Altered Destiny Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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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\ADestiny. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Zip extraction program
Altered Destiny Windows XP folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the ADestiny folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Dosbox icon
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating 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.

Extracting 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\adestiny

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

Now Lets Download the Free Game Altered Destiny:

Go To:

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

Abandonia search box
After That:
Click on "Altered Destiny" in the game search results column.

Abandonia search results
On the page that follows click on the "download this game!" button.

Altered Destiny download 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 Altered Destiny game 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 game for extraction.

Saving Altered Destiny zip file

Now Lets Extract the Altered Destiny Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Altered Destiny 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 extract the Altered Destiny game files, select "C:\Games\ADestiny". When your done click "Next" again and the game files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Now Lets Install the Game Altered Destiny:

Open the ADestiny folder within the Games folder and double click on the Dosbox program file.

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

DOS setup command
Now: You will be launched into the setup program for the game. Press "C" on your keyboard to begin configuration of Altered Destiny.

Altered Destiny configuration program
Next: You will first be asked to "Select [Your] Video Mode". Select "VGA/MCGA (enhanced 16 color)" by pressing the letter "D".

Video Mode setup
Next: You will be asked to "Select [Your] Input Device". This comes down to personal preference. Select your choice by pressing either "1" or "2".

Selecting input device
Next: You will be asked to "Select [Your] Audio Device". Choose "Creative Music Systems (CMS)" by pressing the letter "C".

Selecting audio device
Now: You will see a summary of choices. Press the letter "Y" on your keyboard.

Setup selection summary
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, Destiny Awaits:

We need to quickly head back to the Dosbox config file in the ADestiny folder. Once there open it and again scroll down to the [autoexec] section. Below the commands we have already added type "ad". It should look like this.

Editing autoexec commands again
Save and exit the config file when you are done.

Altered Destiny screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the ADestiny folder and the game Altered Destiny will launch. You will be asked to enter a number before the game begins. Type in any number and then press enter as this feature is disabled. Have fun playing the game, your destiny awaits!

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