Procedure of the virtual First Saturday

  • All the necessary information can be found in the pinned messages in Telegram chat.
  • Staying in the Event Chat is only possible during the event. You then have the opportunity to join our First Saturday Bar Chat on Telegram, which is always updated with the latest info on upcoming events. The chat is open to the public and must be held in English.
  • The Event Chat will be emptied 14 days after the event.
  • Always pay attention to what the team needs from you, as the event requirements may be changed by Fevgames/Niantic.
  • A Picture of you with the Ingress Scanner or other Ingress Swag is required: Pictures that do not meet the Fevgames Guidelines cannot be included in the collage.
  • The passcode puzzle starts one hour before the event. Participation is optional.
  • Our newsbot or IFS-Orga will automatically send you the necessary links and information in the event channel.
  • The link for check-in and check-out will be announced in the chat about 5-10 minutes before the start.
  • Then just recharge any portal you like. If you want, you can also generate some AP. Please don´t forget to Check-Out after 2 hours.
  • Since this year there is no longer a medal. However, it is still worth taking part as we occasionally create Swag raffles like very rare load out codes.


The check-in link will be provided approximately 10 minutes prior to the event. Open Ingress and press on your agent name at the top. An arrow pointing up is now visible on the right edge below the purple Niantic logo. Press on it, and the sharing Pop-Up on your smartphone will now open. Select Copy or Copy to clipboard.

Now switch back to Telegram and click on the Check-In link. In the upper box at “Start Stats Export” paste the values ​​you just copied and press send. Now start recharging any portals to generate some XM. (If you like, you can also generate some AP).

After two hours it’s time to check out so that your points can be calculated. Again, copy your statistics as described before and open the check-in link. The Form should now show something like “You have already replied”. At the end of the text, click on the “Edit answer” link.  Now scroll to the bottom of the page, to the second box, paste your values ​​there, and press the send button. All finished! Yay!

If you want to see your results, open the Fevgames event page. It may take some time until the results are displayed.

The “recharge part” of the event is now completed.

The puzzle image that we receive from FevGames contains several images of portals that are located in the area of the starting portal.
The task is to use these images to find the portals on the Intel Map and to insert the link from the portals into the Puzzle Solving Sheet.

To simplify editing, we recommend using a desktop PC instead of a smartphone. It is best to use Google Chrome

Surely you know the Intel map from Ingress The view of the portals can now be optimized via plugins in a way that you can see a tabular list with pictures and names of the portals in the area of the selected zoom level of the Intel Map.

For this, you need an extension for your browser: IITC (Intel Ingress Total Conversion).
First, install this Chrome plugin:

There is an alternative. It displays the portal images in tabular form.

A Purple Icon should now appear in the top right corner of Chrome. If not, click on the extension icon that looks like a puzzle piece and pin the IITC Button. Then click on the IITC Button. Activate the extension if you are not already running: To do this, click the IITC button and click the slider to the right so that it turns green.

Now we can start configuring the plugin.

1. Misc → Privacy view on Intel
This hides the chat and prevents searching with CTRL+F from also searching the chat

2. Info → Portals list
That’s what we need, a list of all portals in view.

To get the images displayed in a list, you need this IITC extension:
Simply open the file and then click Install:

After that, simply reload the browser window / press F5.
If you are bothered by the images directly on the map, click on the layer button of the plugin (the white square with layers drawn in) and uncheck Portal Pictures on Map.

Now select the starting portal, which is located in the puzzle sheet – this is what it says next to “Base Portal”
Now zoom out so far that the plugin is still running. At the end of the plugin window, it shows “Zoom closer to get all portals loaded.”
You may have to zoom in a bit and reload the page with CTRL+F5. Now click on the Portals List below.

Now you have all the portals in the field of view, neatly one below the other. With picture and portal name. First, click on “Portal Name” at the top of the list to sort the list alphabetically.

Later, it may be necessary to repeat calling up this list after moving the viewing area.

So: Your workspace is now set up. Now call up the puzzle sheet. Next to Passcode Image Optimized is the link to the puzzle picture that the organizers have already prepared for you. Start with any image that has not yet been solved.
→ Here you just have to remember in which column the picture is and how many from the top it is. Accordingly, the information on this must also be entered later in the list. E.g. Column 1, row 2.

So you have chosen your search image: Now switch to the browser with the opened portal list and look for the searched picture in the list. If it is a cross or a playground, for example, you can also use CTRL+F to open the search function in your browser and search for these terms. Or you can look through all the pictures carefully.
Did you find it then? Click on the portal name. This opens a detail window for the portal on the right. If necessary, scroll down a little further until the “Portal Link” link is visible. Right-click on it and select Copy Link Address.

Now switch back to the puzzle table, first look for the cell in which the link must be inserted. For example, you chose the picture in the puzzle picture from column 1, row 2. And that’s exactly where the link has to be inserted (e.g. Column # 1 and Row 2), which would then be in E7 etc.

If images cannot be found, you only have to move something in other directions on the Intel map and open / load the portal list again.

But how does the passcode required for the event come about?
The portal locations are first connected to each other per column, similar to “paint-by-numbers”. This results in either a letter, number, glyph, or word. What it should be is above the column (CHAR, NUMBER, etc.). The puzzle solution sheet creates this connection itself and displays it graphically.
Now the individual results of all columns are written together and result in the passcode. Glyphs must be written as their name.

If the code determined is correct, you will receive some power cubes and a media item as confirmation when redeeming it. An attempt can also be made to guess the passcode if some values ​​are missing. It is important to wait a few minutes between testing different passcodes – otherwise, you may have to wait half an hour before trying again. The code must be submitted by the organizers with the solution. It is required for the successful completion of the event. It is therefore important that many agents, especially those who live at the start/base portal, participate.

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