The Manhole

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The Manhole
The Manhole cover
Developers
Cyan Worlds
Publishers
Brøderbund
Engines
Mohawk Engine
Release dates
Mac OS (Classic) 1988
DOS 1992
Windows 1995
The Manhole at Wikipedia

Key points

The Masterpiece Edition includes a Myst "Making of" video hidden in the game
Can be run under ScummVM (original release only. The GOG.com version is unsupported)
The original retail version requires a classic Mac or Windows 3.1 to run
QuickTime is required for the Masterpiece Edition; Download it from Apple's site if you don't have it already.

General information

Developer's site
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition. Updated for compatibility with modern systems.
Windows
Steam
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The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition. Updated for compatibility with modern systems. Can only be bought as part of the Cyan Complete Pack.
Windows
The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition (initially released in 1995) is an enhanced version where the images are re-rendered in 3D and colour, music, new sound effects, new voiceover work, and new characters are added in. Some extra Myst-related secrets have also been added.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
The window adjusts to any resolution, but the actual game area stays 640x480 (Masterpiece Edition only)
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
By default (Masterpiece Edition only)
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1 95
Processor (CPU) Intel 386DX 33 MHz Intel 486
System memory (RAM) 5 MB 10 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 270 MB
Video card (GPU) Super VGA with compatible drivers
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7.0.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 270 MB
Video card (GPU) Super VGA with compatible drivers

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/63630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (63630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References