The Ancient Art of War Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Game The Ancient Art of War:

Choose from one of the following sites.



Free game download unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions


Free game download availableThe 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\ArtWar. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
The Ancient Art of War game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the ArtWar 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 Ancient Art of War game 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 game config
Next: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the section titled [cpu]. In this section find the command "cycles=auto". Change this line to "cycles=300". This number can be raised or lowered if you find the speed of the game to be too slow or fast (In increments of 50 or so).

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


Abandonia: For those who downloaded The Ancient Art of War game from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\artwar
c:
waret

XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded The Ancient Art of War game from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\artwar
c:
cd artofwar
war

The House of Games: For those who downloaded The Ancient Art of War game from The House of Games copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\artwar
c:
war

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Ancient Art of War Free Game Download:

First: Right click on The Ancient Art of War 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 save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\ArtWar" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip program

The Art of Gaming:

The Ancient Art of War game
Click on the Dosbox program in the ArtWar directory and The Ancient Art of War game will begin, enjoy!

FAQ:
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?

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

A ready made installer (using campain disk) is available at
http://purl.oclc.org/net/aaow

Enjoy !