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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 was updated on 16 Feb 2014 to add a third section.


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SoItBegins
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01.08.2011 at 18:51:02
 
Hi,

I just got into playing Midnight Mansion (HD– I'm in the beta), and I've started dreaming about making a mansion of my own. I was wondering if anyone had any advice about mansion design for someone who is completely new at it.

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Reply #1 - 01.08.2011 at 20:31:05
 
Hi.  You should start by reading the Level Builder Documents in the Level Builder Docs folder that came with your MM application. That is pretty much where everybody starts.

When you have built a few rooms you should ask us to test it for you.  It is much better to give you advices having a mansion to test.  That is how I began and I learned a lot from my first beta tester.
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Reply #2 - 16.09.2011 at 01:37:47
 
I'd like to do a YouTube video "Getting Started" tutorial to show just how easy it is to get started, plus a second video with time-saving tips and tricks. However, it wouldn't make sense to do this video for the old level builder and then have to redo it for the HD one once that's done. So alas the YouTube tutorial will have to wait. But once you know what you're doing, it's ridiculously easy to edit most things. Tip: use the eyedropper tool to draw bricks or erase tiles very very quickly, and use copy and paste to draw things like ladders, vines, and background tile patterns (like windows, jail cells, etc).
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Reply #3 - 19.09.2011 at 02:59:28
 
This sounds like a fantastic idea Vern, plus also a great way for us to share with our mac and PC friends how much fun the game is, and how creative and easy the builder is !!!  Can't wait  Wink
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