Amberstar Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download The Free
Game Amberstar:

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

Next: Open the Games folder then the Ambstar 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 game Amberstar
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

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

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

mount c c:\games\ambstar

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

mount c c:\games\ambstar
cd ambers~1

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Amberstar Free Game Download:

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

Downloading the game Amberstar
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract theAmberstar game files, select "C:\Games\AmbStar" . When you're done click "Next" again and the Amberstar game files will begin to extract.

Zip program

Installed and Ready!:

Click on the Dosbox program in the AmbStar directory and the game Amberstar 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?


Catherine A. McClarey said...

Your instructions have players using the pregenerated default character in Amberstar. To access the character editor (which can only be done before gameplay starts), I did this:
1) Opened a preexisting copy of DOSBox from outside my DOSGames directory, and mounted my DOSGames folder as I would for my other DOS games;
2) Used DIR and CD (name of subdirectory) a few times to open the AMBERSTAR folder within the AMBSTAR folder;
3) Type MAKECHAR & hit Enter; then
4) (after receiving an expected error message) Type MAKECHAR & hit Enter again.
I can then customize my starting character just the way I want. I then save the customized character, exit Amberstar & DOSBox, then reopen Amberstar as you describe in this post - which should open the game with the customized character.