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First Download the Free Game Princess Maker 2:
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\Princess2. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Princess2 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]:
mount c c:\games\princess2
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Princess Maker 2 Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Princess Maker 2 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 Princess Maker 2 game files, select "C:\Games\Princess2" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.
Now Let's Install the Free Game Princess Maker 2:
First: Double click on the Dosbox program icon in the C:\Games\Princess2 folder.
Next: At the C:\PM2> DOS prompt type "dosinst" and then press "Enter".
Now: You will be brought into the "Princess Maker Install Program". Scroll to the "Change setup options" selection and press "Enter".
Next: Scroll to the "Change sound driver" option and press "Enter".
Next: Scroll to the "MIDI + Sound Blaster" option and press "Enter".
Next: Choose the "Quit" option and then press "Enter".
Next: At the C:\PM2> prompt in Dosbox type "exit" and then press "Enter".
Finally: Open the Dosbox config file as you did earlier and scroll to the section labeled [autoexec]. Under the commands you already added type "pm2". Save and then exit the config file when you are finished.
Ready, Set, Play!:
Click on the Dosbox program in the Princess2 directory and the game Princess Maker 2 will launch, enjoy!
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