# Alyx: The Prequel ## PasteBin [Link](https://pastebin.com/qnWhPZ78) ### Puzzle 1 You are given the image of an Oscilloscope named "Waves.png" ![](https://i.imgur.com/v1OLCWO.jpg) Reading the metadata you can find the hint "this picture Sounds weird" Further analyzing the image you can find extra data at the end of the file ![](https://i.imgur.com/Avh8wa5.png) It can be extracted manually or with Binwalk, Foremost, etc. The extra data is a Wav file. If you run the audio through an Oscilloscope it will create a few drawings. You can use this website https://dood.al/oscilloscope/ ![](https://i.imgur.com/piIXnYE.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/rkOi57a.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/sODFsXi.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/ZZe4W5s.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/nH85kLf.png) Windows House Eye Rabbit Earth Taking the first letter of each word you get "where" ### Puzzle 2 ![](https://i.imgur.com/ehYrdlC.jpg) You simply have to scan the barcode ![](https://i.imgur.com/69T8AOX.png) It gives "began1337" ### Puzzle 3 You get a weird image named "Rainbow Worm.png" ![](https://i.imgur.com/LvPEkVI.png) The metadata reveals the name "Morgan Mar". A quick wikipedia search shows its the creator of some isoteric programming languages, including Piet. Run the image through a Piet interpeter. You can use this https://www.bertnase.de/npiet/npiet-execute.php ![](https://i.imgur.com/CKXNvcS.png) The output gives some Brainfuck Code. Run it on https://www.dcode.fr/brainfuck-language ![](https://i.imgur.com/7Lzc6NE.png) ## The Final solution is: alyx{where_everything_began1337}