Machiavelli the Prince Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

Machiavelli the Prince is a game based on Niccolò Machiavelli's famous book, The Prince. As one would imagine this game has a strong historical context which lies in the 14th century. If you are a fan of the book or a game of this type it's worth checking it out.

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First Download The Free Game 
Machiavelli the Prince

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

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Free game download unavailableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

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


Next: Open the Games folder then the MVP 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.

Machiavelli 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.

Machiavelli game config

Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec] (The "cd mprince" line isn't necessary for those who download the game from Free Game Empire. However it can be left in.): 

mount c c:\games\mvp
cd mprince

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Machiavelli the Prince Free Game Download:

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

Machiavelli game download

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

Zip program

Step Foot Into the Past!:

Machiavelli game

Double click on the Dosbox program in the MVP folder and the game Machiavelli the Prince will launch. It's time to step into the literary past!

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