Dear Abandonia visitors: We are a small team that runs one of the largest DOS Games websites in the world. We have only 3 members of staff, but serve 450,000 users and have outgoing costs like any other top site for example: our servers, power, rent, programs, and staff. Abandonia is something special. It is a library of old games for you to download. It is like an old gaming arcade with all the old games in their original format. Abandonia is a place where you can find great old games and have fun four hours and years. To protect our independence, we are dependent of our friends using the site. We run on donations averaging around 6 USD (5 Euro). If everyone reading this gave the price of a cup of coffee, our fundraiser would be made easier. If Abandonia is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online for another year. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Abandonia.

When Abandonia was founded it was to collect and present all old games where the copyright protection had been abandoned, hence the term ’abandonware’ and the site name Abandonia.com. We are still doing our best to keep the site open and free and will appreciate your support to help it stay that way.

‐ Thank you from the Abandonia Team

We are trying to make it easy for people in every country to donate. Please let us know how we could make it easier for you.

Please give whatever you can to help us.

Amount: Currancy:

or
select language!
English
password:
not a member yet? register here! forgot your password? reset here!

Download Warcraft II

Warcraft II
 
Producer:
Publisher:
Year:
Keywords:
Size:
108661 kb
Compability:

 

Download




 
It's no mistake that World of Warcraft is one of the world's most popular games. Blizzard has worked hard to lend prevalence to people and places in that world. From the lich king Arthas to the cursed, unrequited lover of Illidan Stormrage and from the Khaz Modan mountains to the rugged wastes of Durotar, the people and places in the Warcraft universe are almost tangible, and the seeds of that presence can be seen in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and the expansion pack, Beyond the Dark Portal.
 
Warcraft II is what you think it would be—an update and improvement over Warcraft and a predecessor to Warcraft III. It improves on Warcraft's already solid graphics and sound. It includes videos during the campaign, and it amends some of the more lackluster gameplay elements from the original Warcraft. Most notably, the player can now select more than one unit at a time, up to nine. Unfortunately, it isn't until Warcraft III (or the Battle.net edition of this second instalment) that players are able to hotkey or group certain units together. So in Warcraft II you will always have to click the units you wish to command; thus, it is difficult, but not impossible, to coordinate large or multi-pronged attacks as well as a coordinated defense. However, clever use of the other resources in the game can overcome these shortcomings, such as the use of patrols and hotkeying positions on the map to recall later.
 
The AI, both that of your units and that of the enemy computer, are not as bright as they could be. Too often, units will decide to attack a building on their own and then ignore the archers that start shooting at them.
 
Fans of the Warcraft series or of RTS games in general will find the familiar resource collecting, scouting, and tech trees that make up the genre. For those who are unfamiliar, the manual includes a tutorial. One of the more interesting bridges between the first and third instalments, Warcraft II introduces hero units. In Tides of Darkness they are just more capable versions of base units, like paladins. In Beyond the Dark Portal they are far more capable versions.
 
While the game has some gameplay issues, they are relatively minor, easily overcome, and easily overlooked given the enjoyable nature of the game and its great looks. With an Orc campaign and a Human campaign you can choose to destroy or save all of Lordaeron. Then, when your appetite for destruction or heroism is appeased, you can invade or defend the Orc homeworld of Draenor. The choice is yours.
 
Oh, and one last similarity between Warcraft II and III: if you click on a sheep about twenty times, it explodes. Download the game, load the scenario mutton.pud, and give it a try.
 
How to run the game:

This is the DOS version of the game. To run it, you must use DOSBox and start WAR2.bat, and the game must be mounted so that there's a C:\WAR2 directory visible inside DOSBox. Due to the nature of the solution used to make both the base game and the expansion available as a single package, this download will not work outside of DOSBox without changes. You can get around that by burning the contents of the TOD and DP directories to a CD for each (TOD = Tides Of Darkness, DP = Beyond the Dark Portal) and changing the CD drive letter in War2.ini.

Notes:

This version is a rip. It does not contain the Redbook Audio music tracks from the game discs (the reason music works is that the game also contains a MIDI version of it).


advertisment

Reviewed by: Elpenor / Screenshots by: Japo / Uploaded by: The Fifth Horseman / share on facebook
 

User Reviews

Warcraft II
Posted on: 2013-06-16 by nowickim
As with most things, timing is everything. This game was released in 1995 when DOS/Win3.11 systems were still prevalent. Just as a stand alone 1 player game it was excellent, a nicely rendered and challenging real-time-strategy game. Graphics were great for its day, and the sounds and speech of the characters you ordered around were great. I recall setting up a small Lan to try multi-player Warcraft II - wow what an addiction that was. One PC had to "host" the game (actually have the cd in cdrom) while, in this case, the other two machines had the game installed but no cd needed. It was awesome. You can still achieve this by having all three pc's load IPX/SPX on their network cards and plug all 3 pc's into a hub.... But I digress. Bottom line - great game standing alone, beyond great when playing friends on a network........

If you like this game, you will also like

 
genre:
Strategy
theme:
Futuristic, Sci-Fi,
perspective:
 
genre:
Strategy
theme:
Fantasy,
perspective:
 
genre:
Strategy
theme:
Futuristic, Sci-Fi,
perspective:
 
genre:
Strategy
theme:
Sci-Fi,
perspective:


Your Ad Here