1975: "Right Click"

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1975: "Right Click"

Postby cheweytoo » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:23 am UTC

Surprise Sunday comic!

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title text: "Right-click or long press (where supported) to save!"

I found the c-remover to be way funnier than it should be.

I'm off again, trying to get lost in the castle…

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby patzer » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:37 am UTC

Sadly, this comic doesn't work at all on a tablet (ipad).

*goes to load up laptop and find out what it's about*
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby icefest » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:58 am UTC

I need a map....

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby sotanaht » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:04 am UTC

If you beat Advent.exe you get an option to save the image. I'm not sure of any way to link directly to the result, so I'm going to imgur this. This is the image you get when you save.

Spoiler:
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As for completing the game, here's how
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First, go to the castle, then the Well. Wish for "wisdom" to find the path through the maze of twisty passages later. Pull up the bucket to find a key
Use the key on the door, this gets you a clamp
Enter the castle. Use the Clamp on the C-remover to get a Lamp
Go back to the cave
Follow the instructions from the well, NENNNWSW
Click to take the egg, this unlocks the save button until you refresh
Note that taking too long results in being eaten by the grue, even if you backtrack. Refresh the page to start over.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Mikeski » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:15 am UTC

The Sunday update makes sense.

It's the perfect comic for April Fools Day.

And for Easter; it's all easter eggs.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Eebster the Great » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:34 am UTC

There is also another way to get the "Save Image" option, but I don't remember exactly what it was. The result is the same as beating ADVENT.EXE. Note that if you are eaten by a grue, you will no longer be able to play ADVENT.EXE until you refresh the page. There is also other stuff you can do, like crimes.

Some of the menu options that look like they are supposed to do things don't actually do anything. It's hard to say if they are working as intended, if they are supposed to do something but my browser just won't do it, or if Randall meant to put in more but forgot or decided not to.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby rhomboidal » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:04 am UTC

Ha, I felt like Theseus hunting the Menu-taur!

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:19 am UTC

Mikeski wrote:The Sunday update makes sense.

It's the perfect comic for April Fools Day.

And for Easter; it's all easter eggs.

And for the theatrical release of Ready Player One.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Qaanol » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:13 am UTC

sotanaht wrote:If you beat Advent.exe you get an option to save the image. I'm not sure of any way to link directly to the result, so I'm going to imgur this.

The URL from which the image downloaded for me is https://xkcd.com/1975/v6xso1_right_click_save.png. Not sure if that is a temporary address or permanent though.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby NMcCoy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:59 am UTC

For some reason, the credits can be found via Delayed Blast Fireball.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:06 am UTC

Um... I got the save option but I'm not sure how. I haven't finished ADVENT.EXE.
I did manage to cast the teleport spell though. I haven't found any others yet. Nor have I succeeded in reaching Mornington Crescent.

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Mikeski wrote:The Sunday update makes sense.

It's the perfect comic for April Fools Day.

And for Easter; it's all easter eggs.

And for the theatrical release of Ready Player One.
I should have thought of that. It was a pretty fun film.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Eebster the Great » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:44 am UTC

NMcCoy wrote:For some reason, the credits can be found via Delayed Blast Fireball.

What does this comment mean? Is Delayed Blast Fireball something I can type in somewhere? Is it a piece of software (like a browser addon or some shell script or whatever)? All I get on Google is that it's a level 7 evocation.

Also, how is it possible to advance in D&D at all? I can't get past the character creation stage.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:48 am UTC

Oh, I discovered what I did to unlock the save: I discovered the easter egg basket (which my brother tells me was at the finish of ADVENT.EXE) deep in Mornington Crescent.

Edit: not so deep:
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Euston > Warren Street > Oxford Circus > Green Park > Victoria > Pimlico > Vauxhall > Easter Basket
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby cellocgw » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:24 am UTC

Well,
So much for getting down to actual work today. This is absurdly fun.
Just wondering if somewhere there's a sub-menu that makes you, you know, Wait For It.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Plasma_Wolf » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 pm UTC

Instructions unclear, got lost XD
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby NoMouse » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:12 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Just wondering if somewhere there's a sub-menu that makes you, you know, Wait For It.

You mean this one?
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Which can also involve waiting for it.

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Edit: I got the "Save image" option but when I click it, nothing happens. Is that supposed to happen?
Edit2: Ok, so it doesn't work in Firefox. It does in Chrome.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby moody7277 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:44 pm UTC

He missed "Hey Jude" again in the C:\Music tab.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby pkcommando » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:44 pm UTC

I got the save through Utilities -> Park Drives and it gave me a similar looking set of options, but with Save at the top. It's only worked once, though, even after refreshes, closing Chrome and going back in, and trying a different browser. It must have been something I did before that, but I can't remember the other stuff I tried between refreshes.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Rombobjörn » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:56 pm UTC

Well, saving the image is easy. I just right-click and choose "Save image as...". Playing the game is a little annoying as I have to close the browser's right-click menu every time to get at the comic's right-click menu under it.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby RealGrouchy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:43 pm UTC

What kind of Tim Horton's doesn't sell donuts?

