Warcraft 2 - Tides of Darkness Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)

Before the PC game World of Warcraft ushered the MMO genre into millions of households there were three great strategy games that came before it. These games were arguably some of the best strategy games of their time and are a great way to look back on how far this franchise has come, enjoy!


First Download the Free Game Warcraft 2 - Tides of Darkness:

Choose from one of the following sites.


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Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

Dosbox homepage
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\Warcraft2. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the Warcraft2 folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.

Dosbox options

Finally: With the Dosbox Options file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\warcraft2
c:
cd warcra~1
war2

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Extract The Warcraft 2 Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the Warcraft 2 game file you saved to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the zip file
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Warcraft 2 files, select "C:\Games\Warcraft2" . When you're done click "Extract" and the Warcraft 2 files will begin to extract.

Zip extraction program

For the Alliance!:

Warcraft 2 screen shot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Warcraft2" folder and the game Warcraft 2 will launch. Enjoy playing a Warcraft blast from the past!

FAQ:
The config file is missing what do I do?
The game won't run on Windows Vista. What should I do?
The game runs sluggish. Is there a way to improve this?
How do I make the game launch in fullscreen mode?
How do I change the amount of RAM available?
How do I mount a hard drive or CD-ROM drive in Dosbox?
How do I change my machine type in Dosbox?
How do I capture a screenshot during gameplay?
I can't download from Abandonia. What should I do?
How do I close or exit Dosbox?

148 comments:

Glenn Scrima said...

Thanks Betty, welcome to the site!

Best,
Glenn

Andre said...

I just wish one day that my abandonware blog is as good as yours.

best regards,
Andre

Glenn Scrima said...

I just checked your site out I like it a lot! I learned doing this site if you enjoy what you're doing and keep at it your site will keep growing. Keep up the great work!

Best,
Glenn

apd405 said...

Any tips on connecting for multiplayer games in the same house over a home network? It seems the multiplayer was only set up for modems. Is direct cable the only solution? Thanks

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi apd405, you will want to go with the IPX network option to do it without a modem. I unfortunately don't have more then one computer here at home so I can't test it out but I did find this info on discussion forums that might be useful.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic12632.html

http://www.computing.net/answers/networking/warcraft-2-windows-xp-ipx-network/13723.html

Best,
Glenn

Nonitto said...

Hey Glenn nice blog! I've try some of the games before.. but I'm having problems trying to play this one.. Follow your guide, but didn't manage to actually do it.

I use Windows vista...

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Nonitto thanks! Which step of the guide are you stuck on?

Best,
Glenn

Nonitto said...

I don't know actually.. I manage to play the game, using the mount c c.... all that, manually.. It seems to not take it from the edited config file...

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

hey i have downloaded an iso file and extracted it to my c:\games\warcraft2. in dos i put

mount c c:\games\warcraft 2
c:

it says that the directory doesnt exist and neither does drive c. got no idea what is wrong.i dunno if i should try mounting the iso either. im using vista.

Nonitto said...

Make sure about warcraft2... you put warcraft 2... with a space and without it.. check that out.


Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hey,it works, and i'm a very happy camper since i couldn't figure it out with my cd install into dos BUT, when i put dos in full screen a nd run the game it crashes,what can i do?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Nonitto, that's weird how it's doing that. Anything you put in the config file should work as it would at the command line and vice versa. All of the commands are on a separate line in the config file right. Otherwise I'm not sure why entering the same commands manually would work but not in the config file.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

well that didn't work.I do not have dosbox file open with.I do have the files AUTHORS,copying and zmbv so if you can help me that would be grate.

Glenn Scrima said...

Are you missing the Dosbox config file or the Dosbox program itself? If you are missing the config file check out this guide below.

http://www.glennsguides.com/2009/06/config-file-is-missing-in-dobox-073-how.html

Best,
Glenn

Jeff said...

