Opened 21 years ago

Closed 21 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#7275 closed feature request (fixed)

MM: bypass Copy Protection

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by: eriktorbjorn
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SCUMM
Version: 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 versions.

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, 21 years ago

Owner: set to eriktorbjorn
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:2 by fingolfin, 21 years ago

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

comment:3 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM
Game: Maniac Mansion
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