Digger (1983) Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Digger Game (1983 Edition):

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download availableXTC 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: 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\Digger. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Dosbox install
Next: Open the Games folder then the Digger 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 Dosbox config
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=450". This number can be raised or lowered if you find the speed of the game to be too slow or fast (In increments of 25 or so).

Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\digger
cd digger

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Digger Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Digger game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the games 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\Digger" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

Dig In!:

Digger PC game screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\DKong" folder and the game Digger will launch, enjoy!

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?
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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much - with your Install Guide I was able to run Digger on Windows 7. Great!

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem :)