Tetris 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)

Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Tetris. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Next: Open the Games folder then the Tetris folder within it. Locate 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.

With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\tetris

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Download the Free Game Tetris:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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

After That:
Click on "Tetris" in the game search results column.

Next: On the page that follows click on the "Get It!" button.

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. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the Tetris file. Saving to your desktop is usually the default option and is probably the easiest place to save Tetris for extraction.

Now Lets Extract the Tetris Game Download:

First: Right click on the "Tetris" file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Tetris game files, select "C:\Games\Tetris". When you're done click "Next" again and the Tetris files will begin to extract.

It's Play Time!:

Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Tetris" folder and the game Tetris will launch, enjoy!

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