Enable Hidden Secret “Debug” Menu in Microsoft “Purble Place” Game in Windows Vista and 7

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Summary:

This article will help you in enabling a hidden secret "Debug" menu in Microsoft Purble Place game which comes pre-installed in Windows Vista and 7. This secret "Debug" menu will allow you to cheat in the game. You can instant win, reload variables in "Comfy Cakes", toggle curtain in "Purble Shop" and sneak peak behind tiles in "Purble Pairs" using this new secret menu.

Description:

Recently we shared a detailed tutorial about revealing secret "Debug" menu in Windows Vista and 7 built-in games:

Revealing Hidden Secret "Debug" Menu to Cheat in Built-in Microsoft Games in Windows Vista, 7

The above mentioned method requires editing of a system file using Resource Hacker tool. Its a bit complicated task and requires expertise to properly edit system file.

If you don't want to edit the file manually, we have also provided an already modified file at the end of this tutorial for your convenience. You just need to download the file and replace existing file in your Windows with this new one. That's it.

Result Preview:

When you enable secret "Debug" menu, all 3 sub-games of Purble Place look as following:

Comfy Cakes:

Secret_Purble_Place_Debug_Menu1.png

You can see in above screenshot, using "Debug" menu you can instant win the game, reload variables and much more.

Purble Shop:

Secret_Purble_Place_Debug_Menu3.png

As you can see in above screenshot, using "Debug" menu you can toggle curtain to see the cartoon character and change various style and colors.

Purble Pairs:

Secret_Purble_Place_Debug_Menu2.png

As shown in above screenshot, the new "Debug" menu allows you to force win, force lose, sneak peak behind tiles and many other things in the game which are not accessible without using this hack.

How to Instructions:

Following are simple steps to follow to enable hidden secret "Debug" menu in Purble Place game in Windows Vista and 7:

1. First download and install Resource Hacker using following tutorial. The tutorial will also help you in learning how to use this awesome tool:

All About Resource Hacker in a Brief Tutorial

2. Now launch Resource Hacker and open following file in it:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Purble Place\en-US\PurblePlace.exe.mui

Note 1: Here C: is the system drive where Windows is installed. If you installed Windows in any other partition, replace C: with that partition letter.

Note 2: "en-US" folder is found in English language Windows versions, if you have a different language version of Windows, replace en-US with your own localization string like fr-FR, etc.

3. Now expand Menu -> 104 and replace existing code in right-side pane with following code:

104 MENU
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "&Game"
{
MENUITEM "&New Game\tF2", 40173
MENUITEM "&Main Menu\tF3", 40167
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&Hint\tH", 40004
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&Statistics\tF4", 40009
MENUITEM "&Options\tF5", 40008
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "E&xit", 40010
}
POPUP "&Help"
{
MENUITEM "&View Help\tF1", 40005
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&About Purble Place", 40006
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Get &More Games Online", 40020
}
POPUP "&Debug"
{
MENUITEM "Toggle Curtain", 40012
POPUP "Set Hair Color"
{
MENUITEM "Red 1", 40054
MENUITEM "Red 2", 40055
MENUITEM "Red 3", 40056
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Purple 1", 40057
MENUITEM "Purple 2", 40058
MENUITEM "Purple 3", 40059
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Yellow 1", 40060
MENUITEM "Yellow 2", 40061
MENUITEM "Yellow 3", 40062
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Blue 1", 40063
MENUITEM "Blue 2", 40064
MENUITEM "Blue 3", 40065
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Green 1", 40066
MENUITEM "Green 2", 40067
MENUITEM "Green 3", 40068
}
POPUP "Set Accessory Color"
{
MENUITEM "Red 1", 40069
MENUITEM "Red 2", 40070
MENUITEM "Red 3", 40071
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Purple 1", 40072
MENUITEM "Purple 2", 40073
MENUITEM "Purple 3", 40074
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Yellow 1", 40075
MENUITEM "Yellow 2", 40076
MENUITEM "Yellow 3", 40077
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Blue 1", 40078
MENUITEM "Blue 2", 40079
MENUITEM "Blue 3", 40080
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Green 1", 40081
MENUITEM "Green 2", 40082
MENUITEM "Green 3", 40083
}
POPUP "Set Eye Color"
{
MENUITEM "Red 1", 40084
MENUITEM "Red 2", 40085
MENUITEM "Red 3", 40086
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Purple 1", 40087
MENUITEM "Purple 2", 40088
MENUITEM "Purple 3", 40089
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Yellow 1", 40090
MENUITEM "Yellow 2", 40091
MENUITEM "Yellow 3", 40092
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Blue 1", 40093
MENUITEM "Blue 2", 40094
MENUITEM "Blue 3", 40095
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Green 1", 40096
MENUITEM "Green 2", 40097
MENUITEM "Green 3", 40098
}
POPUP "Set Nose Color"
{
MENUITEM "Red 1", 40099
MENUITEM "Red 2", 40100
MENUITEM "Red 3", 40101
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Purple 1", 40102
MENUITEM "Purple 2", 40103
MENUITEM "Purple 3", 40104
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Yellow 1", 40105
MENUITEM "Yellow 2", 40106
MENUITEM "Yellow 3", 40107
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Blue 1", 40108
MENUITEM "Blue 2", 40109
MENUITEM "Blue 3", 40110
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Green 1", 40111
MENUITEM "Green 2", 40112
MENUITEM "Green 3", 40113
}
POPUP "Set Mouth Color"
{
MENUITEM "Red 1", 40114
MENUITEM "Red 2", 40115
MENUITEM "Red 3", 40116
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Purple 1", 40117
MENUITEM "Purple 2", 40118
MENUITEM "Purple 3", 40119
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Yellow 1", 40120
MENUITEM "Yellow 2", 40121
MENUITEM "Yellow 3", 40122
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Blue 1", 40123
MENUITEM "Blue 2", 40124
MENUITEM "Blue 3", 40125
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Green 1", 40126
MENUITEM "Green 2", 40127
MENUITEM "Green 3", 40128
}
POPUP "Set Head/Body"
{
MENUITEM "Body1", 40141
MENUITEM "Body2", 40142
MENUITEM "Body3", 40143
MENUITEM "Body4", 40144
MENUITEM "Body5", 40145
MENUITEM "Body6", 40146
MENUITEM "Body7", 40147
}
}
}

