Alien Rampage Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima


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First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows:



Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

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

Dosbox install program
Alien Rampage Windows XP folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the AlienR 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 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
Finally:
With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\alienr
c:
cd alienram

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


Now Lets Download the Game Alien Rampage:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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

Abandonia search box
After That: Click on "Alien Rampage" in the game search results column.

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

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

Saving Alien Rampage zip file

Now Lets Extract the Alien Rampage Game Download:

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

Extracting Alien Rampage zip file
Then:
Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Alien Rampage game files, select "C:\Games\AlienR". When your done click "Next" again and the Alien Rampage files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Now Lets Install the Game Alien Rampage:

First: Open the AlienR folder within the Games folder and double click on the Dosbox program file.

Dosbox program icon
Next:
At the C:\> prompt type install and press enter.

Dos game install command
Now: You will be launched into the installation program for the game. You will first be asked to choose where you would like to install the game, the default folder "C:\Rampage" is fine, press enter to begin installing in this folder.

Alien Rampage install command
Next: You will see a message letting you know you will need to setup your sound settings when you first run the game, press enter to continue.

Finishing the installation
Now: You will be launched into the game itself. Scroll down to the option labeled "Config" and press enter.

Alien Rampage menu screenshot
Next: Scroll to "Sounds" options and press enter. You will see a series of screens allowing you to choose various settings for your sound card. Below listed in order from top to bottom is each setting you will need to choose.

  1. "Effects Card" - AWE32 (Press Y for Yes on the next screen)
  2. "Interrupt" - IRQ 7
  3. "Port Address PG1" - Port 220
  4. "DMA Channel" - DMA Channel 1
  5. "Select Voices" - 8 Voices
  6. "Select Channels" - Stereo Sound FX
Now: When you're finished you will be brought back to the menu screen, your sound should be setup at this point. Scroll down to "Finished" and press enter. Now back at the main menu scroll down to "Quit" and press enter. Press "Y" when asked if you would like to "Quit [the] Game".

Finally: You will be brought back the the C:\> prompt. Type "exit" and then press enter to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS command

One Last Finishing Touch:

We need to quickly head back to the Dosbox config file in the AlienR folder. Once there open it and again scroll down to the [autoexec] section. First we need to delete the command "cd alienram". Now below the command "c:" type "cd rampage". Press enter and on the next line type "rampage". The final result should look like this.

[autoexec]
mount c c:\games\alienr
c:
cd rampage
rampage

Save and exit the config file when you are done.

Alien Rampage
Now double click on the Dosbox program in the AlienR folder and the game Alien Rampage will launch, have fun!

FAQ:
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?

3 comments:

Emiliano said...

DUDE, you re totally awesome, thank you very very much! only think i d like to know is how to play the game in fullscreen. hug
EMI

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Emiliano thanks, check out this guide on how to get full screen working. Enjoy the game!

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/01/dosbox-emulator-faq-how-to-make.html

Best,
Glenn

Tex Ranger said...

GLENN!!! You are my hero! I have been looking for this game for literally YEARS. I used to play this game when I was about 7-8 years old and I am now 21! You have made my day sir.

Cheers,
Tex