Centurion - Defender of Rome 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 Centurion - Defender of Rome Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

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

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

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

Dosbox install
Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the CentRome 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.

Centurion Defender of Rome config edit
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\centrome

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Centurion - Defender of Rome Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Centurion - Defender of Rome 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 save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\CentRome" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Ready, Set, Play!:

Centurion Defender of Rome screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\CentRome" folder and the game Centurion - Defender of Rome will launch, have fun!

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?


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Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn I just stumbled across your site. I am running Windows 7 so will these work on mine?

Anonymous said...

get dosbox (google it) to run old games on windows

Anonymous said...

i installed it no problem on windows 7 home, however don't have access to the map to enter the game: for instance - Western city – province of thracia ?
thanks richard_lacroix@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This game, Centurion, has copy protection and your install guide doesn't address that issue. It asks a question at the start, and so far I haven't been able to find an online manual. Anybody have a suggestion as to where? Shame it's not here, or linked.

Anonymous said...

just type in anything u want the rite protection is toast

Anonymous said...

i cant get this game to work. i downloaded dosbox. typed in conf blah blah in the dosbox thing and then exit. vista. and then i couldnt find ant dosbox coonfig file or whatever. all the dosbox files wont let me open them with notepad or anything only open file location...no open with. so i guess im screwed and i cant play it....waste of time

Anonymous said...

dos garbage headache. this game cant be played on most computers with vista. spam/trash

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for Centurion Defender of Rome for a LONG time.. but when installing the game from this website.. it does not work or the zip-lock file is incomplete..?