_______________________________ | | | The Definitive Source Guide | | to Secret Keys, Easter Eggs | | and Hidden Messages | | | | : 1st Edition : | | Apr. 15, 1992 | | | | Compiled by The Ramsacker | | The Byte Bastards | | BBS: (201) 697-7001 | |_______________________________|
Greetings. A lot of work went into this file. I spent many long nights
tracking down these little gems that to this day still leave me smiling. They are the last undiscovered relic of the Apple pirate world. They remain hidden on your disks, unknown, unrealized, waiting to be discovered, perhaps finally now, perhaps never. Never to be known by anyone except for the person who planted it in the first place. Call me weird, but there's a certain mystique about them. Its like finding an old coin buried in your back yard: it was there, waiting to be dug up, and you didn't even realize it. Or finding that last easter egg (hence the name) on that certain Sunday when you were but a little guy. I am speaking of what I prefer to call "secret keys". I always got off on finding the things. To think that years ago, someone, somewhere, added something a little special to their work for someone to find later is, well, real neat.
This file is older than promises of an upgrade for the //gs...literally
(by the way, those of you still holding out hope, give it up). I finally felt it was time to put aside my perfectionist tendencies and put it out with some incomplete or un-researched entries. I used to tirelessly pursue every lead I could in order to track down secret keys and the like; calling different pirate friends around the country and asking them about ones I had heard rumors of; searching disks sector by sector looking for funny or interesting messages; boot tracing nearly every single one of my cracked games to see if the title page routine included some check for a special keypress. I put a lot of time and effort into this file, and hope that the few people who will take the time to read it will possibly gain some enjoyment from checking out these gems for themselves. This file was started almost two years ago (I can't believe it myself). If you're like me, you still have most of these games or programs stuffed away in disk cases that you rarely dig into anymore (mine make great dust collectors). Now you have a chance to re-live some of those fond memories of playing cool Apple games well into the wee hours. Perhaps not, but give it a whirl anyway, you might enjoy some of the things you discover for the first time.
A lot of these games are ancient (some a decade old!) and you probably
don't and won't ever have them. I do have most of them (except for the GS stuff…I don't have a GS and probably never will unless I can get one for under $100…any offers?) Of course, some of the more obscure hardware easter eggs will be a challenge for those of you who will attempt to experience every single secret key documented in this file. As if anyone is actually going to try, but if you are, try going to your school or some place where they have old outdated Apple's. You may even find some of the older games still making the rounds in programming class when the twits should be coding rather than playing Mario Bros.
I had hoped to make this guide as complete and up-to-date as possible,
but considering its been aeons since I last touched it, I felt I may as well release it now or never release it at all. I don't know what kind of audience this file will receive, but I hope the few people who do take the time to get it are pleased with the effort I took to present them with these gems and hope they enjoy them as much as I do.
The Apple Pirate world was a killer playground for me: all the different
BBS' and the interesting types I met in different corners of the country. The dead and lonely back-alley wares boards and the thriving elyte message systems. There will never be another community, another sub-society like it. The 80's were a decade of advancement for all computers, but Apples and Apple users led the way. Apple users were the innovators, the originators. The pirate code of honor (and dishonor) that spawned from the Apple world, all the words (K-K00L!), customs (crack screens and rag pages) found their way into many different areas of the computer world as a whole. Atari and Commodore 64 groups hoped to only come close to the rich Apple pirate traditions. Oh, the bustling commerce of wares being traded between different warehouse Meccas of pirated games! But of course, all empires must fall, or be absorbed into a greater whole.
