?
A: If this FAQ doesn't help you, contact us.
Q: The game will not start!
A: Make sure it is a PC running Windows 7 or later. You'll need the latest drivers for your operating system. If that is the case, look at 'log.txt' in the game folder. The game will create the file as soon as you start it. If this information does not help you, send us the 'log.txt' with information about your system by e-mail.
Q: Does it run on Linux?
A: Linux is currently not supported by us. Some players have made it work with Wine and had fun with it. As far as we know, there is only an error message at the beginning because of a missing font. This message can be ignored. However, we do not guarantee that CYPEST will work properly under Linux!
Q: How much does this game cost?
A: The freeware is completely free. No Free2Play, no hidden costs. On Steam the price is different.
Q: Why do I have to register in the freeware game?
A: The fun of the game is created by comparing your scores against other players. By registering you have a unique account, with which you can play on different computers. You can also compare your highscore against other players.
Q: Which data is saved by you?
A: As little as possible. Your e-mail address, your (hashed) password, your username and your highscores. Each time you connect, the IP will still be transmitted to detect possible misuse of your profile.
Q: Are my statistics also saved?
A: Only on your PC. The statistics in the game are your personal statistics. They don't concern us or any other players. If you delete your profile on your computer, it will be lost forever. Your score in the levels and your finished levels will be retained.
Q: I forgot my password. What now?
A: Don't panic! If you start the game and have to log in, you can also reset your password there. You'll be redirected to a website. All you have to do is enter your e-mail address. Then you will receive an e-mail with a code-link. If you click on the link, you can enter a new password.
Q: I live in another country now. Can I change that in the game?
A: Yes, of course! You can change it in the game or here on the website (freeware). In the game, you go to 'Profile' and then to 'Location'. On the website you have to log in and then click on 'Settings' inside the menu.
Q: I see the language "English" in the profile. Can I change that?
A: Not at the moment. The game and the website are designed for multilingualism, but that requires more players.
Q: My score won't be transferred to you? What's going on?
A: Is your computer connected to the Internet? If so, you should check the firewall and/or the virus scanner. Some virus scanners will block connection attempts for extremely long times...