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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.
Best Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
The House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions
Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:
Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)
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.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Warcraft2 folder within it. Locate and click on the Dosbox Options file.
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
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".
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.
For the Alliance!:
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!
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