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First Download The Free Game Planets Edge:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instruction
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\Planets. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
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: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\planets
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Planets Edge Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Planets Edge 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 Planets Edge game files, select "C:\Games\Planets" . When you're done click "Next" again and the Planets Edge game files will begin to extract.
Click on the Dosbox program in the Planets directory and the game Planets Edge will begin, enjoy!
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