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                     |                               |
                     |  The Definitive Source Guide  |
                     |  to Secret Keys, Easter Eggs  |
                     |      and Hidden Messages      |
                     |                               |
                     |        : 1st Edition :        |
                     |         Apr. 15, 1992         |
                     |                               |
                     |   Compiled by The Ramsacker   |
                     |       The Byte Bastards       |
                     |      BBS: (201) 697-7001      |
                     |_______________________________|



     Greetings.  A lot of work went into this file.  I spent many long nights
tracking down these little gems that to this day still leave me smiling.
They are the last undiscovered relic of the Apple pirate world.  They remain
hidden on your disks, unknown, unrealized, waiting to be discovered, perhaps
finally now, perhaps never.  Never to be known by anyone except for the
person who planted it in the first place.  Call me weird, but there's a
certain mystique about them.  Its like finding an old coin buried in your
back yard:  it was there, waiting to be dug up,  and you didn't even realize
it.  Or finding that last easter egg (hence the name) on that certain Sunday
when you were but a little guy.  I am speaking of what I prefer to call
"secret keys".  I always got off on finding the things.  To think that years
ago, someone, somewhere, added something a little special to their work for
someone to find later is, well, real neat.

     This file is older than promises of an upgrade for the //gs...literally
(by the way, those of you still holding out hope, give it up).  I finally
felt it was time to put aside my perfectionist tendencies and put it out with
some incomplete or un-researched entries.  I used to tirelessly pursue every
lead I could in order to track down secret keys and the like; calling
different pirate friends around the country and asking them about ones I had
heard rumors of; searching disks sector by sector looking for funny or
interesting messages; boot tracing nearly every single one of my cracked
games to see if the title page routine included some check for a special
keypress.  I put a lot of time and effort into this file, and hope that the
few people who will take the time to read it will possibly gain some
enjoyment from checking out these gems for themselves.  This file was started
almost two years ago (I can't believe it myself).  If you're like me, you
still have most of these games or programs stuffed away in disk cases that
you rarely dig into anymore (mine make great dust collectors).  Now you have
a chance to re-live some of those fond memories of playing cool Apple games
well into the wee hours.  Perhaps not, but give it a whirl anyway, you might
enjoy some of the things you discover for the first time.

     A lot of these games are ancient (some a decade old!) and you probably
don't and won't ever have them.  I do have most of them (except for the GS
stuff...I don't have a GS and probably never will unless I can get one for
under $100...any offers?)  Of course, some of the more obscure hardware
easter eggs will be a challenge for those of you who will attempt to
experience every single secret key documented in this file.  As if anyone is
actually going to try, but if you are, try going to your school or some place
where they have old outdated Apple's.  You may even find some of the older
games still making the rounds in programming class when the twits should be
coding rather than playing Mario Bros.

     I had hoped to make this guide as complete and up-to-date as possible,
but considering its been aeons since I last touched it, I felt I may as well
release it now or never release it at all.  I don't know what kind of
audience this file will receive, but I hope the few people who do take the
time to get it are pleased with the effort I took to present them with these
gems and hope they enjoy them as much as I do.

     The Apple Pirate world was a killer playground for me: all the different
BBS' and the interesting types I met in different corners of the country.
The dead and lonely back-alley wares boards and the thriving elyte message
systems.  There will never be another community, another sub-society like it.
The 80's were a decade of advancement for all computers, but Apples and Apple
users led the way.  Apple users were the innovators, the originators.  The
pirate code of honor (and dishonor) that spawned from the Apple world, all
the words (K-K00L!), customs (crack screens and rag pages) found their way
into many different areas of the computer world as a whole.  Atari and
Commodore 64 groups hoped to only come close to the rich Apple pirate
traditions.  Oh, the bustling commerce of wares being traded between
different warehouse Meccas of pirated games!  But of course, all empires must
fall, or be absorbed into a greater whole.

     Near the end, other computers' pirating customs began spilling back
into the Apple realm, and it was completely lame.  But by then, the Apple
world was pretty much extinct anyway, only being carried on by those die-hard
romantics hoping to effect some sort of revival.  Now the Apple modem world
is but a ghost of what it once was.  Lonely, desolate, Apple BBS' are few and
far between.  I sometimes call out, now only to one and sometimes two Apple
BBS'.  The Apple may be dead, but then, so are a lot of other computers.  The
90s are here, man.  Things are changing real fast.  Apple and IBM working
together?  MicroSoft and IBM, splitsville?  Its so diverse out there now.
Don't hold back.  Use your Apple experience as a stepping stone onto other
platforms.  There's so much out there to try...

