Yeah, Neopets foresaw this sort of thing and put the verification part on the server (kind of common practice for them). There are a few interesting parts still left in the code though (or so I hear
), but I don't know if they'll bear any fruit. And they could always throw in extra pics to send people on wild goose chases, though I doubt they did that here.
Hmmm, I figured that was what happened (about the server verification). That would explain why some of their games have bare minimum code in them (my friend looked at that a few years back, when trying to learn action script).
There are some interesting pieces in this code. Only two I found somewhat useful. The aforementioned constellation function and the one where they pass in the star locations. But, the relating code (since the code abstracts in both cases) isn't included, at least from what I can tell. Which means it's essentially meaningless at this point to look much further, so unless I gain access to all the code (which would mean I would have to work for them, and then I wouldn't be trying to figure this out, now would I?), which is highly unlikely. I declare myself done with this swf file........until it's updated (barring a cease and desist order).
The pictures, on the other hand, seem to not include any extra thingies. I suspect the previously found pictures will become permanent once "discovered" properly when viewing the stars, or when being found.
As for wild goose chases....hmmm.... I'm having a fairly easy-going semester, comes with the territory of being a semester or two away from my degree, so I have the time