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jlupini

jlupini

Tinkerer

from Victoria, BC
35 posts

Good stuff... I thought I had messed up somewhere but it turns out I just made a typo smile

"He felt that his life was some sort of dream and often wondered whose it was and if they were enjoying it." - Douglas Adams

Boom Da Ya Da - Go Green Monkeys!

February 16, 2009 9:33 pm
steffex

steffex

Tinkerer

from Netherlands
10 posts

u rock! i didn't get it until i read your guide!

Mr. Blue!

February 16, 2009 11:13 pm
Fedaykin

Fedaykin

Tinkerer

from Dallas, Tx
44 posts

its nice to see such a thorough walkthrough so people can enjoy the heists as much as we did solving it

My Drinking team has a Hockey problem

February 16, 2009 11:28 pm
MattDonnelly

MattDonnelly

Automaton Tech

from Dublin, Ireland
225 posts

Thanks for all the nice comments! I'm glad you all like the guide so much

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February 16, 2009 11:41 pm
anzanello

anzanello

Tinkerer

from Porto Alegre, Brasil
22 posts

Thank you!
Finally!
Mission I completed!

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February 17, 2009 2:52 am
GLaDOS

GLaDOS

Tinkerer

from Green Team
28 posts

Wow, very well done guide. smile

Mac Mini 1.83GHz 80GB 1GB RAM smile It's not the best but it's a Mac!
Proud Member of the Green Team

February 17, 2009 2:57 am
tbone050394

tbone050394

Urchin

from New York, NY
2 posts

i was just copying links while other people did the heist, and i couldn't get anything done. Thanks alot!!!

"Why so serious?" RIP Heath Ledger

February 17, 2009 3:51 am
iNik

iNik

Tinkerer

23 posts

Heras wrote:

Everything worked for me on firefox except for the last part with the X to open the safe. That has to be done with safari.

Dog darnit! Thank you for this tip! I've been writing x after x after x to no avail!

The freakin' directorate needs to get off their butts and verify that their keypads work with Firefox. What shoddy work! wink

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February 17, 2009 4:42 am
kyle.oshaughnessy

kyle.oshaughnessy

Gearhead

from Edmonton, Alberta
70 posts

thanks

February 17, 2009 6:01 am
aaronaiken

aaronaiken

Urchin

from Harrisburg, PA
5 posts

Wow. great walk though!! I'm hoping that by following the instructions given I will train my mind to think like you so I won't have to "cheat" for the next mission.

--
Aaron Aiken
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February 17, 2009 10:50 am
wisemedia

wisemedia

Gearhead

91 posts

Thank you for all the help.

GO GREEN GO

February 17, 2009 11:24 am
G[v]N

G[v]N

Urchin

4 posts

Thanks, this is awesome! smile

We're not retreating, we're merely advancing in a different direction.

February 17, 2009 11:37 am

opt1m4l

Urchin

6 posts

I don't get this.. where do I get the 1996.sc.dms and 1995 one?

February 17, 2009 1:19 pm
MattDonnelly

MattDonnelly

Automaton Tech

from Dublin, Ireland
225 posts

opt1m4l wrote:

I don't get this.. where do I get the 1996.sc.dms and 1995 one?

You get them on the briefings page here: http://www.macheist.com/briefings/view/13 below the video

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February 17, 2009 1:45 pm
blast-notes

blast-notes

Urchin

from Norwich
1 posts

great article, thankyou so much.

"i wish i had a river that i could skate away on..."

-joni mitchell

February 17, 2009 1:56 pm

opt1m4l

Urchin

6 posts

Ahhh I see. Thanks mate, helped a bunch!

