The Flame computer was a DHARMA Initiative computer located inside the communications station the Flame. A chess game was used as a security device which, if won, would grant manual access to a video menu system showing clips of Pierre Chang giving various options for station functions. Chang, who has used three different aliases in orientation films, does not introduce himself in this case. If the system determined that communications were down and sonar was inoperable, a video menu would appear telling the operator to enter 7-7 if an incursion by the Hostiles had occurred. Locke gained access to the system, reached this menu, and entered 7-7, triggering an explosion and destroying the entire station.
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