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Need help from experts - "Press release" of Maniac Mansion - fake or not?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:29 pm
by Darksun777
Hi all,

a friend bought a copy of Maniac Mansion which came with two Disks labeled (handwritten) with "Press release".

I will receive the disks soon to create a dump of it.

Is anyone here who could check the dump?
Maybe it is possible to check if the disks was created with a professional duplicator machine or if they are written on a Amiga... Or/and if the disks contains any hidden data.. Or different data from other MM releases.

If you have the time and could help, please respond.

I tried to attach a Pic but it says the board quota has exceeded (?)

THANKS

Re: Need help from experts - "Press release" of Maniac Mansion - fake or not?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 pm
by Darksun777
No one? :?

Re: Need help from experts - "Press release" of Maniac Mansion - fake or not?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:20 pm
by ZrX
It's possible but impossible to know. Last weekend I saw several press review disks of Amiga games with handwritten labels, but they all had documents from the game companies with them.

Re: Need help from experts - "Press release" of Maniac Mansion - fake or not?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:43 pm
by Mayhem
My copy of C64 First Samurai came from Mirrorsoft, but with hand written labels. Before they went into liquidation. I don't believe it's different to the game that Vivid Image went on to publish. Did come with an Amiga manual heh.

Re: Need help from experts - "Press release" of Maniac Mansion - fake or not?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:51 pm
by Rakki
Quota fixed, feel free to add files now.

Re: Need help from experts - "Press release" of Maniac Mansion - fake or not?

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:39 pm
by segra
Darksun777 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Or different data from other MM releases.
THANKS
Hi Darksun777,

I might be able to help you out there,

Have spent a large amount of time digging through Maniac Mansion over the years (mostly two C64 versions, but the scripts are largely the same between different platform releases)

https://github.com/segrax/Maniac.Mansion.Disassembly