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Posted 24 February 2013 - 22:19

What is an ARG?

ARG = Alternative Reality Game.

It's a game the devs put out which mimics real life, web pages owned by fake corporations and mysteries that the community has to solve. These are real webpages, for instance, but the names (ION inc, Tom Larkin etc) are from Arma. By cracking these webpages we can reveal information about Arma3, which the devs have sneakily hidden.

The ARG also has a story to it, the fake twitter accounts reveal the thoughts of characters in the game, and give us clues to the passwords and usernames we need to find.

BIS has a bit of a history with ARGs now, ever since the cache hunt in "Chernarus", actually an area in Czechoslovakia.


Right, this is an attempt to clear up and assimilate everything we know so far.

The beginnings:
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The terminal heading clues:
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Limited access via bypassing login:
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It references Jerry Hopper, and shows that there is a /home/melteme directory. "melteme" should be a user name, going by standard UNIX principles. "jerryhopper" could be another.
"melteme" is apparently the name of a wind: ""the bad tempered one": Northerly wind in the Aegean.", source: http://windlegends.org/windnames.htm
My thoughts are that Melteme could be a call sign for a member of TF Aegis.

Ion-Inc, FTP (possible dead-ends):
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Oddities:
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The mission name (Molon Lave/Labe, Long/lat co-ords):
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The listed IP address:
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A wiki for sharing clues can be found here:

https://community.bi.../Arma3_ARG_2013

Some ground rules:

These games create a huge volume of posts, and after a while it is impossible for new users to get involved because the amount of reading is so vast. For this reason, please post only things you think will help solve the ARG. Conjecture about who is putting on the game, or for what reason the game was made, can be made elsewhere. Likewise, please be sure to read as much as you can before posting so you aren't covering ground we have already gone over.

Spam will not be tolerated and posts not directly related to solving the ARG will be deleted. People who spam also run the risk of having their permissions to participate in the thread revoked. You will be able to read it, but you will not be able to add to it. And, of course, the regular forum rules apply.

If you think you have been black listed, contact Max Power.

Edited by Max Power, 28 February 2013 - 02:55.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 23:14

Tried to merge the old thread into this one but chronological ordering broke it up. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 23:22

im watching the movie wargames right now - maybe I can find some hints.

You know this reminds me of the book: Ready Player one :) very nice

in the book are more 80s reference names / passwords btw...
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 23:39

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Nikos Sialmas monument, greek airforce officer who crashed in 1992. No idea if relevant.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 23:52

Got to love theses!!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 23:55

Thanks Keefeh, that helps clear up what that is!

What we really need here is Batto to tell us the login details, that way we can all have a try at the next stage of the ARG! Come on dude, I registered on this forum to join in with this, have a sense of community!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 23:57

Jake, I posted all I know already in last thread. But here's it again: http://i.imgur.com/pCZZJvF.png

With command a token is send which is md5 hash of "username:password" string. Some PHP functions obviously don't check it. But mail/ls/... do. So I can't do much without knowing correct password.

http://terminal.jcubic.pl/examples.php

The javascript code is pretty much copypasted in jerry's page. So I assume the PHP code will be similar (filename is same) of course with different password.

Edited by batto, 25 February 2013 - 00:02.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 23:59

hello

http://toklysma.weeb...-199201101.html

i use google translate ^^
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:01

hello

http://toklysma.weeb...-199201101.html

i use google translate ^^


Translated page:

http://www.microsoft...-199201101.html

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:05

im search the name of the mirage translating is hard =)
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:07

lmao at page title and logo :D
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I just dropped an IFV from 3,000 feet in the air. You know what happened? That's right, absolutely nothing. It hit the ground at 150 km/h, landed upright, and the AI driver kept right on trucking without a bit of damage.


But BIS! You have promised "The most realistic simulation game!" ;)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:08

im search the name of the mirage translating is hard =)

Name of the plane is "ΛΗΜΝΟΣ" or Lemnos in english.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:08

I still dont think its related to arma 3 :P its just troll from some dude that hosted server

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:09

ofpr.info redirects to http://ofp.gamepark.cz/, which is hosted by jerry hopper (previously referenced in Batto's screenshot). ftp.ofpr.info is an ftp server with lots of stuff on it (take a look) and was apparently used in a previous ARG by BI.


This is new to me, when did Jerry take it over from Cervo?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:09

lmao at page title and logo :D


That's a page dedicated to a Greek pilot who lost his life in the line of duty. Do not mock such things.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:12

That's a page dedicated to a Greek pilot who lost his life in the line of duty. Do not mock such things.


Off topic but give people an idea of what that page refers to : Defending the Aegean

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:18

Off topic but give people an idea of what that page refers to : Defending the Aegean

As you said off topic and if we started discussing this video, this thread would turn to a greece vs turkey rage thread, so please don't.
Or use PM.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:20

that's not the thing who pointed yourek , he just want to find the password like everyone and i think that's a good idea to search why this monument was hidden on the Server name. Maybe it has something with the history of the monument (or the pilot itself)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:22

As you said off topic and if we started discussing this video, this thread would turn to a greece vs turkey rage thread, so please don't.
Or use PM.


I did not link it to cause discussion but for people to get into context before mocking the death of servicemen.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 00:44

that's not the thing who pointed yourek , he just want to find the password like everyone and i think that's a good idea to search why this monument was hidden on the Server name. Maybe it has something with the history of the monument (or the pilot itself)


+10 Minidou thanks =)
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