delthreads.exe "puzzle" was awesome.

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delthreads.exe "puzzle" was awesome.

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I loved this particular "command prompt puzzle" (if you could call it a puzzle) as it was pretty fun and it fit in so well.

I was kind of left wishing there was more of its kind in the mod because there were so many places in the game where it would have seemed appropriate. I certainly would have liked to have seen a more difficult version as a alternative to the "move the blocks" puzzles (like the one to download ShadowCode) that I thought were rather annoying.

Congratulations to whoever thought it up. =D>
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I agree that it was real spiffy and a fresh alternative to fetch-questing...not that I've ever minded fetch quests...

What would've been sweet is another instance of such a type of PC carousing, only without a specific PM or goal alerting the player to it. Say a hidden-away character or crate contained a disk that would allow the player to run a few programs on a specific computer that might've been alluded to by the location or appearance of the disk. Successful completion of such a discreet side quest could've yielded bounties galore and an immensely overwhelming sense of "Yeah, I just *did* that!"
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Definitely thirded - It was a surprise to 'break' with the usual hacking method, but very welcome. I really enjoyed it. Probably the standout moment in the mod for me, oddly. =D>
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I had to reload when I did that because I was playing with the commands and despite it SAYING that you didn't have the access to delete all the folders in there except Root>Sys, it really does let you wipe them all out. This left me rather confused. Once I reloaded and got it to work, though, it was pretty fun.
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I never understood how to do the delthreads.exe puzzle. When ever I tried launching it, It said I had to be logged in as Admin, but I never knew how to change to the admin account, even Fargo's. ](*,) I'm sure had I understood it it would have been cool.
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I am profoundly confused.

To log into an account you simply ... log in. It really is that simple.

So to log into the admin account, or Fargo's account for that matter, you log in using their log in information.

If you don't know how to get the log in information, then I simply misunderstood your post. Ignore this.
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I tried like one whole morning until I found out I left out one fucking R in the username. 'Tis really an awesome puzzle!
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Was this puzzle knowingly based on a real bug? (Note: reading this bug report will probably spoil the puzzle if you haven't done it already, as it's pretty obvious when you know what to look for)

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/+bug/34606
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No, but that's a really hilarious bug.
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Isn't there a computer on the ship in DX where there's an install log with a password?
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Nervey wrote:Isn't there a computer on the ship in DX where there's an install log with a password?
Yep. It's the whole "Reindeer flotilla" one, as I recall. So bonus geek points too!
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Bonus points to anybody who finds the Reindeer Flotilla connection in TNM.
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