While Microsoft has just released a dynamic theme in honor of the first Xbox on the Xbox Series X and S, an Easter egg has been discovered hidden on Microsoft’s first console for 20 years!
A tribute to the developers of the first Xbox Dashboard
It is an anonymous developer who worked on the first Xbox and decided to sell the fuse by reporting Kotaku A trick to discover this wink hidden by the developers at the heart of the very first Xbox dashboard. The developer revealed how to access this well-kept secret, which brings a new credit screen.
I decided to share this now because it’s been 20 years, and I thought it’d be cool for people to know that it really is. I know a lot of sites are eager to pursue this and not everyone on this list is with Microsoft anymore. I also thought that if I didn’t do it now, I probably would never. It’s been a long time since I couldn’t even remember the trick! I had to plug in an Xbox and try different things to be sure.
This hidden credit screen pays tribute to the developers who worked on the first Xbox console: Victor Blanco, Sakvung Chanbei, Bradford Christian, and Jim Helm. The process is similar to the “Easter egg” process, which consists of shredding an album by calling it “Eggsβox,” which also displays a credit screen.
How to play Xbox Easter Egg using developer credit screen
- Go to Xbox Settings
- Go to System Information
- Go to “music”
- Insert an audio CD
- On the Audio CD screen, select “Copy”, then “Copy” again, then “New Audio Clip”
- Remove the default audio track title and change it to (without the quotes) “Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!”. It is a matter of entering the letter y 26 times, that is, filling in all fields and replacing the last with an exclamation point.
- Wait for the disc to burn
- When the extraction is complete, you will return to the main menu
- Select “Settings” then “System Information”
- A new screen should now appear in the Member Developer List Xbox Dashboard Team.
Seamus BlakelyOne of the founders of the Xbox Project decided a few years ago that the Easter egg related to the start of the first Xbox had yet to be discovered. In all likelihood, it will not be the green animation that we see in real time, and not the video. So the puzzle remains unsolved for the time being, while some Xbox players are still trying to unravel the mystery.