I followed the instructions, but when I opened dos box it said under cd warc2 that it was "unable to change to: warc2". what should I do?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Jeff, it sounds like the games files didn't extract into the right folder. When it is unable to use the cd, "change directory" command it means that directory doesn't exist within the one that contains Dosbox. I'd give extracting the game files a second try and just double check and make sure the file path given on the guide is the same you use to extract the game.

Best,
Glenn

Bas said...

For people having trouble with playing fullscreen, this worked for me: run dosbox in 640x480 (right-click, compatability, check the box). Fills the screen. You might have to drag the dosbox window a bit, though.

Anonymous said...

i did everything on the list, but whenever i start up dosbox to play the game, it doesnt automaticly start up. whats wrong?

Anonymous said...

okay, fixed it. but now, im dosbox, it is saying:

Z:\>c:
drive c doesnt not exist
you must mount it first!

Z:\>cd warc2
you are still on drive Z.change to a mounted drive with c:

Anonymous said...

OKAY, LAST THING, PROMISE. GOT IT IN C DRIVE. BUT IT IS SAYING IT IS UNABLE TO CHANGE TO WARC2. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOUR SUPPOSE TO PUT UNDER THE [AUTOEXEC] LINES? IT JUST WONT STARTUP WHEN I START DOSBOX

Anonymous said...

Hey. Thx for this whole guide but I got a problem ><

When I try to launch the game, I got this message :

ERROR :

Unable to find WARCRAFT II data file 'data\maindat.war'
The file 'war2.ini' contains the 'CDPATH' to your CD-ROM drive and may need to be modified if your CD-ROM drive has been reconfigured




I hope, you'll can help me.

note : I don't know if it's important but I'm on a laptop with Windows XP
I've put Warcraft2 folder in "C:\Jeux" (I'm french) and I've replaced "Games" by "Jeux" in your lines, but I don't know if it was a mistake or not.

Please answer me at this e-mail adress : vivaldi_du_14@hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Hi again, I'm from the previous comment, I'v found the data folder in an other attempt to install that game and I've copied it. Now it works. Thank you very much for the guide !

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem, enjoy the game!

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

hey jeff.. i followed all your instructions but it says it cannot change to war2c.. can u help me out?

Glenn Scrima said...

You computer might have extracted the war.exe file in a different directory. If the commands below don't work let me know where the war.exe file is located.

mount c c:\games\warcraft2
c:
war

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff.. I tried ur last instruction too but it just says illegal command.. My war2.exe file is located at C:\Games\Warcraft2..

Glenn Scrima said...

Are you running the game in Dosbox or outside Dosbox in Windows?

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Running the game in dosbox.. my shareware version works perfectly.. only this doesn't..

Glenn Scrima said...

What does it say when dosbox opens? Does the C: drive mount correctly. Where does the war.exe exist on your drive after you extracted the game files?

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

it mounts it correctly.. mount c as local directory in C:\Games\Warcraft2\
After mounting, it says illegal command for war..

My war2.exe file exists in the above mentioned folder..

Glenn Scrima said...

I just did a reinstall to check if any changes where made to their download. The guide works as before. I would copy and paste the mount commands to make sure there isn't any errors.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hey glenn.. i reinstalled it too.. its working now :) thanks a lot

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem enjoy the playing Warcraft again!

Best,
Glenn

Barry said...

Okay Glenn, I need some help.
Downloaded dosbox and warcraft2
installed everything to the letter
keeps asking me for the CD (which I don't have)
tried reinstalling, nothing.

or does this require the cd to play no matter what?

Toma said...

Hi Glenn,
firstable,I couldn't download the game from your link,but I've had it from torrent ( I don't know if this changes something about installation per se?).
Now,when I try to start the game via Dosbox it just opens the Dosbox and nothing. I don't know if I have to type anything in it to start the game?
When I start the game via WAR2.exe it opens,but I cannot play in a single mode because I don't have CD.
So what do I have to do to avoid this?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Toma, the link to download is on the site it's just not prominent and almost hidden for some reason. After clicking on the icon of the arrow pointing down click on the words "Lets Download the File". It's kind of hidden between two ads he has so it might take a second to spot it.

