Police Quest - In Pursuit of the Death Angel Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Police Quest Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download unavailableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableHome of the Underdogs : 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\PQuest1. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installer
Police Quest 1 game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the PQuest1 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 Police Quest 1 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 Police Quest conifig 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\pquest1
cd pq

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Police Quest Free Game Download:

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

Extracting the Police Quest game file
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Police Quest game files, select "C:\Games\PQuest1" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip program

In Hot Pursuit:

Police Quest 1
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\PQuest1" folder and the game Police Quest 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?


Rad Ryan said...

hey how do you save your game. i created a folder in windows under the c:\ but when i try to save in police quest it says the dir doesn't exist.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Ryan, which operating system are you using?


Rad Ryan said...

I'm running vista 32bit

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Ryan, this sounds like an issue some visitors have experienced with Vista. Since Vista has tightened the security over XP it doesn't let you write directly to the C:\ drive in the way you could before. I have a guide on how to fix this (see below). I would try both methods mentioned if the first doesn't work as one or the other usually works for visitors but sometimes not both. Let me know if this helps or if you still run into issues with the game.

Guide: http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/12/i-am-experiencing-difficulty-running.html


Anonymous said...

How do you save game?

blooddragon said...

i'm running win vista 32bit,i have followed the dl and install guide for pquest1,when all is done i get unable to change to pq1,i did all the conf file and extract stuff.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi when you open the "games" then the "pquest1" folder is there a folder called "pq" in it?


Anonymous said...

I followed all instructions, but when I click on the dosbox to launch the game it says can't change to pq and then under sierra it says invalid. Am I putting the write text in the dosbox config file.

Eric said...


I followed all instructions, but just like others, when I launch dosbox it says:

Illegal command: sierra.

What can I do?? Please help...

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm also looking for a solution to the "Illegal command: sierra" problem.