• Valve Conspiracies : The Portal Radio Update (Megathread)
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[highlight]This thread is out of date, continue discussion in the sticked thread in this subforum.[/highlight] Notes before you start speculating/reading: [B] :siren:[B][U][I]THE BABEL SITE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SOURCE, DON'T REFER TO IT. It is fan made[/I][/U][/B]:siren:[/B] [B] :siren:[B][U][I]aperturescience.com HASN'T BEEN UPDATED SINCE '07, STOP USING IT![/I][/U][/B]:siren:[/B] [B] :siren:[B][U][I]Do not call the BBS numbers. All your doing is slowing the people who can actually connect to it down. So stop it.[/I][/U][/B]:siren:[/B] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Okay so as we know or should know today valve released a sneaky update that added radio transmissions to the original Portal radios. The radios only appear after you've completed the campaign and have the heartbreaker achievement. You can see it here : [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/ohohohwhatsthisdoinghere.png[/img] Well there are 26 total radio transmissions codenamed "Dinosaur" FP has been at work decoding these sounds as much as they could. We've learned that you must decode them using SSTV, a program used to turn sounds into images. So far we have these : ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes from Dinosaur 1, 5, 12, and 17. [QUOTE=ThisIsPain;20504863] Morse codes: [B]Dinosaur1: [/B]INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE [B] Dinosaur5: [/B] 9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6 [B]Dinosaur12:[/B] SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE [B]Dinosaur17:[/B] BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"[/QUOTE] Images converted from sound by using SSTV :siren:Updated As Of 3/2/10 at 9:31 PM EST for reason : Higher Quality:siren: [B]dinosaur2[/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur2.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur3[/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur3.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur4[/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur4.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur6 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur6.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur7 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur6.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur8[/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur8.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur9 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur9.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur10 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur10.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur11 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur11.png[/IMG] [B] dinosaur13[/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur13.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur14 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur13.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur15[/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur15.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur16 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur16.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur18 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur18.png[/IMG] [B] dinosaur19 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur19.png[/IMG] [B] dinosaur20 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur20.png[/IMG] [B] dinosaur21 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur21.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur22 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur22.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur23 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur23.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur24 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur24.png[/IMG] [B]dinosaur25 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur25.png[/IMG] [B] dinosaur26 [/B] [IMG]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af240/CaveJohnson/dinosaur26.png[/IMG] On number 3 and 10 is a string of numbers, a BBS code. Or a phone number. Here, our fellow FP'er lilcheeselad has searched the phone number decoded by ZPR23 from steam forums [quote=zpr23]From images: 9459C6CAC8C203B8128B7CC63068D4FD Translates to BBS#: (425) 822-5251 425 is a Seattle area code. Calling resulted in what sounded like a modem. Someone translate that![/quote] [QUOTE=lilcheeselad;20504641][IMG]http://filebox.me/files/uydn1ftcz_a.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] [highlight]I'll update the OP when something new is discovered[/highlight] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [U]Like what we do here? Join the steam group and give a hand![/U] [url=http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FPTR][img]http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7388/2db8n50.png[/img][/url] [B]Click to join the steamgroup![/B] [B]We Have A Ventrillo Channel. Talk Live With Fellow Faceunchers![/B] [QUOTE=Guniv - Vent Detials]IP : 69.90.34.26 Port : 4014 Password : imperium Slots : 125[/QUOTE] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ :siren:[B]Update: [/B]3/2/10 9:22 PM EST The BBS was updated as it went back up today. We managed to snag a few images. See them below : [QUOTE=Spidermn;20523642]instead of a screencap, he left this: [url]http://thebyrus.pastebin.com/cxrnuReW[/url] also: this [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/116597/Portal/human.png[/img][/QUOTE] [B]Update:[/B] 