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FEM Hunt 2016

Post by Lousku » 31 Jul 2016, 17:46

Hi! Now that location-based games are all teh rage, we made one for FEM.

There are 6 separate goals to reach, each with different puzzles to solve and caches to find around the farm. The 6 goals are completely independent of each other, so you don't have to do them in order or anything. Each goal has a completion key that you’ll have to enter on http://janka.la/femhunt/ for lots of fame and glory.

The contest will run until the end of FEM. Winner is obv whoever finds everything first. If nobody finds them all, winner is whoever finds the most goals, obvofc...

Please don't post spoilers anywhere. But if someone asks for hints, you can ofc cooperate. Just don't spoil things for unwilling spoilees.

Also, when you find a cache, just put it back wheer it was. We can't really keep chekking every cache and it would suck to find out in the end that something was moved.

There will be some prizes, pasibli some chocolate and pasibli some amazing artwork.

FEM Hunt was made by Markku, ville_j and me. Also thanks to skint0r for bouncing ideas.

For entering completion keys and spying standings:
http://janka.la/femhunt/

So, moving onto the hints for each goal:

Goal 1
F16hunt1.lev - http://elmaonline.net/battles/109804

Goal 2
F16hunt2.lev - http://elmaonline.net/battles/109808

Goal 3
You will find a touching story written under a woody location between Satakunta and Tyrvää.

Goal 4
Gm7

Goal 5
http://kopasite.net/up/o696lt76wcf2m43/1.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/3n567xn8r1lanvu/2.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/yxo1lkv07t31msf/3.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/49vcy9far3x714y/4.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/9tarl1wdsr82382/5.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/tzfqz68e746seq7/6.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/6a4xfos65w6e9cm/7.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/6w1a4g3n87rjx70/8.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/lg5ql58d9loter0/9.jpg

Goal 6
http://kopasite.net/up/bh9k595l1jxav3x/01.png
http://kopasite.net/up/wflet1gxiljhdxl/02.png
http://kopasite.net/up/2z6r97e7f9qc218/03.png
http://kopasite.net/up/s682ba4fm32hy8n/04.png
http://kopasite.net/up/klt3345buivpn72/05.png
http://kopasite.net/up/6d7s00612h9sro3/11.png
http://kopasite.net/up/608ug4h799umey6/12.png
http://kopasite.net/up/08qsm82m735cop4/13.png
http://kopasite.net/up/xjcai5w2ja12o3y/14.png
http://kopasite.net/up/j2xyd3we0qq01r1/15.png
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then again i don't know anything
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Re: FEM Hunt 2016

Post by Lousku » 31 Jul 2016, 23:09

Ok, the hint levs are uploaded: Goal 1 and Goal 2
then again i don't know anything
maybe easier not to think abouut alöl things thought than not things thought ... or something..=?

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Re: FEM Hunt 2016

Post by Lousku » 2 Aug 2016, 12:34

Nice progress so far, 5 mans found stuff. But 4 goals are not found by anyone. Here's some hints.

General hint:
- Everything involved in the hunt is within 1km of the house.

Goal 1:
- Remember the flower?

Goal 5:
- The pics are not in the right order.

Goal 6:
- If you figure out what the whole puzzle is about, you don’t necessarily need to find every lev.
- These are in the right order.
then again i don't know anything
maybe easier not to think abouut alöl things thought than not things thought ... or something..=?

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Re: FEM Hunt 2016

Post by insane guy » 22 Aug 2016, 13:45

FEMhunt was awesome! Still waiting for results/solutions but I will write my impressions now before I forget everything.

Thanks again to Markku, Lousku and VilleJ for organizing. You set up a new level of competing, höyling and socialising during FEM.