Click on "Compile Script" button.

4. Now expand Menu -> 172 and replace existing code in right-side pane with following code:

172 MENU
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "&Game"
{
MENUITEM "&New Game\tF2", 40173
MENUITEM "&Main Menu\tF3", 40167
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&Statistics\tF4", 40009
MENUITEM "&Options\tF5", 40008
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "E&xit", 40010
}
POPUP "&Help"
{
MENUITEM "&View Help\tF1", 40005
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&About Purble Place", 40006
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Get &More Games Online", 40020
}
POPUP "Debug"
{
MENUITEM "Sneak Peak (if no tiles flipped)", 40159
MENUITEM "Force Win", 40162
MENUITEM "Mixer", 40164
MENUITEM "Force Lose", 40165
MENUITEM "Time:", 40176
}
}

Click on "Compile Script" button.

5. Now expand Menu -> 173 and replace existing code in right-side pane with following code:

173 MENU
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "&Game"
{
MENUITEM "&New Game\tF2", 40173
MENUITEM "&Main Menu\tF3", 40167
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&Statistics\tF4", 40009
MENUITEM "&Options\tF5", 40008
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "E&xit", 40010
}
POPUP "&Help"
{
MENUITEM "&View Help\tF1", 40005
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&About Purble Place", 40006
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Get &More Games Online", 40020
}
POPUP "Debug"
{
MENUITEM "Reload Variables", 40017
MENUITEM "Time Attack Mode", 40149
MENUITEM "Win Game", 40150
}
}

6. Click on "Compile Script" button and save the file.

7. That's it. Now launch the game and get ready to enjoy hidden "Debug" menu.

Download Already Modified MUI File:

If you don't want to modify the MUI file manually, you can download following ZIP file, extract it and you'll get already modified PurblePlace.exe.mui file.

Download Link (for Windows 7)

Download Link (for Windows Vista)

You just need to replace existing .MUI file present inĀ C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Purble Place\en-US\ folder with this new one.

To replace default file, first rename it to some other name like PurblePlace_backup.exe.mui and then copy and paste new downloaded PurblePlace.exe.mui file in this folder.

NOTE: If you don't see the "Debug" menu after replacing the file, do as following:

1. Click on "Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories". Right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run As Administrator". If you are prompted to enter password, enter the password and continue. You can also open Command Prompt in Administrator mode by typing "cmd" in Start Menu Search box and press "Ctrl+Shift+Enter".

2. Now type mcbuilder and press Enter. Wait for a few seconds to finish the command process and then restart your system.

Now you should get "Debug" menu without any problem.





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