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http://yearzero.nin.com/
The official subsection of the nin.com website pertaining to [[Year Zero]].
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==Discovery==
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[[Image:Yearzerodotnin feb25.jpg|thumb|View of front page - Feb 25, 2007]]
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[[Image:yearzeronincom.jpg|thumb|Final front page view]]
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The official subsection of the nin.com website pertaining to ''[[Year Zero]]''.
  
 
Go to [http://www.echoingthesound.org/phpbbx/viewtopic.php?t=20158 this thread] on ETS for discussion of this website
 
Go to [http://www.echoingthesound.org/phpbbx/viewtopic.php?t=20158 this thread] on ETS for discussion of this website
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==Content==
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When the website went live, it contained a completely different image than the one displayed now, there was a vertical list of zeros. Over time the length of this list changed frequently, along with the number of zeros in each entry.  This was the first indication that something strange was happening in regards to ''Year Zero''.
  
== Track Listing ==
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=== Track Listing ===
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Eventually, the listing stopped changing and 16 entries were left. Over the next week or so, three titles were revealed, one at a time: "[[The Beginning of the End]]", "[[God Given]]" and "[[Vessel]]".  By this point, fans were already wildly speculating what would happen next.
  
When the website went live, it contained only a portion of the image displayed now, and instead of song titles, there was a vertical list of zeros. The length of this list changed frequently, along with the number of zeros in each entry. This was the first indication that something strange was happening in regards to [[Year Zero]].
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On February 12, 2007, [[ETS]] user [http://www.echoingthesound.org/phpbbx/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6668 ianmatthews] posted a track list he found from Soulseek. [http://www.echoingthesound.org/phpbbx/viewtopic.php?p=810006] Soon after, the remaining 13 titles were revealed on yearzero.nin.com. It is not known whether or not this was intentional or if it was simply a reaction to the track listing leak.
  
Eventually, the listing stopped changing and 16 entries were left. Over the next week or so, three titles were revealed, one at a time: The Beginning of the End, God Given, and Vessel.  By this point, fans were already wildly speculating what would happen next.
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[[User:Malechite|Malechite]] put together Yzminisiteanimation.gif[http://bloggernista.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/yzminisiteanimation.gif] an animation of the image unfolding using the images saved at Symphony of Noise.
  
On February 12, 2007, [[ETS]] user [http://www.echoingthesound.org/phpbbx/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6668 ianmatthews] posted a track list he found from Soulseek. [http://www.echoingthesound.org/phpbbx/viewtopic.php?p=810006] Soon after, the remaining 13 titles were revealed on yearzero.nin.com. It is not known whether or not this was intentional or if it was simply a reaction to the track listing leak.
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Then some distortion was added to the image, appearing next to the track "[[My Violent Heart]]" right before the song leaked, next to the track "[[Me, I'm Not]]" around the time that song was leaked and then the distortion appeared next to the track "[[In This Twilight]]" shortly before it leaked.  
  
Since then, there has been some distortion added to the image, appearing next to the track [[My Violent Heart]] right before the song leaked, and then next to the track [[Me, I'm Not]] around the time the song was leaked. Distortion appeared next to the track [[In This Twilight]] shortly before it leaked. Static appeared on [[Survivalism (song)|Survivalism]], shortly before the music video was leaked.
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===Survivalism Video===
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Static appeared on "[[Survivalism (song)|Survivalism]]", shortly thereafter the "Survivalism" music video was leaked and then released on [http://yearzero.nin.com the Year Zero website].
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* [http://yearzero.nin.com/survivalism/survivalism_hi.mov High resolution]
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* [http://yearzero.nin.com/survivalism/survivalism_lo.mov Low resolution]
  
