Commence wild mass guessing

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zhan, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Zhan

    Zhan L5: Dapper Member

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    The portal2/maps folder from the pre-load:

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  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Nope. Not reading. Keeping things a surprise.
     
  3. jpr

    aa jpr

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    decompile them
     
  4. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    This

    Must not read sp_finale_3_commentary, Must not read sp_finale_3_commentary, Must not read sp_finale_3_commentary...
     
  5. Zhan

    Zhan L5: Dapper Member

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    I've tried decompiling them already... all of the pre-load content is encrypted, so even the .txt files yield complete gibberish.
     
  6. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Opening any file gives me a GCFScape error: .ncf's contain indexes only, no actual data. How did you open them?
     
  7. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    O:

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  8. Zhan

    Zhan L5: Dapper Member

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    These map files were not actually in a .gcf for me, they were in Steam/steamapps/common/portal 2/portal2/maps. Perhaps Valve has started structuring their game resources file system differently?
     
  9. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    What's the problem, Rexy? They're just diversifying into Canine Companion Loaf compared to the Excellent Test Subject Baked Cake from the first game. (First Lassie will be baked, and then there will be cake. Please assume the Walkies Escort Contrition Position.)

    I'm trying to decide whether I want to buy it now with the tiny discount, or wait a bit. I'll need something to fill the time before potentially getting DX:HR...
     
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  10. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  11. Zhan

    Zhan L5: Dapper Member

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  12. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    NOOOOAAAAGHH Spoilers!

    I'm not looking i'm not looking i'm not looking fuckdammit i'll have to disconnect my internet for a week i'm not looking.
     
  13. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Zhan, YES That's awesome! :D
     
  14. StickZer0

    aa StickZer0 💙💙💃💙💙

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    I hate you Rexy. I searched that list for 5 minutes trying to find the hidden dogbread map. For science.



    You monster.
     
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  15. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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  16. gamemaster1996

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    Musn't read or both copies..portal 2...spoiled...arghh i give in im looking
     
  17. Numerous

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    If I were Valve, I'd encrypt the files by labelling (mdl, dll, etc) the maps as models, the models as code, and the code as maps.
    To anyone who believes that file size etc may affect this (or effect this), I would like to say LA LA LA I CANT HEAR YOU
     
  18. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Why not just rename every map sp_trololol_01?
     
  19. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    I do want to mention that this isn't Valve's first encrypted pre-release event, and since it involves actual purchases and money changing hands I believe it's a safe bet any encryption scheme is done with standard Steam functionality rather than something ARG/Trolling-related. The risk of people being potentially unable to play on launch-day far outweighs the benefits of extra jokes or hints.
     
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  20. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Snape kills Dumbledore on page 596. Did you find what you came looking for in this thread?