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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted July 26 2007 - 07:37 AM

Has anyone checked this out? I can't get past the second one.

http://www.grngecko.com/torment.html

#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Carl Miller

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Posted July 26 2007 - 09:38 AM

I saw this about a week ago, and past the second stage...didn't even bother once I saw the third stage of it.
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#3 of 26 OFFLINE   James_Kiang

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Posted July 27 2007 - 07:57 AM

Stuck on the very first one. Somewhat interesting, though I wonder... Carl, did you stop because of content, difficulty, or some other reason?

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Joe S.

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Posted July 27 2007 - 08:03 AM

I have no idea what you are even supposed to do on the first page. Anyone enlighten me? Are you looking for a keyword or something?

#5 of 26 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:16 AM

Are we posting answers here. I am stuck on #4.

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#6 of 26 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:41 AM

OK, I got number 4, but my math sucks so I am going to have a friend help me with number 5. At least I think #5 is an equation of sorts.

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#7 of 26 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted July 27 2007 - 10:16 AM

D'oh, I feel stupid. Number 5 was not an equation at all.

#8 of 26 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted July 27 2007 - 11:03 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe S.
I have no idea what you are even supposed to do on the first page. Anyone enlighten me? Are you looking for a keyword or something?
I agree. The first page seems pretty pointless to me. Many difficult puzzles I've seen are quite simple once you get 'into' the thought pattern of the originator - like most puzzles of Myst. I just don't feel motivated to join in this puzzle - little introduction and no point...

#9 of 26 OFFLINE   Carl Miller

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Posted July 27 2007 - 11:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by James_Kiang
Stuck on the very first one. Somewhat interesting, though I wonder... Carl, did you stop because of content, difficulty, or some other reason?

Content, I guess.

It's 11 1/2 lines of text you have to decipher or something. The first line looks like this:

"V nz pregnva lbh ner orvot jngpurq fb. V pna bayl ymir"

I saw 11 lines of that and decided immediately it wasn't for me.
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#10 of 26 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted July 27 2007 - 02:15 PM

The answer to 3 is


ewreerusufre it is a letter replacement puzzle

ABCDEFGHIJKLMN

NOPQRSTUVWXYZ

A=N
B=O
ect. ect.

the word in "rjerrehfhser" = ewreerusufre


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#11 of 26 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted July 30 2007 - 01:17 AM

OK, I'm still stuck on #2. Can someone post a hint? Use spoilers for those who don't want help.

#12 of 26 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted July 30 2007 - 03:59 AM

Quote:
I have no idea what you are even supposed to do on the first page. Anyone enlighten me? Are you looking for a keyword or something?
I'm with you, Joe... I like puzzles but, don't get what I'm supposed to solve there. That's the puzzle, I suppose.

I do like creepy/cryptic brainteasers, though.

#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted July 30 2007 - 04:11 AM

Oh wait... I just realized if you hit ENTER rather than clicking the "Submit" button.. it wont accept what you put there, right or wrong, and just take you back to the same page.

At least that's how it is for me.. must be a glitch in the java.

#14 of 26 OFFLINE   James_Kiang

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Posted July 30 2007 - 05:12 AM

GAH! Can I get a clue to the first one???

EDIT: OK, so I typed in
one of the words on the first page
and it appears to have worked. Now I am also on the second page like Vlad.

EDIT2: Well, the second one seemed to be pretty simple. The third I would never have figured out without the hint from earlier in the thread. After doing what that Tyler said to do, I got tired of decoding the message, so I just used his answer and got to the next one.
And now I have to decode again using morse code...


#15 of 26 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted July 30 2007 - 06:22 AM

I'm wondering if I'm not stuck on a dead-end page. Is the 2nd puzzle titled
Deja Vu?


#16 of 26 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted July 30 2007 - 08:42 AM

Vlad,


The second puzzle is titled "Deja Vu", you are on the right track.


try highlighting the "entire" page.


Hope that helps.

I have not played this in a couple of days. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I can spare some time to try agian.

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#17 of 26 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted July 30 2007 - 11:16 AM

I've gotten pretty far... for me anyway. I'm on #6, I think.

I'll admit, I've used a few hints from around the 'net and now I'm stuck on the creepy girl with tape over her mouth.

It's some form of encrypted message. But, I'm trying to figure out what the key would be.

#18 of 26 OFFLINE   BrianW

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Posted July 30 2007 - 02:54 PM

So this would be torment of the self-induced variety, then? Posted Image I'll pass. I love puzzles, but not the kind that begin with, "I'm thinking of a color..." The graphic design of the site is very cool, though. Good luck on your progress. There really are false dead ends, so bookmark your progress, and be prepared to back up a step or two along the way.

BTW - The tesselated geckos graphic is really cool!
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#19 of 26 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted August 01 2007 - 02:30 AM

Ok, with the hints from Tyler I was able to finally get past #2. I made it past #3 and #4 (which so far has been the coolest one) and now #5 is giving me a headache just looking at it.

EDIT: found a link to a substitution cyhper which helped me with #5; http://rumkin.com/to...ubstitution.php
Now on to #6.

#20 of 26 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted August 01 2007 - 04:29 AM

Let me know when you get past the paintings, Vlad. Posted Image I'm stuck.

Or if anyone wants to take a crack at this puzzle and give me a big hint on how to solve it:

EDIT: Nevermind... got it. Posted Image

I'll admit, deciphering things isn't one of my strong suits... I'm sure I'm in way over my head with this puzzle trail. But it's fun anyway. Posted Image





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