[[User:Malechite|Malechite]] also put together [http://www.ninwiki.com/Image:Yzminisiteanimation.gif an animation] of the image unfolding using the images saved at [[Symphony of Noise]].
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The image for the video appeared and then changed to [http://yearzero.nin.com/survivalism/cover.html halo23_cover.jpg] and a PDF of the lyrics to the song appeared.[http://yearzero.nin.com/survivalism/survivalism.pdf pdf here]
  
[[User:Mephitix|Mephitix]] has [http://mephitix.epfarms.org/glitch.png extended the left-hand glitch] and found that it overlaps Track 2: The Beginning of the End almost perfectly, leading one to speculate on the importance of the track or that it might be leaked soon. (This theory has been debunked since the addition of more information to the page, forcing the tracklist down the page.)
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Next to appear were links to a trailer.
  
== Video ==
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=== Trailer ===
[[Image:Yearzero video hi frame135.jpg|thumbnail|Road sign in the Year Zero trailer]]
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[[Image:Yearzero video hi frame135.jpg|thumbnail|Road sign in the ''Year Zero'' trailer]]
  
A [[trailer]] has been released on [http://yearzero.nin.com the Year Zero website] containing an image of [[The Presence]].
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The [[trailer]] released on [http://yearzero.nin.com the Year Zero website] contains an image of [[The Presence]].
 
* [http://boss.streamos.com/download/interscope/nin/yearzero/yearzero_hi.mov High resolution]
 
* [http://boss.streamos.com/download/interscope/nin/yearzero/yearzero_hi.mov High resolution]
 
* [http://boss.streamos.com/download/interscope/nin/yearzero/yearzero_lo.mov Low resolution]
 
* [http://boss.streamos.com/download/interscope/nin/yearzero/yearzero_lo.mov Low resolution]
  
The road sign the camera quickly glances over says "[[I AM TRYING TO BELIEVE]]".  A "[[:Image:Yearzero video hi frame325.jpg|glitch]]" later in the video briefly shows the text "/0024", which quickly led fans to discover the page http://yearzero.nin.com/0024.  According to the file name, the image on that page may be the cover for the ''[[Year Zero]]'' album.
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In the video, the camera quickly glances over a road sign witch reads "[[I AM TRYING TO BELIEVE]]".  A "[[Image:Yearzero video hi frame325.jpg|glitch]]" later in the video briefly shows the text "/0024", which quickly led fans to discover the page http://yearzero.nin.com/0024.  According to the file name, the image on that page was found to be the cover for the ''Year Zero'' album.
  
== Hidden Images ==
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The album art appeared on the page and eventually a link to a listen link.
  
