The Lost Patrol Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

The Lost Patrol is a game that centers around a group of soldiers who survive a helicopter crash. The problem doesn't end there however as they have crashed in enemy territory during the war with Vietnam. The focus of the game is to make your way through enemy territory while fighting the North Vietnamese and keeping your group alive.

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First Download The Free Game 
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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\LPatrol. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.


Next: Open the Games folder then the LPatrol 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 Lost Patrol 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.

The Lost Patrol game config

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

mount c c:\games\lpatrol
cd lostpa~1

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Lost Patrol Free Game Download:

First: Right click on 
The Lost Patrol file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

The Lost Patrol game download

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

Zip program

Stick to Your Guns!:

The Lost Patrol

Double click on the Dosbox program in the LPatrol folder and the game The Lost Patrol will launch. It's time for battle!

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