Detailed Feedback:

Goal 1 (check)
F16hunt1.lev - http://elmaonline.net/battles/109804
Was quite obvious that the lev was the map of the cottage once you opened it in editor. Top apple was also very easy to find. Left apple was a bit harder but maybe a bit confusing because there were also apple trees very near. After I found it, it was very funny to see people lurking around that area and always walking right past the clue :)
So after picking up both apples you got "NOPOKEMANS". Tried to type it in in like 100 different ways, no chance. So back to the map. Of course - flower must be it. Went there, searched a lot, didnt find anything. Tried again to type in the clue, even adding stuff that would have made sense (I even tried "NOPOKEMANSHERE" without success.) Checked map again. Went back to flower area, searched A LOT, didnt find anything. Went to Start location, searched a bit, didnt find anything. Moved to jblazes secret Femhunt studio to make elaborate photoshop overlay of lev and map. Found EXACT position of flower. Went there for the third time, looked at the same spots again like a maniac but didnt find anything. Got frustrated. Later traded that hint with nom. Kinda unhappy because clue was not at flowers position, but rather 10 m away from it. Also finding out how close I had been just by trying to type it in :)

Goal 2 (check)
F16hunt2.lev - http://elmaonline.net/battles/109808
Found this one by chance while searching for goal 5 fotos. Kinda obvious spot to search for something. Still have no idea how the lev would hint you towards finding the clue.

Goal 3 (nope)
You will find a touching story written under a woody location between Satakunta and Tyrvää.
I looked a lot on google maps for this one. Then I started looking at pictures and stuff around the house, searching for a story. No success. Should have checked stacks of firewood, but for some reason thought sauna/pond area was out of limits.

Goal 4 (nope)
Gm7
Hm some guitar chords? Some elma contest? Checked VilleJs keyboard but no success.

Goal 5 (check)
http://kopasite.net/up/o696lt76wcf2m43/1.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/3n567xn8r1lanvu/2.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/yxo1lkv07t31msf/3.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/49vcy9far3x714y/4.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/9tarl1wdsr82382/5.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/tzfqz68e746seq7/6.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/6a4xfos65w6e9cm/7.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/6w1a4g3n87rjx70/8.jpg
http://kopasite.net/up/lg5ql58d9loter0/9.jpg
This one was very fun. Some you could find by looking really hard. Some I found by pure accident. Most fun thing was the stealth mode you had to activate while checking out the spots in crowded places. Thanks to jblaze for accidently telling me one and nom for the one I couldn't find (in my bedroom) :)
I think the clue would be be very obvious after finding 5 or 6 letters but for some reason I had full brain evaporation and always got stuck with "SOCCERCUP" wtf :)

Goal 6 (nope)
http://kopasite.net/up/bh9k595l1jxav3x/01.png
http://kopasite.net/up/wflet1gxiljhdxl/02.png
http://kopasite.net/up/2z6r97e7f9qc218/03.png
http://kopasite.net/up/s682ba4fm32hy8n/04.png
http://kopasite.net/up/klt3345buivpn72/05.png
http://kopasite.net/up/6d7s00612h9sro3/11.png
http://kopasite.net/up/608ug4h799umey6/12.png
http://kopasite.net/up/08qsm82m735cop4/13.png
http://kopasite.net/up/xjcai5w2ja12o3y/14.png
http://kopasite.net/up/j2xyd3we0qq01r1/15.png
This one was most boring for me. Seemed obvious that you would not have to find the levs shown in the images. Was unable to find any code in the pics and gave up pretty fast.


So this was very coal! I hope the organizers regard it was worth their time. (And please tell results and maybe some impressions of spying people)
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Re: FEM Hunt 2016

Post by roope » 22 Aug 2016, 16:08

insane guy wrote: Goal 4 (nope)
Gm7
Hm some guitar chords? Some elma contest? Checked VilleJs keyboard but no success.
The organ next to the fireplace had random letters in its keys. When you play Gm7, you get the location of the cache from the letters in the needed keys (location was in Finnish though :P)
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Re: FEM Hunt 2016

Post by Lousku » 22 Aug 2016, 17:18

Oki, I'll finally put solutions. Mans posted some but I'll repeat them just to hev them in 1 post.

