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Purple Chip
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This translucent purple chip is shaped
like a tiny hexagon. A strange light
is emitted from its sparkling center.

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The Password Revealed
# Jun 22 2006 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
137 posts
I'm making this post on all the colored chip forums that work with the strange apparati.

The Password is based off the first 3 characters of your name and the zone's number.

The first thing you want to do is decided which zone, the zones value is the starting value of the alphabet's number values. So, if you go to Wadi A = 00, but the Maze A = 07.

Now, once you have that get the first 3 letters of your name, and find the numeric value of them. Let's use ABE as an example. For Wadi, A = 00, B = 01, and E = 04. But, for the Maze, A = 07, B = 08 and E = 11. These are the first 6 numbers of the password.

To get the last 2 you need to take the value of your letters, and add them, i.e. ABE @ Wadi = 00+01+04 = 05, and ABE @ Maze = 07+08+11 = 26.

So, for the Password of ABE in Wadi you need 00010405. While ABE at Maze is 07081126.

I hope this makes sense to most of you. And here is the listing of the zone values.

Dangruf Wadi=00
Gusgen Mines=01
Crawler's Nest=02
Ordelle's Caves=03
Eldieme Necropolis=04
Outer Horutoto Ruins=05
Garlaige Citadel=06
Maze of Shakhrami=07

This does work.
AHHH whtas the password?
# Jul 21 2005 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
what is this password for and what it is?
RE: AHHH whtas the password?
# Oct 17 2005 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
The password is based on the first 3 characters in your character's name and diffrent for each device.
Here is a calulator.
Quest Item
# Jun 25 2005 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
This used to get the reward of Thunder Gorget or a Rairin Obi in the quest "In the In the Name of Science."

To get the Rairin Obi you trade Yurim (First Floor, Tavnazia) a Silver Obi, this color chip, Phuabo Organ, and Hpemde Organ.

To get the Thunder Gorget you Trade Yurim a Gorget, this color chip, 10 Xzomit Organ, 5 Hpemde Organ, and 1 Yovra Organ.
Strange Apparatus Locations
# Jun 05 2005 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
For anyone looking to use the Strange Apparatuses, this is a list of locations and colors. Given is the location, the color of the chip necessary, the position on the map where you enter the hidden area, difficulty rating (1-10), and maps necessary to reach the Apparatus. All of the maps used are from http://www.speakeasy.org/~sticks/ffxi/treasure/ It's got maps of every zone - very useful.

Ordelle's Caves - Green - (F-11) - Difficulty: 2



Maze of Shakhrami - Black - (K-10) - Difficulty: 2



Gusgen Mines - Yellow - (J-6) - Difficulty: 2



Dangurf Wadi - Red - (F-11) - Difficulty: 2 <Beware; there is a small hole right before the cermet door, no real problem, but you have to go out of your way.>


Outer Horutoto Ruins - Purple - (F-6) - Difficulty: 2



King Ranperre's Tomb - Red - (E-8) - Difficulty: 5



Crawlers' Nest - Blue - (J-8) - Difficulty: 3



Garlaige Citadel - White - (J-8) - Difficulty: 8 <Note, 4 people required to access this one due to Banishing Gates.>




Eldieme Necropolis - Clear - (L-13) - Difficulty: 5



Ranguemont Pass - Unknown - (E-5) - Difficulty: 3


Fei'Yin - Unknown - (G-6) - Difficulty: 7



I hope this is helpful to anyone willing to search for them. ^^
# Dec 17 2004 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
506 posts

I accidentally found the Gusgen Mines apparatus the other day while farming elementals. When i clicked on it, a "strange voice" came into my head and asked for the appropriate chip. I had found the goblin NPC who sells them in N. Sandy a while back, so I knew what it was talking about.

The voice also asked for my eight-digit password. Obviously, i didn't have one, so i mashed in a bunch of random numbers, after which it told me i was registered. I hope i won't be required to input that password again, as i don't remember it one bit. ><

PS: Chips are 25k each, i believe.

Edited, Fri Dec 17 10:16:46 2004
# Jun 16 2004 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
how much do they sell for ?
# Apr 27 2004 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
The chips are for the Strange Apparatus in the Crawlers nest, go into the secret room and it will tell you that you need an infinity core and a compatible chip. It seems to have something to do with merging 2 items together to get a better one.
RE: Chips
# Apr 27 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Excellent
Please excuse the cross-post ...

There are several strange apparati spread among dungeons in Vana'diel ... Crawlers' Nest is just one of them:

Ordelle's Caves
Maze of Shakhrami
Gusgen Mines - Earth
Dangruf Wadi - Fire
Outer Horutoto Ruins - Lighting
Crawler's Nest - Water
Garlaige Citadel
Eldieme Necropolis
Raungmont Pass

... each dungeon seems to have a certain element associated with it that matches the color of the chip that you will use with the apparatus in that dungeon (you are given a clue as to the element when examining the Strange Apparatus for the first time).

Trading an Infinity Core and a chip to the apparati have yielded varying results ... there seems to be a great degree of randomness.

I have posted more information about my experiments and what I have found out at this thread at FFVault.
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
What are these chips for i understand they must be for some snyth recipe but what craft and are they really worth the gil they are selling for
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