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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:20 pm
by Mas Tnega
I think X means the centre of the diagram, which goes with the notion of "points external" being the corners of it. I thought that maybe the point on the circle - Which circle? Which diagram? I say that big circle in the bottom left square - would indicate where to look. My guess would have been a bearing of 45 degrees clockwise from where we're facing, which is traditionally the corner of a square room.

Now I think about it, I don't know why I said the left corner.

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:28 pm
by Xocrates
Hmmm... I wonder...

SOLVE

Presses the "x" in the word "external" (it being the only x in that message :P )

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:32 pm
by Ace Rimmer
Xocrates wrote:SOLVE

Presses the "x" in the word "external"

Out of pure curiosity, Xocrates tries to push the "x" in the word external.

Result: Nothing happens.

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:33 pm
by xander
As a trained archaeologist, I can tell you with certainty that X never marks the spot.

xander

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:46 pm
by bert_the_turtle
Oh. /me blames the combination of time traveling puzzle designer obviously using automatic translation services from the future and my translator not really being a native speaker for the error. Also, I got one letter wrong in the transcription. Drat.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:16 am
by Phelanpt
How about...
SOLVE

Press the center square as a whole.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:21 am
by Xocrates
Phelanpt wrote:How about...
SOLVE

Press the center square as a whole.


zjoere had already tried that :P

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:47 am
by Phelanpt
Sorry, it's the vacations mind reset. :P

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:28 am
by Pox
OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo
SOOOOOOOOOOOOLVE

Puuuuushh the ceeeeeeeeeenter squaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaareeeeeeee.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:57 pm
by zjoere
SOLVE

push the circles.


or at that least that's what imaginary camel tells me to do

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:05 pm
by Ace Rimmer
zjoere wrote:SOLVE

push the circles.

zjoere pushes the circles, perhaps thinking they are "x's" (?).

Result: Nothing happens.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:37 pm
by Ace Rimmer
MarvintheParanoidAndroid is the first to succumb to the effects of having no food or water for the past 48 hours (which is when the rations were used up).

It is plane that if the group doesn't stop getting distracted by wild tangents, they'll all die soon enough.


MarvintheParanoidAndroid is now unconscious, he has 24 hours to be rescued, or die.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:55 pm
by Xocrates
Well, on the plus side, in 24 hours we'll have some extra food.


...


What?

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:45 pm
by bert_the_turtle
Ace Rimmer wrote:distracted by wild tangents
I suppose that means my geometry is out, it's all tangents :/ Maybe it's the closest equivalent of the letter X in arabic? That would be س, the last (leftmost) letter in the text. If that was complete on any of the panels, I'd press that. But it isn't, and it has nothing to do with the poem.

Apparently, this room is a race against time. The only deathtrap seems to be starvation. So scramble and do something!

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:01 pm
by bert_the_turtle
Aww, buggerit. Might as well set an example myself. SOLVE.
Image
Press the point where the two red lines cross.