     Well, I got carried away, but since this is in all likelihood my last
major Apple world contribution, what the fuck.


                             :Acknowledgements:

Thanks to Hot Rod (where ever the hell he is these days) for publishing the
first secret key files and turning me on to this entertaining pastime and
for finding all the secret keys he did.  Also, thanks go to Apple Core for
the secret keys he found and published in his "Secret Game Keys" file.
Finally, thanks to the many people that informed me of new ones I hadn't
known about.  This file basically compiles all previously published secret
keys plus the few ones I have located into this one source guide.


These are the different types of "Easter Eggs" you will find listed in this
file:

1) Secret Key (a single keypress that results in some action, such as a
   message being displayed)
2) Password (a series of keypresses that result in some action)
3) Hidden message (a message embedded somewhere in a program or somewhere on
   a disk)
4) Game cheat (a sequence of keypresses that leads to some sort of game
   cheat)

I have even included some hardware Easter Eggs!  These are ones found in
certain pieces of Apple hardware that I have deemed significant.

An entry that has "(unverified)" next to the name of the ware indicates that
I have not been able to verify that entry, but am including it for you to
explore.  No claim is made as to the actual existence of an easter egg for
that particular entry.

Enjoy!


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Advanced Pirate's Signature

A) Press [ESC] at the main menu for a hidden page
B) Press [CTRL-C] at the hidden page to enter the monitor

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Airheart (Evil Sock's 16 sector crack; unverified)

A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $2
B) Boot a DOS 3.3, insert your Airheart disk in the drive and then enter the
   following:

     CALL -151
     300: A9 00 8D EB B7 8D F0 B7 A9 21 8D EC B7 A9 0A 8D
     310: ED B7 A9 04 8D F1 B7 A9 01 8D F4 B7 20 E3 03 20
     320: D9 03 CE ED B7 EE F1 B7 AD F1 B7 C9 08 D0 ED 2C
     330: 00 C0 10 FB 2C 10 C0 A9 04 8D F1 B7 AD ED B7 C9
     340: 02 D0 D9 60
     300G

   This enters the monitor and creates a short program which loads some
   sectors off of the Airheart disk which contains a message from The Evil
   Sock.  I assume there is (or was) a way to load this message using a
   secret key but I was unable to figure it out.

(I tried contacting The Evil Sock to find out just how to access these
messages from a secret key.  No go.  I tore the game apart and looked for the
possible secret keys myself.  What I found instead were his routines to crash
the game if his text crack pages were changed in any way.  Neat, but no
secret keys to be found.)

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Ankh

A) When it asks you to choose which way, press '^' (use 'I', 'J', 'K', 'L' to
   move, [ESC] to exit).  It's different every time.
B) At the title page, press a number, 1-8, and then [ESC] for a message
C) Also at the title page, try 'C', 'H', 'S', and 'T'

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Apple Cider Spider

Use a sector editor to see a note on Track $07, Sector $3 that you wouldn't
normally see

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Apple //c (Original)

Entering the following program from BASIC will produce the names of three
people on the Apple //c programming team:

                             10 IN#5
                             20 INPUT A$
                             30 PRINT A$

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Apple //e (Unenhanced, Revision B Motherboard)

You will find the name "RICK A" stored in ASCII at $FC5C and the name
"Bryan" stored in ASCII at $FEC5 in the ROM (Rick Auricchio and Bryan
Stearns modified the ROM for the Apple //e)

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Apple //gs

A) When you get the "Check startup device" message after booting your
   computer, press Control-Open-Apple-Option-N to see the names of the people
   on the Apple //gs design team
B) Press Control-^ and then any key and the cursor will change into the key
   you pressed
C) While in the monitor, enter a '#', and whenever you access the control
   panel, you will have two new options, "Memory Peeker" and "Visit Monitor"
   "Visit Monitor" allows you to do just that, and "Memory Peeker" lets you
   look at the stack and whatever memory location you desire.

