Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares

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1.31 was last official release, this version is for those plus unofficial patches that fixes many game issues.

Master of Orion II installs and runs well in Wine.  However there are other options.  The DOS version of MoO II runs perfectly in DOSBox, and it's said to be more stable than the Windows version, especially in multiplayer.  Better yet, there are unofficial patches being made by fans of the game.  They use the DOS version of the game, and have a native Linux installer.  The patches also have a native Linux launcher that gives you extra options for what version and mod you want to run, and what size to run it in.  It doesn't do true fullscreen, but it's much bigger than the native DOSBox window.

Long story short, MoO II runs well in Windows (probably Silver), but you're better off running the latest unofficial patch.

Application Details:

Version: 1.31++
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.1

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Everything seems to run.  The official 1.31 version crashes more often in Wine, though.

What does not


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I realize this isn't strictly a Wine review, but I think it's important to mention the above: someone curious about running MoO II in Wine should know that there's also a DOS version that works well, and that there are unofficial patches that fix a lot of the little bugs in the game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20205.1Yes Yes NoSilverLeon Baradat 

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