Sunday, March 7, 2010

Translating the gnomish binary and revealing the secrets!



You remember the Matrix Punchograph's and punch card's in Gnomeregan and always wondered what all that binary(01010101) really means?
Well, here's the translation to them all.
This thread will contain the translation all Matrix Punchograph's in all three states (without card, with card, dispensing new card) and each punch card.
Also, it will sometimes contain an 'Author's Nose'

> We are going step-by-step, but first go and accept the quest Data Rescue in Tinker Town, Ironforge.
> Prepare for a long thread with heavy image usage. Stay with me, it's worth it.


To begin we need a white punch card which is dropped by the gnomes next to the instance.
Once we got one, we read it and we see this:

> White Punch Card:

The binary is:
Code:
01010100 01101000 01110010 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01001010 01100001 01101001 01101110 01100001 00100000 01110011 01101001 01110100 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110100 01110010 01100101 01100101 00101100 00100000 01001011 00101101 01001001 00101101 01010011 00101101 01010011 00101101 01001001 00101101 01001110 00101101 01000111
And the translation:
>> Thrall and Jaina sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Now, after we got the first card and translated Thrall's and Jaina's secret, we can now proceed to a Matrix Punchograph 3005-A, which is also outside of the instance.

> Matrix Punchograph 3005-A - State 1, without card:

The binary is:
Code:
01000100 01101111 01110111 01101110 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101000 01101111 01110010 01100100 01100101 00100001
And the translation:
>> Down with the horde!
Author's Nose: Amen to that.

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-A - State 2, with card:

The binary is:
Code:
01010100 01100101 01101100 01101100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01110000 01101100 01100001 01111001 00100000 01010111 01101111 01010111
And the translation:
>> Tell your friends to play WoW
Author's Nose: Wuts that. Shameless subliminal messaging!

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-A - State 3, dispensing new card:

The binary is:
Code:
01010000 01101100 01100001 01111001 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01010111 01100001 01110010 01100011 01100001 01110010 01100110 01110100 00100000 01110010 01101111 01101100 01100101 01110000 01101100 01100001 01111001 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100111 01100001 01101101 01100101
And the translation:
>> Play the Warcarft roleplaying game
Author's Nose: Well... duh.

Now we got the new punch card, which allows us access to new terminals.

> Yellow Punch Card:


The binary is:
Code:
01001001 01100110 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101110 00100000 01110010 01100101 01100001 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00101100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101111 01101111 00100000 01100011 01101100 01101111 01110011 01100101
And the translation:
>> If you can read this, you're standing too close

So we're going into Gnomeregan to find a Matrix Punchograph 3005-B.

> Matrix Punchograph 3005-B - State 1, without card:

The binary is:
Code:
01000111 01101110 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110010 01100011 01111001 00100001
And the translation:
>> Gnomercy!

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-B - State 2, with card:

The binary is:
Code:
01001011 01101001 01110011 01110011 00100000 01101101 01100101 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100111 01101101 00100000 01100111 01101110 01101111 01101101 01101001 01110011 01101000 00100001
And the translation:
>> Kiss me, I'm gnomish!
Author's Nose: Ew.

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-B - State 3, dispensing new card:

The binary is:
Code:
01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01001100 01101001 01100011 01101000 00100000 01001011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01101001 01110110 01100101 01110011 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001
And the translation:
>> The Lich King lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Nose: ZOMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Matrix Punchograph 3005-B got a bonus, some engineering schematics.

> Matrix Punchograph 3005-B - Bonus State 1, getting engineering schematics:

The binary is:
Code:
01000111 01101111 00100000 01100111 01101111 00100000 01100111 01101111 00100001 00100001
And the translation:
>> Go go go!!

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-B - Bonus State 2, getting engineering schematics:

The binary is:
Code:
01001110 01100001 01110100 01100001 01101100 01101001 01100101 00100000 01010000 01101111 01110010 01110100 01101101 01100001 01101110 00100000 01010010 01101111 01100011 01101011 01110011
And the translation:
>> Natalie Portman Rocks
Author's Nose: Wait. Who is Natalie Portman? After performing some hardcore rocket-science I found this link to a mysterious all-knowing site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Portman

And now, we got again another card. This time it's a blue one.

