Detroit 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 Detroit Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableThe House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox:

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

Dosbox installer
Detroit Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Detroit 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 Detroit 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 the 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\detroit

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Detroit Free Game Download:

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

Zip extraction program

Building an Empire:

Detroit screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Detroit" folder and the game Detroit will launch. At this point the game is fully installed and playable however the sound is shut off by default. To enable the sound, while in the game, click on the "Administration" button.

Administration button
At the next screen bring the mouse pointer over the file drawers in the Administration office and click on them.

File drawers
In the "File Menu" click on the "Configure" button. You will see both "Sound" and "Music" buttons in the "Configure" menu with "Off" next to them. Click on each of these buttons to turn them to "On". Click the "Done" Button when you are finished.

Configure menu
That's it, enjoy building your own automobile empire!

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?


duby said...

how you can do that,,,

it's so hard !!!