Excel Easter Egg - Excel 2000 Real Easter Egg?

Boot Excel 2000
Under file menu, do 'Save as Web Page'
Say 'Publish Sheet' and 'Add Interactivity'
Save to some htm page on your drive.
Load the htm page with IE. You should have Excel in the middle of the page.
Scroll to row 2000, column WC. Select row 2000, and tab so that WC is the active column.
Hold down Shift+Crtl+Alt nad click the Office logo in the upper-left.
If you have DirectX, you will be playing what looks like spy hunter. Use the arrow keys to drive, space to fire, O to drop oil slicks, and when it gets dark, use H for your headlights.

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 02-21-2000
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Special Requirements: DirectX
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drink writes:
This doesn't seem to work on Windows 2000, IE 5.5, DirectX 7.01. I just get the about box.
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abomb88 writes:
This egg only works with the original version of Office 2000. If you have the SR1 or SP2 patch installed it no longer works.
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It took me a few times to get it, but what I did is this: Open Excel 2000, (it automatically creates a blank book for you) then go to File, Save As, then in the dialog box, under where you would type the file name, select the drop-down menu next to 'Save As Type:' then select 'Web Page' then just under the large box that lists folders & files, select the radio button for 'Selection: Sheet' then click 'Add Interactivity' (it is right underneath the 'Selection: Sheet' then click the 'Publish...' button. In the 'Publish As Web Page' dialog box, just click the 'Publish' button at the bottom. Oepn the page in Internet Explorer (I used IE 5.0) then scroll or page down to line 2000, then highlight it (very important) then, without clicking anywhere else, tab to cell 'WC' then, Shift-CTRL-Alt-Click the Office Logo, then have fun! I just stayed in the lane I started in and held down the spacebar and 'O' (as in Oscar) keys and If I saw other cars with headlights on, I pressed the 'H' key. (The headlights stay on until you click the 'H' key again.)
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Jimbo writes:
When you are in the interactive sheet and you find the correct cell, make sure you select the entire row using the SHIFT-SPACE shortcut. Then hold SHIFT-CTRL-ALT and click on the icon. I have IE 5.0 + Win 98 SE and this is the only way I managed to get it to work.
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How I come to colimn WC? It's end by IZ. What's wrong?
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Ice Viper writes:
This should solve your problems: 1. Open Excel 2000. 2. Go to File, Save as Web Page. 3. Then Click Publish. 4. Check the little box that says "Add Interactively With" 5. Click Publish. 6. Close Excel. 7. Open IE 8. Click File,Open, Browse. 9. Go to where you saved it and click open 10. Now you should be looking at a spreadsheet. 11. Go all the way to row 2000. 12. Click column A and drag all the way to column ZZ 13. Hit Tab and it should take you back to A. 14. Hold Tab all the way to WC. When you get there make sure WC is a white box and all the others are green 15. Hold ctrl + alt + shift and left click on the four puzzle piece thing (The MS Excel Logo) in the upper left hand corner. I am an expert by now at opening this game and This is how I open it every time. If this didn't work you didn't follow instructions. So try again.
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i4get writes:
Does not work with Excel XP
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bigdogg writes:
First things first. You MUST NOT HAVE O2K Service Pack 1 installed. It WILL NOT work this way. MS is now integrating SP1 with the masters of retail stock so if you just recently bought O2K, you probably have it installed. As far as the interactivity, if you have any other browser set as your default, you must go to whereever you saved the file and manually Shift-RightClick on it and then select "Open With...", scroll to "iexplore" and click OK. "Publish Sheet" is incorrect. You need to go to File - Save As Web Page, then under "Save: Entire Workbook [or] Selection: Sheet" choose Selection: Sheet. Check the box next to "Add Interactivity" and finally click save. This might explain why the columns end at IZ. Try it this way and see. To use the car, use the arrow keys - Up = accelerate/forward, Down = deccelerate, left/right = side to side. O spills oil as long as you hold it, B turns on headlights, and space bar fires twin machine guns.
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ET writes:
Does anybody know where I can get DirectX for Win2K?