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Aquatron

Press [CTRL-@] during game play to advance a level

Note: Pressing 'W' used to do something but the code is gone

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Arcade Boot Camp

Press 'C' during survival training for the cheat mode

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Archon I

A) At the main menu of the game type: JLN [CTRL-I] JLN [CTRL-I].  This throws
   you into a hidden shape editor.
B) At the crack screen, press the following sequence of letters while holding
   down the "CONTROL" key: AA AB TB ZB MA HR SS.  This produces a hidden
   picture that pops up on the screen.

These letters are located in the last window that pops up on the crack screen
and represent the initials of the handles of each member of the Midwest
Pirates Guild (AA = Apple Avenger, AB = Apple Bandit, TB = The Burglar, ZB =
Zaphod Beeblebrox, MA = Mini-Appler, HR = Hot Rod, SS = ?)

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Archon II

Read Track $1A, Sector $9 to $5E00 and Track $1A, Sector $8 to $5F00.  Then
save it out to a DOS 3.3 disk with a

                "BSAVE EA TRACK WRITER UTILITY,A$5E00,L$200"

This recovers a utility that prompts you for a starting address and track
number and then writes the 4K range of memory beginning at the start address
you entered to the track you selected.

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ASCII Express

Press [CTRL-D], [CTRL-I], [CTRL-S] at the "?" prompt or from remote to get
the serial number of the running copy

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Ball Blazer

Pressing ';' changes the number of droids to begin with on each team

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Bard's Tale GS (unverified)

Press Control-Open-Apple-Option-B at the crack screen

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Batman

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $A of
Side 1

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Battletech

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0 of
Side 1

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Beer Run (unverified)

Press [ESC] after running the program to get 9 men

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Black Belt

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $11, Sectors $7 and
$B

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Borg (unverified)

Press Control-^, Control-] during game play to see all the screens

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Borrowed Time

Type "BURGER" during game play for a different ending

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Boulder Dash

Use a sector editor to view Track $0D, Sectors $2, $9, $1 in that order, the
latter sector containing an intriguing message

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Buck Rogers

A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $01, Sectors $B-$A
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $11, Sector $1
C) Press [CTRL-K] [CTRL-E] [CTRL-N] during game play for infinite ships
D) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for an endless message

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Bug Attack

During game play:
A) Press [CTRL-B] to kill a random bug or bug-segment
B) Press [CTRL-C] to restart the game
C) Press '1' for silence, '2' and '3' for different sound effects, and '4'
   for music

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Cat-Send 3.0

A) Press [CTRL-P] for a secret poem
B) Press ':' or '-' for minor screen modifications

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Championship Loderunner

A) Press 'D' at the crack screen for the dox to the game
B) Reset your computer during the game to see a message on the text screen

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Choplifter

Press [CTRL-L] and then the level you wish to move to (1-3)

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Crack of Doom

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0 of
both Side 1 and Side 2

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Conan

Press [CTRL-^] after you flip the disk over for a secret message

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Congo Bongo

A) Press [CTRL-A] at the crack screen for a hidden page
B) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for an endless message

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Copy ][+ 5.x

I don't know if this is exactly a secret, but pressing [CTRL-@] whilst in the
sector editor will toggle the characters in the ASCII display between the
primary and alternate character sets.

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Dalton's Disk Disintegrater II

Type "DALTON" at the title screen for a tune

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Dalton's Disk Disintigrator V5.0

A) Type "DALTON" at the title page for a secret page
B) Type "DALTON!!" at the secret page for a tune
C) Type "LOUIS!!!" at the secret page for another secret page
D) Use a block editor or file view utility to view the entire file which
   contains embedded messages throughout the code

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Dark Heart of Uukrul (TC96 Release)

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0 of
Disk 1, Side 1

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Dark Lord

A) Press 'C' at the title page to choose the prompt you prefer
B) Use a sector editor to view the messages embedded on Track $00, Sectors
   $1-$F of Side 2

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Death Sword

Press [CTRL-V] during game play for the version number

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Demon Wrath (unverified)

A) Use a sector editor to view the messages embedded on Track $00, Sectors $0
   and $A
B) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a message

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Dino Eggs

While the game is booting after the crack screen, press [CTRL-^].  Then, when
the disk drive stops, press ']' to see a list of the pirates who had your
particular copy of the game before you.

