I've tried that but the different width and count is messing me up.
I'm new to this so what's going on?
07.02 could it be July 2nd or Feb 7th? is that time or could lead to other thing?
if it 12hr format, then it is missing the AM/PM
I couldn't figure out what 07:02 refers to. Someone mentioned that it is a hint to the code type, but even knowing what the code type is, I couldn't find a reference for that. In the end I managed to figure out what the code was with some observation, and didn't make use of the 07:02 at all for the decoding or the final solve.
It would have been cool if the puzzle was using Code 2 of 7 (a.k.a. Codabar) but it wasn't.
I feel like I must be missing something so simple to not be able to create a workable code out of this to get the letters. Or its just my barcode scanners I'm using, I guess I'll have to try and do it manually :l
I'm so sad. This is my first attempt at cracking a code. Got it to scan, but got 8 different codes. Not smart enough to get beyond this point and I've used up all my research skills. I've learned a lot but need to move on as I've spent three hours on this already. Good luck to everyone and I send my wishes to all to crack the code! I'll try again next week.🙂
Code39 only has two widths, "narrow" and "wide". This clearly has multiple widths.
@Jyouzh @Godstar0 and others having trouble finding the keyword; here is a (slightly outdated) list of keywords used in passcodes:
As a general rule, all glyph translations and lore related terms are possible keywords.
This code's format has been posted here already and it doesn't really match any format I had seen before. But assuming it's kept consistent we might expect anything ranging from exactly that pattern to 'keyword somewhere embedded within 10 random letters and digits' for the future codes (though the suffix seems pretty specific.)
finally got it. was stuck at 99% of the process. question to the native speakers who solved it: is this a common way to represent numbers or did you just guess? bugs me a bit taking so long for the last 'riddle' but after all this was my first attempt decoding a passcode challenge. I'll be prepared for the next one.
numbers have been presented like this in previous puzzles.
@quattro It's not at all common in English but not unseen in passcodes. NIA's used a lot of all conceivable ways to encode digits over the years.
These puzzles (or at least the "post-processing" steps) aren't really tailored for first-time-solvers.
There are two puzzle walkthrough pages mentioned in this thread: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/7476/previous-decoding-challenges#latest , to maybe give inspiration to some people.
And if you use the widths of the bars you don't even need the wiki since there's a decoding site that will do the work for you ;)
The differing widths are significant. They can be broken down into defined lengths...for this code to work there needs to be a total value of 11 for each segment of 6 parts. If you aren't getting that then you have a mistake somewhere.
Lets try not to post too many spoilers this early. Maybe later in the week?
ugh, i've never worked so hard for a media...
Are there some barcode scanners better than others?
Finally ! Got it ! Thanks
i think the best thing you can do for this puzzle is to learn how to translate the bars into numbers "manually", without any scanner
Solved with my eyes and hands only, not manipulated the image but printed it to check my way is correct or not.
The keyword is a strange word for me since I'm not a native English speaker, but it was fun :D
Thanks for everyone who commented the hints and helped me.
I was trying to transcribe it by hand looking at code 39 guide, but that only uses two varying widths for black lines, but this looks like three
@TheHiveMind thank you very much! (btw: try googling these numbers, you'll find some awkward things) can't wait for the next riddle to be released. next time, I'm prepared :->
this is fun :-D
It is not code39 ;)
all you need for this is image editor, dcode.fr, and either one wikipedia article or a barcode scanner
Actually It's just a clue on which way you should rotate the other half of the bar code.
I was struggling with one (seemingly superfluous) bit and didn't understand that it belongs to a "special sequence". Should have read the specs more accurate, LOL.
I honestly have no clue how to get the answer