Abuse Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)

First Download the Free Game Abuse:

Choose from one of the following sites.

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Free game download unavailableThe House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Also Available For Download On:

iPhone downloadiPhone/iPod : Download Game

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

Dosbox Homepage
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Abuse. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installer program
Abuse Windows XP folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Abuse folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.

Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\abuse
cd abuse

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Abuse Game Free Download:

First: Right click on the Abuse game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

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

Ready, Set...:

Abuse screenshot
Click on the Dosbox program in the "Abuse" folder and the game Abuse will launch, enjoy!

The config file is missing what do I do?
The game won't run on Windows Vista. What should I do?
The game runs sluggish. Is there a way to improve this?
How do I make the game launch in fullscreen mode?
How do I change the amount of RAM available?
How do I mount a hard drive or CD-ROM drive in Dosbox?
How do I change my machine type in Dosbox?
How do I capture a screenshot during gameplay?
I can't download from Abandonia. What should I do?
How do I close or exit Dosbox?


Anonymous said...

Dude can you help me?
I tried your method and it works fine on all my old dos games except Abuse. I get an error saying I got to delete all lchachexx.tmp files and have to make sure I have writing permission on my drive. Or something like that, it's Greek to me man! Thanks a million man.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi what operating system are you using. If you are being asked for permission to your hard drive it sounds like Vista. You need to be signed in as an administrator to allow it to work. The guide is designed for XP though so if you are using Vista I can't guarantee that it will work as I have yet to upgrade to Vista.


Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm using Vista. All the other dosbox games run fine for me, it's just Abuse. I also tried it with Jeremy Scotts Windows remake but that doens't work for me either (I install it and all but when I run the application it just runs blank and pops back to the desktop). Anyways thanks for the quick reply and cheers with your great guides!

Kenji said...

Hi Glenn,

Thanks for coming up with this guide. It has helped me install and setup Abuse on my Vista.

Problem is, when the game starts, I am asked to click on the darkest grey that I can see. The mouse cursor seems immobile and it appears that the mouse does not work in the Abuse window.

What can I do?

Anonymous said...

I did everything you said to do but when i go to start the game it says:
the version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computers system information to see if you need an x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit)version of the program, and then contact the software developer. I was wondering if this is because i am using windows 7 that it isn't working

Anonymous said...

Dont pay Attention to my comment, i got it working thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am not getting any audio in the game.

Also when I installed dosbox it already had a shortcut on my desktop and I can't make a config file.

Anonymous said...

HI, thank you for the guide!!!!! Just one problem - I can't figure out how to make the screen bigger... Is there a secret?