Loom Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game Loom:

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: 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\Loom. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox install program
Loom Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Loom 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 Loom 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 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\loom
c:
loom

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Loom Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Loom 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\Loom". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

The Adventure Begins!:

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

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?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry... I know the guide was almost fool proof.. but I just can't seem to get Loom to work still.. I am running Windows Vista and to the best of my knowledge have done everything you asked.. I still don't get it. Please help me out

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, what part are you stuck on? When you run Dosbox are the drives mounting etc?

Best,
Glenn

claire said...

When i download and install dosbox, it doesnt go into the games\loom folder. im running firefox, is it possible thats causing this issue?

claire said...

please ignore my previous comment, and instead, help with this: when i download the game, it for some reason doesnt get saved as a compressed file, instead it insists on being opened by vlc media player...

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi claire is this when you try to open the file? You can use a free zip program from download.com if you are having issues with Windows default zip program.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

I was wondering, before I download this one, does it have the sound? Or was that only the CD-ROM version? It would be awesome if you could reply to me as soon as possible. Thanks ;]

Glenn Scrima said...

It looks like the floppy disk version. I don't know if there was a CD-Rom edition, at least initially, because it was released back in 1990.

Best,
Glenn

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Anonymous said...

Hi I have followed through everything and then when i try to start the game dosbox says

Z:>\c:
Drive C does not exist!
You must mount it first. Type intro or intro mount for more information.

Z:\>loom
Illegal command: loom

please help me out I loved this game as a kid

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi it sounds like the files might have extracted incorrectly or in the wrong folder. Check to see if loom.exe is in c:\games\loom .

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

I have the game up and running with sound, but none of the voices are coming through. Any help? :(

Rheims said...

It's better if you use ScummVM. It's made especially for old Lucas games. Hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! You are brilliant!!!! Thanks SOO much for the detailed and wonderful instructions. I am computer illiterate and you made it possible for me to play one of my favourite childhood games. THANKS!!!