Hints and Tips for PythonChallenge level 8

This is a page of hints for the Pythonchallenge.com level 8 challenge

It does not contain the answer so you can use as many hints as you want but still have to put everything together yourself to complete it

Note: A lot of these challenges have multiple different ways of solving them, the hints here might not match to what you have found already.

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Think of the noise small insects make when they fly around.

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Have you found the username and password text in the source?

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The start of the text may give you a clue as to how it is encoded/compressed

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This compression needs to use bytes instead of strings

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If you know the compression library but can’t get the decompression working try compressing some sample text to give you a better idea of what it should look like.

Hints and Tips for PythonChallenge level 7

This is a page of hints for the Pythonchallenge.com level 7 challenge

It does not contain the answer so you can use as many hints as you want but still have to put everything together yourself to complete it

Note: A lot of these challenges have multiple different ways of solving them, the hints here might not match to what you have found already.

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Concentrate on the image.

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The code is in the grey pixels in the image, ignore the coloured bits.

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What ways are there to store data in colour values?

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Have a look at the PIL python library

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Can you automatically extract the colour values of each block?

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If the values are all within a certain range, could that be converted using a character map?

Hints and Tips for PythonChallenge level 6

This is a page of hints for the Pythonchallenge.com level 6 challenge

It does not contain the answer so you can use as many hints as you want but still have to put everything together yourself to complete it

Note: A lot of these challenges have multiple different ways of solving them, the hints here might not match to what you have found already.

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The picture is a clue to a filetype which contains the challenge.

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The Paypal link isn’t a trick, it has nothing to do with the challenge.

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Can you use code from a similar challenge to automatically navigate these?

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Check out the comments in each of the files.

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Can you collect the data from the comments in the correct order and map it?

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All the comments in the correct order should show a word

Hints and Tips for PythonChallenge level 5

This is a page of hints for the Pythonchallenge.com level 5 challenge

It does not contain the answer so you can use as many hints as you want but still have to put everything together yourself to complete it

Note: A lot of these challenges have multiple different ways of solving them, the hints here might not match to what you have found already.

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Browse the source code for files you can download

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Say the challenge name out loud, does it sound like any python libraries?

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Think of small preserved cucumbers

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The 2nd part involves organising the test

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The organised text should spell out a word

Hints and Tips for PythonChallenge level 4

This is a page of hints for the Pythonchallenge.com level 4 challenge

It does not contain the answer so you can use as many hints as you want but still have to put everything together yourself to complete it

Note: A lot of these challenges have multiple different ways of solving them, the hints here might not match to what you have found already.

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Do not try to manually follow the numbers, there are 100’s

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Does Python have a library for reading the content of webpages?

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Try Beautiful soup

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Can you generate a new url based on what Beautiful soup finds?

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Not all the numbers are the same length

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The last page doesn’t have anymore numbers

Hints and Tips for PythonChallenge level 3

This is a page of hints for the Pythonchallenge.com level 3 challenge

It does not contain the answer so you can use as many hints as you want but still have to put everything together yourself to complete it

Note: A lot of these challenges have multiple different ways of solving them, the hints here might not match to what you have found already.

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Anything interesting in the source code?

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3 big bodyguards? what could that mean?

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Can you open the text in python like in challenge 2?

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Can Python search for patterns in text?

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Maybe Regex can help?

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Exactly 3 bodyguards, not more.

Hints and Tips for PythonChallenge level 2

This is a page of hints for the Pythonchallenge.com level 2 challenge

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Note: A lot of these challenges have multiple different ways of solving them, the hints here might not match to what you have found already.

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Are all the clues visible on the page?

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Maybe there’s something hidden in the source code?

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Are all the characters the same? do some of them repeat? are any unique?

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Can Python open text files and read them?

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Can you automatically remove duplicate characters?

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Have you come across the replace method before?