Death Rally 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 Death Rally Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.


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Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox:

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

Dosbox installation program
Death Rally Windows XP folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Drally 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 Death Rally 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]:

mount c c:\games\drally
c:
cd drally
rally

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract the Death Rally Free Game Download:

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

Zip extraction program

The Rally Begins:

Death Rally screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Drally" folder and the game Death Rally 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?

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey does this work for the full version too ? Please let me know.

Thanks in advance

Glenn Scrima said...

Is the copy you have on a CD-ROM? The process will be different because you will have to mount the CD-ROM drive in Dosbox and make other changes to the config file. I have a guide that you might find helpful with this as I unfortunately don't have a copy of my own to see what the exact process and commands would be.

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/01/dosbox-emulator-faq-how-to-mount-drive.html

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

I made it work xD, with help from this site, thanks very much.

Glenn Scrima said...

Thanks enjoy the game :) .

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Dear Glenn, I also bought the game but can't get it to work - it's far to complicated for me - even after checking your other guide about how to mount cd's. I dont get much further then mount d d:\ -trom.

Would you be able to help me if I posted a link to the ISO file or mail it to you? It's rather big (556 MB) though.

Anonymous said...

Nevermind, after a friend explained me that I had to copy my cd to the drally folder I successfully installed it.

Glenn Scrima said...

I'm glad you got it working enjoy the game!

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Help! i don't have the CONFIG file for dosbox!

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, the new version of Dosbox just released and changes came with regard to how the config file is accessed unfortunately. I am going to update all the guides on the site with this issue but in the meantime here is a guide with a solution for this.

http://www.glennsguides.com/2009/06/config-file-is-missing-in-dobox-073-how.html

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

G'day Glenn you legend!
I have death rally on CD and i have dosbox 0.72
After reading these other FAQs I figure that for death rally full version to work when i have a cd is i mount the CDROM while DOSBOX is running? I also should copy all files from the cd to the Drally directory on my hard drive.

Is this correct? As you can tell i am a little confused
cheers :)

Anonymous said...

that last guy^ is a freakin idiot. cant understand what he's saying sentence construction where is it?

u blooody legend glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

Ya you could either mount the CD-Rom as a CD drive or do it from a directory where all the files from the CD are stored. Either one should work.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

hey whats up? i got Death rally up but it gets up to the "Loading music & effects, please wait..." screen then freezes can you please help me fix this error?

Anonymous said...

How are you Glenn?
oh um I am running vista 32 bit and when i run the game it gets to the "Loading music and effects, please wait..." screen and then it freezes can you please help me?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi how are you. I'd try running an earlier version of Dosbox and see if that helps. Which version of Dosbox are you using now?

Best,
Glenn

dries said...
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dries said...

i can open it now but it gows slow and not fluent...

dries said...

and i donwloaded the newest dosbox now and it gets stuck in the loading of music and effects

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Dries this guide should help with the games performance.

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/05/how-to-improve-dosbox-performance-in.html

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hi Glen you are pretty switched on dude i have set up the way you explain but freezes on loading music and effects hope you can point me in the right direction,I am running XP sp2 dos box ver ,72 runs redneck rampage and psycho pinball just great. cheers BOXY

Anonymous said...

i have the same problem. running windows 7 32bit. any solution yet?