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ansaul writes:
when i opened the saved spreadsheet web page it sais- "To use this Web page interactively, you must have Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.01 or later and the Microsoft Office Web Components. See the Microsoft Office Web site for more information." I have IE 5 and Office 2000 What is wrong, email me.
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DrD writes:
I have directX v5, v6 and v7 (or thereabouts) and only v6 seems to work. Otherwise I get the about box. Anyone care to explain that?
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Most important is to select the Cell in Row 2000 and Column WC. Then hit SHIFT-SPACE, to select the entire row. Then hold SHIFT-CTRL-ALT and click on the Office Icon. I have Windows 95, I.E 5 and DirectX 8.
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DOOBUG writes:
When I tried to go to column WB to tab to WC, my columns only went to IV. What can i do? DOOBUG
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The Guy writes:
This SUX!!!!! I have every thing required(inter.expl.5,directx 7,excel2000)and it won't f---ing WORK!!! I got to the part where you have to hold shift + crtl + alt and click on the logo at the topleft, but all i get is the,"aboutexcel" window that pops up! I would really appreciate it if someone would help me out! Thanx.
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Golden Evil writes:
Where does it says "publish sheet"? And what do you meen that I need to do? Go to A in 2000 and tab to WC got to WC in 2000 with pagedowns? I don't understand can somebody please explain it to me
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geoffw606 writes:
This game is cool. PS I have IE5.0 Office 2000 Premium DirectX 7.0a
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SuperFLY writes:
This Easter Egg Even Works On Windows XP With Office 2000!!!!!
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Stronk writes:
Some versions of microsoft office do not come with the interactive web components. Unfotunately Microsoft does not offer them up for download and I have not seen any mention of them on other web sites. This explains the message that many of you will get when you open the saved sheet.
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El_Aleman writes:
I have DirectX 8, Excel 2000 and IE 5, but i don't see the game... where this the error?
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problemchild writes:
This egg does not work with Internet Explorer 5.5 And some versions of Direct X will not work.
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Twisted29 writes:
HOW TO FIX THE IV COLUMN PROBLEM At first I couldn't get past column IV when looking at my spreadsheet in IE. From the posts here I guess others are having the same dilemma. This is what you have to do. When in IE go to File -- Open -- Browse. But don't open the .xls file (you probably have Book1.xls as your spreadsheet). Instead open the HTML version of your page that excel made. This will probably be called Page.HTML, Excel put it in My Domcuments even though i dont remember saving it there. Anyway, when you open the HTML version your spreadsheet wont will the entire IE screen, it will only appear as an interact object (thats what you want). Your columns should now go up to ZZ...good luck!
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Saurabh writes:
You can use the 'Page Down' Key on your keyboard to navigate quickly to column 2000. Now, WC is way to the right - so hold down CTRL + the right arrow key. That will take you till ZZ. From there you can hit the left arrow key till you get till WC. Remember, the WC 2000 cell must be highlighted. ie. its color must be different from the rest of the 2000 line of cells that have been highlighted.
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Thierry Pon writes:
Ok .... For the message telling you that you need "IE 4 or better & Office web components"...I think it is because you use Office Small business or a non SE Windows 98...Cause that is what I use...Thank you.... Thierry
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Flying Elch writes:
I can't play the game. When I click on the office icon, the info box appears all the time. WHY??? Maybe, it's because of the German version??? I use Office 2K, win 98, direct-x 7.0 and IE 5.50.
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I have windows 2000 with office 2000 SR-1. I highlight the entire 2000 row and the active (white) box is WC. I hold the shift then ctrl and alt then click the icon and all i get is the about excel box. I installed office 2000 SR-2 because I read it wont work with sr1 and i still get the about box. Is there anyway to get rid of the service packs in office 2000? or any other freakin way to get this egg to work?
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Musicman writes:
Great Game! (Especially since excel can be soooo BORING!)
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PokéBoy writes:
Totally Cool!!!!!
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Day-Day writes:
i can't access it, i tried on 2 comps and get the message "To use this Web page interactively, you must have Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.01 or later and the Microsoft Office Web Components. See the Microsoft Office Web site for more information." anyone know how i can get around this, or have ne updates that will help, please e-mail if u do.
