3DMark05 EasterEgg (flying cows)


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Herby

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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-lehm?m? and run th"C:\Program Files\Futuremark\3DMark05\3DMark05.exe" -lehm?ehm?

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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).

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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:)lehm?. :)

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sevastopol

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

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nomis_nehc

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

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sundayx

poor developers ehehehe

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Pallab

lol..cows certainly look odd when flying :D

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Chode

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

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Daimaah

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

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Computer Guru

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

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Elliot B.

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...

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Herby

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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chopyaedoff

Nice Find (Y)

Maybe in 3DMark07 there will be flying Pigs J/K

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NienorGT

Nice one,

Anything in PCMark series then? :rofl:

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Elliot B.

Nice one,

Anything in PCMark series then? :rofl:

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

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Andrew Lyle

nice find :)

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NienorGT

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

Who know? It taked very long before this one go out... :shiftyninja:

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viciv

lol. it's funny. nice find :)

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zenonn

Herby - Please make a screenshot cmd.exe in which you enter parameter for start 3DMark2005. Problems with the coding (Win1251)

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Herby

Herby - Please make a screenshot cmd.exe in which you enter parameter for start 3DMark2005. Problems with the coding (Win1251)

Use this shortcut (attached zip file) to launch 3DMark05. :)

3DMark05.zip

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zenonn

Thank. But unfortunately I do not see cows

(3DMark05Pro v.1.0.0)

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Herby

Thank. But unfortunately I do not see cows

(3DMark05Pro v.1.0.0)

Launch the Demo and wait for the Credits (at the end), then wait for about 20 - 30 seconds and the flying cows will appear. :)

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