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SOLVED: Dale's Diary FOUND
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LordKinbote
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SOLVED: Dale's Diary FOUND

I'm not the person to take credit for this, but I'm not exactly sure who that person is, so if you think it's you, step forward (think it was someone on CD).

The trees on the slide puzzle give you 7 different numbers:

4-3 3-2 3-6 1-1 4-4 1-4 2-6

If you use a base 6 code, where 1-1=A, 1-2=B, 1-6=F, 2-1=G and so on, you get the word UNRAVEL.

Going to http://www.synthasia.com/unravel.html nets you the diary.

---Scott

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sapagoo
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Dale's Diary

I hated the format of the Diary,
so I cut and pasted it into a wiki.
http://www.mssv.net/gamewiki.cgi?DiaryEntries

Hope it helps. On the otherhand, this new format may mask a puzzle Confused

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Tien_Le
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Re: Dale's Diary

sapagoo wrote:
I hated the format of the Diary,
so I cut and pasted it into a wiki.
http://www.mssv.net/gamewiki.cgi?DiaryEntries

Hope it helps. On the otherhand, this new format may mask a puzzle Confused


Bless you my son!

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frangraves
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Re: SOLVED: Dale's Diary FOUND

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If you use a base 6 code, where 1-1=A, 1-2=B, 1-6=F, 2-1=G and so on, you get the word UNRAVEL.


I have checked the web/game help stuff here (at unfiction) but can't seem to find a site or info on how I can learn/understand how a "base six code" works -or seven ,eight, or nine for that matter ..... Can someone provide me with a "beginner" type website on how to learn this stuff and how the slider puzzle was solved using this type code (I don't think I am alone in needing to understand what this means *exactly* - Thanks ahead of time!
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sapagoo
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For the purpose of this puzzle, think of it this way


Code:

_123456
1ABCDEF
2GHIJKL
3MNOPQR
4STUVWX


there the first number is the row, and the second number is the column.
so 1-1 = A, 3-6=R

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imbri
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I am probably one of the last people that should be explaining this as I avoid math like the plague. But that is refering to bases which I can't really explain other than very elementary and probably incorrectly. This puzzle however only uses the digits 1 to 6. So, you count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 21...25, 26, 31, 32. Count like that until you get a number to represent each letter of the alphabet:

11 A
12 B
13 C
14 D
15 E
16 F
21 G
22 H
23 I
24 J
25 K
26 L
31 M
32 N
33 O
34 P
35 Q
36 R
41 S
42 T
43 U
44 V
45 W
46 X
51 Y
52 Z

The puzzle trees had different branches on each side. For example on tree had 4 left branches and 3 right branches. Put that together and you get 43, which, according to the key above is "U". You can see a picture of the sliding puzzle with the code here. This doesn't really get into all the mathematical bits of bases, but that's how the puzzle was solved Smile

imbri

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frangraves
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AHHHHH :-)

Ok I "got it" Smile how did ya'll know to count from left to right vs. counting the right side first or vs. adding all the branching together? I finally "got it" when it comes to how you solved the "unravel" ... this is just random curiosity....
Smile Thanks for all your help!
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dnbmathguy
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I had started to write a tutorial on bases for the player tutorial at http://www.geocities.com/dnbmathguy/bases.html, but I have yet to finish it. Hopefully, I shall do this soon.

Note that technically, this isn't a base encryption. There is a difference between the two.

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Tien_Le
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Here is an html walk-through of how the slider puzzle was solved: http://www.unfiction.com/~tienle/ctw/slider.html

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