The Oregon Trail: 3rd Edition
Windows - 1997
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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uh oh hotdog 2020-06-23 2 points
watch this video to install. its kinda tricky but it worked for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tis7nfLLE0A
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.
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?
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?
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.
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
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