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David.
11-18-2004, 10:22 AM
This game is apparently one of the hardest games/riddles on the Internet. Only 0.04% can finish it and understand most of it. To get through it you need to be highly internet savvy.

This is causing mass hysteria and posting frenzies on most boards, so I thought I would let you guys have a crack at it.

- It currently goes up to level 36, but good luck getting there.

I'm up to level 8. I thought I'd let the genious's :) at CP take a shot at it. It's really addicting. I'll help you guys catch up if you get stuck.


http://deathball.net/notpron/

The goal is simply, to get to the next screen.

I promise it's not one of those scare pop up things.

David.
11-18-2004, 10:35 AM
holy shit, I just got 8 with some outside help. I don't see how anyone could EVER find that.

Skip Towne
11-18-2004, 10:35 AM
I lost interest. I have a short attention span.

David.
11-18-2004, 10:36 AM
ROFL, fair enough. If you guys try it, it's rewarding.

Ghostof
11-18-2004, 10:46 AM
I guess i'm dumb

I dont get it

I'm stuck on the 2nd page

David.
11-18-2004, 10:48 AM
there are hints everywhere. Press enter to "trick it" then click on the door knob.

homey
11-18-2004, 10:52 AM
I think you have to drag the picture in the second stage. Don't know what to do next though.

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 10:54 AM
Wtf is with the third one?

ENDelt260
11-18-2004, 10:59 AM
I promise it's not one of those scare pop up things.

Heh... that exactly what I thought this was gonna be. This sentence hasn't necessarily convinced me that it's not.

homey
11-18-2004, 11:01 AM
Wtf is with the third one?

The only thing I've done is stretch the pitcure. Just about to give up on this.

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 11:03 AM
The only thing I've done is stretch the pitcure. Just about to give up on this.
Howd you do that?

homey
11-18-2004, 11:05 AM
Hold down on your left click then drag it up or down. I don't even know if that's what you're suspose to do though.

Dartgod
11-18-2004, 11:06 AM
I lost interest. I have a short attention span.
Same here. I don't th....


Hey, look. A shiny object!!

David.
11-18-2004, 11:06 AM
which one is the third?

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 11:07 AM
I sure cant stretch it...

BigMeatballDave
11-18-2004, 11:07 AM
In the 2nd one it flashes 'he ENTERED the new world' for like a split second, repeatedly...

David.
11-18-2004, 11:07 AM
I'll help you if you remind me which it is

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 11:09 AM
I'll help you if you remind me which it is
The one with the monitor and the flashing line TURN ME ON deadman or something like that.

David.
11-18-2004, 11:09 AM
ah the third one look at the url.


*Spoiler*











change true to false











*spoiler*


that's an easy one guys. Wait til you get where I'm at, I'm completely lost

cdcox
11-18-2004, 11:12 AM
David.

On the password protected levels do you need to supply a username and password, or just the password?

homey
11-18-2004, 11:12 AM
change true to false



Alright, there's no point to this. I'm out.

David.
11-18-2004, 11:12 AM
username and password

David.
11-18-2004, 11:17 AM
Alright, there's no point to this. I'm out.

that's ok, most people can't get it.

NewChief
11-18-2004, 11:22 AM
Alright, there's no point to this. I'm out.

I agree. I don't even see any "clues" on half of them. The URL is wrong on the 3rd one. Where are the clues pointing to that?

David.
11-18-2004, 11:24 AM
look at the source at the url, the picture. It's not easy. On one of them I had to download a song, convert it to bmp to see a picture that told the username and password.

Ghostof
11-18-2004, 11:32 AM
Alright, there's no point to this. I'm out.


in the URL

http://deathball.net/notpron/false/gototheothersite.htm


change it to "true"


http://deathball.net/notpron/true/gototheothersite.htm

Monty
11-18-2004, 11:39 AM
look at the source at the url, the picture. It's not easy. On one of them I had to download a song, convert it to bmp to see a picture that told the username and password.

you converted an .mp3 into a .bmp? :hmmm:

Are you David.....as in David Copperfield? ;)

Pants
11-18-2004, 11:43 AM
OK, so I'm guessing that on the 4th screen you have to make the pic brighter, but I don't have any editing software on this POS laptop... wtf do I do?

