1608: "Hoverboard"

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1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Navarr » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:15 pm UTC

[ no image, no title text ]

Please tell me someone is already putting the images together into a big map?

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Ideas sleep furiously. » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:16 pm UTC

Well, I found a secret lair.

Spoiler:
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Asthanius » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:19 pm UTC

The "starship" takes forever to navigate, but it's worth it when you find Vader.

Also, has anyone else gotten inside of the Washington Monument? There seems to be an opening on the right side near the top, that goes all the way down to the visible line of bricks. Not sure why it's there.
Does anybody have any idea of what the hell energy is? It's the thing that, when applied to something, gives itself to the thing so that the thing can expend it, applying it to other things in multiple forms of it. What the hell is it?

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Vorghagen » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:24 pm UTC

What the hell?

Spoiler:
xkcd_ Hoverboard.png

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby ShadedKnight » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:28 pm UTC

154 coins in 3014 seconds, quite a fun journey! I already know I missed the volcano lair, but I had fun with those huge ships to navigate.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby doctorray » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:38 pm UTC

I have no idea when I'm going to have time to explore this thing.. wow.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby micdi » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:53 pm UTC

I quit at 111 coins in 2350 seconds.
This was pretty fun but I gave up on completely exploring spaceships
Blitzing the OTT (hibernating).
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby poslundc » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:59 pm UTC

166 coins in 3575 seconds.

I can't handle both this and Fallout 4.

FYI, there's a secret area at the bottom of the deepest lake section (to the left of where you start). Drop all the way down and head left. It was difficult to get back out.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Gandalfx » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:08 pm UTC

This is totally amazing. I need a map.

I could not help but look inside the source code to find out how many coins there are and I had to smile a big smile when I saw the message that will be displayed when you have found all the coins. Now I'll have to go find them all so I can proclaim “Yes, indeed I am!”.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby tempest69 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:09 pm UTC

Ideas sleep furiously. wrote:Well, I found a secret lair.

Spoiler:
Image


But how do you escape it?

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby twp3pf2 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:11 pm UTC

88 coins in 1692 seconds, but only because I really have to get out of here. Why is this kind of thing so enthralling?

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Ideas sleep furiously. » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:19 pm UTC

tempest69 wrote:
Ideas sleep furiously. wrote:Well, I found a secret lair.

Spoiler:
Image


But how do you escape it?


Hell if I know, I just closed the window at that point.
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby moody7277 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:24 pm UTC

There's some dark stuff that's accessible left of the volcano, as in the flat part is a little less black than the other stuff and you fall through it.
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Brevifolia » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:25 pm UTC

I think what I found sums it up perfectly.

I hope I'm not being marked spam because of a random imgur link D:'

Sigh added as attachment...
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Aarilight » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:40 pm UTC

Get a wizard hat with

Code: Select all

i.am = { gandalf: true };


There are a total of 169 coins, and if you collect all of them, it says "Are you gandalf?"

Yes. Yes I am. =3

To cheat-collect every coin in the console:

Code: Select all

for (var l = 0; l < explorer.objects.length; l++) {
    explorer.objects[l].got = true;
}


But seriously, don't cheat! It's so much cooler to explore the whole thing. Experience it! =D

Other cheats:

Code: Select all

// Flight
mewtwo = true;
// Noclip
noclip = true;
// Speed
explorer.opts.speed = <speed>; // Default is 0.85
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby _nothing » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:48 pm UTC

How many coins do I need to unlock Nathan Fillion?

Also, I wish my hoverboard actually hovered... I just sort of stutter along the ground...

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Carmeops » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:52 pm UTC

Ideas sleep furiously. wrote:Well, I found a secret lair.


Thanks, I was sure there was something there, but I was just getting stuck so I gave up, but with your picture, I tried again and found it.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby rmsgrey » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:31 am UTC

161 coins after exploring the star destroyer and finding the volcano lair. I'm sure I've missed something, but no idea where.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby speising » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:46 am UTC

So, from all your comments, i assume y'all are seeing more than a black square with a yellow dot?
I guess this is one of those things that don't work in the only Apple approved rendering engine on my device…

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby poslundc » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:57 am UTC

Gandalfx wrote:I could not help but look inside the source code to find out how many coins there are and I had to smile a big smile when I saw the message that will be displayed when you have found all the coins. Now I'll have to go find them all so I can proclaim “Yes, indeed I am!”.


169 coins based on my reading of the source. I wasn't expecting to get them all, but I'm bummed that I was only 3 shy.

Dan.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby dawolf » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:03 am UTC

ShadedKnight wrote:154 coins in 3014 seconds, quite a fun journey! I already know I missed the volcano lair, but I had fun with those huge ships to navigate.


either 153, 159 or 163 coins in 4043 seconds.

I looked at the number for a split sec, tried to screen shot and it vanished :( And now I'm doubting my own memory of the number!

The game needs a visible counter.

