Oregon Trail Deluxe
DOS - 1992
Description of Oregon Trail Deluxe
The Oregon Trail, well known road crossing the Rocky Mountains used by the settlers in the 19th century.
MECC made an educational game based on this memorable part on the USA story. The player must cross the oregon trail and fight against the difficulties the settlers had. Hunting for food, trading supplies, survive LOTS of possible deaths (snakes, typhoid, dysentry...).
Should you succeed in your journey, your points will be based on your profession, the number of settlers still alive, your remaining cash and much more.
Oregon Trail was played by a lot of American people born in the eighties and the game stay into memory as one hard, unforgiving and unbeatable game. Some family would eventually play the game together and children in school would even make competition over who got the farthest before dying in the game!
Gwane commented :Who remembers games they played as a kid? I for one remember the only one we played in elementary school, Oregon Trail. It was choppy and by today's standards is something an elementary school student could create, but when I was playing it, it was the most entertaining game available. Now today 40 years after the game was created, kids are still playing it. It was actually created to be an educational experience of how people migrated to the west to settle. Me being on the west myself, found this very significant. I personally would recommend this game to any child as a fun way to get education.
ridley-the-dragon commented :This is an awesome game I just wish they would make a remake. This game is still pretty popular so a remake would probably do pretty well ! I'm imagining the hunting only with mechanics more like a cabelas game only with muskets and with next gen graphics and complex colony building systems, allowing Sim City style colony building, all with next gen graphics on a pc, think about it... And with a free modding tool it would become classic, like ratchet and clank, with mods allowing you to make so that you just farm for food and the hunting mechanics are used for combat with the british or it could be totally remoded to make it a halo colonizing game on different planets instead of to America with the combat i mentioned earlier
Comments and reviews
Bobbysmile 2015-05-25 4 points
For people wondering how to set it up, use DosBox
Mount the extracted download to a drive in dosbox (mount [drive letter] [directory of extracted download])
Then type [drive letter you mounted to]:
Then type setup, once that runs and closes type oregon.exe
Jojopeterjohn 2015-04-07 1 point
This game is amazing for something in 1992. And you make every choice.
MisterKaos357 2015-03-22 0 point
"I could never beat this game..."
Then you better git gud, scrub!
Grand Gamer 2015-03-16 0 point
Wew, I don't want to play this 'cause this had lots of bad comments!
64Bit MAN 2015-01-19 3 points
Tried to download this and it's not compatible wit 64bit :( I've been dying to play this again. - same issue
Tee 2014-12-17 2 points
Tried to download this and it's not compatible wit 64bit :( I've been dying to play this again.
hyyy 2014-12-08 2 points
When i try to play with dosbox, it doesn't work because it doesnt have an exe file attached. How did you guys do it?
CareBare67 2014-11-05 3 points
YES! I would play this game in kindergarten all the time! I love it!
Oblivious Entertainment 2014-09-02 0 point
While the game is quite short, it does give lots of educational and entertainment valve
James 2014-08-30 0 point
Aside from the classic (the one that most have played in school) , this version is also great.
Braden 2014-08-23 0 point
This game works just fine in Dosbox on Windows 7. I can even run it on my BlackBerry Playbook in Dosbox.
stupid 2014-08-17 0 point
try to play with dosbox, i was playing various games like this using dosbox and win7
SP 2014-08-13 -1 point
Not compatible with Windows 7. Too bad. I really loved this game as an elementary student. Would love to play it again.
Spider-Fury 2014-07-31 0 point
So I can't seem to run it as I am told it is incompatible with 64bit Windows OS. Is there any way around this? Or am I sadly unable to run this file
Ro$3 2014-07-18 0 point
Wow, I have been looking for this game for a long time, looking in my Play store for it, and it is no where to be found. I'm really glad i found this. Hoping this is the real deal. I'll be back is its not. Wish Me Luck!!
slafochmed 2014-05-25 0 point
This statement is totally ignorant and arrogant:
"It was choppy and by today's standards is something an elementary school student could create, but when I was playing it, it was the most entertaining game available."
A few hints 2014-03-25 0 point
How high of a score do you want? The message 'Game will be scarce is a lie..." and you can trade 1 clothing for 1 ox, making $5, until you are full, and sell all the oxes, and start again... Limitless points. :)
sandy 2014-02-11 0 point
dont look like the oregon trail delux is any different than the first oregan trail by the screenshots, they look the same..i had oregon trailII and thoght the deluxe version could be about the same but doesnt look like it at all.. so guess i will just end up ordering another oregon trail II, it is more life like and real . i think the oregan trail II is the best out of the whole series..no offense to anyone just thought the deluxe version would be similar or maybe even better than the second one...thanks n good work to you all......sandy
lakawak 2014-01-19 0 point
I don't think ridley-the-dragon understand the concept of Oregon Trail. You are ONE family trying to get to land you can homestead. Not a bunch of people trying to colonize a country. You don't stay in an area long enough to farm, or to colonize other areas. You want it to be more like an updated Civilization...but that is nothing like the concept behind Oregon Trail.