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 11:48 AM
use paint to invert the colors which makes the room brighter. But i still cannot see the login/pass.

Pants
11-18-2004, 11:51 AM
use paint to invert the colors which makes the room brighter. But i still cannot see the login/pass.

I tried that first, but they could just have made a lighter shade of grey, which would only be visible if you changed the brightness/contrast of the pic.

Annihilus
11-18-2004, 11:52 AM
use paint to invert the colors which makes the room brighter. But i still cannot see the login/pass.

Spoiler Alert for the picture brightening screen:









On the bureau you'll see some dots/dashes. It's morse code. Convert from the morse code alphabet to get user name/pass: http://www.babbage.demon.co.uk/morseabc.html

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 11:54 AM
ya im about to install photoshop 8.0 on this computer. but i really dont want to.

Pants
11-18-2004, 11:55 AM
I also see a "z" on the dresser and some weird marks on the side... :hmmm:

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 11:56 AM
sonofabitch, i was thinking about that because I saw those inserted grey dots on the nightstand.... but i figured they wouldn't make it THAT hard this early on in the game. I guess i need to go with whatever comes to mind first.

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:00 PM
OK, so what do I do with the username and pass?

ptlyon
11-18-2004, 12:01 PM
OK, so what do I do with the username and pass?

I've got an idea...

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:03 PM
I've got an idea...

Huh?

ptlyon
11-18-2004, 12:03 PM
What to do with it


:D

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:04 PM
What to do with it

How about you make some sense? It's nice that you have an idea about what to do with the username and password... Are you even playing the game?

cdcox
11-18-2004, 12:10 PM
metrolike:

Open the night stand drawer.

ptlyon
11-18-2004, 12:13 PM
How about you make some sense? It's nice that you have an idea about what to do with the username and password... Are you even playing the game?

ROFL

No, I'm not playing the game. But I have an idea what you can do with the username and password.

STFU :)

Me thinks Metrolike is not going to excel in this game.

Monty
11-18-2004, 12:16 PM
ROFL


Me thinks Metrolike is not going to excel in this game.


ROFL ROFL ROFL

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:17 PM
metrolike:

Open the night stand drawer.

Damn, thanks.

I thought it said somewhere "This is not point and click" so I stopped trying after the 1st screen. Fugging liars.

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:18 PM
ROFL

No, I'm not playing the game. But I have an idea what you can do with the username and password.

STFU :)

Me thinks Metrolike is not going to excel in this game.

Hahaha, dude try the game...

All it is, is a picture, with no place to enter the username and password. So until you try, you need to S.TFU, thx.

ptlyon
11-18-2004, 12:23 PM
Easy turbo - just having a little fun, that's all

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:27 PM
WTF kinda gay shit is this...

why isn't the username and password not working? More tricks?

EDIT: nm, got it. Stupid germans always have to capitalize their nouns.

jspchief
11-18-2004, 12:42 PM
This is stupid.
Is it challenging? Hell yes. Does that make it entertaining? Not necessarily. It's also challenging to find a needle in a haystack, but I don't do that for fun either.

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:44 PM
Any ideas on 5 anybody?

Ebolapox
11-18-2004, 12:48 PM
is five the one with the big bad voodoo daddy cd on it??

invert the colors, and you have the words 'on the 8th of november'...

-EB-

Pants
11-18-2004, 12:52 PM
is five the one with the big bad voodoo daddy cd on it??

invert the colors, and you have the words 'on the 8th of november'...

-EB-

I saw the words, I clicked the red button, I saw the "it's not love or fail no!"

Tried different combos for the username/password but still haven't passed the motherfvcker.

BTW, I saw the words without inverting... maybe it's just my laptop.