3/2/10 6:27 PM EST shakadamus has found a nice colored version of the picture below. For comparison purposes both will be kept in the OP. You can see it here (Note : Updated old image) : [img_thumb]http://www.imagebanana.com/img/vwa1rl6g/HL2EP3ARGcolornew.gif[/img_thumb] [B]Update:[/B] 3/2/10 4:08 PM EST Hooded sniper has cleaned up the infamous sound clip retrieved from calling the BBS code. [QUOTE=HoodedSniper;20517724]Much higher quality of the infamous clip with Thats Amazing in it, also listen around at 18 to the end, either alyx or judith is talking. [media][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pqSh-E1Wz4[/url][/media][/QUOTE] [B]Update : 3/2/10 2:00 PM EST[/B] People have been connecting to the phone number above with a modem and received results, here are the images compiled together: [img_thumb] http://dl.dropbox.com/u/251301/Extended%20BBS%20Edit.png[/img_thumb] [B]Update:[/B] 3/1/10 ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes from Dinosaur 1, 5, 12, and 17. [QUOTE=ThisIsPain;20504863] Morse codes: [B]Dinosaur1: [/B]INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE [B] Dinosaur5: [/B] 9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6 [B]Dinosaur12:[/B] SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE [B]Dinosaur17:[/B] BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"[/QUOTE]
:iiam:
[QUOTE=thelinx;20504768]Someone did a noise filter using the noise file on the fizzle file (what) on the steam forums. Was it posted here?[/QUOTE] [url]http://wtfcountry.com/download/file.php?id=284[/url]
This is starting to get interesting, hopefully it relates to Episode 3 or Portal 2
[QUOTE=MAspiderface;20504795]:iiam:[/QUOTE]
The area code 485 is in Seattle, which is where valve HQ is located [editline]02:08AM[/editline] Don't know if that's been mentioned yet
Info Dump :siren: Fizzle reversed, barely make out what seems to sound like, "we need him alive" or "still alive"
Creepy shit :ohdear: Also, some of my findings got into a megathread :buddy:
Do you want the image for the series of 32 images in order?
Should we keep our main discussion in the other thread?
ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes, update the op. Morse codes: [B]Dinosaur1: [/B]INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE [B] Dinosaur5: [/B] 9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6 [B]Dinosaur12:[/B] SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE [B]Dinosaur17:[/B] BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"
I bet valve is laughing their asses off about this whole thing
I swear to god. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyY8RzwP7Uk[/media] In the reversed version, you can hear "YOU ARE NEXT" :ohdear:
Makol says it's a math problem. [b]A BIG MATH PROBLEM.[/b]
Should put the morse codes before the images.
Here's someone dialing up the BBS number from the Steam forums: [url]http://www.supload.com/listen?s=tyXqpe[/url]
[QUOTE=aydin690;20504863]ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes, update the op: Morse codes: [B]Dinosaur1: [/B]INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE [B] Dinosaur5: [/B] 9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6 [B]Dinosaur12:[/B] SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE [B]Dinosaur17:[/B] BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"[/QUOTE] Dinosaur5 is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
Valve is trolling us.
[QUOTE=seano12;20504899]Valve is trolling us.[/QUOTE] They "HAVE" been trolling us.
[QUOTE=GammaFive;20504893]Should put the morse codes before the images.[/QUOTE] Noted, gonna fix now.
[QUOTE=solid_jake;20504774][B]dinosaur11 [/B] [img]http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5893/dino11.png[/img][/QUOTE] Am I the only one seeing what seems to be the pose stricken by the two figures in the "A Trusted Friend in Science" poster in the upper right corner?
You missed the 4 transmission that were morse code.... riiiiight back at the start :P I know they were looking like nothing, but if it's a complete first post you were doing :P EDIT: Nevermind, Ninja'd
[QUOTE=lilcheeselad;20504898]Dinosaur5 is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"[/QUOTE] I can't remember what exactly it is, but it's some sort of game developer's code that includes every letter of the alphabet in a single sentence.
[QUOTE=Mechanical Goat;20504950]I can't remember what exactly it is, but it's some sort of game developer's code that includes every letter of the alphabet in a single sentence.[/QUOTE] It is a keyboarding class drill.
[QUOTE=Mechanical Goat;20504950]I can't remember what exactly it is, but it's some sort of game developer's code that includes every letter of the alphabet in a single sentence.[/QUOTE] No... it's just an old sentence with them all, nothing to do with developers. It's used to test typewriters and fonts because it's easy to remember and it has all letters.
[QUOTE=The Sero;20504946]You missed the 4 transmission that were morse code.... riiiiight back at the start :P I know they were looking like nothing, but if it's a complete first post you were doing :P[/QUOTE] I just added them :shobon:
We need an IRC channel, stat.
I'm going to try to get through to the phone number on HyperTerminal, though the only PC I have set up to do that atm sucks and has a battery life of ~20min.
[QUOTE=takua;20504975]We need an IRC channel, stat.[/QUOTE] no we dont :saddowns:
[QUOTE=takua;20504975]We need an IRC channel, stat.[/QUOTE] Better yet a steam group chat.
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