Moonstone - A Hard Days Knight 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: > 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 "Moonstone".

Dosbox installer
Moonstone Windows folder
Next: Open the the Moonstone folder 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.

Editing the 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:\moonstone
cd ms

Dosbox autoexec mount commands
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Download
the Free Moonstone - A Hard Days Knight Game:

Go To:

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

Search box
After That:
Click on "Moonstone - A Hard Days Knight" in the game search results column.

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

Download game
Click on the "Get It" button on following page and wait for your browser to give you the option to download and save the Moonstone game file. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the Moonstone 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 Moonstone Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the "Moonstone - A Hard Days Knight" file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

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

Zip extraction program

I See a Full Moon Rising:

Moonstone screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "Moonstone" folder and the Moonstone game will now 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...

thanks man very useful and sparked a few chilhood memories of cutting off people's heads. Much obliged

Anonymous said...

It is really great,but I can't attack,I tried all keys,but none worked,I can only walk:(
please help me

Glenn said...

If you head back over to the Moonstone page on Abandonia there should be a manual for the game on it.


Anonymous said...

Hey man I followed all your directions but when I launch the game it says illegal command: ms.
Any tips?

Seth Kitzmiller said...

Hello! This game looks really interesting so I thought I'd pick it up, lol. I have the DOSBox downloaded but when I try to save the command in the config file, it says it cannot create the file...I have tried typing it different ways but no go. What am I doing wrong??

Anonymous said...

if you get the 'ms error' you just need to move your Moonstone folder to the C drive - no other folders, just straight c drive

Mitch said...

I did what you said (downloads and mods...) but when I launch dosbox it doesn't run the game, just usual dosbox.
If i go into the MS folder and lauch moonstone directly, the game starts but without sound.
Sorry to bother you but I ask for help, I'm shivering waiting to replay that awesome game !!

James said...

This is so brilliant :)

I have one problem though: I can't play a friend because only one set of keyboard controls will work at a time. Either he can move or I can, not both. Is there any way around this?

Also, in the intro sequence, is PC speaker quality sound the only option or is there something I can change to get that drum roll and crash of thunder that I enjoyed on the old Amiga 500+ (remember those!)

Anonymous said...

does dosbox support the amiga sound track for the game? or do i need a separate rom and emulator all together? seems like the latter is logical.. Also what sound system does Moonstone for DOS originally use? Midi? or tandy?