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HINTS gives hints for solving some games: Zork I, II, & III, Starcross, Deadline, Witness, Mask of the Sun, Serpent's Star, Dark Crystal, Planetfall, The Enchanter, Death in the Caribbean, Infidel, Sorcerer, Seastalker, Hitchhiker. ZorkTools is a collection of utility programs which provide capabilities not normally available for INFOCOM games: copies, converts to DOS file, protects from DOS, makes unprotected copies, lists all words in the game. Requires any IBM PC or compatible, DOS 2.0 or higher, 22 to 128K of free space above DOS depending on the menu option selected. The other programs on this disk provided the actual solutions to some of the hardest aventure games, including adams, another large maker of adventure games, and solutions to others from companies like IBM. System Requirements: 128K, one disk drive, monochome monitor, color graphics needed if file marked by a plus symbol (+). How to Start: Type ZORKTOOL and press <ENTER> to start program. Enter TYPE UNARC.TXT for instructions on making archived files usable. File Descriptions: -------- --- HINTS. ZORKTOOL DOC Documentation. ZORKTOOL COM Main Program. -------- --- ZORKTOOL 1.6. HINTS DOC Hints, 17152 bytes long. -------- --- GAME SOLUTIONS. OTHER ARC This contains the solutions to games by other companies. ADAMS ARC An archive file containing soulutions for ADAMS games. INFOCOM ARC An archived file containing soulutions for INFOCOM games. ARC EXE Program to unarchive the solutions.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disk No 539 Adventure Solutions v1 DS2 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- HINTS gives hints for solving some games: Zork I, II, & III, Starcross, Deadline, Witness, Mask of the Sun, Serpent's Star, Dark Crystal, Planetfall, The Enchanter, Death in the Caribbean, Infidel, Sorcerer, Seastalker, Hitchhiker. ZorkTools is a collection of utility programs which provide capabilities not normally available for INFOCOM games: copies, converts to DOS file, protects from DOS, makes unprotected copies, lists all words in the game. Requires any IBM PC or compatible, DOS 2.0 or higher, 22 to 128K of free space above DOS depending on the menu option selected. The other programs on this disk provided the actual solutions to some of the hardest aventure games. Those put out by INFOCOM, the makers of Zork. Adams, another large maker of adventure games, and solutions to others from companies like IBM ------------ HINTS HINTS DOC Hints, 17152 bytes long. ------------ ZORKTOOL 1.6 ZORKTOOL COM Main Program ZORKTOOL DOC Documentation ------------ GAME SOLUTIONS ARC EXE Program to unarchive the soulutins. UNARC TXT Text on how to unarchive the files, so that they can be used INFOCOM ARC An archived file containing soulutions for INFOCOM games Files in archive are: CUTTHROAT,DEADLINE,ENCHANT,HITCH,INFIDEL,PLANET,SEASTALK, SORCEROR,STARCROS,SUSPECT,SUSPEND,TRANSYL,ULTIMA1,ULTIMA2, UTLTIMA3,ULYSSES,WITNESS,ZORK1,ZORK2,ZORK3 ADAMS ARC An archive file containing soulutions for ADAMS games Files in archive are: ADVENTUR,COUNT,CROWLEY,FUNHOUSE,GHOST,MISSION,MORGUE,ODYSSEY, PIRATE,PYRAMID,VOODOO,VOYAGE OTHER ARC This file contains the solutions to games by other companys Files in archive are: ADVEN500,ALICE,AMAZON,BLCKPOOL,CARIBEAN,COLOSSAL,CYBORG,DRAGON INSTITUT,MASK,MASQUER,MINDWHEL,QUEST,QUESTRON,WIZARD PC-SIG (Software Interest Group) 1030 East Duane Avenue, Suite D Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408) 730-9291
* * * Zork I Hints * * * 1. The Timber Room 2. Hades 3. The Platinum Bar 4. The Pot of Gold 5. Opening the Egg 6. The Bauble 7. The Sluice Gates 1. Consider the uses of a basket, as well as alternate light sources. Remember that the solution to a problem may not necessarily reside in the same room...or at the same height. 2. First, get the spirits' attention. Having done that, there's only two other things left to do, so play around a little until you have everything in the right order. Read any good books lately? 3. This one is easy, if subtle. Consider the outstanding quality of the room, and make an order of it. 4. Well, you know where to look, right? You just have to do something first. Have you seen anything around that might remind you of a rainbow? Get the point? 