Alter Ego Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

Alter Ego is a life simulation game from 1986. The game starts right from birth and progresses through an entire lifespan. Your decisions earlier in life along with those made in the moment change the progression of the game. (Please note that downloads from XTC Abandonware and Free Game Empire have been omitted. They are split into two downloads and have been omitted for the sake of over complicating the guides directions).

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First Download
The Game Alter Ego:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

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Free game download unavailableGamesWin : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableHouse of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

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


Next: Open the Games folder then the AlterEgo 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\alterego
cd altere~1

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

Now Lets Extract The Alter Ego Free Game Download:

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

Alter Ego game download

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

Zip program

Play Time!:

Alter Ego

Double click on the Dosbox program in the AlterEgo folder and the game Alter Ego will launch, enjoy!

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