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Quick Note: In order to select options or settings in the game when it launches you need to press the first letter of your choice. So for instance with a yes or no question you would press "N" for no and "Y" for yes. This would also work in other instances such as selecting VGA for your video mode in which case you would press "V" for VGA.
First Download X-Men 2 - The Fall of the Mutants:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
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).
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\XMen2. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the XMen2 folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.
Finally: With the Dosbox Options file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\xmen2
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the X-Men 2 Game File:
First: Right click on the X-Men 2 game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the X-Men 2 files, select "C:\Games\XMen2" . When you're done click "Next" again and the game files will begin to extract.
Head into Battle!:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\XMen2" folder and the game X-Men 2 will launch, enjoy the fight!
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