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Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
by GeoffreyY
Ladies and gentlemen, This is the mother of all puzzles.
Or maybe not. Who cares.

I swear it's not a copy of scary maze or anything similar, in case the cover looks like one to you.
(I figure out a lot of people didn't even start playing because they thought it's a horror game :roll: )

And to whom stuck on the cover (http://moap.danodemano.com/), scroll down and press the sign.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
by dimochka
took 10 minutes to get to level 6, and that's where i'm stuck. been staring at it / trying different things for a while.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
by Xias
dimochka wrote:took 10 minutes to get to level 6, and that's where i'm stuck. been staring at it / trying different things for a while.


Does the structure look familiar to you?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:45 am UTC
by gtown25nick
I'm stuck on 11.

Spoiler:
I decoded the text and got "Nothing to do". That wasn't the answer though so I started googling and came up with Long Island, but no variation of that worked.


Any help?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:42 am UTC
by GeoffreyY
gtown25nick wrote:I'm stuck on 11.

---EDIT: HINT DELETED---

EDIT: see Xias' post

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:50 am UTC
by Xias
gtown25nick wrote:I'm stuck on 11.

Spoiler:
I decoded the text and got "Nothing to do". That wasn't the answer though so I started googling and came up with Long Island, but no variation of that worked.


Any help?


Sure.

Spoiler:
The resource you are using is printing "Nothing to do." in the spot that outputs an encrypted string, not a decrypted string. Look in the other box for the actual decrypted string. You've solved it at this point; now it's just a matter of finding the right key and interpreting the results.


GeoffreyY wrote:-snip-


I don't think that
Spoiler:
telling him what form the answer comes in
is in the spirit of the puzzle. You gave him the means to guess the answer, not the means to figure it out. EDIT: Thanks, GeoffreyY.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
by gtown25nick
Thanks, I feel stupid now that I realize I was using the tool wrong. Now to do Level 12.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:27 pm UTC
by dimochka
Xias wrote:
dimochka wrote:took 10 minutes to get to level 6, and that's where i'm stuck. been staring at it / trying different things for a while.


Does the structure look familiar to you?


no :?

Wouldn't mind a small hint. Unless that was a hint that I'm not catching...

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
by GeoffreyY
dimochka wrote:
Xias wrote:
dimochka wrote:took 10 minutes to get to level 6, and that's where i'm stuck. been staring at it / trying different things for a while.


Does the structure look familiar to you?


no :?

Wouldn't mind a small hint. Unless that was a hint that I'm not catching...


Spoiler:
(xxx) xxx-xxxx


I don't believe you never saw that before

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
by dimochka
GeoffreyY wrote:
dimochka wrote:
Xias wrote:
dimochka wrote:took 10 minutes to get to level 6, and that's where i'm stuck. been staring at it / trying different things for a while.


Does the structure look familiar to you?


no :?

Wouldn't mind a small hint. Unless that was a hint that I'm not catching...


Spoiler:
(xxx) xxx-xxxx


I don't believe you never saw that before


You are correct, thanks for the help. Now on level 10, and I think I have an idea of how to approach it.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:38 am UTC
by dimochka
Please PM me with explanation for 11. I spent 10 minutes trying to guess it and did, but I still can't tie back to the answer. I really would like to know how to figure it out without lots of trial and error.

Spoiler:
I know the island name, and I know that blowfish relates to an 8-bit cypher, but I cannot figure out how i'd know the name of the island from this. I essentially tried every possible 4 and 6 letter island combination till I got the answer.


Thank you in advance.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:25 am UTC
by cjr22
Embarrassingly, I'm stuck on level 5, the one which looks like a spot the difference puzzle. Any hints?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:03 am UTC
by dudiobugtron
Spoiler:
Can you spot any differences?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:22 am UTC
by dimochka
Lev5 (Hint)

Spoiler:
I figured it out while trying to save both pictures.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:31 am UTC
by cjr22
dudiobugtron wrote:
Spoiler:
Can you spot any differences?

Spoiler:
No, and I assumed that was the point, but everything I've tried so far has failed:
    nodifference.htm
    nodifferences.htm
    same.htm
    double.htm
    none.htm
    identical.htm
Do I just need to find the right synonym? Or am I heading in the wrong direction?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:46 am UTC
by GeoffreyY
cjr22 wrote:
dudiobugtron wrote:
Spoiler:
Can you spot any differences?