Goal 1
So yeah, the lev was a map and you had to go to the locations of appels and flower. There you found keys "NOPO" "KEMAN" and "SHEAR". The flower cache was hidden by Markku, but the version of the level he had might've actually been slightly different (not suar), so it might've been my fault that the spot was a little off. Sorry :/

Goal 2
With grav up in the lev you can read "qwquu" in big letters, so this was about internal levs. Then there were apple clusters of different amounts. Each cluster represented an internal lev, so 28 apples = level 28 = bounce back. Then you had to take the first letter of each lev, and the whole thing formed "BARN SLOPE". Final cache was under the little bridge slope thing at the barn door.

Goal 3
Satakunta and Tyrvää thing was maybe my favorite, but clearly too hard. It can't actually be between Satakunta and Tyrvää somewhere far away because Tyrvää doesn't exist anymore and it was a part of Satakunta. So this was about their coats of arms. I hoped people would've stumbled upon them by quick googling but maybe nobody did. Some Abula could've maybe solved it without googling also. :) So the location was right in the main room, see pic.

http://i.imgur.com/FkdZYsw.jpg

Touching story was about a bottle return receipt that nick-o-matic lost under his keyboard in FEM2014. Final key was taped under teh keyboard.

Goal 4
So yeah, the pump organ had letters taped onto it, and the keys for the chord Gm7 formed the word "KOTA". This was originally gonna be "GOAHTI" which is supposed to be the English name for it, but it was not pasibel to note the chord as specifically 6 keys or something, so we changed it to "KOTA". So when I said Finnish is not needed, that was nat exactly true (sorry) :( but it could've been quickly googled too. "Luckily" nobody noticed the letters on the organ. Final cache was in the (at least kota/goahti shaped) building next to sauna. Pic shows letters on the organ.

http://i.imgur.com/4g1Stx4.jpg

Goal 5
This one was just about finding the locations from the closeup pics. The locations had letters that formed the anagram RECSOURCE. That was it. If you're curious about any specific pic's location, just ask.

Goal 6
This one was about GPS coordinates. You had to take each level's number (lost03, internal 7, etc) and look at them as 2 sequences. The file names of the screenshots hinted that they were in 2 groups (01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 separately).

The sequence of level numbers formed coordinates for the final cache. The most important numbers (last ones in the sequences) were purposefully easier so you wouldn't need to find every single lev necessarily. So if you were missing the first levs of the sequences, you could possibly figure out what they are, because alternative numbers for those slots would take you to the Pacific Ocean or whatever. But this was too hard anyway.

So the coordinates were 61.328 N, 23.127 (here it is in satellite pics). It's some junkyard place in the forest and the cache was hidden there in an ez spot. Pics below.

http://i.imgur.com/MBrSTSW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CTBoQds.jpg


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The winner was insane guy, and rightfully so, considering how much time he spent on this :)

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Thanks for playing, hope it wasn't total frustration.
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Re: FEM Hunt 2016

Post by Markku » 22 Aug 2016, 17:52

Lousku wrote: Goal 1
So yeah, the lev was a map and you had to go to the locations of appels and flower. There you found keys "NOPO" "KEMAN" and "SHEAR". The flower cache was hidden by Markku, but the version of the level he had might've actually been slightly different (not suar), so it might've been my fault that the spot was a little off. Sorry :/
Nah, probably it was the same version. I just didn't have any map overlay or coordinates, so the location was only my rough estimate of where the flower would be, combined with a suitable hiding place. Sorry if it caused confusion.

As for Goal 4, we also opened the cover of the pump organ at some point so the keys and letters were directly visible, but seems it didn't really help anyone.

In any case, I think the hunt was pretty successful and it was fun seeing mans wandering alone in the yard looking for clues, and also mans getting together to collaborate and trade information. I didn't spot anyone actually finding any clue, outside or inside, so apparently everyone was stealthy enough. :)
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Re: FEM Hunt 2016

Post by insane guy » 22 Aug 2016, 19:04

roope wrote:The organ next to the fireplace had random letters in its keys. When you play Gm7, you get the location of the cache from the letters in the needed keys (location was in Finnish though :P)
Hell yeah I forgot about that. Tried to punch those into the site and tried different letter orders but nope. Bad brain for not making connection from the chord I had found to the marked keys. But also dunno if I then would have googled teh fuck out of KOTA...

Nice riddle for sure!
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