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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
HHGG.zip (14.11 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Hitchhikers_Guide_Widget.sit (254.02 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
HHGG_Gold_Manual.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an interactive fiction computer game based on the seminal comic science fiction series of the same name. It was designed by series creator Douglas Adams and Infocom's Steve Meretzky, and was first released in 1984 for the Apple II, Macintosh, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST and the IBM PC. It is Infocom's fourteenth game." --Wikipedia.org

A note about the downloads available from above:

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

To play this game on Mac OS X, you don't need to configure a Mac emulator, because 'Zoom' does also the job for you.
For Zoom, please refer to its homepage at http://www.logicalshift.co.uk/unix/zoom/

To get the games recognized by Zoom, please add the extension ".z5" (without quotes) to the Hitchhiker's application name.

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WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, February 7 - 6:31am

Here's another potential option for Dashboard widgets. There is (was?) an application called Amnesty Singles which can turn a Dashboard widget into a standalone application which can be run normally on the Desktop. I came across a copy on an old MacFormat cover DVD. I'm not sure if it would work for every widget, but according to a MacWorld hint it at least works for some.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, January 23 - 4:13pm

Thanks for the Dashboard hint. when re-installing the OS X/macOS, I need to remember it.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, January 22 - 7:27am

Apparently not quite true. In Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) the Dashboard is hidden by default, but reportedly (I don't have any way to check) you can turn Dashboard on again in the Mission Control Preferences Pane and it works a bit differently ...

Turn on Dashboard
1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Mission Control.
2. Click the Dashboard pop-up menu, then choose how Dashboard appears. As Space: Dashboard appears in a separate space. You can get to Dashboard by pressing its keyboard shortcut or by moving between spaces.

Full details are at Apple Support: macOS Sierra: Get quick info with Dashboard.

Smile

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, January 21 - 6:10pm

About the 2nd file, the Dashboard widget.
OS X 10.11 and macOS 10.12 no longer have the Dashboard installed, when installed from scratch.
At my current set-up, OS X 10.11, the Dashboard is still there, as it has been updated "only".

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, June 29 - 9:51pm

Winterlast, where did you get those extra screenshots? Did they come from the original HHGG release? If you've got a bootable disk image of the earlier release I could add it to this archive; so far only a bootable disk for the Gold release has been available.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, May 31 - 12:34pm

There is a Voyager Expanded Book of Douglas Adams' "Mostly Harmless" that I would really like to find and add to this archive, if anyone knows where to find it.

ADD: I've never seen it on eBay or any online store, though I haven't always checked religiously. Worldcat doesn't even show any copies available, either!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, May 30 - 8:23am

The manual files included in the big download file are now additionally added as PDF'ed Manual link.

DMNT's picture
by DMNT - 2010, March 31 - 7:33am

Balrog said:
This software has md5 checksum capabilities and is available for OS 7-9:

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~hamilton/shnfaq.html

Thank you! I've been looking forever for a way to generate MD5 checksums in Mac OS 9! Unlike someone in the comments, I completely appreciate you taking the time to share this link.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, December 28 - 5:09pm

You can open it and run it.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, December 26 - 9:39pm

Then there's simply no way to verify if a file was uploaded or downloaded properly.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, December 26 - 8:49pm

That is way too complicated and I've never needed to do it before.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, December 26 - 8:37pm

This software has md5 checksum capabilities and is available for OS 7-9:

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~hamilton/shnfaq.html

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, December 26 - 8:09pm

H-O-W

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, December 26 - 7:43pm

You'd just generate a checksum and attach it to posts or embed it in the zip. Disk Copy images already have checksums, but toast and iso images don't.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, December 26 - 7:13pm

If it requires a separate program, it's just not happening.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, December 26 - 6:21pm

An MD5 checksum is used to verify that the file is correct. It's similar to a CRC checksum, but has a lower likelihood of collisions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Md5sum

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, December 26 - 4:14pm

What is an md5 checksum?

BTW I made this Toast file by the "Files and Folders" method; Toast doesn't only make images of actual CDs.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, December 23 - 10:46pm

It wouldn't hurt if uploaders included md5 checksums of .toast files ...

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, December 23 - 5:22pm

Hi Attila,

if it is a .toast.zip or .cdr.zip or something created with Toast, then
all is OK! Smile

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, December 23 - 5:10pm

Actually it's a Toast image and I use nothing but OS 9 myself. Toast is becoming my standard because we have several versions on the Mac Garden which can be used on real macs easily enough, and the images survive the Windows environment and can apparently be mounted in emulators. I'm trying to make you Windows lusers happy!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, December 23 - 4:23pm

You made a zip file which doesn't work with Mac OS 9...
Please wrap the stuff into .img (with Disk Copy), then stuff it to .sit file. Wink

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, December 22 - 5:57pm

This is now the ultimate Hitchhiker's archive. Everything is here, the original mac version, the later Solid Gold version, a Z-interpreter version, the unfinished sequel, Milliways, and scans of all packaging and paperwork in PDF format. Even some hints and cheats are included.

Merry Textmas!