Hey,

so someone just sent me this link.
I don't really know what to do with it, so I figured some of you might have more luck.

All I know is that it will apparently be available until January 6th.
Good Luck!

Solution:

  • Click on the link above.
  • Type in "steamgifts" (without the ") using your keyboard or the onscreen one. #1
  • Type in "help" or "?" to get a list of commands. #2
  • Type in "list".
  • Type in "download manual" and click on "open manual".
  • Type in "time" an copy the date and time. #3
  • Encode the date and time to Base64. #4
  • Type in "ev MjA3Ny0xMS0yOSAyMzoxNzoxMQ==" and click on "yes".
  • Type in "ls".
  • Type in "open promotions.txt" and copy the Base64 string.
  • Type in "giveaway dXAgdXAgZG93biBkb3duIGxlZnQgcmlnaHQgbGVmdCByaWdodCBiIGE=" and click on the giveaway link. (https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/iD0Of/)
  • Click on "login screen" on the "open promotions.txt" output or go back to https://puzzle.reluctantsnake.de/.
  • Decode "dXAgdXAgZG93biBkb3duIGxlZnQgcmlnaHQgbGVmdCByaWdodCBiIGE=". #4
  • Type in "up up down down left right left right b a" at the "login" page. (use the arrow keys) #5
  • Add the "NVuzC" from the background image to a giveaway link. (https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/NVuzC/)

#1 A hint is the steamgifts logo above the onscreen keyboard and after a while the "s" key starts blinking. You can also look at the page source and find the solution in the obuscated javascript file "main.js".
#2 "help" is just a common CLI command. Knowing that will help you, but you can get that information if you google "CLI". For example on the Wikipedia article for "Command-line interface".
#3 The solution for the admin password is in the manual: "default admin password: current server time encoded in base64"
#4 You can use any Base64 en-/decoder online or type in "download base64util" and use that one.
#5 You can get to that giveaway by just trying the Konami Code right away.

Anything else were just red herrings. :)

2 months ago*

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Clicking on a link from a stranger, you got from a stranger, uhu.

2 months ago
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View attached image.
2 months ago
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I can't figure out what I am supposed to do.

Edit: I figured it out and think I found everything. This was actually really enjoyable once I figured out how to start. Thanks for the giveaways and the fun event :)

2 months ago*
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> bump

2 months ago
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Why do you think posting a potentially malicious link is a good idea?

HTTPS Everywhere
HTTPS Everywhere noticed you were navigating to a non-HTTPS page, and tried to send you to the HTTPS version instead. The HTTPS version is unavailable. Most likely this site does not support HTTPS, but it is also possible that an attacker is blocking the HTTPS version. If you wish to view the unencrypted version of this page, you can still do so by disabling the 'Encrypt All Sites Eligible' (EASE) option in your HTTPS Everywhere extension. Be aware that disabling this option could make your browser vulnerable to network-based downgrade attacks on websites you visit.

2 months ago
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woops, fixed.

2 months ago
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For what it's worth, a non-HTTPS site doesn't even slghtly mean it's automatically malicous. There's many dangerous sites with HTTPS, infact most of them nowadays do. HTTPS also doesn't really matter unless you're logging into the site, if you're just browsing it then there's no issues.

HTTPS only helps against 3rd parties being a man in the middle of the connection. Doesn't mark the site as safe in ANY regard.

1 month ago
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https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/85082130596cff3d2125a14a9d5da296355ca8953086c1e5269b25b8cb049e56?

No security vendors flagged this URL as malicious
2022-12-07 21:34:50 UTC


🙄
Is this the site of a general rally for a trendy coup d'etat? (Just kidding.)

2 months ago
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Poke, poke( *・Θ・)σ⌨🖥 Kappanet...login..

🕛protocol boot..⏳

This seems to be the best SGPuzzle of the year. (The time you put into it.)🤔<I have some errands to run, so I'll continue later.

This problem was resolved before going out.

2 months ago*
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Hah i am usually too dumb but actually came further.

2 months ago*
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Hmm, I found a [key] but I'm not sure how to proceed from there.

2 months ago
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Ya I got to this point as well but not sure what to do next. There are no clues anywhere!....or am I missing something...hmmm.....

2 months ago
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Happy Cake day ;)

1 month ago
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The only issue I see is the font size. It's too small IMO. Otherwise great puzzle, thanks!

2 months ago
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I can see that being a problem. I might add some controls to adjust the size and remove the scanline effect in the coming days.
I'll go to bed now, so if there are any other issues, I'll be able to get to them tomorrow.

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ctrl+wheel scroll↑↓

That would solve the problem for the average browser.

2 months ago
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Agree, there're tons of workarounds. Though it's better when they aren't required.

2 months ago
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I agree, I've added buttons to change the font size.

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2 months ago
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Thankful bump

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Bump and happy holidays!

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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bump

great puzzle!

2 months ago
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Bump for solved. This was really original

2 months ago
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bump, thanks for the fun

2 months ago
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Pretty stuck at a point... I'll try again tomorrow, this is driving me crazy right now :D

2 months ago
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Bump

2 months ago
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Neat puzzle.. Looking for more.. adventure in the next episode..

2 months ago
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Bump this is majorly fun 😄.

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2 months ago
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No clue what to do with this keyboard. Do we have to find some sort of sequence? I tried all kinds of things with no response whatsoever.

2 months ago
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All I'll say for now is that there is an intended way to solve that part (using your keyboard or the onscreen one) and some other ways that it could be done.
If you have tried that and actually nothing at all is changing on the page, please check if you are blocking the JavaScript.

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really neat! thanks !

2 months ago
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The CLI part was super fun. Especially loved the adventurous part of it.
Have a bump for solved, sir.

2 months ago
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bump for a great puzzle

2 months ago
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