Delphi 2005 Easter Eggs

  1. Invoke the About box with Help | About..., then hold down Alt whilst typing TEAM. This produces a transparent window overlaid across the working area of the screen with a message in a big font announcing that Borland Rules! You can dismiss this transparent window using a button below the message whose caption reads Okay, I understand.

    However 5 seconds after invoking the Egg an extra button surreptitiously appears on the bottom left side of the screen with a caption of Team and a label appears on the bottom right with a caption of Best Delphi Ever.

    Clicking the Best Delphi Ever label (be careful to click the actual text of the label) shows that Delphi 2005 has everything, including the kitchen sink:

    Apparently this sink belongs to the mother of Corbin Dunn (the author of this entire Easter Egg), who lives in Hawaii

    Pressing the Team button initiates the fun part – the simplistic shoot ‘em up game. The names of the entire Delphi 2005 for .NET team drop slowly from the top of the screen at random horizontal positions and you can control a base ship (represented as a PC) at the bottom of the screen using the left and right cursor keys. The space bar fires a bullet (a nicely wrapped Easter Egg) up the screen and if you hit a team member’s name you get 10 points (your score is displayed at the top right of the screen).

    There are some names in particular you should aim for in order to get a special response:

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