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Adam writes:
I have Excel 97. Can anyone get it or anything like it on my version? If not, don't worry, I just thought I'd ask. P.S. There are other eggs in office, like the pinball game in Word 97. Why doesn't Microsoft spend it's time making the programs better, instead of adding hard-to-find games?
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Anynomous writes:
It doesn't work with with officeMS Office-XP
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Robust writes:
To make this egg work be careful while reading it. You should highlight the cell WC2000 not by just clicking it (!), but first you've got to click "2000" in the column with numbers of rows (the very left column, typically it is gray), then use the "tab" button to shift the cursor until the WC2000 cell is highlighted. And then only you should hold down Shift+Ctrl+Alt (i use left ones)and click the MS Office logo in the left corner of the icon bar. If you do it correctly, the game will be loaded.
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Lardy_Bloke writes:
For this to work I had to do what Jimbo suggested, and use the shortcut to select the entire row. But the game is cool enough, and in keeping with the Office coders sense of humour... (Thinks back to previous Office 'showpieces...') Look out for the pearls of wisdom on the road though in amongst all the credits, I think the best one is right after the *Project Managers* heading, and it says "What do those guys do again??" Oh how true! See y'all.
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Silent Bob writes:
Works OK for me. I'm running Windows 2000 Professional and DirectX 8.
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Joker writes:
gee, xclusive. ya think, it sez that at the very top, duh. get some glasses maybe
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Phydeux writes:
Worked like a charm on the first try. *LOL* This has got to be the most elaborate egg I've ever seen. Its a wonder anyone found it with all the hoops you have to jump through to reach it. I played for about 5 minutes, found out there was no water section and quit. Spy Hunter isn't any fun without the boat. :)
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Freddy writes:
I can't seem to reach up to cell WC2000. The sheet goes only up to IV and then it finishes. Can anybody help?
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guitarloser writes:
it has message like "pivot pivot pivot can't get enough" and "circles are good too but they aren't rectangles"
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Just a hint for everyone who was complaining about how long it takes to scroll.... if you have the IntelliMouse, or any other mouse that has a scroll button in the middle, and you click it to get a 4 way arrow & pull way down, it goes really fast. You can do the same thing to get to WC. You can scroll all the way to WC, and then if you select row 2000 whichever is the first column you see is selected, so you don't have to tab all the way across. Basically my point is scrolling with the nifty wheel in the middle of your mouse makes the whole process a lot easier. ~ArkhamEscapee (Ren)
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MissingNO writes:
Here's all the weird stuff you can do in this: Make the colors look weird Cause the screen to shake then end up resurrecting Cause the cars to become invincible and invisible (leaving out their shadows) Get flown so far off the road that you see a replica of it and a polyline Make a weird explosion
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Neighpalm writes:
For all you people wondering where to get Direct X from. 1) Download it from the microsoft site 2) Buy any computer magazine, and its bound to be on the CD Also nobody would have any problems if they read the comments of other people.
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regie writes:
It really works and it's really great, for those who can't make it work, you can try this. First, when you are in 2000 row and "WC" column, highlight the entire row and press tab to get to "WC" column and then press "ctrl"+shift+"alt" and it will work. Just be sure that the entire 2000 row is highlighted and your on "WC" column. Thanks for this egg whoever discovers it.
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Ali writes:
This worked for me up to the point I opened the spreadsheet and didn't find a spreadsheet. it told me i needed I.E 4.1 and above - but i do!!!! i have I.E 5.0! What do I do??
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Krozar writes:
This does not work in Excel 2002. Has anyone found the EEgg for Excel 2002 yet?
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Matrix_Boy writes:
what is a NAD click?