> Blue Punch Card:


The binary is:
Code:
01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100111 01101110 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110111 01100101 01100001 01110010 01110011 00100000 01101110 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00100000 01100101 01101100 01100110 00100000 01110101 01101110 01100100 01100101 01110010 01110111 01100101 01100001 01110010
And the translation:
>> The gnome king wears night elf underwear
Author's Nose: All I ever wanted to know.

And it doesn't take long to find the next Punchograph inside Gnomeregan.

> Matrix Punchograph 3005-C - State 1, without card:

The binary is:
Code:
01010010 01100101 01100011 01101001 01110000 01100101 00111010 00100000 01001101 01100101 01100011 01101000 01100001 01101110 01101001 01100011 01100001 01101100 00100000 01000011 01101000 01101001 01100011 01101011 01100101 01101110 00100000 01010011 01101111 01110101 01110000
And the translation:
>> Recipe: Mechanical Chicken Soup
Author's Nose: Too bad that we don't get it.

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-C - State 2, with card:

The binary is:
Code:
01000111 01101110 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110010 01100101 01100111 01100001 01101110 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 00100001
And the translation:
>> Gnomeregan forever!

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-C - State 3, dispensing new card:

The binary is:
Code:
01010000 01101100 01100001 01111001 00100000 01001101 01101111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01010111 01101111 01010111
And the translation:
>> Play More WoW
Author's Nose: HOLD IT RIGHT THERE, CRIMINAL SCUM! Even more subliminal messaging!

After we revealed Blizzard's complete marketing strategy we got us a new shiny red punch card.

> Red Punch Card:


The binary is:
Code:
01001000 01100101 01101100 01110000 00100001 00100000 00100000 01001001 00100111 01101101 00100000 01110100 01110010 01100001 01110000 01110000 01100101 01100100 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00100000 01110000 01110101 01101110 01100011 01101000 00100000 01100011 01100001 01110010 01100100 00100000 01100110 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101111 01110010 01111001 00100001
And the translation:
>> Help! I'm trapped in a binary punch card factory!

Lets find the next Punchograph.
We are almost at our finish.

> Matrix Punchograph 3005-D - State 1, without card:

The binary is:
Code:
01010011 01101000 01101111 01110010 01110100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110011 01110111 01100101 01100101 01110100
And the translation:
>> Short and sweet
Author's Nose: Umm, k...

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-D - State 2, with card:

The binary is:
Code:
01001000 01101111 01110111 00100000 01100001 01101101 00100000 01001001 00100000 01100100 01110010 01101001 01110110 01101001 01101110 01100111 00111111
And the translation:
>> How am I driving?

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> Matrix Punchograph 3005-D - State 3, dispensing new card:

The binary is:
Code:
00111100 01101001 01101110 01110011 01100101 01110010 01110100 00100000 01100110 01110101 01101110 01101110 01111001 00100000 01101101 01100101 01110011 01110011 01100001 01100111 01100101 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00111110
And the translation:
>>
insert funny message here
Author's Nose: HAHA, totally awesome!

Finally. We got the last card, the prismatic punch card.
We fought our way through Gnomeregan, just to get it and read the final message.

> Prismatic Punch Card:


The binary is:
Code:
01001101 01100101 01110011 01110011 01100001 01100111 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01000011 01100001 01110011 01110100 01110000 01101001 01110000 01100101 00111010 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01101100 01100001 01110101 01101110 01100100 01110010 01111001 00100111 01110011 00100000 01110010 01100101 01100001 01100100 01111001 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01110000 01101001 01100011 01101011 01110101 01110000 00101110
And the translation:
>> Message to Castpipe: your laundry's ready for pickup.
Author's Nose: Huh? That's all we get?! Just another 'doesn't make sense' sentence?

But wait! There was something!
At the beginning I told you to accept the quest Data Rescue in Tinker Town, Ironforge.
You noticed the name of the gnome that gave you the quest?
>>> It was Master Mechanic Castpipe and he sent you to Gnomeregan to get his very special message.

I hope you enjoyed reading the thread, as it was fun to create it.
Have fun.

3 kommentarer:

Anonymous said...

Matrix Punchograph 3005-D translation is missing. :) Otherwise great article.

Anonymous said...

I hate wow.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Anonymous.

I dislike potatos but I don't go around yelling it because I disagree with what somebody has written about them.

Otherwise... FINALLY A SOLUTION!

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