Miner 2049er Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

Miner 2049er is an arcade style game originally released in 1982. You take on the role of Bounty Bob, a mine worker who must inspect each mine, level by level. The game sports CGA graphics in this PC version of Miner 2049er.

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First Download The Free Game 
The Miner 2049er:

Choose from one of the following sites.

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Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : 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\Miner49. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.


Next: Open the Games folder then the Miner49 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 Miner 49 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.

Miner 49 game config

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

Abandonia: For those who downloaded the game Miner 2049er from Abandonia copy and paste the following text: 

mount c c:\games\miner49
cd miner

XTC Abandonware: For those who downloaded the game Miner 2049er from XTC Abandonware copy and paste the following text:

mount c c:\games\miner49
cd m2049er

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Miner 2049er Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the 
Miner 2049er game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Miner 49 game download

Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Miner 2049er files, select "C:\Games\Miner49". When you're done click "Extract" and the Miner 2049er files will begin to extract.

Zip program

Making Your Way Inside!:

Miner 2049er

Double click on the Dosbox program in the Miner49 folder and the game Miner 2049er will launch. It's time to help Bounty Bob make his way into the mines!

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