Sunday, November 11, 2007
Google Earth Easter Egg
I'm sure y'all have heard of easter eggs - the hidden "extras" in certain programs, games and movie dvds. If you know the secret, you can access the little clips in dvds, or play the extra game or scene in a game, or whatever.
Well, Google Earth has a flight simulator. Read here, and here. The controls are listed here. Open Google Earth and hit Control - Alt - A. GE must be in Earth Mode and not Sky Mode. It took me a lot of tries to finally get it to work, so don't give up. Some say Control-Windows-A works as well. I found that when I finally got the cursor away from the search box (so AAAAAA quit appearing in it) I eventually got it to show up. After you have accessed it once, there is an option for it in Tools>Enter Flight Simulator.
Now I suppose I'll have to find an old joystick and get to work - some other day because it's late. I'm not a big fan of keyboard and mouse play on a laptop. At least I have it enabled for another day.
Posted by Jeffro at 9:38 PM