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Master of Orion 2

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by RyanB, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. RyanB

    RyanB Guest
    Thread Starter

    Can someone *PLEASE* create a way to run this game? It's like 15 years old at this point (so from a hardware standpoint it would take nothing for our phones to run it). It's even been re-released, with the origional, for like $6 w/o DRM.

    Master of Orion, Outcast Now Available on GOG - Techweet

    Given that it's been made legally available, and on the cheap, now seems like an awfully good time to get this going on Android.



  2. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    Londonderry, UK
    I've never played MOO2 - I tried MOO3 and thought it was awful, but then so did MOO2 veterans. It being available doesn't mean you can easily copy it on to another platform.


    I'm thinking of doing Android development when my current contract expires in a couple of months and a space 4X game is something I was thinking about today. I like open-ended games which involve creativity and this is an interesting direction. It's rather full on for my first Android app but I'm giving it serious consideration.

    Edit: Looking at the screenshots on GOG (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/master_of_orion_1_2), some of the art/UI is very similar to what I have in mind, I'm a bit freaked out. Most is nothing like what I have in mind but the bits that overlap are unsettlingly similar. Hmm.
  3. SirSlayer

    SirSlayer Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    QA Engineer
    San Diego, CA.

    Check out this game, It has a demo and is similar but its real time....spent quite a bit of time on the demo even.

  4. aloysiuscarl

    aloysiuscarl New Member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Greatest strategy game of all time. I love MOO 2 and still play it. I've tried Galactic Civ II and it just doesn't quite have the same feel for me. It is generally the first game I install on every computer I have gotten since 5 of them, partly because it is so easy to setup to play without inserting the CD.
  5. RyanB

    RyanB Guest
    Thread Starter

    No doubt, was playing it tonight. It's why I'm hoping for a port, or emulator, or SOMETHING. I'd gladly pay for it too.

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  6. necator

    necator New Member

    May 22, 2011
    With the app aDosbox works MOO2 on android. I test it with the Iconia A500.
  7. cyone

    cyone New Member

    May 31, 2012
    Could someone (necator?) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give a rough tutorial how to get it working?
    Whatever i try, aDosBox just returns "Illegal command: win" when i try to run the setup.exe
  8. vorgen

    vorgen New Member

    Nov 18, 2012
    Well, You mustn't use setup.exe as it is Windows version of the MOO2. Use install.exe and proceed with installation. After that go to MPS\Orion2 directory and write orion2. That's all.

    Of course You may need to set some emulator options to get it working. I use DosBox Turbo as it is fast :) (worth few $ or zlotys in my case).

    Let me know if someone still have problems with it. I managed to get it working with nice speed and good sound.

    Personally I think Master of Orion 2 is one of the best TBS games of all time. So, when I managed to get it working on my smartphone my face was like that :D .

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