(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)
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\CarmenPast. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the CarmenPast folder within it. Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\carmenpast
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Download Where in America's Past is Carmen Sandiego:
Go To: http://abandonia.com
Next: Type "Carmen Sandiego" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.
After That: Click on "Where in America's Past is Carmen Sandiego" 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 the file. The file usually saves to the "Downloads" folder or your "Desktop".
Now Lets Extract The File:
First: Right click on the "Where in Americas Past is Carmen San Diego" file you saved to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the game files, select "C:\Games\CarmenPast". When you're done click "Extract" and the files will begin to extract.
"Someone, Catch That Crook!":
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\CarmenPast" folder and the game Where in America's Past is Carmen Sandiego will launch, enjoy!
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