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Borderlands hidden QR codes

Jul 7 10
by mat

I found an easter egg in borderlands:

Borderlands hidden QR codes

Borderlands hidden QR codes


zoomed in on the qr code

zoomed in on the qr code

So I used a barcode reader on my Nexus One

Plaintext:

NICK WILSON

HO OH

However I am not the only person to have spotted this, unsurprisingly really as I’m almost half a year late on starting the game. There are several QR codes hidden as shown in this wiki page and someone else went to the pain-staking task of copying out this QR code pixel-by-pixel rather than using a QR scanner or image software, crazy!

Advancing PyMan (using python’s pygame to recreate pacman)

Feb 18 10
by mat

A while back I followed a few tutorials on creating a pacman game in python using pygame. I took the resulting code from these tutorials and added several enhancements. Unfortunately I haven’t had enough time to continue with the code, so hopefully this code is of use to someone learning python to play with and further enhance (Who knows might end up feature complete!).

Screen shot of PyMan in action

Screen shot of PyMan in action

Enhancements over original code

  • start menu
  • sounds
  • multiple ghosts
  • not having to hold down a directional button constantly
  • can press a direction before a turn and will turn at next opertunity (like real pacman)
  • probably more stuff that I’ve forgotten about by now

Source
Source Files – The source and files, to run the game just run “python PyMan.py”

References
I believe the site where I got the original code from was learningpython.com (not 100% sure) and the following links to the tutorials:
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Tutorial 3