1. Post #401
    CasualJoe's Avatar
    October 2007
    522 Posts
    The only time you hear the voice is echoing from the Citadel. That's why it sounds so different, because you are hearing it locally, rather than echoing over the city.
    True, I just find it hard to believe that Valve would use the same voice actor when the games are connected.
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  2. Post #402
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    July 2005
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    No.. just.. no.
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  3. Post #403
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    Jebus there's like 2122140234870 posts per second here by the time i submit this it will be page 20
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  4. Post #404
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    December 2008
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    Let me get this straight:
    - Valve updates Portal, adds new sound files and new radios throughout the levels
    - These radios, when placed in certain locations, play a different sound

    From there I just lost it. Dinosaurs? Morse code? BBS?

    COULD SOMEONE EXPLAIN IT TO ME?




    ... Please?
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  5. Post #405
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    July 2005
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    Let me get this straight:
    - Valve updates Portal, adds new sound files and new radios throughout the levels
    - These radios, when placed in certain locations, play a different sound

    From there I just lost it. Dinosaurs? Morse code? BBS?

    COULD SOMEONE EXPLAIN IT TO ME?




    ... Please?
    The radios play morse code, or sounds which, when run through sstv, create images.

    One of the morse codes made a code that was an md5 checksum. When decoded, it was a number. When this number was connected to with telnet, and the login: backup, and password: backup were used, we got all the ascii art.
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  6. Post #406
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    Let me get this straight:
    - Valve updates Portal, adds new sound files and new radios throughout the levels
    - These radios, when placed in certain locations, play a different sound

    From there I just lost it. Dinosaurs? Morse code? BBS?

    COULD SOMEONE EXPLAIN IT TO ME?




    ... Please?
    there are secret codes, only those tech nerdys know what it all is :3:
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  7. Post #407
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    March 2006
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    True, I just find it hard to believe that Valve would use the same voice actor when the games are connected.
    It's normal for the same voice actor to voice several characters in the same game. Barney and Gman are voiced by the same person, the Heavy and the Demoman are voiced by the same person.
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  8. Post #408
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    Wow.


    I'm gonna go get all these radios.
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  9. Post #409
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    Ok, another question:
    - SSTV? Some sort of program?
    - Md5 checksum? Telnet?
    - Ascii?
    - Whats this building everyone's talking about?
    - And the dinosaurs?
    - And the fact that someone found a file of Barney, Kleiner and Alyx talking?
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  10. Post #410
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    January 2010
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    No, but why change the overwatch voice so dramatically, And why would there even be a overwatch after the city is in ruins.
    oh no they changed somebody's voice

    fucking hell you complain about everything it's a game valve like to make the most of what they have go sit in the corner
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  11. Post #411
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    December 2006
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    http://blackopsservers.com/blackops/portal/index.html

    Pretty much everything I found important.

    The location of the phone number seems to be irrelevant.
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  12. Post #412
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    May 2007
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    It says:
    "Ongoing Sector sweep. Biotics : Confirmed." (Cant remember the rest)
    Its from the part you get to the shack where you find the gnome in EP2.
    The entire quote:

    "Ongoing sector sweep. Biotics: confirmed. Continue surface sector sweep. Remote compliance. Exterminate. Seek passive signature imprint. Mandate sub-level restrictions."
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  13. Post #413
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    January 2009
    816 Posts
    Hey, anyone know what those algebraic expressions are in dinosaur25, 18, 13 etc.? Could be a clue, or it could be me clutching at straws.
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  14. Post #414
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    No, but why change the overwatch voice so dramatically, And why would there even be a overwatch after the city is in ruins.
    Well, because there are other cities with overwatch (Possibly citadels), the C17 Citadel was likely only the local node. The voice and style change is probably due to damage to the Overwatch Announcer's systems or being transmitted from afar/using satellites (Something along those lines).
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  15. Post #415
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    November 2007
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    Ok, another question:
    - SSTV? Some sort of program?
    Google.
    - Md5 checksum? Telnet?
    Google.
    - Ascii?
    Google.
    - Whats this building everyone's talking about?
    You are probably thinking of the location on which the thephone number is registered.
    - And the dinosaurs?
    Name of the files
    - And the fact that someone found a file of Barney, Kleiner and Alyx talking?
    Nobody is 100% sure it's them talking. The voices are really hard to understand.
    See quote, or see below poster if you want a summary. :p
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  16. Post #416
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    Ok, another question:
    - SSTV? Some sort of program?
    - Md5 checksum? Telnet?
    - Ascii?
    - Whats this building everyone's talking about?
    - And the dinosaurs?
    - And the fact that someone found a file of Barney, Kleiner and Alyx talking?
    MD5 is a type of encoding, like Base64 or Binary.

    Telnet is a program used to connect to phone numbers that transmit text and stuff too. Was like a rudimentary msn. Nobody uses it anymore.

    Ascii are the characters you see when you get pictures made out of letters and numbers and symbols

    the files are named "Dinosaur_1, Dinosaur_2" etc

    One of the files sounds a little bit like people talking, and people speculate over whether it's certain characters.