Near the end, other computers' pirating customs began spilling back
into the Apple realm, and it was completely lame. But by then, the Apple world was pretty much extinct anyway, only being carried on by those die-hard romantics hoping to effect some sort of revival. Now the Apple modem world is but a ghost of what it once was. Lonely, desolate, Apple BBS' are few and far between. I sometimes call out, now only to one and sometimes two Apple BBS'. The Apple may be dead, but then, so are a lot of other computers. The 90s are here, man. Things are changing real fast. Apple and IBM working together? MicroSoft and IBM, splitsville? Its so diverse out there now. Don't hold back. Use your Apple experience as a stepping stone onto other platforms. There's so much out there to try…
Well, I got carried away, but since this is in all likelihood my last
major Apple world contribution, what the fuck.
Thanks to Hot Rod (where ever the hell he is these days) for publishing the first secret key files and turning me on to this entertaining pastime and for finding all the secret keys he did. Also, thanks go to Apple Core for the secret keys he found and published in his "Secret Game Keys" file. Finally, thanks to the many people that informed me of new ones I hadn't known about. This file basically compiles all previously published secret keys plus the few ones I have located into this one source guide.
These are the different types of "Easter Eggs" you will find listed in this file:
1) Secret Key (a single keypress that results in some action, such as a
message being displayed)
2) Password (a series of keypresses that result in some action) 3) Hidden message (a message embedded somewhere in a program or somewhere on
4) Game cheat (a sequence of keypresses that leads to some sort of game
I have even included some hardware Easter Eggs! These are ones found in certain pieces of Apple hardware that I have deemed significant.
An entry that has "(unverified)" next to the name of the ware indicates that I have not been able to verify that entry, but am including it for you to explore. No claim is made as to the actual existence of an easter egg for that particular entry.
Advanced Pirate's Signature
A) Press [ESC] at the main menu for a hidden page B) Press [CTRL-C] at the hidden page to enter the monitor
Airheart (Evil Sock's 16 sector crack; unverified)
A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $2 B) Boot a DOS 3.3, insert your Airheart disk in the drive and then enter the
CALL -151 300: A9 00 8D EB B7 8D F0 B7 A9 21 8D EC B7 A9 0A 8D 310: ED B7 A9 04 8D F1 B7 A9 01 8D F4 B7 20 E3 03 20 320: D9 03 CE ED B7 EE F1 B7 AD F1 B7 C9 08 D0 ED 2C 330: 00 C0 10 FB 2C 10 C0 A9 04 8D F1 B7 AD ED B7 C9 340: 02 D0 D9 60 300G
This enters the monitor and creates a short program which loads some sectors off of the Airheart disk which contains a message from The Evil Sock. I assume there is (or was) a way to load this message using a secret key but I was unable to figure it out.
(I tried contacting The Evil Sock to find out just how to access these messages from a secret key. No go. I tore the game apart and looked for the possible secret keys myself. What I found instead were his routines to crash the game if his text crack pages were changed in any way. Neat, but no secret keys to be found.)
A) When it asks you to choose which way, press '^' (use 'I', 'J', 'K', 'L' to
move, [ESC] to exit). It's different every time.
B) At the title page, press a number, 1-8, and then [ESC] for a message C) Also at the title page, try 'C', 'H', 'S', and 'T'
Apple Cider Spider
Use a sector editor to see a note on Track $07, Sector $3 that you wouldn't normally see
Apple c (Original) Entering the following program from BASIC will produce the names of three people on the Apple c programming team:
10 IN#5 20 INPUT A$ 30 PRINT A$
Apple e (Unenhanced, Revision B Motherboard) You will find the name "RICK A" stored in ASCII at $FC5C and the name "Bryan" stored in ASCII at $FEC5 in the ROM (Rick Auricchio and Bryan Stearns modified the ROM for the Apple e)
Apple gs A) When you get the "Check startup device" message after booting your computer, press Control-Open-Apple-Option-N to see the names of the people on the Apple gs design team B) Press Control-^ and then any key and the cursor will change into the key
C) While in the monitor, enter a '#', and whenever you access the control
panel, you will have two new options, "Memory Peeker" and "Visit Monitor" "Visit Monitor" allows you to do just that, and "Memory Peeker" lets you look at the stack and whatever memory location you desire.
