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Tech Dropbox Dropquest II (2) Answer Key! [2012]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, May 8, 2012.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    If you don't have a dropbox account, please use my shameless referral link so we both get an extra 500mb :D!

    Dropquest II: The Future is Now! - Answer Key
    Some of the questions have multiple clues/answers.

    Start Here - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012
    Prologue - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/prologue

    Chapter 1 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter1
    Use algebra. WolframAlpha can solve the equations if you're bad at math like me.

    Chapter 2
    Go to https://www.dropbox.com/about and start with ChenLi Wang.

    With each hint, move to a new person like how a chess knight would.
    ChenLi Wang -> Ramsey H. - > Allison Louie -> Naveen Agrawal -> Emily Zhao


    Chapter 3
    Match the icons with their meaning.
    1.png - Sharing
    2.png - Move
    3.png - Upload
    4.png - Download
    5.png - Get Started
    6.png - Show Deleted Files


    Chapter 4 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter4
    The path the person travels in each day looks like letters

    Chapter 5 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter5
    These are electrical outlet types. Use http://electricaloutlet.org/ to decipher the receptacle (eg: Type A, B, C, D etc.)

    Chapter 6 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter6
    Invert the colours, look at the ones that don't match their text descriptions.
    Use the M/D/Y and use that date for https://www.dropbox.com/events.

    Should be one of the following:

    Chapter 7
    The letters (DNLGIAE) are in the soundcloud link: http://soundcloud.com/reasonable/for-sure.
    Use the legend (obtained in Chapter 6) to figure out the order by converting it to numbers.


    Chapter 8
    First letter of each college mascot:
    MIT - Tim the Beaver
    URI - Rhody the Ram
    LMU - Iggy the Lion
    UGA - Uga the Bulldog
    LSU - Mike the Tiger
    GSU - Pounce the Blue Panther
    UNLV - Hey Reb!
    UF - Albert and Alberta Gator
    UNCC - Norm the Niner
    MIT - Tim the Beaver


    Chapter 9 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter9
    Order the files by file extension: Your next destination is the last page of the tour.

    Go to https://www.dropbox.com/tour/6 and send a dropbox invite to the email listed there via https://www.dropbox.com/referrals.
    It should be either [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected].

    Chapter 10 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter10
    Click here for an explanation.

    Chapter 11 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter11
    Caesarian Shift Cipher Encoder: http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/caesar.php


    Chapter 12 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter12
    Restore Chapter12.txt to its previous version via https://www.dropbox.com/revisions/Dropquest 2012/Captain's Logs/Chapter 12.txt.

    Chapter 13
    The restored file will reference Link's shield from Legend of Zelda.
    Go to https://www.dropbox.com/help and click on the shield icon of "Security and Privacy".

    Chapter 14 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter14
    Re-arrange the slider puzzle according to the highlighted part of the sudoku puzzle.
    Use this to help you: http://analogbit.com/software/puzzletools


    Chapter 15 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter15
    Share a new folder with the email listed on the page (should be the same as the one you invited in Chapter 9) via https://www.dropbox.com/share.

    Chapter 16
    Open the shared folder to see a bunch of .txt files. Each file will contain excerpts from press articles but with one word differences. Use google to find the original articles and the compare them to the dropbox copy to identify words.

    1. evokes/complements -> Revokes
    2. lives/life -> Olives
    3. ourselves/users -> Yourselves
    4. astronomical/hulking -> Gastronomical
    5. lasting/encrypted -> Blasting
    6. deal/rate -> Ideal
    7. iridescent/neon -> Viridescent

    After adding "heads" to the identified words, you get ROY G. BIV, you're looking for a page on dropbox with two of these.

    Go back to https://www.dropbox.com/share and click on the larger rainbow icon next to "Sharing".

    Chapter 17 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter17
    1. Days of the Week - Missing Sunday
    2. Seven Dwarfs - Missing Happy
    3. Zodiac Signs - Missing Aries
    4. Planets - Missing Neptune
    5. Seven Deadly Sins - Missing Greed
    6. Chinese Zodiac - Missing Horse
    7. Noble Gases - Missing Argon
    8. Colours - Missing Indigo


    Chapter 18 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter18
    Go to https://www.dropbox.com/home/Dropquest 2012/Spring Cleaning. You need to categorize each item into either DROP (Category 1) or BOX (Category 2). Make sure you use the website. If you did this via the desktop app, use the Repair Dropquest Folder link on the lower left corner of the clue page and redo this step.

    Put 1, 3, 6, 8, 9 (.jpg) into Category 1 and 2, 4, 5, 7, 10 into Category 2.

    Chapter 19 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter19
    The answer (URL) is in this format: 1.2/3

    1 = Korean for db
    2 = Audi TT
    3= For each column, subtract the smaller card value from the larger one


    Chapter 20
    Ocean's Eleven - 11th word in 1.txt is Houston
    X-Men: First Class - 1st word in 2.txt is we
    21 - 21st word in 3.txt is have
    Super 8 - 8th word in 4.txt is a
    28 days later - 28th word in 5.txt is problem
    Sixth Sense - 6th word in 6.txt is movie


    Chapter 21
    The functions applied are: 1, 2, 21, 19, 9, 22, 5, 12, 25. Match them to the corresponding letter in the alphabet to get your answer.

    Chapter 22 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter22
    Identify each flag, convert it to the ISO 2 digit country code. With the ISO Country Code, look up the corresponding chemical element in the periodic table and find the atomic number.

