Windows 98 Easter Egg - Volcanoes

goto control panel - display
click on screen savers tab
select "3D Text"
click on settings
in the graphics text box type "volcano"


the screen saver will show the names of volcanoes

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Contributed By: m1illion on 08-31-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
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The volcano name
"Garibaldi" seen using the volcano egg The volcano name "Hood" disappearing into the abyss, soon to be replaced by another name

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Comments

deadzaphod writes:
Thanks to a few searches at google.com I found a site (jimlayman.com) with the secret to creating your own list of words for this screensaver: To make the Win95/Win98 3D Text screensaver display whatever text you want, add the following text to your Control.ini file: ---------Add to the control.ini file------------- [Screen Saver.3DText] magic=c:\windows\magic.txt ------------------------------------------------- At the path specified in the entry above, in this case 'c:\windows', make a file with the name used in the entry above, in this case 'magic.txt'. ---------Contents of the magic.txt file---------- -lines line1 line2 Another Line Last Line -words Run Walk Shout Jump ------------------------------------------------- Create as many sections as you want and place at the top of the section a hyphen and the section title. ('-lines' for example) In each section place a group of words you want the screensaver to display. When you type in the section title in the text field in the screensaver setting menu, the 3D Text screensaver will cycle through the list of entries and will display the entries in random order.
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Nikolas writes:
Rainbow volcano! OK- Here's the deal... I figured this out by mistake, but it's pretty nifty. Open up the screen saver panel under ControlPanel|Display. Click the settings button. Enter the text "volcano" as described in the egg. Then, click textured. (assuming that it is already set to solid) Click the "Texture..." button. When the window opens up for you to choose the texture, it should be in the Windows directory, and have the *.bmp option selected. Then, click Cancel, and then OK. When you go back to the control panel, it will pause for a second, and then change the text to a Rainbow theme! This works under Windows98SE, which is what I'm using. Let me know how it works under the other versions. Nikolas
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Erika writes:
:( They took it out of Windows XP
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jschell writes:
This works with Windows 2000 too.
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The Yes Man writes:
The rainbow volcano worked for me. Also you can do this with the pipes and it becomes like a candy cane, and for the flying objects to show up as a texture from the 3d maze.
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PuddyRat writes:
St. Helens is certainly NOT dormant. It last erupted on May 18, 1980. ALL of the others (including the Three Sisters) are also in the Cascade Range anywhere from Canada to California. To get an idea of where most of them are, go to: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Gif/Cascades/Maps/locationmap.gif.
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Annette writes:
The volcanoes are all in the Northwest area of the US, because this is truly an "Easter Egg." I'm guessing that a Microsoft software developer who lives in the Seattle area, where Microsoft is located, snuck this hidden treasure into the program. He or she probably just used volcanoes that they know, which would be located here. FYI: Glacier Peak is a volcano that is located in Vancouver, Washington, USA.
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Naveen writes:
It works with Windows NT too!!
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tarakwar writes: I tried it,what it showed me was the word vocano not volcano "weird".and it didn`t show any other things like names or anything. You have to spell "volcano" right. It's not "vocano".
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smc486 writes:
I tried it with Win2k RC2 it didnt seem to work.
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Marc Wickens writes:
You say it works on all these different O/Ss, that probably because it's the screen saver with the egg, not the OS!
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C Petersen writes:
St Helens is only 1 of 20 or so ancient, extinct, or dormant volcanoes in the Cascade range. This works fine with Win95
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AAPDA writes:
The Three Sisters is a seriers of 3 Pinnacles in the mountain range west of Sydney, Australia known as the Blue mountains. The are named after an Aboriginal Dream-Tine story. :)
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Casey writes:
It seems to me that the volcano's are in the far western part of the continental United States. (Somewhat near Microsoft!) I have not referenced a map so if I am wrong please let me know. Thank you.
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Dubhain writes:
Er...no. Not in this case. In the Cascade range, the Three Sisters (located right next to Mt. Bachelor) are dormant volcanic peaks about 60-70 miles west of Eugene, Oregon. You can see them quite nicely from the town of Sisters, in the Oregon high desert (AKA 'Eastside'). See http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Sisters/description_three_sisters.html for details. HTH. HAND.
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deadzaphod writes:
