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Lemmings on a newer Mac, Windows or Linux Computer

By Edited Feb 6, 2016 0 0

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Lemmings is the perfect blend of puzzle and action, using your mouse to point and click your way out of danger. The game is still as fun as ever to play now as it was back when it was released in the 90's, and is a great game to play to kill some time (and kill some lemmings).

Getting the game to run on today's PCs is not as simple as installing and running, as newer computers are much faster and have newer operating systems that may not be compatable with these older games. Follow the steps below to get it running on your computer.


Step 1: Install DOSBOX

Dosbox is a cross-platform dos emulator that allows older software to be run on newer computers. Once installed you can run this game and many others through a dosbox command window by mounting directories and iso files as virtual disks in your dosbox environment. Head on over to the dosbox download page, and download the correct version of dosbox, depending on your OS. Use the dosbox installer to install Dosbox.

Step 2: Get Lemmings

The game has officially been classified as abandonware, which means it is legally available to download for free. Do a search for it online and download it when you find it. You should end up with a .ZIP file containing all the install files. Use a program like 7zip to extract the files from the .ZIP file, into a folder on your computer called lem. Remember the full path to lem, for example /Users/macuser/lem. We'll user /FULL/PATH/TO/GAME in this example.

Step 3: Mount Lemmings

Start Dosbox using the dosbox launcher. The black command window will load up, use the following commands to mount the game directory and install it.

Z:> mount c /FULL/PATH/TO/GAME

Z:> c:

Step 4: Start Lemmings

Use the following command to start the game.

C:> lemmings

You will be prompted to select your video card type and PC type. The defaults should be fine, though you can select high performance PC (2).

In the future, you can skip all these steps and run the following to start the game:

Z:> mount c /FULL/PATH/TO/GAME

Z:> c:

C:> lemmings



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