"What's in the box?" - Nova finds out

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  1. NovaSilisko

    aa NovaSilisko L42: Life, the Universe and Everything

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    So, I came across this site a while back:

    http://whatsinthebox.nl/

    But it seems to have been updated recently.

    After guessing the password for about 10 minutes, I decided to take out my trusty SWF compiler.

    This is what I found:

    [​IMG]


    The site is what the HL2-based indie movie was linking to(Can't remember the name ><)

    It makes me think.
     
  2. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Don't teaser websites like these annoy anyone besides me? Really awed, but really aggravated at the same time? And sitting there wasting time on a password? Because I know I'm going to be really let down anyway, things that hype stuff like this always manage to not live up to it.
     
  3. NovaSilisko

    aa NovaSilisko L42: Life, the Universe and Everything

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    Yep, they annoy the hell out of me. Which is why I decompiled it. I was HOPING to get a preview of something big, but oh well.
     
  4. ikem

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    umm whats this? i found a test movie link ...
     
  5. Fearlezz

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    The test movie was awesome
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    So you decompiled it to find out what you could find by clicking one of the buttons????
    what you posted is available by clicking the right segment, didn't you find anything from the pasworded section?
     
  7. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    <Spoilers!>

    After a bit of searching myself I've found this page that has the black mesa, aperture sience and hanso foundation logo on it (from lost, hl2 and lost are referencing each other, there are hidden things relating to the other in each)
    Babel was featured in the test video as well as some of their kit (the computer brain interface) That website is here - http://babel-research.eu/ (I found it from the page source, theres not much else interesting in there though)

    Putting in "hanso" to the pasword bok returned me some numbers, I'll give you three guesses what they were. These numbers if entered give you a "SYSTEM FAILURE"
    After many "uh uh uh you didn't say the magic word" I actually yelled please at my monitor... only to find if you put please in it says "who are you, Dennis Nedry?"
    "babel" returns "why are you giving me the directions, if you are the one who needs them"

    Back to the babel research site, theres a small black logo with a cat(shrodinger.gif) that appears for a moment, clicking that takes you to http://babel-research.eu/snd/discedoMalum.mp3 I don't have the ability to reverse it myself unfortunately
    I also found http://babel-research.eu/snd/hidden.mp3 in the page source again its backwards and in the same page source <!WASITACATISAW>

    Of course with the gif being called schrodinger and the question "what's in the box" raises the problem of we don't know until we look inside

    "help" gives me "high contrast" not sure what to do with that

    yeah I have too much time
     
  8. GrimGriz

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  9. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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  10. medd

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  11. Dustoxx

    Dustoxx L6: Sharp Member

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    found some comments you can put in, maybe someone could use it.

    operation2347
    please
    tenacious d
    babel
    thebox
    whatsinthebox
    babelresearch
    saga
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    4 8 15 16 23 42
    pandora
    date
    help
     
  12. medd

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  13. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    was the breaking news clip there for you guys earlier?
     
  14. medd

    medd L2: Junior Member

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    yep it was
     
  15. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

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    Can I ask this. Whats this all about anyways?
     
  16. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    try the right quarter of the ring ;)
     
  17. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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  18. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    Damn, that shit was well thought out.