Lands of Lore 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 hard drive in the directory C:\Games\LandsofLore. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installation program
Lands of Lore Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the LandsofLore 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 Lands of Lore 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 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\landsoflore

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

Now Lets Download the Free Game Lands of Lore:

Go To:

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

Search box
After That: Click on "Lands of Lore" 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 Lands of Lore file. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the game 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 Lands of Lore Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Lands of Lore 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 files, select "C:\Games\LandsofLore". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Lands of Lore:

Lands of Lore screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\LandsofLore" folder and the game Lands of Lore 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...

ok run but, no only have music midi but no speak the characters...

dan said...

installed lands as instructed. games works music, but no speaking sound in xp and vista. also
after character select screen, i select character and screen goes blank in both vista and xp

dan said...

any thought

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm having almost same problem they are with Lands Of Lore - Throne of Chaos it runs Great up to you char select. Then goes blank see and instant of the last thing said by the king then Bam, Black Screen of Death lol Any help would be Really appreciated. Really love this game and itching to play it again.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi for Lands of Lore I would give running the game with an earlier version of Dosbox a try. Some games like certain versions better than others.


Glenn Scrima said...

Hi I believe this download is either the floppy disk version or if not the speaking sounds were removed intentionally. Most of the abandonware sites choose this route due to the large file size of some games which could be 700 mb or so for a CD-Rom copy.


bigbigjay88aus1 said...

Hi there

I have the speech version of lands of lore but the game crashes after i choose a person to play. How can i fix this please. I have dosbox 0.73.


Glenn Scrima said...

I'd try an earlier version of Dosbox. Sometimes that can clear up issues if there is a small bug in the latest version.


Anonymous said...

sam stuff here, black screen after char selection..

Glenn Scrima said...

I would try 0.72 or 0.65 it might be a Dosbox bug.


Anonymous said...

How do I make it so I can use my laptops arrow keys or WSAD to move rather than clicking?

Glenn Scrima said...

Do you mean use your keyboard keys to move the mouse cursor?


ninja Phil said...

hey there!
dosbox keep saying that my c: drive dont exist... which is false!

how can i fix it? (btw, i cant type \ in dosbox !!) :(


Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, the best alternative would be to copy and paste the commands in the config file if you are having problems with the keyboard keys for entering the commands within dosbox itself.


Yort23 said...

did .72 or .65 work to fix the black screen of death? if someone learns how to fix this fill me in. I am running .74 currently

Anonymous said...

Got it!
Download this PATCH and then run patch.exe .

Also if you want sound use DOSBOX 0.74 .

I'm stoked. Best of luck.

Anonymous said...

Copy and pasted the link left on september 14th, this lead me to a page where the request file was not found, havent any speach and suffer the black screen of death after character selection, any ideas anyone?

Anonymous said...

Link worked for me, so did the patch, even on windows then. The problem is that it has trouble loading the main menu. I tried to insert a save file, then the game would immediately crash. When there is no save file it skips the main menu but after hero selection it would shortly cross it while blending to game.

dov said...

Same problem, screen goes blank after choosing character

Kingwolf said...


I need Help to play LandsofLore.

I followed the Instruction and the Game starts - after the Intro i come directly to the Windos where i have to choose a Charakter. I dont hear the voices, but i have the normal Sound. I can read the Textes from all 4 avaible Chars - but if i press yes - the Window appear black to me - for one Second i see strange Colors in Form from the last picture. I tried to host it as Admin. But it seems thats an Problem with something else then "Admin Rights" - I have the 32 bit Windows Vista Version and i would be very happy about some Tipps.

I tried to find some Parameters that i can switch at my PC but i dont find something that solve my Problem. The Game start - but i come directly to the Hero Choosing Selection. After choosing one - for one second strange Colors and after that Black Screen. Nothing happen anymore.

I tried in Window Modus and in Fullscreen.

You can connect me even per Mail:

Really Hope for Help.



Anonymous said...

you need


in dosbox.conf

not cputype=auto

Ozzi said...

Thanks a ton Glenn. I was getting a blank screen after character select but i downloaded dos box .65 as you suggested and it works perfectly.