Red Alert Easter Egg - Cryptic Messages Hidden by Psx Manual Designers

This is a good easter egg I think because it was very hidden and obviously intentional, and I was surprised when I discoverd it. It was also a little time consuming to decode.

The first step is to open up the case and extract the manual. Bad luck to all those who bought a pirated game. It serves you right.

Have a little look-see at the seemingly-random dot-dash code at the bottom of most of the pages. This is Morse Code, now officially obsolete.

The segments in brackets are written as bold dots and dashes in the manual and their meaning is yet to be discovered!

The code says (in segments):

1. (X ) DECODE CRYPTO NORMAL
2. RED EAGLE PASSES HAWK
3. RED ALERT RED ALERT
4. BUILDING RUNWAYS
5. ASSAULT UNITS
6. ( MX)
7. (X ) MESSAGE COM HQS SEVEN
8. DECODE CRYPTO
9. (X MX) VULTURE SNACKS
10. ( MX) ALLIES LOSE VERDUN
11. (X MX) FORCES DESTROYED
12. ( MX) DISPATCH TROOPS ASAP
13. ( MX) RETRIEVE TANYA
14. CRITICAL MOVEMENTS
15. (X MX) SPOTTED NW SAHXA
16. NUCLEAR WARHEADS
17. (X ) DESTINED WASHINGTON
18. DELAYED STRIKE AX ZULU
19. ( MX) ADVISE ETA
20. ( MX)

I am fairly sure the relevance lies in the alternate game play based around the ants missions in some versions.

If anyone involved in the creation of these codes reads this could they please contact me and reply here to explain the relevance of the elusive M's and X's while I try to work it out!

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Contributed By: BlueWrath on 04-02-2003
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Special Requirements: Playstation Platinum version Red Alert game manual
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Arael writes:
Morse code obsolete? Pray tell, what has replaced it?
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