Bubble Bobble 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 & Install Dosbox on Windows:

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

Dosbox homepage
Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your C:\ drive when asked. Finally when finished rename your Dosbox folder "Bubble".

Dosbox installation
Bubble Bobble Windows folder
Next: Open the Bubble folder and then locate and 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.

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

mount c c:\bubble

Autoexec Dosbox mount commands

Now Lets Download
the Free Game Bubble Bobble:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

Next: Type "Bubble Bobble" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.

Abandonia search box
After That:
Click on "Bubble Bobble" in the game search results column.

Abandonia search results
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 Bubble Bobble zip file

Now Lets Extract the Bubble Bobble Free Game Download:

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

Extracting Bubble Bobble zip file
Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to save the extracted folder, select "C:\Bubble". When your done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip Extraction program

Ready to Bobble that Bubble:

Bubble Bobble screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the Bubble directory and the game Bubble Bobble will start, 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...

Thank you soooo much for these instructions!! :D

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem I love hearing from people who these guides help out, keeps me blogging. Have fun its a great game!

Best Wishes,