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Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

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WarcraftII.sit (17.20 MB)
MD5: 86203db1dee53a0f99c4960992809fa9
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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macwar2_14.sit_.hqx (756.81 KB)
MD5: c3e72434364d2c0503ac6638996fe767
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Warcraft_II.toast_.sit (479.94 MB)
MD5: fa362de4b5d66550c40797e5d7ae628b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (575.84 MB)
MD5: b8e781a89a2487a069aa9764b5f105fc
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Warcraft2-user-scenarios.sit (3.74 MB)
MD5: ebc1cb731f986aab3a3009c32b7c4bb1
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Warcraft_Updaters.sit (913.44 KB)
MD5: 5723fc64267a7e68fd147a4f4a178bc0
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Mac_Warcraft_II_Demo.sit_.hqx (13.14 MB)
MD5: 9228c4cd4a3726399120748278d9040d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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The once mighty army of Azeroth lay among the blackened charred remains of Stormwind Keep. Those that escaped fled across the great sea, bringing tales of the suffering they had faced at the hands of the Orcish Hordes. Eager to engage in battle once again, the Orcs constructed ships of war to bear them across the great sea. The Orcish warriors yearned for the sounds of battle to fill the air and looked to the far horizon for new blood to spill. Using the weapons forged by their new allies, the humans made haste to prepare for the onslaught. While cannons were being loaded, others armed themselves with Elven steel and nail. Now united in arms with new allies against the common foe, mankind stands at the shores of destiny and awaits the coming of the Tides of Darkness.

Combining the best aspects of many strategy favorites—Dune II, Populous and SimCity—Warcraft II manages to create a truly unique experience that considerably improves upon its predecessor. A plethora of options and features have been added to the real-time war game engine of the original, making every aspect of the game, from combat to resource management, much more enthralling. Flying vessels and seafaring crafts have been added, improving upon the landlocked combat of Warcraft. There are new technologies to research, new structures to build, and new races to align with. Resource management has been expanded, and now includes oil, in addition to gold and lumber, as a necessary ingredient for successful construction and destruction.

Important: The (above) game's already patched. If installed to a hard drive, it doesn't need the CD mounted to run. When starting a new game, the game will complain about not finding the CD. Press OK and you'll be able to play. The patched version doesn't include movies, and they're not on the CD either. This version can't host net games.

The second download at the top-right is an updater.

Also available as the original MS-DOS/Mac hybrid CD in toast.sit and bin/cue formats.

Tides of Darkness was followed by the expansion Beyond the Dark Portal and the Warcraft II Edition. Brett Wood's PUD Master was a third-party map editor.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Minimum system requirements:

It's playable in SheepShaver and Basilisk II, but it seems to be too slow, even on max game speed, i would say 15fps or 50-70% of game speed which I'm used to from the PC version, it feels awkward.

The manual can be found on


sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2019, March 18 - 2:09pm

I have two copies. Will image and upload.

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by fogWraith - 2019, March 16 - 11:49pm

The Battle.Net edition has that expansion built in, but it would also be nice to have the expansion itself here at some point Smile

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2019, March 16 - 10:59pm

Yes. 3 and 4.
Do we not have Beyond The Dark Portal on line?

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by IIGS_User - 2019, March 16 - 1:09pm

Also available as the original MS-DOS/Mac hybrid CD in toast.sit and bin/cue formats.

#3 + #4 seen above?

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by Bolkonskij - 2019, March 16 - 11:25am

As with games like Dark Forces, Glider Pro etc. I decided to pack up all the stuff I've amassed for Warcraft II over the years. Some downloads go way back to the late 90s. No use in keeping them rotting on the hard disk. Check the readme for help on how to use these (if you don't know).

Warcraft2-user-scenarios.sit is the culmination of 300+ single maps and 4 full campaigns that I had stored away. Fixed lots of missing file types and sorted the maps (including trashing some duds). The collection should provide some more hours of Warcraft II fun. Enjoy it! Smile

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by Minimum91 - 2011, September 13 - 1:08pm

No Luck assembling files... Stuck at decompressing:
MacUnRAR fails to open the separate "part" rar files. Stuffit 8 doesn't work properly on 10.2.(latest). Tiger destroys the OS 9 files and makes them useless. All operating systems are fresh installs with no tweaks. Dead end. Can you please just make a .toast file from the CD and compress it to .sit? That would make thing THIS much easier.

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by familyjules123 - 2011, July 15 - 11:28pm

Ok I've got 21 downloads of the WC2 cd kit, but no comments other than klasmak's issue... it would be nice to know if it's working for others, or even a thank you. So Klasmak I don't know what to tell you other than it worked just fine for me following the instructions and playing on a Performa 575 33mhz running OS 8.1, 2X cd drive. For me this is the quintessential 68k game, I used to play with friends over a homemade serial -> telephone cable home network, it was truly awesome.

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by klasmak - 2011, May 26 - 9:52pm

I tried to assemble the full CD with the CDkit according to instructions given, but with no success. There seems to be missing resource forks of data folder including game installer. Any tips?

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by familyjules123 - 2011, March 28 - 10:19am

In appreciation to this community, which I've just discovered, I will post a little kit of sorts to burn an original cd copy. I'll encode the 'audio cd' portion of the disc into mp3, or perhaps aac, to make the upload and download a bit easier. Also included will be the movie and music databases which were removed in the cracked version that is available here at the moment. You will need toast or equivalent to burn the data portion as a single session, then to burn the audio portion as a DAO to finish it off. Will upload asap.

BTW This game runs perfectly on my good ol' Performa 575 @ 33mhz, OS 8.1

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by UberSplat - 2011, March 24 - 5:35am

please do upload a cd version

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by silins1188 - 2010, November 1 - 2:16pm

i have performa 6115cd and i like this game

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by silins1188 - 2010, November 1 - 2:15pm

can someone upload wracraft 2 .toast?

retrogod's picture
by retrogod - 2010, October 28 - 10:48pm

Can you rip the original CD copy please?

amatecha's picture
by amatecha - 2010, June 26 - 11:46am

I have original copy of this. I can rip it with Disk Utility (or something else?) and upload, if anyone would like. I will do so if someone requests as such. Smile

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by bertyboy - 2010, May 2 - 8:07pm

This has come up for sale on eBay UK, shipped worldwide. This would be a chance to own the full CD, rather than the stripped down verson (no music) that I loaded here.

If there are no bids I'll buy it at the last minute and rip the music (and add a MU link here).

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by OSX2000 - 2009, November 30 - 9:36am

Nice!!! Definitely one of a best mid-90s Mac RTS games. Right up there with Command & Conquer.