5. The program didn't lie: *YOU* have neither the skills nor the expertise, so who else is left? Be generous, it will pay off in the end. 6. First, you need to have the egg open. Then, you have to go to the logical place and do the logical thing. When the egg is open, this should be music to your ears. 7. Everything you need is at hand. Play around in the Maintenance Room, and remember to check other rooms as well for a change. Tools can come in handy, too. * * * Zork II Hints * * * 1. The Riddle Room 2. The Red Sphere 3. The Dragon 4. The Balloon 5. The Bank 6. The Menhir 7. The Oddly-Angled Room 8. The Demon 1. Aren't riddles a pain? This one should make you thirsty. (Think about that for awhile) 2. You can't do this one by yourself, so bring along some help. And keep in mind that just because you can't see something, that doesn't mean it's out of range. 3. You can't do anything with him where you find him; now, if you could just get him to follow you... 4. Balloons are filled with hot air; seen anything flammable around lately? 5. Yes, this is certainly a tricky one! The key is the curtain of light; pay close attention to its description, as well as the piece of paper on the floor. Also keep in mind that things are not always what they seem to be here, either. 6. Ah, if only you had magical powers, you might be able to do something about this! 7. First, remember that this room is *oddly-angled*. Second, what does the club look like to you? Third, read the name on the club carefully; that should give you some ideas. Fourth, what's on the floors? Think about all that and you should be able to figure out what to do here. 8. A *very* greedy character...but he will help you, if you know what you want! (Hint: remember the Menhir!) * * * Zork III Hints * * * 1. The Hooded Figure 2. The Chest 3. Scenic Vista 4. The Ship 5. The Jewel Room 6. The Royal Puzzle 7. The Guardians of Zork 1. Mysterious, isn't he? Also, not too friendly! However, beter not kill him...he has something you need. 2. *You* will certainly never be able to open it. 3. What would you do here if you couldn't see? And don't forget what's on the wall. 4. Remember the book from Zork I? No? Well, just be friendly! 5. First, read the date on the cage carefully. Second, don't be greedy! Third, the way to bring back what you have should be obvious; you just have to look in the right place. 6. Don't take the easy way out...be pushy! (It helps to have paper and pencil handy here!) Westward Ho! 7. The solution is transparent.... bottoms up! * * * StarCross Hints * * * 1. The Red Rod 2. The Blue Rod 3. The Green Rod 4. The Silver Rod 5. The Violet Rod 6. The Crystal Rod 7. The Control Bubble 8. Breathable Air 1. No more Mr. Nice Guy! Be cruel! 2. This one is tricky. The disks will help you here, once you figure out what they are. You will also need something else here ("a tisket, a tasket..."). 3. Again, the disks will be helpful. Also, be a litterbug! 4. This one you have to look for, but it isn't far away. Shake a few things, and see what happens 5. First, you have to weasel your way to the Green Dock. After that, those mysterious disks will once again come in handy. 6. You have to project yourself into this one. It would also help if you could see, if only in a fragmentary way. 7. "For every action, there is an equal AND OPPOSITE reaction...". Think about where you want to go, and aim accordingly. 8. Do something with the Red Rod. It helps a little if you know chemistry. * * * Suspended Hints * * * 1. Trouble with Weather Control? 2. Can't fix Iris? 3. Main Supply Machine broken? 4. Want the camera? 5. Looking for spare parts? 6. Worried about Poet and Waldo? 7. Trying to reset? 8. Still trying to reset? 1. The bard will take only a second to fix a hundred problems. 2. This is touchy, but not too rough. 3. I see that you aren't grasping the concept of teamwork. 4. His legs may be Longfellow's, but he'd rather ride. 5. Imagine a cutting sensation. 6. 'Tis a far, far better thing.... 7. You can learn a lot from TV. 8. Be sure the errand boy knows that inches matter. * * * Deadline Hints * * * 1. Looking for a motive? 2. Can't figure out the method? 3. Still wondering about method? 4. Need more proof? 5. Trying to lay a trap? 6. Does your trap fail? 1. Spend a couple of minutes fiddling with what's on the desk. 2. A criminal after Romeo's heart. 