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2008-05 Friday 31st, We've been naughty
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RE: 2008-05 Friday 31st, We've been naughty

EliasCamber Wrote:It's a simple cryptogram, where one letter is substituted for another.

The text reads:
Spoiler below!
THERE WAS BUT A FEW MOMENTS LEFT BEFORE THE DARKNESS WOULD ENGULF ME. A FEW MORE MOMENTS BEFORE IT WOULD DRAIN ME OF THE LIFE WHAT WAS LEFT IN ME.

ONE MIGHT THINK I WOULD WELCOME THE DARKNESS AND THE ETERNAL SILENCE IT BROUGHT. HAVING LIVED MUCH LONGER THAN MOST MEN COULD DREAM OF, SOME MIGHT THINK THE WILL TO LIVE WOULD GET WEAKER. IN FACT, IT WAS THE OPPOSITE, I HAD TO SURIVE, I HAD TO LIVE ON AT ANY COST. ANY COST AT ALL.




TWILIGHTISDEATH


How can you translate such thing? Smile I have no idea...

06-04-2008 06:20 AM
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RE: 2008-05 Friday 31st, We've been naughty

Scraper Wrote:
EliasCamber Wrote:It's a simple cryptogram, where one letter is substituted for another.

The text reads:
Spoiler below!
THERE WAS BUT A FEW MOMENTS LEFT BEFORE THE DARKNESS WOULD ENGULF ME. A FEW MORE MOMENTS BEFORE IT WOULD DRAIN ME OF THE LIFE WHAT WAS LEFT IN ME.

ONE MIGHT THINK I WOULD WELCOME THE DARKNESS AND THE ETERNAL SILENCE IT BROUGHT. HAVING LIVED MUCH LONGER THAN MOST MEN COULD DREAM OF, SOME MIGHT THINK THE WILL TO LIVE WOULD GET WEAKER. IN FACT, IT WAS THE OPPOSITE, I HAD TO SURIVE, I HAD TO LIVE ON AT ANY COST. ANY COST AT ALL.




TWILIGHTISDEATH


How can you translate such thing? Smile I have no idea...


Easy Smile
count all the different letters
the letter that appears most often in the english language is E. In our case it is F. So replace all F with E Smile
then i think other that appear most often in english is T. Then A. Try to replace some letters with real ones to make words and figure out the other letters Smile





or you can look on google Big Grin
06-04-2008 11:50 AM
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RE: 2008-05 Friday 31st, We've been naughty

I looked at http://www.simonsingh.net/The_Black_Cham...ution.html you have some facts about english language there (most frequent letters, most frequent words with two or three letters) and a tool helps you count the letters and replace the letters (editboxes could be a bit bigger, but it works).

You have to concentrate on short words (up to three letters) first and make assumptions what they might be (the words "I" and "a" are quite nice to have). Also it is quite save to assume that the most frequent letter (or one of the two most frequent letters) is E. Just experiment with the letters, and If you come to a dead end, start from the beginning, perhaps one of your previous assumptions was wrong.

This is what I did to decipher the the text
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  • T and U appear in one-letter words, so this have to be I and A
  • F appears most offten, so It might be E
  • QOF appears quite often and should have an E at the last position, so it is probably THE
  • OQTE is THI* or THA*, most likely THIS or THAN
  • OQFZF might be THERE or THESE, let's assume it is THERE
  • FOFZETV is ETER*A* or ETER*I*, ETERNAL sounds great, so U is I
  • WUVFEXF ist *ILEN*E, directly after ETERNAL. It's SILENCE for sure
  • PEF ist *NE, looking at the list of frequent words, it can be ONE
  • VPENFZ is LON*ER->LONGER
  • CPCFEOW is *O*ENTS->MOMENTS
  • OQUEB is THIN*->THINK
  • LTZBEFWW ist *ARKNESS->DARKNESS
  • Just fill in the last missing letters, it's really easy


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06-04-2008 05:43 PM
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RE: 2008-05 Friday 31st, We've been naughty

Oh you silly frictional! U weren't naughty! the server ppls were just jealous of your awesome HPL2 programming and game design skillz!

I like horror games but not the ones that give u nightmares :P
But i like the ones that give you an urge to open every door and drawer that you see for a month :D
06-11-2008 04:30 AM
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RE: 2008-05 Friday 31st, We've been naughty

I doubt that that is the case. Wink

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