(Note: Thanks to some programming wizardry, fresh copies of this MPG crack
are able to tell when they are booted up for the first time after being
duplicated.  Whenever a new copy is booted for the first time, it asks you to
enter your handle, which is then added to the list of pirates through whom
your copy of the game has been handed down.)

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Donkey Kong

A) These cheat keys are valid during game play:
   1) Press '1' to give yourself extra Mario's (up to 255, after which it
      will roll over to zero)
   2) Press '2' to toggle invincibility On/Off (makes you absolutely
      immortal)
B) Use a sector editor to view some interesting messages on Track $22,
   Sectors $E and $F

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Drol

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $E (the
same message can also be found on Track $03, Sector $0)

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Easter Island (unverified)

Press '@' after the second title page for a secret page

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Echelon (unverified)

A) Press 'R' at the crack screen for a hidden rag
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $0
C) During the game, enter your name plus "*ECH" for an extra message

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Epoch

Type "NOTICE" during game play for a copyright message from the author

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F-15 Strike Eagle

CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a familiar listing

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Falcons

BLOAD the game into memory and then change location $1901 from 4C 00 60 to 20
BC 63, then start the game at its load address.  This restores a game edit
menu that is invoked by pressing [ESC] during the title display.

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Flight Simulator II v1.0

A) Press [CTRL-A] at the crack screen for a secret message
B) Use a Track/Sector Map utility (Copy ][+ version 5 or earlier) on this
   disk for a message

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FL0BYN0ID

Use a sector editor to view messages embedded on Track $00, Sector $1 and
Track $0B, Sector $5

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Force 7

Press [CTRL-P] during game play for a cheat from The Psycho which restores
your health

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Frogger II: Three Deep

Use a sector editor to view Track $12, Sector $F (preferably Copy ][+)

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FTA Christmas Demo (unverified)

A) At the main menu enter the following and then press [RETURN]:
   1) FAG
   2) KILLKILL
   3) SAPIN
B) Hold down the Open-Apple key when clicking on the credits

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Gauntlet

Press 'U' at the crack screen for a hidden rag

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Golan Front

There is a DOS 3.3 editor similar to Dos Boss stored on the disk that is not
linked in the catalog.  To retrieve the program either use a file recovery
utility (such as Fixcat on Bag of Tricks) or make a copy of the disk and then
use a sector editor and edit Track $11, Sector $F, Byte $0B from $15 to $12
(on your copy).  This will connect the program through the "HELLO" file on
the disk.  To get to the program, simply type "RUN HELLO".

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Great American Cross Country Road Race

When asked if you want to load an opposing field from disk, press 'Y'.  Then,
when you are asked to select a field to load, press 'I' and then 'M' for a
message from the author (I.M. are the author's initials).

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Gumball

A) Press [CTRL-H] to view the Gumball Hall of Fame
B) Press [CTRL-U], [CTRL-C], [CTRL-B] to see a hidden list of credits
C) Press [RETURN] to toggle a target sighting on/off
   1) Use the 'U', 'I', 'O', 'J', 'K', 'L', 'M', ',', '.' keyboard block to
      move the sighting
D) Press both joystick buttons to turn the target sighting on and then move
   the sighting to the lower left-hand corner of the screen for a secret
   message
E) Press [CTRL-Z] during the cartoons (as revealed by D)

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Hacker

A) At the LOGON prompt, enter:
   1) "AUSTRALIA" to bypass the initial messages and tests
   2) "TITLE" for a title scroll
   3) "HYDRAULIC" for a message
   4) "MAGMA, LTD" and "AX-0310479" are recognized, but produce no effect
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $02, Sectors $E-$5
   (the same message can also be found on Track $00, Sector $0)

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Hacker II

At the LOGON prompt, enter:
A) "TITLE H2SC" for a title scroll
B) "COVER H2SC" to win the game
C) "DEMO H2SC" to make the text scroll faster
D) "00987" to bypass the initial messages and tests

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Halley Project

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $0F, Sector $A

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Hardball

A) Type "SPAZ" at the crack screen for a farewell message from The Spaz
B) CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a message

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Hard Hat Mack

A) Press Control-^ or Control-] during game play for separate secret messages
B) At the title page, press 1-3 to start at that level before you start the
   game

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The Heist

At the title page, press Shift 1-3 to enter that respective level with 98 men

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Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

After pressing a key once at the crack screen, press [CTRL-F] for a secret
window

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Hyborian Fontpack Three

Invoke Picture Scanner 1.0 (included on the disk).  Set it for Track $07 and
press [RETURN] to scan the Fontpack disk.  Press [SPACE] to see the hidden
picture.