Also, if it's in Lower Canada, then it would also serve poutine.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Jez » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:49 pm UTC

I'm genuinely disappointed that no matter how far you follow the 'na's it doesn't ever end 'Hey Jude'.

Edit:
He missed "Hey Jude" again in the C:\Music tab.


I'd delete this after realising I've been beaten to the punch, but I feel that it's important that the strength of feeling about this is known :lol:

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby pernishus » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:03 pm UTC

The unixkcd console under System -> / -> home/ -> guest is sweet. Anyone figured out if cd command does anything?

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Shadowman615 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:13 pm UTC

pernishus wrote:The unixkcd console under System -> / -> home/ -> guest is sweet. Anyone figured out if cd command does anything?


Yes, you can do an

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guest@xkcd:/$ ls

welcome.txt
license.txt
blag/
blog/
fora/
forums/
store/
about/
guest@xkcd:/$
 


command andf for example:

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cd blog
cd fora


etc.. which opens the links to those pages in your browser window.

There's a link to the github code at the bottom, too, apparently this was from April fools day 2010, but I either missed it the first time or didn't remember!

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:04 pm UTC

I just kept sitting there left-clicking and nothing was happening. I get my right and left mixed up a lot.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby StormAngel » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:01 pm UTC

I'm not entirely 100% certain that I found quite all of the locations in Mornington Crescent, but this is a sort of map I threw together:
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Now with 63 unique locations!
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Euston > Warren Street > Oxford Circus > Green Park > Victoria > Pimlico > Vauxhall > Easter Basket


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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Qaanol » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:02 pm UTC

I found a typo in the Who’s On First section. When it gets to the pitcher and Costello asks “You don’t want to tell me today?” it has Abbott respond “I’m tell you, man.”
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby pogrmman » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:12 pm UTC

Awesome! Another interactive one!

I haven’t even scratched the surface, but you get a link to a YouTube video if you cast enhance ability as a Druid... I haven’t tried most of the spells.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby richP » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:44 pm UTC

Well, xkcd finally jumped the shark, they did a clip show.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby NMcCoy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:47 am UTC

Oh also, if you liked the C-Remover, there's an entire game about that mechanic called Counterfeit Monkey.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby sotanaht » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:03 am UTC

pogrmman wrote:Awesome! Another interactive one!

I haven’t even scratched the surface, but you get a link to a YouTube video if you cast enhance ability as a Druid... I haven’t tried most of the spells.


LOTS of links go to youtube videos. More than a few link to some channel that creates deliberately ugly characters in video games.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby pogrmman » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:45 am UTC

sotanaht wrote:
pogrmman wrote:Awesome! Another interactive one!

I haven’t even scratched the surface, but you get a link to a YouTube video if you cast enhance ability as a Druid... I haven’t tried most of the spells.


LOTS of links go to youtube videos. More than a few link to some channel that creates deliberately ugly characters in video games.


I posted this before I’d played around with it and seen how many YouTube videos there are. It’s a really great comic.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby OP Tipping » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:52 am UTC

This is great but I'll take a thorough look when I've an hour to spare.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Jorpho » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:15 am UTC

I got Save to appear by going through Mornington Crescent, but sadly the option didn't actually do anything in Firefox when I tried to click it. Oh well. (Maybe it's because I also found it through ADVENT.EXE first? I didn't even realize the Save option was there until I checked explainxkcd.com.)

It's nice that the menu options persist if you start over with a fresh right-click.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:12 am UTC

I remember clicking C-Remover but I don't remember it doing anything.

Also I never found Who's on First. Oops.
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby ThirdParty » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:28 pm UTC

StormAngel wrote:I'm not entirely 100% certain that I found quite all of the locations in Mornington Crescent, but this is a sort of map I threw together
Or you could Google "London Underground Map". (Are you one of today's lucky ten thousand people who will be seeing it for the first time?) The game encompasses the stations in Zone 1.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby jello34543 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:45 pm UTC

I was not expecting File->Backup to make my computer speaker start beeping. May want to give that one a pass if you're at work.

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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:59 pm UTC

Disappointed that they added "Hey Now" to the Na reference but left out "Hey Now > Hey Now, Na Na Na Now > Hey Now > Hey Now, Na Na Na > Frank's 2000 Inch TV".
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby xtifr » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:17 pm UTC

It seems to be somewhat confused about whether I'm running Windows or Unix. I wonder if it would be differently confused if I were running Windows (or Mac) instead of Linux? (In other words, is there any OS-sniffing code involved?)
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Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Postby markfiend » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:04 pm UTC

File > Open > C:\ > Music/ > Hey now > Hey now na now > Sing "This Corrosion" to me

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