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First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows:
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 Dune2.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Dune2 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:\dune2
Now Lets Download The Free Game Dune 2:
Go To: http://abandonia.com
Next: Type "Dune 2" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.
After That: Click on "Dune 2" 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 game. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the game 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 Dune 2 Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Dune 2 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, select C:\Dune2 (make sure there is no space between dune and the number 2). After you've chosen this directory on your hard drive click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.
Now Lets Install Dune 2:
First: Double click on the Dosbox program file and Dosbox will launch. Then type Setup and press enter. You should now be in the Dune 2 installation program.
Now: Select "1" and press enter. You will be asked if you want to install Dune 2 on your hard drive. Press enter again to confirm this.
Next: You will see two options. Select the first by pressing "1".
Now: You will see a list of sound cards to choose from. You may have to play with this setting if the sound doesn't work on your computer but for now choose "Sound Blaster Pro" by pressing "3".
Next: You will be asked if "...you want to use extended memory?". Choose "Yes" by pressing "1".
Now: You will be asked if "...you want to use a mouse?". This comes down to personal preference so choose the one you feel you'd like best.
Next: You will be shown a summary of your settings. At the bottom of the screen you will be asked if, "...you wish to save this configuration", press "Y" and then enter. Select "2" on the "Setup Main Menu" to exit the installer. Then type "exit" to close Dosbox.
Now: We are going to head back to the dosbox config file and add another line of code. Again its in the [autoexec] section, this time below the commands we have already added. The command is "dune2". It should look like this.
Finally: Save and exit the config file.
Ready to Play Some Classic Dune 2:
Click on the Dosbox program in the Dune2 directory and the PC game Dune 2 will launch, enjoy!
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