Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download The Free
Game Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download brokenThe 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\CarmenUSA. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.


Next: Open the Games folder then the CarmenUSA 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" and select notepad.


Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

Abandonia: For those who downloaded the game Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\carmenusa
c:
cd wiusa
carmen


XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the game Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\carmenusa
c:
cd carmusa
carmen


Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego Free Game Download:
 
First: Right click on the Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego 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 extract the Carmen Sandiego game files, select "C:\Games\CarmenUSA". When you're done click "Extract" and the Carmen Sandiego files will begin to extract.



On the Case!:


Click on the Dosbox program in the CarmenUSA directory and the game Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego will start, 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?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I followed your directions to the letter and when I click on teh dosbox icon it opens and says illegal command: carmen

Anonymous said...

I have Windows 7 and tried first to get the game from Abandonia, which saves it to the desktop. However, your instructions say the file to save dosbox under is C:/Games/Carmen Sandiego. I don't even have such a directory. So, I have the game file on my desktop and the dosbox in my x86 file on the hard drive and I can't get the 2 to go together per your instructions. Any advice?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, you will need to type the directory "c:\games\carmenusa" when installing dosbox and extracting dosbox on your PC. The folder doesn't exist before doing this but the install process automatically creates this folder after you type it in during the dosbox install and game zip extraction.

Best,
Glenn