3. You look like you need to freshen up. When you get where you're going, be very snoopy. 4. Take time to stop and smell the roses. 5. Make like Juliet, and your patience will be rewarded. 6. Exact timing is the key that unlocks many a door. * * * Witness Hints * * * 1. Nothing exciting happening? 2. Can't find any clues? 3. Wondering about the method? 4. Is the butler inscrutable? 5. Trying to nail down proof? 6. Can't unlock the clock? 1. You look tired. Sit down and relax. 2. Ring for the butler. 3. Better look around some more, but watch out for sharp objects. 4. Don't worry, he's just an average mystery fan, too. 5. Well, then, go find some nails. 6. Be quick with your nippers. * * Mask of The Sun Hints * * 1. The Silver Bowl 2. Exiting the first pyramid 3. The Gas Chamber 4. Leaving the Altar Room 5. Exiting the third pyramid 1. Something you've had with you from the very beginning of the game can help you here. Be careful how you use it! 2. You have to urn your way out of this one. Heavy stuff! 3. Try a direction....remember, there are more than four! 4. You might find a way out if you look through a glass darkly. 5. Patience is a virtue. Don't expect anything to happen for awhile. * * Serpent's Star Hints * * 1. Getting past the wolf 2. The Wandering Monk 3. The First Monastery 4. The Second Monastery 5. The Monk's First Question 6. The Monk's Second Question 7. The Monk's Third Question 8. The Dragon's First Question 9. The Dragon's Second Question 1. Do the obvious thing and remember: if at first you don't succeed... 2. He might be in the mood for a little conversation....and doesn't he look a bit thin? 3. It pays to be generous. Butter them up a little. 4. The answer to this one just scrolled right past you! 5. The answer is monstrous. Anyone seen George around lately? 6. The answer to this one is hard to give a hint for; you really have to know something about Eastern religion. If you happen to know the names of the male and female principles, that's the answer. Check out the wall in the monk's room for a symbol. 7. Well, the answer is *not* Sophia Loren...think about that for awhile! 8. Judy Garland could probably tell you the answer to this riddle. (No, it isn't the Yellow Brick Road!) 9. The answer to this one is just heavenly. * * Dark Crystal Hints * * 1. Crossing the swamp 2. Aughra's Riddle 3. Evading the Garthim 4. Entering the castle 5. Getting to the Crystal 1. Well, you can't just walk through the swamp, so, do you remember seeing anything anywhere that floats? 2. Don't go around in circles; the answer is staring right at you. 3. Well, don't just stand there, move! And move fast!! 4. There could be something behind those bars; wonder if there's anyone around who could slip through them? 5. Be daring! Eavesdropping helps, so does a thorough search. * * * Planetfall Hints * * * 1. The key in the crack 2. Across the rift 3. Fromitz replacement 4. Miniaturization card 5. The microbe 6. The mutants 1. The solution is an attractive one; have you been to the Tool Room yet? 2. Extend yourself, and you may get the idea! 3. Visit the Repair Room with a friend. Don't be shy about giving orders. 4. Floyd could help you here, if only he understood the situation. 5. HOT stuff! In fact, too hot to handle! 6. Don't stop for anything!! * * * The Enchanter Hints * * * 1. The Jeweled Box 2. The Engine Room 3. The Gallery 4. The Adventurer 5. The Guarded Door 6. The Map 7. The Guncho Scroll 8. The Winding Stairs 1. Think sharp....you might have to risk your life for this one, but the sacrifice is worth it. Get the point? 2. Do like Dr. Dolittle, only get a substitute...teacher. 3. Too much light is bad for the eyes, dreamer. 4. First, get his attention (why not give him a call?). Then, get on his good side. 5. You'll get by with a little help from your friends. 6. This is child's play. Have you been below the dungeon? And don't chew on the pencil! 7. Remember that a pencil has two ends, and two functions. Don't be afraid to let the cat out of the bag, so long as you can close the bag again. 