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Into the Eagle's Nest

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $13, Sectors $C-$D

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Intrigue!

At the crack screen, type "AMIGA" for a secret page

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Jellyfish

During the demo, press '!' for one player or '"' for two players

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Jumpman (unverified)

When the level number is being shown, press 1-6 to select the game speed

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Karateka (Original Disk)

Boot the back side of the original disk for a neat surprise

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Krackerjack's Autograph

Select the "Toggle Overlay" option in the program twice in a row to discover
the hidden rag page

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Kung-Fu Master

Press [CTRL-J] during the demo or game play for a secret page (press [CTRL-F]
to return to the game)

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Labyrinth (unverified)

During game play, press [ESC] and then type "KAY", then a number (1-8) to
enter that level or '9' for an extra ship

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Laser 128

Press Control-Reset-M all together and you will be thrown into the monitor
anytime (Press [CTRL-RESET] to resume where you reset)

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Lode Runner

A) During game play:
   1) Press [CTRL-@] for an extra man
   2) Press [CTRL-^] to advance to the next level
B) Press [CTRL-E] during the demo to enter the screen editor (not really a
   secret)

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Lode Runner II

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $17, Sector $B

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Lunar Leeper

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $13, Sector $C

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Marauder

CATALOG the disk from DOS 3.3 for a message

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Marble Madness

On level 1, maneuver your ball down the screen until you get to the second
steep incline located on the narrow path.  Make your marble jump over this
incline onto the area to the left.  Move your marble over to the side of the
screen and then up a couple squares and then wait there until the clock
reaches 13 seconds.  If you are at the right place, the game will tell you
that you are entering the "Water Maze", and you will advance to this maze
once the clock reaches zero.

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Microwave

During the demo, press [CTRL-Q] and then 'C' to see all the mazes

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Mario Bros.

On the 202 Alliance file crack, press [ESC] when it starts printing out
"<:-:> THE 202 ALLIANCE <:-:>" for a secret message.

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Merlin Assembler

From DOS 3.3, load program "HELLO" from the Merlin disk.  From BASIC, enter
"900" to delete line 900 (your system will lock up, so press [RESET] to
recover it) and then list the program from 1010 to 1011 for some interesting
"REM" statements.

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Millionwaire

A) Press [CTRL-L] at the title page for a secret page
B) Press [CTRL-N] at the title page for a hidden message

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Mind Shadow (unverified)

Type "BURGER" during game play for a secret page

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Miner 2049er

When the game asks you to select the number of players, press '#' and then
the level you wish to start at, 1-0 (0 is level 10)

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Most Electronic Arts wares

A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $01, Sectors $B
   and $E of Side 1
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $D of
   Side 1

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Mr. Do

During game play, press [SPACE] and then enter "SECONDS" for a cheat from
Black Bag

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Murder On the Zinderneuf (unverified)

Press [CTRL-@] to find out who did it

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Night Flight

During the demo, press [CTRL-^] and then enter "HARDHATMACK" at the password
prompt for a secret message

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Night Mission Pinball

1) Type "FIX" during the demo to enter the game editor
2) Press '!' during game play to single step the ball

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Ogre Accessory Disk

Get into Basic System (BASIC) by terminating the program and type:

                "-I/DONT/HAVE/MY/HEAD/UP/MY/ASS/YEAH"

This will reveal Sector Seventeen's hidden message challenge.

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Olympic Decathlon

Press [RESET] and then type "TWS" as fast as possible to enter the monitor
(TWS are the author's initials - Timothy W. Smith)

(Note: This game contains a backup utility on Track $22, but recovering it
would not be likely since it is destroyed after a backup copy of the game is
made with it.)

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One World (unverified)

Press [ESC] and then type "BBAG" for a cheat mode

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Orbitron

During game play, press [CTRL-R] and then 1-7 to enter that level of play

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Pac Man

When the game asks you to enter the number of players, press [CTRL-V] and
then [CTRL-C].  You will then be asked if you wish to select the game rank
(level) or see the intermission cartoons.