Best,
Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Barry are you using the Mr Old Games copy?

Best,
Glenn

Lopez said...

Hi I downloaded War2 from FilesTube because I can't access Mr old games.

I followed your instructions and when I run Dosbox it just says:
"Illegal command:war"

what should I do?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi the mount commands would be different from another site. I have a guide on how to make any adjustments.

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/01/dosbox-emulator-faq-how-to-mount-drive.html

Best,
Glenn

Lopez said...

Hey it worked! Thanks alot Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem enjoy playing Warcraft again!

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

i am Double clicking on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Warcraft2" folder and the game Warcraft 2 is not launching

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, what comes up in Dosbox is the C: drive mounted correctly and are any errors listed?

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

wow thank you so much for this info the game is running great... just wondering if you would know how to play edited games?? I'm using W2 Map editor but i cant load any of the files... thanks

Glenn Scrima said...

Thanks, I haven't used the map editor in a long time so I can't be of much help with using that though.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hi,can you play single player maps on warcraft 2? Cause I did not find them in Single Player Menu.

Anonymous said...

hey, i am having loads of trouble running the game in full screen mode, it runs fine as a window, but as soon as i go to full screen it lags terribly...just wondering how to correct this

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, I have a guide that should help with improving Dosbox performance:

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/05/how-to-improve-dosbox-performance-in.html

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot man, I really enjoyed this game (warcraft 2) before, now I can do it again

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem enjoy the game!

Best,
Glenn

mjjze87 said...

Hey, i downloaded it and did everything and works and plays but i can make senarios but i can't play on them, i dont have a custom senarios button in the single player button. Please help thanks zach

Anonymous said...

I am having the same problem as a few others here.
I can not play custom games, ie a 8 player game on a pud map.
Any help?
I have one version I downloaded that allows custom games, but crashes when i try and change the map.
The one found on oldgames lacks the option.
Thanks

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi mjjze87 this might have been disabled by mroldgames to save download size for the game. I haven't used this feature though.

Best,
Glenn

mjjze87 said...

how do you install it to your computer off the CD?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi mjjze87, I unfortunately don't have a CD copy of the game to test but you will need to mount your hard drive and CD-ROM drive and do the install in DOS (Dosbox). I have a guide that shows how to mount your drives to do this:

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/01/dosbox-emulator-faq-how-to-mount-drive.html

Best,
Glenn

mjjze87 said...

i did all that and i got the game to install an after it installs in comes up and says type war2 and it work, but when u close out of it and try to go back into it again it says full screen not supported and you got to reinstall it everytime to play the game

Nick said...

It constantly says illegal command. cd warc2 illegal command. war illegal command. It mounts it on the mount c c:\games\warcraft2 but otherwise it wont work. Ive tried mounting it from the CD as well and it wont work either. It says it wont install in DOS when I try the CD.

MrVyl said...

You were very imformative and i followed your instructions to the teeth for this BUT when i tried to open teh file i gtet a message saying your still in z drive please remount to a c:

Ranger said...

I put mine in c:\games\dos here goes...

mount c c:\games\dos\
c:
cd warcra~1
war

It plays fine but i can't load from the main menus or play custom games. Help! :{

Anonymous said...

It doesn't work for me, but then I'm an idiot with such things -_-

Ronald Glover said...

Dude i did everything that was posted to a tee and all i can run is the warcraft editor WTF???
rnglover2@gmail.com please respond

Sean said...

Thanks I used your guide for both warcraft 1 and 2. However I can not find any way to play the expansion, beyond the dark portal. Could I download it from someplace and go through the same steps or would I have to do something else special. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, Im not sure where (or if) a copy is available online but you would need different commands to run it. If you know of a site online that has it let me know.