Press [CTRL-@] during game play to advance a level
Note: Pressing 'W' used to do something but the code is gone
Arcade Boot Camp
Press 'C' during survival training for the cheat mode
A) At the main menu of the game type: JLN [CTRL-I] JLN [CTRL-I]. This throws
you into a hidden shape editor.
B) At the crack screen, press the following sequence of letters while holding
down the "CONTROL" key: AA AB TB ZB MA HR SS. This produces a hidden picture that pops up on the screen.
These letters are located in the last window that pops up on the crack screen and represent the initials of the handles of each member of the Midwest Pirates Guild (AA = Apple Avenger, AB = Apple Bandit, TB = The Burglar, ZB = Zaphod Beeblebrox, MA = Mini-Appler, HR = Hot Rod, SS = ?)
Read Track $1A, Sector $9 to $5E00 and Track $1A, Sector $8 to $5F00. Then save it out to a DOS 3.3 disk with a
"BSAVE EA TRACK WRITER UTILITY,A$5E00,L$200"
This recovers a utility that prompts you for a starting address and track number and then writes the 4K range of memory beginning at the start address you entered to the track you selected.
Press [CTRL-D], [CTRL-I], [CTRL-S] at the "?" prompt or from remote to get the serial number of the running copy
Pressing ';' changes the number of droids to begin with on each team
Bard's Tale GS (unverified)
Press Control-Open-Apple-Option-B at the crack screen
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $A of Side 1
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0 of Side 1
Beer Run (unverified)
Press [ESC] after running the program to get 9 men
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $11, Sectors $7 and $B
Press Control-^, Control-] during game play to see all the screens
Type "BURGER" during game play for a different ending
Use a sector editor to view Track $0D, Sectors $2, $9, $1 in that order, the latter sector containing an intriguing message
A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $01, Sectors $B-$A B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $11, Sector $1 C) Press [CTRL-K] [CTRL-E] [CTRL-N] during game play for infinite ships D) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for an endless message
During game play: A) Press [CTRL-B] to kill a random bug or bug-segment B) Press [CTRL-C] to restart the game C) Press '1' for silence, '2' and '3' for different sound effects, and '4'
A) Press [CTRL-P] for a secret poem B) Press ':' or '-' for minor screen modifications
A) Press 'D' at the crack screen for the dox to the game B) Reset your computer during the game to see a message on the text screen
Press [CTRL-L] and then the level you wish to move to (1-3)
Crack of Doom
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0 of both Side 1 and Side 2
Press [CTRL-^] after you flip the disk over for a secret message
A) Press [CTRL-A] at the crack screen for a hidden page B) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for an endless message
Copy ][+ 5.x
I don't know if this is exactly a secret, but pressing [CTRL-@] whilst in the sector editor will toggle the characters in the ASCII display between the primary and alternate character sets.
Dalton's Disk Disintegrater II
Type "DALTON" at the title screen for a tune
Dalton's Disk Disintigrator V5.0
A) Type "DALTON" at the title page for a secret page B) Type "DALTON!!" at the secret page for a tune C) Type "LOUIS!!!" at the secret page for another secret page D) Use a block editor or file view utility to view the entire file which
contains embedded messages throughout the code
Dark Heart of Uukrul (TC96 Release)
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0 of Disk 1, Side 1
A) Press 'C' at the title page to choose the prompt you prefer B) Use a sector editor to view the messages embedded on Track $00, Sectors
$1-$F of Side 2
Press [CTRL-V] during game play for the version number
Demon Wrath (unverified)
A) Use a sector editor to view the messages embedded on Track $00, Sectors $0
B) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a message
While the game is booting after the crack screen, press [CTRL-^]. Then, when the disk drive stops, press ']' to see a list of the pirates who had your particular copy of the game before you.
