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Message started by josephine on 02.08.2015 at 15:41:08

Title: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 02.08.2015 at 15:41:08
Well, it's taken waaay longer than planned, but The Chamber of Secrets is ready for testing! There are 59 rooms, an easy and a hard version, and there will be an HD version as soon as I get around to reading up on how to convert. PM me if you're interested in testing any of these. Thanks!

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by rose on 02.08.2015 at 15:45:47
Hi!
I would love to beta test. I repaired my old MBP with Snow Leopard just to being able to play the old MM

Rose

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 07.08.2015 at 13:18:33
Hey players! Rose is very kindly beta testing the easy and hard versions, so in the next week or two you'll have a new mansion  [smiley=cool.gif]

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by rose on 07.08.2015 at 15:03:55
Oh josephine, I might not be that fast!

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by Semi-Native on 07.08.2015 at 19:23:23
Yay!!! Thank you!

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Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 08.08.2015 at 15:16:02
Sorry rose, didn't mean to rush you! I'm just excited lol :D

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by brell on 16.08.2015 at 20:54:31

josephine wrote on 02.08.2015 at 15:41:08:
Well, it's taken waaay longer than planned, but The Chamber of Secrets is ready for testing! There are 59 rooms, an easy and a hard version, and there will be an HD version as soon as I get around to reading up on how to convert. PM me if you're interested in testing any of these. Thanks!


You use the application Rezycle for the conversion.  Just drag and drop :)

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 18.08.2015 at 17:05:06
Thanks brell! I got Rezycle but haven't tried it yet. The MM tutorial says custom graphics have to be sized up, so I'm not sure if my backgrounds will work for the HD version. Oh well, if not, the mansion will just have regular backgrounds.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by brell on 18.08.2015 at 17:07:57
You cannot convert any custom graphics to the HD version as far as I know.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 19.08.2015 at 14:39:18
Hi brell- this is from the HD faq (www.actionsoft.com/games/midnightmansionhd/faq.php)

Is this old info that can't be done anymore? Thanks  :)


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Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by brell on 19.08.2015 at 16:35:09
Please note that I haven't ever done custom graphics so I do not know how the above works.

One the other hand, I think you are misunderstanding me.  You cannot convert custom graphics to the HD version with Rezycle.  After the conversion, you must work further on the custom graphics as explained in the faq above.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 20.08.2015 at 14:29:15
Oh OK! I see what you're saying now brell. Thanks  :)

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 29.09.2015 at 10:47:23
It won't be long now, kids! You'll have a new mansion soon   :)

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by Semi-Native on 29.09.2015 at 11:25:46
That's great news! I was going to post something soon about how long it would be. Can't wait!

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 14.04.2016 at 20:34:10
Hi all! It's been a while, just wanted to post an update about Chamber of Secrets. After getting sidetracked with life, the holidays, etc. I had a major hard drive crash and lost the completed mansion. Fortunately I still have the "easy" beta test version so eventually I'll be able to reconstruct the "hard" without too much trouble (just gotta remember all the changes that were made :P  )

Anyhoo, hope you're all still enjoying MM!

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by Olle the Greatest on 14.04.2016 at 21:52:33
Enjoying, and waiting for new mansions... :) And for someone to make a Level Builder for later OS's...

My older son is beginning to enjoy at least watching me play (he's 4) so soon he probably will be playing himself :)

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by Semi-Native on 15.04.2016 at 19:42:24
Oh josephine, what a bummer about your hard drive! Hope everybody is doing well.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by rose on 15.04.2016 at 20:49:01
Oh, Josephine! Which version did I beta test? The easy one? I still have it on my older MBP.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 16.04.2016 at 12:01:22
Hi Olle- that's great! Start them young   8-)

Thanks Semi-Native! It's a total DRAG- I didn't have everything backed up onto the same drive so it's taking a while to restore stuff. I don't recommend it!  :'(

Hi rose- the last version I sent you is the one I have. It was easy/normal, which I then made a harder and easier version of. Found some notes and screen shots of the changes (and your old emails) so it won't have to be redone from scratch.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by rose on 16.04.2016 at 13:35:07
Ok, I am looking forward to test it when it is time.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 17.04.2016 at 08:27:33
OMGOMGOMG! I was able to access my crashed drive and rescue the mansion! As soon as I've finished mucking around with other (probably more important) computer issues, it'll be ready for beta testing.

Thanks rose! Will email you when it's ready  :)

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by rose on 17.04.2016 at 15:10:29
What a relief, Josephine!

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by Semi-Native on 17.04.2016 at 20:10:53
Wow, that's great news!

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by SandyBean on 19.04.2016 at 04:57:35
So good to here Josephine that you have all the crashed stuff, that's a huge relief !
It's exciting that there will be a new mansion soon   :)
Thanks,
SandyBean  [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 21.04.2016 at 12:07:05
Hi SandyBean! The crash was my fault- I got all smartypants and put off the warning signs (random "recovered files" appearing in the trash on boot up, etc.) The mansion opened in the builder just fine, so luckily the file wasn't damaged  :)

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by sherryl199 on 23.04.2016 at 00:54:47
This is so funny - just an hour ago I was thinking about asking if anyone ever found a game they liked to play other than MM. Just for the heck of it, I checked the forum, and here you are! Feels like old times.

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by SandyBean on 23.04.2016 at 01:21:12
It is indeed a wonderful reminder of all the time we three spent together Beta testing  :D
Good to see you guys again !
SandyBean  [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by rose on 23.04.2016 at 04:22:33
Hi!
Have a happy weekend and play MM!

Title: Re: Beta testers wanted!
Post by josephine on 25.04.2016 at 22:14:34
Hi sherryl199! Welcome back :) Here's one game that's become another of my go-to's: Hexus. It has 3 parts: you drag colored discs around the board to form clusters; use the money earned to build an Egyptian city (and bling out your avatar); and some easy mini games between the main levels. The upper levels (over 100) get fairly difficult, but none of it is timed so it's still relaxing.






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