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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

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MasterOfOrionII1.4.0.sit_.bin (197.97 MB)
MD5: 68425715b514083e8113b0a9224efbd8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MD5: 580a0512d304e78630fb0c19c18779e2
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Master_of_Orion_2_cheaters.sit (205.44 KB)
MD5: e78d0a55306e7c6649b2d317c8181628
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game is still available from its publisher
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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares lets the player forge an empire to span a universe. You colonize unknown planets and trade with other races for their knowledge. Research new technology and construct your own spaceships.

Conquer alien star systems to secure the resources that will guarantee your supremacy. Only then will you be able to defeat the evil Antarans, who lurk in the coldest reaches of space, warmed by one all-consuming passion... revenge!

Note for 68k Macs: If you happen to get the "unimplemented trap" error, install Apple's CFM-68k Runtime Enabler.

See also: Master of Orion, Master of Orion 3

Architecture: 68k PPC

Minimum system requirements: 68040 33MHz, 16MB RAM, 256 colors, Mac OS 7.1


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2016, April 13 - 4:15pm

Just downloaded the Update to 1.6 here. No readme included, any idea what changes they do? (changelog?)

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by hansmeiser666 - 2013, October 17 - 2:25pm

I've found the Mac Version on a russian Torrent site:
I've downloaded it successfully (3 times on different computers, 1 of it a Mac), but can't open the image file. If there's someone else interested in getting this game, could you please try if you can open that image? I think i'm maybe just not using the right software, but OS 9/X, Toast or StuffIt don't do the trick, neither does any Linux image mounting or unarchiving tool.

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by gajbooks - 2011, January 17 - 6:23pm

this is one of the first games i ever played that i really liked, and it is still my favorite strategy game. It is loads better than any other strategy game i have played, easy to learn but hard to master. A great game for anyone. it has great graphics and sounds and it is the most fun strategy game i have EVER played.

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by gajbooks - 2010, October 4 - 10:30pm

I have the game on cd and it will not work very well on ANYTHING faster than 333mgz. Even on a 400 mgz it lurches and jerks. i am running a 333mgz ibook with mac osx 10.3.9 and classic environment. Same on the 400 mgz system and the performance is lots different. the patch will fix some problems though.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, June 20 - 1:33pm

I've provided links to an updater; it's possible it might fix some of the problems people were having.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, May 19 - 7:17am

I have the same problem on my iMac G4 - on a G3 iBook it worked flawlessly though. I suppose there is nothing to do against these hiccups except getting a PPC 604 (or something similiar) Mac ... (did you try if maybe activating or deactivating virtual memory helps avoiding the problem? Or using G3 Throttle to slow down the CPU?)

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by sneakyboson - 2010, May 19 - 3:56am

Argh, really wanted to play this one but seems to crash randomly on a g3 - usually when i click on 'buy' or 'change' in colony view, and it doesn't seem to care which optimised version i use, it doesn't prevent the crashes Sad

bgfra's picture
by bgfra - 2009, November 3 - 10:27am

PC version abandonware is here

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2009, October 31 - 8:54pm

One note: I've been playing this game on various old macs now and I can say that whenever a G4 cpu was involved, it became rather unstable und would often freeze the whole system. Especially in later rounds, when big fleets battle eachother. Works much better on a G3 processor, so if you have the opportunity...

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, October 5 - 8:49pm

Well then kudos to you, Attila. Really appreciate it. Been sitting until 2 am last night, building up my klackon empire. Felt like being 17 again, when I would spend nights playing moo2. Definately one of the best games of all times (and my fiancé hates it already Laughing out loud )

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by Attila - 2009, October 5 - 4:53pm

Actually you can thank me for uploading. Shock But thank Carl too, because he's a big contributor in general.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2009, October 2 - 8:06pm

Thank you so much for uploading Carl! Been waiting for this one for years! Plays fine under Classic (10.4 Tiger)

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by Attila - 2009, October 2 - 5:01pm

BTW, this doesn't like to be installed on secondary disk partitions. Install it on the first partition, with your System folder, and if you want you can copy it elsewhere and delete the original. The installer makes some kind of path name error otherwise.

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by MagnumKain - 2009, October 1 - 10:07pm

I have this on CD, but the CD is too scratched to play, but now I can enjoy it again Laughing out loud