(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)
First Download the Free Game A Nightmare on Elm Street:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
The House of Games : 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)
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\ElmStreet. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the ElmStreet folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.
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 game A Nightmare on Elm Street from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:
mount c c:\games\elmstreet
XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the game A Nightmare on Elm Street from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:
mount c c:\games\elmstreet
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the A Nightmare on Elm Street Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the A Nightmare on Elm Street game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the A Nightmare on Elm Street game files, select "C:\Games\ElmStreet". When you're done click "Extract" and the A Nightmare on Elm Street files will begin to extract.
In Your Dreams...:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the ElmStreet folder and the game A Nightmare on Elm Street will launch. When asked choose the following settings.
1. EGA/VGA Mode
2. Hard Drive
3. Microsoft Compatible Mouse (Unless you prefer something else)
That's it, enjoy your stay on Elm Street. I'll see you in your dreams :) .
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