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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #385 on: August 12, 2018, 01:12:40 AM »
So, has anyone solved this puzzle? I got to in the middle of puzzle but then I surrended. If somebody has more free time than me, please put the right answer here. I didn't saw logic (bigger picture) in the black dots.
You mean the "Caught in a Web" Picross that was posted yesterday? Someone has already posted the answer in this thread. If you want me to, I can give you a few tips on how to solve this kind of puzzles. (It's similar to Sudokus)

Oh okay, I didn't understand it was solved already.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #386 on: August 12, 2018, 07:48:01 AM »
Oh okay, I didn't understand it was solved already.
No problem. We're still trying to figure out what to do next, so if you have any idea, you're welcome here:
https://discordapp.com/channels/285051699717210113/467246922265001986

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #387 on: August 12, 2018, 01:34:45 PM »
https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1028721763369271296

"Somewhere, there's a file. Wonder where it is."

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #388 on: August 12, 2018, 01:49:05 PM »
He tweeted this a few minutes later. Kind of confirms Blake's post. ('ACOS \r\n')

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #389 on: August 12, 2018, 03:38:50 PM »
The ASCII table tweet seems to confirm that ACOS\r\n is the secret message in the picross. So it seems that we need to get a file name out of that. One idea I've been toying with is that the pattern of capital and lowercase P's in Freddy's tweets may give us the capitalization of the file name--the path part of a URL is case-sensitive. If we use the common symbols CR and LF for \r and \n, we get 8 letters, ACOSCRLF. There are 9 P's, but 8 come after the MM video retweet. Those have the pattern PpPPPppP. So the file name could have something like AcOSCrlF in in. Or it could be a bunch of subdirectories, broken down by tweet, e.g. A/c/OS/C/r/lF. I haven't found anything that works yet, though.

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #390 on: August 13, 2018, 12:48:58 AM »
Freddy tweeted
 
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Carriagereturn

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #391 on: August 13, 2018, 01:18:39 AM »
holy shit guys I just read the google doc
well done, keep up the good work and document everything!

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #392 on: August 13, 2018, 09:23:28 AM »
Freddy tweeted again:

p/somereallylongname

I guess it means that the URL should be based on the game's URL:

https://37311319.com/p/somereallylongname

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #393 on: August 13, 2018, 10:12:07 AM »
So, somebody from Discord discovered the downloadable ZIP to be at 37311319.com/p/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip.
Inside it, there's an mp3 called 'soundfile', but we need a password.
 :huh:

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #394 on: August 13, 2018, 11:39:35 AM »
So, somebody from Discord discovered the downloadable ZIP to be at 37311319.com/p/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip.
Inside it, there's an mp3 called 'soundfile', but we need a password.
 :huh:
Is the password something to do with all the P's? Or perhaps the ACOS r/n thing we had figure out? Or is it another clue that has yet to be revealed?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #395 on: August 13, 2018, 11:46:39 AM »
So, somebody from Discord discovered the downloadable ZIP to be at 37311319.com/p/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip.
Inside it, there's an mp3 called 'soundfile', but we need a password.
 :huh:
Is the password something to do with all the P's? Or perhaps the ACOS r/n thing we had figure out? Or is it another clue that has yet to be revealed?
Blake figured out that, when you type "octalvarium" as password, the error is unique and different from the errors produced by different passwords. Probably "octalvarium" is a clue, but the file isn't.

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #396 on: August 13, 2018, 04:44:16 PM »
So, somebody from Discord discovered the downloadable ZIP to be at 37311319.com/p/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip.
Inside it, there's an mp3 called 'soundfile', but we need a password.
 :huh:
Is the password something to do with all the P's? Or perhaps the ACOS r/n thing we had figure out? Or is it another clue that has yet to be revealed?
Blake figured out that, when you type "octalvarium" as password, the error is unique and different from the errors produced by different passwords. Probably "octalvarium" is a clue, but the file isn't.

Elaborating on that, here's what happens when I try to unzip with a variety of random passwords:

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blake@bfdesktop ~ $ unzip ~/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip
Archive:  /home/blake/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip
[/home/blake/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip] soundfile.mp3 password:
password incorrect--reenter:
password incorrect--reenter:
   skipping: soundfile.mp3           incorrect password

Here's what happens when I try octalvarium:

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blake@bfdesktop ~ $ unzip ~/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip
Archive:  /home/blake/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip
[/home/blake/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip] soundfile.mp3 password:
  inflating: soundfile.mp3           
  error:  invalid compressed data to inflate

However, from the man page for unzip (`man unzip`):

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The correct password will always check out against the header, but there is a 1-in-256 chance that an incorrect password will as well.  (This is a security feature of the PKWARE zipfile format; it helps  prevent
       brute-force  attacks  that  might  otherwise  gain  a  large speed advantage by testing only the header.)  In the case that an incorrect password is given but it passes the header test anyway, either an incorrect CRC will be generated for the extracted data or else unzip will fail during the extraction
       because the ``decrypted'' bytes do not constitute a valid compressed data stream.

So there's a 1 in 256 chance that a random password will generate check out against the header. It is quite a coincidence, though.

