Prehistorik 1 Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)

Note: It seems that sound playback for this particular copy of the game isn't working at this time.



First Download & Install 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\Prehistorik1. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.



Next: Open the Games folder then the Prehistorik1 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\prehistorik1
c:
cd pre1
historik


Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Download the Free Game Prehistorik:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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


After That:
Click on "Prehistorik 1" in the game search results column.


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 Prehistorik 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 file for extraction.



Now Lets Extract The Prehistorik Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the "Prehistorik 1" 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 extract the Prehistorik game files, select "C:\Games\Prehistorik1\Pre1". When your done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.



Ready to Play!:


Your all done! Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Prehistorik1" folder and the game Prehistorik 1 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?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the tutoria. I have done everything however the game won't play. When I open the dosbox file, I can see the game trying to load however it stops at the screen where the caveman sleeps on the tree holding a bone. I have tried the tips up to 6 in the page "how to improve performance in eight simnple steps"
http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/05/how-to-improve-dosbox-performance-in.html

however it still stops at the caveman on the tree. Can you give me some advice please?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, the game game seems to stay at this screen unless you press spacebar.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

I would also like to thank you for the tutorial, this is one of the first games I ever played on a computer and it brings back good old memories :)
Everything works fine except the sound, I can't hear anything :( how can I change that? I read the DOSBox 0.74 Manual and I tried changing some things in the dosbox.conf file but it didn't work. Can you please help me?

Metal Fantasy said...

hi dude...thank for the tutorial but i have 2 problems
1) there isn't sound
2) after the first level, the game freezes on write wait for the second level LOL!!!

so what do u think?

Metal Fantasy said...

hi dude, thanks for the tutorial but i have two problems

first i haven't the sound
second after the first level, the game freeze on the line WAIT FOR LEVEL 2...

what do u think?