Beneath a Steel Sky Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows XP or Windows Vista:

Go To: > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

Dosbox homepage
Next: Run the Downloaded Installer file and install Dosbox on your C:\ drive when asked. Finally when finished rename your Dosbox folder SteelSky.

Next: Open the SteelSky folder and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Dosbox program icon
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating config file
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS command
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

Editing Dosbox config file
Now with the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\steelsky

Dosbox autoexec mount commands
After adding this code save and close the config file.

Now Lets Download the Free Game Beneath a Steel Sky:

Go To:

Next: Type "Beneath a Steel Sky" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.

Abandonia search box
After That: Click on Beneath a Steel Sky in the game search results column.

Abandonia search results
Now: On the page that follows click on the "download this game!" button

Download game 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.

Saving PC game zip file

Now Lets Extract the Beneath a Steel Sky Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Beneath a Steel Sky game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting PC game zip file
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will then be asked where you would like to save the extracted folder, select C:\SteelSky. After you've chosen this directory on your hard drive click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Its Play Time!

Beneath a Steel Sky screenshot
Double click on the "dosbox" program file in the C:\SteelSky folder and Beneath a Steel Sky will launch, enjoy!

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