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The Gavitron writes:
I have Office 2K, SP3, on Win2K. Following these instructions to the letter yields no results. Saving the page is easy, so is opening it in IE6. I scroll down to row 2000, and click on the row heading, which selects the entire row. Then I tab until I hit the column WC, making (wC,2000) the active cell. Finally, I hold CTRL+SHIFT+ALT, and I click the logo in the top left corner... ... and I get an about box. woohoo. :/
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Brzozza93 writes:
If you don't have Office 2000 or Office 200 with SR1 / SR2 patch, you can see the game video on http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PGZfuwsvIFQ
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Isaaclev writes:
I GOT TO IT. I have been playing it for months with Windows 98 S.E. and I just recently upgraded to Windows 2000. It still worked. If anyone has questions email me. I am going to be away at camp (And will not be able to aswer questions) starting at July 15 for four weeks.
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SPiRiToFCaT writes:
Works fine for me... I also discovered you have powers of TELEKENESIS!!! To use your telekenetic powers simply slam on your brakes in front of another car, wait till they are jammed up against you, then while still holding back also hold right or left, they will bounce away from you in that direction! It also works if you ram a car from the side and while touching them pull away from them, if done correctly they will move under your car and will move left and right at your command at about twice the speed that your car does.
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killer worm writes:
Can someone who has it working please send the Page.htm that does work. My Excel has SR-1.
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To all the people that says that the last cell is IZ: save the sheet as html and open it from your browser then goto cell wc/2000 and to all of readers: if you wish to pause the game in the middle simply press the ALT key
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dirk writes:
Can anyone help, when I open up the saved Web page in my IE I get a message that I need IE v. 4 or greater, I have 5.0? Please email me with any thoughts. Thanks
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captain writes:
It does work with Win2k Excel 2000 and IE5. Absolutely cool fiture!!!
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camel writes:
can somebody tell me why i can't get it to work, all i get is the about box?
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psyfive writes:
This is fun. my boss got mad at me for installing games on my computer so i showed him how to do it. now every time i talk to my boss, he is playing dev hunter.. ha ha :)
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Rainfire writes:
My Excel only goes to IV, and doesn't go as far as WC. Am I missing something here? I have everything you need, I'm just a bit confused about this part.
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v1z0r writes:
I think this is the first Microsoft game I've played that had no bugs! ;)
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Daiikun writes:
I'm running '98 and O2K with the SR-1 patch installed. Everything is up to date and I STILL can't get it to work. I'm following the directions specified but I'm still not getting it to work. I get the "About" box instead. What's up with that?
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hfs991hfs writes:
I do every thing everyone says but when I go to view "Page.htm" (or whatever you pick as it's name) I get a little box of text that says "To use this Web page interactively, you must have Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.01 or later and the Microsoft Office Web Components. See the Microsoft Office Web site for more information." (I have IE 5.0). Then I go to download a spreadsheet on-line viewer or something and there's nothing to download. If you can help e-mail me please!
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carolan writes:
Nice game, what a great job they did. Btw, I haven't seen it mentioned above (sorry if it was) but hitting the "h" key(while its dark) switches headlights on. Also, as you all know, the space bar fires but, if someone is on your tail it will cause them to crash too. Remember too, as someone pointed out, you can get to 2000/WC pretty quickly by holding down the "Page Down" key, then click on "2000" to select the line, then Ctl+right cursor to get to ZZ then left cursor back to WC (wish there was a "go to" type of command available).
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wiwster writes:
I've to ask this for screen shot..how did you getit..I tried for it and all was fine..but when I saved it ,the pic was absolutely creep..whole dark..help me out..can I make a movie of it..none of the trial softwares are working..which software to be used..??..HELP ME OUT.....!!!!!
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carusso writes:
Is there something like this for Excel 2002?
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harerama1008 writes:
Does this work with 2007?
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Colbabe writes:
This Egg worked fine for me. One note: the first time that I ran it, I had a lot of applications running maximised in the background (including ICQ jammed up against the right-hand side of the screen), and my resolution is 1152x864. When I exited the game, all of my maximised applications were resized to about 640x480 (maybe less!), and ICQ was aroundabouts the middle of the screen; I laboriously resized everything after that. Second time I loaded it, everything was fine, although I only had the IE window open at the time, but ICQ didn't move. So, my recommendation is to not run many applications maximised in the background.