Fun to explore though

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby dawolf » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:21 am UTC

poslundc wrote:
Gandalfx wrote:I could not help but look inside the source code to find out how many coins there are and I had to smile a big smile when I saw the message that will be displayed when you have found all the coins. Now I'll have to go find them all so I can proclaim “Yes, indeed I am!”.


169 coins based on my reading of the source. I wasn't expecting to get them all, but I'm bummed that I was only 3 shy.

Dan.


Out of interest, where in the source does it say 169?

It says

if(L==t.length){A="******" (*'d so it isn't spoilered)

But t.length doesn't equal a number,,,

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby StellarOdyssey96 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:40 am UTC

Navarr wrote:[ no image, no title text ]

Please tell me someone is already putting the images together into a big map?


I was able to find two different maps, but when I try to include the links it doesn't let me post.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Fredski » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:10 am UTC

This is amazing. Not quite as epic as Time, but still great. I've gotten halfway through the huge starship and needed a break, it's just so massive :D

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Vervious » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:12 am UTC

Here's a whole map for your perusing:

vervious (dot) com/random/ xkcd.html (trying not to get it flagged as spam)

It's low res and hard to zoom. I'll make those improvements when I have more time.
Anyhow, these seem to be all the images; I tried getting greater/smaller coordinates but all give 404s. I may be wrong though.

Cheers!
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby tagno25 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:29 am UTC

I you just want to explore, and not play the game, then there are three values you should set.

Set "window.noclip=1" to enable going through everything.
set "window.mewtwo=1" to disable gravity.
set "window.i.am.gandalf=1" to make the character jump higher, travel faster, and get a hat.

#javascript:(function() {window.mewtwo=1;window.i.am.gandalf=1;window.noclip=1;})()

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby EaSea » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:42 am UTC

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Gah, I was so close! If there really are 169 coins, then I fell 2 short and only got 167
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby ebow » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:43 am UTC

speising wrote:So, from all your comments, i assume y'all are seeing more than a black square with a yellow dot?
I guess this is one of those things that don't work in the only Apple approved rendering engine on my device…


Well I can see the game area perfectly fine on both Firefox and Chrome on my Android, but controlling it is a real pain. It works on Chrome for Mac, too, sort of, with 'a' and 'd' for directions, slowly, and 'k' for jumping/hovering.

Crap, I'm supposed to help clean and prep for Thanksgiving! :(

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby TimeWaster » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:45 am UTC

Here is the complete map as a picture:
timewasters-place. com/pages/xkcd-1608/XKCD-1608-Map_by_TimeWaster.jpg
(Please remove the space before "com" after copying)

This image is loaded from my server, so it does not put pressure on XKCD servers as Vervious map does.

The whole map is originally 182 tiles horizontal and 46 tiles high, while one tile is 513 by 513 pixels.
That makes the map 93366 by 23598 pixels or 2203 megapixels big!

My map is roughly 1/10th the size so normal computers can still handle it.

In my map you can see truly empty spaces by the broken link icons, so no, in these areas is nothing small hidden.

It was quite an endeavor to compile this map without crashing the browser ^^

Have fun!

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:57 am UTC

Whatever this is, it doesn't seem to work on Safari.
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby scarletmanuka » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:17 am UTC

140 coins in 2889 seconds. "Undefined" for the message though.

All I wanted was a quick comic to read at work while I waited for an application to start!

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby LeiraHoward » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:28 am UTC

I fell into the lava in the volcano a little ways and came back up, so I tried to find the bottom and apparently just got stuck. I fell and fell and fell and blackness surrounded me... but can't seem to get out or move around anywhere at all. So sad. I thought there might be something cool down there...

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Cristina » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:52 am UTC

166 coins and I missed the time but I've been playing this on and off all day at work haha. Maddening to know I missed three but also amazed this means I explored almost all of it.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby moody7277 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:38 am UTC

By the way, if you just drop from the Star Destroyer, I think you hit an overspeed warning because the screen goes black and nothing else happens (that or you die cause you fell from a really high height).
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby chris857 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:51 am UTC

134 coins in 2888 seconds. I guess I missed a fair bit.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby rivulatus » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:14 am UTC

Just quit fallout 4, playing this comic instead now.

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:15 am UTC

The perfect cure for hoverboardom!

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Dr What » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:35 am UTC

I just went to the leftmost corner and the rightmost corner. I'm satisfied. Don't have much time, wait for the entire map...
Spoiler:
leftmost.JPG

right most.JPG


Oh, I just found the map. Surprisingly I almost saw everything- I went to the top right and came back from the bottom. The only thing I missed was the secret one down underground.
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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:38 am UTC

He did it again

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Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Postby Lazy Tommy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:02 am UTC

speising wrote:So, from all your comments, i assume y'all are seeing more than a black square with a yellow dot?
I guess this is one of those things that don't work in the only Apple approved rendering engine on my device…

If by "Apple approved rendering engine on your device," you mean Safari on iOS, it does seem to work there. I got around quite a bit on my iPhone... But I gave up trying to figure out where to tap in order to steer hover board guy.
I usually check xkcd late at night before I go to sleep. Not a good time of day for figuring out a potentially addictive game. :D


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