Hero Quest Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download The Free
Game Hero Quest:

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 Instructions

Free game download unavailableThe 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).

Dosbox homepage

Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\HQuest. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.


Next: Open the Games folder then the HQuest 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 Hero Quest game config

Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS

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

Game config

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

mount c c:\games\hquest

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Hero Quest Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Hero Quest game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Game download

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

Zip program

The Quest Begins!:

Hero Quest

Click on the Dosbox program in the HQuest directory and the game Hero Quest will start, 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...

Game installed fine. Then its says press space bar to continue but it wont register the keyboard at all. Im using a standard wired keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Ive just tried it agin with v0.65 but have same problem

Anonymous said...

Just tried v0.73 and that wont recognize the keyboard or mouse either.
Thats v0.65, 0.73, and 0.74 not working with Hero Quest.
Gonna try once more with v0.72 then i'm gonna have to give up.

Anonymous said...

Well thats 0.72 not recognizing my keyboard either. I have no idea whats wrong. Lands of Lore works fine! Why wont this.

Anonymous said...

I got v0.72 working now.
When the game starts and the intro appears it wasnt letting me do anything. Had to push the windows button on keyboard to return to desktop to find 2 dosbox windows open. One called quest and one called intro. Close the intro then open up the quest. Works fine after that!

Anonymous said...

UPDATE: The quest and intro window only appear at the same time after pressing the windows button when it feels like it.
But have discovered if you just sit through the intro everytime the game begins fine after.

Anonymous said...

FINAL UPDATE: Turns out it does work with v0.72. When the intro starts just push ESC.

Anonymous said...

In order to not have to see the intro every time, run QUEST.EXE instead of HERO.EXE on subsequent plays.
However you will need to watch it the first time.

Any idea on how to save a game? can DOS-BOX do it?