Ski or Die Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download The Free
Game Ski or Die:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

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

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

Next: Open the Games folder then the SkiDie 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 Skate or Die game config
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

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

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

mount c c:\games\skidie

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Ski or Die Free Game Download:

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

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

Zip program

Ski Time!:

Ski or Die
Click on the Dosbox program in the SkiDie directory and the game Ski or Die 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?


Andrew Beaton said...

Hi, I went through the entire Warcraft2 process, and it didn't work. I got a response in the DOS after the c: cd warc2 line saying, "Unable to change to: warc2"

Then, the next line which was c: war
it said, "illegal command: war"....


Glenn Scrima said...

Hi the error means dosbox didn't find the warc2 folder. This might mean the game didn't extract in the same folder as in the guide or didnt extract at all. You will need to find the location of the war2.exe file and then I can change the commands for your setup if thats the case.