Hi Jacob

I'm afraid you must have got a line crossed somewhere reguarding infocom and zcode.


The z code format was indeed originaly developed by infocom to run their games like zork and hichhikers' guide, ---- actually made to run games on multiple platforms with a virual z machine, but infocom have been out of business now for around 20 years, and the z code format is pretty much public domain.

the vast majority, ---- hundreds in all, of z code games have nothing to do with infocom at all anymore, though it is stil possible to run games like zork quite well on any modern machine that can read zcode games.

Thus, when myself and others mentioned not hereing of an infocom version of the hobbit, we meant a version of the hobbit published by the original infocom company back in the 80's, rather than just a hobbit game run in zcode.

Whether the game you have is a zcode port of the original, or another game based on the hobbit written by someone else in zcode, I'm not sure.

Hope this clears the confusion up slightly.

Beware the grue!

dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Kruger" <jac...@mailzone.co.za>
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I meant (and might still be misunderstanding) that it's the infocom format - *.z5?

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Jacob Kruger
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Anouk Radix" <anou...@home.nl>
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Hi, well I just dled the hobbit and loaded it into filfre. Its not by the infocom company though. That does not say that it cant be fun but just saying.
Greetings, Anouk,
----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
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cool Jacob, I didn't know there was an infocom hobbit (and I thought I had all the infocom games.

I'll have to try that one myself.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Kruger" <jac...@mailzone.co.za>
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Here's a download link for the infocom version of it that works well enough in winfrotz:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/hobbit.z5

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Arianna Sepulveda" <englishride...@gmail.com>
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Subject: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


Hi all,


I was wondering if anybody knew how I could get my hands on the old
1982 text adventure of The Hobbit? It ran on the C64 on a cassette
tape or floppy disk (not sure if that was a 5 In. or a 3.5 In.), but
if anyone knows where I could get this, it would be awesome! Also, how
the heck would I make it run? Lol.


Thanks in advance,
Ari

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