Sam & Max Hit the Road

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Sam & Max Hit the Road
Sam & Max Hit the Road cover
Developers
LucasArts
Engines
Original SCUMM
Digital re-release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS November 1993
Mac OS (Classic) 1993[1]
Windows 2002
Windows (ScummVM) October 28, 2014[2]
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) October 28, 2014[2]
Linux (ScummVM) October 28, 2014[2]
Reception
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Comedy, Contemporary, Detective/mystery, North America
Series Sam & Max
Sam & Max Hit the Road on HowLongToBeat
Sam & Max Hit the Road on IGDB
Sam & Max Hit the Road guide on StrategyWiki
Sam & Max Hit the Road on MobyGames
Sam & Max Hit the Road on Wikipedia

Sam & Max
Sam & Max Hit the Road 1993
Sam & Max (The Telltale Series) (series)

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

Sam & Max Wiki
The International House of Mojo - In-depth article including developer interviews and game trivia
Sam & Max - Comprehensive fan site for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Floppy release with manual-based copy protection and CD-ROM "talkie" version.
CD version includes 4 bonus tracks from the soundtrack in studio-quality as Redbook audio.
DOS
Mac OS
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Comes pre-configured with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Comes pre-configured with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from archive.org and ScummVM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS C:\SAMNMAX.CD\SETMUSE.INI
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LucasArts\Sam & Max Hit the Road\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\samnmax.ini
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/355170/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS C:\SAMNMAX.CD\SAVEGAME.*
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows %APPDATA%\LucasArts\Sam & Max Hit the Road\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\samnmax.s**
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/355170/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video[edit]

SCUMM video settings (Windows re-release).
SCUMM video settings (Windows re-release).

Toggle between colour and black & white with B
To access video settings in Windows re-release (not digital re-release), switch to windowed mode with Alt+ Enter and right-click the title bar.[3]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Toggle mouse support with Ctrl+M.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Toggle with Ctrl+J.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Toggle display of verb names under the cursor with V.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings (CD-ROM release).
Audio settings (CD-ROM release).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Adjust Music with ; and '. Adjust SFX with [ and ].
Press Ctrl+F5 for ScummVM.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Toggle with Ctrl+T. Speed of text can be adjusted with - and +.
Use individual game options for ScummVM.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
CD music tracks are present, but do not play in-game. See below for track list.
This game supports General MIDI & MT-32 for music.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Unofficial translation by 7Wolf.
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6 Windows re-release.
DOS video modes VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio iMUSE

Redbook CD audio track list[edit]

The CD releases of the game come on a Mixed Mode CD, with the game data on the first track, and bonus tracks containing a sample of the soundtrack in studio-quality Red Book audio.
Track number Contents
Track 01 Data Track (DO NOT PLAY IN CD PLAYER)
Track 02 A Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence
Track 03 Doug, the Moleman (Extended)
Track 04 King of the Creatures (Stereo Mix)
Track 05 Bigfoot Shuffle

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 286
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB (9x/ME)
64 MB (2000/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/355170/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (355170) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References