Spoiler:
No, and I assumed that was the point, but everything I've tried so far has failed:
    nodifference.htm
    nodifferences.htm
    same.htm
    double.htm
    none.htm
    identical.htm
Do I just need to find the right synonym? Or am I heading in the wrong direction?

Spoiler:
The title says "What's the difference".

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
by dimochka
GeoffreyY wrote:
cjr22 wrote:
dudiobugtron wrote:
Spoiler:
Can you spot any differences?

Spoiler:
No, and I assumed that was the point, but everything I've tried so far has failed:
    nodifference.htm
    nodifferences.htm
    same.htm
    double.htm
    none.htm
    identical.htm
Do I just need to find the right synonym? Or am I heading in the wrong direction?

Spoiler:
The title says "What's the difference".


Spoiler:
I do not see a thing that is different.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:35 pm UTC
by brenok
Level 14:

Spoiler:
Ok, I found the gif, the jpg and the bmp. What am I supposed to do now? Open the image with Notepad?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:37 pm UTC
by Lopsidation
cjr22 wrote:
dudiobugtron wrote:
Spoiler:
Can you spot any differences?

Spoiler:
No, and I assumed that was the point, but everything I've tried so far has failed:
    nodifference.htm
    nodifferences.htm
    same.htm
    double.htm
    none.htm
    identical.htm
Do I just need to find the right synonym? Or am I heading in the wrong direction?

Regarding level 5:
Spoiler:
Yeah, you just need to find the right synonym.
Since you've basically figured the puzzle out already, I think it's fair to tell you.
nothing.htm (Highlight to see, since apparently we can't do spoiler-in-spoiler)

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:38 pm UTC
by GeoffreyY
brenok wrote:Level 14:

Spoiler:
Ok, I found the gif, the jpg and the bmp. What am I supposed to do now? Open the image with Notepad?

Spoiler:
What the hack did you do? Look at the title.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
by dimochka
GeoffreyY - I'm just curious, how far into it are you?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
by Xias
brenok wrote:Level 14:

Spoiler:
Ok, I found the gif, the jpg and the bmp. What am I supposed to do now? Open the image with Notepad?


You're on the right track.
Spoiler:
What kind of file would you need to find that would open in Notepad?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
by GeoffreyY
dimochka wrote:GeoffreyY - I'm just curious, how far into it are you?


26
I stopped solving around two weeks ago. :oops:
Why did I stop? I... forgot... :oops: :oops: :oops:
Anyway, I'll continue solving after I come back from school. :roll:

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:33 am UTC
by cjr22
Lopsidation wrote:
cjr22 wrote:
dudiobugtron wrote:
Spoiler:
Can you spot any differences?

Spoiler:
No, and I assumed that was the point, but everything I've tried so far has failed:
    nodifference.htm
    nodifferences.htm
    same.htm
    double.htm
    none.htm
    identical.htm
Do I just need to find the right synonym? Or am I heading in the wrong direction?

Regarding level 5:
Spoiler:
Yeah, you just need to find the right synonym.
Since you've basically figured the puzzle out already, I think it's fair to tell you.
nothing.htm (Highlight to see, since apparently we can't do spoiler-in-spoiler)


Thanks, I got it thanks to your encouragement. That's the only thing I don't like about these 'change the URL' puzzles, occasionally you've done the hard part and you're just trying to find the format of answer the designer wanted.

Up to lvl 15 now!

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:47 am UTC
by dimochka
Can I get a hint for 12?
Spoiler:
I can't find anything relevant for theband, and I can't figure out the code or language for the symbols.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:52 am UTC
by brenok
dimochka wrote:Can I get a hint for 12?
Spoiler:
I can't find anything relevant for theband, and I can't figure out the code or language for the symbols.


Spoiler:
Do exactly what the title of the page says and Google for it (that thing that is on the top of the brower bar). Do the title of the page have any relations to the name of the image?

