Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jan 2010 23:22 UTC
Windows God mode. A term usually reserved for games of all shapes and sizes, with the coolest being Rise Of The Triad's god mode, it has now found its way to the world of operating systems. Someone has discovered that Windows 7 has a god mode - but it's not what you think it is.
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GodMode?
by f0dder on Tue 5th Jan 2010 00:03 UTC
f0dder
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2009-08-05

Who came up with this term?

I can't see anything "GodMode" about it - it's just a special Virtual Shell Folder... read up on the windows shell namespace ;)

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RE: GodMode?
by Laurence on Tue 5th Jan 2010 12:58 in reply to "GodMode?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Who came up with this term?

I can't see anything "GodMode" about it - it's just a special Virtual Shell Folder... read up on the windows shell namespace ;)


It's a fairly common term (or at least was) in gaming.
I remember it being used frequently in FPSs like Doom where by entering a cheat code would render you invincible to enemy attack (hence the "God" bit).

I agree with you that it's a highly inappropriate term for this usage and that there's nothing new, unusual nor "god" like about virtual shell folders (I remember using them on Windows 95 at college as a way of hiding naughty files from network admins that feared the command line)

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