Mac OS X Easter Egg - Tetris Hidden in the Terminal

1. Open the finder
2. Open Applications
3. Open Utilities
4. Open Terminal
5. type "emacs"; click enter
6. Press ESC + X at the same time
7. Type "tetris"
8. Play Tetris! Use the arrow keys to move and rotate the blocks, and press the space to make the blocks fall.

This isn't really a part of the Mac OS, it's a part of emacs which is part of the UNIX system. Most Mac users don't know this is included with their computer. There are many more games included as well. To know what other games are included, do the following:
Open the terminal again, at the prompt type:

"cd /usr/share/emacs/"
"ls"

read the VERSION NUMBER of emacs then put this in the command below

"ls /usr/share/emacs/VERSION NUMBER/lisp/play"

In my Mac the VERSION NUMBER is 22.1 so I need type
"ls /usr/share/emacs/22.1/lisp/play"

Don't forget the space!
You'll get a directory of the games included with emacs,
to play these games do the same thing as with tetris,
except type your chosen game's name in place of tetris.

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Contributed By: Shannynegans on 12-25-2004
Reviewed By: Boneho Chane, sars
Special Requirements: Mac OS X
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Comments

Kurt Schu writes:
I found out if you type emacs then enter then esc+x, you can type in yow and press return. The thing will say "Yow! Up ahead! It's a DONUT HUT!" I just think thats cool.
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koira writes:
You can also do the same steps as above but substitute "pong" for "tetris" (no quotation marks of course). It then opens up a really basic version of pong.
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HackRat writes:
This easter egg also work on linux I did it on Mandiva Linux 2006 RC2
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wolf writes:
There's another Gnu-Emacs trick- a text-based adventure game called dunnet. Go to the Terminal, then type emacs -batch -l dunnet at the prompt. Type "help" for a list of commands and an explanation.
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Wallamanage writes:
I can't get the list thing to work. Also, the yow thing just makes it spew a random (and sometimes obscene) sentence which changes each time.
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This isn't really an egg. All you have to do to see all the games is type: 1. F10 2. t 3. g It's easy as 1-2-3! Hooray!
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