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
cd p3

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!

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?


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\



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.


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.



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:



Anonymous said...

Will this game run on Windows 7 ???