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  Codes from the field Web developer blog by György BalássyHomeAbout MeNetSpy for Windows PhoneYoda Talk for Windows 8 Home > Windows 8 > Hidden flight simulator in Windows 8 Hidden flight simulator in Windows 8 April 1, 2013 Balássy György Leave a comment Go to comments Update: Works on Windows 7 too , if Internet Explorer 10 is installed!If you work with Microsoft products for a while you may remember that Excel 97 contained a very special feature: the flight simulator. This was a hiddenfeature, a so called Easter egg, which could be activated only with a series of certain steps, but after that you could enjoy a real-time simulation of a 3Dworld, which was super cool 15 years ago:According to the Easter eggs is Microsoft products article in Wikipedia, Microsoft formally stopped including Easter eggs in its programs as part of itsTrustworthy Computing initiative in 2002.In contrast to that, thanks to the JavaScript Team, Windows 8 contains (at least) one, actually the reincarnation of the flight simulator. According to urbanlegends, it was srcinally a proof of concept demo application which showed the capabilities of the Chakra JavaScript engine, so that it can render a socomplex 3D space in real-time (compare that with Doom for Chrome which required the Native Client).Another nice feature, beside the performance, that this app shows the deep integration of sensors in the platform. If you play this game in a tablet withbuilt-in sensors, you can control your plane by simply moving and rotating your device. That’s a wonderful experience in 3D, even if you already played arace car game in a tablet.Because this Easter egg is buried deep in the core of the system, you cannot activate it with a magic key combination, instead you have to write some code tostart the game. Copy this code into a text file named flight.js  and save it to your desktop: var r = ;var e = 536F7272792C207468657265206973206E6F204561737465722065676720696E2 +  04D6963726F736F66742070726F64756374732E0D0A546869732061727469636C +  6520776173207772697474656E206F6E203120417072696C2032303133203A290 +  D0A687474703A2F2F67796F72677962616C617373792E776F726470726573732E636F6D ;for ( var i = 0; i < e.length; ) { var l = e.charAt( i ) + e.charAt( i + 1 ); r += String.fromCharCode( parseInt( l, 16 ) ); i += 2; } WScript.Echo(r); Then open a Command Prompt and start the script: wscript flight.js This is final result: Hidden flight simulator in Windows 8 | Codes from the field 1 of 626-05-2014 00:50  My best score is 10413 and yours? Technorati-címkék: tablet,Windows 8 Share this: Categories: Windows 8 Tags: humor, Windows 8 Comments (18) Trackbacks (0) Leave a comment Trackback CathrynApril 9, 2013 at 11:45ReplyAwesome things here. I’m very glad to peer your article. Thank you a lot and I’m having a look ahead to contact you. Will you please drop mea mail?1.ChrisApril 10, 2013 at 13:25ReplyHah! Didn’t know about that one, will have to give it a try when I get home. Great that you can control the plane by rotating the tablet.2.MaureenJune 13, 2013 at 06:49ReplyApril mop3.Andie R00 (@ANDIE_R00)June 18, 2013 at 07:27Replyif not on a tablet, what are the controls??4.5. You May Like 1. About these ads   4 bloggers like this. Analyze the performance of your JavaScriptWindows Store appWinJS Tricks Series: Creating message boxesWindows Store apps need your disk space FollowFollow Hidden flight simulator in Windows 8 | Codes from the field 2 of 626-05-2014 00:50  asdadAugust 10, 2013 at 10:50ReplyI only get a rick-roll message. What am I doing wrong?Abbas Khalid AiAugust 12, 2013 at 00:14ReplySorry there is no Easter egg in Microsoft products. This Article was written on April 1, 20136.Taylor LeeAugust 13, 2013 at 22:39Replywscript is not a command7.Taylor LeeAugust 13, 2013 at 22:47ReplyThis SUCKS. There is NO Easter eggs. It gives me a April fools message!!!8.Morgan BoviAugust 16, 2013 at 19:43ReplyI see what you did there 9.AndresAugust 23, 2013 at 02:01Replyha ha ha (sarcastic)10.NO suck informationSeptember 18, 2013 at 17:01ReplyClever!11.Léon Pelletier (@leye0)October 10, 2013 at 04:43ReplyHow do I activate Direct X? Everything is there, but there’s not a lot of polygons, and it lags a lot! By the way, this is totally crazy! Thanks for thisone.12.ok.October 21, 2013 at 05:20Replybye bitch13.XYZDecember 24, 2013 at 10:42ReplyYou better remove this article or I will……………..14.BraedonJanuary 27, 2014 at 23:13Reply15. FollowFollow Hidden flight simulator in Windows 8 | Codes from the field 3 of 626-05-2014 00:50  I was like, “Weird i thought microsoft stopped adding easter eggs.” Then I open it, “That little son of a—”James McJamensonFebruary 21, 2014 at 15:58ReplyThis is amazing! I can’t believe microsoft have put so much effort into just one Easter egg.16.ForesightApril 24, 2014 at 12:40ReplyWell played sir, well played. You had me going all along. I even tried the script…17. jerryMay 23, 2014 at 22:44ReplyLIES well played i should have read the comments!18.No trackbacks yet.1. 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