Archive for January, 2012

Midnight Mansion HD in Avault’s Top Casual PC Games of 2011

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Avault’s Top Casual PC Games of 2011 article was just released, and Midnight Mansion HD made the list! I quote:

“Retro remakes are rarely noteworthy enough to merit inclusion in an awards article, but this adventure-platform release is a real exception.”

Click here to read the rest of the roundup!

Mac App Store 1.0.2 version workaround

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

If you own the Mac App Store version of Midnight Mansion, you have likely noticed that with the recent 1.0.2 update to the game that was posted to the Mac App Store that you can no longer play Episode 2 mansions from within Episode 1, nor can you play Episode 1 mansions from within Episode 2.

This is because such “linking” is against Mac App Store policies, and somehow they didn’t catch this when the game was first submitted to the Mac App Store. I was required to remove this linking to be able to post any updates to the store.

If you are frustrated by this behavior, you can, for now, get around this limitation by using the ActionSoft version of the game. If you download the game from www.actionsoft.com, it should detect that you’ve launched purchased copies of Episodes 1 and 2 on your computer, and it should run fully registered. And this version contains both episodes in a single program.

Note that this workaround may not always be possible. Apple will be introducing a new feature called “sandboxing” to a future version of MacOS X, which may prevent applications from sharing data with each other. But for now, this method works to let you play both Episodes 1 and 2 from within a single program.

If you do not own the Mac App Store version of Midnight Mansion HD, none of this applies to you.

Midnight Mansion HD for Windows updated to 1.0.1

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Midnight Mansion HD for Windows was just updated to version 1.0.1, which makes the following fixes:

- The game now works properly on Windows systems where English is not the default language. There were issues with entering registration codes, saving games, and more on non-English systems formerly.

- The game now works on systems with older graphics cards. Formerly at start-up a message would appear saying something to the effect of “Sorry, the graphics card in your computer is too old to run Midnight Mansion HD.” The game now runs on these systems too!

- Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes behave as if it was not registered.

- Other misc fixes.

If you own the Mac version, this version does not apply to you.