The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle

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Terminal and Time Capsule (Audio Log) Locations
By *Evil
This guide should give you an idea where to find all the Terminals and Audio Logs.
 
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Introduction
I have listed all of the Time Capsules (or Audio Logs) under one section. Most of them should be pretty easy to find, with a few exceptions which are hidden.

As for the Terminals, I have listed them grouped by location. The sections World A/B/C refer to Terminals located within individual levels, while the Other Terminals section refers to Terminals located in the main hub level.

For each Terminal I have listed the text entries as they appear in the ingame Text Log interface, along with the Location. (Most Terminals are right next to the level spawn points so you shouldn't have any trouble finding most of them.)

Please let me know in the comments if I have entered the wrong text entries for a Terminal or forgotten something.
Time Capsules
Audio Logs

Time Capsule 01
Symbol:A mail envelope.
Where is it: Level A02 - Should be hard to mis, just walk forwad from the spawn.

Time Capsule 02
Symbol:A beach ball.
Where it is: Level A04 - From the spawn, keep going forward until the end of the level.

Time Capsule 03
Symbol:A text scroll.
Where it is: Level A05 - It's close to the spawn behind a ruined wall in front of the spawn, kind of in the middle of the whole area.

Time Capsule 04
Symbol:A symbolic representation of a home.
Where it is: Level A07 - Next to the spawn, hard to miss.

Time Capsule 05
Symbol: An hourglass.
Where it is: Level B02 - Look towards the sea and you should spot it easily.

Time Capsule 06
Symbol: A quill - aka fancy writing feather.
Where it is: Level B04 - In front of the Sphinx, should be hard to miss.

Time Capsule 07
Symbol: A pyramid
Where it is: Level B07 - To the right of the entrance to "Big Lump of Mine"

Time Capsule 08
Symbol: Sputnink 1 - the first Satellite we ever launched into orbit (Thanks to blackfell for clearing up my ignorance!)
Where it is: Level B07 - Next to the entrance of "Bouncing Side By Side".

Time Capsule 09
Symbol: An Ouroboros - a serpent that is eating its own tail.
Where it is: Level C01 - Head forwads towards the bridge from the spawn. The Time Capsule is just to the left of the main road, should be hard to miss.

Time Capsule 10
Symbol: A gear.
Where it is: Level C03 - Next to the spawn.

Time Capsule 11
Symbol: A telescope.
Where it is: Level C05 - From the spawn, go forward towards the "Time Flies" puzzle - about halfway there turn left and check behind some ruins.

Time Capsule 12
Symbol: A looking-glass.
Where it is: Level C06 - From the spawn go forward, at the T intersection go right - the Capsule is in front of you.

Time Capsule 13
Symbol: A Gamepad.
Where it is: Level C07 - Next to the entrance to "Prison Break".

Time Capsule 14
Symbol: A pair of fetters or shackles.
Where it is: Level C07 - From the entrance to "Carrier Pigeons" turn right and look behind those ruined walls. It's well hidden so it's easy to miss.

Time Capsule 15
Symbol: A baby's crib.
Where it is: Messenger Island in World C - In front of the Messenger's Tomb, at a fork in the road.

Time Capsule 16
Symbol: A harp.
Where it is: Messenger Island A - Go towards the Fan that throws you to to the Messenger's Tomb, it should be next to the lonely cliffs in that area.

Time Capsule 17
Symbol: A hammer.
Where it is: Messenger Island in World B - Behind the Messenger's Tomb, outside of the walls that surround it.

Time Capsule 18
Symbol: A sphynx.
Where it is: Tower Floor 1 - Turn left as you exit the elevator.

Time Capsule 19
Symbol: A tomb.
Where it is: Tower Floor 2 - From the entrance to the puzzle area (at the base of the stairs), turn left, it should be in front of you.

Time Capsule 20
Symbol: Some DNA helix.
Where it is: Tower Floor 3 - After the Red Sigil (Tetromino) Puzzle Gate.

Time Capsule 21
Symbol: An electronic chip.
Where it is: Tower Floor 4 - Same as the one on Floor 2, left of the entrance to the puzzle area (at the base of the stairs).

Time Capsule 22
Symbol: A skull.
Where it is: Tower Floor 5 - Same as the one on Floor 3, after the Red Sigil (Tetromino) Puzzle Gate.
World A - Terminals
There are 11 terminals in World A.

