First Download the Free Cannon Fodder Game:
Choose from one of the following sites.
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
The 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\CFodder1. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the CFodder1 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\cfodder1
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Cannon Fodder Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Cannon Fodder 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 Cannon Fodder game files, select "C:\Games\CFodder1". When you're done click "Next" again and the game files will begin to extract.
Now Lets Setup the Game Cannon Fodder:
First: Open the "C:\Games\CFodder1" folder and double click on the Dosbox program icon.
Next: At the C:\> prompt type install and press enter.
Now: You will be launched into the installation program main menu. Scroll down to "Configure" and press enter.
Next: In the "Configure Menu" scroll down to "Sound" and press enter.
Next: In the "Choose Sound Type" menu scroll down to "Sound Blaster Pro" and press enter.
Now: You will see the "Sound Blaster Setup" menu. Here you will see three settings that need to be properly set for the games sound to work (Interrupt, Port and DMA). First move the cursor over the icon to the left of each of these settings and then press the spacebar to select it. The icon will appear as white next to the setting you have chosen.
Press ok when you are finished.
Next: Now Back at "Configure Menu" scroll down to "Music" and press enter.
Next: You will be in the "Choose Music Type" menu. Scroll down to "Adlib" and press enter.
Now: Back at the "Configure Menu" scroll down to "Exit" and press enter.
Next: In the "Main Menu" scroll down to "Save Settings" and press enter.
Next: You will be shown a summary of your new settings. Highlight the "Save" button and press enter.
Next: With everything now configured correctly scroll down to "Exit" in the "Main Menu" and press enter.
Now: You will be back at the C:\> prompt in Dosbox. Type "exit" and press enter, this will close the Dosbox program.
One Last Finishing Touch:
We need to quickly head back to the Dosbox config file in the CFodder1 folder again. Once there open it and again scroll down to the [autoexec] section. We are going to place the command "cannon" below the commands we originally entered. The final result should look like this.
mount c c:\games\cfodder1
Save and exit the config file when you are done.
Ready For Some Action!:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the CFodder1 folder and the game Cannon Fodder will launch, have fun!
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