Centipede 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 Centipede Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.



Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download uavailableMr Old Games : 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\Centipede. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Centipede Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Centipede folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Centipede Dosbox program
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating the Centipede 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 Dosbox config file
Next: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the section labeled [dosbox]. In this section there is a command "machine=
svga_s3". Change this command to "machine=cga".

Next: In the config file scroll to the section titled [cpu]. In this section find the command "cycles=auto". Change this line to "cycles=150". This number can be raised or lowered if you find the speed of the game to be too slow or fast (In increments of 50 or so).

Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:


Abandonia: For those who downloaded the game from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\centipede
c:
cd centip~1
centiped

XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the game from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\centipede
c:
cent

The House of Games: For those who downloaded the game from The House of Games copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\centipede
c:
ctp

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Centipede Free Game Download:

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

Zip extraction program

A PC Classic from 1983:

Centipede screen shot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Centipede" folder and the game Centipede will launch. Enjoy a taking trip back in time!

FAQ:
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?

1 comments:

RG said...

The best version of centipede is available for the playstation emulator. It is the playstation game "Atari Collection Vol 1". Dig up the iso on one of the many playstation game downloading sites, and then just click on it after installing the bios package for the emulator. It is THE REAL GAME, not an imitation.