The Gene Machine 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 XP or Windows Vista:



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

Dosbox installation program
The Gene Machine Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the GMachine 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 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
Finally:
With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\gmachine
c:
cd gene
vic32

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


Now Lets Download the Free Game The Gene Machine:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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

Search box
After That: Click on "The Gene Machine" in the game search results column.

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

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

Saving the PC game zip file

Now Lets Extract The Gene Machine Free Game Download:

First: Right click on The Gene Machine 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 folder, select "C:\Games\GMachine". When your done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Its Play Time!:

The Gene Machine screenshots
Your all done! Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\GMachine" folder and the game The Gene Machine will launch, enjoy!

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:

Bobby said...
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Bobby said...

Hi, Glenn-- great guide, thank you! I can't seem to be able to get the sound working in either XP or Dosbox though...The MIDI background track works fine, while the sound effects work well only until I click on something on the screen. Then the game crashes. What should I do?

Anonymous said...

Some of the sounds needed are on the cd only, thats why the game crashes on this version.