NewChief
11-18-2004, 12:54 PM
This is stupid.
Is it challenging? Hell yes. Does that make it entertaining? Not necessarily. It's also challenging to find a needle in a haystack, but I don't do that for fun either.

Those were my feelings exactly.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 01:06 PM
I keep trying in the name and pass but it doesn't work.

Pants
11-18-2004, 01:07 PM
I keep trying in the name and pass but it doesn't work.

Which screen?

Gaz
11-18-2004, 01:17 PM
I just hit level 8.

No more hints.

Drat.

xoxo~
Gaz
Plans to waste way too much time on this.

Dartgod
11-18-2004, 01:19 PM
I just hit level 8.

No more hints.

Drat.

xoxo~
Gaz
Plans to waste way too much time on this.

Well then, help a brother out with 5 please?

Monty
11-18-2004, 01:21 PM
I'm stuck on 7.....it's gotta be because I can't tell what the hell that object is.....kinda looks like a Willy Wonka candy wrapper.....

sidewalk
11-18-2004, 01:24 PM
I'm lost on 7 as well

Annihilus
11-18-2004, 01:31 PM
Well then, help a brother out with 5 please?

For number five, do a google search using Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the hint you got when lightening the screen.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 01:32 PM
Which screen?

4. I got Early Death for name/pass.

Gaz
11-18-2004, 01:33 PM
If you are stuck on anything up to 7, I can give you some hints. PM me, though. I don't want to spoil it for anyone.

I am outta here in less than a hour, so you might not get an answer until tomorrow.

xoxo~
Gaz
Might need some hints for Level 8.

Gaz
11-18-2004, 01:34 PM
How about not posting answers out in the open?

We don’t want to ruin it for anyone.

xoxo~
Gaz
Considerate neighbor.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 01:46 PM
For number five, do a google search using Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the hint you got when lightening the screen.

Don't understand.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 01:51 PM
Nevermind, I got it.

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 01:53 PM
Keep the spoilers off the thread, just post hints.

Otter
11-18-2004, 01:56 PM
View > Source....

Annihilus
11-18-2004, 01:57 PM
Keep the spoilers off the thread, just post hints.

No problem.

Speaking of hints....how about 6? Does the picture have anything at all to do with the answer, or is it only the URL that's a hint (along with ALT - whatever that is).

Gaz
11-18-2004, 02:01 PM
6 was tough. That one took a long time. Clever.

xoxo~
Gaz
Not exactly cruising through Level 8.

Dartgod
11-18-2004, 02:01 PM
For number five, do a google search using Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the hint you got when lightening the screen.
Dammit, i was close. i googled each one separately, but not together. On to number 6 now.

Thanks!!

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 02:02 PM
Sorry if this has been posted but...

This thing is written in HTML. All you have to do is goto View > Source and the code with the coordinates of when you have to click will be there.

I see the coordinates for #6, but that doesn't help because you need the name/pass.

Anyone have any tips for 6?

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 02:29 PM
Alright, im stuck on 10, whats up with that?

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 02:30 PM
6 was tough. That one took a long time. Clever.

xoxo~
Gaz
Not exactly cruising through Level 8.

Gaz, read the source code. From there you can start the puzzle.

Gaz
11-18-2004, 02:31 PM
Alright, im stuck on 10, whats up with that?

10?

You suck.

xoxo~
Gaz
Still getting his butt kicked by #8.

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 02:32 PM
I had to get the solution for 8 online. I just couldnt take it.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 02:56 PM
Still having trouble with 6. Does the 'title' have something to do with it?

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 02:58 PM
I keep getting impatient...

Annihilus
11-18-2004, 03:00 PM
Still having trouble with 6.

You're not alone....it can't be that difficult.....

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 03:06 PM
You're not alone....it can't be that difficult.....

*possible spoiler*










I've got an idea. I think the URL and the 'title' that you get when you source it are anagrams. Don't know what to do after that.











*possible spoiler*

Dartgod
11-18-2004, 03:06 PM
Still having trouble with 6. Does the 'title' have something to do with it?
I finally got it and 7 also. Not a clue on 8 though...

