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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)
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\MasterMagic. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the MasterMagic 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.
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\mastermagic
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Download the Master of Magic Free Game:
Go To: http://abandonia.com
Next: Type "Master of Magic" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.
After That: Click on "Master of Magic" 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 game file. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the game zip file. Saving to your desktop is usually the default option and is probably the easiest place to save the file for extraction.
Now Lets Extract The Master of Magic Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the "Master of Magic" game file you downloaded 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 save the extracted game files, select "C:\Games\MasterMagic". When you're done click "Next" again and the game files will begin to extract.
A Few Finishing Touches:
First: Double click on the Dosbox program icon in the MasterMagic folder. At the C:\> prompt type "install" and press enter.
Next: You will be launched into the Configuration Menu. Click on the "Configuration" button and press enter.
After That: You will be brought to the "Music Card Selection" menu. Click on the box next to the "SoundBlaster Pro (later)" option then click the "Ok" button.
Next: You will be brought to the "Digitized Effects Card Selection" menu. Like before click on the box next to the "Sound Blaster Pro (later)" option and then click the "Ok" button.
Next: You will see a confirmation button, click the "Ok" button to proceed. Back at the main menu click the "Exit Program" button then at the C:\> prompt type "exit" and press enter.
Finally: Head back to the dosbox config file. Right click on the config file like before and select "edit". Scroll to the bottom. In the [autoexec] section we are going to place an additional command under the ones we already added. Type the command "magic" under the ones already there. When you are done save your changes and then exit the file.
The Quest Begins!:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\MasterMagic" folder and the game Master of Magic will launch, have fun!
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