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Hidden ROM/extension images

Dennis Nedry

Well-known member
OMG, there's one in the Power Mac G3 ROM too! :D Who knows how to access these normally??

This one is located at 0x2E6E80:2FC268 in the checksum = 0x78F57389 ROM.

g3.jpg

 

Dennis Nedry

Well-known member
MOTHERLOAD of JPEG easter eggs found in the 7200 / 7500 / 8500 / 9500 ROM! These are stored amongst the "secret about box" images. See the next post for those. (Max # of attachments is 5.)

H1.jpg

G1.jpg

B1.jpg

A1.jpg

 

Dennis Nedry

Well-known member
I found a better jpeg extractor and fed it my entire Mac ROM archive. Much to my surprise, here are the Quadra 660AV / 840AV hidden jpeg images :)

Quadra 660AV, 840AV_rom_2.jpg

Quadra 660AV, 840AV_rom_1.jpg

 

Dennis Nedry

Well-known member
These are from somewhere in the NetBoot Mac OS 9.2.2 disk image. I'm not sure which file they came from. The Apple campus image is also somewhere in this disk image, but not the iguana flag.

I realize this is a bit off-topic, but these discoveries have indeed stemmed from the PEX ROM. If a Mod wishes to move these into a new thread, I would be okay with that. Actually - should we put all of the team pictures into the wiki and document where they came from and how to make them appear (if possible)?

NetBootHD_img_71.jpg

NetBootHD_img_70.jpg

 

LCGuy

LC Doctor/Hot Rodder
Very cool...at the same time though, kinda sad to think - this is the sort of thing that you just don't see any more in new hardware and software.

Also - as you can see, I've split these from the PEx ROM thread.

 

Dennis Nedry

Well-known member
This picture came from a 7.6.1 installation but appears to have come from an erased file on the hard drive. When I mount sheepshaver's hard drive image and create a new disk image from it with Disk Utility, this picture is not included in the new disk image. I think that the installer may have copied an extension that contains this picture to the hard drive and then deleted it.

7.6.1_img_2.jpg

 

Dennis Nedry

Well-known member
This is a test to see if it is possible to attach binary files in this forum by means of JPEG. To see if it works, download the attached image and expand it with:

unrar x archive.jpg

Or possibly rename it to archive.rar and double-click it.

archive.jpg

 

phreakout

Well-known member
Oh, yeah, I know all those guys... :lol:

Is it just me or, by judging from all the fun they're having, they all seem to be the main reasons why those era Macintoshes weren't the best? Too much playing around equals shoddy product, me thinks?

73s de Phreakout. :rambo:

 

Dennis Nedry

Well-known member
I think teams get a lot of stuff done if they're serious all the time, and they have a lot of creativity if they goof off a lot. Apple's edge has always been creativity and I think some of these pictures demonstrate where it came from! :)

 

tt

Well-known member
Is it just me or, by judging from all the fun they're having, they all seem to be the main reasons why those era Macintoshes weren't the best? Too much playing around equals shoddy product, me thinks?
Haha, I think you might be onto something.

Nice digital archaeology!!

 
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