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Webmaster writes:
This took me a couple of tries to get the hang of, but after I got it, it was awesome!! You have unlimited oil slicks, and if you hold down "O", a stream of oil will come out. Same with the machine gun.
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sAlt_sHaKer writes:
is there a way to save the page? it gets tedious scrolling down to row 2000
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DIzzIE writes:
Virtual Dave, when I went to your site, I got the same message I did before....about the interactivity thing.....AAAAARGH!
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SavedOne writes:
WOW! This is the first egg I've ever actually got to work! YAHOOOO and on the first try even! Thanks e1 :o)
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Silver757 writes:
Freddy, I think you tried it in Explorer and didn't open the worksheet as a web page. If that's why, save it as a web page, click "Publish," and click on the "Add Interactivity With" checkbox. Leave the drop-down menu alone. Now you can scroll to WC2000.
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tvan writes:
I have O2K with SR-1 installed, and it still worked just fine, so that isn't a problem. I am also running IE 5.5 with AX8.0.
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Steven M writes:
You actually have to CLICK on the row 200 (Click on the number 2000) to make it all selected. Then tab over. The road also says things like 'So your name got misspelled. Whacha gonna do about it?' and 'also also wik' and 'what do these people do again?'
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Nik writes:
I cannot get past column IV in the excel spreadsheet I saved. Help!!!!!!
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mateczko writes:
So cool game... and funny credits :D
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VasON writes:
Can somebody, who played this game explane to me WHAT I HAD TO DO TO START IT! Please, help me!!! I didn't understand how...
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Alok writes:
superlative, this is the best one I've seen in my life
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Sinistar writes:
Fun little game but I get no sound, or is there supposed to be any?
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LEe writes:
there is an easy and quick way to get to colum WC what you do is click and drag down to row 2000 then click on colum 2000 row a then press control right arrow and it takes you to row IZ or something then scroll backwards to colum WB!! then click on the 2000 button and press TAB to get WC active then press control alt shift and double click on the logo!!
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Tristan writes:
I just found out a neat aspect of the game. First, if you push the ALT key while playing, it pauses your game. If you press it again, it resumes your game. If you hold the fire button (space bar) while you press ALT, then let go of fire, and press ALT again, you have rapid fire. To turn it off, repeat the procedure. COOL HUH!!!!
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I would like to point out that in icy viper's comment some people who just do not use computers much may not know what IE is (Internet Explorer) and also when you press tab it brings you to b2000 not a2000 just thought this might be helpful for anyone who got confused.
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fafi writes:
for Crash-Override :- You will have to save a blank sheet as a web page (follow the instructions above). At the moment you are looking at a simple Excel spreadsheet, which as you've found out, is not as wide.
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Cee writes:
I really cannot get this thing to work, I've tried different suggestions so what's wrong because I have everything I need. Can anybody help?
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Billy writes:
Hey, I have Excel 2002(XP). I was wondering if this will work. I have tried it but i dont get anything except the about popup. I have XP Prof, Office XP and DirectX 9.0. Please help me via email!
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Shulin Liu writes:
even works with Chinese version!
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BlueJ100 writes:
I found a web site where you can download the Web Components. http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/owc1001.aspx Just praying it'll work now. :)
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DaBull !!! writes:
During the game, the sun seems to set. Hit your 'H' key for headlights on/off. Also, if you let other cars run into you, from any direction, you must be shooting (space bar) to kill them, even if your sitting still. Did anybody get any sound to work?
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silence writes:
It worked fine :) I like to quote: So your name is misspelled what are you going to do about it. :P
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Kraken writes:
Incidentally, if you Alt-Tab out to Windows you'll see in the Taskbar that the game is called Dev Hunter! Is this Microsoft's way of getting rid of unwanted programmers???
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segunder writes:
Ok heres the deal, After you start it, hold space+o then Ctrl+Esc out When you come back in, you should have ... automatic defenses... sit back, relaxe, and enjoy... After a while it might get alittle boring so..... hit space to turn off shooting and o to turn off oil...
