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{{GameDescription|
{{GameDescription|
name=The Manhole|
name=The Manhole|
image=http://scummvm.org/data/screenshots/made/manhole-1.jpg|
image=http://scummvm.org/data/screenshots/cyan/manhole/manhole_dos_en_1_2.jpg|
release=1988|
release=1988|
alternateNames=The Manhole: New and Enhanced|
alternateNames=The Manhole: New and Enhanced|
publisher=[[Activision]], [[Broderbund]], [[Cyan Worlds]]|
publisher=[[Activision]], [[Brøderbund]],<br> [[Cyan Worlds]]|
developer=[[Cyan Worlds]]|
developer=[[Cyan Worlds]]|
        distributor=[[Activision]]|
platforms=DOS, FM-Towns, Macintosh,<br> PC-Engine, Windows|
platforms=DOS, FM-Towns, Macintosh,<br> PC-Engine, Windows|
engine=[[MADE]], HyperCard|
engine=[[MADE]], HyperCard|
support=Since ScummVM 1.0.0rc1|
support=Since ScummVM 1.0.0rc1<br/>(MADE versions only)|
purchase=Yes: Through GameTap|
purchase=No. The unsupported Masterpiece<br/>edition is available at [{{GOGLink|game/the_manhole_masterpiece_edition}} GOG.com]|
         resolution=320x200, 256 colors|
         resolution=320x200, 256 colors|
}}
}}
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'''The Manhole''' is a children's game created by [[Cyan Worlds|Cyan]] (now Cyan Worlds). The player opens up a manhole, which reveals a giant beanstalk that can be traversed to visit strange worlds.  
'''The Manhole''' is a children's game created by [[Cyan Worlds|Cyan]] (now Cyan Worlds). The player opens up a manhole, which reveals a giant beanstalk that can be traversed to visit strange worlds.  


== Versions ==
There were several versions of the game released, each one developed with a different game engine:
There were several versions of the game released, each one developed with a different game engine:
* The original Macintosh version (released in 1988), with HyperCard as its engine.
* The original Macintosh version (released in 1988), with HyperCard as its engine.
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* The CD-ROM "Masterpiece Edition" (released in 1994), which used a HyperCard-like engine. This version includes QuickTime videos as well.
* The CD-ROM "Masterpiece Edition" (released in 1994), which used a HyperCard-like engine. This version includes QuickTime videos as well.


==Installation==
===Required data files===
For more information on how ScummVM uses game data files, see the [https://docs.scummvm.org/en/latest/use_scummvm/game_files.html user documentation].
'''''DOS EGA'''''
* MANHOLE.DAT
* *.BLK
'''''DOS VGA (New and Enhanced)**'''''
* MANHOLE.DAT
* MANHOLE.PRJ
===Audio tracks===
For more information about how to use the CD audio tracks with ScummVM, see the [https://docs.scummvm.org/en/latest/use_scummvm/game_files.html#cd-audio user documentation].
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/manhole MobyGames entry for The Manhole]
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/manhole MobyGames entry for The Manhole]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manhole Wikipedia article on The Manhole]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manhole Wikipedia article on The Manhole]
* [http://www.gametap.com/play/gameDetails/000448250 GameTap page for The Manhole (Masterpiece Edition)]


[[Category:MADE Games|The Manhole]]
[[Category:Supported Games|Manhole, The]]
[[Category:MADE Games|Manhole, The]]

Latest revision as of 23:06, 15 February 2021

The Manhole
manhole_dos_en_1_2.jpg
First release 1988
Also known as The Manhole: New and Enhanced
Developed by Cyan Worlds
Published by Activision, Brøderbund,
Cyan Worlds
Distributed by Activision
Platforms DOS, FM-Towns, Macintosh,
PC-Engine, Windows
Resolution 320x200, 256 colors
Engine MADE, HyperCard
Support Since ScummVM 1.0.0rc1
(MADE versions only)
Available for
Purchase
No. The unsupported Masterpiece
edition is available at GOG.com


The Manhole is a children's game created by Cyan (now Cyan Worlds). The player opens up a manhole, which reveals a giant beanstalk that can be traversed to visit strange worlds.

Versions

There were several versions of the game released, each one developed with a different game engine:

  • The original Macintosh version (released in 1988), with HyperCard as its engine.
  • The original DOS EGA version (released in 1989), with an earlier version of the MADE engine.
  • The PC-Engine version (released in 1991), with a custom engine.
  • The "New and Enhanced" version (released in 1992), with a newer version of the MADE engine.
  • The CD-ROM "Masterpiece Edition" (released in 1994), which used a HyperCard-like engine. This version includes QuickTime videos as well.

Installation

Required data files

For more information on how ScummVM uses game data files, see the user documentation.

DOS EGA

  • MANHOLE.DAT
  • *.BLK

DOS VGA (New and Enhanced)**

  • MANHOLE.DAT
  • MANHOLE.PRJ

Audio tracks

For more information about how to use the CD audio tracks with ScummVM, see the user documentation.

External Links