Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-23 Thread Jacob Kruger

That dat file I think just needs to be in same folder as hobbit.com (command
line executable file), but the problem is that don't think jaws etc. will
render much relating to on screen text, etc., but anyway...since this is
like the original 80s PC/Dos version of the hobbit game, and, for example,

Stay well

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Hi when I tryed to run this i got the message about windows neading to 
know what program created this file etc so in short it didn't run. from 
Mich.



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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Anouk Radix
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,
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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.
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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
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Tobias Vinteus

As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original 
1982 version, it would seem.


There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably 
available from some abandonware 
site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could try and find it.


Tobias

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

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,
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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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'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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englishride...@gmail.com

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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Jacob Kruger

Enjoy.

A looong time ago, I, on my first XT PC, played the DOS  version a hell of a 
lot, and it was sort of one of the first IFDB type games went looking for, 
but honestly, can't remember where I found it.


Stay well

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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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.
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To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
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To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Jacob Kruger
I meant (and might still be misunderstanding) that it's the infocom format - 
*.z5?


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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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,
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From: dark d...@xgam.org

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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.
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To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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From: Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Jacob Kruger
I do have the DOS version here, but can't get it to render anything to me as 
such:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/Hobbit.com

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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original 1982 
version, it would seem.


There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably available from 
some abandonware site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could try and 
find it.


Tobias

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

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,
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To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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.
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jac...@mailzone.co.za

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Arianna Sepulveda 
englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread dark

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!

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To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


I meant (and might still be misunderstanding) that it's the infocom 
format - *.z5?


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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From: Anouk Radix anou...@home.nl

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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,
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From: dark d...@xgam.org

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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.
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From: Jacob Kruger jac...@mailzone.co.za

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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From: Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Jacob Kruger

Makes sense, and no worries.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: dark d...@xgam.org

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


I meant (and might still be misunderstanding) that it's the infocom 
format - *.z5?


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Anouk Radix anou...@home.nl

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread dark

Hi Jacob.

Actually, I've checked and that hobbit game was written in 2005. The author 
does make it clear he's not recopying the original but trying his own work.


It actually sounds interesting, though unfortunately I haven't got too far 
yet.


Beware the greu!

Dark.
- Original Message - 
From: Jacob Kruger jac...@mailzone.co.za

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Makes sense, and no worries.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: dark d...@xgam.org

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


I meant (and might still be misunderstanding) that it's the infocom 
format - *.z5?


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Anouk Radix anou...@home.nl

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Tobias Vinteus

Hi Jacob,
I think your DOS version is incomplete. If I'm remember correctly there's 
supposed to be a hobbit.dat file also. hobbit.com is just the loader for 
the game. It's a very tiny file which purpose it is to laod the rest of 
the program.



On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Jacob Kruger wrote:

I do have the DOS version here, but can't get it to render anything to me as 
such:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/Hobbit.com

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original 1982 
version, it would seem.


There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably available from 
some abandonware site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could try and 
find it.


Tobias

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

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
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Arianna Sepulveda 
englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Arianna Sepulveda
Dark, I think that Infocom copy is a remake. I was Googling this a few
days ago, trying to get somewhere, and I found out there was a
remake--though I didn't find out what language it was written in.


Thanks,
Ari

On 2/22/11, Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se wrote:
 Hi Jacob,
 I think your DOS version is incomplete. If I'm remember correctly there's
 supposed to be a hobbit.dat file also. hobbit.com is just the loader for
 the game. It's a very tiny file which purpose it is to laod the rest of
 the program.


 On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Jacob Kruger wrote:

 I do have the DOS version here, but can't get it to render anything to me
 as
 such:
 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/Hobbit.com

 Stay well

 Jacob Kruger
 Blind Biker
 Skype: BlindZA
 '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

 - Original Message - From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se
 To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:30 AM
 Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


 As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

 The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original
 1982
 version, it would seem.

 There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably available
 from
 some abandonware site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could try and

 find it.

 Tobias

 On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

 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
 To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
 Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


 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
 To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
 Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


 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
 Skype: BlindZA
 '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

 - Original Message - From: Arianna Sepulveda
 englishride...@gmail.com
 To: gamers@audyssey.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
 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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Arianna Sepulveda
I'll have a look and see what I come up with.

So, you don't think I'll be able to run those .tap files? Maybe
something in Linux will do it? I really would like to play the
original before anything else, if at all possible.


