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Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Game information

Also known as:
  • WarCraft 2 (alternate spelling)
  • WarCraft II: Blood Seas (working title)
  • War2 (common abbreviation)
Category: Real-Time Strategy
Year: 1995
More details: MobyGames
Part of group:
DOSBox: Supported (show details)
Rating: ****+

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File File type File size
includes installer
executable: war2demo.exe
10,589 kB
(10.34 MB)

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Warcraft II: Tides of
Warcraft I & II


This shareware version includes a total of six unique missions that are not found in the retail game, spread across two short campaigns (one for each faction). There is also one multiplayer map for two players.

NOTE: This game uses a DOS installer. For details on how to install a game in DOSBox, please check this tutorial.


  • Image by MrFlibble
  • A Human raiding party attacks an Orcish logging camp. (image by Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Elven archers desperately fight to hold off an Orcish attack. (image by Blizzard Entertainment)
  • A noble Human knight. (image by Blizzard Entertainment)
  • An Orcish leader prepares his troops for an assault. (image by Blizzard Entertainment)
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  • Image by MrFlibble
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Description (by Blizzard Entertainment)

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness takes the continuing saga of Azeroth to the next level as the battle rages on over land, sea, and air. Using new weapons of war, including Dragons, Battleships, Elven Archers, Zepplins, Death Knights and Juggernauts, both Humans and Orcs must use combined-arms tactics in an effort to become the true rulers of Azeroth.

The game also includes a new strategic "fog of war" feature which allows players to only see activity within their units' line of sight. Players are not able to see their enemy's movement outside the fog of war, but they can see the terrain of explored areas. This adds a whole new level of strategy as scouting and sentries become vital to defending your territory.

With maps four times larger than the original Warcraft, up to eight player network support, SVGA graphics, an improved interface, and an included Windows 95 map, unit, and sound editor, Warcraft II has become a smash hit. It's sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, and has been translated into French, German, and Italian. Recently available is the expansion set, Beyond the Dark Portal, which adds two new campaigns and even tougher missions.

Cheats (by Blizzard Entertainment)

To use the following cheats while in game mode, press the Enter key. At the bottom of the screen you will see a MESSAGE: prompt. Type one of the cheats shown below and press return to activate it. If you have typed correctly, you will be notified by the text "Cheat enabled" or "Cheat disabled".

SHOWMAP - displays the entire map
CASH - gain vast sums of resources
FASTBUILD - make those little guys work incredibly fast!

ALLOWJUMPS - Enables the following commands
ORC1 - go to Orc scenario 1
ORC2 -
ORC3 -
HUMAN3 - I think you get the idea.

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Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness



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