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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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03.02.2009 at 04:29:24
 
When Freddy and I accepted Vern's plead for admin responsibilities at this MM forum, one of our concern was how to present custom mansions to forum readers and MM players.  Freddy came up with the idea which we have used for more than 2 years now:

1. Organizing the CM's by a) Author, b) Release date and c) CM name

2. Creating a CM "sub"category in such a way that when a user clicks on a link in one of the boards in 1. above, he is taken to a category where the CM's are named by their checksum as it is calculated when the CM zipfile is run through the command "openssl -sha " in the Unix Terminal program found in the ~/Application/Utilities folder.  The idea was that the user would then be able to check whether the CM zipfile had downloaded correctly.

3. We also laid out a few rules of numbering CM versions in order to make it easier for users to check whether they had the newest version.

As most of you know my computer's hard disk crashed badly in last autumn and I just got my computer back a few days ago.  For a few months only Freddy could upload new CM's or new updates of older CM's since there are a few things we look into before uploading and without a working MM program I was unable to do proper CM uploads.

And then Freddy had to attend to personal matters and has been away for a while now, making it impossible to upload new CM's (and updates) the proper way.

(I know that Freddy will be back eventually, so don't worry).

Meanwhile I have had a few new CM's to upload and the only way to do it was to ask the authors to upload them themselves in the "Talk" board.  Then I made a new board for the uploaded CM and moved it to that board for downloading and discussing purposes in order to keep the same system that we have now:  One CM in one discussion board.

I hope you are still following my storyline  Roll Eyes

Now we have most of our CM's in a special board for downloads where they are sorted according to authors, names or dates.  Then we have a few mansions that can only be downloaded in their special boards.

My question is:

Do we want to keep the old system (and then I will move the most recent CM's to the download board),

OR

Do we want to be able to download the CM's from the CM discussion boards (in which case we will NOT make them available for download in the old system as well)?
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Reply #1 - 03.02.2009 at 04:32:58
 
I vote for the old system. That way you can see which are the newest (and updates on old ones), you can search by name, builder, etc. I think it's less confusing that way.
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Reply #2 - 03.02.2009 at 05:38:15
 
I prefer the old system: it's more clear for me
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Reply #3 - 03.02.2009 at 08:32:50
 
indeed, old it is
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Reply #4 - 03.02.2009 at 14:35:39
 
Yep, the old system!
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Reply #5 - 03.02.2009 at 19:14:42
 
I like the old system.

And happy for you to finally get your Mac back. Grin
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Reply #6 - 03.02.2009 at 22:09:42
 
Yeah, I also like the old system Smiley
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Reply #7 - 04.02.2009 at 23:39:32
 
I always liked the old system, too.

And I'm sure I will always like it in the future.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it...... as they say.   Cheesy   Wink
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Reply #8 - 07.02.2009 at 11:03:15
 
One thing I, personally, really do not like is the caption for each alphabetical group of mansions, "This category contains new posts". Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but some of those groups have the newest post months and months old. I tried clicking on every post, but that "new posts" message still appears. I would guess it is hard to do, but it seems that "new" posts should be no more than a month old at the most. Perhaps I don't understand if it is "new to me" or just some definition of "new" or maybe I don't get it at all   Smiley.
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Reply #9 - 07.02.2009 at 19:04:48
 
sherryl199 wrote on 07.02.2009 at 11:03:15:
One thing I, personally, really do not like is the caption for each alphabetical group of mansions, "This category contains new posts". Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but some of those groups have the newest post months and months old. I tried clicking on every post, but that "new posts" message still appears. I would guess it is hard to do, but it seems that "new" posts should be no more than a month old at the most. Perhaps I don't understand if it is "new to me" or just some definition of "new" or maybe I don't get it at all   Smiley.  


Sherryl, I really do not understand why you have this problem.  Do you mean that the same posts are marked as new everytime you log in to the system although you have already read them?  Or do you mean that you never have read the posts?

If you have read them and they still appear as new then you are propably using the back button at the toolbar of your browser to go back to where you were.  If you do that the YaBB software does NOT mark the post as read.  You need to go back by clicking a link on the board, like "Home", "Midnight Mansion Forums" etc.  You can also click the links at the bottom of each page ("Home" and "Board").

If you never read the post you need to do that so the system knows you have read it and thus marks it as read by you.

There is also the possibility to mark posts as read (or unread) at the top and bottom right corner of each page.

We cannot change how the system marks posts as read.
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