The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
DOS - 1984
Description of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1984, the year The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was released on DOS, as well as Mac, Commodore 64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit and Apple II. Made by Infocom, Inc. and published by Infocom, Inc., this adventure game is available for free on this page.
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Comments and reviews
Eric Klien 2018-12-31 2 points DOS version
Your DOS version has at least two bugs deep in the game, one that stopped me from finishing the game.
A better solution is to use hitchhik.z5 and then use Frotz which works well. The first program that I found for running z5 files was very buggy, but this program is good. This program is superior to the original game for many reasons, including being able to save with names greater than 8 letters, being able to look at past activity by scrolling back, and being able to use the up arrow to repeat a past command (great for correcting typos).
Eric Klien 2018-12-31 1 point
"On the beginning i didn't give sandwich to dog and i couldn't complete the game"
Later in the game, when you are playing Ford, you have a chance to buy the sandwich and then give it to Arthur.
Foebage 2018-01-02 1 point Apple II version
This game sparked a large part of what drove me to learn about computers. I enjoyed the Apple II version. I then read all of Douglas Adams books. He was a true artist of language and humor.
Granny Kiwi 2017-07-22 2 points DOS version
I have the original game for Commodore 64, it IS an hilarious take on the original story. I tried the game without knowing anything about it. That was a mistake. I am going to try it again... might pull out my C=128-D and play.
Great game, HIGHLY recommended. I like the Zork I II and III series. I had starfall, the Leather Goddess of Phobos, The Enchanter, Suspended, Wishbringer I'm a real fan of Infocom, and gonna have fun!!!
Thanks for this!!!
kswiorek 2016-04-10 0 point DOS version
On the beginning i didn't give sandwich to dog and i couldn't complete the game
Anon 2014-10-05 1 point DOS version
There is a free-to-play port of this hosed by the bbc
Redstorm2000 2014-09-03 0 point DOS version
A purely text game. You really need to know the book to play well IMHO.
jackrex 2014-03-11 0 point DOS version
just heard of this game from a friend.
dont like to play online so trying this out.
bjarnebiceps 2013-08-14 0 point DOS version
Firematch - that's a pretty hefty computer for a game like this :D
jayman419 2011-06-03 0 point DOS version
A lot of these old text games only include the .dat or .z# file.
Since there are no executables for DOS, using http://nitfol.sourceforge.net/ will run them. (I have a multi-core CPU with Win7 Ultimate Edition, and it works fine.)
http://www.ifwiki.org/index.php/Category:Interpreter has a list of interpreters for other IF games, but I haven't used any others yet.
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