Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego 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)

Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\CarmenEurope. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Next: Open the Games folder then the CarmenEurope folder within it. Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\carmeneurope
cd wieurope

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Download Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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

After That:
Click on "Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego" in the game search results column.

Next: On the page that follows click on the "download this game!" 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 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.

Now Lets Extract The File:

First: Right click on the "Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego" file you saved 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 files, select "C:\Games\CarmenEurope". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Agent Provocateur:

Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\CarmenEurope" folder and the game Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego will launch, enjoy!

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?


Anonymous said...

You can run the game in EGA (with much better colors) by starting it with CARMEN EGA. If this is hard to manage with DOSBox then make up a batch file CarmenE.bat containing only CARMEN EGA and get DOSBox to run that.

Anonymous said...

Further info for those not familiar with DOSBox/batch files.

1) Where you have downloaded 'Where in Europe ...' make a batch file called go.bat containing only:

2) In the DOSBox folder make another batch file called CarmenE.bat (change the drive letter and folder location as necessary):
dosbox.exe "d:\games\Carmen\Europe\go.bat" -fullscreen -exit

3) Use the Windows 'run' box to activate the CarmenE.bat file in the DOSBox folder.

al-kasser said...

Nice and great post.

Thanks & regards.