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Note: It seems with the current version of Dosbox the sound isn't working in the game. You can access the sound options as well as all of the other game options by clicking your right mouse button in the game.
First Download the Free Battle Chess Game:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
The House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox:
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\BChess. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the BChess 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\bchess
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract The Free Battle Chess Game File:
First: Right click on the Battle Chess 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 save the Battle Chess files, select "C:\Games\BChess" . When you're done click "Next" again and the game files will begin to extract.
What's Your Move?:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\BChess" folder and Battle Chess will launch, enjoy!
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