Terminal A01
loc
0000/07/01
welcome.eml
lit_arch
1912 CE
athena6.txt
EP_arch
2032/02/19
figure_it_out.eml
Where to find it: Level A01 - Virtually impossible to miss, right after the first puzzle-gate.

Terminal A02
loc
0000/01/21
IAN.eml
webcrawl
2031/03/13
athena_analysis.html
CL_arch
260 BCE
talos_principle.txt
Where to find it: Level A02 - Virtually impossible to miss, right next to the spawn.

Terminal A02 Extra
temp
0000/00/00
error.log
webcrawl
2019/01/30
the_human_machine.html
EP_arch
0000/06/29
ARGH_solutions.eml
Where to find it: Level A02 - From the spawn, head forward until you are in front of the semi-circular building. Turn left and walk past the whole structure that is to your right. After you pass it, turn right at the next fork in the road. Follow the road and you should come across a ruined room with a Terminal in it. (OR, From the spawn facing the semi-circular building, in the upper left corner of the level).

Terminal A03
EP_arch
9999/99/99
AI_feedback.eml
loc
0000/07/05
team_leads.eml
webcrawl
2019/12/03
straton_of_stageira.wiki
Where to find it: Level A03 - Should be hard to miss, right next to the spawn.


Terminal A04
loc
0000/07/02
progress_repl.eml
loc
0000/06/03
mail_error.dat
CL_arch
260 BCE
beginnings.txt
Where to find it: Level A04 - Should be hard to miss, right next to the spawn.

Terminal A05
webcrawl
9999/09/09
EL.html
webcrawl
9997/03/13
AI_citizenship.html
lit_arch
1912 CE
athena8.txt
Where to find it: Level A05 - Should be hard to miss, right next to the spawn.

Terminal A06
loc
0000/08/01
LOL.eml
CL_arch
45 BCE
cicero.txt
webcrawl
2024/04/16
chatbots.html
Where to find it: Level A06 - Should be hard to miss, right next to the spawn.

Terminal A06 Extra
webcrawl
2018/09/09
a_simple_principle.html
loc
0000/06/25
arkady_journal77.txt
webcrawl
0000/12/01
post437_comments.html
Where to find it: Level A06 - From the spawn, just head to the upper left corner of the level (without entering any puzzle area) - Just head forwards to the end, then turn left.

Terminal A06 Extra 2
LZ19col
0000/09/16
classical_philosophers.lz19
loc
0000/07/22
progress_rep3.eml
Where to find it: Level A06 - This one is tricky, it's located in the same place as the secret star in this level, so I shall spoiler tag it. Between "Mobile Minefield" and "Deception" there is a short wall. You'll have to climb over it. To do this, get a Hexahedron from opposite where Terminal A06 Extra was (from the spawn, head forward to the end, then turn right instead of left). Take the Hexahedron to the middle of the smaller wall and use it to climb over the wall. The terminal is in the area beyond the wall, in the far left corner.

Terminal A07
lit_arch
1912 CE
athena9.txt
webcrawl
9995/10/11
singularity_discussion104.html
loc
9999/03/13
AMA.html
Where to find it: Level A07 - Should be hard to miss, right next to the spawn.

Terminal A08
loc
0000/06/03
talos.eml
lit_arch
1872 CE
human_blood.txt
EP_arch
0000/06/03
archive_IMPORTANT.eml
loc
0000/00/00
#6_N**.img
Where to find it: Level A08 - Should be hard to miss, right next to the spawn. If you don't know what Level A08 is, it is the level beyond the Secret Star Gate.
World B - Terminals
There are 12 Terminals in World B.

Terminal B01
eg_src
???? BCE
osiris1.txt
webcrawl
0000/05/01
got_it_lyrics.html
webcrawl
0000/04/17
immortality.html
Where to find it: Level B01 - Next to the spawn.

Terminal B01 Extra
webcrawl
2028/08/29
mutation.html
loc
0000/06/22
capacity.eml
webcrawl
2013/07/05
evolution.html
Where to find it: Level B01 - Head forward into the middle of the pool. Turn right and head towards the stairs. From the top of the stairs, jump towards the left onto the elevated ground. The terminal should be ahead.

Terminal B02
webcrawl
2013/02/13
science_magic.hmtl
webcrawl
0000/07/23
weight_loss_722.html
loc
0000/07/04
arkady_journal81.txt
Where to find it: Level B02 - Close to the spawn.

Terminal B03
loc
0000/08/02
progress_rep9.eml
eg_src
???? BCE
osiris3.txt
acdm_arc
2009/01/01
justwar_excerpt.txt
Where to find it: Level B03 - Next to the spawn.

