First Download the Free Dark Seed Game:
Choose from one of the following sites.
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
The House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox:
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\Darkseed. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Darkseed 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.
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\darkseed
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Dark Seed Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Dark Seed game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\Darkseed" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.
The Seed Has Been Planted!:
First: Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Darkseed" folder and the game Dark Seed will launch. The first time the game runs you will be asked a few setup questions. The first one you will see asks you to, "select [your] sound option". For this setting select "Sound Blaster" by pressing "3" on your keyboard.
Next: After selecting this option you see a "note" letting you know "Sound Blaster mode may not work on some computer systems". Press enter to bypass this message and continue with setting up the game.
Finally: You will see a screen asking you to "select [your] input device". This comes down to personal preference but selecting option "1" or "3" will be the best choice for most players.
You will now be launched into the game Dark Seed, enjoy!
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