(Note: Thanks to some programming wizardry, fresh copies of this MPG crack are able to tell when they are booted up for the first time after being duplicated. Whenever a new copy is booted for the first time, it asks you to enter your handle, which is then added to the list of pirates through whom your copy of the game has been handed down.)
A) These cheat keys are valid during game play:
1) Press '1' to give yourself extra Mario's (up to 255, after which it will roll over to zero) 2) Press '2' to toggle invincibility On/Off (makes you absolutely immortal)
B) Use a sector editor to view some interesting messages on Track $22,
Sectors $E and $F
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $E (the same message can also be found on Track $03, Sector $0)
Easter Island (unverified)
Press '@' after the second title page for a secret page
A) Press 'R' at the crack screen for a hidden rag B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0 C) During the game, enter your name plus "*ECH" for an extra message
Type "NOTICE" during game play for a copyright message from the author
F-15 Strike Eagle
CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a familiar listing
BLOAD the game into memory and then change location $1901 from 4C 00 60 to 20 BC 63, then start the game at its load address. This restores a game edit menu that is invoked by pressing [ESC] during the title display.
Flight Simulator II v1.0
A) Press [CTRL-A] at the crack screen for a secret message B) Use a Track/Sector Map utility (Copy ][+ version 5 or earlier) on this
disk for a message
Use a sector editor to view messages embedded on Track $00, Sector $1 and Track $0B, Sector $5
Press [CTRL-P] during game play for a cheat from The Psycho which restores your health
Frogger II: Three Deep
Use a sector editor to view Track $12, Sector $F (preferably Copy ][+)
FTA Christmas Demo (unverified)
A) At the main menu enter the following and then press [RETURN]:
1) FAG 2) KILLKILL 3) SAPIN
B) Hold down the Open-Apple key when clicking on the credits
Press 'U' at the crack screen for a hidden rag
There is a DOS 3.3 editor similar to Dos Boss stored on the disk that is not linked in the catalog. To retrieve the program either use a file recovery utility (such as Fixcat on Bag of Tricks) or make a copy of the disk and then use a sector editor and edit Track $11, Sector $F, Byte $0B from $15 to $12 (on your copy). This will connect the program through the "HELLO" file on the disk. To get to the program, simply type "RUN HELLO".
Great American Cross Country Road Race
When asked if you want to load an opposing field from disk, press 'Y'. Then, when you are asked to select a field to load, press 'I' and then 'M' for a message from the author (I.M. are the author's initials).
A) Press [CTRL-H] to view the Gumball Hall of Fame B) Press [CTRL-U], [CTRL-C], [CTRL-B] to see a hidden list of credits C) Press [RETURN] to toggle a target sighting on/off
1) Use the 'U', 'I', 'O', 'J', 'K', 'L', 'M', ',', '.' keyboard block to move the sighting
D) Press both joystick buttons to turn the target sighting on and then move
the sighting to the lower left-hand corner of the screen for a secret message
E) Press [CTRL-Z] during the cartoons (as revealed by D)
A) At the LOGON prompt, enter:
1) "AUSTRALIA" to bypass the initial messages and tests 2) "TITLE" for a title scroll 3) "HYDRAULIC" for a message 4) "MAGMA, LTD" and "AX-0310479" are recognized, but produce no effect
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $02, Sectors $E-$5
(the same message can also be found on Track $00, Sector $0)
At the LOGON prompt, enter: A) "TITLE H2SC" for a title scroll B) "COVER H2SC" to win the game C) "DEMO H2SC" to make the text scroll faster D) "00987" to bypass the initial messages and tests
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $0F, Sector $A
A) Type "SPAZ" at the crack screen for a farewell message from The Spaz B) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a message
Hard Hat Mack
A) Press Control-^ or Control-] during game play for separate secret messages B) At the title page, press 1-3 to start at that level before you start the
At the title page, press Shift 1-3 to enter that respective level with 98 men
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
After pressing a key once at the crack screen, press [CTRL-F] for a secret window
Hyborian Fontpack Three
Invoke Picture Scanner 1.0 (included on the disk). Set it for Track $07 and press [RETURN] to scan the Fontpack disk. Press [SPACE] to see the hidden picture.
