This is actually insightful, and I don't think people are giving WildBlueY0nder enough credit here...
Why are we doing this? Do we get AP? Do we get a badge? Does it help our faction?
How is Ingress involved at all, other than serving as a tool to register completion time of our decode?
me doy por vencido
Thank you, I asked some people on my team that are within my area how it’s basically done. I’m awaiting a reply from them. That gave me more to think about and put my nerves to rest.. a little. Before that I felt like I was looking at Latin for the first time.
I finally got the 23 letters and I found out what the keyword is, but I cannot see how I'm suppose to find three numbers with just 9 letters since 7 are in the keyword, and 7 more are needed for the format (xxx##xKeyword##xx). Am I doing this right or can I repeat letters?
I finally got the 23 letters and I found out what the keyword is, but I cannot see how I'm suppose to find three numbers with just 9 letters since 7 are in the keyword, and 7 more are needed for the format (aaa#aaKeyword##aa). Am I doing this right or can I repeat letters?
Edit: I got it!!!!! First time decoding, my mistake was that I rearranged the letters in alphabetical order. Thank you to everyone who gave advise in this discussion.
I'm in the final stretch, not sure how to put it all together though.
Someone posted the format before: aaa#aakeyword##aa
And I've seen others repost the format with varying small changes to it while they're discussing it.... This is my first time ever decoding something so I'm totally lost on how to finish it other than brute forcing it.
OMG... i eyeballed a wrong space and had a wrong letter... geez..
tried so many times on intel and it got hot... input in scanner.. got my media. pfft.. YAY. DONE
I hate to admit that I can relate all too well with this decoding method lol. Kudos to you for making this work!
Hopefully this is the first step in bringing back anomaly decoding. Decoders from each faction were granted intel for their faction if they were the first to solve anomaly puzzles. Being a part of a decoding team did wonders for international collaboration and gave off site agents an opportunity to participate with anomaly events if they were too far away.
I think it's misleading to say it spits out 23 characters. Google Lens and every other scanner I used unambiguously spits out more than 23 characters. (spoiler) https://photos.app.goo.gl/pMnWBfEFyz7aBefn7 I think I get where you're going, but you're obscuring a step.
Do you need to spoil it?
Just like to say thanks for the many help and hints shared here!
I just gonna add that when you reach the string of 23 chars it doesn't need any hard decoding.
I spent a lot of time trying to decode something almost already decoded, you just need to adjust it a little to match the correct format
And for us who our first language is Spanish the keyword is very similar to the translation in Spanish
Finally got it, thanks to the little hints from everyone in this thread! What turned the lightbulb on for me was taking a nap and it came to me lol.
This is my first time decoding. Very glad I didn't give up.
For anybody still struggling:
- I didn't use 1s and 0s.
- I used MS Paint and literally just zoomed in to 800% to ensure I didn't mistake the 3s for 4s.
- The keyword is not in most people's vocabulary, even for native English speakers!
- I could not have completed this without the 'ingresscodes/keywords' list.
- The keyword is NOT 6 characters in length (as previously suggested).
- Don't give up!
The hardest part for me was confirming the correct direction(s) of the barcode! I stayed up late last night trying to decode this. Spent all day today with a headache at work decoding this too but finally got it XD I'm actually really proud of myself! Thanks for all the hints and pointers!
Any updates on that issue?
You're right it's not very related to the "game" of Ingress. It's a mini-game of it's own aimed at people who enjoy this sort of thing. If it's not your cup of tea, don't bother with it. You said yourself there's no in game reward.
Finally, after some hours of reading and thinking and some little nudge from another player, I did it !
I did create a barcode image that can be scanned with a scanner app without knowing beforehand what the outcome would be.
First, I extracted the two parts from the source image. Then I created variants by inverting colors and flipping horizontally. None of these images could be scanned by a scanner app. I knew that barcodes usually have start and stop sections that you can also see in the barcode pattern. So I looked at pictures of barcodes on the web and my variations and spotted the correct start and ending for a specific barcode format in two of my variations. Clued these two parts together and voila resulting image could be scanned successfully.
First step?? Did you completely ignore the 1000 puzzles decoded during the last series?
Can anybody give me a hint just how many uppercase letters are there in the answer, do I uppercase every one in keyword or what, I tried all reasonable upper-lower combination I can think of and I'm tired of the cooling time for passcodes....
I got the pattern, 7-letter keyword and checksum is right, so if the checksum's right it means I don't have wrong characters in the 23 character string doesn't it? I don't know why it doesn't work then. Intel just keeps saying invalid.
Yeah managed to solve it, after reading all posts/.hints I finally figured it out
Passcodes are case-insensitive. That means that ingress treats the passcodes HELLO hello and HElLo all the same.
Me e pasado mas de 24 horas seguidas sentado frente a la PC para no llegar a nada, no tengo conocimiento de codigos de barras, no entiendo a que se refieren con 0s, 1s, y cosas así, tampoco entiendo como poronga hacer para leer el codigo de barras manualmente, no se de donde sacar esa información, todo mal niantic lpm, metete la medalla o el media en el orto
For those who are trying to decode… these are some helpful clues...
THE MOST IMPORTANT CLUE...
Are any ciphers needed at the end to get the numbers and letters after you get the passcode or is it all there?
a kind of, but you don't need a special tool for that, you can solve it by yourself once you see it
Remind yourselves, Niantic did this.
You don't need a barcode scanner. You don't need image manipulation. You do however, need to know enough English.
I have the keyword still lost on how to get the numbers and which letters go where though. Is it just random?