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Adis    0

I am bruteforcing already.

Are you using a word list?

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Beastage    3

I want to meet the people working for that 42 company.... they're smart ;)

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LAWLESS    0

I am new here and was attracted by the posts so if I miss something bear with me please. I've read all the posts and I wonder how come nobody see the obvious " JANUARY " in the word puzzle game. You start from the "J" in the middle which is the 41st letter when you count from the upper left corner from left to right. 41 is the reverse of the first two digits of the number at the bottom in the word puzzle page. Maybe this may give a clue to the solution. I'm now trying the other squares of 9 letters. The square on the left of the center square may also be interpreted as " AIRIN ". So it could lead to "airing" of some event on the 8th of January??? Please comment on this and lead me.

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nostrad    0

Going back to the video posted on Youtube:

...

6) Placing 5 Pocketwatches in a wooden box, with one pocketwatch alread inside the box. One pocketwatch is left on top of a pad of paper with a strange drawing to the right of the pocketwatch. 7 pocketwatches in total, with 6 inside the box

I would think this is possibly a hint to the number of keys.

There are three we have as solved,

3scape3grav1ty

iw4nttwinyou

and

wh0isl0ki (http://www.vanishingpointgame.com/biography/ responds to the question and http://vanishingpointgame.com/rpiiajsuy/ as mentioned solves the old sudoku also gives the same page so I'm putting this off as solved).

the iw4nttwinyou key did have the name Cipher Key 4.jpg. Additionally we have the image on IEBlog which is still unsolved and is named Vanishing Point Game_2.jpg. Possibly I would say the wh0isl0ki qualifies as number one (it gives the background of this, probably fictional, Loki character).

Then there's the binary(?) key found on digg. That makes 5 known keys. If we assume,

a) This is a contest

b) The final part will take place at or around January 8th

it would be possible the last key is given there and first to solve it will win grand prize.

If I'm correct there are (at least, the key from digg cannot be assumed as safe as there is no other source) 1 more key/crypto to find and solve and we still haven't solved the key that started it all. :pinch:

Keep it up guys, I'm not nearly as clever as some others of you but this is too interesting to follow. And this actually made me sign up for an account. :cool:

Oh, and regarding the time limit, it'd be safe to assume we still have those 15 days left on the timer on the site so there's no big hurry (yet :p ).

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hyper4ctive    0

It doesn't seem to be edited again for me (last edit 17:17 sat 23rd)

it DID change...thats what I thought it said last time...now it says "This post has been edited by lokivanishes: Today, 03:17"

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well...    0

I had an idea: fractals like the one on the bio page have vanishing points (where you can no longer see the pattern)

maybe this links in somehow?

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Rob    20

Can I just say that I do not want people bruteforcing this. It takes away the skill from the game, and it's so much more rewarding when we find solutions based on our own analysis.

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Ambroos    801

Can't put any keys in anymore... Stop bruteforcing it won't lead you anywhere...

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Beastage    3

I've been reading and I can't figure out at what point the game currently at, help me

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Adis    0

Just to make it clear I'm not bruteforcing, I just put the idea out there. But as for the entering of keys it still works.

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Wyco    0

it DID change...thats what I thought it said last time...now it says "This post has been edited by lokivanishes: Today, 03:17"

no it didnt you just simply have a different time zone than some othe others. for me its edited yesterday 18.17

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smash505    0

Ok so heres a summary of some important information, maybe the front page of this thread should be updated to include all of this:

Related to the Biography page (http://vanishingpointgame.com/biography)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number

http://www.legon.demon.co.uk/vpoint.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio#...atical_pyramids

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanishing_point

Key from Digg:

"1st line: 01111000000000000000, 2nd line: 00011000011000101000, 3rd line: 00001100000000000000"

YouTube vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tKz-IrhgjQ:

View post #501 by ScottKin in this thread for more about the video..

Known Directories:

http://www.vanishingpointgame.com/

http://vanishingpointgame.com/antepenultimate/

http://vanishingpointgame.com/zenith/

http://vanishingpointgame.com/rpiiajsuy/

http://vanishingpointgame.com/biography/

http://vanishingpointgame.com/images/

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Rytis    0

Using a word list at max 2 requests per second.

But anyway, brute force will probably give nothing - most probably they only have the current puzzle goal page uploaded, and will upload more when it's solved.

In any case, I'm not going to get anything from this competition, as I'm not an american... It's just for my personal fun.

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Ambroos    801

can some admin check which emailadress the user lokivanishes used?

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Corris    42

I've been watching this thread since yesterday, very interesting stuff, keep it up guys.

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Adis    0

The book is actually about the Roman Empire, but it might be just a lead.

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Ambroos    801

from /biography:

So I learned Chinese and English and Latin and Greek. I learned that music was a kind of astronomy and that pure light was infinite but invisible.

Must have something to do with it...

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Adis    0

Yeah he was an astronomer and he invented some type of sun dial.

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