Also, the file seems way too small to contain a legit audio file:

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blake@bfdesktop ~ $ unzip -v ~/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip
Archive:  /home/blake/Downloads/acoscarriagereturnnewline.zip
 Length   Method    Size  Cmpr    Date    Time   CRC-32   Name
--------  ------  ------- ---- ---------- ----- --------  ----
      81  Defl:N       78   4% 2018-08-08 15:25 224d3f03  soundfile.mp3
--------          -------  ---                            -------
      81               78   4%                            1 file

It's only 282 bytes, and it has a compression ratio of only 4%. So it does seem plausible that there isn't any valid data in there, and the goal is just to find a password that checks out.

There is the question of why, though--why give us something that just validates a password instead of a place to enter it. It's also possible that it's a text file in disguise or something.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 04:49:55 PM by Blake »

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #397 on: August 13, 2018, 04:54:03 PM »

There is the question of why, though--why give us something that just validates a password instead of a place to enter it. It's also possible that it's a text file in disguise or something.

That's what i was going to suggest, i think it should actually be a text file.

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #398 on: August 14, 2018, 01:57:58 AM »
Oh, God! : :facepalm:

The password was the octal numbers ('101 ... '012') with spaces in between.

The text from the .mp3 has a link to a new video, and the final URL where to write the password.

And, the last bit (deciphering what Jordan's playing in the video) took someone's girlfriend on Discord a couple of minutes.

And this is just puzzle #6!  :rollin

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #399 on: August 14, 2018, 10:23:17 AM »
The letters so far:

_ Y S _ _ _ _ _ _ D R _ R _ F

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #400 on: August 14, 2018, 11:04:13 AM »
The letters so far:

_ Y S _ _ _ _ _ _ D R _ R _ F

If it is not simply a random assortement of letters, then I may have a few possible ideas of what letters make up the first half. I'm just not sure if I should say anything in the case any of them are actually right  :lol
« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 01:02:35 PM by CDrice »

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #401 on: August 14, 2018, 01:20:20 PM »
The letters so far:

_ Y S _ _ _ _ _ _ D R _ R _ F

How do we know if these are in the correct places?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #402 on: August 15, 2018, 11:19:23 AM »
Freddy tweeted yesterday:  "The answer is right in front of you.  You have already seen it.  Just enter what you already found, with spaces in between.  I only hide these things so you won't find them by coincidence."
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #403 on: August 15, 2018, 12:48:04 PM »
Freddy tweeted yesterday:  "The answer is right in front of you.  You have already seen it.  Just enter what you already found, with spaces in between.  I only hide these things so you won't find them by coincidence."
isn't this in reference to the zip file password from the most recent challenge?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #404 on: August 15, 2018, 12:49:17 PM »
The letters so far:

_ Y S _ _ _ _ _ _ D R _ R _ F

How do we know if these are in the correct places?

Because every time someone solves a puzzle we get another pic of the studio, each containing a letter. If you look closely, all of them are part of the bigger picture (shed your light on me, anyone?). So each letter has it’s own place in the big picture. It’s all on that Google Drive doc  :tup
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #405 on: August 15, 2018, 01:50:55 PM »
Because every time someone solves a puzzle we get another pic of the studio, each containing a letter. If you look closely, all of them are part of the bigger picture (shed your light on me, anyone?). So each letter has it’s own place in the big picture. It’s all on that Google Drive doc  :tup
I think they meant "correct order". In other words - the phrase could start with 'D' (which is the letter from puzzle #1). Or, it might be an anagram.

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #406 on: August 15, 2018, 01:52:18 PM »
The letters so far:

_ Y S _ _ _ _ _ _ D R _ R _ F

How do we know if these are in the correct places?

Because every time someone solves a puzzle we get another pic of the studio, each containing a letter. If you look closely, all of them are part of the bigger picture (shed your light on me, anyone?). So each letter has it’s own place in the big picture. It’s all on that Google Drive doc  :tup
But that doesn't necessarily mean that is the order of the letters.  Maybe we need to figure out the order after we get them all?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #407 on: August 17, 2018, 01:43:37 PM »
Newest Puzzle posted:

1.

00774740328253991240586868530042
00470036003300003300002600007799
26129999007700008499420040753700
00120099379940000000992399000000


2.

00680005000000008268580033005300
00120000774782530000120040003700
00008400000000338282330068004782
00266812992399120000370082008200

3.

77338200820000750005334040334699
00120036992658008433367500820082
18000000770018000040004700466853
33008433370037000058189900990036

4.

40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #408 on: August 17, 2018, 01:52:44 PM »
Newest Puzzle posted:

1.

00774740328253991240586868530042
00470036003300003300002600007799
26129999007700008499420040753700
00120099379940000000992399000000


2.

00680005000000008268580033005300
00120000774782530000120040003700
00008400000000338282330068004782
00266812992399120000370082008200

3.

77338200820000750005334040334699
00120036992658008433367500820082
18000000770018000040004700466853
33008433370037000058189900990036

4.

