Leisure Suit Larry 3 Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Leisure Suit Larry 3 Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download unavailableAbandonia : 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: 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\Larry3. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installation program
Leisure Suit Larry Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Larry3 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 Leisure Suit Larry 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]:

mount c c:\games\larry3

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Leisure Suit Larry 3 Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Leisure Suit Larry 3 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 save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\Larry3". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

It's Play Time!:

Leisure Suit Larry 3 screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Larry3" folder and the Leisure Suit Larry 3 game will launch, enjoy!

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?


Anonymous said...

I need some help. Your instructions work fine. However, when Larry reads plaque, the mouse pointer disappears and there is no way to return to the previous screen.

Please let me know what I can try.


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Glenn Scrima said...

Hi I haven't had any freezing issues so far. I'd try using an earlier version of Dosbox and see if the issue still comes up.


Anonymous said...

I tried version .70 and the same thing happens. In the opening screen, go up to the structure in the middle and type "read plaque". The screen changes to the plaque itself, but the mouse disappears and there is no way to go back to the game screen.

Glenn, when you type in read plaque and see the plaque, can you go back? If so, how did you do this?