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Aquilo writes:
Very nice!!! :)
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Virtual Dave writes:
This is pretty cool! If you want to see this XL2000 egg you can go to the page that I saved with instructions already in the spreadsheet here: http://www.dmtweb.atfreeweb.com/xl2000.asp. This includes a hyper-link to cell WC2000! -Virtual Dave
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SysAdmin writes:
I've done this easter egg before but it won't work on my PC at work. It has DirectX 7, IE4, Web Components 9.0.0.3821 SR-1, and XL2000. I get the same info box that several other people have gotten. Perhaps OfficeUpdate has removed this or is incompatible with some of the patches?
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Silver757 writes:
The first time I tried this it worked! And how many US dollars equal 500 UK pounds?
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Russ writes:
£500 is about $800. ish. I think this egg is really in Office Web components (cell WC2000 - Web Components 2000), not strictly Excel. Fun anyway!
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Silver757 writes:
Freddy, I think you tried it in Excel and didn't open the worksheet as a web page. If that's why, save it as a web page, click "Publish," and click on the "Add Interactivity With" checkbox. Leave the drop-down menu alone. Now you can scroll to WC2000. Reason for adding this twice: I said "Explorer," not "Excel."
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AndyB writes:
I have sp1 and every other patch and upgrade installed on my home computer and it works perfectly fine. I run win2k and office2k. This is by far the coolest and most advanced patch that I have ever seen. I don't know how they slipped this one by.
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Neufie writes:
Improved Instructions: Easter Egg: Boot Excel 2000 Under file menu, select 'Save as Web Page' On the Save As window a) Select the Selection: Sheet Option and b) Click on the 'Publish' Button On the Publish as Web Page window a) select 'Add Interactivity' Option b) Adjust path and File Name: to whatever you want and click on the 'Publish' button Load the htm page with IE. You should have Excel in the middle of the page. Scroll to row 2000, column WC. Select row 2000, and tab so that WC is the active column. Hold down Shift+Crtl+Alt nad click the Office logo in the upper-left. If you have DirectX, you will be playing what looks like spy hunter. Use the arrow keys to drive, space to fire, O to drop oil slicks, and when it gets dark, use H for your headlights.
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Turnip writes:
this game has always worked great for me this week i am running it in office 2000 pro on windows 98se, running on a virtual pc inside windows xp pro with office xp both os's running directx 9
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trojjer writes:
Does anyone have a WORKING asp .net page for this egg? I've tried the methods, but I gave up and I am looking for an aforementioned ready-to-use page with the spreadsheet embedded within it; and maybe a link to select the cell (WC,2000) done with VBScript or something... Saves the scrolling! P.S: All the links posted for this egg are currently "dead," or the domain name has been passed on, etc. If no-one has any more, then I'll continue to try. (There has to be some more!)
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Jessica writes:
I am f***ing confused! can some1 tell me how this thing works???
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whkoh writes:
This is the coolest egg ever! Do as Jimbo says and you should be able to get in, I did.
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MissingNO writes:
If you hold DOWN ARROW+LEFT ARROW or DOWN ARROW+RIGHT ARROW long enough and crash, you might see a replica of the road. Unfortunately, you crash when you drive off the road, so you can't drive on it. Pretty cool, huh?
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MissingNO writes:
i think you need directx 7, and you must not have an earlier or later version.
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Dan writes:
Great egg, unlike word 97's pinball game (what a joke). One of the few eggs that are fun and interesting for more than 30 seconds. If Excel modified the game a little, like adding levels and a scoring system, this egg may really sell :P ~Dan0
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catzenberger writes:
Sorry guys, I have win95 & Office 2000 Excel & it just doesn't work. My rows only go across to iv not wc as in the instructions.
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verdy_p writes:
Using the whole procedure described (even when going to the web page that contain the guided worksheet in HTML format), this does not seem to be included in the translated languages. I think it only works when using the original US English version of Office Web Component. I could not get the game to start on Win98SE + IE5.5 + DirectX 8.0 and with O2K SR-1a, all components in French
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Dan writes:
For some reason my columns only go up to "IV"....any suggestions?