Nyet Diem 2014-01-09 0 point
Please ignore the user "This is". It is apparent that they do not understand that most (if not all) of these games require a dos shell such as the greatly esteemed DOSbox.
Storris 2013-12-29 0 point
Saw this game featured on the brilliant TV show (available on Netflix) 'Person of Interest'.
Licurg 2013-12-14 0 point
For those of you who don't know, there's a similar spin-off called "Organ Trail" that you can get from Desura pretty cheap. Not quite like this (it's a zombie game...) but the closest thing I ever found .
David 2013-12-10 0 point
Its one of my fav game admin! anyways try this King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame free game
michael smith 2013-12-09 0 point
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Nick 2013-10-15 9 points
Man, I was the best at this when I was little! I remember in 3rd grade, we had this system in our classroom called "duck dollars" where you got these little fake dollar bills with a duck on them for good behavior and stuff so you could buy computer time or candy or whatever from the teacher. I'd always horde mine and every Friday I'd buy like an hour of computer time and fucking root beer float, and then I'd play Oregon Trail and beat the shit out of it. I was so good at it, my name was at every spot on the high scores list.
igetit 2013-08-22 7 points
Unbeatable? It was unforgiving but not impossible to beat, I did it several times as a kid. The key was to be a good hunter, then you'd always have food and you could sell their pelts i think for more money. But it always came down to the crapshoot of crossing the snake river! Good luck, you're gonna need it!
GnomenKlayture 2013-08-11 0 point
I hope this works, my wife will just go nuts! She's pined for it ever since I put the Apple IIe in the attic!
Beedoo 2013-06-24 7 points
A well-meaning person gave me the Wii remake of Oregon Trail (created as some anniversary project, apparently) and all I can say is that it doesn't hold a candle to the good old Deluxe release I played as a kid.
So happy I can play this again.
... Did anyone else take the game a step further and play-pretend? (lol) My sister and I used to cram playroom furniture around a Little Tikes wagon and "hitch" the handle to imaginary oxen. I think that ended in an argument with a friend over whether she could put the oxen on "autodrive".
*sigh* Good times.
Scottifer 2013-03-25 0 point
It didn't work for me, every time i try to download it it wouldn't work. I don't know why can anyone help me?
Derpy 2013-03-17 0 point
Sorry Kurt but you're in the minority there. This is one of the most popular classic games of all time. Maybe it's just over your head.
rigorous_thruster 2013-03-07 0 point
running thru d fend reloaded! windows 7 os.
i get past the title screen to where you choose your sound option, and no matter what i choose, the game crashes. pls help!!
TheHollieLlama 2013-01-22 0 point
I downloaded it and it works fine but there's no sound even after messing with the settings :(
Merp 2013-01-20 0 point
The day we got to play Oregon Trail in computer lab in elementary school was the best day ever!
Smithy1976 2013-01-10 0 point
When I try and run the game an error message says it does not support full screen mode then I have to click to close the application, why?
Oph 2012-12-31 0 point
I used to play this in school on Apples. Ahaha.. This and one game with a paper plane that everyone else was playing. I liked Oregon Trail though.
justanotheranon 2012-12-27 0 point
When I play this game the graphics overlap each other is there any way to change that?
OldGamer 2012-10-20 0 point
I remember playing the old Oregon Trial on the Apple II's we had at school... Tiny green screen monitors and watching your pioneers die of dysentery. Good times.
boricua50%gamer 2012-10-11 0 point
Never played this game, since I wasn't in the USA during my childhood. Will try it now. XD
Someone 2012-08-15 0 point
Anyone having problems, make sure to run "setup.bat" and choose soundblaster.
Daphne 2012-04-15 0 point
Playing Oregon trail take me back to my childhood, to a time when learning games were fun.
Tsume 2012-04-13 0 point
Girl who needs comment
At the top of your Browser window, Press "Tools" and then "Internet tools" and you will run into a tab that lets you set a path for your Downloads. The location where your files save now will be displayed, but you can change it anytime. Hope this helps even though I am sure that this post is old. :)
girl who needs help 2012-04-04 0 point
It says it is done downloading but I can not find it. HELP!!!!!!!!!
anna 2012-04-01 0 point
played this game with my sister all the time when i was in elementary school. loved it!
Man Who needs help 2012-01-26 0 point
I downloaded it but im haveing trouble isntalling it, help?
bison slayer 2012-01-24 0 point
had this game in high school on some shitty old apple system. it was always a contest as to who could murdered the most animals.
