Manhunter - New York Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)

Note: Playing the Abandonia version of this game requires the booklet. This can be found on the Manhunter - New York page at Abandonia. Under the section labeled "Extras" there will be a link labeled "Field Guide". Please download or print this pdf version of the manual or use your own copy if you have one as it will be needed to play the game. The XTC Abandonware version of the game does not need the "Field Guide" to play the game.

Field Guide
First Download the Free Game Manhunter - New York

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 unavailableHome of the Underdogs : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator 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\ManhunterNY. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox install program
Manhunter NY Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the ManhunterNY 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 Manhunter NY 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 Dosbox config file
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

Abandonia: For those who downloaded the Manhunter - New York game from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\manhunterny
cd sierra

XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the Manhunter - New York game from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\manhunterny

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Manhunter - New York Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Manhunter - New York game 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 Manhunter - New York game files, select "C:\Games\ManhunterNY". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program
Its Play Time!:

Manhunter New York screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\ManhunterNY" folder and the game Manhunter will launch, enjoy!

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Martech said...

While playing Manhunter in Dosbox 0.72, the game will tell me to insert a disk. At this point I don't know what to do. Google has been no help. I'm playing the version I downloaded from XTC Abandonware.

Glenn Scrima said...

Did you try the Abandonia version? I didn't run into this issue but it's worth trying since they are using their own files. Let me know if this helps.


Martech said...


The Abandonia version works. Thanks.

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem have fun with the game!