The page uses an imagemap to conceal a great deal of hidden links which, when clicked on, display images presumably from the recording sessions for [[Year Zero]].
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=== Listen ===
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[[Image:Yzplayer.jpg|thumb|The flash player on yearzero.nin.com.]]
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Less than a day after the original ''Year Zero'' promo leak occurred, yearzero.nin.com was updated on April 4, 2007,  with a ''listen to year zero'' link that launches a [http://yearzero.nin-thespiral.com/FLJoi4gjw2f/player.html flash player] streaming the entire album. ([http://www.portraitofdecay.com/yearzero.nin.com/index-be.html yearzero.nin.com] archived on 2007.04.04 with working flash player.)
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'''fuzz.flv'''
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When listening to the album in this player, occasionally the image would flicker and become fuzzy for a few seconds before returning to normal. [[User:Disorganized|Disorganized]] decompiled the flash file and found a file called fuzz.flv containing the various flickering images. So far, one image of a silhouetted figure standing has been found. It appears to look similar to the image of Trent on the ''[[Beside You In Time (halo)|Beside You In Time]]'' DVD cover. It is also present in the Temporary Internet Files Folder but resembles an zoomed in appearance of 'The Presence' from the ''Year Zero'' trailer.
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Upon further tinkering with the fuzz.flv image, Several other images have been found. Two of which occur on the black bar banner occurring at the beginning and end of the short video file. They both appear to have lettering and/or a phrase written through the middle of the bar. Also a blue clip of the file showcases a darker human like figure, also could be interpreted as 'The Presence'.
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'''Mr. Brightside'''
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[[User:Disorganized|Disorganized]] also found that, upon decompiling the flash file, the words "Mr. Brightside" appear in the track listing. Speculation suggests that this could have possibly been the name of the scrapped bonus track for the Japan release of ''Year Zero''.
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===Multitrack Files===
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Multitrack copies of the songs "Survivalism", "The Beginning Of The End", "Vessel", "Me, I'm Not", "[[Capital G (song)|Capital G]]", "God Given" and "My Violent Heart" have been added to the page in [http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/ Garageband] format, and with links to torrents with the songs in raw files to be used in other applications so that fans could remix the song.
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===AIR Flag===
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An image of an AIR flag was added to the bottom of the page and linked to [[Art_Is_Resistance]], then a resources link was added.
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===Wallpapers===
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''Year Zero'' and themed wallpapers have been made available to download in various sizes as zip files.
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===Resources Link===
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http://yearzero.nin.com/resources/index.html
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Parent Page: [[Yearzero.nin.com]]
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Number: There is no known number for this page
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Background Text: There is no known [[Year_Zero_Banned_Media |Banned media]] for this page
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'''Discovery'''
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The link to the resources page eventually appeared on the Yearzero.nin.com page
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'''Content'''
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The page design contains two columns
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#Press which is self explanatory
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#Experience which lists [[Open_Source_Resistance |Open Source Resistance]], [[ETS]], and—You guessed it—[[Main_Page |NINWiki]]!
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===Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D===
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A ''[[Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D]]'' section was added prior to its release and contains information regarding formats, extra wallpapers and a link to [[remix.nin.com]].
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=== Hidden Images ===
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The page uses an imagemap to conceal a great deal of hidden links which, when clicked on, display images presumably from the recording sessions for ''Year Zero''.
  
 
There are links to 11 images: [http://yearzero.nin.com/img/03.html 03.jpeg],
 
There are links to 11 images: [http://yearzero.nin.com/img/03.html 03.jpeg],
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http://yearzero.nin.com/0024/.
 
http://yearzero.nin.com/0024/.
  
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<gallery>
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Image:03.jpg
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Image:07.jpg
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Image:10.jpg
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Image:12.jpg
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Image:14.jpg
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Image:19AR.jpg
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Image:22.jpg
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Image:25.jpg
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Image:Alanmoulder.jpg
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Image:31.jpg
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Image:39.jpg
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</gallery>
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.portraitofdecay.net/yearzero.nin.com/ yearzero.nin.com (Archived at Portrait of Decay)]
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[[Category:Ninternet]]
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[[Category:Nin.com]]
 
[[Category:Year Zero]]
 
[[Category:Year Zero]]
 
[[Category:World of Year Zero]]
 
[[Category:World of Year Zero]]

Latest revision as of 21:48, 8 August 2017

http://yearzero.nin.com/

Discovery

View of front page - Feb 25, 2007
Final front page view

The official subsection of the nin.com website pertaining to Year Zero.

Go to this thread on ETS for discussion of this website

Content

When the website went live, it contained a completely different image than the one displayed now, there was a vertical list of zeros. Over time the length of this list changed frequently, along with the number of zeros in each entry. This was the first indication that something strange was happening in regards to Year Zero.

Track Listing

Eventually, the listing stopped changing and 16 entries were left. Over the next week or so, three titles were revealed, one at a time: "The Beginning of the End", "God Given" and "Vessel". By this point, fans were already wildly speculating what would happen next.

On February 12, 2007, ETS user ianmatthews posted a track list he found from Soulseek. [1] Soon after, the remaining 13 titles were revealed on yearzero.nin.com. It is not known whether or not this was intentional or if it was simply a reaction to the track listing leak.

Malechite put together Yzminisiteanimation.gif[2] an animation of the image unfolding using the images saved at Symphony of Noise.