Into the Eagle's Nest
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $13, Sectors $C-$D
At the crack screen, type "AMIGA" for a secret page
During the demo, press '!' for one player or '"' for two players
When the level number is being shown, press 1-6 to select the game speed
Karateka (Original Disk)
Boot the back side of the original disk for a neat surprise
Select the "Toggle Overlay" option in the program twice in a row to discover the hidden rag page
Press [CTRL-J] during the demo or game play for a secret page (press [CTRL-F] to return to the game)
During game play, press [ESC] and then type "KAY", then a number (1-8) to enter that level or '9' for an extra ship
Press Control-Reset-M all together and you will be thrown into the monitor anytime (Press [CTRL-RESET] to resume where you reset)
A) During game play:
1) Press [CTRL-@] for an extra man 2) Press [CTRL-^] to advance to the next level
B) Press [CTRL-E] during the demo to enter the screen editor (not really a
Lode Runner II
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $17, Sector $B
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $13, Sector $C
CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a message
On level 1, maneuver your ball down the screen until you get to the second steep incline located on the narrow path. Make your marble jump over this incline onto the area to the left. Move your marble over to the side of the screen and then up a couple squares and then wait there until the clock reaches 13 seconds. If you are at the right place, the game will tell you that you are entering the "Water Maze", and you will advance to this maze once the clock reaches zero.
During the demo, press [CTRL-Q] and then 'C' to see all the mazes
On the 202 Alliance file crack, press [ESC] when it starts printing out "<:-:> THE 202 ALLIANCE <:-:>" for a secret message.
From DOS 3.3, load program "HELLO" from the Merlin disk. From BASIC, enter "900" to delete line 900 (your system will lock up, so press [RESET] to recover it) and then list the program from 1010 to 1011 for some interesting "REM" statements.
A) Press [CTRL-L] at the title page for a secret page B) Press [CTRL-N] at the title page for a hidden message
Mind Shadow (unverified)
Type "BURGER" during game play for a secret page
When the game asks you to select the number of players, press '#' and then the level you wish to start at, 1-0 (0 is level 10)
Most Electronic Arts wares
A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $01, Sectors $B
and $E of Side 1
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $D of
During game play, press [SPACE] and then enter "SECONDS" for a cheat from Black Bag
Murder On the Zinderneuf (unverified)
Press [CTRL-@] to find out who did it
During the demo, press [CTRL-^] and then enter "HARDHATMACK" at the password prompt for a secret message
Night Mission Pinball
1) Type "FIX" during the demo to enter the game editor 2) Press '!' during game play to single step the ball
Ogre Accessory Disk
Get into Basic System (BASIC) by terminating the program and type:
This will reveal Sector Seventeen's hidden message challenge.
Press [RESET] and then type "TWS" as fast as possible to enter the monitor (TWS are the author's initials - Timothy W. Smith)
(Note: This game contains a backup utility on Track $22, but recovering it would not be likely since it is destroyed after a backup copy of the game is made with it.)
One World (unverified)
Press [ESC] and then type "BBAG" for a cheat mode
During game play, press [CTRL-R] and then 1-7 to enter that level of play
When the game asks you to enter the number of players, press [CTRL-V] and then [CTRL-C]. You will then be asked if you wish to select the game rank (level) or see the intermission cartoons.
