Return to Ringworld Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game Return to Ringworld:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: > 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\Ringworld. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Return to Ringworld game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Ringworld 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
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

Return to Ringworld config
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\ringworld
cd ring2

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Return to Ringworld Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Return to Ringworld game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

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

Zip program

The Return:

Return to Ringworld
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Ringworld" folder and the game Return to Ringworld will launch. Once in the game you will need to change the sound settings in order to hear the in game sounds. Press the "F6" button on your keyboard and the sound menu will appear. Make sure the "Play Music On" and "Play Samples On" sections are both set to "Sound Blaster Pro". Below that you will see a slider with "Music" on one end and "Samples" on the other. Set the slider to the middle and then press "Ok".

Return to Ringworld game sound
That's it have fun enjoying this old classic!

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