Lost in Translation (P.I.HUNT 1)

Lost in Translation
AnswerClick to revealBETWEEN YOU AND ME

Lost in Translation is one of the final seven puzzles of P.I.HUNT 1. It contains a series of encoding schemes.

Solve Path[edit | edit source]


None of the encoding schemes work as is, and transformations are needed in order to parse them correctly. A good starting point is Braille.

Parsing the group of six as Braille (by reading left to right for each block) results in Click to revealROTATE EACH SEMAPHORE LETTER NINETY DEGREES AND.
Reading the letters upside down results in Click to revealENGLISH IS MORSE VOWELS ARE DOTS BETWEEN.
Correcting the frame shift error (which can be done automatically via VectorBuilder's converter) results in Click to revealPIGPEN IS REFLECTED LEFT AND RIGHT THE.
Interpreting words as morse with vowels as dots and consonants as dashes results in Click to revealBINARY IS ACTUALLY BRAILLE YOU.
Interpreting dots as 0s and dashes as 1s and converting from ASCII results in Click to revealBINARYISACTUALLYBRAILLEYOU.
Reading the characters after reflecting horizontally results in Click to revealMORSE IS ACTUALLY BINARY ANSWER. There is an errata among the first six characters, though.
Reading the flags after rotating 90 degrees results in DNA HAS FRAME SHIFT ERROR ME.
Each corrected phrase refers to another encoding scheme and has an extra word at the end. Reading the words in cycle order spells out the answer.

Puzzle Elements[edit | edit source]


Decryption - Seven ciphers are used, though transformations need to be applied before reading them.