Press 'R' at the crack screen for a hidden rag
Prince of Persia (Byte Bastard Cracked and all 18 Sector Versions)
A) Before the game boots (while the disk drive is recalibrating), hold down
both Open-Apple and Closed-Apple and press: 1) DELETE (only works on a //gs) 2) '!' for a secret message 3) RETURN for a graphics surprise 4) '@' for another graphics surprise 5) '^' and move your joystick around
B) Press [CTRL-V] during game play for the version number C) During any disk access on side two of the game, press '^' for a hidden
D) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $F of
On The Saltine's Crack:
Press [CTRL-V] during game play for a cheat which gives you eight hit points
On the Doppleganger's 3.5 version:
A) Press Open-Apple-Control-V to restore time to 60 minutes B) Press Closed-Apple-Control-V to restore your hit points
Print Shop GS
A) Hold down the Open-Apple key when you are exiting from the program to
enter a secret menu (La La Land) which allows you to meet the design staff of the program. After selecting an option from the menu, you can point and click each person to see what their name is.
B) Be sure to run the program on Christmas Day
Print Shop Companion
A) At the main menu of the program type "STEVEN" and then press [ESC] B) Boot Side 2 and press [CTRL-^] for a hidden game
Enter the "VERIFY" command from BASIC without specifying a filename
ProDOS 16 Finder
Hold down the Control, Shift, and Option keys while clicking the "About the Finder" option and you will be presented with a window with several icons. Each icon represents a specific design team, and clicking each icon will show you the names of the persons on each design team. Also, click the word "Apple" at the top of this window for a neat surprise.
Press Open-Apple-& to exit into the monitor (dependent on version number)
Pursuit of Piracy
Press [CTRL-D], [CTRL-W], [CTRL-I] at the title page for a hidden page
Quest of the Gem
Pressing '~' at the title page to find out how many times your copy has been booted
(Note: A programming error restricts this secret function from performing as it was intended. It will not count how many times the disk has been booted unless slightly modified to work)
Raid Over Moscow
A) Type "TUT" at the crack page for a hidden rag page B) Press Shift 2-5 at any time during the game to jump to that respective
level (Shift-6 will also take you to level 5 while Shift-1 will take you to the title page)
When asked to give an incantation to skip levels, enter the following: A) "TOMB" to enter the Liquid Universe B) "OOZE" to enter the Endless Swamp C) "DROWN" to enter the Orange Planet D) "RISK" to enter the Universe of Snow
During game play, press [CTRL-T] and then the level you wish to move to, 1-8
A) Type "ZIPPY" during game play to invoke the following cheat commands:
1) Press '/' for extra helicopters (up to 255) 2) Press 'J' to place your helicopter at the far left of the battlefield 3) Press 'K' to place your helicopter in the middle of the battlefield 4) Press 'L' to place your helicopter at the far right of the battlefield 5) Press [RETURN] to toggle a bullet-proof shield on your helicopter on or off (normally off) 6) Enter '-' and then a number (1-9) to jump to that level of play
B) During game play, press [RESET] twice (once to reset the computer and then
once again to get into BASIC). Enter the following:
CALL -151 (to get into the monitor) 280: 2C 83 C0 2C 83 C0 4C 00 F0 (enables the RAM card, JuMPs to $F000) 280G (executes the entered code)
This puts you in an interrupt utility called "Instarupt" which was created by the author.
C) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded in the high score table on
Track $00, Sector $F
A) These cheat keys are valid during game play:
1) [CTRL-A] gives you the standard pistol with full rounds 2) [CTRL-B] gives you the super pistol with full rounds 3) [CTRL-C] gives you the spreader pistol with full rounds 4) [CTRL-D] gives you the pulse cannon with full rounds 5) [CTRL-E] stops the clock and makes you invincible 6) [CTRL-F] starts the clock and makes you vulnerable again
B) While entering your name on the high score list, press [CTRL-S], [CTRL-_],
[CTRL-P] for the author's trademark message ("S_P" stands for Scum Puppy, which is the author's handle on the modem networks)
C) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $E of
Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $0A, Sector $1
A) At the title page, pressing [CTRL-K], [CTRL-J], or [CTRL-P] for keyboard,
joystick or joyport play respectively will give you 9999 air units instead of only 6000
B) Use a sector editor to view Track $03, Sector $1
Press [ESC], then '!', then '$' during game play for an extra serpent
A) Press [ESC] during the crack screen for a secret page B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $0B, Sector $F
Press the [DELETE] key at the crack screen for a hidden message
A) During game play, press [ESC] and then type "FGTH" to advance a level B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $17, Sector $9
Press [CTRL-G] during the tactical display to invoke a secret game
Press Control-] when you are dying to get all your lives back
A) Press [CTRL-Z] during game play for a Zerk Control Panel which allows you
to program the behavior of the Zerks.
