Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#7275 closed enhancement (fixed)

MM: bypass Copy Protection

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by: eriktorbjorn
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Maniac Mansion


No, this is not for supporting piracy! Please, read on!

You should know, that the German versions of DOTT all
have the enhanced EGA version of Maniac Mansion
included, which can be started with latest ScaummVM

The problem is, that these DOTT versions doesn't have
the code table included in the box. The room scrips are
indentical with the disk version. Just the EXE was
altered so the security door stays open all the time.
Considering this, you should bypass the code check,
like you did in Monkey Island for a similar reason. The
same hack also was applied in the "10 Adventure Pack"
released in Germany.

This altered EXE unfortunately has a bug causing that
you can not send letters. It's a shame, the German
distributor THQ doesn't care about there customers and
ignores that problem. However, ScummVM should have no
problem with that one, because the bug is in the EXE
not in the scripts.

And when playing DOTT ScummVM should consider that
there are several DOTT versions including different MM
version, as there are the C64 gfx and the enhanced EGA
version. I think the EGA version could be integrated in
DOTT by now. :)

Ticket imported from: #746658. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/91.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Owner: set to eriktorbjorn
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:2 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

AFAIK erik added a patch for this to CVS some time ago.

comment:3 by digitall, 12 months ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM
Game: Maniac Mansion
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