Best,
Glenn

Andrew Beaton said...

Hi, I went through the entire Warcraft2 process, and it didn't work. I got a response in the DOS after the c: cd warc2 line saying, "Unable to change to: warc2"

Then, the next line which was c: war
it said, "illegal command: war"....

Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I followed all of the steps perfectly yet it still wont run. I have the exact same problem as Andrew Beaton. Can you help me solve this?
Thanks.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, what does it say when you open dosbox? Are you at the C:\> prompt or Z:\> prompt?

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

This is what mine says when I open it after i did all the steps. (i was the last anonymous comment)

Z:\>SETBLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H5 T6

Z:\>mount c c:\games\warcraft2
Drive C is mounted as local directory c:\games\warcraft2\

Z:\>c:

C:\>cd warc2
Unable to to change to: warc2.

C:\>war
Illegal command: war.

Anonymous said...

Glenn or anyone can u please help!!!

I have windows xp sp3
and i followed all the instructions
but iam having a problem

C:\>cd warc2
Unable to change to: warc2.

C:\>war
Illegal command: war.

Anonymous said...

*****Nevermind i download game from this website and it worked perfectly my advice to everyone is manuel write the stuff dont paste and copy and dont download game from any site only this one.

Alonso said...

hey where can i get the expansion (beyond the dark portal)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot! it took me forever to get it tho. i had the same problem with the warc2 not being legil or whatever but thats because i got it from a different source. Anyone to this applies:
You need to go to the designated site and find the warcraft2 game. Then click on the little download arrow pointing down. Then between the two google adds there will be a "lets dowload it" or something.Click on it and you'll start the download. its easy to miss because its not highlighted or anything.
Thanks a lot again. this made my day!

Anonymous said...

Hey, about warcraft2 install and stuff.
The only thing i have a prob with is that it only says i need to put a cd in to play the game, i can only vieuw the movies.
How can i fix that?
thnx

joe28h said...

Ok for the people who cannot seem to get the war2 file to work correctly. It will work if you follow the directions using the old guy link. If you use a different download link youlld need to make sure to the directory file is name warc2 for the warcraft game in dosbox.

Thanks glenn totally cool, man i grew up with these old school games and have been wanting to get them to work forever now thanks to you i can take a trip back in time!

Anonymous said...

hi,mike here..

I followed everything you wrote, but when i open dosbox at the end warcraft doenst start. i just get the messages:
Z:\>SETBLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H5 T6
Z:\mount c c:\games\warcraft2

and then nothing happens, please help.

tj said...

hey i followed ur directions and it keeps tellin me that i cant play without the cd what do i do

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi are you using the download from Mr. Old Games or from another site? I reinstalled the game after downloading it from there just to double check and it ran without any issues.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I installed the game (thanks for your guide, helped out a complete idiot like me)the game works perfectly but, there is SFX, but no BGM. any idea what i'm missing ?

JimmyJamz said...

I've downloaded the game from Mr. Old Games. I've also set up dosbox and successfully started the game. I can play the single player campaign but when I try and set up multiplayer through the ipx network it gives me a file number 6013 not found. What is the fix for this? I also have the game CD but I am unable to have it run properly through dosbox. Can you help with either problem? Thanks

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, the background music is available in the Mr. Old Games copy of the game. Check and see if any of the volume settings are turned all the way down in the Sound Options menu.

Best,
Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi I haven't tried out the multiplayer unfortunately. Your best bet would be a google search and see if anyone had a similar issue.

Best,
Glenn

Brian said...

Thanks, this works... but isn't the full program. I would like to be able to play a single scenario, myself versus a single AI. That's it. I don't want to play the campaigns. Isn't there anywhere to download the full version of this game, or what?

Anonymous said...

I Downloaded Warcraft 2 Tides of darkness, But when i try to move the screen in game, it goes to the other side of the map instantly. I cant move my screen without it going across the map. I have tryed to change the scroll option but it does nothing. Please help me.

