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Cemetech Contest #15: Crypto Golfing

Started by KermMart̕ian, December 16, 2015, 12:14:39 am

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KermMart̕ian

*bump* Hint time: The encoding scheme used in this challenge can encode no more than 63 characters.

KermMart̕ian

January 12, 2016, 03:29:42 pm #31 Last Edit: January 12, 2016, 06:56:49 pm by KermMartian
*bump* hint time #2: Not every member of a group has equal value, and numbers that come around, wrap around.

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The fifth and final challenge of Cemetech Contest #15 is here, which means you have just over one week to submit all five solutions for the contest. Like Challenge 4, this challenge is related to images, so we suggest you think long and hard about possible ways to interpret the number (numbers?) below. When you figure out the cipher and create your solution program, make sure that as in the first three challenges, it takes a string as input via Ans or stdin. It's hopefully enough of a clue to tell you that the output for this challenge should be an image either on the graphscreen, in a picture variable, or for computer programs, as a PNG or GIF image. As with the previous two challenges, we may publish a clue on Friday afternoon at 5pm ET, but we encourage you to try to solve it before Friday to earn maximum points, and we will decide whether to post a clue based on how many entrants have figured out the cipher. Good luck!

Challenge 5: 1111144444444433333333333211112223321122223333333444444444322222222233444
3222334444444443333333321111122233321112222333333333333334111144444444333
3333333333321111112223332111222233333333333333341111114444444433333333322
2222222344443332222344444444444441111111111111111111111111111111111111111
1444444444444444444444434333333333332322222222222222222222211111111111444
4433333333344141211412114121144434323343233432334441412114121141211444343
2334323343233344414121141211412114

Note: line breaks are for clarity, NOT part of the clue


KermMart̕ian

Challenge #5, Hint #1 time! Knobs and a red rectangle.

KermMart̕ian

Challenge #5, Hint #2 time: the object described is an Etch-a-Sketch, which lets you generate an image by using knobs to move a cursor.

DJ Omnimaga

I hope someone can solve the challenge before the deadline. O.O

KermMart̕ian

At least one person has solved all five challenges, and only for one challenge did it take more than 24 hours for the first entry to be received.

c4ooo

Hehehe not me. You guys lost me after the second chalange :P

DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: c4ooo on January 17, 2016, 09:25:06 pm
Hehehe not me. You guys lost me after the second chalange :P
There are chalanges in Cemetech contest? I thought there were only challenges, not shalanjes nor chalanges. :P

Juju

Quote from: c4ooo on January 17, 2016, 09:25:06 pm
Hehehe not me. You guys lost me after the second chalange :P
Yeah, same, sadly. I lost you guys after the 2nd challenge. Maybe the fact I didn't felt to do anything after Christmas didn't helped.
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