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Windows 7: Master of Orion II - Anyone got it to work correctly?

11 Aug 2010   #21

Windows 7

I realized my solution above didn't work unless firefox was loaded - and it had to be on the windows 7 forum or else it didn't work.

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12 Aug 2010   #22

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64

I just Downloaded Dplay.dll and put in system it will add Directplay from directX 5-8 era emulation and it will work on vista and 7 also enabled Compatibility and other driver tweaks. But it worked better with Virtual pc and windows 2000 SP4RU2 seamless mode and full screen and no prob due to DirectDraw/Direct3D EMU on GPU. or get it from Good Old Games all setup for newer pc's (integrated DOS BOX into game)
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12 Nov 2010   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here's how I got it to work FINALLY on Windows Ultimate x64!! And it didn't require any scripts.

First - Install the game
Second - Change the compatibility to Windows XP (SP2) - 256 color - 640 x 480 resolution - Admin mode
Third - Copy the entire CD into a folder on your HD. I put mine in a folder named "CD" inside my Orion 2 install folder
Forth - Open the folder on the CD called DIRECTX and find the file called DPLAY.DLL and copy it to your install directory.
Last - Edit the file called orioncd.ini inside your install directory. There should be a path in the file that looks like this "H:\" only it will point to whatever letter your CD Rom drive is set as. Change the path to the folder you copied the CD to, in my case it is "D:\Master of Orion 2\CD\". Close and save.

Tada! The game runs without the CD and all color/compatibility issues are solved. I really hope this helps someone else because I've been wanting to play this game for the past week and the color issue was driving me crazy.
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05 Jan 2011   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Master of Orion2 Difficulties

I have the actual game disc for Master of Orion 2 but when I click install, nothing happens. I waited for over an half an hour. Can anyone help me?
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08 Jan 2011   #25

windows 7 home premium

The fix I listed earlier in the thread is based on the fact you have successfully installed it on another non-windows 7 computer. You then copy and paste the entire MOO2 folder to your windows 7 computer.
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24 Jan 2011   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I wanted to confirm that SaltySquid's instructions work great. The one thing I did differently is I didn't install the game. I copied the MOO2 folder from my XP system to my new Win7 Pro 64-bit system and then did all the steps from #2 and works like a charm. Thanks dude! :)
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06 Mar 2011   #27

Windows 7 Professional x64

I also had compatability problems getting the install program to work. For all of you that have had that problem use DOSBOX to run both the install.exe and then later orion2.exe to play the game. DOSBOX works much better than windows compatability troubleshooting. There is a youtube video showing the keystrokes to use to install and to play. YouTube - How to install Master of Orion 2 on Vista/Win7 w/ DOSBox

Happy Hunting. Made me sad to see how many people started their solutions with 1. Install the game, when half the ppl are saying that is the problem they are having.
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07 Mar 2011   #28

Windows 7 home

Landsly --

Did you have any issues updating to a new patch?
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06 Apr 2011   #29

Windows 7 32 premium 32bit

Im sorry I dont understand on how to fix this graphics issue, I am very slow at the computer can someone please explain this in simple terms and/or step by step? I really want to play MOO2 bad.
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07 Apr 2011   #30

Windows 7 32 premium 32bit
Still having issues

Im still having graphic iussues and im not to smart when it comes to computers.
Can anyone give my some easy step by step to fix this? I really want to play MOO2 with out it looking all funky. thank you
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