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Author:  Draconisaurus [ Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 pm ]
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...Shady texture, multi-vertex 3D model... Jovial unused asset.

Sooo what exactly was the grey keycard found in TestScene, with a hand-marked inscription reading "HB", meant for? What did these letters abbreviate? It stands as one of the unsolved mysteries of Trespasser.

Candidates for possible meaning:

"Hammond Bungalow"
"Hammond Bitch"
"Henry Bungalow"
"Harbor Building"
"Hangover's (a) Bitch"
"Happy Beach"
"Historical Bones"
"Harold Brinewood"
"Helicopter Bird"

Any other suggestions?...

Author:  tatu [ Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:35 pm ]
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I believe the other keycards like this found in the early Town Max Scene could help with this. It includes the HB one:

PtkeycardTM00-00
PtkeycardHB00-00
PtkeycardSG00-00
Ptkeycard1Mn00-00
PtkeycardHS00-00"
PtkeycardHG00-00

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:49 pm ]
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! Fascinating, I didn't know about the others... Would be relatively simply to make the marker labels. I wonder whether they were all grey?

TM
~Terminus Monorail
HB
~(see above)
SG
~Supply Grocery
1MN
~One Man Night
HS
~High School
HG
~Henry Garage

These abbreviations seem quite mysterious and were definitely made so in order to make it a puzzle of some difficulty...

Author:  MinePass [ Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:21 pm ]
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Considering all the developer Easter eggs hidden in the game I just though that HB was just another one of those. Not sure about the proposed names, are they found in any other level?

Author:  machf [ Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:51 pm ]
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tatu wrote:
I believe the other keycards like this found in the early Town Max Scene could help with this. It includes the HB one:

PtkeycardTM00-00
PtkeycardHB00-00
PtkeycardSG00-00
Ptkeycard1Mn00-00
PtkeycardHS00-00"
PtkeycardHG00-00


HB = Hammond's Bedroom? PtkeycardsHB08t2.bmp
HS = Hammond's Studio? PtkeycardHS08t2.bmp
HG = Hammond's Gate? PtkeycardHG07t2.bmp
SG = South Gate? PtkeycardSG12t2.bmp
Sec = Security? PtkeycardSec10t2.bmp
ASec = ? PtkeycardA-Sec07t2.bmp
TM = ? PtkeycardTM11t2.bmp
1Mn = Main gate? Ptkeycard1Mn09t2.bmp

Author:  tatu [ Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:56 pm ]
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machf wrote:
tatu wrote:
I believe the other keycards like this found in the early Town Max Scene could help with this. It includes the HB one:

PtkeycardTM00-00
PtkeycardHB00-00
PtkeycardSG00-00
Ptkeycard1Mn00-00
PtkeycardHS00-00"
PtkeycardHG00-00


HB = Hammond's Bedroom? PtkeycardsHB08t2.bmp
HS = Hammond's Studio? PtkeycardHS08t2.bmp
HG = Hammond's Gate? PtkeycardHG07t2.bmp
SG = South Gate? PtkeycardSG12t2.bmp
Sec = Security? PtkeycardSec10t2.bmp
ASec = ? PtkeycardA-Sec07t2.bmp
TM = ? PtkeycardTM11t2.bmp
1Mn = Main gate? Ptkeycard1Mn09t2.bmp


The "H" ones probably refer to Hammond, that would make sense.

Author:  machf [ Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:40 am ]
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BTW, do we have the corresponding textures anywhere?

Author:  tatu [ Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:38 pm ]
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machf wrote:
BTW, do we have the corresponding textures anywhere?


Sadly not. Only for the one found in TestScene. The other ones uses the same textures for the back and sides however.

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:25 pm ]
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IIII am going to go with machf's analysis on this one...

Author:  glitchhunter09 [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:40 pm ]
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It's obvious the cards were dropped because of both their size and the fact that the team was approaching the deadline by the time IT was actually added to the game. As a result, they opted out for smaller and fewer key cards with colors to allow the player to keep track of them better. If you've picked up the one in the test scene, it's massive and would probably have been cumbersome for anne to carry unless she stowed it away. (which wasn't implemented into the game properly until much later anyway)

Author:  tatu [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:18 pm ]
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I think the same.
Also, the IT Max Scene(s) contain another set of keycards, used for a computer like thing. So it is possible they wanted to try different solutions.

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:26 pm ]
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Those chip things. I'd like to make use of them sometime. Any clues what their receptacles looked like?

Author:  machf [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:33 pm ]
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"Chip things"? You mean the capacitors?

Try the Lab level in build 55...

Author:  Draconisaurus [ Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:00 pm ]
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Noooo.

Click on Image
(Click on thumbnail for full size)
Image


"PHammondKey00-00"
"PManagersOfficePass-00"
"POfficeBuildingKey-00"
"PSecrtyCrdRRm-00"
"PSectyTryRRoom-00" (the box thing)

Author:  machf [ Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:03 am ]
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Those look like old videogame cartridges and their console...

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