If you have inputs 1-7 and a coding method that takes different input (if you have the correct method you will absolutely know by the cipher name) then find a way to make your input look like the input the code wants.
The wiki page I'm using for order is... Classical and follows... Rules.
Not even a little. The lone google hit for "1-7 segments cipher" brings up L-C-D, which... neither works positively (there is only one thing that uses 2 segments, but two unique inputs with 2), nor negatively (not a single one uses just-one segment).
Think more modern not really rules but an attribute of the element
As for myself, I'd probably find it more helpful if I knew how the association between element and number worked.
One such possibility is actually related to alchemy, with gold leading the pack, lead bringing up the rear, and quicksilver in third place.
Do I need to find these 13 groups after i assign values 1-7 to the elements or after? And what exactly should the decode spit out? alphabetic letters?
What displays were used alot before L C D? Really we can't say L.C.D??
Not sure why the abbreviation for "liquid crystal display" was censored, but I believe their precursor was "cathode-ray tube".
(Unless you're referring to the technology used to display imagery on a cathode-ray tube, in which case we have a lot of options: Color Graphics Adapter, Enhanced Graphics Adapter, and Video Graphics Array to name just a few.)
Not for computers, think calculators from the 70-80's or earlier
Assigning 1-7 will aide in the making of the groups
That could be either light-emitting diodes or vacuum fluorescent displays.
To be slightly more blunt, I was thinking, for instance that Saturn has rulership over lead.
So in respect to the ciphers available to the site one of the digit display technologies will make sense
Come on guys, 1-7, segments, display not L.C.D... surely I've given enough away for most people to find the cipher??
Nothing Todo with planets
I still got nothing
Well c.r.u.d. That's a rabbit hole I regret.
ETA: I did type c r u d. That's a tight censor.
Seems like it should be, but I've been stuck on the cipher for quite a while now. I only get 12 groups and it decodes to gibberish...
F... Step 2 🤦♂️ 🤣
Ah, all done. Like the sheet music puzzle, it taught me a few things about thinking too far.
On step 1, I wrote a program to find possible 12-letter words from the grid. Found a bunch of 9-letter words, nothing longer. Backtracked and the answer was obvious.
On step 3, I knew exactly what the puzzle was but found a totally logical way to split the string into 12 parts instead of 13. Failing to manually figure it out based on that, I, of course, wrote another program to brute-force the results. And I even got a seemingly human-written result this way! Took me way too long to figure out that this is not the way these challenges are supposed to work, and found that the correct order is encoded in the puzzle itself and hinted at by the background.
Think back, L.C.D. emulated this display to make cheaper displays and even a font was made in it's style.
Perhaps the wrong numbers for 1-7, correct numbers will easily break into 13 groups
Yup, pretty sure I have the correct technology. First thing I tried this morning. I've tried so many ways to number things... I'm going to feel dumb when I finally see my mistake :)
Does 7 segment display go anywhere or just a rabbit hole? I have numbers assigned I don't know if they are right though?
Any hints (Even in DM) for step 4? I'm having issues with that rabbit hole
The background hints at the proper order to use. Once you have that, it'll all come together very nicely.
Thanks, I wouldn't got this cipher in thousand years. Like what the actual f.
I found the issue I had with step 4.
It's color profile fudgery. As a hint, Photoshop uses "Gray Gamma 2.2" as the default color profile for grayscale images, and "sRGB" for RGB images. Converting from gray to RGB is not lossless. To make the conversion work as expected, change the color profile for grayscale images to "sGray".
As a tip for puzzle creators, avoid using grayscale mode on images. Or if you do, at least be consistent and use the same mode for all images.
Step 4 is terrible ... can you tell me if I’m still looking for a tiny.cc code?
You're looking for the passcode
Not sure if this helps but you need to ignore almost the entire image. Focus on the most insignificant bit you can find.