First post, by rfnagel
I posted this within another thread. But, since it was O.T. for that thread, I figured that I start a new one for this topic 😀
Does anyone have any idea as to what "streaky" does in the PC CD DOS version of Tempest 2000? I've NEVER found or read about ANY cheats whatsoever for the DOS version of T2K throughout all of these years, but was recently browsing the executable with my trusty hex-editor (as I've done numerous times over the past two decades).
In the executable is the text line "FLOSSIE WANTS TO CHEAT", and immediately following that, the following hex:
1F 14 13 12 1E 25 15
I just thought to myself, hmmm... That SURE looks like keyboard scan codes (and only JUST NOW thought that they looked like keyboard scan codes... RE: "as I've done numerous times over the past two decades" above - with age comes knowledge 🤣!).
Hehe, and YES indeedy, they are KB scan codes, and they spell "streaky" 🤣! I fired up the game, and then during gameplay typed "streaky" in.
The web flashes colorfully (like when you obtain an extra life), and the female voice sound effect says "Yes!", but nothing appears to have changed (?). It MAY be just me, but gameplay seemed a bit easier after doing this, but I'm not sure (?). BTW, you can enter the "streaky" code several times, with the same results (the web flashes colorfully).
Anyhow, has ANYONE ever heard of this before (and have any idea as to what it does), or have I found a totally hidden easter egg/cheat in this game that NO ONE has ever came across since the game's release in 1995 🤣 (wouldn't be the first time)?
Rich ¥Weeds¥ Nagel