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AntiMatter_16

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Coded messages
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:50:48 PM »
In the abandonware release of A&A, there were several messages of coded text that appeared in Q1M1 and a decoding note in Belisar's Tomb Q2M2, that seemed to have been removed for the Classic and Windows version.

I've uploaded them here, and was wondering if anyone had ever taken the time to decode them?

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Re: Coded messages
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 06:14:29 PM »
Holy crap, I remember these!

They're about the Agaean god. I was hoping they'd hint at how to kill him, but I believe they're mostly back story about Priam and the city of light.

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Re: Coded messages
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 07:28:35 PM »
Would you like to translate them again for posterity? =)

I wonder why they appeared in the abandonware version, but not the classic version. Was the abandonware version out of date? Or were they modified? It seems a little strange that they'd have something added. Are there any other differences known?

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Re: Coded messages
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 07:34:23 PM »
The coded messages were decoded as part of the Let's Play which is now archived here:  http://lparchive.org/Amulets-Armor/

RoeCocoa decoded them and the Let's Play put up a special page here:  http://lparchive.org/Amulets-Armor/Update%2036/

I didn't realize they were removed between the versions.  Strange.  That's going to drive me crazy looking at old versions and such.  I wonder if it was in the original shareware version (or visa-versa).

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Re: Coded messages
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 12:22:26 AM »
The original transliteration:
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nama aval as baal ha baalt tawar babal dragans ara has baasts

lavas agaan wath wafa matharastarta namad tha tawar baaldar raancarnata as baal astarta namad wafa baal mathar

rajact baal ambraca way trath lafa yhwh yhwh andraw apastla martyr

daanna as astarta falsa qaaan af haavan

baal astarta sarvants dagartha gaasarac alymas apalla mattan tawar namad than vatarax altrac araas

balasar dafandad kangdam almara fall fram graca axagaas bacama haratac haanrach saw trayapalla asaaas saw has glary

araas danaas tranaty achaaan gad as apalla tawar as an babylan

Revoweled (with a few fixes for proper names):

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Name evil is Baal he built tower Babel dragons are his beasts

Lives again with wife mother Astarte Nimrud the tower builder reincarnate as Baal Astarte Nimrud wife Baal mother

Reject Baal embrace way truth life YHWH YHWH Andrew apostle martyr

Dianna is Astarte false queen of heaven

Baal Astarte servants Jugurtha Gaiseric Elymas Apollo Mattan tower Nimrud then Vitorix Alaric Arius

Belisar defended kingdom Elmore fell from grace Exiguus became heretic Heinrich saw Troy Apollo Esaias saw his glory

Arius denies trinity Achaian god is Apollo tower is in Babylon

"Nimrud" was taken from the description of one of the bosses.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 12:40:18 AM by AntiMatter_16 »