Saturday, July 16, 2011

How to Run Dave in Windows 7 64 Bit Version Using DOSBOX



If you are a Windows 7 64 bit version user you wont be able to play or run Good Old Games Like Dave that you enjoyed playing when you where a Kid.This Tutorial will teach you how to run Dave ,one of best classic Dos game in Windows 7 64 Bit Version


    • A console window will open up. Type in the following commands by referring the details given below .Type a Line of Command ,Hit Enter and type next press Enter the Next and So On.      
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                  mount c d:\
               c:
               cd dave
               dave
            
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** Here "c" refers to a virtual drive you can specify any alphabet you like.
** "d:\ " Refers to the drive which contains the dave game folder e:d:\dave
** "cd dave " command is used to change the active directory to the folder named dave(folder that contains the game) which contains dave.exe and other files if you have changed the original name of this folder use that name instead of 'dave' in this command.
**'dave' refers to launching the Executable file(.exe) 'dave.exe'  
Step1: Type in mount c d:\


 
Step 2:Type in c: and rest of the commands specified


 
On typing dave you will be greeted with a window with dave running in it.
  •  All Done. There is a quick way to launch the game by avoiding the need to type in these commands every time you Launch the Game,I will share it if you respond to this Post by just Commenting on it.
     
  • For the Video Tutorial  please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfxJFwsdXE4

    50 comments:

    • Anonymous says:
      December 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM

      HI!
      Thanxx Alot..... this really helped...
      Is there a way to quickly open it without typing the commands???????

    • Techman says:
      December 6, 2011 at 4:06 AM

      Thanks for the Comment.Here is the way to do it Easily.

      Install Dos box
      In the Desktop a Shortcut will be created
      Create a Copy of it
      Rigth click and select properties of this shortcut
      if your game is located at c:\game\dave.exe add this line "c:\game\dave.exe" to the contents of the Target Box.Click on Apply.
      Double click on this shortcut to start the game.

      Today i have less time,i will update the article with screenshots in the coming days.

    • atraveldiary says:
      December 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

      thanx a lot! i loved to play dave as a kid. Its so nice to be able to play it again! :)

    • Techman says:
      December 30, 2011 at 7:20 AM

      Good to hear you.

    • Anonymous says:
      January 16, 2012 at 8:53 AM

      thanks a lot...

    • Anonymous says:
      January 22, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      Thanks, but I could not.
      In my pc says:

      cd dave:
      Unable to chage to: dave.

      I confess that I don't understand anything about this. I am so confused.

      rsrs

      Can you help me?
      Thanks a lot!

    • Techman says:
      January 23, 2012 at 4:04 AM

      You see dave is the name of the folder which you have the executable file(dave.exe)
      eg: if you have dave in a folder say d:\mygame then you should type
      cd mygame
      then type
      dave

    • Anonymous says:
      March 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

      This is awesome....

      Thank you so very much for this game...

      This works just fine.... :D

    • Anonymous says:
      March 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM

      awsm..but can v make it fullscreen

      thanx alot

    • Techman says:
      March 10, 2012 at 2:50 AM

      Yep.Just Hit Alt+Enter

    • Anonymous says:
      March 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      i cant change directory to C:\cd dave.....

    • Anonymous says:
      April 20, 2012 at 3:52 AM

      what to type in start in box after making shortcut and giving the target folder??

    • varun says:
      May 6, 2012 at 12:09 PM

      Thanks a lot....

    • Anonymous says:
      May 25, 2012 at 3:22 AM

      cd dave:
      Unable to chage to: dave.

      can you please help me out in this

    • Techman says:
      May 25, 2012 at 3:57 AM

      there is no ':' the command is cd dave
      Dave is the Folder Name of the Game.
      Please Post the Full Error Message

    • Anonymous says:
      May 27, 2012 at 3:46 AM

      I am getting an error message as unable to change to: dave
      even after putting the name of the folder as cd mygame and pressing enter i am getting the same above error message please urgently help as i desperately want to play this game

    • Anonymous says:
      May 27, 2012 at 3:57 AM

      Now my above problem has been solved but still i am unable to open that game on my pc as after my folder name i am putting dave and still the game is not getting started
      please help!!!

    • Techman says:
      May 27, 2012 at 7:13 AM

      Did you type in the command mount c d:\
      I have updated the article to clearly show this
      You can use any letter for C, here d:\ is the drive which contains the folder for dave ie:d:\dave.
      Please do post comments by signing in so that i can distinguish the comments

    • nirmal sharma says:
      June 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      copy your dave game folder and paste it into drive d:\ . your game will surely work. play well

    • Siva Prasath says:
      June 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      i cant able to play please help

    • Siva Prasath says:
      June 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

      pls pls
      it was showing unable to change to dave

    • Siva Prasath says:
      June 24, 2012 at 12:56 AM

      thanks it was working frds

    • Sreenath Reddy says:
      August 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

      i am getting unable to change ..plz help

    • chotu says:
      November 25, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      heeey could you tell me how to put this up on my mac : / i have been trying hard but i am not able to load the exact drivet : /
      i am stuck while mounting the drive

    • ajay pandya says:
      November 29, 2012 at 1:54 AM

      dosbox dont work in my win 7 64 bit os
      i type given commands in dosbox window but i cant get result.

    • alexavier says:
      February 8, 2013 at 6:51 AM

      any way to maximize the game screen ?????

    • Anroop says:
      April 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      thanks a lot!! its working now :)

    • Manjunath.N.K Manju says:
      April 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      Thank u lot, but how to maximize the game sir plz tel me; in small window not getting mood to play so:(

    • Unknown says:
      May 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      How to maximize the game screen?

    • Danielle says:
      May 28, 2013 at 5:07 AM

      Hey... it told me it was "unable to change to: dave" why is that?

    • Techman says:
      June 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      Inorder to maximize the game screen Hit ALT+ENTER.

    • nit's says:
      June 20, 2013 at 4:58 AM

      thank you :)

    • Manjunath.N.K Manju says:
      July 19, 2013 at 2:38 AM

      So sweet of u !!!

    • teamVSHDA says:
      July 21, 2013 at 3:27 AM

      hey, I'm getting a stupido error, it says this, after i change my directory to the source file, then when i type the name, it says :- this program requires windows. it's a game called jungle, i used to play it when i was little. yep, it's not kinda 16 bit game, but it gave the same error dave did. i thought it might work out, any tips? [ I'm on windows ]

    • Techman says:
      July 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      If its a 16 bit game it should work.What was the exact error message?

    • kshiva005 says:
      September 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      Thanks a lot dear

    • Ariel Luft says:
      November 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      followed all instructions above but it didn't work for me. error message "unable to change to: dave"

    • Amit Tripathi says:
      November 10, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      you are awesomee!!! :) :)

    • Nathália Aguiar says:
      January 3, 2014 at 6:27 AM

      could omebody explain clearly what I have to do, please? when I type "cd dave" I get an error message saying "Unable to change to: dave"
      what am I doing wrong? =/

    • Chandrasekhar K says:
      January 10, 2014 at 5:01 AM

      nice

    • Umesh M says:
      January 19, 2014 at 5:30 AM

      Thanks its working, please show how open with out command

    • Kiki Akindele says:
      February 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

      mine is saying directory d does not exist...pls help...

    • Naheda Khan says:
      March 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      dosbox dont work in my win 7 64 bit os
      i type given commands in dosbox window but i cant get result.

    • Techman says:
      April 23, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      @Umesh Please see my second comment

    • Techman says:
      April 23, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      @Naheda It will work,download the proper version

    • Techman says:
      April 23, 2014 at 1:06 AM

      @kiki Use the drive letter existing in your computer

    • Techman says:
      April 23, 2014 at 1:07 AM

      @Nathalia See the Video Tutorial

    • Ajith Ragunathan says:
      April 24, 2014 at 12:49 AM

      I GET AN ERROR IN THE THIRD STEP.ITS DISPLAYED:unable to change to :dave

    • Namrata J says:
      September 6, 2014 at 3:57 AM

      I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ! IT WORKED FOR ME ... MWAAAH ... IT REMINDED ME OF MY GOOD OLD DAYS.. IM 22 YRS NOW.. BUT LOVING IT HEHE :)

    • Jince Thomas says:
      October 3, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      I can't run the dave on my windows 8 laptop......i follows the step given the site,the third step showing unable to change the dave .

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