Download newest version of DOSBox (0.74). Version supplied with the game is outdated and they do not give an option to install without their version (0.72). Go into Shattered Steel folder, delete everything in the Dosbox folder, go to where you installed dosbox 0.74, copy all, go back to Shattered Steel folder, dosbox, then paste. Open dosbox.conf with something like notepad, delete everything from serial4=disabled to the top of the page. Go to start menu, all programs, DOSBox-0.74, options, DOSBox 0.74 options, copy page from the top to serial=disabled, go back to Shattered Steel folder, dosbox.conf,paste above [dos]. save and exit. Launch game with supplied shortcut.