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Snappy_Tom writes:
Has anyone been to Virtual Dave's web page? I can't get to it but I would like to know how to add a hyper-link to cell WC2000? If you know how to accomplish this please feel free to email me.
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6024 writes:
Cool game! You have to highlight all of row 2000 and then scroll over so that WC is at the far left (So the columns on the screen read: WC, WD, WE, WF, etc.) That's the only way I got it to work (Excel 2000, Win ME, IE 6.0) Also, it only works in 2000! I've had 97 before and it ends at IZ, so that's why.
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Rebecca writes:
Very nifty! Is there any way to win/lose this game, or do you just cruise along indefinitely?
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EggsMaster writes:
It took me a LOT of time to do this egg, and it's not woking! What's the problem? I have DirectX 7.0 and Internet Explorer 5.0!!!
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doggwan4 writes:
Great Game!!!!!!!!!!! it took me a while to get the game working because i didn't save as a webpage or publish it. my friend showed me how to do it and now i can get to it with no problam. i have office professional and NO DIRECT X!!! dunno how its working but it is. if ANY 1 has questions fell free to email or talk to me on yahoo messanger sn is doggwan4.
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AJ writes:
This is a cool game, it worked first time, and i just followed the instructions at the top! I'm only 14, surely it's not that hard! ~AJ ~~~~
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Shane Kanode writes:
I took out the middle work and already set up the game for you, but remember I think you need DX6(directX 6, and IE5. To Play Excel2000 SpyRacer; just goto this page and follow the instructions!! http://webpages.charter.net/italianboy23/spyracer.htm
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I found out that if you typed "BILLSOFT" (without quotes) at the end of the game you'll see Bill Gates picture riding in a car. Hold down CTRL+ALT+SHIFT and click the red car and enjoy!! By the way, we're accidentally found this eeggs. I'm not the only one who discovered the eeggs, perix too. (You must have 3DAnimator installed in your computer)
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dbronso writes:
I couldn't get this to work until I tried pressing the keys in the reverse order - ALT+CTRL+SHIFT instead of the SHIFT+CRTL+ALT outlined in the message. If you are having trouble entering the game - you may try that!
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ADakky writes:
This is the coolest egg ever seen! I have seen many others, but this one is great! By the way, where the game ends?
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Watchman® writes:
Uhm.... does anyone know that "WC" means toilet in Eurospeak? Ha!
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Silver757 writes:
It works well on a Celeron or higher. The frame rate is good, you don't go too fast, and you can do the above glitches.
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computadude writes:
Worked on 1st attempt. Nothing too thrilling.
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kimmy writes:
I cannot get this to work even though I have tried it every way suggested, to the letter. Has anyone else tried it successfully on a network? User piggay has me paranoid to try it again on the network. TIA
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TonyC writes:
I hava Windows XP and I need help. I don't know what to do.
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lilshawn writes:
I have ie 6.0.2600.0000 direct x 8.1 win 98 se with all sp's and office 2000 and it works just fine! i don't know what kind of "version problems" you could all be having???
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Mario82 writes:
when you save the web, open with internet explorer! go to the raw 2000, and select all! tab abcdefg...... aa bb cc dd.... ba bb bc bd...... wa wb WC! now, press ALT+CTRL+SHIFT and the icon upper left!!
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prazon writes:
How the hell do I get this damn thing to work.I got to line 2000 highlight it then click cell WC hold the keys down and click the icon and NOTHING!!!!!???????
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MissingNO writes:
Your shortcut really sped up the process, Virtual Dave! Thanks! O_o
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Tony Gies writes:
Is there a way to temporarily remove or deactivate SR-1?
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PJ writes:
got it right the first time! cool!
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XTC writes:
Can somebody just upload this to a website and give us the link since it doesn't seem to work for so many of us?
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Haizie writes:
i use windows xp IE 6 and it worked for me.I use WC as the active column.this is the best easter eggs i ever found
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g2f1 writes:
That was fun but too bad none of the other cars shot back. I would rather play the REAL Spy Hunter (at www.shockwave.com) but still that was fun.
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Unchisto writes:
In a word,aaaaawweesome! Keep 'em coming.
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