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Master Of Orion 1 & 2 Now Available On Linux, Thanks To GOG

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If you’re a fan of 4X strategy games, then you will have probably heard of Master of Orion. Honestly, Master of Orion 2 is one of my all time favourite games, and now I can play it without any messing around on Linux.

They use DOSBox, but don’t you dare turn your nose up at it. I spent I don’t know how many months of my life playing MOO 2, and I will be again now thanks to GOG.

I tested out MOO 2, and like with the recently released Star Trek games for Linux, they install without an issue, and everything is setup for you ready to rock. I am extremely happy with this.

Sounds like it was an instant purchase from our GOL Cast specialist Samsai too!

About Master of Orion 1/2 (Official)
About: Forge an empire in a universe where population growth is stripping away planetary resources. Colonize unknown planets and trade with other races for their knowledge.

The need for galactic expansion is critical. You must conquer alien star systems to secure the resources that will guarantee your supremacy. The ultimate goal is to defeat the evil Antarans. They lurk in the coldest reaches of space, warmed by one all-consuming passion... Revenge!

One of the best 4X games ever created
Absolutely addictive gameplay with a powerful "just one more turn" factor
Tactical ship combat, galaxy-spanning strategy, 60 technology fields, advanced diplomacy and much more

Check them out on, they come together as one sweet package. Article taken from
Tags: DOSBox, GOG, Strategy
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Von 12 May, 2015
Well, it was entirely possible to use them on dosbox after installing manually (and they probably still launch in full screen mode by default, shutting down the secondary screen), but it is nice to have more dosbox games available right away, without fiddling with configs fixing file paths.

Still prefer to run my system's dosbox though, not the supplied one, though.
PublicNuisance 12 May, 2015
I would have rather seen Metro Last Light: Redux or Saints Row 3 getting aLinux version from GOG I still thank them for this.
hardpenguin 12 May, 2015
Quoting: VonStill prefer to run my system's dosbox though, not the supplied one, though.
What is the difference?
Furor 12 May, 2015
I finish many times both year ago, and I prefer Master Orion I as the second introduced a lot of micromanagement in the colonies and also, after ditching grouping in fleets, some manual battle between huge fleets could take hours moving each ship one by one. But I love both.
Ivancillo 12 May, 2015
I finished the first one on Linux last year.

Well, at least they configured the Dosbox environment to help people run the game without meshing on it.

Good one.
Magamo 13 May, 2015
I play both of these on Linux often. (I'm an odd one and tend to play Moo2 under Wine) Even so, I ... may... throw some money GoG's way, as these are amongst my long time most favourite games.
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