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Paperboy

Press 'R' at the crack screen for a hidden rag

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Prince of Persia (Byte Bastard Cracked and all 18 Sector Versions)

A) Before the game boots (while the disk drive is recalibrating), hold down
   both Open-Apple and Closed-Apple and press:
   1) DELETE (only works on a //gs)
   2) '!' for a secret message
   3) RETURN for a graphics surprise
   4) '@' for another graphics surprise
   5) '^' and move your joystick around
B) Press [CTRL-V] during game play for the version number
C) During any disk access on side two of the game, press '^' for a hidden
   surprise
D) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $F of
   Side 1

On The Saltine's Crack:

Press [CTRL-V] during game play for a cheat which gives you eight hit points

On the Doppleganger's 3.5 version:

A) Press Open-Apple-Control-V to restore time to 60 minutes
B) Press Closed-Apple-Control-V to restore your hit points

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Print Shop GS

A) Hold down the Open-Apple key when you are exiting from the program to
   enter a secret menu (La La Land) which allows you to meet the design staff
   of the program.  After selecting an option from the menu, you can point
   and click each person to see what their name is.
B) Be sure to run the program on Christmas Day

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Print Shop Companion

A) At the main menu of the program type "STEVEN" and then press [ESC]
B) Boot Side 2 and press [CTRL-^] for a hidden game

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ProDOS 8

Enter the "VERIFY" command from BASIC without specifying a filename

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ProDOS 16 Finder

Hold down the Control, Shift, and Option keys while clicking the "About the
Finder" option and you will be presented with a window with several icons.
Each icon represents a specific design team, and clicking each icon will show
you the names of the persons on each design team.  Also, click the word
"Apple" at the top of this window for a neat surprise.

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ProTERM

Press Open-Apple-& to exit into the monitor (dependent on version number)

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Pursuit of Piracy

Press [CTRL-D], [CTRL-W], [CTRL-I] at the title page for a hidden page

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Quest of the Gem

Pressing '~' at the title page to find out how many times your copy has been
booted

(Note: A programming error restricts this secret function from performing as
it was intended.  It will not count how many times the disk has been booted
unless slightly modified to work)

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Raid Over Moscow

A) Type "TUT" at the crack page for a hidden rag page
B) Press Shift 2-5 at any time during the game to jump to that respective
   level (Shift-6 will also take you to level 5 while Shift-1 will take you
   to the title page)

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Randamn

When asked to give an incantation to skip levels, enter the following:
A) "TOMB" to enter the Liquid Universe
B) "OOZE" to enter the Endless Swamp
C) "DROWN" to enter the Orange Planet
D) "RISK" to enter the Universe of Snow

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Rearguard (unverified)

During game play, press [CTRL-T] and then the level you wish to move to, 1-8

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Rescue Raiders

A) Type "ZIPPY" during game play to invoke the following cheat commands:
   1) Press '/' for extra helicopters (up to 255)
   2) Press 'J' to place your helicopter at the far left of the battlefield
   3) Press 'K' to place your helicopter in the middle of the battlefield
   4) Press 'L' to place your helicopter at the far right of the battlefield
   5) Press [RETURN] to toggle a bullet-proof shield on your helicopter on or
      off (normally off)
   6) Enter '-' and then a number (1-9) to jump to that level of play
B) During game play, press [RESET] twice (once to reset the computer and then
   once again to get into BASIC).  Enter the following:

     CALL -151                        (to get into the monitor)
     280: 2C 83 C0 2C 83 C0 4C 00 F0  (enables the RAM card, JuMPs to $F000)
     280G                             (executes the entered code)

   This puts you in an interrupt utility called "Instarupt" which was created
   by the author.
C) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded in the high score table on
   Track $00, Sector $F

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Robocop

A) These cheat keys are valid during game play:
   1) [CTRL-A] gives you the standard pistol with full rounds
   2) [CTRL-B] gives you the super pistol with full rounds
   3) [CTRL-C] gives you the spreader pistol with full rounds
   4) [CTRL-D] gives you the pulse cannon with full rounds
   5) [CTRL-E] stops the clock and makes you invincible
   6) [CTRL-F] starts the clock and makes you vulnerable again
B) While entering your name on the high score list, press [CTRL-S], [CTRL-_],
   [CTRL-P] for the author's trademark message ("S_P" stands for Scum Puppy,
   which is the author's handle on the modem networks)
C) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $E of
   Side 1