KRASTA 2012-01-16 0 point
Just thought I'd mention it for anyone who might be interested (and using DosBox to run) that you can quickly jump into full-screen mode by pressing (alt+enter).
Aiming this at 'db' mainly... hopeit helps someone ! : )
Jezabel 2011-12-09 0 point
Is there anyone to make this window size on my computer? Instead of it being full screen?
LALALA 2011-10-07 0 point
Hey folks, if you are thinking there is something wrong with the game, I mean that it looks slightly different, like how the things don't pop up with the dun-duh-dunnn sound, it's because that is the Oregon Trail Version 1.2 from 93-96. It is very difficult to find and I am disappointed...
Ceristimo 2011-07-28 0 point
Ever heard of the (totally free), awesome and all round butt kicking program DosBox? No? Google it, please. Because DosBox will allow your modern computer to play these old games, by emulating DOS, and even emulating old hardware, like an old soundblaster soundcard! So with DosBox, you can enjoy this game, and all the others you can find on this website.
yeaahhh 2011-07-18 0 point
well no sound...even with messing with the settings and stuff for audio and its not the same, like it doesnt pop up and say, you have dysentery! which is half the fun
Flic Montana 2011-06-24 0 point
Could be fun, but this is just the original game and it isn't compatible with modern Windows. Someone should rework it so that it can.
Actually, this should replace 1 of the 20 crappy card games that come free with Windows. I'd MUCH rather spend an hour playing Oregon Trail at lunch than Hearts.
Derelicht 2011-06-21 0 point
WOW! Does this bring back great memories! First pc game I ever played! :D
fireguy331 2011-03-13 0 point
my windows xp computer tells me the parameters are incorrect and i was so bummed i used to play this all the time with my mom
Rafa 2011-01-29 0 point
epic fail! I was excited to reminisce but, alas it did not work on my pc!
Gamer43 2010-12-21 0 point
how do i play? i unzipped and double clicked the oregon box and it didnt work
garbarble 2010-11-05 0 point
No, Gwane. The average elementary school student could not create a game like this. You fail at understanding what is involved.
Lafcat 2010-10-17 0 point
This is the second version with better graphics great history game I like all versions of the Oregan trail. You must unzip/ extract the files in the oregan-trail-deluxe.zip folder then double click the Oregon titled blue retangle exe.file icon Enjoy!
Bob 2010-10-03 0 point
Is this the version with voice acting? Because I remember the Mac of deluxe version did.
machinistb 2010-07-29 0 point
Look up DOSBOX. Little bit of playing around (use the tutorial) but it got me back in touch with my childhood.
ridley-the-dragon 2010-06-18 0 point
@albjz99 YES there is a way around it just get a 32 bit emulator OR pick up a really old computer for like $20 for the easy not have to sit there installing this crap way
albjzz99 2010-06-11 0 point
I love this game...too bad it's not compatible with a 64 bit operating system..anyone know a way around that...or am i just stuck ; (
royaltyguy 2010-05-10 0 point
thanks so much for uploading this. i give this game 10/10 love it to death :)
ShahalisMaximus 2010-03-07 0 point
I love this game! I haven't played it since elementary school!
Fat Joe 2009-10-31 0 point
It was so fun and i really recommend it to elementary kids its really fun. But some other parts in this is shallow and padantic.
Dan 2009-10-24 0 point
great game that brings back a lot of good memories, Oregon trail has lost it's way but I'm glad to see the older version still stand out.
brebre 2009-09-01 0 point
this game was sooo cool when I was little, It's kind of lost it's luster now though.
Holda 2009-08-17 0 point
Holy cow. I remember this game from school of all places! We played this when we were learning about, how conveniently, the Oregon Trail. Ah, what memories lay in this game.
Weinis 2009-07-14 0 point
Wickeed game occupied many of my days in my younger yeasrs cant wait to play it again.
Ranito 2009-06-19 0 point
Hehe, nice one... I finished it on my first attempt, but what the hell :) And no, no viruses :)
matt 2009-05-11 0 point
is this legit or will it just download a bunch of viruses onto my computer?
pixeyhaley 2009-04-21 0 point
I've always loved this game growing up glad i was able to find it!
astra 2009-01-23 0 point
ya thank the lord... finally found the game without having to register or surveys. yippie!!!
Moizeus 2009-01-18 0 point
Thank the lord in heaven I have found the game for free without registering.
uhmmm 2008-11-17 0 point
I have the D-fend reloaded and it still won't runt his game- it says there's no executeable file...
Gopher 2008-11-12 0 point
sadly, it won't work with my Windows 7 version... is there a 64-bit version?
canchaser363 2008-11-11 0 point
I cant get it to work! UGH! I love this game, we had it and my brother took it and i never saw it again!
Sarah 2008-05-17 0 point
Oh my gosh! I played this game all the time when I was little, I lost the CD and now I can play it again. Thank you!
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