Countdown Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download & Install Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: > 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\Countdown. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installation
Countdown Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Countdown folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

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

Creating the Countdown config file
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

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

mount c c:\games\countdown
cd count

Autoexec mount commands
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Download the Free Game Countdown:

Go To:

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

Search box
After That: Click on "Countdown" in the game search results column.

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

Download 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.

Saving zip file

Now Lets Extract the Countdown Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Countdown game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting 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\Countdown". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

An Access Software Adventure!:

Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Countdown" folder and the game will launch. You will be asked short series of questions on how to setup the game. Listed below is the correct answers to each.

Select Input Device: (Any Option You Prefer)

Selecting input device
Select Sound Device: "4 - Sound Blaster"

Selecting sound device
Select Sound Device Port Address: "2 - 220H (Default)"

Selecting port address
Select Sound Blaster Interupt Number: "4 - 7"

Selecting IRQ port

You're now all set to play, enjoy!

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