Thanks,
Ari

On 2/22/11, Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com wrote:
 Dark, I think that Infocom copy is a remake. I was Googling this a few
 days ago, trying to get somewhere, and I found out there was a
 remake--though I didn't find out what language it was written in.


 Thanks,
 Ari

 On 2/22/11, Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se wrote:
 Hi Jacob,
 I think your DOS version is incomplete. If I'm remember correctly there's
 supposed to be a hobbit.dat file also. hobbit.com is just the loader for
 the game. It's a very tiny file which purpose it is to laod the rest of
 the program.


 On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Jacob Kruger wrote:

 I do have the DOS version here, but can't get it to render anything to
 me
 as
 such:
 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/Hobbit.com

 Stay well

 Jacob Kruger
 Blind Biker
 Skype: BlindZA
 '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

 - Original Message - From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se
 To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:30 AM
 Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


 As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

 The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original
 1982
 version, it would seem.

 There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably available
 from
 some abandonware site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could try
 and

 find it.

 Tobias

 On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

 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
 To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
 Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


 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
 To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
 Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


 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
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 Skype: BlindZA
 '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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 Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
 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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Jacob Kruger

Sorry, here it is as well:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/HOBBIT.DAT

Just scanned the folder and since when I tried running it under windows XP, 
I created a shortcut trying to run it in compatibility mode, I forgot not to 
assume that was a .bat (bravo alpha tango) file..smile


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Hi Jacob,
I think your DOS version is incomplete. If I'm remember correctly there's 
supposed to be a hobbit.dat file also. hobbit.com is just the loader for 
the game. It's a very tiny file which purpose it is to laod the rest of 
the program.



On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Jacob Kruger wrote:

I do have the DOS version here, but can't get it to render anything to me 
as such:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/Hobbit.com

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original 
1982 version, it would seem.


There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably available 
from some abandonware site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could 
try and find it.


Tobias

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

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
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Arianna Sepulveda 
englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Jacob Kruger
The first sort of scene rings bells from the original - for me anyway, and 
haven't gone on too long after getting sort of stuck with finding the ring, 
and some water - one day.


Stay well

Stay well

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To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Hi Jacob.

Actually, I've checked and that hobbit game was written in 2005. The 
author does make it clear he's not recopying the original but trying his 
own work.


It actually sounds interesting, though unfortunately I haven't got too far 
yet.


Beware the greu!

Dark.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Makes sense, and no worries.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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From: dark d...@xgam.org

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



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.
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To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


I meant (and might still be misunderstanding) that it's the infocom 
format - *.z5?


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Anouk Radix anou...@home.nl

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Frost
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 06:22:43PM -0800, Arianna Sepulveda wrote:
 if anyone knows where I could get this, it would be awesome! Also, how
 the heck would I make it run? Lol.

[My Reply:]
Hi,

Not sure where to get it, but if it's back in 1982, it's likely 
on cassette or cartridge.  Don't quote me, but I don't think the 1541, 
very slow, 5.25 inch floppy drive came out until 84.  Linux has a C64 
emulator it would probably play on as well as a buttload of other 
emulators from the Apple II to the Playstation.  I haven't tried any of 
them, as I don't have any software, but it might be as simple as having 
the appropriate disk drive hooked up to your computer.

Michael

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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Mich
Hi when I tryed to run this i got the message about windows neading to know 
what program created this file etc so in short it didn't run. from Mich.
- Original Message - 
From: Jacob Kruger jac...@mailzone.co.za

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Sorry, here it is as well:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/HOBBIT.DAT

Just scanned the folder and since when I tried running it under windows 
XP, I created a shortcut trying to run it in compatibility mode, I forgot 
not to assume that was a .bat (bravo alpha tango) file..smile


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - 
From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Hi Jacob,
I think your DOS version is incomplete. If I'm remember correctly there's 
supposed to be a hobbit.dat file also. hobbit.com is just the loader for 
the game. It's a very tiny file which purpose it is to laod the rest of 
the program.



On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Jacob Kruger wrote:

I do have the DOS version here, but can't get it to render anything to 
me as such:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/Hobbit.com

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original 
1982 version, it would seem.


There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably available 
from some abandonware site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could 
try and find it.