    Substitute the atomic number for the country flags and solve the equation! N. B. mod refers to modulo operation which is the remainder after division.

    Use the equation solutions to find the appropriate midi files for your puzzle (in correct order).
    flags0.png - 11.mid
    flags1.png - 18.mid
    flags2.png - 01.mid
    flags3.png - 14.mid
    flags4.png - 19.mid
    flags5.png - 05.mid
    flags6.png - 04.mid
    flags7.png - 13.mid

    List the musical notes in the midi file, the snare hit (_) denotes a missing letter:
    01: C E D _
    02: C A G _
    03: C A B _ A G E
    04: E G _
    05: _ E G
    06: D E _ F
    07: C A_ E
    08: _ A B B A G E
    09: _ E E F
    10: F A C _
    11: A C E
    12: B E _ F
    13: _ E A F
    14: _ A B B A G E
    15: _ E G
    16: A G _
    17: C E D _
    18: D E _ F
    19: D E C _ D E
    20: D E C H D _

    Final Answers:

    Chapter 23 - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter23
    Go to the different dropquest twitter accounts and find the coordinates.
    eg: https://twitter.com/dropquestalpha 18.836043, -72.545993

    Connect the dots (looks like dropbox) and find the missing point - http://g.co/maps/hmqd2

    Endgame - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/endgame
    Solve the crossword to get the clues:

    Order the Captain's Logs by size (ascending), find the 9 letter words and take the first letter of each word to get nthwordoflogbychapter.

    Order the log files by chapter and look for the nth word (Log 1 = 1st word, Log 2 = 2nd word, etc). This gives you a clue which leads you to the answer. COLOSSEUM


    Epilogue - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/epilogue
    Finish - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/finish
    Wall of Fame - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/wall_of_fame
    Dropquest II starts Saturday, May 12 2012, at 10AM PST (17:00 GMT). Full details are here - http://blog.dropbox.com/?p=1194

    They seem to have a rule this year to deter cheating, but it seems a bit heavy handed :'(.
    That rule is also ambiguous. Are we prohibited from sharing tips and asking advice online or just from using exploits? The latter is understandable but the former seems unreasonable. It takes away from the fun collaborative aspect of it. And what about following solution guides and walkthrough tutorials which falls somewhere in between the two extremes?

    Either way, I'm sure it'll be fun and you get an extra 1GB upon completion which is the same as last year.
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  2. dropquest2

    dropquest2 Guest

    I am sure that rule only applies to their own support forums. Sharing solutions outside of dropbox.com is fair game! Bring on the answers!
  3. dropquest2

    dropquest2 Guest

  4. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Oh I believe you're right. Read it wrong.

    Damage report:
    3 parts critically damaged:
    - spectroscopic dielectric amplifier
    - plasmonic hypercapacitor
    - super-special, quantum, sapphire Dropbox core (55% intact)

    Vehicle is still flight-ready.

    To replace the core, please consult the engineering team staff directory (http://www.dropbox.com/about) for further instructions.
    1. Someone with six letters in their first name (including 2 capital letters).
    2. Someone with an initial instead of their last name.
    3. Someone who's a recruiter.
    4. Someone who wears glasses.
    5. Someone who's next-door neighbors with an animal.
  5. The Psion

    The Psion New Member

    Here's what I came up with, something is obviously wrong, but maybe it will be a start:

    1. ChenLi Wang

    2. Kevin M.

    3. Donald James (mentioned engineering in bio)

    4. Michael Nagy (first engineer I saw wearing glasses)

    5 Emily Zhao
    Thank you for consulting engineering. To proceed, figure out a new password by revisitng the first
    letter of each move you made. Submit your password as dropbox.com/dropquest2012/password
  6. Elessar

    Elessar Guest

  7. anon

    anon Guest

    Chap 6

    Chap 7

  8. Peebee

    Peebee New Member

    The answers in chapter 1 don't work for me. Please advise.
  9. rajat

    rajat Guest

    can you please elaborate qus 14, basically how to rearrange and how to submit answer
  10. yousefk

    yousefk New Member

    Hey, thanks.

    I'm at chapter 20. I just wanted to thank you for keeping us updated.

    CHATPER 21: abusively
  11. Kyle

    Kyle Guest

    Chapter 21 answer is: Abusively
  12. Nic

    Nic Guest

    Can't get my link for Ch. 18 to work. Anyone else having the same issue?
  13. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Try 64529.
    Does the folder exist in your dropbox?
  14. yousefk

    yousefk New Member

    Are you doing this via the web interface?
  15. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Haven't figured out 22 yet :(. mod (see modulo operation on wiki) is the remainder after division, but I have no clue how the midi files fit in with the country flags.
  16. Robert

    Robert Guest

    Chater 12 does not work for me. when I try to restore to previous version is says
    'Chapter 12.txt' has only one version - the current one. If you make changes to it, you can later restore it to an older version via this page.
  17. thecoshman

    thecoshman Guest

    maybe each flag is the number of colours? I'm giving this a go now
  18. Nate

    Nate Guest

    Match the country's anthem to the numbered MIDI, then do the math. The resulting number corresponds to an element on the periodic table.
  19. Hugo

    Hugo Guest

    [( CUBA * NAMIBIA ) + MADAGASCAR ] mod 163
  20. ----

    ---- Guest

    The flags are oviously periodical table elements. So the first string is (29*11)+12 mod 163 for example.
    Figuring out other strings and what to do with midi files.

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