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Castles: Siege and Conquest

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Castles_Siege_and_Conquest.SIT (8.18 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (15.81 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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CastlesSiegeConquest.toast_.sit (511.81 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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castles-siege-conquest.sit (9.63 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Also known as Castles II: Siege & Conquest on other computers, there are two versions, one that was published on 3.5" floppy disks, and a CD-ROM version with extra movies.

Fourth DL above are of Disk Copy 4.2 image files of the original install media. Original disks supplied by themacmeister.
md5 checksum: d8292819634960ed33f0690caf5c7590 *castles-siege-conquest.sit

Below is a Toast image of the CD version, compressed with StuffIt 5.5

"Can you survive the drama of medieval diplomacy, treachery and power? To win, you must defeat native militias, subjugate the land with castles, feed and maintain the people, forge diplomatic alliances, appease the church and unite the land." --Macintosh Multimedia & Product Registry Volume 9, No.4 - 1996


If you like strategy games, get this one! Even though it's sort of simple by today's standards, it has a great interface and the background stories really make the game interesting. (I only wish there were more of them.) Best of all, it's the most fun strategy game I've ever played!

C:DOS Abandonware
About This Particular Macintosh

Architecture: 68k

Any 256 Color Macintosh
System 6.0.7 or higher
2MB RAM minimum
QuickTime 1.5 or higher


ameath's picture
by ameath - 2018, October 14 - 7:06pm

There is a military function called “policing the realm”. Whenever it is active you can catch saboteurs before they succeed in their mission. If I remember correctly, the more points you allocate to the function, the higher your chances of successfully detecting sabotage attempts.

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by Bolkonskij - 2018, October 13 - 12:17pm

Does anyone know how I can avoid getting sabotaged all the time? It's really draining my resources ...

ameath's picture
by ameath - 2017, February 19 - 10:19am

Can anyone upload some scans of the original box for the CD release? I have the original CD but lost the box years ago.

I found that this game is prone to random crashing in SheepShaver, but in Mini vMac it is quite stable. The only problem is that the introduction and documentary movies will not always play back properly in Mini vMac due to the incomplete Macintosh II emulation (which has a negative effect on QuickTime in particular).

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by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 17 - 12:07am

If I remember right, patience pays off if you wait for the third marriage offer. Loved that you could build your own castles in this.

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by mrdav - 2013, June 7 - 2:15pm

I have re-uploaded the CD version that was here once

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by MCP - 2012, October 2 - 4:05am

First, I've uploaded to the site a new archive with disk images from original media and the previously included patch on its own disk image, all together with docs found on the web and taken from what documentation I actually possess. And an updater I found, also on its own disk image.

Second, I've uploaded the CD version to Mediafire (it's too big for the Mac Garden) and included a link in the description field. Personally I'd go with the floppy version.

UPDATE: Had to remove the Mediafire link, but I've updated the floppy version's archive with doc scans of the actual Mac package, etc.

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by Adrian232 - 2011, September 7 - 6:50am

LOVE this game, and have been looking for the Mac version for a long time.

However, this version doesn't work. All I get is an Internal Error -51 when I try to run it, and even the crack that comes bundled with it complains that the program information is incorrect. I'm using SheepShaver and tried OS 7.5.3 - 9.0, all with the same result.

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by bertyboy - 2011, May 25 - 7:42pm

Grr, I thought I had uploaded images of the original install media, but appartently this is a Finder copy of the installed version. I suppose that it's cracked too, so there is no security question from the manual.

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by hunter13 - 2011, May 25 - 3:56pm

Great game. I love it.

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by IIGS_User - 2009, October 17 - 3:59pm

apparently this is Castles II: Siege and Conquest

I thought I edited the game entry to add this information, but it seems i did not. Sad

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by machspeed5 - 2009, October 17 - 2:13am

apparently this is Castles II: Siege and Conquest, but the mac release was known simply as Castles: Siege and Conquest. I was scratching my head about that for a while. Wink

Use to play this game on my LC 575, but I only had the demo and the music is firmly ingrained in my head. Wink

thanks for the share!