Warcraft 2 install on windows 7

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85 Night Elf Hunter
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Was wondering if anyone could help me with this here.

I was digging thru some stuff and found my old Warcraft 1 and 2 discs and thought I'd play them for a bit. The problem is they are in 32 bit and my Windows 7 is in 64 bit so I can't even install them. Is there an easy work around for this?
25 Night Elf Druid
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Easy?


No.
90 Orc Shaman
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If you are meaning the original DOS verisons, this is going to be difficult. It actually has nothing to do with 32/64-bit, it just has to do with the fact that Windows 7 cannot easily run DOS games. Your best bet would be to look into DOSBox.

The Warcraft 2 battle.net edition works fine on Windows 7.
Edited by Mogrigg on 12/31/2010 5:43 AM PST
85 Night Elf Hunter
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Well it says it's an MSDOS version but I know it will run on XP, because I ran it on my old PC a few years ago that had XP on it. Plus when I tried to install it on my current PC, a pop up showed up and said it could not install because it is in 32 bit while windows is in 64. That is WC 2 anyways. Haven't tried 1.
86 Goblin Warlock
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12/31/2010 7:06 AMPosted by Curufingon
Well it says it's an MSDOS version but I know it will run on XP, because I ran it on my old PC a few years ago that had XP on it. Plus when I tried to install it on my current PC, a pop up showed up and said it could not install because it is in 32 bit while windows is in 64. That is WC 2 anyways. Haven't tried 1.


Windows XP is over 6+ years old.

Windows Vista and 7 no longer support MSDOS programs.

You might be able to get Warcraft 2 to install, if you have the Battle.net edition, but only because they updated the program.

Those games are over a decade old, Blizzard likely won't even support them, at least not the MSDOS versions.

You can download the third-party program somebody suggested and try that.
85 Night Elf Hunter
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OK Thank you.
Support Forum Agent
This is actually the Customer Support Forum for specifically World of Warcraft, Curufingon, and I'm afraid our knowledge concerning legacy titles is extremely limited.

You seem like you are getting quite a bit of feedback from other players but you may have success by posting your question in the Technical Support area of the Battle.net Forums.

Battle.net Forums
http://forums.battle.net/index.html?sid=3000


69 Blood Elf Death Knight
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I installed the Warcraft 1, 2, and the expansion on my vista Laptop and it came up all rainbow or black, it saucks i LOVE the games, but i cant play em, Warcrqaft 3 is difficult to get to run too, WHY can we use our old games :(, i might build a Windows XP PC again, i want to play the old games again, my child hood was used on them oldies
100 Blood Elf Priest
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01/01/2012 10:35 PMPosted by Dracon
I installed the Warcraft 1, 2, and the expansion on my vista Laptop and it came up all rainbow or black, it saucks i LOVE the games, but i cant play em, Warcrqaft 3 is difficult to get to run too, WHY can we use our old games :(, i might build a Windows XP PC again, i want to play the old games again, my child hood was used on them oldies
You realize this thread was from 2010 don't you. It was also answered back then with the forum location you could go to ask assistance. Please do not necro long dead threads as they need to RIP.
90 Pandaren Mage
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05/20/2012 12:57 PMPosted by Borgore
Bring back warcraft II please! :)


This thread is from January. Please follow the advice given by Flatspriest, and do not bump threads this old.
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