Author Topic: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"  (Read 331 times)

Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« on: 20 May 2020, 12:45 »
Hi all. I've been playing Maniac Mansion episode 100 "Money Mansion" and am stumped on what to do with the following:

Turn on the lights in the kitchen or illuminate it somehow
What to do with the cleaning bot after luring it out of the dining room
How to remove the stamp mark off the envelope
How to get past the robot dog

If anyone can help me on any of those I'd much appreciate it as there's no walkthrough anywhere on the net for this game.

Troy

Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #1 on: 20 May 2020, 21:33 »
Hi Aussiebloke81,

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… as there's no walkthrough anywhere on the net for this game.

Thats not true. There all solutions available. At leastin german.

https://www.maniac-mansion-mania.com/index.php/de/spiele/komplettloesungen/episoden/1100-loesung-1-100.html

You can download the pdf and translate it via an online translator (like www.deepl.com)


I let deepl translate the first paragraph:
Quote
Fred and Edna come home after a holiday trip of several weeks,
only to find that Ed sold the house to fix the Edsel--
ren. So the Edisons need money. Uncle Edenezer's got plenty of it. So
the Blues are trying their luck trying to get money from Edenezer-
men.
We play with three people who always put the objects
can give. So I'm not always going to say exactly with whom an action
is to be carried out, it should not be necessary. Just give the person
the required items when an action is required.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Greetings
Rulaman
Zak: Komm mit mir Sushi.
Zak: Come with me Sushi.

Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2020, 02:43 »
Thanks for that. Didn't know about the walkthrough on the main page, probably because it's in German, certainly couldn't find no walkthrough on the Google search. Anyhow have downloaded the pdf and translated the walkthrough of that episode to English.

Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #3 on: 21 May 2020, 19:46 »
I have been playing the game and I downloaded the german walkthrough. I even went so far as to break it up into seperate files but I can not get the software on the intenet to translate it correctly. I think it may have something to do with it being a pdf file. If it was a regular text file it might be easier.

Michael

Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #4 on: 26 May 2020, 20:24 »
Michael,
 in case you are still interested in playing the game
I tried to put myself into your situation and this is how I solved it:
Downlod the PDF and go to Episode 100
1) mark the text witch your mouse and copy it to the clipboard
2) open Google and search german - english
3) Copy the contents of the clipboard into the window for german text
4) Copy the contents of the english window into the clipboard
5) Save the contents of the clipboard into a text file using Notepad or another Editor

It was easy

Danvzare

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Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #5 on: 27 May 2020, 11:56 »
Michael,
 in case you are still interested in playing the game
I tried to put myself into your situation and this is how I solved it:
Downlod the PDF and go to Episode 100
1) mark the text witch your mouse and copy it to the clipboard
2) open Google and search german - english
3) Copy the contents of the clipboard into the window for german text
4) Copy the contents of the english window into the clipboard
5) Save the contents of the clipboard into a text file using Notepad or another Editor

It was easy


In my experience, what you get when you do that is:
K>= NG= !=G: DHFF>G G:<A >BG>K F>AKP\<AB@>G 1KE:N;LK>BL> G:<A $:NL>   
GNK NF ?>LMSNLM>EE>G    =:LL != =:L $:NL O>KD:N?M A:M NF =>G !=L>E SN K>I:KB>

K>G B> !=BLHGL ;K:N<A>G :ELH #>E= +GD>E !=>G>S>K A:M @>GN@ =:OHG ELH
O>KLN<A>G =B> E:N>G BAK #E]<D NG= O>KLN<A>G OHG !=>G>S>K #>E= SN ;>DHF

F>G

And that's the first paragraph of page 129.
I don't think Google Translate can translate that.  (laugh)

Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #6 on: 27 May 2020, 12:07 »
Worked perfectly for me
I marked the text only
Will try later at home
I noted that the german text
hardly did not contain any grammatical
errors so the translation was surprisingly good
« Last Edit: 27 May 2020, 13:43 by I am a loser »

Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #7 on: 27 May 2020, 14:46 »
Hey Danvzare,
it works fine unfortunately the Google translator is limited to 3000 characters, :
so you would have to enter it piecewise, copy it over to the Editor, then paste in new german text and so on...

Here's what I get ( German first, English second) :
Als Fred gehen wir zuerst vor den Geldspeicher und erfahren dort, dass viele Leute bereits warten und Geld wollen. Wir reden mit allen über alles mögliche, verabschieden uns dann und gehen nach links hinter den Geldspeicher. Dort sehen wir einen Riss. und Ein Fallrohr mit einer Pfütze. Der Riss deutet auf eine schlechte Bausubstanz hin, was uns Fred auch sagt, wenn wir ihn den Riss anschauen lassen.
Weiter links im Bild finden wir wieder den Alki. Wir reden mit ihm, da wir die Schnapsflasche nicht nehmen können. Er will mit ihr einen Schnapsbaum züchten.
Wir gehen wieder nach vorne und schauen uns den Clown noch einmal genauer an. Hat der nicht einen wunderschönen Ballon? Lassen wir ihn doch platzen. Mit der Spritze. Prima, der Clown verschwindet. Noch vier übrig. Daher gehen wir wieder zur Straße zurück, nehmen die Zeitung aus dem Briefkasten, die Plakate vom Edesl (evtl. Kofferraum schließen).
Now the translation :
As Fred, we first go to the money store and find out that many people are already waiting and wanting money. We talk to everyone about everything, then say goodbye and go to the left behind the money store. We see a crack there. and a down pipe with a puddle. The crack indicates a bad building structure, which Fred also tells us if we let him look at the crack.
Further left in the picture we find the Alki. We talk to him because we cannot take the bottle of schnapps. He wants to grow a schnapps tree with her.
We go forward again and take a closer look at the clown. Doesn't he have a beautiful balloon? Let’s burst it. With the syringe. Great, the clown disappears. Four more left. So we go back to the street, take the newspaper from the mailbox, the posters from the Edesl (possibly closing the trunk).

I don't want to paste more here for two reasons:
1. Possible Copyright Violation
2. The moderator of this board might be really pissed off when someone posts kilometers of text here

Hope that helped, i did find some minor typos, yet all in all the translated walkthrough should be usable

Cheers
IaaL
P.S. I opened the downloaded PDF in Microsoft Edge, don't know if it's important, though.
« Last Edit: 27 May 2020, 14:49 by I am a loser »

Danvzare

  • The Man with No Name
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with voice acting
    • Danvzare worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Maniac Mansion ep 100 "Money Mansion"
« Reply #8 on: 28 May 2020, 14:37 »
P.S. I opened the downloaded PDF in Microsoft Edge, don't know if it's important, though.
I used Google Chrome, so yeah, that's probably got something to do with it.
For some reason, Google Chrome must be using some sort of buggy OCR that's getting the letters completely wrong.