Fragile Allegiance Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game Fragile Allegiance:

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 unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

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

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows XP or Windows Vista:

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

Dosbox installer
Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the FAlly 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 Fragile Allegiance 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\fally
mount d c:\games\fally\fragile -t cdrom
cd fragile

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Fragile Allegiance Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Fragile Allegiance 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\FAlly" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip Extract program

An Alliance is Struck:

Fragile Allegiance
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\FAlly" folder and the game Fragile Allegiance 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?


Russell said...

Glenn, Thanks for going to all the work of putting up and maintain ing this site. Very Impressive!
I do have a problem with getting Fragile Alliance to run, even with your detailed instructions.

I Start the game, the Gremlin Interactive video runs then the Cajji Software screen begins to load and then... Dos/4GW Professional error (2002): transfer stack overflow on interrupt 08H...

Here's what I did. Created c:\games. Created \Fragile in c:\games. Downloaded and unzipped a fresh copy of Dosbox into c:\games\Fragile.
Download and unzip the Fragile Alliance Abandonia files into \Fragile
Start dosbox then enter the following:
mount c c:\games
mount d c:\games\Fragile -t cdrom
cd fragile

Interestingly, if I click on the Win95 icon in the folder, the game will start and run although without some sound, voices or text in the tutorials.

What I really want is to buy the original CD, but in the meantime I would appreciate any suggestions as to what to do next.


Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Russell, I did a reinstall on my setup and everything seems to run as usual. Are you using XP or Vista? The only thing I can think of is maybe by manually moving the files an issue might have arisen with maybe a file moving into the wrong directory thus getting an error when the game tries to access it. If you have the time go back and try extracting the files with the exact methods in the guide and see if that makes any difference. I have it running on my setup so all I can think of is that something went wrong during the installation of Dosbox or during the moving of the game files. Let me know if this helps at all.


Robin said...

I had the same (or similar) problem, ..ts overflow on interrupt 08h...
Running 'CCleaner' registry fixer seems to have worked. Fingers crossed.

And thanks, Glenn. Your advice put me on the right road.

Anonymous said...

Hello and thanks for this guide gave me hope again I could play all those great games I loved - would love to play Fragile alliance again but I'm getting a Please insert CD error the game runs but just keep getting that error - any suggestions my dos is sadly rusted away ( I use windows 7 comp)

Bigsy Junior said...

I have the same problem as above, I turned into a little school when I thought it was going to run then :( it said "please insert game cd into drive"?

Hope you came help me glenn?


Bigsy Junior said...

I turned into a little school kid even lol