February 17, 2009 2:17 pm
kopiert

kopiert

Tinkerer

19 posts

Rustler,

Thanks for this - I was completely stuck

February 17, 2009 2:18 pm
dhxoals

dhxoals

Urchin

2 posts

wow thanks a lot!
this was amazing

February 17, 2009 6:58 pm
abramgornik

abramgornik

Big Game Hunter

from Big Island of Hawaii
603 posts

Thanks a LOT for this. I was stuck at the choose your bets part, and this came to the rescue. Perfect for just getting out of a hole.

"If the pen is mightier than the sword, than the keyboard is a friggin lightsaber!"
"Computer are like air conditioners: they stop working when you open windows."
Thats an undead warlock if you're wondering.

February 17, 2009 7:48 pm

jollycolly

Urchin

1 posts

I would never have got to all this by myself. Fiendishly clever, both in execution and solution. Congratulations to all involved.

February 17, 2009 9:39 pm
Harbourmaster

Harbourmaster

Urchin

from Sunny SoCal!
3 posts

I just wanted to say that I was able to complete the entire Mission on a (work) PeeCee (ick ick ick!) using Safari!!!

Turbonium, Fuel for the New Millennium!

February 17, 2009 10:42 pm
amahnke

amahnke

Tinkerer

from Boston
11 posts

Awesome job with this guide.  Thanks so much for helping everyone out!

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February 18, 2009 2:11 am
jakedasnake

jakedasnake

Urchin

from melbourne, australia
6 posts

Thanks for this, great doing this at work, passing time. Very well put together!

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February 18, 2009 9:38 am
l3x

l3x

Tinkerer

from Novara
12 posts

Thanks for posting this guide!

AGENT ORANGE

February 18, 2009 11:10 am
Tyramel

Tyramel

Tinkerer

from Germany
10 posts

Thanks

The Purps

February 18, 2009 1:57 pm
Hawkmoon

Hawkmoon

Tinkerer

from MA, USA
21 posts

must echo others, really nice job on the walkthrough, helped me get unstuck when I needed it. Thank you!!

cogito ergo periculosus sum

February 18, 2009 3:29 pm
thrills

thrills

Tinkerer

from ON, Canada
14 posts

thank you much for the walkthrough.  i am just now finding time to do the missions so i'm quite behind, oh well.

i am having difficulty getting the text to speech thing for the 2words1sound url.  when i play it the speech i hear I would never have understood to read that.  is there some setting i am missing that makes it hearable?  i continued on anyway and the speech for "your hands are tied" came out quite clear.

also, you might want to note that it is necessary to change the font on mission 1 to courier to make the ascII picture clear.

February 18, 2009 3:52 pm
mamiller93

mamiller93

Automaton Tech

197 posts

really cool.. helped me a lot

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February 18, 2009 6:59 pm
Derren

Derren

Tinkerer

from Toronto, ON
20 posts

Very entertaining...

February 18, 2009 9:02 pm
prodigy311

prodigy311

Tinkerer

from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
21 posts

Great walkthrough for those who have yet to finish the mission. Get on it green team if you haven't finished it yet. For whoever posts a walkthrough in the future you may want to break up the segments into different posts so the forums don't break. Also, has this made it onto a wiki anywhere?

I've always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I'm a little surprised that the CIA has never approached me. Go Green!

February 18, 2009 10:10 pm
jakob.johansson

jakob.johansson

Automaton Tech

from Jönköping, Sweden
134 posts

Thanks for the guide!

http://www.macheist.com/bundle/u/6508/ If you use my referral link PM me and I will put yours here too!

February 18, 2009 10:57 pm
vansouza

vansouza

Sky Pirate

from Las Vegas, USA Earth Milky Way
1,075 posts

Brilliant work... stick around for the next mission ... I am going to need your help...

www.usheroes.us Pray for Peace. Go Orange!