B) Press [ESC] and then type "-ISLE.DRIVER" during game play for a secret
Press 'P' during game play to toggle cheat mode on/off
Press 'A' during the demo for auto-play (computer plays the game)
Use a file view utility to view the file "LETTER" found on the disk under DOS 3.3 format
Press 'K' at the crack screen to make the Circle K logos spin
Tass Times in Tonetown
A) Type "BURGER" during game play for a different ending B) From ProDOS, type "HGR2" and then "BLOAD YUMMY,A$4000" to see a funny
hi-res picture (there is supposedly some way to invoke it from the game, but I haven't figured out how)
View the message on level 6 on the Coast to Coast crack
A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $8 B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $01, Sectors $B-$D
Press [ESC] and then [CTRL-L] during game play to set the level you wish to play, then press [RETURN] to start playing at that level
Type "BURGER" during game play for a different ending
Transwarp e Press '9' when you bootup your system for a slightly different self-test display —————————————————————————– Tubeway A) During the demo, when the Germ is eating the player, start pressing 'S' for a secret message B) During game play, press [ESC] and then 'R' to move to any level, 1-8 (press '$' when it asks you to enter the level number for more levels) C) View the first sector of Mr. Xerox's crack with a file view utility or a sector editor for a message —————————————————————————– Two on Two GS (unverified) Type "APPLEFEST" at the crack screen —————————————————————————– Ultima IV (unverified) If you have a Mockingboard installed then the following keys may be pressed from the title page to hear different tunes: B) Lord British's Tune C) Castle Theme Song D) Dungeon Music O) Main Surface Music T) Theme Music Press 1-5 to hear different variations of the currently playing tune, and press '0' to turn the music off. —————————————————————————– Ultima V Press [CTRL-@] during game play for your character's location within the game —————————————————————————– Vindicator During the level intermissions (when the game tells you what level you are on) press [ESC] to enter a secret game sprite editor —————————————————————————– War of the Lance Press [CTRL-^] during the crack screen to change the scrolling text message —————————————————————————– Where in the USA is Carmen San Diego? (unverified) Press [CTRL-V] during game play to see a secret window —————————————————————————– Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? Press and hold [RESET] during game play to see a message on the bottom of the text screen —————————————————————————– Where in the World is Carmen San Diego GS (unverified) Press the Up Arrow key at the crack screen for a secret message —————————————————————————– Wings of Fury (Black Bag 16 sector version) A) During boot-up, press and hold down the 'B' key to see a hidden page that presents instructions and a riddle for invoking the cheat mode during game play B) Press [ESC] and then type "ASK" during game play for unlimited planes (the answer to the riddle is "Ask") —————————————————————————– Winter Games (The Gonif's Crack) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $5 —————————————————————————– Wizardry If you have a Bishop in your party, then while in camp, keep trying to I)dentify item 9 until you are successful. This character's experience will skyrocket (I don't know if this was deliberate programming or a merely a bug). (Note: This only works on the first scenario, "Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord") —————————————————————————– World Karate Championship A) Press '+' at anytime during the game to advance the fight location B) During game play, pressing 'B' will make both fighters turn their heads towards you and complain —————————————————————————– Zaxxon 128K (unverified) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $13, Sector $F —————————————————————————– (Total entries: 138) Note about Bunnymen cracks: Any ware released by the Bunnymen that I know has a secret key always has a small, almost unnoticeable key drawn in the upper-righthand corner of their crack pages. The following are file games which contain messages