ForumHalf-Life ARG


On July 5th 2010 a site was discovered.

In the HTML of the page is the following ASCII.
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    MNNN         8888.         ,OOO     
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   NNN           ZZZ$$$          777    
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   DDD         $$77 III?         ,??~   
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Also embedded in the HTML is this text and value.
sos. resources cut off. send you data in parts. digital rift surrounding mesa area. not exact science.
If you convert the binary value into ASCII you get this.
Simulation data for spe
Listed on the mesa website is a link to a youtube video. http// called wierd interference. In the video there is a morse code message, it reads. "sos stop bmrf" There is also a gps coordinate. Long 33.193 Lat -106.583. This is a runway close to the White sands missile complex. The largest military installation in the USA. If blackmesa did exist, this is where they would be. If you click on the creator of this video, a MrNerfTron, he has a link to his blog. http// In the HTML code you can find a black mesa email message and another binary code.

If you add the binary to the other binary you get this ASCII text.
Simulation data for specimenGG-3883. 
In the blog there is a link http// to a flicker site of a guy that found a strange road kill. Its a headcrab, and the file is corrupted. Inside the corrupted jpeg is another binary string.
If you add the binary to the other binary you get this ASCII text.
Simulation data for specimenGG-3883. 
Simulation Result Resonance Casc
In one of the comments for the flicker picktures is a link to another interference video. http// If you reverse the sound in the video you can hear a voice taling about a transmission, our binary numbers, and the 25th. At the end you can hear the combine, probably an invasion. This is as far as I have gotten, we still are missing the 4th binary string. The following can be found in the source code of the http// Privacy Policy page, revealing the site to be a fan-made ARG
UserWaykohler|Waykohler 0437, July 7, 2010 (UTC) A forum thread? Yeah, that's a good idea. This first appeared on the Black Mesa Forums, and everyone thought it was hinting at the release. P --UserFireman V2|'''Fireman'''V2 1653, July 8, 2010 (UTC) Did anyone find the last binary string? UserWaykohler|Waykohler 2005, July 8, 2010 (UTC) The name mentioned Olivia Wilkins is also mentioned on the blog "she told Mom to go by the name 'George Antheil' if she ever wanted to get hold of her." Applying under the name George Antheil with Olivia Wilkins as referrer allows your application to pass. You'll be given part 4 of the transmission (also hidden in source) transmission4/4=1000010110010001100101001000000101001101100011011001010110111001100001011100100110100101101111001000000100100101101110011001010111011001101001011101000110000101100010011011000110010100101110=transmission4/4 At full the message reads Simulation data for specimenGG-3883. Simulation Result Resonance Cascade Scenario Inevitable. Olivia also gives you http// EmploymentApplicationForm.pdf which when printed (or use ghostscript or similar) gives you the url http// The page is closed using office hours, check the source code to the what the time is. After waiting a while a new email arrives, this time from the competitors Aparture Science I’m not sure why you are trying to do what you are doing, but let me assure you I represent other interested parties who would like you to succeed. We have managed to upload a file to their server which you might find useful if you can find an external gateway to the BM intranet. http// This url is also closed during office hours. So once the clock is past 17 first access http// fsrag and then http// daisy_bell, both which now open. For the Aparture Science password prompt, see The password is found in the form referenced. Enter "Cheesecake" as password and the fsrag page is hacked. You now what 30 secs to upload the full binary string 0101001101101001011011010111010101101100011000010111010001101001011011110110111000100000011001000110000101110100011000010010000001100110011011110111001000100000011100110111000001100101011000110110100101101101011001010110111000111010010001110100011100101101001100110011100000111000001100110010111000100000010100110110100101101101011101010110110001100001011101000110100101101111011011100010000001010010011001010111001101110101011011000111010000111010001000000101001001100101011100110110111101101110011000010110111001100011011001010010000001000011011000010111001101100011011000010110010001100101001000000101001101100011011001010110111001100001011100100110100101101111001000000100100101101110011001010111011001101001011101000110000101100010011011000110010100101110 Don't include any space or newlines. Afterwards a lockdown occurs and if you now access http//, it has been replaced with a new page We regret to inform you that the black mesa research facility is currently closed for thorough safety inspections and training exercises. We wish to apologize for any inconvenience this may cλuse. Also on hovering λ you'll get the following quote Your efforts will be unknown, your name never spoken, however you will forever live on in our hearts and minds as the hero of our present.
Know that you eternally stand shoulder to shoulder with the free man. Uriah - White Forrest Apparently this is the ending of the arg. Also not yet mentioned http//