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Warlords I + II given the DOSBox and DRM-free treatment over on GOG

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Sometimes a lot of newer strategy games can be a bit much, perhaps a little retro flavour is in order? Warlords I + II, two strategy titles from the 90's are now on GOG.

Both of them have been nicely packaged up for Linux gamers so you can just buy them both together, install and then it will run with a pre-configured DOSBox with no hassle. That's the way I like my retro gaming to be, a solid bit of nostalgia without some headaches.

We sure have come a long way since then…

For some of our readers, one of these might have been your first taste of a strategy game. The Warlords II version GOG have is actually the Deluxe edition, which expanded the game a bit further with custom tile, army and city sets for maps and provided support for 256 colours.

Find Warlords I + II on GOG now. They also now have Warlords III: Darklords Rising, but since that was a Windows game it doesn't have a Linux package.

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brokkr 21 Nov, 2019
QuoteFor some of our readers, one of these might have been your first taste of a strategy game.

Well, there was my Civ 1 obsession before this but those shields and heroes are burned into my retinas. I must have spent hundreds of hours on it. No idea if it has any depth to it, though, or if it's just because the idea of an all-conquering doomstack was still fresh and exciting back then.
razing32 21 Nov, 2019
I think my first game in the Warlord series was Warlords Battlecry 3 and then Warlord 4.
I hope they continue and bring more of the franchise out on GOG.
Shmerl 21 Nov, 2019
Great release! Warlords being from the time before on-line games, has an interesting multiplayer feature, where several players can take turns on the same computer. Or you can play against the computer opponents.


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razing32 21 Nov, 2019
Quoting: ShmerlGreat release! Warlords being from the time before on-line games, has an interesting multiplayer feature, where several players can take turns on the same computer. Or you can play against the computer opponents.

Hmm , didn't a lot of games have this ?
Or am i thinking of games that came later ?
Shmerl 21 Nov, 2019
Quoting: razing32Hmm , didn't a lot of games have this ?
Or am i thinking of games that came later ?

It wasn't that uncommon at that time, but it's rare to see this approach used today.
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