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First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows:
Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Albion. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Albion folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.
Next: Now with the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\albion
After addiing this code save and close the config file.
Now Lets Download the Free Game Albion:
Go To: http://abandonia.com
Next: Type in Albion in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.
After That: Click on Albion in the game search results column.
Now: On the page that follows click on the "Get It!" button.
Finally: Click on the "Get It" button on following page and wait for your browser to give you the option to download and save the game Albion. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the Albion game file. Saving to your desktop is usually the default option and is probably the easiest place to save the game Albion for extraction.
Now Lets Extract the Albion Game Free Download:
First: Right click on the Albion game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will then be asked where you would like to extract the Albion game files, select C:\Games\Albion. After you've chosen this directory on your hard drive hit "Next" again and the Albion files will begin to extract.
Now Lets Setup the Sound:
First: Double click on the Dosbox program. You will be brought the the C:\ prompt in Dosbox. Type "setup" and press enter.
Now: At this point the Albion sound setup installer will launch. Here you will configure your sound settings. I found Soundblaster 16 worked on my setup. After selecting your sound device select "Automatic Detection" on the following screen. After you are finished save these settings and exit.
Finally: Back at the C:\ prompt type "exit" and press enter. This will close and exit Dosbox.
Lets Play Some Albion!
First: Go back to the Dosbox config file. Right click on it and select edit and then scroll down to the "autoexec" section again. Below the commands we already added add the command "albion". After you have done this save and then exit the config file.
Finally: Double click on the Dosbox program and the game Albion will launch. Have fun enjoying the game!
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