J-Bird Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

J-Bird is an arcade style game from 1983. The goal of the game is to change unmatched cubes on a 3-D pyramid. This lends the game a seemingly simple mechanic. However the added randomness of enemy movement brings the need for both strategy and appropriate reflexes to win.

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First Download The Free Game 

Choose from one of the following sites.

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


Next: Open the Games folder then the JBird folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.

Dosbox options

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

mount c c:\games\jbird

Save and exit the Dosbox Options file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The J-Bird Free Game Download:

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

J Bird game download

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

Zip program

Play Time!:

J Bird

Double click on the Dosbox program in the JBird folder and the game J-Bird will launch, enjoy!

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