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#1 Herby

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:04

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3DMark Cow History:

• In 2001 you can enable an easteregg where you can drive around and shoot down flying cows:
Open the Edit Projekt dialog and inserHoly Cow!b> as Project Name, this will unlock the Game Demo button.

• In 03 there are some cows at the end of the first part of the demo.

• In 05 you can enable an easteregg that replaces some of the the Arolphins (flying dolphins) with Cowlfins (flying cows) at the end of the Demo (credits screen):
Start 3DMark05 with the commandline para-lehmämä and run th"C:\Program Files\Futuremark\3DMark05\3DMark05.exe" -lehmäehmä

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I was playing with Mr.Ripper (Plugin for FAR manager) and saw that the new addon supports the dat files from 3DMark03, PCMark04 & 3DMark05.

I extracted credits.ogg from 3DMark05.dat (Poets Of The Fall - Lift Me Higher) and stumbled upon cow.dds (see pic).

Cow.jpg


Ha!.. another cow easteregg,.. I searched the Net and found .... nothing,.. so I opened 3DMark05.dat again and found demo_credits_fun.txt and demo_end_fun.evascene and this file has some references to the easteregg: Cowlfin, cow.dds and EasterEggCow.
In short: I opened 3DMark05.exe with a hex editor and searched for demo_credits_fun.txt, in the same line I found:)lehmä. :)


#2 sevastopol

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:07

wow, im surprised to see that noone has found this, up until now

#3 nomis_nehc

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:15

good find, hehe, surprised this wasn't found sooner.

#4 Jacky L.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:19

poor developers ehehehe

#5 Pallab

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:37

lol..cows certainly look odd when flying :D

#6 Chode

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:49

Random off-topic trivia. "Poets of the Fall" did the end music for Max Payne 2, the track "Late Goodbye".

#7 Daimaah

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 13:02

-lehmä = "-cow' in English, so it kind of makes sense, nice find:))

#8 Computer Guru

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 13:04

anyone have pics of arolphins? my mx440 is nowhere near supporting 3dmark05 (thought it may have broken teh overclock record!)

#9 Hurmoth

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 14:57

:laugh: Nice find.

#10 Elliot B.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 15:07

Random off-topic trivia. "Poets of the Fall" did the end music for Max Payne 2, the track "Late Goodbye".

Does anyone have that song they can send me? It was beautiful...

#11 OP Herby

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 16:07

Random off-topic trivia. "Poets of the Fall" did the end music for Max Payne 2, the track "Late Goodbye".

& in the Game Demo from 3DMark2001 there is a billboard with an advertisement from Max Payne. :)

anyone have pics of arolphins? my mx440 is nowhere near supporting 3dmark05 (thought it may have broken teh overclock record!)

Sure,.. here ya go. :)

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#12 pixated

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 16:59

Nice find. :rofl:

#13 chopyaedoff

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 18:30

Nice Find (Y)
Maybe in 3DMark07 there will be flying Pigs J/K

#14 NienorGT

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 23:26

Nice one,
Anything in PCMark series then? :rofl:

#15 Elliot B.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 01:49

Nice one,
Anything in PCMark series then? :rofl:

There are no easter eggs in the PCMark series as far as I know...