North and South 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)

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

Dosbox installation program
North and South Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the NorthSouth 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 North and South game 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 PC game 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\northsouth
c:
north

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


Now Lets Download the Free North & South Game:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

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

Search box
After That: Click on "North & South" in the game search results column.

Search results
Next: On the page that follows click on the "Get It!" button.

Download game
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 North and South game file. Saving to your desktop is usually the default option and is probably the easiest place to save the file for extraction.

Saving the zip file

Now Lets Extract The North and South Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the "North & South" file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the zip file
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the North and South files, select "C:\Games\NorthSouth". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

The War Between the States Begins!:

First:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\NorthSouth" folder and the game will launch. You will now be in the North & South main menu. Before playing the game though choose "Select Video Card" by pressing F2.

North and South Main Menu
Now: Select "EGA" as your graphics type by pressing F2 again.

Selecting option EGA
You're all set! Select F1 back at the main menu to start playing North and South, have fun!

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?

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks comming from berlin! :)