Gauntlet Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download the Free Gauntlet Game

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 Instruction

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\Gauntlet. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Gauntlet game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Gauntlet 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 Gauntlet 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
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

Abandonia: For those who downloaded the Gauntlet game from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\gauntlet
cd gauntlet
cd gauntl~1

XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the Gauntlet game from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\gauntlet

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Gauntlet Free Game Download:

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

Extracting the Gauntlet game download
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\Gauntlet" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip program

Game Download Ready for Play!

Gauntlet game title screen
Click on the Dosbox program in the Gauntlet directory and the Gauntlet game will begin, enjoy!

The config file is missing what do I do?
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