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JSand

JSand

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from Atlanta, GA
227 posts

After reading ravenite14's "A Newcomer's Guide to Puzzle Solving" thread I decided to go digging through my bookmarks for all the MacHeist related resources I'd bookmarked in the past.

EDIT: Just created a Resources page on the MacHeistWiki. Go ahead and add to the list there.

Cypher (A MacHeist Exclusive)

Text, binary, hex, base64, dec/char

Ceaser Cipher and more

ROT13/ROT47 Encoder/Decoder

Anagram Genius

Bin-Oct-Dec-Hex Converter

Vigenère Square

Reverse Text

Morse Code Translator

Ultra 1337 Translator

Geek Code Decoder

Braille Converter Widget

QWERTY <--> Dvorak Converter

Flip Text

Pirate Translator Widget

New:

Wordsmith Anagrams

DNA/RNA Translator

Enigma Simulator

Please post any other resources you have, and I'll do my best to edit this post with any additions.

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February 26, 2009 2:38 am
awenya

awenya

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from Singapore
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Woooahh, did you use all that for previous Macheists? I feel so in over my head now lol. Great compilation, even though I doubt I could make sense of any of it. =P

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February 26, 2009 2:44 am
ravenite14

ravenite14

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from New York, NY
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Well done JSand, definitely gonna go link this in my thread.

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February 26, 2009 2:45 am
kracker

kracker

Big Game Hunter

from I'm right behind you!
550 posts

how can you forget cypher? it covers rots, morse, binary, reverse, ascii, and base 64

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February 26, 2009 2:45 am
JSand

JSand

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA
227 posts

awenya wrote:

Woooahh, did you use all that for previous Macheists? I feel so in over my head now lol. Great compilation, even though I doubt I could make sense of any of it. =P

No, I haven't necessarily used all of them. Some of these I think I got from an old post by someone during MacHeist 1, others I stumbled across and thought they might be useful one day. I just think these are or could be useful for puzzle type challenges in general (MacHeist, user created heists, Notpron, Zahada, etc.).

kracker wrote:

how can you forget cypher? it covers rots, Morse, binary, reverse, ASCII, and base 64

Oops, I meant to include a link to Cypher, and accidentally forgot to. I updated my post with a Cypher link now. Thanks for catching that!

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February 26, 2009 2:50 am
kracker

kracker

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nice.. you added it in the wiki. This is a good pile.

Also, one thing, cyher sometimes messes up on morse, base 64, and rarely ascii.

So you have to be careful and double check it.

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February 26, 2009 3:35 am
n3mo

n3mo

Gearhead

from here
53 posts

I use http://wordsmith.org/anagram/ for anagrams, but they all work fine.
I remember this: http://ca.expasy.org/tools/dna.html being used to translate DNA sequences into words (GCTCTTGAA, for example, gives you "ale")
http://www.thedavincigame.com/Boardgame … solver.xls is an interesting thing that helps solve caesar shifts, dunno how it compares with the one linked above.

ah, the good ole notpron days.

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February 26, 2009 3:36 am
bruby

bruby

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from Chicago
184 posts

Wow, loads of good stuff there!

February 26, 2009 6:00 am
JSand

JSand

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA
227 posts

n3mo wrote:

I use http://wordsmith.org/anagram/ for anagrams, but they all work fine.
I remember this: http://ca.expasy.org/tools/dna.html being used to translate DNA sequences into words (GCTCTTGAA, for example, gives you "ale")
http://www.thedavincigame.com/Boardgame … solver.xls is an interesting thing that helps solve caesar shifts, dunno how it compares with the one linked above.

ah, the good ole notpron days.

Thanks! I added those to my initial post and the wiki page. DNA translator is interesting. Did you actually have to use it for something?

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February 26, 2009 6:09 am
edoardoc

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307 posts

Thank you very much, very good compilation smile

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February 26, 2009 6:45 am
cseknc

cseknc

Tinkerer

from Sweden
23 posts

Awesome! Thank you! All we need now is some puzzles to solve! smile

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February 26, 2009 8:37 am
stjg

stjg

Big Game Hunter

from Here
581 posts

I already knew Cypher and the second link, but this will help with the next mission. Thanks.
You should also mention the Enigma Simulator http://www.terrylong.org/.

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February 26, 2009 8:53 am
compushark

compushark

Gearhead

from Dresden
78 posts

Wonderful compilation. Thank you very much for putting in the efford to bring these tools together.

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February 26, 2009 9:31 am
JSand

JSand

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA
227 posts

stjg wrote:

I already knew Cypher and the second link, but this will help with the next mission. Thanks.
You should also mention the Enigma Simulator http://www.terrylong.org/.

Thanks, updated the list.

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February 26, 2009 3:11 pm
Molnies

Molnies

Big Game Hunter

from Sweden
527 posts

Nice work, I've not seen Cypher mentioned before, that's going to come in handy! Thanks

Think Purple.

February 26, 2009 3:44 pm
mwhogan

mwhogan

Big Game Hunter

from Dallas, TX
794 posts

Nice list - good addition to the Rainbow spirit of collaboration in the next Heist!

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February 26, 2009 10:11 pm
pilotN46370

pilotN46370

Automaton Tech

from Kansas
148 posts

Very nice list.  It should help any newcomers to MacHeist 3 that didn't get exposed to them in previous MacHeists.

Go Team Orange!

February 26, 2009 11:44 pm
dkoerner

dkoerner

Sky Pirate

from Good ol' Germany
1,165 posts

wow, this definetly is a bookmark.... Thanks!

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March 5, 2009 8:29 pm
marcoklobas

marcoklobas

Automaton Tech

from Trieste, Italy
274 posts

Interesting list. Thanks.

Marco Klobas

March 6, 2009 7:38 am
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