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In The Gold Factory, I'm having trouble deciphering the Boss's encrypted messages. How do I work them out?

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  1. The numbers represent alphabets, where A is 1, B is 2 and so on.
  2. Take the letter's position in the alphabet, add 8 and take that letter instead. (A becomes I, Y becomes G and so on)
  3. Type in the code, but shift your hands one key to the left. (Instead of O, press I and so on. Only works on qwerty keyboard though.)
  4. It's a base64-encoded string, use a base64-decoder for that.

First answer:

master branch

Second answer:

there is a treasure hidden somewhere, it is located at a secret place in the pacific ocean

Third answer:

in a world full of blocks

Fourth answer:

the plant is famous because of the ability to cure some diseases

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I think they may have added new ones: Code #5: towiiag g se rir,oaoan ft ofo srtod tddyi ot mdy lugelelmwon foemsthiuaa ttclntclga bhhs –  Batophobia May 12 '14 at 19:14

I've only worked out two so far. I'm not sure if the message is the same so I'll just post my method.

  1. This is a simple number substitution cipher. Replace the letters with their appropriate number in the alphabet (1-A, 2-B, 3-C, etc.)
  2. This one is a typical ROT cipher, ROT -8 to be exact. Use this page to decrypt your message. I already put in the setting.
  3. The ; characters give the hint here - you need to transpose each letter on the keyboard (one to the left), on a standard QWERTY keyboard.
  4. The fourth message is Base64 encoded.
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For the fifth cypher:



the gold factory was built long time ago, and it is the most famous gold factory in the world

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Thanks, though it would help to explain how to decipher that –  Zommuter Jun 22 '14 at 5:03

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