Terminal B03 Extra
lit_arch
1759 CE
body_and_soul.txt
loc
0000/07/15/
soma.eml
Where to find it: Level B03 - From the spawn, turn right and head forward until you get to the wall. Turn right once more - the Terminal is ahead in the corner of the level.

Terminal B04
eg_src
???? BCE
osiris6.txt
webcrawl
0000/11/02
chatlog_charlie_7.txt
loc
0000/10/01
arkady_journal84.txt
Where to find it: Level B04 - Close to the spawn.


Terminal B05
eg_src
???? BCE
osiris7.txt
loc
0000/08/18
coming_soon.eml
webcrawl
2028/05/31
blog24_alive.html
Where to find it: Level B05 - Very near the spawn.

Terminal B05 Extra
CL_arch
400 BCE
hippocratic_corpus.txt
phil_arc
1905 CE
chesterton_brain.txt
phil_arc
1926 CE
bronstein_brain.txt
med_arc
2010/02/16
neuroscience.txt
Where to find it: Level B05 - Behind "The Four Chambers of Flying" puzzle. Near the sea against a tall structure.

Terminal B06
eg_src
???? BCE
osiris11.txt
loc
0000/10/04
REprogress_rep16.eml
lit_arch
1759 CE
choice_of_life.txt
Where to find it: Level B06 - You guessed it, the spawn.

Terminal B07
webcrawl
0000/11/13
chatlog_9787.txt
loc
0000/10/04
norwegian_blue.eml
eg_src
???? BCE
osiris21.txt
Where to find it: Level B07 - Spawn, it's right next to it.

Terminal B07 Extra
phil_arc
1784 CE
second_thesis.txt
lit_arch
1759 CE
boundary.txt
webcrawl
0000/00/00
robots.txt
Where to find it: Level B07 - From the entrance to "Whole Lotta Jamming" turn right and go behind the huge wall. At the far end you should find the terminal.

Terminal B08
webcrawl
9999/12/24
orangutan.html
webcrawl
2022/12/16
blake_archive_793.html
loc
0000/09/03
usernames.eml
loc
0000/00/00
#6_*N*.img
Where to find it: Level B08 - Should be hard to miss, right next to the spawn. If you don't know what Level B08 is, it is the level beyond the Secret Star Gate in World Hub B.
World C - Terminals
There are 10 Terminals in World C.

Terminal C01
mdv_th
890 CE
apocryphal.doc
loc
0000/08/05
Sarabhai982.jrnl
EP_arch
0000/12/01
hope.eml
Where to find it: Level C01 - Near the spawn.

Terminal C01 Extra
loc
0000/07/30
against_survival.eml
lit_arch
1872 CE
human_evolution.txt
webcrawl
2029/07/23
einstein.html
Where to find it: Level C01 - From the spawn, head towards the bridge. At the bridge turn right and follow the coast line. You should see some ruined structure on the right side of the island. Look for a Terminal here.

Terminal C02
webcrawl
0000/11/27
family.html
loc
0000/09/26
lastdays.eml
Where to find it: Level C02 - Spawn. Near it.

Terminal C03
webcrawl
0000/11/19
post437.html
phil_arc
1784 CE
third_thesis.txt
webcrawl
0000/12/05
humblebrag.html
Where to find it: Level C03 - As usual, near the spawn.

Terminal C04
webcrawl
0000/12/11
pets.html
loc
0000/11/30
arkady_journal99.txt
poet_arc
1793 CE
contraries.txt
Where to find it: Level C04 - You know the drill, next to the spawn.

Terminal C05
EP_arch
0000/12/04
party_on_dudes.eml
loc
0000/11/07
progress_rep32.eml
webcrawl
2029/07/03
philosophy_of_teeth.html
Where to find it: Level C05 - Need I even say it? Spawn...

Terminal C05 Extra
loc
9996/06/23
transcenedence.html
phil_arc
1926 CE
matter.txt
acdm_arc
2014/11/11
build_a_universe.txt
Where to find it: Level C05 - At the entrance of "Time Flies" turn right and look for it in a nearby corner.

Terminal C06
EP_arch
0000/12/09
faith.eml
loc
0000/12/14
thank_you.eml
phil_arc
1872 CE
human_soul.txt
Where to find it: Level C06 - Surprise, this one's also next to the spawn!