Then some distortion was added to the image, appearing next to the track "My Violent Heart" right before the song leaked, next to the track "Me, I'm Not" around the time that song was leaked and then the distortion appeared next to the track "In This Twilight" shortly before it leaked.

Survivalism Video

Static appeared on "Survivalism", shortly thereafter the "Survivalism" music video was leaked and then released on the Year Zero website.

The image for the video appeared and then changed to halo23_cover.jpg and a PDF of the lyrics to the song appeared.pdf here

Next to appear were links to a trailer.

Trailer

Road sign in the Year Zero trailer

The trailer released on the Year Zero website contains an image of The Presence.

In the video, the camera quickly glances over a road sign witch reads "I AM TRYING TO BELIEVE". A "glitch" later in the video briefly shows the text "/0024", which quickly led fans to discover the page http://yearzero.nin.com/0024. According to the file name, the image on that page was found to be the cover for the Year Zero album.

The album art appeared on the page and eventually a link to a listen link.

Listen

The flash player on yearzero.nin.com.

Less than a day after the original Year Zero promo leak occurred, yearzero.nin.com was updated on April 4, 2007, with a listen to year zero link that launches a flash player streaming the entire album. (yearzero.nin.com archived on 2007.04.04 with working flash player.)

fuzz.flv When listening to the album in this player, occasionally the image would flicker and become fuzzy for a few seconds before returning to normal. Disorganized decompiled the flash file and found a file called fuzz.flv containing the various flickering images. So far, one image of a silhouetted figure standing has been found. It appears to look similar to the image of Trent on the Beside You In Time DVD cover. It is also present in the Temporary Internet Files Folder but resembles an zoomed in appearance of 'The Presence' from the Year Zero trailer.

Upon further tinkering with the fuzz.flv image, Several other images have been found. Two of which occur on the black bar banner occurring at the beginning and end of the short video file. They both appear to have lettering and/or a phrase written through the middle of the bar. Also a blue clip of the file showcases a darker human like figure, also could be interpreted as 'The Presence'.

Mr. Brightside Disorganized also found that, upon decompiling the flash file, the words "Mr. Brightside" appear in the track listing. Speculation suggests that this could have possibly been the name of the scrapped bonus track for the Japan release of Year Zero.

Multitrack Files

Multitrack copies of the songs "Survivalism", "The Beginning Of The End", "Vessel", "Me, I'm Not", "Capital G", "God Given" and "My Violent Heart" have been added to the page in Garageband format, and with links to torrents with the songs in raw files to be used in other applications so that fans could remix the song.

AIR Flag

An image of an AIR flag was added to the bottom of the page and linked to Art_Is_Resistance, then a resources link was added.

Wallpapers

Year Zero and themed wallpapers have been made available to download in various sizes as zip files.

Resources Link

http://yearzero.nin.com/resources/index.html

Parent Page: Yearzero.nin.com

Number: There is no known number for this page

Background Text: There is no known Banned media for this page

Discovery The link to the resources page eventually appeared on the Yearzero.nin.com page

Content The page design contains two columns

  1. Press which is self explanatory
  2. Experience which lists Open Source Resistance, ETS, and—You guessed it—NINWiki!

Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D

A Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D section was added prior to its release and contains information regarding formats, extra wallpapers and a link to remix.nin.com.

Hidden Images

The page uses an imagemap to conceal a great deal of hidden links which, when clicked on, display images presumably from the recording sessions for Year Zero.

There are links to 11 images: 03.jpeg, 07.jpeg, 10.jpeg, 12.jpeg, 14.jpeg, 19.jpeg, 22.jpeg, 25.jpeg, 28.jpeg, 31.jpeg, 39.jpeg.

The following link was found, but is not linked from the main page: albumcover.jpg. It appears to be the same as the image found at http://yearzero.nin.com/0024/.

External Links

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