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Roundabout (unverified)

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $0A, Sector $1

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Sea Dragon

A) At the title page,  pressing [CTRL-K], [CTRL-J], or [CTRL-P] for keyboard,
   joystick or joyport play respectively will give you 9999 air units instead
   of only 6000
B) Use a sector editor to view Track $03, Sector $1

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Serpentine

Press [ESC], then '!', then '$' during game play for an extra serpent

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Short Circuit

A) Press [ESC] during the crack screen for a secret page
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $0B, Sector $F

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Sinbad GS

Press the [DELETE] key at the crack screen for a hidden message

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Situation Critical

A) During game play, press [ESC] and then type "FGTH" to advance a level
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $17, Sector $9

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Skyfox

Press [CTRL-G] during the tactical display to invoke a secret game

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Sn0ggle

Press Control-] when you are dying to get all your lives back

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Spare Change

A) Press [CTRL-Z] during game play for a Zerk Control Panel which allows you
   to program the behavior of the Zerks.
B) Press [ESC] and then type "-ISLE.DRIVER" during game play for a secret
   cheat menu

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Spy Hunter

Press 'P' during game play to toggle cheat mode on/off

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Star Maze

Press 'A' during the demo for auto-play (computer plays the game)

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Stellar 7

Use a file view utility to view the file "LETTER" found on the disk under DOS
3.3 format

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Strike Fleet

Press 'K' at the crack screen to make the Circle K logos spin

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Tass Times in Tonetown

A) Type "BURGER" during game play for a different ending
B) From ProDOS, type "HGR2" and then "BLOAD YUMMY,A$4000" to see a funny
   hi-res picture (there is supposedly some way to invoke it from the game,
   but I haven't figured out how)

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Tetris

View the message on level 6 on the Coast to Coast crack

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Tetris 2

A) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $8
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $01, Sectors $B-$D

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Time Tunnels

Press [ESC] and then [CTRL-L] during game play to set the level you wish to
play, then press [RETURN] to start playing at that level

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Tracer Sanction

Type "BURGER" during game play for a different ending

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Transwarp //e

Press '9' when you bootup your system for a slightly different self-test
display

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Tubeway

A) During the demo, when the Germ is eating the player, start pressing 'S'
   for a secret message
B) During game play, press [ESC] and then 'R' to move to any level, 1-8
   (press '$' when it asks you to enter the level number for more levels)
C) View the first sector of Mr. Xerox's crack with a file view utility or a
   sector editor for a message

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Two on Two GS (unverified)

Type "APPLEFEST" at the crack screen

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Ultima IV (unverified)

If you have a Mockingboard installed then the following keys may be pressed
from the title page to hear different tunes:

B) Lord British's Tune
C) Castle Theme Song
D) Dungeon Music
O) Main Surface Music
T) Theme Music

Press 1-5 to hear different variations of the currently playing tune, and
press '0' to turn the music off.

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Ultima V

Press [CTRL-@] during game play for your character's location within the game

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Vindicator

During the level intermissions (when the game tells you what level you are
on) press [ESC] to enter a secret game sprite editor

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War of the Lance

Press [CTRL-^] during the crack screen to change the scrolling text message

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Where in the USA is Carmen San Diego? (unverified)

Press [CTRL-V] during game play to see a secret window

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Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?

Press and hold [RESET] during game play to see a message on the bottom of the
text screen

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Where in the World is Carmen San Diego GS (unverified)

Press the Up Arrow key at the crack screen for a secret message

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Wings of Fury (Black Bag 16 sector version)

A) During boot-up, press and hold down the 'B' key to see a hidden page that
   presents instructions and a riddle for invoking the cheat mode during game
   play
B) Press [ESC] and then type "ASK" during game play for unlimited planes (the
   answer to the riddle is "Ask")

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Winter Games (The Gonif's Crack)

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $5

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Wizardry

If you have a Bishop in your party, then while in camp, keep trying to
I)dentify item 9 until you are successful.  This character's experience will
skyrocket (I don't know if this was deliberate programming or a merely a
bug).

