Sink or Swim is a puzzle game from the early 90's. The game places you in the role of a person who comes to the rescue of scientists stuck on a sinking ship. You will need to travel across (and through) fire, water and air to accomplish your mission. This game is definatley a lot of fun and is a good change of pace for most gamers.
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First Download The Free Game Sink or Swim:
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\SinkSwim. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the SinkSwim 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\sinkswim
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract The Sink or Swim Free Game Download:
First: Right click on the Sink or Swim game 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 Sink or Swim files, select "C:\Games\SinkSwim ". When you're done click "Extract" and the Sink or Swim files will begin to extract.
Swimming Your Way to the Top!:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the SinkSwim folder and the game Sink or Swim will launch, enjoy!
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