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 03:13 PM
Im still on 6, its making my brain hurt.

Hints ive found:


anagram = mixing words up to to make new words
sdarwkcab = backwards

an ALTernative

/everything/hesgotitall.htm = This is the wrong alternative! go back!

/nothing/hesgoteverything.htm = you are off the path


Highlight bottom screen =

112 104 101 108
109 111 111 100

Which might have something to do with Heat Index Charts?



/boggle

Nightfyre
11-18-2004, 03:16 PM
Im still on 6, its making my brain hurt.

Hints ive found:


anagram = mixing words up to to make new words
sdarwkcab = backwards

an ALTernative

/everything/hesgotitall.htm = This is the wrong alternative! go back!

/nothing/hesgoteverything.htm = you are off the path


Highlight bottom screen =

112 104 101 108
109 111 111 100

Which might have something to do with Heat Index Charts?



/boggle
I got that one myself...
Look up hexidecimal chart

Monty
11-18-2004, 03:35 PM
I'm onto 9.... :D

I hate it when work gets in the way......

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 03:37 PM
phelmood


but still stuck.
Im not as smart as I thought I was, only number 6 too /sigh

alnorth
11-18-2004, 03:38 PM
molitoth:

It wasnt presented as one string of letters, break it up.

Then look at them carefully...

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 03:39 PM
Im still on 6, its making my brain hurt.

Hints ive found:


anagram = mixing words up to to make new words
sdarwkcab = backwards

an ALTernative

/everything/hesgotitall.htm = This is the wrong alternative! go back!

/nothing/hesgoteverything.htm = you are off the path


Highlight bottom screen =

112 104 101 108
109 111 111 100

Which might have something to do with Heat Index Charts?



/boggle

The hint says there's more than just the pic, so I think the numbers are the key to the puzzle.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 03:49 PM
WOOOOOOOO I got 6. :)

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 03:50 PM
wow finally done with 6.

David.
11-18-2004, 03:51 PM
I'm on 9. Anyone need help on any before? I'll give you some hints Gaz.

This is the one where I downloaded the song and changed the ending to .bmp so that it shows a picture, where to find and use this is in the hints. I need help on 9 though. Something to do with the beatles obviously, but I can't figure out what.

David.
11-18-2004, 03:51 PM
6 was TOUGH

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 03:53 PM
Tip For #7:

sdrawkcab/nameit.htm = No, name what you see on the pic, go back!

David.
11-18-2004, 03:54 PM
7 was tough to find also not because of the site, but because of the info you need to find on google.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 03:56 PM
I don't think I'll have much of a chance with 7. I was lucky to get to 6.

David.
11-18-2004, 03:58 PM
okay you have to figure out what is in the picture first, I'll give you a hint, it's type of candy bar. Then you have to find the old name of this candy bar. Then you have to type it into the url in the correct way.

alnorth
11-18-2004, 04:01 PM
7 was stupid, it involves useless trivia instead of intelligence or perception. You have to find what a famous candy bar used to be called long ago when it was sold in germany.

Dartgod
11-18-2004, 04:04 PM
I'm on 9. Anyone need help on any before? I'll give you some hints Gaz.

This is the one where I downloaded the song and changed the ending to .bmp so that it shows a picture, where to find and use this is in the hints. I need help on 9 though. Something to do with the beatles obviously, but I can't figure out what.
Hint: Look at the source code of the text at the bottom. See a pattern?

Now I need help with 10...

Monty
11-18-2004, 04:17 PM
Ok, on 11 now.....but this is really a bitch as I had to d/l software to get #10 done.....

hint: you have to convert the mp3 file to a .wav file and reverse it. :)

David.
11-18-2004, 04:22 PM
Hint: Look at the source code of the text at the bottom. See a pattern?

Now I need help with 10...

I still don't get it. Does it have something to do with "not"??

ENDelt260
11-18-2004, 04:23 PM
Highlight bottom screen =

112 104 101 108
109 111 111 100

What the hell does highlight bottom screen mean? Where did you get those numbers?

