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First Download the Free Game Supaplex:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : 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 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\Supaplex. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Supaplex 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]:
Next: In the config file scroll to the section titled [cpu]. In this section find the command "cycles=auto". Change this line to "cycles=3000". This number can be raised or lowered if you find the speed of the game to be too slow or fast (In increments of 100 or so).
Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\supaplex
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Supaplex Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Supaplex 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 Supaplex game files, select "C:\Games\Supaplex" . When you're done click "Next" again and the Supaplex files will begin to extract.
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Supaplex" folder and Supaplex will launch. After the title screen there will be a line titled "Code" with a number next to it. You need to type this number to proceed to the game itself. In the example below you will see the number is 118. This number is generated randomly however so you need to type the one that shows up on your PC and not the one listed below (unless you happen to get the number 118).
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