Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima
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First Download the Free Game Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe:

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: > 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\SWOTL. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installation program
SWOTL Windows folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the SWOTL 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.

Game config
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS
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\swotl
cd swotl

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe Free Game Download:

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

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

Zip extracting program

A LucasArts Classic:

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\SWOTL" folder and the game Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe will launch, have fun!

The config file is missing what do I do?
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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?
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John A. Gulow said...

FINALLY! I have an ORIGINAL, complete copy of SWOTL on CD and the TOD expansion disk for the Do335. I could never get it to work. Thanks to you, I'm digging out my old manuals and taking to the skies in my Do335 to decimate B-17s! You guys ROCK!

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem John enjoy the game!


John Gulow said...

Thank you! I was! I recently upgraded my graphics card to a DVI-I/VGA. My DVI-D monotor is the default and the game isn't displaying correctly. How can I correct this in dosbox config?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi John is it in full screen or windowed mode. Also are you getting textured issues or is it stretched incorrectly etc.


John said...

I edited the config to open in full-screen. Now I need to mouse-over the screen to get everything to show. I think I may need to reconfigure my monitors so that the VGA is the primary when I want to play SWOTL. I see a message on the DOS screen saying that I "need to update my video drivers". Does that help? My system is a Compaq Presario SR1300NX, my new card is a PNY Verto 8400 GS 512MB, DVI-D, VGA, I have 2GB of RAM onboard, and my monitors are a ViewSonic VX274 (DVI-D) and a ViewSonic VA720 (VGA).

John said...

Also- my resolution is set to 1280x1024 (native) and my card is DVI-I and my DVI monitor is DVI-D. Sorry for the confusion.

jagulow said...


I got SWOTL to open and WORK in Windows 7! My new system is an HP Compaq 6000 Pro, w/dual 21.5" stereo, LCD monitors. I kept my original, edited config file from XP, and when resolution was called for in the cinfig script, rather than defaulting to 'original', I just entered the native resolution value (1920x1080). Now the game opens in a clean crisp DIGITAL window- rather than all pixeled! Woot!

jagulow said...

I am playing on W7, but I am only playing for about a minute and then the game shuts down, citing 'a problem'. How can I remedy this?