War in Middle Earth (Based on Lord of the Rings) DOS PC Game Free Download & Install Guide: Windows XP & Windows Vista (Using Dosbox Emulation)

Author: Glenn Scrima
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First Download War in Middle Earth:

Choose from one of the following sites.

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The House of Games : Download : Download Instructions

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XTC Abandonware : Download : Download Instructions

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: Download : Download Instructions

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Mr Old Games
: Download : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows XP or Windows Vista:

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\WarEarth. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the WarEarth folder within it. Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

Editing the config file
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\warearth

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Game File:

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

Zip program

The Battle Begins!:

War in Middle Earth screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\WarEarth" folder and the game War in Middle Earth will launch. Enjoy playing some retro Lord of the Rings!

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