embedded within them that I didn't feel merited a specific entry. Use a file view utility to find the messages (usually just short, inconsequential but vaguely interesting words or phrases). Alien Munchies Asteron One on One Pacman Space Quarks Space Warrior Star League Baseball The following games were previously noted by others to contain easter eggs which I could definitely not verify. Some I stripped apart without finding the purported easter egg and some I could simply not verify at all. You may want to venture ahead and do a little snooping yourself. A note is given next to each ware as to the nature of the supposed easter egg. Acey Deucy - There is supposedly a way to make the dice roll whatever you want them to Talon - Pressing [ESC] and the [CTRL-W] during game play is supposed to give you an extra mount Lastly, a blatant rip-off from Hot Rod's Secret Key file: Beagle Bros. - On one of their disks there is this 42 sector title page program by Alan Bird. I can't remember which one it is though. Maybe Fat Cat or something. Anyway, during the title page routine, ctrl-B will display a message from them. The disk was D-Code. The program was D.BUG.DEMO. I didn't find it. And now, a listing of all the secret keys I ever included in my own cracks: —————————————————————————– Dark Heart of Uukrul A) Press '0' at the crack screen for a message alluding to the fact that The OverByte, during our infamous country-wide rag war, said Dark Heart of Uukrul would never be cracked (he denied using the word "never", which has long since been proven, but hey, it was funny anyway) B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $4 —————————————————————————– Pick 'N' Pile Press [CTRL-R] during the crack screen for a secret window —————————————————————————– Renegade Boot the back side to view the crack page and then type "GRAFFITTI" for a secret rag page —————————————————————————– Finally, use a file view utility to view anyone of my numerous patch programs (ahem) and other miscellaneous utilities for embedded messages. I stuck a whole bunch of them in there. -[*]- That's all, folks. -[*]- Special Thanks go to: The Over Byte, Mr. Atoz, Hot Rod, Rotten Apple All around thank you's go to (for the hell of it): The Master (he gave me a chance to demonstrate my talent by letting me be a Byte Bastard), Mr. Atoz (crazy mother-fucker), Jimo (what are you up to these days?), Mr. Xerox (teach me some of that guitar!), Electrowiz (former Byte Bastard) all Byte Bastards past and present, The Gypsy and Snarkboy (great friends ever since the beginning), The Stanstead Hick (coolest Canadian mother-fucker I ever met), Sc0tch (helped with the Scum Puppy secret keys in RoboCop and an all-around cool dood), Apple Bandit (real or not, you're still a tweaker, and you owe me money), El Cid (for being an asshole, but he's cool…NAY), The Crasher (for being a complete retard), The Vassal (lame for the most part, but he helped with the rag wars and he knew his shit), Blue Adept (if you read this, you're more pathetic than even I…you fucking neo-nazi, racist bastard), Mach Three (for all the help), Frodo (for sicking The Wing on me), The OverByte (you owe me money too!), the old 213/818 BBS folks, The Space Viking (doing that Taiwan thang), and of course, The Rampager, the other half of the RamRods, mashing-womanizer extraordinaire (my idol!) Also: Beagle Bros. Software for being the masters of frivolously cool little nicknack programs and awesome utilities, Black Bag for putting quality first into their cracks, The Midwest Pirates Guild for putting out neat work, The Digital Gang for doing the same, all the pre-1986 pirates and pirate groups, all the post-1986 pirates and pirate groups, all the software pirates, anyone I missed, everyone else, my parents, my agent, the academy… Lastly, all the musicians to whose music I hacked/cracked/phreaked/programmed to… _ | | | This has been a presentation of Pieces of Eight Kracking, bringing | | you quality textfile entertainment. Watch for more PO8K files on a | | BBS near you. | |Copyright (C) 1992 by The Ramsacker__| The Ramsacker April 15, 1992 12:47 AM – ——————————————————————————- Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass