Black & White 2
Windows - 2005
Description of Black & White 2
If you haven't played Black & White 2 or want to try this strategy video game, download it now for free! Published in 2005 by Electronic Arts, Inc., Black & White 2 (aka 黑与白2, Hei yu Bai 2) is still a popular rpg elements title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 4.3/5 rating.
Black & White 2 has an addon available: Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods, don't miss it!
How to play Black & White 2 Windows
Running Black & White 2 on Windows 10: https://forum.bwgame.net/threads/running-black-white-2-on-windows-10.7917/
Black & White 2 Unofficial Patch: https://forum.bwgame.net/downloads/black-white-2-unofficial-patch-v1-42.1421/
Comments and reviews
Shaw 2021-06-27 2 points
Thanks so much for this I found my old cd but it way to scratched up. Now only if blizzard/activision would release classic warcraft 3 not their new reforged stuff.
Sawe 2021-06-17 0 point
Addition: The 3rd patch can be found with a link in the comments, I also installed it, but the game still crashes at the same place.
Sawe 2021-06-17 0 point
I have the problem that as soon as I have finished island 7 and want to go to island 8, my game crashes after I leave the window with my island statistics. Does anyone have an idea? I also disintalled and reinstalled it again (according to the old instructions here, the 3rd patch is missing) and copied my savegames. The problem remains :(
Tim 2021-06-13 0 point
The problem I'm having is that the white.exe file is always missing. Is there a solution to this problem?
Blanket 2021-06-07 6 points
The guide currently in the comments seems to be outdated, with the lastest fan patch you no longer need to crack the exe
Here is an Install guide working 2021
1) Download the B&W2 iso from Myabandonware and save it in a new folder you wont forget
2) Unpack the iso with winrar or something of the like
3) If you want to install black and white to a specific folder/drive then create that folder in the location you want now, by default the game will install to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Lionhead Studios\Black & White 2
4) Go to where you unpacked the ISO and right click "setup.exe" and run as admin (please note that the installer seems to skip installing land 5 but I can not confirm if that is an issue or not as I am not that far yet) (Also I got an error about failing to install a sound file but I clicked ignore and it has not been an issue thus far.
5) Download all 3 patches and install them in order (1.1, 1.2, 1.42) Remember to run as admin to be safe and make sure each one is done installing before moving onto the next.
6) Now the old guide says to swap exes around but DO NOT DO THIS, it is outdated and no longer required, once the patches are installed you are finished, you can run the game from either the exe in the Black and white 2 folder or the installer should have created a desktop icon that also works, be warned though there will likely still be some issues (There are fixes for some of these issues on page 6 of the comments on the "Running Black & White 2 on Windows 10" link above
not telling 2021-05-09 0 point
Hrmf. Windows 10 won't let me copy the white.exe file over. It keep saying "cannot copy file would you like to put it on the desktop instead?"
God I wish GoG would aquire this property already. Fucking EA.
diablotain01 2021-04-19 3 points
I loved this game, everything is working great with the fanmade patch !
Except one thing ... the black square around torches .. kinda anoying, if anyone know how to fix this !
Batflap 2021-04-11 1 point
I'd been playing for a couple hours with 1.1, 1.2 and the 3rd party patch installed, and it worked fine. It crashed once when I hadn't saved it so I had to go through the tutorial gain but hey. But just now it crashed and my savegames close the game when I try to load them? I've tried running on compatibility modes, lowering graphics, re-installing etc. what can I do to avoid having to do the tutorial again, again?
tara 2021-04-01 1 point
anyone have an idea of how to fix black patches around light sources in the game?
I have downloaded and installed the fan patch.
Arctic0ne 2021-03-22 1 point
While I recommend you play using the fan patch, as it does much more than fix the aging issue, the problem lies with the DEViANCE crack. IIRC there was some additional code in the v1.2 EXE that stopped the in-game clock (So not only does this mean the villagers do not age, but neither does your creature) if a workaround was added to the EXE to allow running without the original disk (No-CD/Pirating). Within a few days this was caught and fixed, but the original DEViANCE crack seems to still be the most pervasive version out there.
If you would like to play the original 1.2 version of the game with the aging fixed, use the new crack, which you can find here (Adblocker HIGHLY recommended):
Prate 2021-03-21 0 point
The Problem with Children not Aging is solved, when you download and install the Fan Patch. This helped me at the moment. Just at the third mission of Tutorial with the small villages. '
Have fun ;)
Anon 2021-03-15 1 point
it says my installation of B&W 2 is corrupted whenever i try to run patch v1.1.
anyone know a fix to this?
