Sim Farm 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:




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



Next: Open the Games folder then the SimFarm 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\simfarm
c:
simfarm


Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Download The Free Sim Farm Game:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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


After That: Click on "SimFarm" 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 file. The file usually saves to the "Downloads" folder or your "Desktop".



Now Lets Extract The Sim Farm Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the "Sim Farm" 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 Sim Farm files, select "C:\Games\SimFarm". When you're done click "Extract" and the Sim Farm files will begin to extract.



Green Acres:


Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\SimFarm" folder and the game Sim Farm will launch, have fun!

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?

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok i have having problams lauching the game Sim Farm. I did everything in your guide and downloaded the game. But when i go to open dos box to play the game all that comes up is writing and its asking me if i want an intro or to make it go faster by typing in some certain words. So will u please give me some advice. thanks

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi are you using the copy from Abandonia or a different site? Also are you stuck in DOS itself or has the game loaded?

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Great! tanx!

H said...

I have the same problem! I downloaded from Abandonia. I get stuck in DOS.
Best regards,

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi H is the C: drive mounting correctly?

Best,
Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem enjoy Sim Farm!

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

hello we are having the same issue that the post before was having - "when i go to open dos box to play the game all that comes up is writing and its asking me if i want an intro or to make it go faster by typing in some certain words".

Please help!

Anonymous said...

Will SimFarm work with Windows Vista 64 bit?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, yes it works with 64-bit Vista.

Best,
Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi when you are asked to type in certain words is this a copy of the game from another site. I tried the game download again but this didn't come up.

Best,
Glenn

rayzor said...

Is there any way to open the Simfarm app in full screen instead of the small default box?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Rayzor I have a quick guide to help with that:

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/01/dosbox-emulator-faq-how-to-make.html

Best,
Glenn

rayzor said...

Hi Glenn

I actually found that and it does open dosbox in fullscreen. However, I am playing simfarm and the game itself will not open fullscreen it stays the same size and doesn't seem to resize! Not sure if this can be changed or how to do it. Thanks for any help.

Rayzor

wocm15 said...

Hi, I tried to open the game in the folder c:\games\simfarm using the dosbox application, and it said that it couldn't open because SDl.dll was not found. What do I need to do? I have a 64 bit Vista machine, if that is any help. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Help! I can't open dosbox CONF file with notepad! It doesn't have option: "Open with..."

Anonymous said...

Never mind, my problem is solved.

smcirish said...

When I try to install DosBox, I get an error message: "The installer you are trying to use is incorrupt or incomplete"

Please advise,
-smc

Anonymous said...

I have done everything but when I go to extract all and then run the program it says it doesn't support windows vista 64x?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi you might have downloaded an edition of Dosbox for another platform (OS X, Linux etc.). Also to be safe make sure your copy came from dosbox.com as well. If these fail try an earlier edition of Dosbox and see if the error still comes up.

Best,
Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi you can't run the program itself in Vista due to compatibility issues but need to use Dosbox instead to emulate DOS for you.

Best,
Glenn

dynastygal said...

It says drive C does not exist, you must mount it first. games/simfarm does not exist you must mount it first...how do i do this?

Anonymous said...

Hi Glen i am having trouble getting sim farm. iv downloaded everything the way you said but now it wont let me play, the dosbox just pops up saying simfarm illegal opperation... help.. i just want to play simfarm! :(

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi in Dosbox is the C: drive mounting correctly? Are you at the C:\> prompt or the Z:\> prompt?

Best,
Glenn

Chris said...

does this work for windows 7?! i downloaded the Dosbox, and on the Aabandonia site it will not allow me to download the game, when i clikc 'get it' it never loads, only says "cannot load the page"

Anonymous said...

trying to make the dosbox.conf and i do what it says to do. But i can find it on my computer anywhere. Am I doing something wrong

Anonymous said...

i just wrote and I meant to say I can not find it on my computer

Anonymous said...

Having trouble launching sim farm. I dont know if the Dosbox is the C: drive is mounting correctly. But i know I am in the C:\> prompt but what do i type?

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to expand the map screen once in full screen mode? I changed my res to 1024x768 thinking the map would get larger, but it just changes the resolution and not the actual size.

j said...

hello
I have a question
i have downloaded sim farm and dosbox
and it works thank you now I can finally play again sim farm
but you can only save one game att the time but i want to play more games
one time to one the other time the other

is there a way so that it can

best j

Anonymous said...

I have dosbox .73 and sim farm loads great, i can make it full screen, but when i do the color does not render correctly. Sometimes shaded blue or red or washed out looking. Any suggestions?
by the way i am also playing sim city 2000 with the same setup and it works perfectly

Anonymous said...

When i go to open dosbox at the final step, it tells me: Exiting: error on opening index file.
C:\>


When I did the conf prompts earlier it was C:\> not Z:\> like yours was but it worked fine, created the conf file and everything seemed to work out right? whats the problem

Anonymous said...

hi the abadonia site wants me to donate money. How can I download the game without donating anything?

ty said...

I got every thing correct but I have one more thing how do I mount it because I have tryed stuff but I could not get it to work please help and thanks for the walkthrough :)

Anonymous said...

worked like a champ, vista 64 bit, just make sure you do EXACTLY what he said, includeing the directories, mine didnt want to work because i had extracted dosbox with winrar's "extract here" function, and then moved it to games , but when i renamed the ir to simfarm, it worked flawlessly, thanks a bunch for this!

Anonymous said...

I have done everything as you have posted. When i go to open the game dosbox pops up stating "illegal command: simfarm. It's at the C:\> prompt. I've been at this for awhile, and really wanted to get this completed before my computer nerd <3 fiancee gets home. What am i doing wrong/not doing?

Anonymous said...

I followed everything on the list but it continues to say 'illegal command' when I open the dosbox