Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
YaBB - Yet another Bulletin Board
 
Welcome
to the Actionsoft Forums!


New to the forums? Go ahead and register! Why register? Click here to find out the difference of being a guest and a member. After you're done, go here to learn how to start posting. Make sure you've read and agree with the rules of posting here!

The forums is run by three administrators. Read here who they are and what you may (and may not) expect from them.

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


  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegister  
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
Nearing completion:  BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (Read 14985 times)
Semi-Native
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline



Posts: 1418
Orlando, FL  USA
Gender: female
Re: Nearing completion:  BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLAN
Reply #10 - 03.11.2009 at 20:27:14
 
Speaking of Freddy, he disappeared again. I hope he's able to come back soon!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Anthony
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline


Nova Scotia, Canada

Posts: 1367
Canada
Gender: male
Re: Nearing completion:  BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLAN
Reply #11 - 04.11.2009 at 03:07:28
 
I'm sure he'll be back, eventually. . . Hopefully in time for the MMExpansion pack to be released  Roll Eyes
Back to top
 

Anthony Duchesne ~ Original designer of Castle Basano, Leofani Manor and Jasperlone Mountains
Anthony AnthonyDuch http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590111070  
IP Logged
 
aquaMat
Expedition Leader
***
Offline



Posts: 1159
Berlin, Germany
Gender: male
Re: Nearing completion:  BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLAN
Reply #12 - 04.11.2009 at 21:15:01
 
brell wrote on 03.11.2009 at 19:50:05:
In the end this is really a matter of taste.  I myself like Freddy's mansions very much.  There is something about his building style that stimulates me.  It has very little to do with how easy/hard they are.

Dear Brell,
this was in no way intended as a criticism of Freddy's design. As I said - I like & admire his mansions....and I'm sure he knows that (as we have several times spoken about my "dilemma").
Although it's not entirely a question of how hard, I do think it does play a part...... but not in the sense that the designs would be too hard.
No - it's rather this certain harder quizzical style which - in my case- above a certain level, gets harder than my patience allows.
I'm fully aware that my patience is at fault here, not Freddy's design.
That's why I said I admire the designs. The same goes for Psychotronics "wonderful beast" A Curious Observatory, which I absolutely love and replay time and again.....but still have not fully mastered. At times it drives me just crazy....and I pack it in for a few months.

But - after all THAT EXCTLY is the point why we love MM (+ especially the custom mansions) so much...... where else can you have years + years of fun for 20 $ admission?  And I don't even begin the talk about the fun that's to be had when you start building.  For me that has really become a beautiful hobby / pasttime ..... a vocation  Wink even ??

brell wrote on 03.11.2009 at 19:50:05:
In my opinion, therefore, we should all be reluctant to critizise the bulders' building style.  There will always be someone who likes or dislikes a special building style and that is quite normal.  If I, for example, decide to make another mansion, I will not be deferred from my building style for 2 reasons:
1. I like it myself  Wink
2. I know that at least some of you like it.


Here, I'm not so sure (in this context)..... because - see above. There was no real design criticism involved.  And we should be able to talk freely about our shared mansions, without silencing ourselves through political over-correctness.

When it starts to get personal, or unfair though.....that is another question. Then I'm fully with you.

PS: Nobody would ever want you to change your building style, and neither anybody else's (unless it is technically faulty, of course).
Why? Because that IS exactly the interesting thing: the custom mansions bring so many new and different sides to the game......just think of all the innovative things we've come up with, stuff of which Vern never had thought..... just by using or mis-using the normal tools he has given us.

Don't worry, Brell.....  a little talk like the one above will not bring up an atmosphere where anyyone would reasonably want to stop or change any other designer from doing HIS stuff HIS way.
Back to top
 

Why is a carrot more orange than an orange ?
WWW  
IP Logged
 
aquaMat
Expedition Leader
***
Offline



Posts: 1159
Berlin, Germany
Gender: male
Re: Nearing completion:  BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET
Reply #13 - 04.01.2010 at 19:32:05
 
Back to topic:

Dear friends.... you might remember that I mentioned that "Brother From Another Planet" was almost finished already a few weeks ago.
Well, indeed it is finished (at least the design process) since mid-December or so.... but - I decided to let it "rest" for 2 weeks until my Xmas holiday, 'cause I felt I needed to look at it from another perspective. I was too close.

And indeed - when I played & tested it on my Mum's TFT-equipped iMac (which always helps me w/ the dark colors, as you might remember) I was shocked how hard it is in certain spots.  Having not played it through for at least 3 weeks let me come at it almost "fresh"......well - not quite, but at least all the perfect finger movements for jumps and other timed stuff had gone from my memory (a bit), so I wasn't playing as good. I admit - in certain rooms I was shocked to see "that's how it must feel for any other player, someone who has not designed that himself. That's insane.".

So I decided to make a few things a bit easier again, wherever that is possible... others I will leave as they are.
It still will be a mansion with a considerable amount of "extra hard rooms".... but as usual I tried to counterbalance that w/ enough money and more than enough saves.

I know how good it would be..... but I simply do not have the time and energy to build an additional EASY or NORMAL version...  and I don't even think it would be possible. Sorry for that.  I know there'll be players out there who will find it "too hard" or even (I hate that word in this context) "unfair"..... but I really don't include those kind of hard spots to frustrate anyone.... just to make it interesting.

However, in this case I really decided to change a few things back to a little easier - I got carried away....  Wink Cool

So - please give me another few weeks until release.

Thanks,
aquaMat 

Back to top
 

Why is a carrot more orange than an orange ?
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Semi-Native
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline



Posts: 1418
Orlando, FL  USA
Gender: female
Re: Nearing completion:  BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET
Reply #14 - 04.01.2010 at 21:42:58
 
Really looking forward to it.
Cool
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
josephine
Adventurer
*
Offline



Posts: 332
California
Gender: female
Re: Nearing completion: BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET
Reply #15 - 05.01.2010 at 09:51:26
 
Hi aquamat- maybe you could have an "experts only" area in the mansion, that would be optional? That would save you from redoing the hard parts, and less-skilled players would still be able to complete the mansion.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print