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Old 04-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation [SPOILERS] SSTV Pictures from Portal 2

After finding the "Final Transmission" Achievement, The radio is emitting SSTV Signals. A hidden commentary is also doing SSTV signals. Here are the results.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...STVPicture.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...TVPicture2.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...TVPicture3.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...TVPicture4.jpg
 
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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Very interesting. I do believe Valve or whoever did something similar to this about a year ago, it was a huge puzzle thing. It was all over facepunch.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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The fourth picture is impressive, the community was pretty close to the estimation.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:53 PM   #4
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Can some one explain to me how sounds can be turned into a picture? That has been confusing me since that whole thing they did to unofficially announce Portal 2. And hidden commentary node?
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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It's hidden in one of Rat Man's Dens in the Developer Commentary levels.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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The fourth picture is impressive, the community was pretty close to the estimation.
I'm pretty sure I remember some people thinking that they'd solved it quicker than Valve intended. They weren't far from it. Great effort.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:57 PM   #7
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Can some one explain to me how sounds can be turned into a picture? That has been confusing me since that whole thing they did to unofficially announce Portal 2. And hidden commentary node?
If you ever had an old dial-up internet service you would know. I remember when I used to have AOL when I was younger, whenever you logged in to go online you would hear sounds like these, which would be sending the information over and convert them.

Something like that.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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Can some one explain to me how sounds can be turned into a picture? That has been confusing me since that whole thing they did to unofficially announce Portal 2. And hidden commentary node?
Here's a resource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow-scan_television

You can Google for more info.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:04 PM   #9
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I was one of those who thought they'd be too fast for Valve, their progress was ouststanding, how fast they solved those riddles was insane. But not out of scope it seems.

Well played Valve, well played.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #10
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If you ever had an old dial-up internet service you would know. I remember when I used to have AOL when I was younger, whenever you logged in to go online you would hear sounds like these, which would be sending the information over and convert them.

Something like that.
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Here's a resource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow-scan_television

You can Google for more info.
Yeah i used to have AOL too. And thanks, im gonna look at this and try and figure it out. Thanks i've been so confused about this.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #11
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Very interesting. I do believe Valve or whoever did something similar to this about a year ago, it was a huge puzzle thing. It was all over facepunch.
Yeah, that's directly what these ones are referring to.
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