Abandonware DOS title

The Great Escape

As a prisoner of war, you must find a way to escape a prison in Germany in 1942. The prisoner has a daily routine which will follow if not controlled by the player for a certain amount of time.
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Additional info about The Great Escape

Status: NOT abandonware
Input: keyboard
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  • Christopher Salem 11/08/2018 08:24
    Okay, I've figured out the Exit to DOS command:
    Press Esc to bring up the restart game prompt, and from there press Q to quit.
  • Christopher 10/08/2018 23:14
    Does anyone remember what the keyboard command to quit the game and exit to DOS was? I haven't played this game in decades, and the few retyped manuals I could find online make no mention of an exit-to-DOS key/combination.

    We never beat the game when we played it. Apparently, there was one key we didn't find because it blended in too well. I've watched videos on YouTube of people completing the game; this is like an interactive fiction game, in that once you solve it, there's little replay value, but manually controlling your character and trying to avoid the guards adds a thrill into the game that interactive fiction lacks.
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