Actually, it doesn't normally get the stuff from a text file, but there's an easter egg within the easter egg that someone who worked for Microsoft tech support showed me once that makes it get list of words from a simple text file. I was actually here looking to see if I could find the instructions for that again because I can't remember how to do it... I'll try to come back and post it if I find it.
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Darren2000 writes:
Also works for windows 95
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Some of these I have not heard of, but quite a few I do recognize as being over here on the west coast. (I'm from Seattle)
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Kris writes:
it doesnt seem to work on my computer i got a compaq with windows 98 i dont know why it dont work email me if you know how to fix it
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Ron Olson writes:
Works on Windows ME also.
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PERSON! writes:
Mt Baker's record is 1140 inches of snowfall in one season.
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winxpuser writes:
I guess I've seen the demise of this egg. It's no longer there in Windows XP.
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mick writes:
it certainly works. why something so boring though?
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Kevin Jensen writes:
Other than Mt. St. Helens, where are the others? Are they volcanoes? Never heard of any of the rest here in NZ.
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Poof writes:
BTW the names of "The Three Sisters" are as follows: Faith, Hope and Charity
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dlb writes:
I saw one like this with names of beers one on NT3.5. Does that still exist and if so how can I implement it? A: Type "BEER" Works in some OS's. Check the eggs for the other OS's or search for "beer" -webmaster
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Anonymous writes:
This is much cooler than the teapot screensaver!
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ibeamee writes:
These are all Cascade mountains, extending northward from Northern California to Washington State, and quite a few are active. If you visit Mt. Lassen in Northern California, you will find bubbling sulfur pits. Mt. Shasta lets out steam every now and then. Mt. St. Helens is famous for its own special explosion 20 years ago. There was a great book written over 20 years ago called "Fire and Ice" about the range, if you can find I copy, I highly recommend it.
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94 tinker writes:
It works for me using Win.98 Sec.
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wess writes:
I'd like to know how the 'volcano' egg works. If the text triggers a link to a short text list, it would be fun to modify it to work for other lists using other text links. E.g.: "president" could yield names of Presidents, and so on.
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DINO-- writes:
This egg works on the Swedish edition to! All ur base are belong to us!
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Three-Fingered Jack is a volcano?
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PERSON! writes:
Mt. McLaughlin is a very nice skiing mountain in Southern Oregon. Trust me. I live there (not on the mountain though).
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Zoethanata2 writes:
It seems that my original name was lost somewhere along the way. Yes, Mt. Baker has the record for most snowfall. Happy Egg hunting.
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Hallen writes:
FYI: Glacier Peak IS NOT near Vancouver, WA. It is Located east of Everett, WA, in Snohomish County. Yes I am sure. I live in that area.
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cheezfri writes:
Debunking 2 myths above. Mt. St. Helens did not last erupt May 18, 1980. It erupted several times after that. Also, Vancouver WA does not have a volcano. I promise you that. I was born & raised there.
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fats writes:
This egg rocks! Thanks!
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s1gterm writes:
Hmm, the rainbow color thing isn't really an egg, it is still cool none the less, but the explanation is: Its just the default texture, even if you don't goto select a texture then cancel, it will still do it. All you gotta do is just click texture instead of solid, unless you have selected a texture for a screensaver before, in which case you will have to do the cancel thing.
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fats writes:
I had NOOOO idea that there were that many volcanos!
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Cobras writes:
I have no idea why I like this one so much, but it amuses me to no end. Too bad MS didn't deem to give us plebians those kewl text effects to use for our own text ;)
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tarakwar writes:
I tried it,what it showed me was the word vocano not volcano "weird".and it didn`t show any other things like names or anything.
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Idgie writes:
I have Win 98 SE, and cannot bring up the rainbow texture as described. Suggestions?
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Baker's near the city of Bellingham. I think it has a world record for most snowfall, can anyone verify this?
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Zoethanata writes:
Sure can.. it's very true! If it wasn't x-mas week 1999, then it was 1998 :) *WHOOHOOOO says the happy 'hamster Mt Baker enthusiast*
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@ssKicker writes:
It's pretty boring, but when you first see it, it's pretty sweet.
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Scott B. writes:
I can't see any graphics text box to enter the word volcanos into! The only text box I see if for the text of the screensaver.
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