After having finished Syndicate, I decided to give Warcraft a revisit.
Getting it running
This game is a little more complex as it requires a CD image, and the mounting of which can cause issues. For the moment there is no need to open DOSBox – all of this can be done within Windows.
Download from myabandonware.com
Download BOTH the RIP and the ISO.
Unzip both the ISO and the RIP zip files, by right clicking and selecting unzip to
Create a folder in the root,
In there make a directory
Rename the directory within the unzipped ISO directory from
Warcraft 2 ISO to
war2 (again lowercase). This directory should contain the
war2 directory into the
Rename the directory within the unzipped RIP directory from
wii (again lowercase).
wii directory into the
war2 directory, so that it sits along side the
The directories should look like this:
Ensure that the first line of
WAR2.INI, which is in the
wii directory, says
Still in Windows, double click the
WAR2CD.BAT file, in the
wii directory. A console app should open briefly and then close:
Now, ensure that the first line of
Now open DOSBox, and enter
mount c c:\oldgames\wtod c: cd War2 wii\war2
Warcraft should now run, without asking you for the CD.
Obviously, the above lines can be put into the DOXBox configuration option file, like so:
[autoexec] mount c c:\oldgames\wtod c: cd War2 wii\war2