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smockrw

smockrw

Tinkerer

from US
33 posts

before this I would not have thought of using Graphic Converter/Photoshop to solve a puzzle......


thanks!

Somewhere out in the darkness I wait, collecting photons as they speed past my shutter.

January 7, 2009 8:28 pm
Hawkmoon

Hawkmoon

Tinkerer

from MA, USA
21 posts

There are clearly lots of smart people in this world -- just wish I was one of them!  Big Thanks to MH for putting this together.

cogito ergo periculosus sum

January 7, 2009 8:33 pm
Bernstein229

Bernstein229

Automaton Tech

172 posts

This was fun. Can't wait for the next mac heist. It was my first one.

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January 7, 2009 8:47 pm
mattstone915

mattstone915

Gearhead

from the 603.
77 posts

First Macheist, pretty sweet. It's not over yet though... I'm stoked.

Macheist.

January 7, 2009 9:04 pm
epitaphmike

epitaphmike

Tinkerer

from all over
33 posts

MH3 has started off well. I think there needs to be better laid info out info for the rookies though. Big bold letters that say READ THE POSTS BEFORE YOU WRITE...
Seems pretty logical, but now that thy PC folk are starting to go Mac. Common sense is diminishing.

Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

January 7, 2009 10:40 pm

sabarker

Urchin

1 posts

sweet...here we go. 007 style

January 8, 2009 12:14 am
MacMan15

MacMan15

Urchin

7 posts

That was fun! My first Heist! But I was a bit late getting the notice of the start of the Heist, so by the time I got the first URL, the rest of you were done... oh well, hope the next one is in the evening, so I can actually do it! ;-)

GO PURPLE!!!!!!

January 8, 2009 12:31 am
Trueskool

Trueskool

Gearhead

from Virginia Beach
84 posts

For all of you guys saying this was fun and you can't wait until the next mac heist, this wasn't mac heist 3. It was just the "beginning" of what is promised as a very crazy Mac Heist 3.

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January 8, 2009 2:08 am

jimhawmd

Urchin

from Philippines
3 posts

Real awesome, guys!

January 8, 2009 3:05 am

Eimaj

Urchin

1 posts

Thanks for all the help, everyone!

January 8, 2009 3:16 am
Dreamroguer

Dreamroguer

Tinkerer

10 posts

This was really fun. Thanks to all involved in creation/dissemination!!

January 8, 2009 3:23 am
ccubed_99

ccubed_99

Tinkerer

from Pa and NY
20 posts

Fun scheme, can't wait to see what's next.

But Mom! If you take our cartoons away, we’ll grow up without a sense of humor and be robots!

Lisa Simpson

January 8, 2009 3:37 am
Chriswan

Chriswan

Sky Pirate

from Jakarta, Indonesia
1,194 posts

the later puzzles are so hard... I got an instant headache while struggling to decode them one by one...

Thanks a Lot

January 8, 2009 3:43 am
rsstrachan

rsstrachan

Gearhead

from In my usual place
76 posts

If it wasn't for the bits and pieces everybody dropped, I'd be lost.

MacHeist, Thanks for stretching my brain!!

cool  BLUE Team™  cool

January 8, 2009 3:49 am
Chriswan

Chriswan

Sky Pirate

from Jakarta, Indonesia
1,194 posts

+1

Thanks a Lot

January 8, 2009 3:57 am
aaron@thecurtis.org

aaron@thecurtis.org

Tinkerer

18 posts

Woohoo! done! That was fun! smile

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January 8, 2009 4:54 am
minidriver

minidriver

Tinkerer

from Texas
34 posts

Excellent warmup!

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January 8, 2009 5:28 am

waaykuul

Urchin

2 posts

That was really fun, although I think MacHeist needs a better FAQ for beginners. It took me 30 minutes to figure out what was going on.

January 8, 2009 6:00 am
Azurite

Azurite

Gearhead

from Sherman Oaks, CA
93 posts

I agree with waaykuul; there should be some sort of intro to MacHeist. This was my first Heist, and while I caught on fairly quickly, I noticed lots of the forum posts were from confused people who didn't "get" what it was all about.