Nomad121 2021-03-04 2 points
Thats for uploading the files.
I have the original DVD here but my current PC lacks a DVD Drive so i cant install it that way.
Now theres one problem with the game that keeps me from playing. Right after executing the .exe the game starts and i can hear the sounds of the intro and stuff but the game itself stays minimized and i cant maximize it. My screen just turns dark as if maximizing just to throw me right back to the desktop.
Anyone having the same issue and knows a trick to fix this?
Froot 2021-02-26 0 point
Ageing issue still happens, 450 kids and like 20 adults. Any fix for this? :) TY for game otherwise
-_- 2021-02-26 1 point
another person with crc error at the end of install...anyone want to actually ANSWER how to fix it.....? -_-
pissed 2021-02-26 0 point
ya i did eveyrthing emmadeeb said and shit dont fuckin work. opens a white screen for 0.1 seconds and closes sooooo someone else got a WORKING install guide"?
JJ 2021-01-30 0 point
I just installed it exactly the way EmmaDeeb explained it and it works perfectly. if you have issue with your mouse go change your report rate in your mouse software to 250 or 125. i am so happy everything work perfectly. i also found a Battle Of the Gods version that works perfectly, no Children issue. Thanks for this
smugglymcweed 2021-01-27 2 points
same issue crc error at the end of the install anyone got a fix or workaround for this?
carten 2021-01-19 -1 point
Children not growing up is the game's anti-piracy protection you need to install the fan patch to disable it.
carten 2021-01-19 2 points
I believe that this image is corrupted. I downloaded it three times and none of my attempts at installing it have worked so far.
I keep getting a CRC error at the end of the install. :/
Bw3WillBeIndy 2020-12-27 0 point
Here is a link to a fan patch that removes the issue of kids not aging and other nice fixes.
Sarah 2020-12-11 -1 point
got the game running but anyone know what to do about the children not growing up?
KRB 2020-10-10 2 points
I keep getting the CRC error too at the end of installation! Something about a file with audio and dialogue
admin 2020-09-22 4 points
@REBUG has the right CRC / SHA-1 for the ISO file. Getting a CRC error during setup is not related to a problem with the download. I've installed the game correctly (Win XP + WinCDEmu), although the install got stuck one time.
zendawa 2020-08-29 3 points
everything is ok until i run de white exe, it say that he cannot create de 3D peripheric, do you know what i can do?
regaliouss 2020-07-29 0 point
hi guys i was wondering if it is possible to have the dlc and if yes how
hero 2020-07-20 3 points
aight, I have some good news for all of you who are having issues with never aging followers. there's a new patch (1.4) which fixes that on bwfiles (the link is on this page).
I hope this helps.
Majora272 2020-05-14 3 points
Game ran fine for a couple of days, but now it suddenly won't load up- it goes to load into the save and then crashes and exits.
mhebert350 2020-04-11 0 point
game runs well but whatever creature I choose, i always get the lion !!!!!
Is there a way to change it in some files ?
Year 2020 2020-04-10 2 points
Black&white 2 children not ageing is this still a problem with this dwnload?
different source of game with that problem searching for a fix came across this here can some please, update this alot of people still search for fixes for this game
UnclePotato 2020-04-10 0 point
Hello~ When trying to installing the game, after typing the serial number ,then the screen is shown Black & White 2, has failed to install your system has not been modified : when the file is existing , do you know how to fix it? THank you.
lowkey 2020-04-03 3 points
Pas de soucis sur W10 pas encore tester toutes les missions mais fonctionnel
Ali 2020-03-28 0 point
Amzing game thank you very much, so many happy memories during such shite times!
Neo 2020-03-26 1 point
This site made me remember the old times! Specially when my conection was by dial-up, men seriusly, upload it to mega o something, 4 hours to download 3.4 gb?
KANEK 2020-03-24 1 point
Just updating people on the fix for my problem mentioned below. Turns out my antivirus was preventing the game modifying its own files, causing a crash on loading. Hope this helps other people play this awesome game!
KANEK 2020-03-24 2 points
Hi, I'm having an issue with the game. All instructions have been followed as detailed in the comments yet when I start the game up, it all works until I select 'New Game', once I've done that it will load for around 5 seconds and crash. All patches have been applied and I'm tearing my hair out as to why it won't work. Any help would be much appricated.
