Pool of Radiance Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

Pool of Radiance is a fantasy RPG from 1988. It is based off of Dungeons and Dragons and carries some of that same appeal in video game form.

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First Download The Free Game 
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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\PoolR. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.


Next: Open the Games folder then the PoolR 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\poolr
cd poolrad

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Pool of Radiance Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Pool of Radiance file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Pool of Radiance game download

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

Zip program

A Classic Adventure Begins!:

Pool of Radiance

Double click on the Dosbox program in the PoolR folder and the game Pool of Radiance will launch, enjoy!

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