Supaplex Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)

First Download
the Free Game Supaplex:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableXTC Abandonware : 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\Supaplex. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Supaplex game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Supaplex folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

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

Creating the Supaplex game config
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS
Now: 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]:

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).

Dosbox CPU cycles
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".

Extracting the game file
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.

Game extraction program


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).

Supaplex code
That's it enjoy the game!

The config file is missing what do I do?
The game won't run on Windows Vista. What should I do?
The game runs sluggish. Is there a way to improve this?
How do I make the game launch in fullscreen mode?
How do I change the amount of RAM available?
How do I mount a hard drive or CD-ROM drive in Dosbox?
How do I change my machine type in Dosbox?
How do I capture a screenshot during gameplay?
I can't download from Abandonia. What should I do?
How do I close or exit Dosbox?


Anonymous said...

Hi. I have tried to do all you said but when I create the C:\games\supaplex the dosbox that I have to open when notepad doesn't exist. I read all the files, I was looking for hidden files but nothing!!!...Do you know what is wrong?...Please...I have no account but I'll be glad if you answer me to, Thanks

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi check out this guide on how to fix this.


Anonymous said...

hi, i still have a problem. first the file supaplex isn't extractable then when i run the dosbox.exe it writes :

illegal command: supaplex.

i donno what to do
please help

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, if Windows doesn't have the option to extract the file I'd use a program such as Winzip. The error that you have is coming up because the file hasn't been extracted to the folder Dosbox is looking for it in. Once you extract the game zip file you should be all set.


Anonymous said...

hi Glenn, i did all what u said and it's writing for me:

This program cannot be run in DOS mode.


Glenn Scrima said...

Hi nathaline, are you using the copy from Abandonia or a different site?


Argenis said...

Hello, Thank you very much to share this awesome game. I can run it in windows vista without problems using DOSbox.

As you know, this game is really fast but unfortunately the keyboard response is not fast enough to play this game, I mean, when you press UP and LEFT really fast(for example), they are some delay between each pressing, do you think is possible to fix this? if not thanks same way =)

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Argenis, I have a guide with a bunch of quick ways to speed up Dosbox that might help.


Argenis said...

Thanks for your help Glenn, your guide is very good and well explicit. I tryed all what you refered but im still with the same delay, im goin to try with another keyboard, I will let you know what will happen.

Glenn Scrima said...

Are you using wireless? I have signal problems with my Microsoft one sometimes but I think I found a good spot for the receiver and haven't had issues since.


Anonymous said...

Hi,i have been trying to get it to work on vista and i am having a couple of problems. When you save the free supaplex download on your computer mine just keeps saving into c: drive downloads file. doesnt matter where i ask it to go. Does it matter where it is downladed to? Is the reason why you have written c:games/supaplex becauce you assume that is where the game would be saved? does the dos program have to be saved into the acutal supaplex file.... PLease help me. Sorry about all the questions. email is cheers :o)

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi that's totally normal. Although you can save to the desktop the newer versions of Windows after XP save to the download folder by default. Either way it won't affect your download file in anyway you just need to find the file for extraction on a different area of your hard drive otherwise your all set.


John said...

i did everything right it runs but im using a wireless keyboard is there something else that needs changed?

Anonymous said...

I think that rather than going through all of this you'd better find yourself an old 486 computer and play the game the way it was meant to ;) New computers just make life harder and harder...

Anonymous said...

Hi Glen,

Your tutorial is very helpful and well explained, I did everything according to the instructions, downloaded the game from abandonia and then downloaded the dosbox yet when i double clicked the dosbox at the END when u said supaplex will open, it didnt...i have windows 7, and when i clicked on supaplex in C:\games\supaplex it said the version of the file wasnt compatible with the version of windows...plz help, i loveee supaplex...

Anonymous said...

I moved through all the steps but dont see the code I have to enter
Where is it?

Anonymous said...

I want the suplaflex without code that you can download on elmerproductions homepages. But It didnt works for me who have vista but it work on my xp computer

Maria said...

Hey Glenn.

I've just downloaded the game Supaplex, and the dosbox.
It seems like everything went down allright, however, when I try to enter the code in the game, my mouse disappears form my screen. and alle i can do is call for joblist and then close the dosbox.
How come it wont allow me to type in the code?
What I did when trying to enter the code, was just clicking the ??? with my mouse, and then it disappeared from my screen, and I was unable to neither type the code enlisted, or move around the screen, tabbing or mousing, nothing works.
Really hope you can help me, I lost my patience when I tried runnig the game in Vista (now it's W7)

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi when you enter that screen just enter the numbers listed above ???.