Welcome to the help section of DOS Games Archive. Read this page for information or consult the frequently asked questions on the contact page.
To download a game from this website, please follow the steps below.
After you downloaded a game from DOS Games Archive, you receive a ZIP file. Before you can run the game, you need to extract that ZIP file (in other words 'unzip') in order to get access to the game files. Follow the steps below to do that.
Do you use Windows, Mac OS or Linux? Then it's a good idea to download DOSBox. This emulator can be downloaded from www.dosbox.com. With the help of DOSBox you can 're-live' the good old days. The application can run plenty of old games that don't run on your new computer without DOSBox. The software is totally free of charge and open source.
First download DOSBox, install the application and run it. Then you can navigate to the folder on your computer in which the downloaded game was extracted. Most games are equipped with an installation program or setup utility to install or configure the game. Look for setup.exe, install.exe or another executable file (.EXE, .COM or .BAT) and run it by entering the file name. This step is different with each game.
Please follow the DOSBox tutorial for more information. Good luck and have fun!
In case you need more help, you can consult the DOSBox tutorials from the list below: