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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 593
Posted:well folkies, in the good old tradition of "my job/life is boring, I need something to do with my time" internet solutions,
I present to you "The hardest riddle available on the internet".


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it is called not pron, and basically it's a combination of puzzles, riddles and a bit of computer knowledge:
it helps if you know some basics like 'URL' and 'source code'.
it has something like 90 levels, and the objective is to solve the riddle to get to the next level.
the official forum has a little too many spoilers on it for me, so I thought I'd start a thread here too.

on the start of my 3rd day, I'm in level 17 (16 was really hard) and I really don't consider myself a geek/nerd,
but I have made websites before, so that helped a lot.

their stats as of today are:
1508411 visitors have tried to solve the riddle since August 2004.
So far 173 people from 33 countries have completed it.
30 of them are women. The average age is 22 years.

have fun, appearently it might take weeks to finish, don't know if I will go that far.
(click the logo to go to their website, but if you couldn't even figure that one out, maybe you shouldn't play the game wink )


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 593
Posted:no no no, I dare to say YOU didn't crack 81.
you let others crack it for you and then tell you how to do it, you cheater!!!


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:Not! I took hints on the pron message boards for 77, 76, 74, 60, 57, 47, 45, 36, 32, 31, 26, 16, 8 and 7.
81 was actually one of the easier ones. It was 80 that had me going forever. I was sitting on the answer for the longest time.

The majority of them are a rehash of previous numbers with small twists so once you understand how they operate you can step through them. Some will take a good bit of time like 80, 76, 72, 63, 61, 48, 41, 24, 21 and 16.

Keep detailed notes of each level as you go, you will need them. Never be afraid of experimenting with crazy ideas because that's where you will find most of the clues. Whenever friends come over, I hit them up for ideas and chances are that another set of eyes with a different perspective will lead you to the answer.


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 593
Posted:ok ok, I believe you.
I should have realized you just don't have a life outside the net ubblol tongue

no, everything in good fun, I wish I had friends dropping by to give pointers or different points of view, that always helps, especially for the levels where you just know what the answer is, but can't think of the synonym the maker is looking for (english is not my primary language).
I actually used the board on 7 and 14. and I looked at them after I solved the puzzles, just to see how stupid other people were on those.
I didn't have a crack at it now for 3 days, so tomorrow I'll get cracking again on level 21, that one with all the colours.


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I hope this is the start of more things like this.... I didn't like this one particularly but I could see myself liking others. biggrin

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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weeleigh

look a rainbow!
Location: Waterford, CT

Total posts: 237
Posted:Ok, I have a question, does anyone who has a mac know how to do #8?? Cause I know what to do...I think but the reformatting hasn't been working at all...and it's driving me crazy. I can't for the life of me figure out how to make it work.

"Happiness is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth."

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weeleigh

look a rainbow!
Location: Waterford, CT

Total posts: 237
Posted:Bah, never mind, of course I spend like, two days on it, and then once I actually ask for help, it works. Go figure...

On to level 9!


"Happiness is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth."

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:Written by: Parliament Of Peace

I should have realized you just don't have a life outside the net ubblol tongue




That and not having a job at the moment are real assets here biggrin

Notpron makes a lot of assumptions about your system. It was designed for Windows, Internet Explorer and Photoshop. There are a handful of riddles where this becomes evident. #10, #20, #25, #38, #46, #61, #-6, #-14. I had to switch back to IE when Firefox refused to display some of the images.

You may also need a few other programs like a gif animator, .wav file editor and a simple music keyboard.


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 593
Posted:really?
I found that problem too, like file conversion to wav
but I had no problems yet with firefox not showing pics. just not playing bgsounds, but I can see those in the source, so i notice it.
and most mac users know how to get around those microsoft problems anyway.


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:level 8 and counting..........

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:MAN! I have no clue how to get round 6!

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:Stupid level 4 *grumble* authorisation required! DONT GIVE ME THAT!!!! i know its jsut trying to trick me and make me look stupid, i never was a riddle solving girl unless it involved sorting out some range of objects

.:Pink Exocutioner:.

I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3383
Posted:level 16 now, but takin a break for a few days, this thing should have a health warning for stress! mad2

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
Creater of Jenisms(TM)
Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:*bumpety bump*

what fun this is


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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Lemonkey


Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.

Total posts: 1019
Posted:I hate things like that, after getting past the first four levels I gave up...

Willy - is bad for your health...

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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3383
Posted:god havent been on this for ages! might have to give it another try biggrin

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
Creater of Jenisms(TM)
Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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Sokara
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

Sokara

newbie
Location: Arizona, USA

Total posts: 21
Posted:Oh jeez, I'm addicted! I'm stopping for the day though at level 14, my brain hurts.

Intense!


Love is the prerogative of the brave.

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clarence_quack
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

clarence_quack

QuackerJack
Location: over your left shoulder, Austr...

Total posts: 1927
Posted:Contemplating giving up on level four. I'm not awake enough to use my brain



edit: I instead gave up on the zipper... I dont even understand the cheat I looked up. Now don't I feel stupid???

EDITED_BY: clarence_quack (1139822431)


Nutella Brigade Unite!

"Look! I have a rainbow penis!" - Rouge

Owned By Steaks

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:I'm on level 22. This game is brilliant!

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:me and a mate spent about 5 hours on this yesterday, on about level 12

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Clearly a sign that you need a life. wink tongue

I gave up. Cos I was all like "Oh my freakin' god! This is hard stuff!"

Hurt my head, it did.


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:
urgh... level 8... i haven't the feintest idea what that wrapper is i've never seen it before in my life...


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

lurker
Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:haha. too bad. you have to find it, and it's original name in german, then figure out how it wants you to enter it. that level's funny.

-- dut


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:yeah thanks man, that's helpful. not.

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

lurker
Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: FoxInDocs

yeah thanks man, that's helpful. not.



eh. i'm from the country that the candy bar comes from and i still cheated. supposedly seeing that it looks like the name ends in "x" in the mirror helps, but I thought it was a T anyways. confused

then i promptly gave up. i don't have sound and i'm not going to convert and slow down audio to find passwords.

-- dut


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:hmm... well... i guess i give up too then.

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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