Donkey Kong Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Donkey Kong Game:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableThe House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: > 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\DKong. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox installation
Donkey Kong Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the DKong folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

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

Creating the Donkey Kong 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 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=300". 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]:

mount c c:\games\dkong

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Donkey Kong Free Game Download:

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

Zip program

Nintendo's Breakthrough Hit!:

Donkey Kong screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\DKong" folder and the game Donkey Kong will launch. Enjoy playing the PC version of one of the most important video games of all time!

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