Looking for solving guides for Ciphers? We have many excellent guides written by ACA members that should put you on the road to solving ciphers faster.
If you are trying to figure out what ciphers will be used for what type of event, we have a nice Summary of Ciphers used for the 2022-2023 Season that was made by reading the current rules. As always, any official clarifications or rule updates override anything on that page, but it is a good start.
If you are looking for a resource sheet to print out for practice, you can find it here.
Now that we the event is back to paper, we are no longer offering the online test version. It isn't just a simple aspect of code, we could no longer justify the cost of the AWS server behind it.
We have added the Dancing Men cipher for Division A and it should be fully functional
For Division B/C we have added a preliminary version of the Fractionated Morse and Cryptarithm ciphers. Both allow for you to enter a cipher, but neither will currently generate the automated solution.
An quick tutorial of using the tool can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcz_3ql8ebM
This would not be possible without the tireless volunteer work of a good team of developers:
We are also greatly appreciative of the work by Michael MacFadden in making the convergence.io realtime engine which is used by the online testing component.