| There's a solution to every Infocom problem and a way through every Infocom maze. But there are those times when even the most brilliant adventurer gets stumped. That's when InvisiClues Hint Books from Infocom really come in handy. They're the only hints written by the same people who write our interactive stories, so you know they're complete, accurate, witty and a whole lot of fun. And they're the only ones with the amazing InvisiClues menu system that gives you only as much of a hint as you need, when you need it -- without revealing anything that might spoil your enjoyment of the story.|
InvisiClues Hint Books are also a great source of fun for those who have completed our interactive stories. After all, it's virtually impossible to experience everything that can happen in an Infocom interactive story the first time you venture through it. But with our hints, and particularly with the "For Your Amusement" section of the hint books, you'll
gain new insights that will allow you to tap every source of entertainment your story offers.|
CAUTION: DON'T USE HINT BOOKS INSTEAD OF YOUR OWN MIND. The greatest pleasure to be gained from an Infocom interactive story is in solving its problems and puzzles through your own ingenuity. So, please don't turn to any hints until you've exhausted all other alternatives.
There's an InvisiClues Hint Book for every Infocom interactive story, each containing hundreds of valuable clues. And each comes with a handsomely formatted Sample Transcript (except JOURNEY and ZORK: THE UNDISCOVERED UNDERGROUND, which didn't have one). For more details, keep reading.
Note that these files are here currently (and not, say, at ftp.gmd.de) because we're not sure if they're ready to be "archived"; they may well contain errors or typos overlooked during the rigorous editing process (though we're hoping they're fine, the odds against it are great). As such, if you download 'em and they blow up your computer... caveat emptar, amigo.
BTW, if (for some reason) you're curious about how a project like this comes about, why not check out the Comments page? There's a Timeline there, and will probably have other information at some point.
If you find any bugs or errors in these hints (including suspected typos, alignment issues, or the like), please contact Steven Marsh and/or Digby McWiggle. If these files blow up your computer, let them know... quickly! Or feel free to contact them if you think they deserve lavish praise and/or riches beyond that which the earth can provide. (Hey, it's worth a shot.)
Coming soon: Alphabetical collections. These should (hopefully) be able to pare the number of collections down to four files or so.
Last updated March 3rd, 1999.