Crash 2020-03-19 3 points
i'm having issues on starting the game, like it doesn't read it, once I click on the gamne it tells me "would let this application to makes changes on your computer" and I click yes...after waiting minuts or even ours the game hasn't started
NOPAND 2020-03-15 0 point
its the same as the torrent that was out years ago you can either get a program for a virtual drive and mount the image or the easier way use win rar extract and then install using setup.exe once installed go to the deviance folder copy the white.exe then go to the location you installed it paste it and replace.
one question is the second patch the reason why every time i press esc it asks if i want to skip land or is it the first patch its really annoying
Anon 2020-03-07 0 point
Make sure you set the white.exe to run in compatibility mode. Win XP works for me
Chedda 2020-02-24 4 points
I believe I was able to follow the instructions given by EMMADEEB. But the game will not launch. It will briefly pull up a small screen but before I can see what it is or what the thumbnail, it disappears. Under my folder BW2 in my documents, I have:
Is this the correct structure? If not what do I need to do?
elliott 2020-02-22 0 point
Just came here to say that this has the children aging issue, but there is a crack that fixes that called: 'Black & White 2 (FIXED AGING) Crack'. Just replaced the whte.exe and children are aging to beyond 1 year old :D
May Lemonade 2020-02-16 -1 point
I did the first installation, when i come to do the in-game instalation, i enter serial, the download stop right after he start loading in the data. My compter said it has been corrumpted. i feel like these files are not good. the data 1 - 2 is not openable from my unzipping program. Files is missing.
Sammy 2020-01-26 0 point
Update: I installed the v1.3 fan patch and it fixed the aging bug for me.
Sammy 2020-01-25 2 points
I've followed the steps and have gotten the game working, but my children will not age. I know this is due to the version not being cracked, but I am curious if there is anyway to fix this with the files from this site?
Flying Kites 2020-01-22 3 points
Yo Akshay, language options are at installation.
Hey, anyone get an error during installation - with the screenshots of the game displaying - about some kinda file "speech.lug"? I just clicked ignore and the installation completed. I'm further going to attempt to patch it, 1.1 and 1.2, plus the fanpatch, and then I'll attempt to install BotG plus the fanpatch for that, THEN I'm gonna attempt to install Redux, the Lionshead unpacker, and 4gb patch. Wish me luck! :)))
anura860 2019-12-01 2 points
I've been having a lot of trouble downloading this game. I went through all of the steps but its asking me to insert a CD/DVD and try again. Isn't there a way around this?
REBUG 2019-10-22 25 points
I've downloaded this twice now and I keep getting a CRC error right at the end of install.
Can anyone provide a hash for this ISO? or the admin reupload this? It's bizarre for a site that offers abandonware it doesn't give people a way to verify downloads.
The hash for the ISO I keep downloading are the following:
Benji 2019-10-12 -1 point
Right, so downloaded and got it to run, but I can't make any disciples so it's unplayable. Any ideas on fixing this?
leech 2019-10-07 3 points
How do you fix children? Atm I'm just burning them for mana. Nothing else to do with em. I use Nurseries to round them up and mass-sacrifice them. I'm forced to be evil cuz I need ore (mineworkers) and cba to wait for worshipers to generate it normally. I'm now also on the Japanese island, so my worshipers need to charge my Wonder. I use Siren Wonder just to get more people. It's playable but damn this is difficult. Creature can only do so much vs catapults guarded by a squad of 50 archers.
chrisbox 2019-09-14 4 points
To the people having problems with children growing up, its an anti-piracy technique implemented by the developer. if you dont buy the game, its rendered unplayable by not having a growing adult population.
chareleskelly 2019-08-15 0 point
down load takes forever and always stops and says it failed, anyone know why?????
MrToasteer 2019-08-08 -6 points
To all of you bakas who downloded this file; (including me) this is for a CD. Maybe try to understand why it doesn't work
ejonesss 2019-07-28 2 points
to answer the question about the babies not growing up you can actually open the GameBalanceVillager.txt file and find the villager ages and change the greek ages to be born at 21
the first number 1 is the birth age.
i tested it on a legit copy of the game so i dont know if the folks of lionhead took that into consideration and blocked it.
DisK 2019-06-21 -1 point
To everyone asking about the child 'bug' this was the anti-piracy feature of the game, you need to patch that out
j160 2019-06-03 0 point
@Havoc seems like issue with your graphic card drivers, without any more details the only thing I can suggest is reinstalling and/or updating your GPU drivers.
