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Note: The download of the game has been taken down at Abandonia. I am in the process of adding a new Abandonware download site to this guide as well as rewriting the guide for any changes needed. I am leaving the guide up to allow users looking to play the game some possibly useful info while I prepare to update it.
First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows XP:
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 MDK.
Next: Open the MDK folder and then locate and 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.
Next: Now with the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\mdk
Now with this done we can move on to the step of optimizing Dosbox for MDK. If you decide to perform the following steps (performance tweaks) in the next section leave the config file open to make these additional changes. If not save and exit the config file. The following section is completely optional but since MDK requires a lot of computing power while using Dosbox I thought it was a relevant one. More steps can be taken then the ones described below to improve performance. However these steps below are simply ones that will disable what is unneeded to run MDK without causing any possible side effects.
Next Lets Make Some Game Performance Tweaks (Optional Step):
First: With the dosbox config file still open scroll up to the section labeled [gus]. In this section there is a line with the command "gus=true". You will need to change this to "gus=false". When you are done it should look like this:
Next: Scroll down to the section labeled [speaker]. Here there are three lines with the commands "pc speaker=true", "tandy=true", and "disney=true". Change all three of these to "false". It should look like this:
Next: Scroll to the [dosbox] section in the config file. Change the command "memsize=" to the number 48. It should look like this:
Finally: If you plan on using a joystick then skip this step. If not then lets also disable joystick support to get even more performance out of Dosbox. Scroll down to the [joystick] section and change the command "joysticktype=" to "none". It should look like this:
Now Lets Download the Free MDK Game:
Go To: http://abandonia.com
Next: Type "mdk" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.
After That: Click on MDK 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 game the 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.
Now Lets Extract The MDK Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the "MDK (Murder Death Kill)" 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 game files, select C:\MDK. After you've chosen this directory on your hard drive click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.
Ready to Play Some MDK!:
Double click on the "dosbox" program file in the C:\MDK directory and the game Murder Death Kill will launch, enjoy!
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