    Edited:

    The entire quote:

    "Ongoing sector sweep. Biotics: confirmed. Continue surface sector sweep. Remote compliance. Exterminate. Seek passive signature imprint. Mandate sub-level restrictions."
    Biotics eh?

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  17. Post #417
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    Biotics eh?
    The Combine call Antlions "Biotics"
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  18. Post #418
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    May 2008
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    Anything new since 9:00AM EST? I'm on a Mac with Photoshop installed right now, if there are still any distorted images left.
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  19. Post #419
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    December 2008
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    And the fact that some people its Kleienr because of his connection with Dinosaurs.
    He voiced a character in a game about Dinosaurs. I think.

    Edited:

    The Combine call Antlions "Biotics"
    Thats the vortigaunts.
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  20. Post #420

    March 2010
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    http://blackopsservers.com/blackops/portal/index.html

    Pretty much everything I found important.

    The location of the phone number seems to be irrelevant.
    If anyone is confused go there.
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  21. Post #421
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    The Combine call Antlions "Biotics"
    It's a biologist term, when we refer to biotic (As in "biotic factors"), we're referring to living organisms, essentially. So, the Combine are essentially calling them living beings. Could as easily be used for humans, but I think they prefer the term anticitizen :P

    Thats the vortigaunts.
    No, he's right, they use it to refer to Antlions, especially in Sandtraps.

    I don't think I've heard it used to refer to the Vorts anywhere.
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  22. Post #422
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    November 2007
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    Whats the IRC? If it's on rizon and it's #portal, can someone invite me? Nick is Marla. Thanks.
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  23. Post #423
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    December 2009
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    Holy Shit guys that means there are fucking Antlions either in or around the Facility
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  24. Post #424
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    March 2006
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    Thats the vortigaunts.
    No, it's Antlions. Listen to the radio chatter in Nova Prospekt, you can hear a soldier mentioning a 'full biotic overrun'.
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  25. Post #425
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    February 2008
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    Youtube goes: Http/1.1 Service Unavailable
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  26. Post #426
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    December 2008
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    No, it's Antlions. Listen to the radio chatter in Nova Prospekt, you can hear a soldier mentioning a 'full biotic overrun'.
    Its actually the vortigaunts. At least on Episode 2, I remember.
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  27. Post #427
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    I'm making a note here: Wild speculation such as this is amusing in its desperate over-reading of the evidence
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  28. Post #428
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    August 2008
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    I'm making a note here: Wild speculation such as this is amusing in its desperate over-reading of the evidence
    qft
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  29. Post #429
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    Its actually the vortigaunts. At least on Episode 2, I remember.
    it's probably the term they use for all Xen lifeforms.
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  30. Post #430
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    February 2010
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    maybe its just taking our attention off tf2? maybe they are making some awesome shit and we aint paying attention?
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  31. Post #431
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    November 2007
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    Youtube goes: Http/1.1 Service Unavailable
    Just keep refreshing
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  32. Post #432
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    January 2009
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    A guy on Steam Forums just... well I'm new to this so I'm not sure where he got it.
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1169929

    Its apparently Episode 3 guys.
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  33. Post #433
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    maybe its just taking our attention off tf2? maybe they are making some awesome shit and we aint paying attention?
    Or this is the awesome shit.

    Edited:

    Just keep refreshing
    It seems it is F5 time again...
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  34. Post #434
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    July 2009
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    it's probably the term they use for all Xen lifeforms.
    Its probably a term for non-synthetics period.
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  35. Post #435
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    May 2008
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    A guy on Steam Forums just... well I'm new to this so I'm not sure where he got it.
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1169929

    Its apparently Episode 3 guys.
    Could you quote the post or something? Steam forums are blocked here. :saddowns:

    Edited:

    Nevermind, the main Steam websites are blocked, but I can get on the forums just fine.
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  36. Post #436
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    July 2009
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    btw pc only update or did the 360 port also update?
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  37. Post #437
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    August 2008
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    update: The files are not from dino2 or portal1, they are just the names of the renders I gave them, sorry for the confusion.

    I have been able to extract the embedded music too:
    Ok guys new update, I have extracted the music from it!
    You can hear it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?zygymmzzgjw


    Check them out, two of the same. Barney is up first says something like "we're gonna find...", then comes the doc and he says "let me see what i can do... even though we still don't know how badly....". Alyx QQs and says something like "but boo boo hoo hoo" and then at the end they play music.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JOA9BT4A
    http://www.mediafire.com/?knjnimmny3b
    All signs point to ep3
    Here
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  38. Post #438
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    Its actually the vortigaunts. At least on Episode 2, I remember.
    No, it's referring to the Antlions infesting the mine.

    You know, the ones that are a lot easier to detect than Vorts who aren't even in the immediate area the helicopter is flying over when saying that.
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  39. Post #439
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    Maybe its Episode 3. Didn't we find the date March 11th on somewhere related to this update? Isn't that when Gabe is getting the award?

    Gabe Newell: Thanks for the award, folks. But I have an award for all our players who have waited with all of their patience until we finally made this announcement. Recently we installed a new update to Portal that had hints to some... things. Well, those questions are going to be answered as we proudly present Episode 3!

    Or some shit like that.
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  40. Post #440
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    It's unlikely the 360 version got updated
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