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bgbennyboy
02-28-2004, 04:37 PM
I've just been sent the missing Maniac Mansion demo that no-one could get hold of. It was on the IBM Zak disks.

Here (http://quick.mixnmojo.com/demos/maniac.rar) it is, have fun and stuff.

I dont know how well it'll work in scummvm because, well because no-one has had it before to make it work. It might work with the Zak or Maniac Mansion targets, I havent had chance to check.

Udvarnoky
02-28-2004, 05:13 PM
Unbelievably awesome!

It doesn't work on SCUMMVM yet, but this is certainly a great find.

ThunderPeel2001
02-28-2004, 05:21 PM
Holy monkey spit!

khalek
02-28-2004, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by Udvarnoky
Unbelievably awesome!

It doesn't work on SCUMMVM yet, but this is certainly a great find.

It does work now :)

Basically this contains identical LFL files to the full game (except they're called MAN files in the demo). The interpreter is hard wired to run script 9 on startup instead of the boot script.

With the full version of maniac you can run the demo with an option to the interpreter to start the demo, in ScummVM this is --demo-mode (Note this only works with v1 maniac).

So basically grab a daily build and use the maniac target.

Udvarnoky
02-29-2004, 04:09 AM
Originally posted by khalek
It does work now :)


Indeed it does! Wow, this demo is really something. I'd buy the game all over again if I could. :D

elTee
02-29-2004, 04:48 PM
Nice one Benny, this is pretty cool :)

Laserschwert
02-29-2004, 05:07 PM
Wow, that's quite a cool demo... were there any other LucasArts-demos in that style? I mean like this "tour guide"-thing?

Udvarnoky
02-29-2004, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by Laserschwert
Wow, that's quite a cool demo... were there any other LucasArts-demos in that style? I mean like this "tour guide"-thing?

I thought the tour guide was in the same vein as a section of the MM hint book, where a walkthrough of the game is in the form of Dave's narration and is titled "A Tour of Maniac Mansion".

*shrug* Just a thought. I've never seen any other "tour" demos.

khalek
03-01-2004, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by Laserschwert
Wow, that's quite a cool demo... were there any other LucasArts-demos in that style? I mean like this "tour guide"-thing?

Check out the Atari ST Zak McKracken demo linked off the ScummVM demo page (http://www.scummvm.org/demos.php) .

Undead_Ted
03-01-2004, 09:20 AM
I've known about this thingy for some time. You can also view it with MM v1, type "maniac demo" (without quotes) at the DOS prompt instead of just "maniac" when running the game.

Had I known it was 'lost' I would have sent it to someone who could make use of it.

netmonkey
03-01-2004, 07:34 PM
Kevin Carnes gave me that demo a long time ago, and I was going to release it with The Mansion 3, but I'm a very lazy bum. He also gave me this demo, which is the one with the nicer graphics:

http://www.agagames.com/netmonkey/mmdemo2.zip

Enjoy!

Udvarnoky
03-01-2004, 09:08 PM
So it wasn't lost after all? Where's the fun in that?

Laserschwert
03-01-2004, 09:26 PM
That new demo from MM doesn't work... at least there are no sprites. No meteor at the beginning, but the sound can be heard, and the lights at Edison Mansion get lit... narration starts, but Dave isn't visible... the camera pans, and the door opens, but no people whatsoever.

Udvarnoky
03-02-2004, 12:31 AM
Originally posted by Laserschwert
That new demo from MM doesn't work... at least there are no sprites. No meteor at the beginning, but the sound can be heard, and the lights at Edison Mansion get lit... narration starts, but Dave isn't visible... the camera pans, and the door opens, but no people whatsoever.

Don't use SCUMMVM. If you can't play the game at all on your comp without it, then I guess you have to wait until it's properly supported.

Undead_Ted
03-02-2004, 02:52 AM
Never knew there was an Enhanced demo. Nice one.

Ender
03-03-2004, 03:55 AM
Originally posted by Udvarnoky
Don't use SCUMMVM. If you can't play the game at all on your comp without it, then I guess you have to wait until it's properly supported.

Enhanced Demo Supported now. :P

Remember to use --demo-mode

tolworthy
07-07-2004, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by khalek
Check out the Atari ST Zak McKracken demo linked off the ScummVM demo page (http://www.scummvm.org/demos.php) .
Most of the ScummVM demos are dead links - the 'cowlarks' domain name seems to be dead. Are these available anywhere else? I would love to put Zak demo screenshots on my Zak fan site.

bgbennyboy
07-07-2004, 01:55 PM
'ere (http://quick.mixnmojo.com/demos/)

tolworthy
07-07-2004, 05:36 PM
Wonderful! Thanks. I'm watching it as I type. :)