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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #420 on: August 19, 2018, 09:15:00 PM »
¡Oh! Yo también redacté un documento en español (con links e imágenes) sobre la búsqueda del tesoro. Si algún otro fan sudamericano lo quiere tener, escríbanme un e-mail (sebastianpratesi@gmail.com) y se lo envío con todo gusto.  ;)

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #421 on: August 20, 2018, 01:00:15 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

Or maybe..
Just maybe..

























DT14 is "Falling Into infinity: To Infinity And Beyond"

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #422 on: August 20, 2018, 07:47:55 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

Or maybe..
Just maybe..

























DT14 is "Falling Into infinity: To Infinity And Beyond"
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #423 on: August 20, 2018, 07:52:27 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

Or maybe..
Just maybe..

























DT14 is "Falling Into infinity: To Infinity And Beyond"
... how do I delete someone else's comment?


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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #424 on: August 20, 2018, 10:42:25 AM »
Hello. I am one of the guys in the G-Doc crew. Thanks to thekeyboardwizard for mentioning my contributions. (I'm flattered.) The O from puzzle 7 is at position 9 in the master puzzle code by the way, according to what we know by now anyway. (it will help us all leading up to the final puzzle I think)
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #425 on: August 20, 2018, 11:24:48 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
That would be my reasoning as well (and to keep us on our toes as well I would think)
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #426 on: August 20, 2018, 11:38:46 AM »
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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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Maybe..
Just maybe..

























DT14 is "Falling Into infinity: To Infinity And Beyond"
... how do I delete someone else's comment?

Something like that?

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #427 on: August 21, 2018, 07:09:43 AM »
When Ginobili gets hot, I get hot in my pants. 

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #428 on: August 23, 2018, 04:19:33 AM »
in case anyone is interested: here is the current picture progress chart. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S0TxEVmIlkI5EVDRuJ5nLaLpA09ngcT8G6N2bQ_HgqE/edit#gid=437004778 It has been updated with fragments 6 and 7 as well. Puzzle 8 will likely begin tomorrow.
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« Reply #429 on: August 23, 2018, 05:17:42 AM »
in case anyone is interested: here is the current picture progress chart. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S0TxEVmIlkI5EVDRuJ5nLaLpA09ngcT8G6N2bQ_HgqE/edit#gid=437004778 It has been updated with fragments 6 and 7 as well. Puzzle 8 will likely begin tomorrow.

Thanks, Max. The middle-aged bloke that I am appreciates that.

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #430 on: August 23, 2018, 06:42:12 AM »
the first clue for puzzle 8 came in just now: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032562534266675200
Please note the following: (bolded for you)

"Nine by nine, symbols hidden by design. Divide in style, and you’ll be good for a while. Solve one to solve another and you soon will have won. Subtract the extra ponies to identify the phonies. Then the master key is needed for the final song..."

Another Won was one of the earliest DT pieces in 1985 and you'll find the master key on the GDoc (will of course be updated once we know more). Divide may refer to The Path That Divides and the ponies may refer to When Your Time Has Come. That's all I could extrapolate for now.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #431 on: August 23, 2018, 05:07:32 PM »

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« Reply #432 on: August 24, 2018, 05:42:07 AM »
Next tweet for puzzle 8: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032949666466410496

"Letters big and small, hidden where you have seen it all. Hard to read but gives the location - this backwardation information figuration is desperation. Keep your eyes up for the password puzzle for which you wait in anticipation."
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #433 on: August 24, 2018, 09:56:00 AM »
New update :

 
@FreddyJacobi
003fCU00jFn00hlai004BGd0eWDkm0000000xraD7009Ctqo0006MxXr0vMN06ySP
Z0iwlE00XQr072yUb000XqHSw00kik03fuc00009sgglo00080Aht0001VkJ06000000t
eVt0000000vzP500800qbj0403pY35647
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« Reply #434 on: August 24, 2018, 10:45:47 AM »
OK, so - apparently, there are 2 puzzles to solve this weekend. One is called "Door", and the other "Key".
(According to this: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1033024008462192640)

To solve the "Door" puzzle:
-"Letters big and small..." (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032949666466410496)
-"Look in the mirror my friend" (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032756883386494976)
-"There's a girl in the mirror" (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032756928907227137)
-"So excited!" + video link (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032763425628274689)

To solve the "Key" puzzle:
-"Nine by nine..." (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032562534266675200)
-A string of 167 characters (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1033016684553162753)


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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #435 on: August 24, 2018, 11:02:50 AM »
I just added your summary on to our Google doc. Thank you very much, Sebastian. Much appreciated.
Meanwhile, look at this next Tweet: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1033053925899939840
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« Reply #436 on: August 24, 2018, 02:58:45 PM »
The DT World Fb page posted a new clue. Apparently, the paper on the table has something to do with the current puzzle: https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/vb.7677942180/532840363804427/?type=2&theater
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 #437 on: August 24, 2018, 03:07:09 PM »
Added to the Gdoc already. Thanks for mentioning. (I didn't see it right away)
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« Reply #439 on: August 24, 2018, 04:53:26 PM »
OK, so - apparently, there are 2 puzzles to solve this weekend. One is called "Door", and the other "Key".
(According to this: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1033024008462192640)

