Maniac Mansion and what is the computer in ed's room in DOTT?

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Maniac Mansion and what is the computer in ed's room in DOTT?

Post by RetroJaro » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:28 am

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So here's the computer in Ed's room in DOTT. When you use it you play the dos v1 version of maniac mansion as included on the CD. I'm thinking of replacing it with a version more appropriate to the design of the computer.. so what's it supposed to be? Amiga? Apple 2? Atari ST? Commodore 64? I've never seen a PC with tv dialers before. This may be a stupid question to ask. I might pick up the amiga version of MM and replace it though.

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Re: Maniac Mansion and what is the computer in ed's room in DOTT?

Post by GateKeeper » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:13 am

8-bit and 16-bit computers were connected to small TVs more often than real computer displays, so having any TV style knobs is not unusual and on the other hand it tells absolutely nothing about the computer itself.

Anyway, the computer is obviously a Commodore 64.

The shape of that thing as well as the row of four function keys on the right side should be an undeniable sign of its brand.

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The colour of the keyboard keys would indicate that it's Commodore 64C model specifically, as the original model had black keys, but the later model had grey keys, in case you want to be very specific about this... :roll:

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Re: Maniac Mansion and what is the computer in ed's room in DOTT?

Post by Raziel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:10 pm

...and the TV dialers are just that, TV dialers on a boring TV :-)

You were able to plug the C64 into a normal TV to work/play with it, no "monitor" needed.

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