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[ProgSoc] Fwd: Stupid Excel tricks
I don't know that I'd call this a flight simulator, but there is
definitely an Easter egg here.
(Caveat: I viewed it on a WinFrame session on an SGI box. The Easter egg
did warn that it would look much better with DirectX. Perhaps it
actually looks like a flight simulator with DirectX.)
>> FW: Why are Microsoft Apps So BIG (FLIGHT SIMULATOR) (fwd)
>> Below you'll find instructions on how to access a little
>> flight simulator that was inexplicably
>> hidden by precipitation-maddened programmers deep inside Excel 97.
>> In Excel 97, open a new blank work sheet. Press F5
>> (goto function) and
>> type X97:L97 in the "Reference" box, then click OK.
>> Now hit your tab key once (you should end up in cell M97).
>> Here's the tricky part: press
>> "Ctrl" and "Shift" while clicking once on the
>> "chartwizard" icon (the one at the top with the
>> blue-yellow-red bar chart).
>> After a few moments you should be flying.
>> Steer with the mouse, accel and decel with the
>> left and right mouse buttons respectively, and look
>> for the monolith with the programmer credits.
>> You can exit the screen by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc (or just Esc).
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