Sam & Max Hit the Road

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Sam & Max Hit the Road
Sam & Max Hit the Road cover
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]
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 Save the World 2006
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space 2007
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse 2010

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 Community Discussions Support Page Community Discussions for game series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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.
Mac OS
Comes pre-configured with ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Comes pre-configured with ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from and ScummVM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LucasArts\Sam & Max Hit the Road\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <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
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows %APPDATA%\LucasArts\Sam & Max Hit the Road\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <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 settings[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 settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 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 settings[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
Toggle with Ctrl+T. Speed of text can be adjusted with - and +.
Use individual game options for ScummVM.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports General MIDI & MT-32 for music.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Unofficial translation by 7Wolf.

Other information[edit]


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


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]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 286
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
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)
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
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


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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.