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michuber



Joined: 26 Oct 2008
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Hi,
I've tried all possible dimensions and bits/pixel, but all I can see is
a circle with scrambled characters.

Any hints?
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:11 pm View user's profile Send private message
gfoot



Joined: 05 Sep 2007
Posts: 269
Location: Brighton, UK

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It sounds like you're assuming that the file is corrupted? That's not what the challenge description says.
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:26 pm View user's profile Send private message
megabreit



Joined: 03 Jan 2009
Posts: 141

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Do I understand you right? There is no corruption in the file, like in "Broken Image"?
I thought that I found (at least) one... looks like I have to dig a bit deeper into the BMP format spec.
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:02 am View user's profile Send private message
michuber



Joined: 26 Oct 2008
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megabreit wrote:
looks like I have to dig a bit deeper into the BMP format spec.


Maybe you have to extend the spec...
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:24 am View user's profile Send private message
nighthalk



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 41

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its technically not broken, just no program is writen to process it because the image software programers were lazy and only did specific cases ^_^
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:23 pm View user's profile Send private message
portal



Joined: 22 Jul 2007
Posts: 19

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only one little question...
if I am able to open the picture, I should be able to read the word inside, or I am supposed to still do any transformation in it before being able to read something?
thanks
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:28 pm View user's profile Send private message
megabreit



Joined: 03 Jan 2009
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I guess it's already hard enough to open the picture. There is no additional transformation to do. So if your display shows just garbage, you didn't open it the right way Laughing
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:38 pm View user's profile Send private message
portal



Joined: 22 Jul 2007
Posts: 19

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thank you. very helpful!
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:39 pm View user's profile Send private message
DaymItzJack



Joined: 29 Oct 2009
Posts: 106

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nighthalk wrote:
its technically not broken, just no program is writen to process it because the image software programers were lazy and only did specific cases ^_^
Probably because this image is in a stupid format. ;p
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:04 pm View user's profile Send private message
dangermouse



Joined: 05 Jun 2011
Posts: 89
Location: deep space computing AG

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I also am at the level "concentric circle with scrambled characters", i tried to adjust the colormap but no way to find a solution Sad

EDIT: as hint: play with endianness, with some luck it should be possible to extract the solution word without using the colormap.
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AMindForeverVoyaging
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Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 472
Location: Germany

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I'm actually a bit surprised that less than 100 people have solved this one in over four(!) years.

This is a pretty straightforward challenge, after all. Nothing you can solve in a minute, but really not as freakin' obscure as some others are. Wink
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:08 pm View user's profile Send private message
Hckr



Joined: 25 Mar 2010
Posts: 27

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Im pretty sure to open the image according to the extended spec. But still i can see no word Confused
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:38 pm View user's profile Send private message
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