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Actionsoft's latest game, Midnight Mansion 2: The Haunted Hills,  includes 28 mansions. The 8 Built-in mansions have 3 difficulties along with 4 extra custom mansions. We don't have that many other custom MM2 mansions yet. Design your own custom mansion! Info below.  You can find out more about the game here.

The original Midnight Mansion game contains over 150 mansions. The 8 included mansions which have 3 difficulty levels each, and about 115 approved custom mansions which you can download here and also several freely uploaded mansions. To know the difference between these three types of mansions, click here.

Are you a creative person and thinking of designing a mansion yourself? Or want to know about how to upload it? Click here and we'll show you! You'll find guidelines for betatesters here.

News:
Midnight Mansion 2: The Haunted Hills version 1.0.2b has been released. This fixes a bug in Jasperlone Mountains Hard. Simply re-download the game, bring over your custom mansions folder from the old version and play on. All your saves and high scores will not be changed.

Midnight Mansion HD (MM1) is now available at the Mac App Store and at the Actionsoft website. A Windows version is now available.

Here is a list of downloadable MM1 HD ready custom mansions, which also work in the Windows version of the game.

The MM2 custom mansion Hanging Gardens of Babylon by Freddy/SandyBean/Josephine/brell was updated on 19. Nov 2023 to add a fourth section. Available here


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Question: When there's a major update of a custom mansion I will....



« Created by: aquaMat on: 23.12.2007 at 18:49:30 »

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The Great "What-happens-with-updates-POLL"
23.12.2007 at 18:49:30
 
I thought I create a poll to find out how users react to new updates of older mansions.

Please participate and vote what applies most to your behaviour...!

Thanks,

aquaMat

PS: Even guest users are invited to vote !!
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Reply #1 - 23.12.2007 at 21:22:20
 
Well. Very interesting that you started this poll, only one day after we, admins, changed the way of downloading.

We had nothing against guests downloading custom mansions. And also nothing against members using the shortcut to the CMs Sub-Forum to download new mansions.

But there was a major BUT. We realized with too much delay that more and more MMF-members used the "show me the 10 (or 30 Wink) latest posts" and as soon as they saw something like "c6kf9y876..." they knew there was a new mansion. But all work of designers and administrators about UPDATES got far too often lost. The best way to know ALL news about the custom mansions, new ones AND updates, is by going to the list sorted by date. So no one has to miss any, sometimes very important, update any more!

And concerning our guests, the upgrade of a member from Newbie to Lost One is since yabb 2.2 a matter of "seconds". So they really don't need to hesitate to ask to be upgraded to be able do downloads the CMs.

Thx for your comprehension!

My answer on the poll is that, if I didn't upload the mansion myself, I always download all updates and new mansions at once, but not always play them immediately, due to a lack of time. But sooner or later I visit them all. Be sure of that! Smiley
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Reply #2 - 23.12.2007 at 21:45:58
 
Mmmh... Is it really a good think to make registration compulsory to download custom mansions? This is the sort of things which might put me off getting the CM at all.

Just half an hour ago I didn't post something in a forum about some piece of software which wouldn't get launched, just because I didn't want to register. (Can't keep track of all places I'm registered to, really).

Oh, and with the 10 (or 30 - I knew I should have picked a more obscure number, such as, um, 42) last posts we are still informed about updates. (Yes yes, I'm the guy who was 8 months late with Volcanis - but that was this period of time I was away for long and I might have missed updates.)
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Reply #3 - 23.12.2007 at 21:51:15
 
(By the way, just a very minor point - why was the Mansion Name in
The Great Escape
and, maybe,
The Dragon's Trap
, made to coincide with the file name? Was it so confusing? Not that there's anything wrong with it.)

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As for my vote: I download them at once (provided I notice the update  Roll Eyes) but don't necessarily play them straight away. Then it depends on the nature of the change (changing the secrets count is less of an incentive than, say, rearranging a section).
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Reply #4 - 23.12.2007 at 21:51:22
 
I am trying several things out right now. And in the end ... maybe it will be back as before ... Undecided Roll Eyes Embarrassed

EDITED: as before! Smiley
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Reply #5 - 23.12.2007 at 22:04:12
 
Toybox wrote on 23.12.2007 at 21:51:15:
... By the way, just a very minor point - why was the Mansion Name in
The Great Escape
and, maybe,
The Dragon's Trap
, made to coincide with the file name? ...

That has a very important reason, because it is the only way to find out what version of a mansion you have. See:
http://www.actionsoft.com/forums/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1167320996
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Reply #6 - 23.12.2007 at 22:06:46
 
Ah, but the version number could be appended to a different mansion name.
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Reply #7 - 23.12.2007 at 22:19:44
 
Undecided Mmmm. Yes. But wouldn't that be too confusing. E.g. "Pieres aux Loups 1.1" ? Huh

I know it is not the case. Now. But suppose that all 82 CMs have 2 names: a filename and a mapname.

And maybe there are players who play so often, that in the middle of a mansion they suddenly don't know any more what mansion they are playing. Pressing "M" now gives an immediate answer.

And I am afraid there is not enough space for adding a subtitle. Sad
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Reply #8 - 23.12.2007 at 22:23:56
 
No problem at all. I don't mind players not being confused by the names  Smiley
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Reply #9 - 27.12.2007 at 16:04:57
 
Back to topic:

I find it very reassuring that - until now - the majority of the voters seems to react to new updates by immediately downloading them and replaying the resp. mansion.

For the designers this is a proof how valuable it is to keep their mansions updated....
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