Outrun Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game Outrun

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\OutRun. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installer
Outrun Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the OutRun 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 Outrun 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 Outrun game from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\outrun
cd outrun

XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the Outrun game from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\outrun

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Outrun Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Outrun 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 Outrun game files, select "C:\Games\OutRun". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Cruising USA:

Outrun screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\OutRun" folder and the game Outrun will launch. Choose option 3 "EGA/VGA (16 Colors)" when asked to input your screen resolution, enjoy!

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