(Note: This only works on the first scenario, "Proving Grounds of the Mad
Overlord")

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World Karate Championship

A) Press '+' at anytime during the game to advance the fight location
B) During game play, pressing 'B' will make both fighters turn their heads
   towards you and complain

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Zaxxon 128K (unverified)

Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $13, Sector $F

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(Total entries: 138)


     Note about Bunnymen cracks:  Any ware released by the Bunnymen that I
know has a secret key always has a small, almost unnoticeable key drawn in
the upper-righthand corner of their crack pages.

     The following are file games which contain messages embedded within
them that I didn't feel merited a specific entry.  Use a file view utility to
find the messages (usually just short, inconsequential but vaguely
interesting words or phrases).

Alien Munchies
Asteron
One on One
Pacman
Space Quarks
Space Warrior
Star League Baseball


     The following games were previously noted by others to contain easter
eggs which I could definitely not verify.  Some I stripped apart without
finding the purported easter egg and some I could simply not verify at all.
You may want to venture ahead and do a little snooping yourself.  A note is
given next to each ware as to the nature of the supposed easter egg.

Acey Deucy - There is supposedly a way to make the dice roll whatever you
             want them to

Talon - Pressing [ESC] and the [CTRL-W] during game play is supposed to give
        you an extra mount


     Lastly, a blatant rip-off from Hot Rod's Secret Key file:

          Beagle Bros. - On one of their disks there is this 42 sector
          title page program by Alan Bird.  I can't remember which one
          it is though.  Maybe Fat Cat or something.  Anyway, during
          the title page routine, ctrl-B will display a message from
          them.

     The disk was D-Code.  The program was D.BUG.DEMO.  I didn't find it.


     And now, a listing of all the secret keys I ever included in my own
cracks:

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Dark Heart of Uukrul

A) Press '0' at the crack screen for a message alluding to the fact that The
   OverByte, during our infamous country-wide rag war, said Dark Heart of
   Uukrul would never be cracked (he denied using the word "never", which has
   long since been proven, but hey, it was funny anyway)
B) Use a sector editor to view a message embedded on Track $00, Sector $4

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Pick 'N' Pile

Press [CTRL-R] during the crack screen for a secret window

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Renegade

Boot the back side to view the crack page and then type "GRAFFITTI" for a
secret rag page

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     Finally, use a file view utility to view anyone of my numerous patch
programs (ahem) and other miscellaneous utilities for embedded messages.  I
stuck a whole bunch of them in there.


                       -[*]- That's all, folks. -[*]-


Special Thanks go to: The Over Byte, Mr. Atoz, Hot Rod, Rotten Apple

All around thank you's go to (for the hell of it):  The Master (he gave me a
chance to demonstrate my talent by letting me be a Byte Bastard), Mr. Atoz
(crazy mother-fucker), Jimo (what are you up to these days?), Mr. Xerox
(teach me some of that guitar!), Electrowiz (former Byte Bastard) all Byte
Bastards past and present, The Gypsy and Snarkboy (great friends ever since
the beginning), The Stanstead Hick (coolest Canadian mother-fucker I ever
met), Sc0tch (helped with the Scum Puppy secret keys in RoboCop and an
all-around cool dood), Apple Bandit (real or not, you're still a tweaker, and
you owe me money), El Cid (for being an asshole, but he's cool...NAY), The
Crasher (for being a complete retard), The Vassal (lame for the most part,
but he helped with the rag wars and he knew his shit), Blue Adept (if you
read this, you're more pathetic than even I...you fucking neo-nazi, racist
bastard), Mach Three (for all the help), Frodo (for sicking The Wing on me),
The OverByte (you owe me money too!), the old 213/818 BBS folks, The Space
Viking (doing that Taiwan thang), and of course, The Rampager, the other half
of the RamRods, mashing-womanizer extraordinaire (my idol!)

Also: Beagle Bros. Software for being the masters of frivolously cool little
nicknack programs and awesome utilities, Black Bag for putting quality first
into their cracks, The Midwest Pirates Guild for putting out neat work, The
Digital Gang for doing the same, all the pre-1986 pirates and pirate groups,
all the post-1986 pirates and pirate groups, all the software pirates, anyone
I missed, everyone else, my parents, my agent, the academy...

Lastly, all the musicians to whose music I hacked/cracked/phreaked/programmed
to...

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                                                       The Ramsacker
                                                       April 15, 1992
                                                       12:47 AM
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