Tobias

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

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
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Arianna Sepulveda 
englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-22 Thread Tobias Vinteus
You will need both files that Jacob posted the links to. They are called 
hobbit.com and hobbit.dat, respectively, so you can just take the link and 
change the ending to get both files.

HTH,
Tobias


On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Mich wrote:

Hi when I tryed to run this i got the message about windows neading to know 
what program created this file etc so in short it didn't run. from Mich.

- Original Message - From: Jacob Kruger jac...@mailzone.co.za
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Sorry, here it is as well:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/HOBBIT.DAT

Just scanned the folder and since when I tried running it under windows XP, 
I created a shortcut trying to run it in compatibility mode, I forgot not 
to assume that was a .bat (bravo alpha tango) file..smile


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



Hi Jacob,
I think your DOS version is incomplete. If I'm remember correctly there's 
supposed to be a hobbit.dat file also. hobbit.com is just the loader for 
the game. It's a very tiny file which purpose it is to laod the rest of 
the program.



On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Jacob Kruger wrote:

I do have the DOS version here, but can't get it to render anything to me 
as such:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13327195/Hobbit.com

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Tobias Vinteus tob...@algonet.se
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



As I recall it, the Hobbit from 1982 was written by Melbourn.

The zcode adaptation is a completely different game than the original 
1982 version, it would seem.


There was a DOS version of the 1982 Melbourn. It's probably available 
from some abandonware site. I have it somewhere on a burnt CD. I could 
try and find it.


Tobias

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Anouk Radix wrote:

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
To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

- Original Message - From: Arianna Sepulveda 
englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread Arianna Sepulveda
All right, so I've found a zip archive containing the games.
Unfortunately, they are in the .tap format, and I don't know how to
get Windows or Linux to handle this. Of course, I'm Googling like
crazy, but I haven't found anything as of yet. aAny suggestions?


Thanks,
Ari

On 2/21/11, Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com wrote:
 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,
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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread Jacob Kruger
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

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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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread Lisa Hayes

I'd also love this too please.
Lisa Hayes




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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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread Lisa Hayes

so where did youget it from? I'd love to know thanks.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:51 PM
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All right, so I've found a zip archive containing the games.
Unfortunately, they are in the .tap format, and I don't know how to
get Windows or Linux to handle this. Of course, I'm Googling like
crazy, but I haven't found anything as of yet. aAny suggestions?


Thanks,
Ari

On 2/21/11, Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com wrote:

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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread Jacob Kruger

See my other mail.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
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'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:24 AM
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I'd also love this too please.
Lisa Hayes




www.nutrimetics.com.au/lisahayes

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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:22 PM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread dark
I have a nasty feeling the only way to run it would be with a c64 emulator 
like vyce, unless someone ported it to windows or doss (and I don't recall 
hereing of such a port).


the problem is that screen readers don't seem to be able to interact with 
text in emulators, so there isn't a way to read what's going on (this is 
also why we can't run the original eamon games streight off with an aple 
emulator the way most people do).


Beware the grue!

Dark.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



All right, so I've found a zip archive containing the games.
Unfortunately, they are in the .tap format, and I don't know how to
get Windows or Linux to handle this. Of course, I'm Googling like
crazy, but I haven't found anything as of yet. aAny suggestions?


Thanks,
Ari

On 2/21/11, Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com wrote:

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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread dark
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.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:38 AM
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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
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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From: Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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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Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS

2011-02-21 Thread Anouk Radix
Hi, it IS possible to run th eeamon games with an emulator, but you have to 
do it through dos, maybe linux works as well but I odnt know about that.

Greetings, Anouk,
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS


I have a nasty feeling the only way to run it would be with a c64 emulator 
like vyce, unless someone ported it to windows or doss (and I don't recall 
hereing of such a port).


the problem is that screen readers don't seem to be able to interact with 
text in emulators, so there isn't a way to read what's going on (this is 
also why we can't run the original eamon games streight off with an aple 
emulator the way most people do).


Beware the grue!

Dark.
- Original Message - 
From: Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com

To: gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Old 1982 text adventure of The Hobbit for DOS



All right, so I've found a zip archive containing the games.
Unfortunately, they are in the .tap format, and I don't know how to
get Windows or Linux to handle this. Of course, I'm Googling like
crazy, but I haven't found anything as of yet. aAny suggestions?


Thanks,
Ari

On 2/21/11, Arianna Sepulveda englishride...@gmail.com wrote:

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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