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Nephtys


Nephtys

resident fridge magnet
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Total posts: 835
Posted:For all of you who enjoyed the Crimson Room and similar flash games AND are well acquainted with Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide AND are prepared to cancel all upcoming social, work and study-commitments - and yae, even bid a temporary farewell to your juggling toys eek - spend the next few days of your life here
It's a deeply frustrating and highly enjoyable flash & text-based game... and I don't think you'll get very far if you aren't familiar with the HHG, but let me know if you have proven otherwise....

It's a good idea to read the "how to play" thingie first, it tells you all about saving, waiting, listning etc....

Enjoy!!

Neph


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:oohh i remember this

stay away!! stay away!!! run i tell you run.


Love is the law.

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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:i still have the original DOS version of this and I've never got further than being on the.... the.... *oh my god, my mind's gone completely blank and I've forgotten the name of Zaphods spaceship* ... y'know that one... and then they all head off to the jacuzzi or steam room or something, for no apparent reason, and won't come back!!! Give me a few years and I might actually work it out....

Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:Heart of Gold

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:thanks domino. I knew it really biggrin

the annoying thing is, is i categorically do not remember any mention of a jacuzzi/steam room in the book, so where the hell did they get it from and why won't they come out?? you really need a lot of patience for that game... it won't accept menial conversation when you get stuck for anything else to write, and you can't swear at it because it does the computer equivalent of looking at you like you're a pestering toddler.... tongue


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:grrrr.... this is disturbingly addictive.....

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Wonderlush
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Haven't you heard? I come in six-packs now.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Total posts: 134
Posted:Oh man, I used to love this one! *must not waste my life again* Anyone ever play a game like this called ZORK?

If you can talk you can sing / If you can walk you can dance

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:I did the typical student thing and went back to bed.

Then the World was destroyed......

confused

Bloody typical!


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I hate this game. I can't even get out of the house without being killed!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:ditto

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering...

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Nephtys


Nephtys

resident fridge magnet
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Total posts: 835
Posted:Grrrr.... I'm stuck in the same place NOn mentioned - on the Heart of Gold with everyone sitting in the sauna - but at least I can tell you guys how to get out of the house, PM me if you wanna know smile
Alternatively, you could at this point just decide to reclaim your lives and forget about the game...


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Type in "kill"

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Take the buffered analgesic (as I remember from playing it on an amstrad when I was about ten) and the room will stop spinning.

Quality. I completed this game once upon a time. I also completed Leather Goddesses from Phobos, which was an adult version (very similar). Text adventure games rule.


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I did that Mags. I even picked up the post and got out on the porch, but the bulldozer gets me everytime I try to get off the porch!!

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:Lie down (i think)

Love is the law.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:I managed to get out of the house but i keep on getting killed by stray bricks.

which is odd seeing as I was standing right next to Mr Prosser at the time....

confused


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:ditto

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:damn, i used to know this, now im not doing any work, nor am i going to

damn damn damn

dont forget the screwdriver!!!!


Love is the law.

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:after a frustrating half hour - i worked out getting past the bulldozer.

dont take the towel - cos if you do then ford will leave you there.
keep on nagging him, and eventually ford will persuade prosser to lie down in the mud. the next few steps are pretty intuitive.


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Ive foudn a massive glitch int eh game that takes you to random bits of the game.

Just use the "restore" command after you die with a random file name i.e. "game 2" and press enter.

I went from having a device thrown at my feet by ford, dying, then ending up half way through with 214 points....

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Wonderlush
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Haven't you heard? I come in six-packs now.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Total posts: 134
Posted:I get to the pub and I know I'm supposed to drink some beer, but I don't know what to do next. Everytime I drink a 4th beer I die. Hmm....

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:type in "wait"
oh...and apparently you want to buy a sandwhich in the pub...and feed it to a dog before you leave Earth.


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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:(not necessarily in the following order, it is advisable to:) drink only 3 beers. don't take the towel off ford, lie down in front of the bulldozer, pick up the junk mail, i think you can sometimes get through the whole dog-sandwich fiasco without uh.. doing it, sometimes, other times you just have to pass the time....

on my version there are hints, I'm not sure if this is the case with the shiny internet version though, in which case - ha di ha ha ha. However they don't tell me anything about my sauna issue, just that i shouldn't let them go in there in the first place, which after the 43rd time, i kind of worked out for myself! *sigh* it's frustrating just thinking about the game!


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Nephtys


Nephtys

resident fridge magnet
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Total posts: 835
Posted:ummm... it's not a glitch and you're not accessing random bits of the game, you're accessing other people's saved games in the shared folder (read the thingy when you save a game - if you're not reged on h2g2 they get saved in a shared folder)

so, please, HOW do I stop them from entering the sauna!? Hints?


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:your not supposed to go in the sauna? hmmm....

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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andythepoi


andythepoi

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Location: manchester, uk

Total posts: 508
Posted:Written by: NOn

the annoying thing is, is i categorically do not remember any mention of a jacuzzi/steam room in the book, so where the hell did they get it from and why won't they come out??




I am currently reading the wonderful bio of DNA and apart from the using the book as a loose plot they could pilfer from the original radio series', and a different script for the album, the script that never quite made it into a cartoon and a potential film re write script. it could have come from anywhere! the mind boggles


It's smashing to be back x

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:well, i havent gone into the sauna, and am wandering around the ship. marvin has completely barred me.

ive made my way into the engine room [very funny!], and now can wander the ship freely without anything happening. im running out of ideas!


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:I am now on a different ship after Ford and I wre ejected into space.

It is black and I dont appear to do anything as I cant see/ smell/ taste/ feel/ hear anything.

Any ideas?


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UCOF
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UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:dont worry...
im sorted.

If you get stuck... try pressing the different directions.

smile


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Nephtys


Nephtys

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Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Total posts: 835
Posted:the engine room? How'd you do that???

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UCOF
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UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:I ke[t walking backwards.
after follwing marvin
after everyone walks off for a sauna
i had a sauna too and came out a changed man


Now ive given up.

Im not goingto play it anymore as i wouldhave to redo it alland i cant be arsed to.

hug


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