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  • How to get Civ2 working in Windows 10.

    There are a few new problems that have cropped up that weren't present in Windows 7 that anyone who wants to play civ2 has to do to get the program. First off you need the patched version that allows you to enter in city names.

    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threa...elease.468173/

    This is mastermind's Civ 2 patcher for 65 bit OSes. Worked fine with windows 7, but you'll still need it to get Civ 2 working in windows 10.

    After you've patched your version, you'll get a Civ2 without wonder videos or heralds.

    The issue here is a documented change in Windows 10 to depreciate the indeo video drivers. I had a file up here with the drivers for those lacking them, but that file with the indeo drivers, can be found here:

    https://www.free-codecs.com/indeo_codec_download.htm

    These are the correct Indeo Codecs.

    However, once you're done installing the Indeo drivers, you're not yet done. You're going to have to re-enable them as Windows 10 actually depreciates them entirely.

    To do so, follow the instructions in this forum thread here:

    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threa...solved.362336/

    And follow Foxahead's post.

    And there you go. All the wonder videos and CIv2 the way it was meant to be played.

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    All that tech stuff confuses me so i go buy an old second hand computer, with an obsolete version of Windows, to play old games.

    The second hand computer costs me about A$80 Australian.

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    • #3
      It's not hard. Just follow the steps. There just one game I haven't been able to get to work on my newer computer and that's KOTOR due to the graphics issue. I've considered doing that or making a partition with win 7 on my win 10 machine so that I can play everything. How are you doing braindead?
      Scouse Git (2) La Fayette Adam Smith Solomwi and Loinburger will not be forgotten.
      "Remember the night we broke the windows in this old house? This is what I wished for..."
      2015 APOLYTON FANTASY FOOTBALL CHAMPION!

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      • #4
        An XP Partition would be ideal, then you can play Dungeon Keeper.
        I am not delusional! Now if you'll excuse me, i'm gonna go dance with the purple wombat who's playing show-tunes in my coffee cup!
        Rules are like Egg's. They're fun when thrown out the window!
        Difference is irrelevant when dosage is higher than recommended!

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        • #5
          It's weird that they haven't re-released it for download through something like Steam.

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          • #6
            Have you tried dos box?
            Try http://wordforge.net/index.php for discussion and debate.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by giblets View Post
              It's weird that they haven't re-released it for download through something like Steam.
              GoG has it, actually they may have fixed the psychedelic colours that i got trying to run it on any OS newer than XP......
              https://www.gog.com/game/dungeon_kee...SAAEgLeVPD_BwE
              I am not delusional! Now if you'll excuse me, i'm gonna go dance with the purple wombat who's playing show-tunes in my coffee cup!
              Rules are like Egg's. They're fun when thrown out the window!
              Difference is irrelevant when dosage is higher than recommended!

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              • #8
                Should have really managed to produce a Civ 3 in all those yrs. Lazy bastards
                Blah

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                • #9
                  Yeah, something like Civ2 but better

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by giblets View Post
                    Yeah, something like Civ2 but better
                    Test of Time Patch Project is good.
                    More units, more terrains, more events....
                    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threa...rfield.651341/
                    I am not delusional! Now if you'll excuse me, i'm gonna go dance with the purple wombat who's playing show-tunes in my coffee cup!
                    Rules are like Egg's. They're fun when thrown out the window!
                    Difference is irrelevant when dosage is higher than recommended!

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                    • #11
                      I still say dos box.
                      Try http://wordforge.net/index.php for discussion and debate.

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                      • #12
                        Tried Civ 3. Epic fail. Love Civ II.
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                        He also hates Texans and Australians, he does diversify." ~ Braindead

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by giblets View Post
                          Yeah, something like Civ2 but better
                          We should make a wishlist of things we want to see in Civ3!!
                          "The world is too small in Vorarlberg". Austrian ex-vice-chancellor Hubert Gorbach in a letter to Alistar [sic] Darling, looking for a job...
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                          • #14
                            Did that at the time. They ignored me.
                            Try http://wordforge.net/index.php for discussion and debate.

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                            • #15
                              Civ IV BTS is a superb upgrade from the awesome Civ II -- IMHO. And IV is on Steam.
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