Wasteland PC Game Free Download & Install Guide: Windows XP & Windows Vista (Using Dosbox Emulation)

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)


First Download Wasteland:

Choose from one of the following sites.



Abandonia : Download : Download Instructions




XTC Abandonware : Download : Download Instructions




Home of the Underdogs : Download : Download Instructions



Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows XP or Windows Vista:

Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)


Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Wasteland. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.



Next: Open the Games folder then the Wasteland folder within it. Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.


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

mount c c:\games\wasteland
c:
wl

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Game File:

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


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



It's Play Time!:


Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Wasteland" folder and the game Wasteland 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?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I try to save the config file it says: Cannot create the C:\Program File\DOSBox-0.72\dosbox.conf file. Make sure that the path and file names are correct. I'm running vista if that helps you help me.I don't know whats goin on please help

Anonymous said...

nah wait figured it out. lol

Anonymous said...

I can't extract the game file, when I right click it the option does not show.

Anonymous said...

The best tutorial (sorry to the op who will probably never view this again, he did a good job but this is better) is this http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Basic_Setup_and_Installation_of_DosBox Good luck.