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The Oregon Trail: 3rd Edition

Windows - 1997

Alt name The Oregon Trail: 3rd Edition - Pioneer Adventures
Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Educational, Simulation
Theme Ecology / Nature, Geography, History, Hunting, Sailing / Boating, Western
Publisher Learning Company, Inc., The
Developer Learning Company, Inc., The
Perspectives 1st-Person, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.19 / 5 - 85 votes

Description of The Oregon Trail: 3rd Edition

Here is the video game “The Oregon Trail: 3rd Edition”! Released in 1997 on Windows, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's an educational and simulation game, set in an ecology / nature, geography, history, hunting, sailing / boating and western themes.

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Babydoll 2024-01-20 2 points

There's a magipack version of this game available.

anon666 2024-01-19 0 point

Can someone make a compatible version for Windows 10+? Honestly sucks so many games here are just dead weight.

noople1234 2024-01-15 0 point

Love It!!!!!

HELP! 2024-01-03 0 point

Was able to get this working almost perfectly on Windows 11 thanks to that YouTube clip. The ONLY issue I’m having, is when I try to rest somewhere it shows the “circling the wagon” message for a few seconds then the whole game crashes back to desktop. No matter what I try, it keeps happening. But only when trying to rest. Any ideas?

ignoreeveryoneelse 2023-12-16 -3 points

This is a broken copy of the game. The discs contain files that are 0 bytes in size (and I got errors just trying to explore the game file directories), which seem to be all the animations of the people past the initial town. It didn't make the game unplayable technically speaking, but as soon as you get to the end, YOU CANNOT FINISH THE GAME BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE ANIMATION OF THE FINAL PERSON TO FINISH BEFORE GETTING YOUR SCORE.

Do what I did: go to a different site for this game. Luckily I was able to copy over my save to see my ending. I was even able to install the game normally on Windows 10 with that version, no need to follow some very outdated video.

HereIsPenguin 2023-08-21 1 point

@Babydoll Yes, it was originally released in 1999 for Windows 95 and Mac OS 7.5. Developed by MECC, and published by Riverdeep, Inc. through The Learning Company for schools, and by SelectSoft Publishing for store shelves. It is just not available on here yet, for...whatever reason.

Atlas2112 2023-07-03 3 points

I'd like to settle this issue for all the future generations that want to play this wonderful game. (Certainly the best of the series.)

Phase 1: Follow the steps in the Youtube link. It's not that hard.
This worked for me once. Then the game launched, but when I tried to start or load a game it would crash.

2) Load the three base ISOs (as in, the ones downloaded from this website that started this whole mess) into Daemon Tools. Then launch game as normal. Viola. The launches and is tricked into thinking you have all three disks.

I hope this works. Forever.

Sami 2023-05-30 1 point

why does it crash after the going to independence scene?

Babydoll 2023-05-03 0 point

Hello There, Is it true that there is a Oregon trail 4th edition? Or is it just 3rd & 5th edition as it isn't found here at myabandonware?

Raxx 2023-02-15 0 point

The only game we had on our windows 98 PC. It's still punishingly difficult, but enjoyable.

Bob 2023-01-11 0 point

Doesn't run on Windows 10

Ggggg 2021-05-15 0 point

In am waiting for years!

Ggggg 2021-05-15 0 point

It takes for ever to load does it go to thousand

Freddy 2021-04-20 1 point

Esto se puede configurar en dosbox?

Aurora 2021-01-01 1 point

Doesn't Work - not compatible on Windows 10.

uh oh hotdog 2020-06-23 4 points

watch this video to install. its kinda tricky but it worked for me.

shottysammy 2020-04-22 0 point

picking berries, its so ever satisfying

Cutiepatooty123 2020-04-10 0 point

Sorry, Unknown Gamer, these instructions do not work for me. I have different Files than what you have. But hey, at least you gave instructions.

Unkown Gamer 2020-02-24 0 point

Forgot to mention that Step 1 through 4 are done on the Windows 7 32-bit side so I was able to install the game properly as normal.

The rest of the Steps were done through Windows 10 so I could play without needing of the dumb Installer at all right a way.

Again hope this was helpful in some way and maybe someone will be able to come up with a fix in the future for the graphics and sound issues?

Also kinda wish there was an Edit button on here so I wouldn't have had to make 3 post in a row...Due to a slight error on my part....Sorry...

