Master of Orion 2 is a superb strategy game. It was released in year 1996. It is year 2015 now and I still conquer the galaxy now and then, when I really have nothing better to do.
Let’s assume, that
c:\Games\ORION2CD is the directory with the installation files. Start the DOSBox, mount the directory with games, install the game to
c:\ORION2 and setup soundcards (first listed soundcards worked for me):
mount c: c:/games c: cd ORION2CD INSTALL.EXE
You can upgrade the game to any released patch by replacing files in
c:\ORION2 with patched files. Patch 1.31 is recommended because it brings various improvements to the UI (e.g. ship refit screen).
Let’s create a convenient shortcut which launches the game. Here is the final setup:
Directory of c:\Games 01/04/2015 10:15 PM <DIR> . 01/04/2015 10:15 PM <DIR> .. 01/04/2015 10:16 PM <DIR> ORION2 01/04/2015 10:23 PM 108 orion2.conf 01/04/2015 10:16 PM 1,978 orion2.lnk 01/04/2015 10:14 PM <DIR> ORION2CD 2 File(s) 2,086 bytes
These are the contents of
[sdl] windowresolution=1300x975 output=overlay [autoexec] mount c: c:/games c: cd orion2 orion2.exe
And here is the target of
"C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74\DOSBox.exe" -conf "c:\games\orion2.conf" -noconsole -exit
Careful though! The game causes severe addiction ! 🙂