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{{GameDescription|
{{GameDescription|
name=The Manhole|
name=The Manhole|
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=Not officially supported.<br>A WIP engine is available<br>in our SVN repository|
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|
}}
}}


'''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 CD-ROM version of Manhole the first computer game distributed on CD-ROM. Note that the CD-ROM version (aka The Manhole: CD-ROM Masterpiece Edition) used a different engine than the "New and Enhanced" version (which used MADE). Also, it included QuickTime videos, which are not yet supported by ScummVM. ScummVM only supports the "New and Enhanced" version.
'''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:
* 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* The "New and Enhanced" version (released in 1992), with a newer version of the MADE engine.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 [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:Unsupported Games]]
[[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