Unkown Gamer 2020-02-24 0 point

After a long struggle I managed to finally get this game to work even on Windows 10! Unfortunately it has some graphical and sound issues you can use the ISO on here or the official CD tho.

Recommend you use PCEM for best results.

Steps are.

1. You must have a 32-bit system for this to work Windows 7 for example I have my PC double Partitioned to Windows 7-32 bit and the other side Windows 10.

2. Right click the Setup.exe go to properties and compatibility mode make sure you check mark everything and set it to 256 colors as well as having it on Windows 98 compatible mode.

3. Install the game how you would normally.

4.The same steps from number 2 applies for the OT3.exe then run the game and see how it goes.

Extra steps: You will need a way to make a iso file like Power ISO etc also PCEM.

5.Go to the TLC folder and Oregon Trail 3 Folder and highlight everything in it then make the ISO. This bypasses the dumb installer issue I had and allows you to play the game immediately.

6. Start up PCEM as you normally would take the new ISO you created and mount it to the drive on PCEM

7. Finally play the game right away with no installation nonsense and with no more issues.

I truly hope this helps seeing how no one else has done anything on the matter so far?

Unkown Gamer 2020-02-23 0 point

I've tried everything I even still have my official disc and tried that beforehand but I keep getting told I'm doing something illegal?

I'm trying to play this classic using the PCEM Emulator but no matter what I use be it your ISO or my own CD. I'm able to get to a certain point but once it get's ready to install it doesn't and stops with some illegal nonsense

Please is there any fix to this at all?

David gotrik 2019-12-24 1 point

This installer doesn’t work, find different version

Torstein 2019-12-22 0 point

I've tried everything to get this game to launch but I keep getting "Insert Disk 1 to play". I've built an old school PC with spare parts and tried launching it on that. I've tried using a virtual machine. I've tried windows 95,98,2000, and XP. The game installs, the launcher pops up, I click play, and it tells me to insert Disk 1 to play. Bottom line, mounting the ISO does nothing. What am I missing? Wish I never lost these game disks.

Larson 2019-12-18 0 point

Any tips on how to get this with sound? I've tried Virtualbox and PCem, both Windows 95 and 98, can't get sound even when changing from Sound Blaster driver in Virtualbox as is often advised. Everything else works. Help would be appreciated!

GjRant 2019-05-30 1 point

Works for the most part, data files on 2nd and 3rd cd are corrupted, not positive but i think this could be why none of the npc's animate/work properly after leaving independence and why i can't actually finish the game and get my score/land :(, tried re-downloading and same files are corrupted

Prince Ire 2019-05-10 1 point

Unfortunately while the game itself is 32 bit, the installer is 16 bit. So while you can start up the window, as soon as you hit install it'll stop working on a modern system.

LUCERNA 2019-05-10 1 point

When I unzip the file there's 3 ios files, labeled CD1, CD2, and CD3.
I can't find a .exe file anywhere.
It may be stupid... but can somebody explain what I'm supposed to do next? Thanks.

Hellakenut 2019-03-26 -7 points

@DB ".iso's - useless for the average person, pain in the ass for everyone else"

Lol, are you stupid? You can mount ISO's with a plethora of software. If you can't figure it out, then either your Google searches are borked, or you failed English at a minimum of a D+ level...

Chuck 2019-03-22 -9 points

If you think ISO files are difficult you have no business trying to play old games on modern systems. Seriously. Learn2retrogame.

bealocwealm 2019-02-15 1 point

So... mounting the .isos isn't the problem. Mounting is easy in windows 10; the problem is I can't run a game in compatibility mode if it isn't installed, and I can't install it without running it in compatibility mode... Plus the compatibility mode only goes back to XP.

Anyone know what to do?

MaDDog Gaming 2019-02-15 0 point

Does this work with Windows 7 if so plz explain what to do

cecil 2019-01-18 3 points

ISOs are just fine. Emulators everywhere. Think of them as self contained installation packages that allow software to persist after its cycle.

fun franchise.

Kyle 2018-09-25 1 point

Never mind, it was because of the time of day. The download was successful after trying at a different time of day.

Kyle 2018-08-28 1 point

I cannot get this to download. It fails every time at about the 220-280 mb mark and cannot get download to presume. This is in both Chrome and Firefox. Is there something wrong with the file?

DB 2018-08-02 -8 points

.iso's - useless for the average person, pain in the ass for everyone else

john brown 2018-07-08 0 point

Looking for simpler games

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