Havoc 2019-06-03 0 point
So I installed using Emma's instructions to the T, but I keep coming up with an error saying that my computer can't "create the 3D device." I don't know what this means, and I've tried using DOSBox but now I realize that's for OLDER older games. If anyone could help I'd be extremely grateful. Thanks.
CHIPSTER 2019-05-31 0 point
When I launch it nothing happens I've already tried running as an admin Help?
seerofvisions 2019-05-15 0 point
Well, it works. You just have do a fresh install of deviance cracked B&W2, and download Matt's no cd patch from bwfiles and your good to go. Finished the game, no bugs except an error during installation of a missing file, just click IGNORE and keep installing. Works great. Im about to try and find an ISO for BOTG that works.
seerofvisions 2019-05-08 1 point
Anyone got a fix for children not growing up yet? I installed the deviance cracked game about a year ago and it worked fine. Tried running the same install recently and the kids aren't growing again. Reinstalled the deviance copy several times, used the cracked "white" exe file and still, no grownups. So if anyone has one that works or can help out, shoot me a message please at firstname.lastname@example.org TYTY
dude 2019-04-24 3 points
The reason the children arnt growing up is because Lionhead flooded warez sites with Anti-Piracy versions of B&W 2 on release. This was their way of saying fuck you to people who wanted to pirate their masterpiece.
Bobert 2019-04-17 1 point
Same issue with children not growing up. Unplayable. Look forward to a fix or different version
Sjamie1398 2019-04-16 1 point
So, I basically followed what EMMADEEB instructed to do, but when I tried to finally launch the game I got an error saying the following: Fatal Error Could not create the 3D device.
Specs: 64 bit system, 8 GB RAM, Intel core i7-4510U. It's an HP laptop with no real high specs so I don't really understand what's happening. I tried to run compatibility mode, but even that didn't help any at all. Could someone help me, please?
ADP 2019-04-12 3 points
I followed exactly what EMMADEEB said to do and it was all working perfectly but the kids wont grow up!!! :......(
Any fixes for that yet?
Sgt_Tx 2019-03-22 4 points
I was wondering if anyone else was having problems with crashes after the first official island? Also, having previous save issues that always crash the game when i try and continue. And the children do not grow up as well. please help. thanks.
Friend 2019-02-25 1 point
Guys this does work without any problem just follow the installation instructions given by emmadeep.....thank you for providing this and thanks for the installation instructions .... God bless u ...????
Boltercrazy 2019-02-17 21 points
Is anyone else having issues with you children population not growing up and being stuck with a really low adult population?
ready player 1 2019-02-09 0 point
i dont know any valid codes for the black and white 2 installation process what do i do now?
Hope2Help 2019-02-06 1 point
With Windows 10, I was able to get it to work by mounting the ISO in EMMADEEB's instructions instead of unpacking the ISO. Then go to the run setup step. If it gives an error about speech.lug, ignore it as it is not fatal. If you right click the ISO and don't see the mount option, http://www . fullduplextech.com/2017/03/20/missing-mount-option-in-right-click-menu-windows-10/
L33TN33D 2019-01-31 0 point
For users using 64 bit OS, recommended to format your system in 32-bit NTFS before installing your 64-bit OS, to keep compatibility (error reports of so and so is corrupted, etc.) with the many 'Abandonware' found here.
meme 2019-01-14 3 points
Whenever I attempt to install patch 1.1, it puts up an error message saying "Your installation of Black & White(R) 2 has been corrupted. Please re-install Black & White(R) 2 and then re-run this program." Is there any way around this?
InkyMoon 2019-01-12 22 points
I'm getting a corrupted version of this download, anyone else having the same problem?
lounio 2019-01-10 1 point
hello I would like to ask you something the game works very well except a small thing (good in real bug everywhere but good do not bother for the game) my celuis if and ba so sestout simply not playable at all I can not take the creature leash so I can not ask her to do something so unplayable, the enemies overthrow me and she does anything, in short I try everything: start a game, change the action, etc. So, I would like you to help me because I like a lot of games (childhood games) so it's very nice to have help please. :)
Skotty 2018-11-20 4 points
does this version have the issue where the children will not grow into adults?
Berten 2018-08-30 -1 point
The crack.exe in this game isn't working correctly (the one in the Deviance folder). I'm not sure if I am allowed to post links here so just search gamecopyworld black and white 2. There is a CD and DVD version, the CD is deviance so it won't work. Use the DVD (NoGRP). Hope this helps!
Apoc 2018-08-08 2 points
is the download for the main file super slow for everyone else? It says 2hrs left
Ortega 2018-08-04 4 points
Hello guys, please, my citizens are not ageing! they do not grow! 1years old and nothing else!
