Downloading the Game on a PC

Update: These games are no longer available to download.

This section provides help on any issues you might have during the download of the Adventure games on a PC. There is another help section if you are on a Mac.

I'm on a Windows PC. The download has started but I do not know where the download is being saved.

I'm on a Windows PC. The download has started but I do not know where the download is being saved.

In the Internet Explorer browser, selecting the 'Save' button will save the installer to the default download directory. The download location is set to the Desktop or the My Downloads directory (depending on the version of Windows you have).

In the Firefox browser, the download file location, can be found by right clicking the file when it appears in the 'Downloads' window and selecting the Open Containing Folder option.

To help locate the game installer it will have an icon similar to this one (opens in new window). The text may change depending upon which game you are installing but the icon will remain the same.

The download has started. How long will I have to wait?

You are downloading the Game Installer which contains everything required to run the game. They have all been compressed as small as possible to reduce the download time to a minimum.

The actual time taken will depend on the speed of your internet connection and if you have a WiFi network that is shared by other people this may also influence the download time.

On a typical broadband internet connection (2 Mbps to 4 Mps). The Gunpowder Plot should take about 15-20 minutes to download. The previous 4 games should take about 5-10 minutes to download.

The download has started. Can I do other things and come back to the download when it has finished?

Yes. As long as you do not close the download window you can do other things on your computer.

However if you stream or download any files from the internet this will increase the time taken to complete the download.

While the game is downloading, you can enjoy a range of other Doctor Who games in the Fun & Games section of the site.

I've downloaded the game - what do I do now?

Once the game installer file has downloaded, you need to install the game. This means that all the components of the game are 'unpacked' and set up on your machine.

When you download the game you can choose where to save the Installer file. We recommend you save the file to your Desktop. Go to your Desktop (or wherever you saved the Installer) and double-click on the Installer icon to install the game. It looks similar to this (opens in new window) but the text may change depending upon which game you are installing.

The Installer will then take you through installing the game step-by-step. Don't worry - it's really simple and you'll soon be playing the game.

Once the game is installed you will find a TARDIS (opens in new window) has materialised on your Desktop. Double-click on the TARDIS to begin your adventures!