An un-named developer who worked on the original Xbox has revealed that he hid an Easter egg in the Dashboard of the system software.
The developer stated: “I didn’t really expect it to be found, not unless the source code leaked or somebody reverse-engineered the Dashboard. Its trigger was the same as the ‘main’ Easter egg so I knew it was possible. I figured somebody would have to leak it for it to be known.”
To trigger the Easter egg:
Its nice to see the original Xbox still held a secret 20 years after release, despite been one of the most hacked consoles ever.
- Go into Music and insert an audio CD.
- From the Audio CD screen choose Copy, again Copy, then New Soundtrack.
- Delete the default soundtrack title and replace it with (no quotes) “Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” (That’s the letter “y” 26 times. Or you can just fill the entire field and replace the last one with a “!”.)
- Wait for the contents to copy to the internal HDD. When the task completes, go back to the main menu.
- Navigate to Settings and then System Info.
- You should now see the new hidden screen listing members of the Xbox Dashboard Team - Victor Blanco, Sakphong Chanbai, Bradford Christian and Jim Helm.