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Post by cutter »

This idea of the challenge is really nice, but i think the realisation is very ugly.
It is inconsistent and ambiguous at some points and the +809 seems to be a mistake.

edit: solved it but still don't know why this is the right solution
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Post by p2p »

am i on the right track with characters in games?
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Post by megabreit »

I have absolutely no clue. I found V.I.L.E. with Google near "Carmen Sandiego".
Do they have something in common?
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Post by p2p »

that was actually the same thing i found.
i also combined it with cipher, crypt, decript, code and decode because they are the evil ones and maybe have some sort of secret-language. but i got ne result
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Post by mcjohn »

Hey guys, I created this challenge. There is unfortunately some confusion on the answer itself that probably only those who have solved it will understand. I have sent an email just now to very slightly apart of the question to hopefully correct this and asked that once it be fixed the administrator post here. Regardless of the change, you will "know" with the original you are on the right track solving this challenge and it is most definitely solvable (4 so already), albeit some ambiguity.

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Post by mcjohn »

This challenge has been updated/changed slightly so make sure you refresh your screen. The answer is still the same and with either version the challenge is solvable. (but now less confusion I hope).

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Post by bass »

This seems to contain a typo:


The 503 in the middle is probably supposed to be a 593.
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Post by nighthalk »

wow talk about annoyingly simple, it had me stumped for like a year. and ya everyone treat the 503 as 593 but you really dont "need" it
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Post by d6E8bBU5aXHm »

503 is perfectly right :)
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Post by andythejocker »

well...kinda hard at first...got in in 5 minutes...thanks wikipedia :D
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Post by Nudin »

In my solution the 503 ist also wrong…
Found out never the less.
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Post by aurora »

503 is absolutly right
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Post by bboy »

503 is not right. It could be 593 , 372....
Nice idea btw ;)
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Post by Flog343 »

great idea if you ask me
for everyone still needing some help a tiny hint:
try to find out what +(number) can mean even and if it doesnt makes sense first try to get a letter from it. the 2nd letter may end up wrong depending on your source
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Post by morio »

LOL......But Who Exactly Are These Guys......Very Creative
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