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there is a weird shaped object between two trees, could just be a bird but im hoping its the tomahalk missle bis didnt manage to finish before the release of A2 but still added it half finished

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_AaF-K_ey8JM/TcEVONu3jZI/AAAAAAAAAC8/ph48hrCaEGY/snap0074.jpg

look above the house between the two trees

Check top left of that sign, maybe JPG artifact or letter?

looks like the I or something..

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I guess you havnt heard about the Portal 2 arg then

Summary of the arg - day by day

Wiki dedicated to that ARG

I think we should organize a little bit better in case this arg is going to last some more time, and recives more updates.

First of all we need that real life location in CZ dug up and checked for clues. Knowing how ARGs work - it shouldnt be too well hidden, and will probably be obvious to anybody on the spot. Just a matter of getting there. Its 340km from my location so if everyone else from CZ fails, ill try to go.

Second - good finds on the 2nd part photo (numbers, subs etc.) Again - knowing ARGs, when it comes to images as clues, there are usually multiple levels of clues. The numbers should be collected and checked against containing ciphers, converted back and forth to hex, binary systems, etc. anything that comes to mind to anyone. Also - feel free to manipulate color levels, adjust contrasts, and all that you can do in photoshop/photo editor, to look for potential addional clues. Check the code of the images, look for suspicious lines.

I know you can convert files between format - maybe its worth to put the images we got into some audio format, to check for embeeded audio messages?

Anything that comes to mind might help :)

ATM i'm suspecting anyone that his first post in BIS forum is at this thread as an insider, so I got my eyes on you :cool:

Am i'm the only one that is seeing a hex code in the fence in the second picture?

If i'll translate and broken plank to 0 and full to 1 i'll get something like:

1011, 111, 11, 0, 1, 0, 11, 01, 1, 101, 1011, 00.

Don't know what it mean, but that part looks like a PS work, can any one conferm this kind of fence pattern anywhere else?

I'm linking a previous picture take a look on the damaged wooden fence http://photoliver.free.fr/bordel/inverted%20colors%202.png

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I think there are more clues to come, but my guess is some mini campaign like Eagle Wing, but playing as a SEAL or SBS team, inserted by HMS Astute off the coast. The objective is to covertly flush out and capture/kill a fugitive hiding somewhere in Chernarus, with the clues leading to the likely hiding place, beginining underneath the house. It could be an underground location (like Saddam Hussein's hidey hole or as highlighted in an earlier post a VBS2 type bunker). Would be very topical.

You heard it here first.

cj

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ATM i'm suspecting anyone that his first post in BIS forum is at this thread as an insider, so I got my eyes on you :cool:

Am i'm the only one that is seeing a hex code in the fence in the second picture?

If i'll translate and broken plank to 0 and full to 1 i'll get something like:

1011, 111, 11, 0, 1, 0, 11, 01, 1, 101, 1011, 00.

Don't know what it mean, but that part looks like a PS work, can any one conferm this kind of fence pattern anywhere else?

I'm linking a previous picture take a look on the damaged wooden fence http://photoliver.free.fr/bordel/inverted%20colors%202.png

Joined feb 2007, i think he's clean

Edited by ArmAriffic

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Joined feb 2007, i think he's clean

Last 3 visiters on his profile: Me you and Jezuro, guess what - a BIS developer :bounce3:. Clean my $%^. Still got my eyes on hime :cool:

So I think either they are trying to pull out leg or leading us somewhere.

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Joined feb 2007, i think he's clean

Join date is a simple line in a text file which anyone with access to the forum ftp files can change. I know this because Ive done it on my own forum.:)

But I would probably agree that he is clean

Fonz

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Last 3 visiters on his profile: Me you and Jezuro, guess what - a BIS developer :bounce3:. Clean my $%^. Still got my eyes on hime :cool:

So I think either they are trying to pull out leg or leading us somewhere.

BIS compromised themselves :D

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;1911880']Join date is a simple line in a text file which anyone with access to the forum ftp files can change. I know this because Ive done it on my own forum.:)

But I would probably agree that he is clean

Fonz

Erm...i think it is more a field in a database..i know that, actually messing around with mysql and such sh*t.

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Myke;1911877']Bin: 10111111101011011101101100

= hex: 5feb76c

= dez: 100579180

= okt: 577533554

:EDITH:

http://mike.shannonandmike.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/CSI-image-enhance.jpg

What about morse code? :D

Short sticks and long ones could translate to short and long beeps.

-.-- Y

--- O

-- M

. E

- T

. E

-- M

.- A

- T

-.- K

-.-- Y

-- M

Or inverted, short stick translates to long beep and vice versa:

.-.. L

... S

.. I

- T

. E

- T

.. I

-. N

. E

.-. R

.-.. L

.. I

Edited by MadDogX

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Does anyone know what the billboard in the photo actually says?

Regards

PS maybe they are releasing, underground and underwater. just a thought

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Does anyone know what the billboard in the photo actually says?

Regards

PS maybe they are releasing, underground and underwater. just a thought

it says:

Is that billboard the next bit of the ARG?

"Elect CHDKZ" is what's written in Russian. I'm certain that the script following underneath reads "Vote Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star (CHDKZ)" but I don't know Czech.

