Syndicate Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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

First Download The Free Game Syndicate:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Home of the Underdogs : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox:

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

Next: Open the Games folder then the Syndicate folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Now: 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\syndicate
cd synd

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Syndicate Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Syndicate game file you downloaded 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 extract the game files, select "C:\Games\Syndicate". When you're done click "Next" again and the Syndicate files will begin to extract.

Play Time!:

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


DTM001 said...

Hi Glenn, love the website. Am really grateful someone is willing to put in this amount of effort to share great stuff.
I followed the instructions found on the website and downloaded "Syndicate" (always loved the game!!!).
Game works, but I can't get sound. Could you please assist in telling me how I could fix the sound issue?
Many thanks.

Glenn Scrima said...

Thanks, are you using XP or Vista?


DTM001 said...

Using XP.

Glenn Scrima said...

It works on my Dell that has XP so I'm thinking maybe trying an earlier version of dosbox (if you are using 0.72 then maybe 0.71, 0.70 or 0.65) might help.


Nemanja said...

Hi Glenn,

I'm having same problem! No sound, no matter which version of dosbox is used (tried with 0.65, 0.70, 0.71, 0.73).

can you help?


Glenn Scrima said...

I gave it a shot on my mac as well and got sound there too so I'm stumped. Are you downloading your copy from XTC?


Dan said...

when i select the dosbox file "open with" is not in my options. any ideas? using xp home.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Dan, in XP there should be an "Edit" option on the list. Click on that if it's there and then choose notepad as the program you want to edit the file with.


John said...

I have just gone through as much as i could bear of the DOSbox website help and now i finally understand how all this works. So i have done everything to the T over and over again and it looks like when i startup dosbox all of the commands placed in auto-text didnt work. Nothing happens when i start up... help please(p.s vista user if somehow thats a difference)

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi John when you reopen the dosbox.conf file are all the commands listed below [autoexec].


Jon said...

Awesome! I had been struggling to run PC version of Syndicate under Windows 7- managed to get the Amiga version running on WinUAE but PC version in DOSbox looks much better- Thanks!

Anonymous said...

tank you for this game, but i've no sound :(

how to get earlier version of dosbox ? i've downloaded 0.74.

Landen said...

the install button wont turn black when i put in C:/Games/Syndicate

Landen said...

I think it is becuase im using 7.4 not 7.2