Submitted by @davehill99 – his website, http://www.virtual-blog.com/

“The ultimate fusion tip… An Easter Egg within VMware Fusion 3 & 4, the classis game of Pong.”

Pong Easter Egg in VMware Fusion

Pong Easter Egg in VMware Fusion

Further information – A Yak Shaving Guide

For VMware Fusion 4 and Tech Preview Users follow the steps:

  • Create a new custom virtual machine, click Continue without disk
Create a VM

Create a VM

  • Select the installation media type, Create a custom virtual machine
Installation Media

Installation Media

  • Select the Operating System, leave at the default, it makes no difference.
Operating System choice

Operating System choice

  • Finish, save the Virtual Machine to your preferred location. If the VM powers on immediately after just power it off – we’re not ready yet.
Finish VM creation

Finish VM creation

  • A zero-byte file needs to be created, Terminal is one way this can be achieved and for expediency I use spotlight to find the application and launch.
Launch Terminal

Launch Terminal

  • At the command line change into a directory where you’d prefer to save this zero-byte file. Don’t save this file within the Virtual Machine package file as it won’t accessible when browsing for the .flp file later. In my example I’ve changed into my Downloads directory.
Change Directory

Change Directory

  • Now, don’t be frightened but we’re about to start the ‘VI’ editor. ;-) As you can see above.
  • Once in the editor press the [ESC]ape key to access the command prompt. At the ‘:’ type in [wq] then press [Enter]. (Ignore all the square brackets, just using for separation.
Err, in VI

Err, in VI

  • The file will now be saved and the ‘VI’ editor closed.
  • Back to the Virtual Machine, open the Settings for it.
Virtual Machine Settings

Virtual Machine Settings

  • Click Add Device…

Choose Floppy Disk

Choose Floppy Disk

  • Click Add…
  • Browse to the zero-byte file created earlier in this guide.
Browse for Floppy Disk image file

Browse for Floppy Disk image file

  • Once selected, ensure the Floppy drive is Enabled.

Floppy Drive ON

Floppy Drive ON

  • Click Close and Power on the VM.
  • Done :-)

Thanks Dave.

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