Legend of Kyrandia 2 - Hand of Fate Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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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)

Dosbox homepage
Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your C:\ drive when asked. Finally when finished rename your Dosbox folder "Kyrandia2".

Dosbox installation program

Legend of Kyrandia 2 game folder
Open the Kyrandia2 (formerly Dosbox) folder and right click on the dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

Editing the Dosbox config file
Next: Open the Kyrandia2 folder and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

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

Creating the Lengend of Kyrandia 2 game config
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 the games config
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\kyrandia2

Dosbox autoexec mount commands

Now Lets Download the Free Game Legend of Kyrandia 2:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

Next: Type "kyrandia 2" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.

Search box
After That:
Click on "Legend of Kyrandia 2 - Hand of Fate" in the game search results column.

Search results
On the page that follows click on the "Get It!" button.

Download game
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 file. 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.

Saving the zip file

Now Lets Extract the Legend of Kyrandia 2 Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Legend of Kyrandia 2 game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the zip file
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to save the extracted folder, select "C:\Kyrandia2". After you've chosen this directory on your hard drive click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Now Lets Install the Game Legend of Kyrandia 2:

Double click on the Dosbox program file in the "C:\Kyrandia2" directory and Dosbox will launch. After Dosbox launches type "setup" and press enter. You should now be launched into the Legend of Kyrandia 2 installation program.

DOS setup command
Next: You will be asked if you want to install Legend of Kyrandia 2 on your hard drive. Press enter to confirm this.

Hard Drive installation
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 the first time but for now choose "Sound Blaster Pro" by pressing "3".

Choosing music card
You will be asked if you want to, "Play digitized samples?". Choose "Yes" by pressing "1".

Digitized samples
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. You will now be exited from the installer and back to the "C:" prompt in Dosbox. Type "exit" and press enter, this will close Dosbox.

Next: 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 "hof". It should look like this.

Reediting Dosbox autoexec commands
Save and exit the config file.

Ready to Finally Play Legend of Kyrandia 2:

Legend of Kyrandia 2 screenshot
Click on the Dosbox program in the "Kyrandia2" directory and the game Legend of Kyrandia 2 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...

I followed the tutorial on how to set up and use DOSBox, and how to download and set everything up to play Legend of Kyrandia 2, but for some reason, the voices don't work. There is only caption. What is strange is that certain sounds that should be attributed to "voices" are heard, such as the main character saying "Hey!" or the ferryman burping. Please let me know what you think.

Glenn Scrima said...

Some of the games on Abandonia unfortunately have the voice tracks removed to keep the download size down. They also usually choose to post the floppy disk version over the CD-Rom version for the same reason (which usually lacks voice tracks also). Looking at the size of the game download I think this is the case. I don't see a larger size download of the game on any of the other sites. If you still want to track down a hard copy of the game on say ebay with all the features let me know and i'll try my best to help you with the mount commands for it.


Anonymous said...

Hey Glenn, wondering why you dont have the 3rd kyrandia on there.

Glenn Scrima said...

I think there was an issue with Dosbox back when I was making guides for the series. I will give it another try now though since some revisions have been made and put it up after Civ2 if it works out.


Frederikaa said...

sorry for my bad english... im from canada quebec city i speak french :) so i install kyrandia 2 with the steps you wrote and the game run perfectly BUT when i play tere is no music and sometimes sounds (like the trees that disappear) are very bad. What is the problem ??

bethany_smith93 said...

The game doesn't have any voices but i have the original game on CD, is there any way I can get the voices off that and put it into the game i downloaded? Many Thanks :)

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Bethany, I unfortunately don't have a copy to check but if you go to the CD drive with the game CD in the drive is there any folders labeled something similar to sound or voice? These could be dragged and dropped into the games folder to see if they work.


Anonymous said...

A far easier method of playing this game is to use ScummVM (http://www.scummvm.org/).