Abandonware DOS title

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a humorous free text adventure game based on the novel of the same name written by Douglas Adams (if you never read it, shame on you!). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was designed by Douglas Adams himself and interactive fiction god Steve Eric Meretzky, it was released by Infocom in 1984 for DOS and for Macintosh.
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Do you have trouble running this game on Windows? Read this guide.

Main executable game file: hitcguid/Hitchhik.exe.

DOS games can't run on Windows. You need a DOS emulator like DOSbox or D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to play DOS games on Windows 10 or later systems.

Collector's corner:

The feelies provided with this game included the following feelies:

  • A pin-on button with "Don't Panic!" printed in large, friendly letters
  • A small plastic packet containing "pocket fluff" (a cottonball)
  • Order for destruction of Arthur Dent's house
  • Order for destruction of Earth written in "Vogon"
  • Official Microscopic Space Fleet (an empty plastic bag)
  • "Peril Sensitive Sunglasses" (a pair of opaque black cardboard "sunglasses")
  • "How Many Times Has This Happened to You?", an advertising brochure for the fictional guidebook/encyclopedia The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Additional info about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Status: freeware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Abandonware DOS views: 22851
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  • Helen 21/08/2023 18:09
    Best game ever!
  • Joshua Cargile 07/10/2020 20:33
    OMG I remember playing this on an old friend's dad's PC back in the 80's. Never got very far...
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