David.
11-18-2004, 04:24 PM
press ctrl+a I believe it highlights the whole page, if that's not right, tab through.

David.
11-18-2004, 04:45 PM
I need help with 9 guys. I might tear my hair out.

Valiant
11-18-2004, 04:46 PM
i better not die after this damn thing..i be pissed and haunt all you mother ****ers...

Annihilus
11-18-2004, 04:51 PM
I'd just like to thank you bastards over here at ChiefsPlanet for getting me addicted to this thing.

It's very challenging to do this at work and not get busted. If I get fired I'm blaming it on you guys.

;)

Valiant
11-18-2004, 04:51 PM
hey somebody link me to number 10 im lazy...

jspchief
11-18-2004, 04:55 PM
You guys need to learn how to post hints and spoilers.

All you have to do is change the ink to white. Then, for someone to read the spoiler, they have to highlight what you typed for it to be readable.

For example: I could type my hint or spoiler here, and you'll only be able to read it if you choose to highlight it.

Get it?

Edited to say: It doesn't work as well here because of the alternating grey/white backgrounds. if your knew what color background you had, you'd just change the ink to match.

alnorth
11-18-2004, 04:57 PM
for most of these you need to look at the source of the html file for clues.

ESPECIALLY number 9, thats all the hint you need, is view the source.

Molitoth
11-18-2004, 05:16 PM
i downloaded the damn trailer for number 8 and im so lost.

David.
11-18-2004, 05:20 PM
notice how one of them doesn't play?

David.
11-18-2004, 05:21 PM
I'm stuck on 11, time for a break.

ENDelt260
11-18-2004, 06:22 PM
hint: you have to convert the mp3 file to a .wav file and reverse it. :)

That helped me absolutely zero

Ebolapox
11-18-2004, 06:27 PM
I've googled' numero 5's song thing or something like that, but nothing obvious

-EB-

alnorth
11-18-2004, 06:54 PM
try song title yet?

Dartgod
11-18-2004, 06:57 PM
Anyone to 11 yet? I am totally stumped...

David.
11-18-2004, 07:03 PM
Anyone to 11 yet? I am totally stumped...

that's the one I'm on. I haven't the slightest idea where to start.

Monty
11-18-2004, 07:11 PM
Ditto on 11.....it's got to have something to do with the image "screen12.jpg" and the clue 'ahead of its time', but I haven't figured it out yet......

David.
11-18-2004, 07:16 PM
don't forget "follow the truth" also, what the hell is the picture, I can't tell.

HolmeZz
11-18-2004, 07:20 PM
Can someone PM me the name of the candy for #7? It's a pain in the ass and it involves no real knowledge, just the ability to find the name of the candy bar.

David.
11-18-2004, 07:22 PM
Can someone PM me the name of the candy for #7? It's a pain in the ass and it involves no real knowledge, just the ability to find the name of the candy bar.

SPOILER:Raider what a shitty name huh ROFL

alnorth
11-18-2004, 07:33 PM
HINT for #11

If #12 would be "ahead of its time", then what is "its time"? I wonder what the "proper" picture would look like? :hmmm:

Monty
11-18-2004, 07:35 PM
Ok, I figured out #11.......it was simple once I figured it out.... :cuss:

Spoiler: Change the screen12.jpg in the URL into screen11.jpg and it'll give the UN & PW.

David.
11-18-2004, 07:41 PM
onto 12, the video is pretty trippy

alnorth
11-18-2004, 07:54 PM
I was able to randomly guess #12, but I had to get a spoiler to find out why it was the answer.

HINT#12

This picture is apparently one of those magic eye things, where you cross your eyes and relax to see something else. The object in the picture that jumps out and appears to "float" is the answer. *shrug* I didnt see it, but whatever.

Dartgod
11-18-2004, 09:24 PM
I was able to randomly guess #12, but I had to get a spoiler to find out why it was the answer.