Terminal C07
loc
0000/12/14
arkady_journal108.txt
webcrawl
2018/10/19
invention_of_borders.html
mdv_th
890 CE
apocrypha9.doc
Where to find it: Level C07 - Something something near spawn...

Terminal C08
lit_arch
1872 CE
human_eye.txt
mdv_th
2030/06/14
tetromino.html
phil_arc
1796 CE
preservation.txt
loc
0000/00/00
#6_**N.img
Where to find it: Level C08 - Right next to the spawn. If you don't know what Level C08 is, it is the level beyond the Secret Star Gate in World Hub C.
Other Terminals
There are 8 Terminals outside of the World A/B/C Levels.

Land A Elevator
lit_arch
1912 CE
athena12.txt
webcrawl
2010/05/07
HIS1A_rome.html
Where to find it: After ascending in the World Hub A elevator, just before stepping outside, look to your left to find the terminal.

Land B Elevator
webcrawl
2022/07/01
oxyrhynchus.html
webcrawl
2032/09/04
book_of_osiris.wiki
Where to find it: When entering the building that contains the elevator to World Hub B - look in the first room. Should be virtually impossible to miss if you're paying attention.

Land C Elevator
poet_arc
1667 CE
heaven.txt
poet_arc
1793 CE
hell.txt
Where to find it: Same as with the Land B Elevator Terminal. At the entrance to the World C Building.

Land C Elevator Hidden
archive
9998/05/01
questioning_doubt_conf.txt
loc
0000/07/07
partition.eml
loc
0000/07/09
him.eml
Where to find it: Behind the World C Building. Instead of entering the building, simply go around it and you should find it between the concrete support pillars.

Tower Floor 1
webcrawl
0000/06/18
TRUTH.html
lit_arch
1912 CE
athena_chapters.txt
lit_arch
1872 CE
human_reproduction.txt
Where to find it: Complete the puzzle on Tower Floor 1.

Tower Floor 2
loc
0000/00/00
README.html
webcrawl
0000/12/10
the_web.html
EP_arch
0000/12/15
mathematics.eml
Where to find it: Complete the puzzle on Tower Floor 2.

Tower Floor 3
eg_src
???? BCE
OsirisPassword.txt
temp
0000/00/00
contraries.dat
lit_arch
1912 CE
athena14.txt
Where to find it: Complete the puzzle on Tower Floor 3.

Tower Floor 4
mdv_th
890 CE
SacredNumbers.txt
lit_arch
1912 CE
athena16.txt
loc
0000/12/23
remember.txt
Where to find it: Complete the puzzle on Tower Floor 4.
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41 Comments
RezavejTank Aug 15 @ 1:16pm 
Heh, I missed Land C Elevator Hidden. Thanks man!
42 Aug 4 @ 6:53am 
I missed C1 extra, but your guide helped. <3
Kolkwitzia Nov 14, 2017 @ 11:23am 
I think there's a problem with these two achievements. I double checked and I've collected ALL time capsules and visited every terminal, reading every document, yet I haven't gotten either achievement. The only thing I can think of is that the final time capsules (in the tower) never physically showed up for me, they just appeared in my journal once I passed over the general area I guess. I listened to them completely just in case THAT would fix anything but it didn't. Even if that was the reason for the time capsule achievement not unlocking, it doesn't explain the written document one not unlocking either. Anyone else have this problem or know of a solution?
Remi Apr 14, 2017 @ 12:24pm 
Can you update this to include any extra logs you find? By that I mean like the kitten images you can find in A04
Kylo Ded Oct 2, 2016 @ 12:17pm 
Thanks for your guides, they are very helpful. I always make a first time play through without guides and hints. Then at some point I replay for DLC, achievos and easter eggs; you've made it a whole lot simpler :hat1:
Supershadow30 [CN Faguette] Mar 11, 2016 @ 7:59am 
LiquidOcelot: True... I didn't found it because I thought it was the easter egg island.
LiquidOcelot Mar 11, 2016 @ 12:49am 
@Supershadow30 it's right next to the spawn point. A08 is the area you access in A after getting 10 stars so if you can't find it that's probably why.
Supershadow30 [CN Faguette] Mar 6, 2016 @ 5:16am 
I can't find the A08 terminal... (I've found 2 unusable terminals though.)
Apach Feb 28, 2016 @ 4:48am 
Thank you for your work. I managed to find all of time capsule and terminals. Achievements unlocked.
:steamhappy:
Day Feb 12, 2016 @ 2:23pm 
thx