General hint: the name and extension of the images are usually very important. If you're using Chrome or Firefox you can just drag the image to a new tab to see them.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:28 am UTC
by dimochka
Of course I figure it out a minute after I post it. Or at least the first part. Then I notice that you posted about it, and then spent sometime trying to figure out 2nd part.

Regardless on to 13 now, thank you!

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:26 pm UTC
by dimochka
cjr22 wrote:Thanks, I got it thanks to your encouragement. That's the only thing I don't like about these 'change the URL' puzzles, occasionally you've done the hard part and you're just trying to find the format of answer the designer wanted.

Up to lvl 15 now!


Interesting how people's minds work. I figured out how to do 15 almost immediately.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
by NeatNit
Stuck on 6...
Spoiler:
I get that it's a phone number, but I don't know what to do now. Am I expected to call it? In that case, this puzzle is stupid and I'll just stop right now. Not thinking of international players is just dumb.

But more probable is that I'm missing something. What am I missing?


Edit: solved it, that was stupid.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
by Xias
I'm stuck on 25, and I am so tired of looking at monopoly boards.

Spoiler:
I found the hint that points me toward color, but I can't find any color differences.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:03 am UTC
by GeoffreyY
Xias wrote:I'm stuck on 25, and I am so tired of looking monopoly board.

Well, I'm stuck too... I just can't find it....

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
by dimochka
I'm stuck on 16, can anyone give me a small push?

Spoiler:
I saved the image called sounds.gif, opened in notepad. Saw the hint. I assume the letters H I N T need to signify some kind of sounds? That's where i am currently...

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
by dimochka
dimochka wrote:I'm stuck on 16, can anyone give me a small push?

Spoiler:
I saved the image called sounds.gif, opened in notepad. Saw the hint. I assume the letters H I N T need to signify some kind of sounds? That's where i am currently...


You know what, hold off on this. I just had a thought and it's possible that I'm just overthinking everything. Can't check from work, will do at home.

Edit: Figured it out after a while. Now 17. I'll catch up soon!

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
by ALFERALFER
GeoffreyY wrote:
Xias wrote:I'm stuck on 25, and I am so tired of looking monopoly board.

Well, I'm stuck too... I just can't find it....


Spoiler:
Did you try looking at the monopoly board

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:10 am UTC
by GeoffreyY
ALFERALFER wrote:
GeoffreyY wrote:
Xias wrote:I'm stuck on 25, and I am so tired of looking monopoly board.

Well, I'm stuck too... I just can't find it....


Spoiler:
Did you try looking at the monopoly board


Yes, it's just I CAN'T FIND IT! :(
I'm must be blinded...

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:37 am UTC
by sonicspin
I think I am an idiot, stuck in the tutorial... :(

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
by cjr22
Now I'm stuck on level 19, I've got as far as
Spoiler:
dvorak.htm, but then it just says "Do you know what you just typed?" And I tried:
    Keyboard
    layout
    qwerty
    answer
    theanswer
but got nowhere. Any little nudges?

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
by dimochka
Since you mention that, a hint with 18 please?

Spoiler:
I tried to redraw all 6 gifs and getting some weird person with a bow (?) ... and Then I'm stuck.

Not sure where the caps lock falls into this.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
by brenok
dimochka wrote:Since you mention that, a hint with 18 please?

Spoiler:
I tried to redraw all 6 gifs and getting some weird person with a bow (?) ... and Then I'm stuck.

Not sure where the caps lock falls into this.


Spoiler:
In my opinion, 18 is a bad one. It's based on this picture:

Image

But the answer is not Sagittarius, but Centaur. Because Sagittarius is a centaur. Even if there is another constellation named Centaurus already.

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
by dimochka
brenok wrote:
dimochka wrote:Since you mention that, a hint with 18 please?

Spoiler:
I tried to redraw all 6 gifs and getting some weird person with a bow (?) ... and Then I'm stuck.

Not sure where the caps lock falls into this.


Spoiler:
In my opinion, 18 is a bad one. It's based on this picture:

Image

But the answer is not Sagittarius, but Centaur. Because Sagittarius is a centaur. Even if there is another constellation named Centaurus already.


Spoiler:
Actually that makes sense due to the page title. Had I realized that this is the constellation, I think that I would've been able to get it, even though I agree that I don't like the answer.