ASCII Transcription of Maniac Mansion Codes?


New Member
I was surprised recently to find ASCII transcriptions of the codebooks for Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, as well as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure, here and here respectfully:

I've never seen anything like this for the Maniac Mansion codes, though, and I was wondering if anyone knows whether anyone ever transcribed them. Unfortunately, neither of those sites have the Maniac Mansion codes.

Lord Savage

Sith Lord
Interesting. I have never seen those before.

Back before my home country extended the copyright laws to software my friends used to use an old thermal photocopier that belonged to one of their dads. The scanner on it must been red shifted so all those copy protection codes copied as if a the red gel had been placed over it so the codes were completely visible on the copies. Worked great on the Lucasfilm and Sierra hint books too.


Staff member
I originally bought Zak McKracken when it came out. I copied the codes on the Xerox machine at the local pharmacy. I just set the contrast low and they could be read on the copy.

As I recall, the budget releases did away with the red film and just gave you the readable codes.