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The Settlers 2 is a real time strategy game released in 1996. It is the second game in the series and arguably the best of the Settlers franchise. The game lets you control your own empire and the men and resources that sustain it and lead to its growth. You begin with serfs who are the staple unit to getting things done in the game. They can work collecting resources such as food, ore and lumber. They can also be upgraded into soldiers and used expand your empire through military might. The options are many for this title as is the fun moments. If you are an RTS fan you definitely should check out this game, if you haven't already.
First Download The Free Game The Settlers 2 - Gold Edition:
Choose from one of the following sites.
Abandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions
XTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions
Free Game Empire : 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\Settlers2. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.
Next: Open the Games folder then the Settlers2 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\settlers2
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.
Now Lets Extract The Settlers 2 Free Game Download:
First: Right click on The Settlers 2 game file you downloaded 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 Settlers 2 game files, select "C:\Games\Settlers2" . When you're done click "Extract" and The Settlers 2 game files will begin to extract.
Retro Strategy Goodness!:
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Settlers2" folder and the game The Settlers 2 will launch, enjoy!
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