Find the Easter Egg Inside SATR
What is an Easter Egg?
Not the chocolate treat or the pretty Faberge egg. No this type of Easter Egg is a harmless surprise secreted somewhere in a video game or gaming system.
“Easter eggs” are harmless features and jokes hidden within computer programs by software developers with a sense of humor. Most everyday users are unaware Easter eggs actually exist.
Nowadays a secret Easter egg has become associated with technology, and can be found in everything from software—especially video games—to hardware where designers will include graphics and messages on circuit boards.
Gizmodo discovered one of the first software Easter Eggs was from the Development Team of the Apple Mac. Previous versions of the Apple Macintosh SE secreted an image of the computer's development team hidden away in the ROM, all you had to do was hit the debug button and then type 'G 41D89A' to discover it.
What is the EASTER EGG within SATR?
Just like the Apple development team, the developers of the patented gaming technology let a secret little surprise, a little bit of themselves, within the system.
When you boot a Gaming Gun:
- Turn on with the key (1/4 clockwise)
- Make sure the gaming gun is in "unlocked" mode (the Easter Egg won’t pop up if you are in the Locked laser tag mode)
- If you have SATR 2.0u one the boot screen you will see “Copyright BattlefieldSports.com” and then it will automatically change to the Welcome Screen. (If you have earlier versions of SATR you’ll automatically see the Welcome Screen.)
- The Welcome Screen will show a variety of info depending on which Gun Class this unit is currently set to. If you are in the Sub-Machine Gun Class you will likely see FN90 on the first line, this is the weapon emulation that that unit was set to last.
- If you Gaming Gun is currently set to a rifle or hand gun or Machine Gun then Press the black (right) button once. “Gun Reset” screen set will show. Click the trigger 5 times until you see the “Select Class” screen. Press the black button until you see “Sub Machine Gun” then to select that and start the gaming gun pull the trigger a few times (approx. 13). If you go one too far you’ll hear “Mission Start”. You’ll need to turn the gaming gun off and then on again and follow the step below.
- Press the red (left) button once. The screen will so “Difficulty” options. Click past this by pulling the trigger once.
- The Gaming Gun will automatically start the Weapon Emulation Commentary about the P90. There are 69 Weapon Emulation Commentaries one for each of the SATR weapons. These are professional studio recorded by actors in English but with appropriate ethnic accents. For example the Uzi commentary is voiced by an Israeli and the MP5 is voiced by a German actor and the P90 is voiced by a Belgium.
- Now here’s the Easter Egg. Once the P90 audio file starts, click the red button 8 times to click through the next 8 weapons. You will select the OWEN Sub-Machine Gun, an Australian weapon. Here’s the commentary:
“The Owen submachine gun features a 33 shot magazine, fires fully automatic only, has short range, has 6
spare magazines of 9mm parabellum ammunition and takes 4 seconds to reload. About 45 000 Owen SMGs were made in Australia from 1942. These remained in service with Australian forces until the 1960s. These weapons were well liked by soldiers due to their robustness, reliability and simplicity.”
Owen Sub-Machine Gun Weapon Emulation Specifications
- Rounds per mag 33
- Fully auto
- Recoil = 2 (the red dot disappears for 1 second after every time the gamer fires if this option of Visual FX is switched on. The higher the recoil value the longer the red-dot will disappear).
- ROF = 450 rounds per minute
- Range = Short
- Reloads = 6
- Reload time = 4 seconds
- Jam Rate = 5/5 (if jamming is switched on)
- Country of Manufacture = Australia
You listen to it. So… who’s voice is that?
To play with the Owen SMG, simply click the trigger several times to you hear “Mission Start”.
Now you are ready to play! Give the Owen SMG a try, a tough Aussie gaming gun!