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First Download The Free Game Barbarian:
Choose from one of the following sites.
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Mr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
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\BBarian. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the BBarian folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.
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.
Next: In the config file scroll to the section titled [cpu]. In this section find the command "cycles=auto". Change this line to "cycles=500". This number can be raised or lowered if you find the speed of the game to be too slow or fast (In increments of 50 or so).
Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
Abandonia: For those who downloaded the game Barbarian from Abandonia copy and paste the following text:
mount c c:\games\bbarian
XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the game Barbarian from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:
mount c c:\games\bbarian
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract the Barbarian Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Barbarian 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 Barbarian game files, select "C:\Games\BBarian" . When you're done click "Next" again and the Barbarian game files will begin to extract.
Barbarian is Ready!:
Click on the Dosbox program in the BBarian directory and the game Barbarian will begin, enjoy!
The config file is missing what do I do?
The game won't run on Windows Vista. What should I do?
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How do I change my machine type in Dosbox?
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