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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 Day of the Tentacle:
Choose from one of the following sites.
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
The 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\DTentacle. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the DTentacle 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\dtentacle
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Day of the Tentacle Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Day of the Tentacle 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 Day of the Tentacle files, select "C:\Games\DTentacle" . When you're done click "Next" again and the game will begin to extract.
The Purple Tentacle Strikes!:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\DTentacle" folder and the game Day of the Tentacle will launch. Enjoy playing a Dave Grossman & Tim Schafer classic!
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