Maelstrom is a strategy sci-fi game from the early 90's. The story of the game follows the unfortunate events that nearly resulted in annihilation of an entire galaxy's inhabitants. The graphics are solid for the time period as is the game itself.
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First Download The Free Game Maelstrom:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
Free Game Empire : Download Game : Download Instructions
GamesWin : Download Game : Download Instructions
House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC 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).
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Maelstrom. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Maelstrom folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.
Finally: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\games\maelstrom
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract The Maelstrom Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Maelstrom file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Maelstrom files, select "C:\Games\Maelstrom". When you're done click "Extract" and the Maelstrom files will begin to extract.
Double click on the Dosbox program in the Maelstrom folder and the game Maelstrom will launch. It's time to step into action!
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