40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000
WOW. Looks like we'll probably be using the code key from the previous challenge with the letters decoded in different coding formats?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #409 on: August 17, 2018, 07:07:02 PM »
When you form a column with every line (in the order they appear), you get a square of 32 by 16 digits. If you consider each successive pair of digits as one number, the square is made up of 16 by 16 numbers. Delete each '00' out of those pairs, and you get the same configuration as the crosswords Freddy posted on Imgur (https://imgur.com/gallery/Fp7VFPi):



The longest word (horizontal, on the first line) is 13 letters long. The numbers corresponding to those squares are:
77 47 40 32 82 53 99 12 40 58 68 68 53

The italicized, underlined and bolded numbers are repeated. Since "Misunderstood" is 13 letters long, and the repeated letters occupy the same places as the repeated numbers, you can fit that word on that line of 13 squares.

You can continue to look for patterns, or simply start replacing numbers with letters until you fill in all squares. The crossword ends up consisting entirely of words from DT's song-titles. (There's even "Raw". :metal)

Joining the 15 blue squares, you get IWalkBesideYou, plus and extra 'B'. The latter is either part of the password, or just a cool nugget (since most of "I Walk Beside You" is in the key of Bm)

The next step is to understand the meaning or use of the 10 squares which include a small symbol on their upper-left corner. Those symbols are:
  • "1" (letter: B)
  • "2" (letter: I)
  • "3" (letter: T)
  • "4" (letter: L)
  • "5"
  • "6"
  • "7(small)" (letter: V)
  • ???
  • "X1-(!)" (letter: D)
  • "x2(small)" (letter: S)
It's hard to determine which is the square with the "5", the "6" and the remaining symbol. In any event, those are:
  • the blue square with the U from "Misunderstood",
  • the left-most square in the third line (letter: F), and
  • the red-ish, eighth square in the third line (letter: B).
« Last Edit: August 17, 2018, 09:10:32 PM by Sebastián Pratesi »

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #410 on: August 18, 2018, 02:08:27 PM »
Don't think we've discussed this here, but puzzles 5 and 6 were titled Falling Into Infinity and we know this wasn't a mistake, so this should be a clue for something else? Also, assuming the current one is the SFAM one, puzzle 16 should be the new album title?
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #411 on: August 18, 2018, 03:43:22 PM »
Don't think we've discussed this here, but puzzles 5 and 6 were titled Falling Into Infinity and we know this wasn't a mistake, so this should be a clue for something else? Also, assuming the current one is the SFAM one, puzzle 16 should be the new album title?
No idea about puzzle #6. As you said: doesn't seem to be a mistake. Maybe it'll be important, or maybe it's simply an inner joke (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1029377767509565442).

By the way, the current one is 'SFaM' - it has already been solved, and that is its title.

As for puzzle #16: I think so. Keep in mind:
  • With the fragment we got yesterday, we now know for a fact that the bigger picture consists of 15 fragments. (i.e. 5x3) This means that the last fragment will be obtained after solving the 15th puzzle.
  • According to Freddy's message in the 'WDADU' puzzle page, the task in puzzle #16 will simply consist of finding out what the final password is, probably based on the letters from the pictures. If that's the case, then puzzle #16 might be solvable as soon as puzzle #15 is solved. That should be a fun, busy night! :)

PD: No entiendo por qué no hablamos en español. :P Después de todo, ví que sos de Perú, y yo soy de Argentina.

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #412 on: August 18, 2018, 10:03:43 PM »
Didn’t know it was already solved. You guys are fast! :lol
Just 9 puzzles to go, folks!

No he visto muchos sudamericanos por aquí, se siente extraño hablar en español en DTF ;D
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #413 on: August 19, 2018, 10:30:49 AM »
I'm very puzzled & curious at the Falling Into Infinity pt. 1 and 2 for challenge names. The rest of the album names fit into the number challenges left, but I wonder, of ALL the albums to have pt. 1 & 2, why Falling into Infinity?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #414 on: August 19, 2018, 10:36:19 AM »
I'm very puzzled & curious at the Falling Into Infinity pt. 1 and 2 for challenge names. The rest of the album names fit into the number challenges left, but I wonder, of ALL the albums to have pt. 1 & 2, why Falling into Infinity?

Maybe because it was intended originally to be a double album? hehe

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #415 on: August 19, 2018, 11:16:47 AM »
No he visto muchos sudamericanos por aquí, se siente extraño hablar en español en DTF ;D

I'm from Brazil, so I get what you mean xD

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #416 on: August 19, 2018, 01:02:27 PM »
Didn’t know it was already solved. You guys are fast! :lol
Just 9 puzzles to go, folks!

No he visto muchos sudamericanos por aquí, se siente extraño hablar en español en DTF ;D

Vives en Lima o en provincia?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #417 on: August 19, 2018, 01:06:46 PM »
Sul-americanos, uni-vos! :metal :metal

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #418 on: August 19, 2018, 02:06:05 PM »
 :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #419 on: August 19, 2018, 02:45:01 PM »
For the French speaking members of DTF who are more comfortable reading French, here are the results of the treasure hunt in French (thanks Hyrul, Max and Blake for the document btw) :
https://blog.yourmajesty.net/2018/07/17/la-chasse-au-tresor/
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