A Nightmare on Elm Street Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game A Nightmare on Elm Street:

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 unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download unavailableThe 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)

Dosbox homepage
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.

Dosbox installer program
PC game Windows 7 folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the ElmStreet folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.

Dosbox options

Finally: With the Dosbox Options 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
c:
cd nightmar
dream

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
c:
dream

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".

Extracting the PC game file
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.

PC game zip file extraction program

In Your Dreams...:

A Nightmare on Elm Street screenshot
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 :) .

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?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't get game to run. Did everything mentioned in instructions. My other games work fine but not Nightmare on Elm Street.

Anonymous said...

Update: I noticed after copying and pasting the mounting code under Autoexec, it is not automatically mounting when I open DOSBox. I have to manually type the information in to get the game to begin. Went through and troubleshot this multiple times but it refuses to auto-mount. At least I got the game to work, though I found at least one bug - when you die, the nun's picture appears and taunts you when it is supposed to be Freddy.