1st November 2013, 10:16 PM #1
Friend Safari Formula
So, as started here, I'm planning on getting a thread in motion for anyone who wants to take a crack at finding out just what the code in X and Y do to a Friend Code to determine the makeup of a Safari. I've had no luck so far. I've taken two friend codes that I have registered that I know share at least a Safari type, used different methods on them, came up with no pattern. I plan to report any findings I have here so that we may be able to find something worthy of going on the wiki itself, and I hope others will too. Here's what I've tried so far. As of now, none of these have given me any leads (note, these are mainly usage of Exclusive Or and Modulo 18).
Modulo 18 on the 12 digit friend code: No pattern
Modulo 18 on (both) the sum and product of the three 4-digit numbers in the code: No pattern
XOR the first and second sets of 4 digits-->XOR the result with the third set-->Modulo 18 on the result: No pattern.
This is all I've tried so far, I plan to attempt more. If anyone succeeds OR fails in finding something with a given attempt, I welcome you to post it here. If you would like to share the codes you used examples on, you are welcome to as well, but it isn't necessary.