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Hobbit, The (Hobbit.txt)

THE HOBBIT (Melbourne House)
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The C64 disk version:
(You begin in your cosy little hole) READ MAP, E, E, N, WAIT (till dawn breaks. 
The trolls have now turned to stone. He-he!), S, GET KEY, N, UNLOCK DOOR, OPEN 
IT, N, GET ROPE AND SWORD, S, S, SE, GIVE MAP TO ELROND, SAY TO ELROND "HELLO", 
SAY TO ELROND "READ MAP" (this gives you a hint), WAIT (until Elrond gives you 
some lunch), EAT LUNCH, SAY TO ELROND "GIVE ME MAP", E, S, E, N, NW, N, SE, D, 
D, D, D, E, GET GOLDEN KEY, U, N, W, S, E, N, WAIT (till the crack opens and you 
are captured. You are thrown into a dungeon), DIG, SMASH TRAP DOOR (until it 
breaks. Under it is Curious Key, which Thorin takes), SAY TO THORIN "OPEN 
WINDOW", SAY TO THORIN "PICK ME UP", SAY TO THORIN "WEST", SE, WAIT (until
a 
goblin enters), E, SE, E, GET RING, N, S, NW, E, OPEN DOOR, U, CLOSE DOOR, E, E, 
OPEN CURTAIN, OPEN CUPBOARD, GET FOOD, EAT IT, NE, E, E, LOOK ACROSS RIVER (you 
spot a boat), THROW ROPE ACROSS RIVER (keep trying until you hit it), PULL ROPE 
(you pull the boat across the river), SAY TO THORIN "CLIMB INTO BOAT", CLIMB 
INTO BOAT (it floats to the other shore), CLIMB OUT, E, SMASH WEB (till it 
breaks), NE, SMASH WEB, N, WEAR RING, EXAMINE DOOR, WAIT (until the door opens), 
NE, WEAR RING (the game seems to have a bug which makes this necessary), S, 
KILL BUTLER WITH SWORD, GET RED KEY, UNLOCK RED DOOR WITH RED KEY, OPEN 
DOOR (if Thorin has been caught, he should come out now), OPEN BARREL, OPEN TRAP 
DOOR, GET BARREL, THROW IT THROUGH TRAP DOOR, SAY TO THORIN "JUMP ONTO BARREL", 
GET BARREL, THROW IT THROUGH TRAP DOOR, JUMP ONTO BARREL (you sail down to Long 
Lake), E, PICK UP BARD, W, N, U, N, NW, N, W, E, NW, N, WAIT (until the sun 
shines on the rock and opens Secret Door), SAY TO THORIN "UNLOCK DOOR
WITH CURIOUS KEY", DROP BARD (it's a good idea to save your game here, since 
Thorin has a bad habit of walking down to the dragon and becoming toast!), E, 
SAY TO THORIN "WEST", WEAR RING, E, GET TREASURE, U, W, PICK UP BARD, U, DROP 
BARD, SAY TO BARD "GET STRONG ARROW FROM QUIVER" (if he takes too long, 
restore), WAIT (till the dragon appears), SAY TO BARD "SHOOT DRAGON", S, S, S, 
D, S, S, S, WEAR RING, W, WAIT, WAIT (watch out for those spiders!), W, WAIT, 
WAIT, W, N, SW, W, W, W, W, SW, W, OPEN CHEST, PUT TREASURE IN CHEST 
(Congratulations. YOu have killed Smaug and found the treasure - a real thief!)


NOTES:
1. All interactive commands are for guidance only. There is no guarantee that 
whoever you want to talk with is at the place at the time which the solution 
states. Otherwise you'll just have to go find him! There is no guarantee, 
either, that those persons will actually do what you ask them to. Hooray for 
intelligent NPCs!

2. If you come across Gollum, kill him right away.

3. Your capture in the cave and the trip across the river are not really 
necessary, but both things score you extra points.

4. If there's any wine in the barrel, try drinking it!

5. Since there are several score bugs in the game (mine being the extended disk 
version), like keeping getting points at Elrond's by asking him to read the map 
(!), I am not sure that this solution hits the 100% mark. It does take you all 
the way through, however.

Jacob Gunness - 1/4-1990.

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