8. Bet you didn't know your character was a mime. * Death in the Caribbean Hints * 1. The Message on the Monument 2. Crossing the River 3. The Zombie 4. The Fog 5. The Bull 6. The Quicksand 1. Simply substitution. As a start, C is E. 2. First, take safety precautions. Then, consider what might be able to float, and is big enough to carry you with it. 3. Import some London weather, with a little help from the French. 4. Think sharp here! The fog is thick stuff. 5. The bull is really a Marxist fish in disguise. 6. Well, if it was a mountain, you could..... * * * Infidel Hints * * * 1. Some Hieroglyphs 2. The Circular Room 3. The Niches 4. The Slab Room 5. The Scarab 6. The Four Statues 1. A few translations to help you along: /!\ Beam <--* Put -!- Balance =) Right niche (@@) Ruby cluster !* Left disc >*> Scarab !!! Door *--> Take/pick 2. Be patient and weight for the answer; don't lose your head! 3. Beam me up, Scotty! 4. The position of the holes should remind you of something; or are you going around in circles? 5. Stay level-headed, and your cup will not runneth over! 6. One good turn deserves another. Keep an orderly mind @ all times * * * Sorcerer Hints * * * 1. Getting out 2. The Glass Maze 3. The Cannon 4. No place left to go? 5. Seeing double? 6. Those Grues! 1. You need to get the trunk open. Have you read your Infotater lately? 2. You'll need to go batty to solve this one! And have you been down by the riverside yet? 3. Careful reading of the Infotater should help...and that's no manure!! 4. Stop draggin' your feet. This is a one in a Malyon chance! 5. Remember the Golden Rule, and at whom you're looking! 6. Repellant, aren't they? Don't forget that weeds are still weeds! * * * Seastalker Hints * * * 1. Can't fix the videophone? 2. Can't start the sub? 3. Circuits overheating? 4. Can't identify the traitor? 5. Can't navigate accurately? 6. Can't stop the Sea Cat? 1. Go to the electrical panel and check out the circuit breaker. 2. Check the work counter for an item you need. 3. Enter the crawl space and check out the voltage regulator. 4. Check the emergency survival unit and confront the persons who installed it. 5. Ask Tip about a fine grid. 6. Better zap the power pod! * * * Hitchhiker * * * 1. The Babel Fish 2. The Dark 3. The Spare Drive 4. The Bugblatter 5. Zaphod & the HOG 6. The Screening Door 7. Opening the Hatch 1. Bring some junk along with you, and put it somewhere! 2. You have five senses; count while you wait! 3. Too many connections make for sparks! 4. Consult the Guide about the Bugblatter. Do some sharp thinking about the memorial, and don't throw in the towel! 5. Have you forgotten Trillian? Isn't she holding something? 6. Consult the Guide about intelligence. What happens when you pick up the real tea? 7. Marvin can do the job with the proper tool. The solution is a fruity one, and that's no fluff! l tea? 7. Marvin can
Program name: Hints Author name: Probably Software Pirates Inc. Address: Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Telephone Number: Suggested Donation: Free Program Description: Gives hints for solving some games: Zork I, II, & III, Starcross, Deadline, Witness, Mask of the Sun, Serpent's Star, Dark Crystal, Planetfall, The Enchanter, Death in the Caribbean, Infidel, Sorcerer, Seastalker, Hitchhiker. Just a text file so no will work on an IBM or compatible. Program name: ZorkTools 1.6 Author name: Softbeard the Pirate Address: Software Pirates Inc. Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Telephone Number: None Suggested Donation: Free Program Description: ZorkTools is a collection of utility programs which provide capabilities not normally available for INFOCOM games: copies, converts to DOS file, protects from DOS, makes unprotected copies, lists all words in the game. Requires any IBM PC or compatible, DOS 1.0 or higher, 22 to 128K of free space above DOS depending on the menu option selected. ************* Also on the diskette are several archived files of game solutions, see the files539.txt file to find out which programs there are solutions to.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ ADAMS ARC 47699 6-10-85 3:17a ARC EXE 29824 8-22-85 12:50a FILES539 TXT 2334 6-03-86 8:40a GO BAT 984 6-03-86 8:41a HINTS DOC 17152 6-10-85 3:45a INFOCOM ARC 138353 6-10-85 4:05a NOTES539 TXT 1243 6-03-86 8:32a OTHER ARC 92567 6-10-85 3:20a ZORKTOOL COM 12928 4-08-85 3:43a ZORKTOOL DOC 10496 4-08-85 3:43a 10 file(s) 353580 bytes 3072 bytes free