Adobe Space Monkey

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  1. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    I don't remember this being posted before (and I have searched the forums!).
    I discovered it when I started up Photoshop CS2 for the first time after installing on a Mini at work - it appeared instead of the usual splash screen. (The installation didn't work and I subsequently had to re-install everything - a long and boring story).
    Apparently its a known Easter Egg. Is it just irrelevant nonsense or does it have any significance?
     

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  2. Randall macrumors 6502a

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    LOL it's just good fun. Let's give it some justice though, that screenshot is far too small.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    How do you reproduce it? Or do you have to have a mini to get it to work?

    That is damn funny...

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  4. Randall macrumors 6502a

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    "Space Monkey" was the codename used for Photoshop CS2 while Adobe was working on it. This is an easter egg inside the program, and I am not 100% sure how to reproduce it, but I think that you...

    1. Open up Adobe Photoshop
    2. Hold down the 'Ctrl' key ('Apple/Command' for a Mac I believe)
    3. Click Help
    4. Select 'About Photoshop...'

    And there are more, for almost every version of Photoshop ever made!! http://www.guidebookgallery.org/apps/photoshop/aboutboxeasteregg
     
  5. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Well on PS 7 if you hold down Apple/Command while selecting "About Photoshop", you get this, so I guess it's the same deal on CS2.
     

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  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I've seen that before too....

    Isn't that the splash screen for pirated copies or double-installs? I somehow feel like it was kind of an in-your-face to people attempting to install Photoshop against the EULA.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    It seems on lmage Ready and Photoshop do this - the other Adobe apps don't - or at least not that I've found...

    D
     
  8. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    I think that those splash screens are used while PS is still in Beta version or prerelease. It separates them from the final once. The pirated copies that some poster was talking about most probably were the beta versions of Photoshop.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sad ... PSE doesn't have one. :( I love the monkey, though! :)
     
  10. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    These Easter Eggs are in the final/legal versions. My copy of CS2 is fully legal, and I've seen the Space Monkey splash before (by holding down command and going to About Photoshop).
     
  11. stevep thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My version is fully legal - a 'concurrent' licence, which allows us to install one copy on two machines provided we don't use both at the same time. The space monkey first appeared just after I had transferred the contents of my user directory from my laptop to the Mini - I just tried to open P/shop and I got as far as this splash-screen and no further. None of the other CS2 apps would open either. Hence the re-install I mentioned. A quick Google indicated it was an easter egg.
    I suppose that in transferring my user files to the Mini might well have confused the CS2 installation and have caused it to display this splash screen but, 'onest guv, we did pay for the licenses!
     
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  13. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Huh, thats neat... the "big electric cat" appears in every easter egg about box, anyone else notice that?

    EDIT: Duh, way to go me for not reading the text, it says it right there:

    "Big Electric Cat was the codename of Photoshop 4.0. This hidden splash is also the first appearance of Udo, Photoshop’s unofficial mascot cat. Her nickname is Becky (shorthand for Big Electric Cat), and she’s present in the easter egg about boxes for all the following versions."
     
  14. simie macrumors 6502a

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    Photoshop CS screen is called Dark Matter.
     

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  15. joepunk macrumors 68030

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  16. iSaint macrumors 603

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    mine too:
     

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  17. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Nice catch.

    I tried it with After Effects and I discovered an easter egg gem as well. :D

    Attachments... standard About screen, followed with the easter egg screen (which creates a new project!).

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     

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  18. simie macrumors 6502a

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    Illustrator CS
     

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  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    How is this an easter egg? :eek:
     
  20. simon-says macrumors regular

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    You guys would like the easter eggs of some of the products in the Macromedia line, they have games for their easter eggs.
     
  21. simie macrumors 6502a

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    Here is the picture that you normally get in the about box.
     

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  22. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    All of the easter eggs I have been able to find for Macromedia Studio 8 apps only work in the Windows version.
     

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