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Jorpho
06-09-2013, 03:36 PM
Many, many, many years ago, I obtained a C64 emulator (I think it was C64S) with a number of bundled games, including something that referred to itself as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I did not end up playing it very much, as it was a horribly sparse and limited game probably cobbled together in BASIC and seemed to bear little resemblance to what I could find described in some UHS files I had come across.

It was only recently that I came across a reference suggesting that this was a known "bootleg" version, but Googling fails to turn up any references as to who knows about this game or how it might have originated. Perhaps I am Googling for the wrong terms?

Pete Rittwage
06-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Gamebase shows there is a sort of non-commercial version that is not the famous Infocom game.

http://www.gb64.com/game.php?id=3551&d=18&h=0

Jorpho
06-11-2013, 12:56 AM
Ahh, that explains it. It's the "Supersoft" version, by one Bob Chappell.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersoft

Buyatari
07-16-2013, 01:37 PM
Such an awesome awesome game.

While you are looking for the bootleg version be aware that an official Hitchhikers 2 beta was discovered and released on the net a few years back. It is unfinished but if you are a fan of the game it is worth exploring.

Buyatari
07-16-2013, 03:13 PM
It is called Milliways. Here is a bit more info on it.

http://waxy.org/2008/04/milliways_infocoms_unreleased_sequel_to_hitchhiker s_guide_to_the_galax/