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I have recently submitted a cipher based puzzle cache based on a simulator of the encryption device that the Germans used in WWII. :o

 

Problem I am having is on the difficulty rating.

 

UsingClayjar's system, any cache that requires special training and/or equipment is classified a diff of 5. :rolleyes:

 

Would the requirement of having to download and use that simulator fall under 'special equipment' and therefore earning a diff of 5?

 

Markwell this if you must :o

 

Oh, I WILL post the link to the cache as soon as I get an approval from KYadmin

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I had considered, and discussed with an apporver, a similar idea. The only reason I didn't implement the idea was that some online versions of the Enigma machine didn't always return the same the same decoded results.

The machines are fascinating , though, and are a great teaching tool for codes and code breaking. Hope you're able to get the cache up and running.

S-4-C

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Not necessarily (IMO).

 

Question: Is tyring to figure out the decoder to d/l part of hte puzzle or are you providing a link that syas "downwload decoder here"? Obviously the former would be tougher than the latter.

 

The special equipment/training usually refers to scubs, repelling, boat, parachute, etc.

 

Sounds interesting though - please do post the link.

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The special equipment/training usually refers to scubs, repelling, boat, parachute, etc.

Actually that would be for terrain. Difficulty is usually for finding the cache and for puzzle solving.

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Ok (bows in the humbling presence of the frog).

 

I read that and interpreted it wrong- must slow down.

 

Forgive me master! Master is kind, right?

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Not necessarily (IMO).

 

Question: Is tyring to figure out the decoder to d/l part of hte puzzle or are you providing a link that syas "downwload decoder here"? Obviously the former would be tougher than the latter.

 

The special equipment/training usually refers to scubs, repelling, boat, parachute, etc.

 

Sounds interesting though - please do post the link.

Oh .. it has a link to GET the decoder the encoded coordinates are posted on the cache page

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I had considered, and discussed with an apporver, a similar idea. The only reason I didn't implement the idea was that some online versions of the Enigma machine didn't always return the same the same decoded results.

The machines are fascinating , though, and are a great teaching tool for codes and code breaking. Hope you're able to get the cache up and running.

S-4-C

Oh, belive me , I was very very careful to 'beta test' the enigma sim that I decided to use.. the page's webmaster did state that there was one enigma sim out there that did NOT return accurate results... it was more of a proof of concept sim written in javascript.

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TexMedPlacer rated his Enigma cache a 2.5. I've decoded the coordinates, and I'm pretty sure that I have them right, but haven't had time to find the cache (but the long weekend is coming)!

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I submitted "Enigmatic" for revew and approvall... and if ya want a jump.,and live close enpugh to grab it...emailme and I will emaile the link.

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