Also, maturin, black hats are malicious hackers (opposed to white hats which aren't)

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I guess you havnt heard about the Portal 2 arg then

To be honest i'm not interested in Portal 2, first of al it is steam related and i had to many probelems with steam and every game that is bound to use steam loses my interest kinda very fast.

Never the les, i played various games and i never found any game comunity that was deeply ineterested and involved with the dev team like Bis brought us. Wheter i know Protal 2 or not does not have anything to do with it :D

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I do not believe it's 6 lines of code, but 6 levels of coded messages. So we still have a way to go.

Do the 6 letters of ASTUTE match up with locations on Chernarus?

6 hints.... 6 locations? We've got two so far. Waiting to see if next hint has anything to do with a location in Chernarus..

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I do not believe it's 6 lines of code, but 6 levels of coded messages. So we still have a way to go.

Do the 6 letters of ASTUTE match up with locations on Chernarus?

6 hints.... 6 locations? We've got two so far. Waiting to see if next hint has anything to do with a location in Chernarus..

6 lines, 6 hints - there are also 6 photos from yesterday.

Ive dropped them into image error analyze:

http://errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/9a57292/

http://errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/e1df572/

http://errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/5b8b8e6/

http://errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/99073f4/

http://errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/679845e/

http://errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/84eb99b/

Working on the background photo from today - it should be more interesting since we KNOW it has been modified, and maybe theres more to it.

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If I could just throw my ideas into the ring :)

Looking back at the first "hack":

This is no stupid game! You're dealing with p3R51An 8lacK Hat5 8oy5 and every 42 hours we'll give you something to keep you aware. Keep you wondering. We know you found Spukayev's files back in 2009, and that they bought you a way out of that mess. But that's not everything the old crook had been hiding. The stash is still buried there.

On AAN, its says:

According to Bohemia Interactive marketing materials, the company creates simulation terrain according to real terrain data. So the speculation is that the hacker's claims and photos point to a real location. Why would the hackers point to such a place remains unknown. We are not able to locate the spot nor send an investigator to find out the truth.
(http://www.aan-online.com/en/news/5-world/31-hackers-attack.html)

My thoughs are that there has been a lot of discussion on the net about how the devs of Outerra were approached by a "milsim" company about developing a new game (http://www.battle.no/?section=news&nid=606)

If you read what it ways on the Outerra website:

3D planetary engine for seamless planet rendering from space down to the surface. Can use arbitrary resolution of elevation data, refining it to centimeter resolution using fractal algorithms.

Unlimited visibility, progressive download of data, procedural content generation.

Integrated vehicle and aircraft physics engines.

and

An integrated flight dynamics model library (JSBSim) provides fully configurable physics and math model defining the movement of aircraft or rocket under various natural or applied forces and moments.

The engine also handles complex vehicle physics and its interactions with the terrain. It makes an ideal platform for integrating the ground and aerial vehicle simulation into one solution, while also allowing to have the whole world available in it.

Matches with what BI were saying about the "hackers" - "the company creates simulation terrain according to real terrain data"

If you have a search around the web there is huge amounts of debate and talk about whether Outerra is going to be as Arma 3's engine.

More info for you guys to make your mind up:

http://www.outerra.com

http://outerra.blogspot.com/

Some vids/pics:

http://www.outerra.com/shots/s_apache_sm_03.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_BoU4btzqsCY/TMxaJq_GB_I/AAAAAAAAADU/vipIY3vHrLY/s1600/apache5.jpg

and for the people thinking about underground/underwater hints:

Just my thoughts, probably wrong, but meh :)

Schancky

Edited by Schancky

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Only the sky appears to be real, touched-up screenshots of ArmA 3? :D:cc: Although, any filters would surely be used on the entire image.

Oh... OOOh, render to texture! It's a trap. :D

Edited by Iroquois Pliskin

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Also :

YOMETEMATKYM SITETINERLI

Anagram? Do the letters look familiar to anyone? Maybe something game-world related?

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ATM i'm suspecting anyone that his first post in BIS forum is at this thread as an insider, so I got my eyes on you :cool:

Am i'm the only one that is seeing a hex code in the fence in the second picture?

If i'll translate and broken plank to 0 and full to 1 i'll get something like:

1011, 111, 11, 0, 1, 0, 11, 01, 1, 101, 1011, 00.

Don't know what it mean, but that part looks like a PS work, can any one conferm this kind of fence pattern anywhere else?

I'm linking a previous picture take a look on the damaged wooden fence http://photoliver.free.fr/bordel/inverted%20colors%202.png

I dont think the broken fence means something because I've checked it in game and it looks like in the picture. It's in Krasnostav.

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Also :

YOMETEMATKYM SITETINERLI

Anagram? Do the letters look familiar to anyone? Maybe something game-world related?

from anagram i-net side ;)

first:

Take Yet Mommy

second makes no sense at the moment ... serching

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I dont think the broken fence means something because I've checked it in game and it looks like in the picture. It's in Krasnostav.

Okay, so much for that. Thanks for checking. :o

Lookls like we can forget about the whole binary/hex/morse code thing. False alarm.

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@Schancky, interesting theory.

Was only reading about these guys the other week.

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@Schancky, interesting theory.

Was only reading about these guys the other week.

Best one yet, fits in with Take On Copters. ;)

O6iB8oDUtl4

Wishful thinking? :(

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