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Note: This is the floppy disk version of the game. The difference between this version and the CD-ROM version is the floppy disk version lacks each characters dialogue sounds. This is supplemented however with written dialogue. All other game sounds are present.
First Download the Free Game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers:
Choose from one of the following sites.
The House of Games : Download : Download Instructions
Abandonia : Download : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download : 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\GKSins. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the GKSins folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\gksins
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract The Gabriel Knight Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Gabriel Knight 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 Gabriel Knight files, select "C:\Games\GKSins" . When you're done click "Next" again and the game files will begin to extract.
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\GKSins" folder and the game Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers will launch. Enjoy playing one of the best adventure games of the 90's!
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