Also, I'm fine with "spoilers" (hints as to the meanings of clues, full answers) being kept in the "Backdoor" room, but threads should be better organized there, like how they are in the Communiques. It's a pain sorting through 30+ pages of people posting links to the new communiques, saying they're done, etc. when all we want to do is find a hint on how to solve a particular puzzle. To that end, maybe we could see all the responses to a topic in a thread style, so we can skip over those that we may not want to read? Plus, people could "tag" their responses if they had subject lines... e.g. [HINT] or [ANSWER] or [SPOILER].

Above all else, the clues -starting with the communiques all the way down to the sites we go to for the answer *.tgas- MUST BE ACCESSIBLE. It's absolutely reprehensible that people won't be able to participate just because a site doesn't have alt/title tags or because the video (HINT HINT) doesn't have captioning or a transcript. Particularly bad was the tangledupinlies clue. Basically anyone that didn't know how to translate music (what a "C" note sounds/looks like, etc.) or can't hear music HAD to "cheat" to pass that clue. Don't eliminate "agents" by requiring them to have a particular ability-- it's a poor assumption on the part of the organizers.

As for fans thinking they missed out, I think almost all the clues were posted by the time I got the email about MacHeist. I don't look at it as a rush or a race. Sure, it's fun to be the first one to post the answer or a possible clue about something -after all, that means you're the one helping countless others- but it's just as fun to participate a few hours/days after the fact. As far as I know, you still get the free software, so what's the big deal? Timezone shouldn't make a lick of difference for participation.

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January 8, 2009 7:23 am
maxlinkc

maxlinkc

Tinkerer

from Hong Kong
13 posts

last time i miss the missions and just bought the bundle pack, and i have fun in this time, yea, really fun! can't wait for next mission, also the bundle... big_smile

http://www.macheist.com/bundle/u/95046/

January 8, 2009 8:52 am
singhnarender79

singhnarender79

Big Game Hunter

from Pune, India
573 posts

Had a gr8 time solving these and thanks to all the people for the help in some of the missions ....can't wait for the next one ..... smile

I can only please one person each day, Today is not your day, Tomorrow doesn't look good either...

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January 8, 2009 12:40 pm
smockrw

smockrw

Tinkerer

from US
33 posts

So, is the 28 days and counting the amount of time that the 'mainframe' will take to produce the real MH3?

Somewhere out in the darkness I wait, collecting photons as they speed past my shutter.

January 8, 2009 4:08 pm

sadbuttrue

Urchin

3 posts

smockrw wrote:

So, is the 28 days and counting the amount of time that the 'mainframe' will take to produce the real MH3?

It would appear so! Seems like a long time to wait, but that's the joy of MacHeist: unpredictability.

January 8, 2009 4:52 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

To people who are requesting an FAQ/help section for new users:

What would you like to see in it?

What sort of general questions do you as new users have that should be addressed first and foremost?

I'm contacting jpdyson, who wrote the excellent starter's guide here, to maybe expand it into something larger. The sooner you guys let us know the sooner we can make it easier for new folk or for people who are just overall confused to get involved in the missions.

Marathon Forever.
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January 8, 2009 6:10 pm
BigMark

BigMark

Sky Pirate

from Kent, UK.
1,543 posts

I'd never have got the "tftp" one without the IRC help.

Mark.

January 8, 2009 7:46 pm
archipenko

archipenko

Big Game Hunter

769 posts

yes enjoyed. thank you lads for the help when needed! u guys are fab in the forums

rocks & socks

January 8, 2009 9:41 pm

niroola

Urchin

2 posts

Wow.  So many "first timers" here. (I kept that G-rated) 

I guess I'll add myself to the list - great clean family fun.  I am looking forward to the big finish!

SN

January 9, 2009 12:33 am

rmaspero

Urchin

1 posts

That was hard work

January 9, 2009 4:13 pm
thijsvdb

thijsvdb

Tinkerer

33 posts

Just finished it a few minutes ago. Liked it verry much. Needed a few clues like with the harp and stuff but learned the thinking process of MacHeist.
Can't wait for the real Heist begins (although I have to study for exams) !

go orange team! go MacHeist!

January 9, 2009 4:39 pm

believer

Urchin

1 posts

really nice playing! thanks macheist!

