Indianapolis 500 - The Simulation Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

Indianapolis 500 - The Simulation is a racing game that simulates driving a formula racer on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The game is in many ways an early predecessor to more modern titles such as Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport and so on. In these type of games realism not only in the mechanics of the game but also graphics adds a lot to the experience. In this respect the game obviously looks very dated compared to modern titles. With that said however the mechanics of the game are great and it's a great title for fans of the genre who appreciate these early classics.

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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\Indy500. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.


Next: Open the Games folder then the Indy500 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.

Creating Indy 500 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.

Indy 500 game config

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

mount c c:\games\indy500

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Indianapolis 500 - The Simulation Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the 
Indianapolis 500 - The Simulation game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Indy 500 game download

Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Indianapolis 500 files, select "C:\Games\Indy500". When you're done click "Extract" and the game files will begin to extract.

Zip program

Put the Pedal to the Metal!:

Indy 500 game

Double click on the Dosbox program in the Indy500 folder and the game Indianapolis 500 - The Simulation will launch. It's time to start your engines!

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