Hannibal Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

Hannibal is a name almost everyone learned about at some point in their school years. He lived around the time of the Second Punic War and is known as one of the most important political figures and military commanders of the ancient world. His time period was one of great political conflict in the Mediterranean and it ultimately saw the Roman Empire as the victor. This game lets you change that outcome however and rewrite the history of Carthage in the process. If you are a history fan or a strategy fan this title is definitely worth a look.

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First Download The Free Game 

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


Next: Open the Games folder then the Hannibal 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 Hannibal 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.

Hannibal game config

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

mount c c:\games\hannibal
cd hannibal

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Hannibal Free Game Download:

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

Hannibal game download

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

Zip program

Play Time!:


Double click on the Dosbox program in the Hannibal folder and the game Hannibal will launch. It's time to take on the Romans!

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