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In Cold Blood (PlayStation)

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Title Screen

In Cold Blood

Developer: Revolution Software
Publishers: SCEE (EU), DreamCatcher Games (US)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in US: May 30, 2001
Released in EU: July 14, 2000

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

Debug Display

In Cold Blood PS Debug Disp.png

Use the following code to display some values:

801F1644 00FF
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Easter Egg Mystery

As highlighted as the second or point #9 in oddheader's "10 Strangest Unsolved Video Game Discoveries - Part III" video starting at 2:06 (2:28 for the specifics) from BrotherBox's research, there is an easter egg revealed in Database Mode when checking the corpse at that point in the story described as "Information downloaded from Scott Kiefer's REMORA:".

Here is the data transcribed from the video and worked on in a command line on a Mac:

# Set-up
⋊> pbpaste > hex.txt
⋊> cat hex.txt | xxd -p -r > text.txt

# Plaintext matches the decoding from the video using that website.
⋊> cat text.txt
Congratulations  to the ext�GV�Iib��R�fRv��RF�F�RW�FV�B�bFV6�F��rF��2�W�GV���W�Ɩ�R⏎

# For those wanting a more exact perspective, and used to the xxd or any descriptive hex format like I am.
⋊> xxd text.txt
00000000: 436f 6e67 7261 7475 6c61 7469 6f6e 7320  Congratulations
00000010: 2074 6f20 7468 6520 6578 7482 0647 56d7   to the ext..GV.
00000020: 4969 6207 96f7 5206 8617 6652 0676 f6e6  Iib...R...fR.v..
00000030: 5207 46f2 0746 8652 0657 8746 56e7 4206  R.F..F.R.W.FV.B.
00000040: f662 0646 5636 f646 96e6 7207 4686 9732  .b.FV6.F..r.F..2
00000050: 0686 5782 0647 56d7 02e2 04e6 5706 8616  ..W..GV.....W...
00000060: c696 e652                                ...R

Tried some Python 3.7.4 file reading implicitly with Unicode's UTF-8, but that was not successful:

>>> with open("text.txt") as textFile:
...   print(textFile.read())
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/Cellar/python/3.7.4/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/codecs.py", line 322, in decode
    (result, consumed) = self._buffer_decode(data, self.errors, final)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x82 in position 27: invalid start byte

Binary mode shows:

>>> with open("text.txt", 'rb') as textFile:
...   print(textFile.read())
b'Congratulations  to the ext\x82\x06GV\xd7Iib\x07\x96\xf7R\x06\x86\x17fR\x06v\xf6\xe6R\x07F\xf2\x07F\x86R\x06W\x87FV\xe7B\x06\xf6b\x06FV6\xf6F\x96\xe6r\x07F\x86\x972\x06\x86W\x82\x06GV\xd7\x02\xe2\x04\xe6W\x06\x86\x16\xc6\x96\xe6R'