Right, I got there eventually. The first step was appropriate for the theme, and reassured me I was on the right track. But then it turned into so much guesswork, and I can't see how I'd have proceeded without reading the comments.
Those 14 letters -- once I got the words from the many hints (thank you all), there are still some individual letters I can only see if I already know what I'm looking for, and could just as well see several others instead. Especially the "u"/"c".
One fairly early comment named the cipher, but I've no idea how they figured that out, given that they hadn't solved it yet.
I am so close to the end I got ytro and the second half kinda makes sense there is a location there but it is way to long for a passcode am I missing something?
It's the passcode. It just needs to be condensed a bit.
ytro is right, just need to be a little adjusted - look for typical characters of passcode (eg. AR ending)
This actually very helpful, i stuck on wrong key (starting with nes.. which gave me google translator) about a hour.
Is this a creditable hint or will it throw us down a rabbit hole?
My last four characters are roma I suppose ar is technically there is that what it is supposed to be?
Does condensing it have anything to do with the movie names it come up with? my last 4 spell roma which has ar but where does 13 come from?
Sorry i am new with decoding, so i dont know how far can i go with hints, however, this quote from previous posts could help:
Through the journey of South Africa, I can decode the text to another random text starts with "yt..." I can read a few film NAMES from it and last two give me AR. But no idea how to process... any hints?
Can someone tell me what the passcode format is so I have a clue how to break this up?
6 prefixes (letters and numbers)
The passcode format is the same as in all of the previous 13 archetype challenges.
where XXXXXX is a string of six letters or digits
Also, please try not to give too many hints by presenting the stuff you currently have.
If you are this close to the solution, rather try to contact people on a private channel to compare notes and get helpful nudges.
Okay I think I know how to get 13 AR now but still left with a bunch of words I can't do anything with
I am so close but don't know what to do next
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Stop after the first 'y', then look again. But yeah, this keycode is really going all over the world. Be glad you made it to 'ytro', if some of you get stuck at 'thgb' then you have to look again at your previous step.
Finally got it with some help this was a tedious puzzle this week though it was pretty fun good luck everyone!
I thought 8 and 10 were blank, but they're not. Even so, I had correctly guessed what they were going for, but I trusted google. Don't trust google, get a second opinion.
Any clues to convert the coordinates? I've been trying to get something useful for 3 hours
Somebody already posted on the first page the 'conversion'. Or are you not sure how to use the 'coordinates'?
There are already lots of clues in this thread. You can hit me up in Telegram if you need a sparring partner
It's credible. I tested it myself.
that was quite an interesting trip. a few places were weird, but turned out to be ok. now back to work.. LOL
Thank you @NineBerry for helping me see where I was falling short on the last step. I was way over thinking it.
"keysomeotherwords" resulted in "13..." when you decoded what was literally described as a "key" in the previous step. Then, since "13ar" is known / common theme anyway, it's here more to make sure you are on the right track.
But I missed the hint to cipher name, too, still no idea how to find it. If not comments here, would not guess it probably.
Thanks...Knowing most if not all all the passcodes will be a prefix of 6, keyword, 13AR, made me not care to decode that part...
a friend popped into my DM to tell me about it.
appreciate the heads up.
A good skill for these challenges is getting a "sense" for ciphers and encodings. For instance, if you see UppErlow3rcaSe= that's a dead giveaway for base64. Strings of limited alphabets point to polyalphabetic ciphers. Recognizing a data format gives you the first clue here. Side note: It was cool to immediately know the tool that the puzzle maker used to create the first set of clues! You can find it easily if you google literally what you're seeing, it's pretty fun.
I think they put in "key" to throw up a small roadblock against known plaintext attack on a very simple cipher.
I got "ytrois ...." a long time ago but as much as I try, I don't achieve anything. French?
Did some irl exploring to the AM02-DELTA-01 location