The Hall of Tortured Souls is an easter egg in Microsoft Excel 95. To gain access to The Hall of Tortured Souls, you must:
- Open Excel 95 with a blank work sheet.
- Scroll down to the 95th row, select the whole row, and tab over to column B.
- Go to Help/About, hold ctrl-alt-shift, and click on the tech support button.
This process spawns
a window with a graphical interface
quite similar to that of Doom
and Doom II
. You can walk around using the arrow keys
and look up and down using C and D. At the end of the corridor there is a list of the tortured souls
, who are in fact the programmers
who worked on Microsoft Excel. Turn around 180 degrees
at this point and type in EXCELKFA (a parody of IDKFA, the cheat code
in Doom for all keys, weapons, and full ammo
). You can now walk through the wall, where you will be confronted with a zig-zag
bridge. If you manage to traverse
this bridge, you will be rewarded with a room containing pictures of the development team