Fan translates all of The Talos Principle's hexadecimal messages


Croteam makes a cameo in its game

The Talos Principle uses several different modes of storytelling. There are the dictations from the god-like Elohim, the conversations with the Milton Library Assistant, the recordings of a bygone scientist, the QR code messages shared among others engaged in trials, and the collection of old writings found on computer terminals.

The emails, websites, and literature passages found on the computer have bits of faux corruption inserted, made up of hexadecimal code. One industrious player went through the game files to translate all of the hexadecimal and posted the updated text on reddit. The original text is included for context, so beware of spoilers.

Among the translations are more messages that sound like they are from Elohim. There are also a couple cheeky Easter eggs, in which developer Croteam is referenced by characters in the story. One such reference even hints at a potential time period for the mysterious events in The Talos Principle. Cool.

I translated all the secret hexadecimal code hidden in The Talos Principle's terminal messages [reddit]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Darren Nakamura
Darren NakamuraAssociate Editor   gamer profile

Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strateg... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: The Talos Principle   (13)   From our database:

  • The Talos Principle has come to Oculus Rift and Vive - Jordan Devore
  • Croteam is bringing The Talos Principle to iOS this week - Jordan Devore
  • ESRB lists The Talos Principle for Xbox One - Zack Furniss
  • The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna is out now - Darren Nakamura
  • Tougher puzzles await The Talos Principle players this month - Jordan Devore
  • A Serious Sam voice pack for The Talos Principle is weird and awesome - Brett Makedonski
  • This RoboCop mod ensures I'll play The Talos Principle - Jordan Devore
  • Fan translates all of The Talos Principle's hexadecimal messages - Darren Nakamura
  • Talos Principle pirates trapped in eternal elevator - Laura Kate Dale
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Croteam #Devolver Digital #Linux #Mac #PC #PS4 #Puzzle Games



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!