Mysterious Binary Transmissions - Discussion Thread

Of course not, but it’s fun to think about it.

Can’t you imagine making a walk with your runner. Throwing sticks for him to return…
Or your personal hunter carrying your purchases home? :crazy_face:

Maybe in hunter:cotw 2 we play as a hunter, as companion of a human hunter. :rofl:

Im not talking about a companion, but from a group of Swedish machines, that fights against the other machines, another faction.

The companion would be funny, altough if its not like Fallout games (where they never die and just get deactivated) after each engament we would need to build a new machine :sweat_smile:


Oh sorry, I was looking into a future after the war.


Wrong Topic mate
I just responded to a user above that had the idea about friendly machine A.I´s
Companion is from another topic.


It is barely 1990 in GZ, so it unlikely, if the devs kept things to GZ timeframe, that this is unicode.
Isn’t it more likely to be a numerical build-number of a machine?

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Or it’s just a random number for giving the transition a unique identifier…

At least it would be cool and I really would appreciate to have some riddles to solve… For spoilers of upcoming content, for finding stuff in the game, to unlock hidden/locked locations, for story elements…

It would also be cool to have random missions for cooperative players, which can just be solved by working together. Hey, it’s a coop game, why don’t use it? (like two players that have to press a button each simultaneously)

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Yes, indeed. The binary code was fitting in a machine world. But the identifier, is probably just that.

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I hope its an Ally Hunter like the survey suggested, it would make playing solo a lot more manageable.

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Does anyone know what that means? what information is there?

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I believe it says Friend? I can only guess we are getting a robot ally. Maybe a hunter?

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Moved some posts.


Take a good look at the image, I looked for the location of this place.
This is at these coordinates:, (approximately). It is the base of Saltholmen.
But I found nothing there. Maybe many things will be found.


there is a new transmission: Are you there?

01000001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00111111


Hi, do you want to merge them into one topic about the transmissions?

@Gysbert: If I look at the picture I get the idea that these aren’t “live” transmissions. Maybe they are just excerpts of the log lying in front of the radio.

These are my first thoughts from the other topic:

According to one of the discord mods there is a reference made by the devs with “Are you there”:
Quote: “Only connoisseurs will get the reference.”

It could be some famous robot/ AI who said that. At first I thought it might be a GlaDos reference but I can’t find a connection. Or maybe the robot from the movie “I robot”.
It could also be a GZ reference.

It could be a reference to Tony Stark talking to J.A.R.V.I.S the AI butler from the Iron man 2008 Movie.

Or it is a Portal reference. This turret / machine


This and your small video about that could fit well. Like someone activated fnix and asked exactly these questions to verify that it’s working.

I personally would have looked for a reference set in 1980s.

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Thinking about the word “connoisseurs”, the most logical would be that it is a reference from GZ itself.
However, I don’t have all spoken GZ texts transcribed.

I don’t suppose that the phrase backwards would count. In the New Mission: Civil Defence, when the player arrives back at the Salthamn Shelter - Therese says: There you are. Good that you’re not dead too. Let’s check this computer.

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Wasn’t there something similar when coming to the computer to “destroy” fnix at FOA?

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ok so another message as you can see on the picture… Tho now it says

“Are you there?”

I think we are not getting a robot that will help us but maybe we are gonma be searching for our old lost friend (in-game friend) that will be a very interesting mission that will follow in the new update ngl

I can’t wait for the new update for real tho…

Let me know bout your ideas in the comments cus this is gonna be something big!


Ok, the transmission number seems to be a random 5 digit number. The last one was 12083, the difference is too high in my eyes to explain following numbers for each transmission.

Someone or something is looking for a friend.

After the first transmission I thought it was adressed at us and questioning if we are a friend.

Now it really sounds like someone/something is searching for his/hers/its friend, a specific person, as the question now is if this friend is there. I don’t think that we are the searched friend.

For us the questions now could be:

  • who is asking?
  • who is he/she/it looking for?
  • will we have the task to search them?