Note: Abandonia's copy of Discworld features the sound files for music but not for speech at this time.
First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows XP:
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 C:\ drive when asked. Finally when finished rename your Dosbox folder Discworld.
Next: Open the Discworld folder and 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:\discworld
After adding this code save and close the config file.
Go To: http://abandonia.com
Next: Type in Discworld in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.
After That: Click on Discworld in the game search results column
Next: 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 file. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the zip file. Saving to your desktop is usually the default option and is probably the easiest place to save the file for extraction.
Now Lets Extract the Discworld Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Discworld 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 save the extracted folder. You can choose anywhere you like but I'm going to choose C:\Discworld for now. After you've chosen a directory on your hard drive hit "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.
Now Lets Play Some Discworld!:
First: Double click on the "Install" file in the C:\Discworld folder and the installer will launch. Click "New Path" on the first screen and change the "Installation Path" to C:\DISCWORLD, then press ok. Finally click "Install" and the program will begin installing Discworld (exit when finished).
Next: Double click on the dosbox program file. After it launches type "config" at the c:\ command prompt and press enter. This small program is used for configuring the sound settings for the game. Select the sound settings for the game that work on your setup and exit (you may have to play with the settings to get it working right).
Next: Within the Discworld folder create a new folder and name it "Save". This will allow you to save your progress while playing the game.
Now: Open Dosbox again. At the C:\ prompt in Dobox type "disc" and press enter, Discworld will now launch, enjoy!
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