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First Download The Free Game Mean Streets:
Choose from one of the following sites.
My Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
The House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
Next Download & Install the Emulator 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\MeanSt. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
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: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\meanst
Now Lets Extract The Mean Streets Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Mean Streets game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\MeanSt" directory and the game Mean Streets will launch. Two quick questions will come up before you can play. Choose option 1 for the first and for the second choose option 1 again (VGA/MCGA). This will provide you with the best graphics. Remember this is the one that started it all for this legendary series, have fun!
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