EmmaDeeb 2018-07-20 175 points
How to install this:
Download the ISO file to a new folder. (I named it B&W2 ISO)
Unpack the ISO in the new folder. (Using WinRar or other unpacking program)
Create a folder where you want to install the game. (I named it Black & White 2)
Go back to the new folder with the Black & White 2 ISO.
Run "Setup.exe" as admin to start the installation. (I will provide serial keys below.)
Pick your installation folder that you created earlier, and install the game.
Once the installation is complete, go ahead and download the patches, v1.1 and v1.2 to a new folder. (I named it Patch 1.1 & 1.2)
Run patch v1.1 as admin, and let it install.
Run patch v1.2 as admin, and let it install.
Go back in your new folder with the ISO files. Look for a folder called DEViANCE.
Cope the "white.exe" file from DEViANCE to your Black & White 2 install folder.
It will ask you if you want to overwrite the existing one - Pick yes.
Run game as admin via the new "white.exe" file in your install folder.
If you are too lazy to download the Serial Keys, they are:
Game works flawlessly, thank you very much for sharing.
Been craving these (B&W1 and B&W2) for ages as I used to play them when I was younger.
H2O 2018-07-18 0 point
I recently downloaded this and have been playing it after finding work arounds with the exe file as mentioned in another comment. However, upon going to the 5th land (2nd Japanese land) the game crashes. No message pops up, the game just closes. I've tried redownloading to no avail. Ideas?
MattC 2018-06-05 2 points
Anyone else having issues running the older game in their Win10 client should download RetroArch, install and update all of the cores, and run the game from an emulator running an older version of Windows
sumnig 2018-05-07 2 points
"The file is too big, thus people with slower connections may have trouble completing the download. It would be nice if it was splitted in individual ISOs for each CD of the game." It does not work like that.
So, i got one question for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdtKbq3Omkw
ns9559 2018-05-04 -1 point
I'm getting really bad texture flickering and pop-in running a windows 7. Any fix for that?
Stavros 2018-04-26 0 point
The file is too big, thus people with slower connections may have trouble completing the download. It would be nice if it was splitted in individual ISOs for each CD of the game.
Andrew K 2018-04-22 1 point
Anyone having problems running on windows 10 go to this site it worked for me
Jake 2018-04-05 1 point
Hey, I'm also having some problems, i've put the No CD crack, both the updates, installed them, but when I click on "White" to play or use the Auto run, it just pops up for a second and just vanishes...help?
INator 2018-04-04 0 point
I've googled around a lot but I can't find anything that works for me to get it to play on Windows 10. Anyone have any help for this? I tried using the Auto run, it pulls up the old startup menu, tried clicking install and nothing happens there. Help?
Gooooogle 2018-04-03 -4 points
1. Thank you for uploading
2. All download links are valid and able to play smoothly on my window 7
3. Just googled for 2 hours and all problems are solved
4. One extra item has to be downloaded from other site and replace the old 'white' file
5. Happy googling
Inator 2018-04-03 -2 points
Nevermind, after waiting for...a long period of time it just jumped forward, but you guys say I have to burn it too a CD? It's not just a download?
Alfa 2018-04-02 4 points
i downloaded the game and did everything i needed to but when i tried to play it, it didn't work and told me to login with administrator privileges....HOW DO I DO THAT???
axm0528 2018-03-29 0 point
I finally got the game to download but it is lagging a lot and running really slow. Any suggestions?
BEDZINBOY 2018-03-17 3 points
Hello, i just installed the game but when i click to run the game nothing happens
KeyMaster 2018-03-15 0 point
Me 2018-03-14 -1 point
Diddy, It's an ISO. You burn it to a DVD; not unzip it.
Alpha and Magma, Google is your friend. Just search "Black and white 2 serial"
Magma 2018-03-13 2 points
I have the "code" proplem too. I hope you can help me.
Great day Magma
Alfa 2018-03-11 2 points
Guys whats the code that you need to play this game? it wont allow me to play it without the code
diddy 2018-02-24 -1 point
(I wrote bc of the filesize)
edit: checking the file with 7zip instead of windows commander resulted in 'no error'
But still strange feeling if the iso could be 'enhanced' with trojans or the like :)
diddy 2018-02-24 3 points
The file size should be 2GB, but the download is about 3.5GB
(exact size: 3.761.036.067 bytes)
Trying to unzip it gives an error.
Have used firefox
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