I believe its contents may be important.
Unfortunately, it needs to be deciphered first.
Unix!? Gods damn it man!
Polish? Gods damn it man! :)
Well I'm useless at this kind of thing and the Steam chat is empty. I'm just gonna sit and listen till you folks sort this all out.
The recording posted by personage is a very long series of numbers.
Perhaps we should have a brief moratorium on solutions/spoilers till anyone who wants to have a crack at this has a chance?
Out of interest, how did you convert that into an mp3? Obviously the right choice, and explains why my attempts to get an image out of it weren't working. I have however got a very pretty looking histogram.
This link may be useful: http://www.meetpoland.com/learn-polish/numbers.html
Well, the music at the start is the Mazurek Dąbrowskiego.
Opened it in Audition (Audacity will do it too, I'm sure) as raw PCM audio data with these settings:
Sample rate: 8000
8-bit mu-Law Compressed
Then saved it as an mp3.
So yeah, Im in spain and this is a machine I have to pay for to use the Internet, and thats okay. But then they provide me with a spanish keyboard layout, a spanish OS and absolutely no possible way of visiting that URI Adam provided! Stupid security!
On the other hand, this just made Adam's puzzle even harder and funnier!
That's actually a valid "audio/basic" recording (gzipped, obviously) - on an old SparcStation it would play back just by writing it to /dev/audio
*goes to put Unix nerd cape on*
Has significance. Worked it out for myself.
Don't ignore it :)
Actually, that should work on any Unix-like system that supports OSS. This works on Linux:
gzip -cd transmission.gz > /dev/audio
If for some strange reason you're on Linux and have ALSA but not OSS, this also works:
gzip -cd transmission.gz | aplay -f MU_LAW
Post on the forum for discussions:
Whoa, Moi wasn't kidding. Major message here. I won't spoil it just yet, but I'd encourage everyone to give it a crack. This is a puzzle with many layers, but we've already got a good start here, I'll give another hint in that forum thread. Holy moly...
These problems are the reason why I love being an acolyte! Good work Adam!
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