On the Subject of Placeholder Talk

60% of the time, this module reminds you of the game every time.

The module has a display containing a message alongside 4 buttons below it. The message on-screen consists of 2 phrases separated by a line break. The first phrase can be solved within this first page and the second phrase in pages 2-5.

Both phrases have their own numbers. Figure out both values and add them together. If outside values 1-4, subtract/add 4 until you are. This new number is the button label that needs to be pushed. If an incorrect button is pushed, the module will strike and a new phrase will generate. If the correct button is pushed, the module display will turn blank and the module will be solved.

Extracting the value from the module's first phrase

Start with N = 1. Add 1 to N for every current strike, then using the three tables:

  • Subtract one of the rows in the left/middle table from N.*
  • Add one of the rows in the right table to N.*

*If none of the phrases fit in either table, refer to the row containing nothing.

Words after
THE ANSWER
Subtract
from N
Words after
THE ANSWER
Subtract
from N
Words after the
2 left tables
Add
to N
AT -2 IS THE IN 2 FIRST POS. 1
-1 IN IS SECOND POS. 2
IS IN THE 0 IS IN. THIRD POS. 3
IS THE LIES FOURTH POS. 4
LAST- A 3 FIFTH POS. 5
IS IN UH THE MILLIONTH POS. 10
IS 1 FIRST- BILLIONTH POS.
IS AT IS IN LAST POS. -4
IS INN IN 27 -1
UH UH IS IN 30 AN ANSWER -7

After applying both tables, N will be the calculated value for first phrase.

Extracting the value from the module's second phrase

The following contains every message from the module. Find the exact message below and the number given is the second phrase's value. There are two exceptions that must be followed though:

  • If the phrase contains an odd number of /, add 1 to the second phrase's value for every \ present on the module's display.
  • If the phrase asks you to add/subtract N, apply it to the second phrase's value.
  • Value: 1 Value: 2
    LITERALLY JUST A / AND THEN A \ THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, HOLD ON
    NOTHING SLAAAAAAASH
    WAIT, IS THIS A BACKSLASH? IT'S EMPTY
    THEIR ARE TWO BACKSLASHES ZERO
    I JUST LOST THE GAME BACKSLASH SLASH BACKSLASH
    BACK \ SLASH \ ZEEROW
    N + 2 OH WE BLEW UP AS IN THE COLOR
    WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE MODULE? / * \ = \
    SLAAAAAASH LITERALLY THE ENTIRE ALPHABET
    THE ENTIRE ALPHABET BUT LETTERS WE HAVE WIRE SEQUENCES BLACK TO C
    OKAY I GUESSED AND IT WAS CORRECT THEY'RE ARE TWO BACKSLASHES
    ALL WORDS THE NUMBER ZERO I AM GONNA RESTART
    I HAVE TEN SECONDS IT'S THE SAME AS BEFORE
    WE HAVE WIRE SEQUENCES BLACK TO CHARLIE THIS MASSAGE IS REALLY HARD TO COMMUNICATE
    WAIT, IS THIS A BACKSLASH WAIT COMMA IS THIS A BACK SLASH
    0 BATTERIES 頁 - 設 - 是 - 煵
    FORWARD SLASH /(o w o)\
    Error: MissingComponentException
    (Could not find "/screenFont" in
    F:\placeholderTalk\Assets\Materials)
    THE SECOND PHRASE IS QUOTE BACKSLASH SLASH BACKSLASH END QUOTE

