Diggers 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 hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Diggers. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installer
Diggers Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Diggers folder within it. Locate 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 Diggers config file
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:\games\diggers
cd diggers

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

Now Lets Download the Free Diggers Game:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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

Search box
After That: Click on "Diggers" 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 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 the zip file

Now Lets Extract the Diggers Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Diggers game 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 save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\Diggers". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Jump In!:

Diggers screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Diggers" folder and the game Diggers 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...

hey, the game works just fine, but for some reason i cant use the arrow keys (so i have to run arroudn right cliking and using my mouse nad such). Is there some way that you could help me so that i could use the arrow keys?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, its seems the major flaw with this game is the controls. I haven't been able to dig up (no pun intended) any manuals on an alternative method online or at abandonia, I wish I could help more but I think its just a flawed game design.


julie said...

I posted this somewhere else too, but I can't get it to open. I followed all the directions but at the end when diggers should launch it says mscdex not found. Why? What am I doing wrong!

Glenn Scrima said...

Are you using the download from Abandonia or another site or your own personal copy?