Addison - Wesley Publishing Company released The Hobbit in the year 1983; it's an old fantasy adventure game, part of the Tolkien software adventures series. The Hobbit is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode. It's available for download.
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Player modes: single player
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
Graphics: 80 columns text, CGA, Hercules
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- AndyDunn - 11/07/2016 21:17The reason is that it doesn't work with FreeDOS. It's fine with MSDOS.
- AndyDunn - 11/07/2016 18:57If I type SAVE, I get the prompt ENTER DISK POSITION [ 1-20 ]: After entering a number in the suggested range, nothing happens (just a flashing cursor). The game freezes and I have to reboot the computer. Anyone know what's going on here? The game isn't really playable unless you can save.
- AbandonwareDOS - 27/12/2014 10:29Hi Bob, the screenshots you see on this page were taken using the game in the zip you downloaded. You should see two files, one named hobbit.com, the other hobbit.dat. There is NO exe, and that's normal for a game so old: the .com is the executable. I played The Hobbit using D-Fend, it saves a lot of DOSBOX tweaking. Try it, you should be able to run it without problems.
- BOB - 26/12/2014 20:02no way to mount game - if, you are probably using DOS BOX & have mounted the HOBBIT folder - there is NO .exe to start game - the files within folder are both titled HOBBIT but, when you enter HOBBIT, it says illegal command -- no way to start game as the .exe is missing
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