To solve the "Door" puzzle:
-"Letters big and small..." (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032949666466410496)
-"Look in the mirror my friend" (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032756883386494976)
-"There's a girl in the mirror" (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032756928907227137)
-"So excited!" + video link (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032763425628274689)

To solve the "Key" puzzle:
-"Nine by nine..." (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1032562534266675200)
-A string of 167 characters (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1033016684553162753)

We will call this the dorky puzzle.    :angel:
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #440 on: August 24, 2018, 05:11:23 PM »
Looks like something similar in this pic JP just posted - look on the computer screen:

https://scontent.fphx1-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40027870_2111733325545335_4171261569176436736_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=2b2bac807a547aee7c02c15e341f88dc&oe=5BF4EBC6
I saw this picture too! I figured there must be a clue because the computer screen resembled the layout of the 'puzzle picture'... also, Mike Portnoy's comment on this...  :eek :biggrin:

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #441 on: August 24, 2018, 05:21:03 PM »


MP comment

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There are numbers on that grid on the screen

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« Reply #442 on: August 24, 2018, 05:23:49 PM »
I think they're letters. Pretty tough to make out. This is my wild guess:

m   ?  l?
n   o    ?
b   T   z?
u  G   N

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« Reply #443 on: August 24, 2018, 06:13:22 PM »
You are correct, I watched the image again on the laptop and those are definitely letters

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« Reply #444 on: August 24, 2018, 07:28:00 PM »
I just added your summary on to our Google doc. Thank you very much, Sebastian. Much appreciated.
Meanwhile, look at this next Tweet: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1033053925899939840
No problem! :)
By the way, I've been on Discord with a couple other guys, working through the puzzles.

The "Key" puzzle is solved when you take the code Freddy tweeted, and divide (i.e. separate) the numbers from the letters. If you make strings of 9, you get a square of 9x9 consisting of letters, and another 9x9 square of numbers (plus an extra 5 numbers at the end).

The numbers' square is a Sudoku - every 0 is a blank cell, so you have to complete it. Once you complete the Sudoku, and you remove every 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 (because those were the extra 5 numbers), you get a "structure". The same "structure" in the letters' square ends up being this:

Now, I'm not sure we're doing it right. But, a certain someone gave the image (posted by yours truly on the Discord chat-room) a thumbs-up :tup. Therefore, that looks to be one way to approach the rest of the puzzle.

I think they're letters. Pretty tough to make out. This is my wild guess:

m   ?  l?
n   o    ?
b   T   z?
u  G   N

That's cool! Would you mind if I posted that on the Discord chat-room? So far, we haven't worked on that puzzle, so your findings will be useful. Thanks! ;)

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #445 on: August 24, 2018, 07:29:27 PM »
Heck yeah, go for it!

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« Reply #447 on: August 25, 2018, 02:09:06 AM »
Heck yeah, go for it!
I've just added this on to the Gdoc as well. Thank you.
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« Reply #448 on: August 25, 2018, 08:53:02 AM »
Solved.
We got a 'G'.

The "Lord Nafaryus Bug" hypothesis someone was considering can still be correct. :tup

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« Reply #449 on: August 25, 2018, 08:56:25 AM »
Would you mind adding it to the Gdoc then? Because I only collected the Tweets and mentioned a forum post of yours as of now. (for which I am grateful by the way)
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« Reply #450 on: August 26, 2018, 12:32:45 AM »
Would you mind adding it to the Gdoc then? Because I only collected the Tweets and mentioned a forum post of yours as of now. (for which I am grateful by the way)
I just wrote to you on Discord. I sent you (and Hyrul) the description of how the puzzle is/was solved.
Feel free to copy-paste or edit whatever you feel like for the Gdoc! ;)

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« Reply #451 on: August 26, 2018, 03:13:04 AM »
I just did that. We'll see how Hyrul decides to adapt it, but your input was and is a great help. Thank you. I couldn't do it on my own this time around, absoutely not.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #452 on: August 26, 2018, 09:12:08 AM »
I find this treasure hunt interesting. Its like a elementary version of the cicada 3301 phenomenon.

I'm enjoying all your guys' hard work. Keep it up. I'm also amazed at how many intelligent people there are on here.
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« Reply #453 on: August 26, 2018, 12:17:03 PM »
I don't consider myself to be intelligent. That would be incredibly arrogant.
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« Reply #454 on: August 26, 2018, 03:25:57 PM »
In case it's interesting to someone else:

I just read the article Freddy linked in his last WordPress page (https://dellsystem.me/posts/sudoku-code).

Freddy's error, which he mentioned in one of his tweet (https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1033342875248091136), was not such. He did the same thing as the example in the article:
  • He chose a 48 letter password ("In...Master"),
  • He ciphered it ("Un...Yakmii"),
  • He separated the last 5 letters ("akmii") and put them outside the Sudoku grid,
  • He threw in an extra 2 letters (in this case, his initials) to the 43 letters ("UFn...jY"),
  • He distributed the 45 letters in the grid.

I think this goes to show that, each time we thought (or he stated) he made a mistake, it was never the case.
(The other examples would be the extra "Falling Into Infinity", which he never corrected; and the "6=2" thing from last week.)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2018, 03:41:32 PM by Sebastián Pratesi »