Conquests of the Longbow - The Legend of Robin Hood Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game Conquests of the Longbow - The Legend of Robin Hood:

Choose from one of the following sites.

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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\Clongbow. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installer
Game Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Clongbow 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 file
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 Dosbox config 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\clongbow
cd longbow

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Conquests of the Longbow Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Conquests of the Longbow game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting 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\Clongbow" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Extraction program

All Set and Ready to Play!:

Conquest of the Longbow screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Clongbow" folder and the game Conquests of the Longbow will launch, have fun!

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Alex said...

Hi there, I'm very very new to the running of DOS programs, but I remember playing Conquest when I was young and loving it, so I did my best to learn how to use this system. I've followed your install instructions and I've tweaked what you suggest I should tweak, but whenever I double click on the DOSBox icon, I get the opening "Sierra: Conquest of the Longbow" screen, and nothing else. If I try to press enter or spacebar or anything, I go back to the C: prompt. Is there a key I press to make it work, or have I messed something up?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Alex, I just did a reinstall on Vista and everything worked on my setup. I know some old DOS games will quit if you hit a certain key in Dosbox sometimes like spacebar or ESC. When the game loads use your mouse only at first and see if clicking with that until the game starts works. I didn't experience any issues doing it that way so it might work on your setup as well. Let me know if this works out for you.