With the hint books for Exile no longer in print, The
Harehunter presents, with the approval of Jeff Vogel, a hyperlinked
version of the hintbook for the enjoyment of all.
Versions of Exile I
There were two main versions of this game. There are no doubt some differences in the game engine itself, but the most obvious difference was the graphics. There has been much discussion on the Spiderweb Forum as to preference to these different graphics. The only one available for download from Spiderwebs website is version 2.0.
While there are other sites you can download version 1, the Windows installer often has trouble. That is in part caused by the fact it was written for Windows 3.1, a 16-bit OS. Therefore, I present a zipped copy of the installed versions. These are not registered copies.
One other alternative, especially for those who are running a 64-bit OS, is to install it in a
DOSBOX shell. I have gotten it work in DOSBox, but you have to install either Windows 3.1 or Windows 98
within the DOSBox shell.
These are not registered games. If you have a registered version 2 installed, you can copy the MISC.DAT file into the directory, or you can contact Spiderweb Software for a registration key.