Anonymous said...

Awesome man, I really appreciate your help in finding a way I can play warcraft2 again. I haven't played in so long. It was a classic back when I was in school.
Here's a shot in the dark, I have the expansion pack cd, think it would work somehow?

Anonymous said...

How to download it ffrom Mr. Old Games?

Anonymous said...

hey glenn i followed all the instructions and when i open dos box i get this:

------------------

z:\>mount c c:\games\warcraft2
Drive C is mounted as local directory c:\games\warcraft2

z:\>c:

C:\>cd warc2
unable to change to: warc2.

c:\>war
illegal command: war.

c:\>

-----------------
what could be the issue of why its not running warcraft2?

Jaguaruna said...

This is excellent! I can't believe I'm being able to play Warcraft 2 again!

Eagle said...

That's great, after 10 years now I can play this fantastic game again. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

im not a whizz by any means with computer but iv followed the guide and warcraft wont run, i double click on that dosbox and the box pops up and nothing happens, any idea or help, garry

Enora said...

Hey this is an awesome step-by-step and it works wonderfully.

I'm trying to compile a notepad collection of the keys to run differen't games since I don't want to have 30 different installations of dosbox on my computer, and I realized that the folders will differ? Since dosbox won't be in that folder with the game. Is this still possible to make run using the
mount c c:[wherever the game is]
c:
[and whatever else is specific to make that game run]

?

Anonymous said...

hey, i tried following your steps but nothing i do seems to work :/ can we talk on like skype or something so i can figure this out? thanks in advance

matt said...

that rocks mate! thanks so much for doing the complete step-by-step easy to follow and simple enough... keep up the good work :) of course had to leave one stupid question, do the keyboard shortcuts work or is it all done with mouse? thanks Glenn!!

igami07 said...

is this a full version or a demo version only?

Anonymous said...

anything for a new macbook pro???

angiea said...

To anyone having an issue with the scroll speed, open the dosbox config file. Open Start Menu, All Programs, Dosbox, Configuration and search for cpu "cycles", it's default is set to "auto". Change it to "20000" and you shouldn't have any problem controlling the speed with the slider now.

My question is can you run a script against dosbox once you have your Tides of Darkness image drive mounted? I'd like a single icon to run this game, without having to enter code each time I play. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

greg i keep getting this when trying to install i have tried over and over again and get this everytime

z:\> mount c c:\games\warcraft2\
drive c is mounted a local directory c:\ga,es\warcraft2\

z:\> c:

c:\> cd war 2
unable to change to: war 2

c:\> war 2
Illegal command: war 2

c:\>

joe1 said...

Hi, It's been a long time since I played this but how do I load the custom single player maps? Such as Alamo...at the main menu screen I only have the option of the campaign or multi-player. Thanks

joe1 said...

Hi, It's been a long time since I played this but how do I load the custom single player maps? Such as Alamo...at the main menu screen I only have the option of the campaign or multi-player. Thanks

Logan Henry said...

What if we already have Warcraft 2 installed and we want to get 1? I tried to install Dosbox in a different folder but it still has the same configurations as the other copy.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi make sure you create separate config files in each games folder using "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" command. If you use the "Dosbox 0.74 Options" file to save your autoexec commands it applies to any Dosbox you have installed on your hard drive regardless of what folder its in.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

No where to download it from!!!!!!!

Glenn Scrima said...

The game is available for download from Mr. Old Games (see link above).

Best,
Glenn

Kaleb said...

Hey guys!
Thanks for the great game! Now if only I can get some help to load it haha. I constantly receive the error report "this system does not support fullscreen mode". I made sure that the fullscreen settings read 'false' in the config fyle. Any tips on how to fix? thanks!

Anonymous said...

When I run warcraft in dosbox it says I need a disk to play. Help!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your guide I got WCII up and running ... but I cant play skirmishes just the campaign stuff. I thought you used to be able to play skirmishes on WCII. Am I wrong about that or did I do something wrong?

