The Settlers 2 - Gold Edition Game Free Download Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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


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.

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Free game download unavailableThe 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).

Dosbox homepage
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.

Dosbox install
Settlers 2 Windows Vista folderNext: 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
c:
s2

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".

Extracting the Settlers 2 zip
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.

Zip extraction program

Retro Strategy Goodness!:

The Settlers 2 PC game screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\Settlers2" folder and the game The Settlers 2 will launch, enjoy!

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?

38 comments:

lewisdj said...

Hi i have followed your instructions but when i try to run from dos box it says quote
sg2 is a illegal command and the game won't load can you give me any help thanks.

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi I would extract the files one more time just to make sure they are in the right directory. Also double check the autoexec commands for errors as it has to be one of these two that is keeping the game from loading.

Best,
Glenn

Strategy Geek said...

I found this Settlers 2 download page. You should add it too. I remember to give orders too build something and when i came back from lunch those orders where made... eheheh great game

Strategy Geek said...

I found this Settlers 2 download page. You should add it too. I remember to give orders too build something and when i came back from lunch those orders where made... eheheh great game

Andras said...

What should I do if nothing happens after starting s2g? The cursor is blinking - nothing more. No error message.

Glenn Scrima said...

Did the cd sg2 command work before that?

Best,
Glenn

Andras said...
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Andras said...

Yes, generally dosbox works fine, I can even start Settlers I.

For Settlers II.: cd sg2 is ok, but after entering sg2 and Enter, there is no response.

Glenn Scrima said...

It sounds like sg2.exe isn't in the folder. Double check and see if it is in the folder. If it extracted somewhere else do a search then drag and drop it back and see if that helps at all.

Best,
Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

Strategy Geek I just updated the guide with the new download site thanks for the tip!

Best,
Glenn

Andras said...

If sg2.exe was not in the folder, dosbox would say:
"Illegal command" and would give the prompt back.
In my case dosbox is totally stuck after trying to run sg2.exe

But I gave up already, thanks for helping!

Andras said...

I downloaded s2 from the new download site. It works with it! Thank your for your help!

Anonymous said...

Hey Glenn,
Thanks for the instructions. However I'm finding that when I double click dosbox, dosbox doesn't play Settlers2, it just shows it's usual self. I did use a different Settlers2 download from the recommended though.
Lihp

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, which site did you download your copy from?

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Thanks mate, it worked like a charme on my vista laptop!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I've been searching for a while on how to get settlers 2 working but until I found this page No site properly explained it to me.

Andreas Lium said...

Works fine expect that I got no sound. Any tips on this problem?

Andreas Lium said...

Works fine, except that the audio is missing. Any tips?

Anonymous said...

just got this running on windows & ult. 64 Excellent XD

Editor won't load, anyway to get this going?

Anonymous said...

nevermind.

mount c c:\games\settlers2
c:
cd s2g
s2edit

simply adding edit to the last line does the trick in the config \o/

PedroF said...

Hi, I've installed follwing the instructions, tried to play this game, and when I click on roman campaign-> play chapter, the game aborts and an error message is displayed: Exit to error: INT: Gate Selector points to illegal descriptor with type 0. How can I solve this?

Regards

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Pedro, this could be a specific error with Dosbox 0.73. Dosbox just released Dosbox 0.74 a few days ago with a ton of updates and fixes. I'd try using this version of Dosbox and see if the problem persists.

Best,
Glenn

magnus gunnarsson said...

WORKS PERFECT <<--

Anonymous said...

I've installed everything as you said but after I complete the first mission on Roman campaign it doesn't unlock the second. Help ?

D Man said...

Hi,
I'm having a problem similar to previous posts. After reading all the posts, it seems like that problem hasn't been resolved; but when I try to run The Settlers II, it just "shows it's usual self" as someone said.
I've tried everything discussed here: I tried different download sites, checked the autoexec code, and I've replaced all the files more than once. How can I get this to work?
Note: I have Oregon Trail and The Settlers I working fine.

D Man said...

Forgot to mention:
I'm running Windows XP.

Anonymous said...

Guys I don't have any words.
My compliments ... that's the least I can say :)
After 15 years I can play one of my favourite childhood games ever and the taste from that time has been woken up again.
O my ...
You are great!!!

Christian said...

hey!
I have the game running, but when I go to "unlimited play" in the menu and try to select a scenario, the game crashes and says it can't find the maps directory. I've checked and they're there... What do I do?

rozer said...

Hi glenn
i am on the stage of your guide that tells you to - place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\settlers2
c:
cd s2g
s2

i have spent hours on trying to find a way to open the config file but theres no ''open with'' option when i right click so i cannot get in and find [autoexec]: :(
please give me some info on how i can compelte the guide to an awsome game i used to spend countless hours on when i was younger - would really appreciate it! - Thanks, Rory

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Rory, another quick alternative to creating and editing the dosbox.conf file is using the "Dosbox 0.74 Options" file. You can double click on it and it will bring up all the same settings to edit.

Best,
Glenn

Cmx said...

Nice !! IT WORKS !! Thx

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem, enjoy!

Best,
Glenn

Mareike said...

Thx from Germany :)

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem, enjoy!

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

i have followed your instructions but i can,t download the settlers2 goldedition
from the site
can you help

tyler said...

@Anonymous
I actually just realized that if you use the site he has in bold (Mr. Old Games) you can get it from there for free too, originally when i tried it i couldnt get it to download, but i just now found out that you have to literally click on "Lets download the game".. Dont click on either of the links that are in there with it, it wont download if you do, it'll just take you to another site... Anyways, just thought i'd let ya know. Catch ya later.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the help! It worked fine!