Police Quest 3 - The Kindred Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game Police Quest 3:

Choose from one of the following sites.


Free game download unavailableAbandonia : Download : Download Instructions


Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download : Download Instructions


Free game download unavailableHome of the Underdogs : Download : 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\PQuest3. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Police Quest 3 Game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the PQuest3 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 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 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\pquest3
c:
cd p3
sierra

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Police Quest 3 Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Police Quest 3 game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the police quest 3 game download
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Police Quest 3 game files, select "C:\Games\PQuest3". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip program

Reporting for Duty Sir:


Police Quest 3
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\PQuest3" folder and the game Police Quest 3 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?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sound is all messed up and not original to the game. Is there a way to fix the sound?

ross said...

hey... how do I get the game to run. I followed your instructions, but when I double click on the dosbox icon the dos screen says
Z:\>mount c c:\games\pquest3
Drive C is mounted as local directory c:\games\pquest3\

Z:\>c:

c:\>cdp3

c:\p3> with the cursor line blinking next to it.

how do I get into play the game?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Ross, thanks for sending me a message letting me know about this. It looks like I left out the last command "sierra" from the config file commands. I just updated the guide to fix this so it should work with the update.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

I cant get the game to run with the sierra on the config... When I open the Dosbox it says... Z:\>SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H5 T6

Z:\>with a blinking line next to it.

Plz Email me at joey19944@yahoo.com, with the response if you can. Thanx in advance.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, I have a guide that should help with this.

http://www.glennsguides.com/2009/06/config-file-is-missing-in-dobox-073-how.html

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. This worked perfectly. I've been trying to play this game again for ages.

Anonymous said...

works really well just curious if i can run full screen? currently very small window...thx

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, you can check out my guide on how to get fullscreen working:

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/01/dosbox-emulator-faq-how-to-make.html

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Will this game run on Windows 7 ???