Anonymous said...

Hey Glenn I am having one bit of trouble i get it to load just fine but when i start to play the game it asks me to put a cd in the drive it wont let me play the campain?? Why is this?

Anonymous said...

thanks mate it was good to play this classic game again :)

btw for those that get an error when starting dosbox the problem 9 times out of 10 will be its not the correct directory path.

mount c c:\games\warcraft2
c:
cd warc2
war2

im no expert but above is the pathway the dosbox needs to follow to run correctly for example i had a warcraft2 folder in my warcraft2 folder im not sure why maybe i downloaded it wrong.

all i needed to do to set the path directory right is change the name of the warcraft2 folder inside the primary warcraft folder to warc2 & it worked fine.

hope that wasn't too confusing basically its looking for the programs to run in that warc2 folder so make sure it can find them.

now if i can just find the download to beyond the dark portal ill be golden :)

Anonymous said...

sweet i got the expansion pack Beyond The Dark Portal :) for those that are interested ill explain what i did...

1. downloaded bitlord torrent downloader.

2. downloaded BTDP torrent from thepiratebay.

3. copied the files of the torrent.

4. pasted them & overwrote the tides of darkness files i got from mr old games & this guide.

i kept the dosbox config file exactly the same & vola when i play now it has BTDP campaigns :)

Anonymous said...

continued...

opps forgot

2.5 don't forget to unzip the torrent files :P

allen said...

why i cant play custom scenerios?

dfdfdfd said...

there is no "extract all" when i right click the "warcraft2"..
nid help plz>>>

dfdfdfd said...

z:\> mount c c:\games\warcraft2\
drive c is mounted a local directory c:\ga,es\warcraft2\

z:\> c:

c:\> cd war 2
unable to change to: war 2

c:\> war 2
Illegal command: war 2

c:\>





what's wrong?? help plzzz

Anonymous said...

Any ideas on installing and running the expansion? Beyond The Dark Portal?

To install the first game i used:

mount c C:\Warcraft2\

mount d F:\ -t cdrom

D:

SETUP

then made a short cut to play the game. I have an image of the CD and an emulator, when i try to use the same method to install the expansion it doesn't work. any help would be appreciated

Anonymous said...

Finally figured it out. Changed the folder name from Warcraft 2 to Warc2

SUCCESS!

Côdy said...

Hey I hope you still check this? I installed warcraft using your guide and the game from mr old games. Everything works fine but the custom scenario doesn't show up on the menu screen. Do I need a patch or something?

David said...

Hey Glenn, do you know anything about this:
ERROR:
File number 6013 not found

Press any key...

It comes up right after I click create game. I am playing Warcraft 2 using DOSbox0.74 and the IPX tunneling that it enables. I have made the IPX network with the ipxnet commands in Dosbox.

Nerion said...

Could you please shiw us how to upload Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal as well?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this, it is indeed a blast from the past =)

Unknown said...

local directory is a great place to start when searching the internet. There are so many great sites and ideas. What more could I want?

Anonymous said...

thank you!

Anonymous said...

as a hugh fan of warcraft since the days of orcs and humans at age 8 i had to download it due to not being able to find this anywhere. after i got it up and running it says i need a cd did i punch a command in wrong or something? wondering if you can tell me what i did wrong thanks, lathorian

Anonymous said...

When I try to load Warcraft 2 using DosBox (I followed all the instructions) instead of launching the game it does this.

Usage:
war [options]

Options:
file=(filename) -- use alternate config file [default=config.war]

I also had to change some of the test that your guide says to do for atleast this to come up :(

Please help!

Anonymous said...

text instead of test TYPO!