February 18, 2009 11:02 pm
mpstrex

mpstrex

Automaton Tech

from Palm Beach County, FL
108 posts

Thanks for this, I was having trouble with it.

mpstrex

http://heathmcknight.com
http://twitter.com/hmcknight

February 19, 2009 12:26 am
Jonnotie

Jonnotie

Tinkerer

from Rotterdam, The Netherlands
17 posts

Thanks for explaining. This helped me trough

my playground - http://jonnoriekwel.nl

February 19, 2009 12:48 am
rjacobs

rjacobs

Urchin

5 posts

Thanks for the help with the solution.  Never would have been able to do it by myself.

February 19, 2009 4:39 am
reverentsex

reverentsex

Urchin

from United States of Pleasure
2 posts

Fabulous assistance. Many thanks.

February 19, 2009 5:55 am
ric0717

ric0717

Urchin

1 posts

Fantastic post!

February 19, 2009 6:08 am
ebricca

ebricca

Urchin

1 posts

the last step took me a little while to figure out
-- go back to the "hompage" -- means goto macheist.com/ and click the activate under the number lock and the grid (to paint the gesture) will be shown

about 2words1sound.com .. you could as well select the text copy it and paste it in a text editor and you would get
"Your hands are free when you enter the code tongue-tied"
(the osx text to speech service only works for Safari)

Did everything in firefox .. even opening the vault .. worked .. to enter the gesture .. you have to click hold - draw - then release the mouse button ..

February 19, 2009 9:06 am

slasher

Urchin

from Lisbon
1 posts

Great guide. Nice going. smile

February 19, 2009 10:10 am

Mirinur

Urchin

from Toruń, Poland
1 posts

it's crazy and awesome same time - thanks for guiding!

February 19, 2009 10:59 am
AndyR

AndyR

Urchin

from England
3 posts

Thx!

http://www.macheist.com/bundle/u/252998/ - Please use my referral smile

February 19, 2009 5:04 pm

umijin

Urchin

8 posts

Nicely done...

February 19, 2009 5:13 pm
stakkor

stakkor

Tinkerer

19 posts

respect man! great job and thanks for posting this.

Macbook MB41
Ipod 3G 30gig
Ipod nano 1G 4gig

February 19, 2009 6:02 pm
roomy25

roomy25

Tinkerer

27 posts

Brilliant walkthrough thanks

February 19, 2009 7:34 pm
gcmac

gcmac

Tinkerer

from DC
14 posts

enjoyed following the walkthrough! I almost figured a few things out on my own! Yeah, the text-to-speech tool didn't make the phonetics sound right, it was almost easier reading them, once I knew what they were. And I was able to get it to all work on firefox, including the unlocking (I set up a keyboard shortcut for the Speech part.) Now I want to play with my new apps!

purple has always been my favorite color

February 19, 2009 11:25 pm
MacHeritage

MacHeritage

Automaton Tech

from British Columbia, Canada
304 posts

Great job on that guide. Like "thrills" I am just finding some time to do the missions myself.

Cracking the heist of a lifetime!
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February 20, 2009 12:55 am

DaveF

Tinkerer

11 posts

Is it necessary to change my Mac's calendar to 1996 to complete this puzzle? I'm baffled by how to circumvent that step, and there's no way I'm changing the date (and possibly borking TimeMachine) for a $2 bonus.

Nevermind. Part of the confusion is that the walkthroughs refer to a file "1996.sc.dms". But there is no such file. It is the "1996.sc" file under the videos in the briefing section. I don't know where the "dms" extension comes from.

February 20, 2009 1:08 am

jdmuys

Urchin

4 posts

I am stuck at the end, drawing the "X". I draw it exactly as shown, but nothing happens then. If I click, the X gets erased and I get an error message "invalide gesture".

Does the "X" have to be drawn from a specific point or in a specific direction?

What could I have done wrong?

February 21, 2009 1:10 am

echovein

Urchin

1 posts

Thank you. There's no way I would have ever figured that out.

February 21, 2009 1:54 am
runard

runard

Urchin

from Oslo
8 posts

Great! Thanks man.

The clever thing to say isn't always the right thing to say

February 21, 2009 11:35 am
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