    Value: 1 Value: 2
    ALFA BRAVO CHARLIE DELTA ECHO FOXTROT ALL OF THESE ARE SYMBOLS: SLASH SLASH BACKSLASH
    SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS \ \ \ BACK SLASH
    / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / ALL WORDS WAIT COMMA IS THIS A BACKSLASH QUESTION MARK
    \ SLASH / SLASH / SLASH / SLASH \ AISLE BDELLIUM CUE DJEMBE EYE PHONEIC
    BACK SLASH / BACK SLASH MY GAME CRASHED
    BACKSLASH BACK / \ \
    ALL OF THESE ARE WORDS: \ / \ 2 BACKSLASHES
    WAIT THE ALARM WENT OFF LAST DIGIT OF THE SERIAL NUMBER
    YOU ARE CUTTING OUT ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE AND SO ON
    ABORT, WE'RE STARTING OVER I THINK THE MOD IS BROKEN
    WE HAVE TEN SECONDS THE LIGHTS
    TWO BACKSLASHES THE NUMBER ZERO
    READY? ZEE ROW
    TWO \ WAIT IS THIS A BACKSLASH?
    BLACKHASH I CANNOT HEAR YOU
    / * / = / TIME RAN OUT
    EMPTY BACK SLASH BACK SLASH BACK / \
    0 BACK / \ BACK /
    WAIT COMMA IS THIS A BACKSLASH QUESTION MARK ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE DELTA ECHO FOXTROT
    OH WE BLUE UP THIS MODULE HAS BEEN SPONSORED
    WAIT IT CHANGED TWO \ES
    \ / \ \ \ \ \
    Parse error: syntax error,
    unexpected ''\'' in
    /placeholderTalk/Assets/
    placeholderTalk.cs on line 786
    Parse error: syntax error,
    unexpected ''\'' in
    /placeholderTalk/Manual/
    placeholderTalk.html on line 388
    Value: 3 Value: 4
    WAIT COMMA IS THIS A BACKSLASH? \ * / = \
    BACKSLASH BACK AND SLASH THE ENTIRE ALFABET BUT LETTERS
    ARE BEADY CUE DJANGO EYE FIJI THERE'RE TWO BACKSLASHES
    THERE ARE TWO BACKSLASHES BACK SLASH BACK AND SLASH
    LITERALLY NOTHING BACK BACK SLASH / \
    TO BACKSLASHES \ \ \ BACKSLASH
    Z ROW ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    BE RIGHT BACK I THOUGHT I DISABLED VANILLA MODULES
    IT'S THE SAME ONE OH WE BLEW UP
    THERE ARE TWENTY OR SOMETHING SLASHES BACKSLASH BACKSLASH BACK / \ WITH ONE STRIKE
    THIS MESSAGE IS REALLY HARD TO COMMUNICATE DOES THE MANUAL SAY ANYTHING ABOUT A SECOND STAGE?
    AND KABOOM AYY BEE CEE DEE EEE EFF
    PRESS 1 IF >2 BATTERIES, ELSE 2 PARSE ERROR
    QUOTE SLASH END QUOTE NULL
    배 - 탓 - 배 - 몸 YOU JUST LOST THE GAME
    N + 0 THE NUMBER 0 AS IN DIGIT
    \ / \ WE HAVE ONE STRIKE HUH?
    /give @a command_block{Name:"\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \"} 1 WAIT HOW MANY BATTERIES DO WE HAVE
    A VERY LONG LIST OF SLASHES BACK \ / \
    THE TEXT DOESN'T FIT LITERALLY JUST A SLASH AND THEN A \
    BACK BACKSLASH / \ AAAAAAAAAA
    WAIT COMMA IS THIS A BACKSLASH え - み - さ - ん
    IT SAYS ALL SYMBOLS BACK / \ \ BACKSLASH THE SECOND PHRASE IS QUOTE BACKSLASH SLASH BACKSLASH UNQUOTE
    \ * \ = \ WE HAVE WIRE SEQUENCES BLACK TO SEE
    Value: 3 Value: 4
    THERE ARE 3 BATTERIES. LITERALLY JUST A / AND THEN A \ / u r a u r a " \ Parse Error "
    u r a " \ Parse u r a / " \ Parse
    Error " Error " \ Parse Error / "
    ABCDEFGHIJKLL NOPQRSTUVWXYZ TOO BACKSLASHES
    QUOTE BACKSLASH SLASH BACKSLASH END QUOTE SYMBOLS BACK- I MEAN SLASH NOT BACKSLASH THEN A BACKSLASH
    BACKSLASH SLASH SLASH, THE FIRST AND THIRD ARE SYMBOLS THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD ARE ALL SYMBOLS, READY? \ \ / BACKSLASH
    A B C D E F BACKSASH
    WE HAVE WIRE SEQUENCES BLACK TO SEA A VERY LONG LIST OF SLASH
    I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING THERE ARE 20 OR SOMETHING SLASHES
    SLAAAAAAAASH THE ENTIRE ALPHABET
    BACKSLASH BACKSLASH BACK / \ NEVERMIND ANOTHER MODULE
    BACK SLASH SLASH BACK SLASH SLAAAAAAAAASH
    THIS MODULE HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY RAID SHADOW LEGENDS THE ANSWER IS IN THE UH SECOND POS.
    \ SLASH \ BACKSLASH / BACKSLASH
    THE NUMBER 0 OH WE BLUE UP AS IN THE COLOR
    SINCE WHEN DID WE HAVE A NEEDY? BACKHASH
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    /(u w u)\ BACKWARD SLASH
    ADD -N IN SECOND PHRASE WHERE N =
    AMOUNT OF TIMES THIS MODULE HAS BEEN SOLVED IN YOUR CURRENT BOMB
    ADD N IN SECOND PHRASE WHERE N =
    AMOUNT OF TIMES THIS MODULE HAS
    BEEN SOLVED IN YOUR CURRENT BOMB