Anonymous said...

when i open DOSbox in my C:\Games\Warcraft2 it wont pull up warcraft 2 any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Hi there! first of all thanks for the guides, I can't believe I'm playing warcraft1&2 on windows 7!! I got warcraft 1 working just fine with a config file and all, and I am wondering if there is a way to make a second config for warcraft 2? all I did to make it work was unzip the warcraft2 game into c:\games\warcraft2 and then added a shortcut for dosbox. to get it to run I just type in what you said to put in the config. when i tried to write a new config file it just erased the one I had in c:\games\warcraft

AaronBowles said...
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AaronBowles said...

Thank you Glenn!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the instructions, worked a treat. I was wondering how i go about opening up previously saved games to continue through campaigns and stuff? is it possible?
thanks,

Anonymous said...

So I've been looking through the posts. And it seems as if you just don't respond to the questions about the game requesting a cd upon selecting single player. Just curious if you don't know how to fix it or what. Game opens fine. The only issue I see at all Is when dosbox is launching it. I see the error unable to change to warc2 Guessing that's the mount command and it's not working for some reason? any help would be appreciated

Anonymous said...

i followed the steps above but when i click on dosbox nothing happens...

Aristotle's Muse said...

You have resurrected a part of my childhood. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You have full filled apart of my life back. Thank you. But the only problem is when I go to edit a map I can do so but when I go to save or open or save as... it just exits out. What is the problem with that??

Diego velitas said...

hi man I have a problem with the execution of the game it says: the version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you are running check the computer's system information to see if you need an x86 version (32bit or x64 ... can you help me ........?!!

Anonymous said...

I have the actual disc for this game and I have a laptop with windows 7. Is there any way I could get that to work instead of downloading it? All I get is the message "Unsupported 16 bit application. Any help on this would be great. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Glenn, I installed per your instructions for Warcraft 2. When I double-click on my DOSBOX icon in c:games/warcraft2 I get a pink screen that gives me some types of 'credits' screen from a "hybrid.com"

Is this something you've heard of or seen before?

Thanks, Kevin

Anonymous said...

anyway to get the expansion?? i need a real challenge and beyond the dark portal would be SWEET

Mike said...

Hallo,

How come i cannot choose the "custom game" option?
Just play a single map instead of a campaign?

San said...

hey i have downloaded the file and extracted it to my c:\games\warcraft2


mount c c:\games\warcraft2
c:

but when i try to open it in dosbox
it says that the directory doesn't exist and neither does drive c. got no idea what is wrong.
pls pls pls help

Anonymous said...

Which program is it in the Warcraft 2 folder that runs the game? there are 4: WAR2, another WAR2, WAR shortcut, and WAR. I ran all of them, the first two coming up with this screen titled "hybrid." the WAR shortcut just says "Invalid file name." and i have to close the application. The final WAR program just opens up DOS and the screen goes black, and it disappears. Help!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have installed the game and everything works except that there is no speech during the mission briefing and no opening cinematics played and when I click on replay intro from the main menu noting happens. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

I followed the instructions but when I finally double clicked dosbox it opened and nothing happened.

Will said...

I got the game opened but it wont let me play unless I insert the "CD". Please help.

Anonymous said...

sir glenn, it doesn't work... dos is always saying invalid command in war2... what should I do??

Anonymous said...

How do you play the in game videos? None of them play for me.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the detail in instructions and time put into it! total rocks!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have a few questions for you. I don't know if these were answered or not, I don't have time to look through all of the comments...

1. Do we really have to install the games on the C partition?

2. If I want to install more than one game, then how is this done? For instance, you guide says to install the dosbox program onto the C:\Games\name of the game\directory. Can't we install the dosbox into the right folder, such as "C:\Program Files\dosbox" and the games into separate folders and other partitions as well (doesn't necessarily have to be C:\...)?

Please e-mail me with your answer (if you have time to do this) to my address: borosrobi@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, yes you can install games on a drive other than the C: drive. All you need to do is change the drive letter in the guide with the one you are using (following the other instructions as before). You can also install more than one game using the methods in this guide.

Anonymous said...

does it work with windows 7?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, yes this guide works for Windows 7.