Internet Explorer Easter Egg - Extracting Hidden Credits from IE5

In the latest releases of IE5, the ability to view the hidden credits screens have been disabled and many people still try in vain to access it. However, even though the automatic ability to view the egg has been removed, you can still extract it manually from IE5.

1. In the address bar, type the url: res://shdoclc.dll/wcee.htm
2. Go to VIEW menu, and choose SOURCE to open it up in notepad.
3. Search for the phrase, gurjPRR in the text file to elicit the following lines:
if (DecodeStr("gurjPRR") != window.name)
return;
4. Delete those two lines, and save the file as an .htm file on your computer.
5. Open that HTM file to view the hidden credits. Right click a whole lot to slow it down.

There are several funny parts throughout, so keep an eye on them.

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Contributed By: Kinnear on 10-01-2001
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Mark writes:
An alternate method of getting the egg to work, without editing the source (and thus without the speed enhancements): enter in the Address bar: javascript:window.name="TheWCEE";location.href="res://shdoclc.dll/wcee.htm"; Alternatively, if editing the source is preferred (considering that the credits is totally unreadable on my system since it's way too fast), it may be desired to add somewhere in there so the background image will show, if the image still exists in the DLL. This is no longer the case with IE6.
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sflam writes:
To make the text move slower on a fast machine: 1. Search for the line "function AnimMoveName(iDiv)" 2. There are two lines in this function: window.setTimeout( "AnimStartName(" + iDiv + ");", 0 ); 3. The second function set the delay of the animation, the second argument is the delay timer. Change the last value in the second function from 0 to say 100 will slow down the text: window.setTimeout( "AnimStartName(" + iDiv + ");", 100 ); Another interesting effects: 1. Search for the line “function AnimAddName(iDiv)” 2. There is a line in this function: window.setTimeout( "AnimAddName(" + (iDiv+1) + ");", 400 ); 3. The last number (400) determine the interval between text. Change it to a smaller number say 40: window.setTimeout( "AnimAddName(" + (iDiv+1) + ");", 40 ); 4. However this number also affected by the previous settings. If the previous settings make the text runs slower, then this value makes the text comes out sooner before the previous text scroll off. Have fun.
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mikestad16 writes:
This also works for Internet Explorer 6.0. I couldn't get it to work with the instructions above but i tried searching for "gurj" and deleted that whole line. BOOM IT WORKS
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Bob Schroeck writes:
You can slow this down to a readable (if slow) level by making the following change: 1. Open the html file you created. 2. Go to around line 161. You are looking for the last line of the LoadAnimation() function, which will read window.setTimeout( "AnimAddName(0);", 0 ); 3. Change the first zero to 11: window.setTimeout( "AnimAddName(11);", 0 ); 4. Numbers 10 and lower don't appear to affect the speed any. Numbers greater than 11 slow it down so much it seems to hang/freeze unless you are vastly patient.
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Bob Schroeck writes:
Trial and error. Eyeballing the code, I saw that the variable iDiv seemed to control a lot of the timing. So I tracked backwards through the function calls until I reached the place where the initial value for iDiv was set, and then tried different numbers until I got a readable speed. Took me about 15 minutes.
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war02orc writes:
This is definitely an egg, but who really wants to see credits?
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Krazie writes:
I have found out a way so you can select all of the text that scrolls. After you delete the two lines from above, delete another two lines that say: " // Disable dragging to prevent the user from selecting text in the tips area. return false;" (without the quotes). Then after you delete that you can right click and choose select all then paste it in any word processing tool. I also have a complete list of what the text says if you want that just email me.
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Doomy writes:
How the heck did you find that?!
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Mike B writes:
If you want to slow down the rendering of this page in the code, then search for AnimMoveName within the window.setTimeout function. The zero on the right is the delay before the next animation, therefore the higher the number the slower the page renders. A value of 200 (milliseconds) should be fine.
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Sree writes:
To slow doen the scroll, find window.setTimeout( "AnimMoveName(" + iDiv + ");", 0 ); change that 0 to a 100 as follows window.setTimeout( "AnimMoveName(" + iDiv + ");", 100 ); now the time interval is more the scrolling of names is slow and to further slow down the process, increase the timeout.
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Rudolf writes:
I have managed to get this to work in Windows XP an therefore IE6 by:- 1. Make a directory and save the source of wcee.htm 2. Copy the URL of the image ierocks.gif into this file near the end in the HRef = "........" OR Download a copy of this image into your directory and point to this instead so you do not need an internet connection for it to work. You will need to use / instead of \ to separate directories. 3. Make a shortcut to wcee.htm on your desktop and edit the properties to use the javascript method of running it in the target but use the location of wcee.htm in your directory. Apply and OK it. You may be advised of an error but ignore it. 4. Double-click the shortcut and all will be revealed as intented.
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monroe writes:
http://www.uryusoft.net/~masa/old/old/data/ierocks.gif this sis the link to the missing image file
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It helps if you hold the Print Screen button down as the credits fly up the screen. In this way, you slow down the computer and the credits slow down also. BUT! this might leave you sitting all day looking at the screen, waiting for the show to end. Releasing the button for a fraction of a second and then depressing it again should help speed things up. You'll get the knack of it.
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Spug writes:
This didn't work completely right for me... All the text was out in the left edge so I couldn't read it, plus, yeah, it was way too fast and I couldn't slow it down. Also, the image was broken, as you said. But it's still cool!
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