Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

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

Dosbox installation
Buck Rogers game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the BuckRogersCTD folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Dosbox program icon
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating the Buck Rogers config
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS command
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

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

mount c c:\games\buckrogersctd
cd doomsday

Dosbox autoexec commands
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Download the Free Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday Game:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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

Abandonia search box
After That: Click on "Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday" in the game search results column.

Abandonia search results
On the page that follows click on the "download this game!" button

Download this game button
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.

Saving Buck Rogers zip file

Now Lets Extract the Buck Rogers Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the "Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday" file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting Buck Rogers zip file
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\BuckRogersCTD". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

The Countdown Begins:

Buck Rogers Countdown to Doomsday screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\BuckRogersCTD" folder and the game Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday will launch, enjoy!

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