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

Installing Dosbox
Next: Open the Games folder then the SimAnt folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.

Dosbox options

Finally: With the Dosbox Options file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\simant

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the SimAnt Free Game Download:

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

Extracting the 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\SimAnt" . When you're done click "Extract" and the files will begin to extract.

Zip program

Ant Farming:

Click on the Dosbox program in the SimAnt directory and the SimAnt game will begin, 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?
I can't download from Abandonia. What should I do?
How do I close or exit Dosbox?


Anonymous said...

I have XP and I did not need to use dosbox. It worked just fine without.

Anonymous said...

Hey just wondering what if i have and want to play multiple dos games is there a way to do that easily?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi the way I have these guides set up is so all games install in the "Games" directory on your C: drive. You can browse all the titles in this directory to choose a game and also label the Dosbox programs within each DOS games folder with the games name and so you can then for drag the file to your desktop or your start menu and launch it as you would any other game. Another alternative some like to do is use only one copy of Dosbox and type the commands for each game without saving them to the config file. This works well as long as your familiar with DOS.


Anonymous said...

Is there sound to this game? For some reason, I have none!

Wandering-Quill said...

I followed your instructions step by step.

But it doesn't work. When I click the dosbox icon, it just gives me the command prompt again. And when I click SimAnt, it says it won't support full screen and closes automatically.

Help? I LOVED SimAnt when I was younger, but now that I've got a Vista laptop, it just won't run.

Anonymous said...

hi. when trying to extract the game. it tells me there is no no files to extract.. i got the zip file from abandonia from the get it link,,, please help me

Anonymous said...

I can't get the sound to work either... I even tried to copy and paste the old midis I saved from the simant game I used to have (I lost the floppy disks when I moved.) Still no sound...

Anonymous said...

Can someone help me? I've done all those things but when I go to open the simants it keeps saying 'This system does not support fullscreen' Does that mean I can't play it? Is there a way for this system to support fullscreen? Thanks

Anonymous said...

thanks, walkthrough worked great. missed this game.