Laura Bow 1 - The Colonels Bequest Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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

Note: In order to play the game you are asked to identify the fingerprint mark of one of the various characters. To do this you need a chart provided with the game that matches the dozen or so variations with their given names. This chart can be found with files provided by XTC Abandonware once the game has been extracted (see below) or a quick google search can be done as well.

Game codes

First Download the Free Game Laura Bow 1 - The Colonels Bequest:

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 unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download unavailableThe House of Games : 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\LauraBow1. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installation program
Laura Bow 1 game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the LauraBow1 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 Laura Bow 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 game from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\laurabow1
c:
cd laurab~1
sierra

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

mount c c:\games\laurabow1
c:
cd laurabow
sierra

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract the Laura Bow Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Laura Bow 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 save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\LauraBow1". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

The Search Begins:

Laura Bow screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\LauraBow1" folder and the game Laura Bow 1 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?

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

ummm i already downloaded the game but i cant find the fingerprint guide