After perusing the website
for the The Matrix
movies, located at www.whatisthematrix.com
, I've found some fun easter eggs
that true Matrix fans will enjoy.
I actually discovered this by decompiling a Flash applet on the website using SoThink SWF Decompiler (check the node, it's a nifty tool). Enjoy the fruits of my labor.
Follow these steps:
Go to www.whatisthematrix.com
Enter the High Bandwidth version
Click on "Breaking News"
See that Flash menu at the top of the page?
Click on the little yellow button on the right. A little sliding menu will pop out.
Click the unmarked gray square in the right-middle of this pop-out menu twice. The menu will change to an "Access Panel". Click to open it. Update: They've made this square easier to see so people less observant than me will take notice. Kind of spoils the fun...
If you peruse the Breaking News blog from the very beginning and scroll your mouse over the text, some binary numbers and hexadecimal numbers are visible. Some are even covertly hidden with black-on-black text, so drag the cursor over the text to see it.
But I'll give it all away so you can see the easter eggs.
The binary access code is 01101111
From there, the menu will change once again for you to enter hexadecimal numbers. I'm not going to tell you exactly which buttons to push, since there's instructions on how to enter the hexadecimal numbers right in front of you at this point.
Hexidecimal access codes that I know of thus far:
0x98765432 - For the "Ultra" sized version of the trailer for The Matrix Reloaded. It's DVD-quality size, very cool.
0xA3B1A428 - For a free "game" of sorts where you get to put together a virtual plastic model of the Nebuchadrezzar. The game is available in Windows and Macintosh versions, and requires a fast computer with a good graphics card.
0x19A642BF - P.O.D behind the scenes
0x8E217AC9 - A really neat interface for looking at the soundtrack lyrics.
0x1DDF2556 - Data not yet online, however the filename is game_code.html... possibly cheats for the Enter the Matrix game coming soon.
0xD53D49F9 - Unloco- Bruises music video
0xA8C3F9AD - Deftones-Historical segment
0x64CF29E3 - P.O.D.: behind the scenes 2
0x43E17AC9 - The Making of the Soundtrack
0x8D966F2A - P.O.D. Interview
0xC1B49F13 - P.O.D. lyrics
0xD487A317 - About "The Animatrix: Detective Story"
0xF03350B1 - Hugh Bateup (Supervising Art Director)interview
0x0081CF5E - John Gaeta (visual Effects Supervisor) interview
0xEC306071 - QuickTime VR: Oracle Kitchen
0x098CA701 - New wallpaper
0xCC883300 - Test key
More to come as I discover them!
Thanks to thinkninja for many new keys!