January 9, 2009 7:41 pm
Claymore

Claymore

Tinkerer

19 posts

For those of you who are starting on a mission some time after it started, you could try getting some hints from the MacHeist wiki page found at http://mhwiki.channelblue.net/wiki/Main_Page

January 10, 2009 5:05 am
oatmealsnap

oatmealsnap

Gearhead

from Geneseo, NY
60 posts

What happens at the end of the month?

January 12, 2009 6:47 am
kracker

kracker

Big Game Hunter

from I'm right behind you!
550 posts

i guess the real heists start as this one is just a warm up.
expect more great things.

You are now reading my signature

January 12, 2009 6:48 am
mwhogan

mwhogan

Big Game Hunter

from Dallas, TX
794 posts

Very cool - only 24 days to go!

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." -- Victor Hugo

January 12, 2009 7:18 am
bistrian@gmail.com

bistrian@gmail.com

Urchin

from Galati
2 posts

YAY! completed, DECODING big_smile

BTW can someone help me telling me how to change my bloody name on top of my pic? At the moment is telling my e-mail address and feels frustrating, yet I can't find in profile editing where to change that sad

TY in advance.

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From time to time I enjoy good conversation between the books.

January 12, 2009 8:01 pm
Galactica

Galactica

Automaton Tech

from Denmark
237 posts

bistrian@gmail.com wrote:

YAY! completed, DECODING big_smile

BTW can someone help me telling me how to change my bloody name on top of my pic? At the moment is telling my e-mail address and feels frustrating, yet I can't find in profile editing where to change that sad

TY in advance.

Hehe did exactly the same thing when I signet up here.

Look here: http://www.macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=9108

Try PM Johnred with the username you want...

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January 12, 2009 8:47 pm
kkiran

kkiran

Tinkerer

from NJ
22 posts

23 more days, can't wait!

http://iLikeMyiPhone.com

January 13, 2009 5:29 am
arkanemancer

arkanemancer

Tinkerer

from California
10 posts

woot woot that was fun big_smile

_,.-*¯*-.,_,.-*¯*-.,_,.-*¯*-.,_,.-*¯*-.,_,.-*¯*-.,_ (im so original huh) #pleh

January 13, 2009 8:17 pm
dupsidups

dupsidups

Gearhead

56 posts

22 days to go....

The power of the sun... in palm of my hands.

January 14, 2009 2:20 am

VIXC

Urchin

from Russian federation
2 posts

smile

January 16, 2009 4:44 am
Giovan

Giovan

Urchin

1 posts

was fun big_smile

Confusius says: Man who sneezes without tissue takes matters in his own hands.

January 16, 2009 4:35 pm
kracker

kracker

Big Game Hunter

from I'm right behind you!
550 posts

very fun and cant wait for the next parts

You are now reading my signature

January 17, 2009 7:45 pm
JG

JG

Tinkerer

from Paris
12 posts

I hope much more to come... I really enjoy the first step ;-)

///////////////////// GJ /////////////////////

January 19, 2009 2:54 pm
delano

delano

Automaton Tech

from Alabama
462 posts

I enjoy these heists.  Even the frustration, when it's all over, adds to the sense of accomplishment

There are 10 types of people in the world:
Those who read binary; and those who don't.

January 19, 2009 7:24 pm

chefe

Urchin

1 posts

by far the best clue-hunt in the web, keep up the good work ....

Greetings from Germany

January 21, 2009 11:59 pm
iMerch

iMerch

Urchin

6 posts

That was fun. I cried a bit, but it was still loads of fun.

January 22, 2009 4:18 am
RHVC

RHVC

Tinkerer

from Ketchikan, Alaska
16 posts

14 Days...ok

You get wet living in a rain forest. ;D

January 22, 2009 9:00 am
applegeek95

applegeek95

Tinkerer

from Maine, USA
36 posts

deepblue75 wrote:

Wow, a lot of fun! This was my first Heist and loved it.

This wasn't a "real" Heist, this is all warm-uPr

GO PURPLE TEAM!!!
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January 27, 2009 12:03 am
Trueskool

Trueskool

Gearhead

from Virginia Beach
84 posts

8 Days!!!

Twitter | Last.fm | If Obama played MacHeist he would be on the blue team.

January 28, 2009 1:10 am
minidriver

minidriver

Tinkerer

from Texas
34 posts

So, wonder what the spiral means?

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January 30, 2009 3:25 am

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