HINT#12

This picture is apparently one of those magic eye things, where you cross your eyes and relax to see something else. The object in the picture that jumps out and appears to "float" is the answer. *shrug* I didnt see it, but whatever.
PM me the answer please...

alnorth
11-18-2004, 09:35 PM
Answer to #12:

remote control

cheeeefs
11-18-2004, 10:06 PM
man, I'm stuck solid on 37

LiL stumppy
11-18-2004, 11:04 PM
I was just trying to do that on another forum i look out.Wow thast wierd.

cheeeefs
11-18-2004, 11:06 PM
hey lilstumpy, how about you take away the spoilers as some people wanted to do this on their own.

cheeeefs
11-18-2004, 11:09 PM
I wasn't trying to be an asshat. Just if you read through the thread a lot of people were adamant that they didn't want to know the answers directly. Appreciate it.

LiL stumppy
11-18-2004, 11:11 PM
I know,but most people I saw were way past level 11.

Coach
11-18-2004, 11:16 PM
Man, this is f**king retarded.

KCFalcon59
11-19-2004, 09:20 AM
anyone get to 16 yet?

Molitoth
11-19-2004, 10:45 AM
need a hint for #8

Gaz
11-19-2004, 10:48 AM
It is clear to me that this puzzle has exceeded my computer knowledge.

xoxo~
Gaz
Reached his personal cap at #8.

Molitoth
11-19-2004, 10:59 AM
Well Gaz,

I figured The guitar in the picture was to represent the music of the deathball trailor, so I found out who did the music for it which is a guy named "Toxeen". But I cant find shit on his website about "mom, he formatted my second song" or anything to do with JAY and PACK.


Was also thinking PACK had something to do with the trailor being packed into a zip file.

and if you say JAY PACK "loudly and proudly" it kinda sounds like .JPEG



/stumped

Otter
11-19-2004, 11:05 AM
Does this puzzle have any kind of story or somewhat linear pattern or is it just a bunch of arbitrary peices where you're supposed to figure out how to get to the next picture?

Seemed to me like a big pulp of unrelated and increasingly difficult (for lack of a better word) "stuff".

I quit after the 3rd level however.

Gaz
11-19-2004, 11:21 AM
I lack the computer expertise download a video file as a JPEG or make a .wav file play backwards. It was fun and I was pleased to get to Level 8, but my lack of “behind the curtain” computer expertise relegates me to the bench.

Have fun, you computer geeks. I’m gonna go play FreeCell.

xoxo~
Gaz
Riding the pine.

Dartgod
11-19-2004, 11:22 AM
anyone get to 16 yet?
Yes and I'm stumped. HELP!!

Molitoth
11-19-2004, 11:37 AM
http://deathball.net/notpron/stuff/mus2.mp3

Dartgod
11-19-2004, 12:37 PM
Someone please PM me the answer to 16. I think I understand the clues but cannot get it to work.

alnorth
11-19-2004, 01:47 PM
#8 theres no conversion necessary, he deceived you into thinking its a mp3 file by putting a .mp3 extension on it. Its really just an image. Just open it in mspaint and read.

#16 is kinda complicated.

HINT:

The screens are obviously in order from top left, to bottom right. If a screen has a 0 in it, it means there was no username/password, so you should ignore it.

If a screen has a number, think what letter it could mean. If theres a pound sign, try reversing the alphabet...

Dartgod
11-19-2004, 02:14 PM
Check your smokes, please...

ENDelt260
11-22-2004, 06:04 PM
So, I'm the only idiot who didn't figure out #10, huh?

David.
11-22-2004, 06:07 PM
I quit on this thing a while ago. TOO difficult

ØrangeÇrush
11-22-2004, 07:55 PM
I can't get past 6...I looked at the source code. I can't get the password to work on IE to that page to see if there is different formatting. However Netscape let me do it, and I can't get anything. I even tried using ALT characters for the coordinates ...but nadda

ØrangeÇrush
11-22-2004, 09:24 PM
crap now I'm stuck on #10.