The Settlers II: Gold Edition

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The Settlers II: Gold Edition

DOS - 1997

Alt name Die Siedler II: Gold Edition
Year 1997
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United Kingdom (1997)
Germany (1998)
Australia, Germany, New Zealand (2000)
Theme Compilation / Shovelware
Publisher Blue Byte Software GmbH, Blue Byte Software GmbH & Co. KG, Infogrames Australia Pty Ltd.
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.48 / 5 - 380 votes

Download extras files
Manual available

Description of The Settlers II: Gold Edition

The Settlers 2 is a good follow-up of the first game, with more possibilities, really incredible graphics and animations and a very low technical requirement when it was released (worked on a 486DX33). Some of the weaknesses: no real multiplayer (you had to play on a split screen with two mouses and share the keyboard) and only two speed for in-game time, making you wait just idling for 5 minutes sometime. Anyway, a top game remade in 3D in 2006: The Settlers II 10th Anniversary.

The Gold edition contains the original game and the Mission CD, which contains a new campaign, 12 new maps and an editor.

You should also check out Widelands, a free and open-source remake of The Settlers II.

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Comments and reviews

Astral Spirit 2024-03-25 0 point

About the free, not free, & Gog & Steam buying the rights, both are wrong. The games that were free were the originals made to work with newer versions of windows, but when the games original makers realised they were as popular as they had become again, they were revamped specifically by them to be sold by Gog & Steam.

luk3Z 2020-10-19 0 point

The Settlers 2.5 unofficial addon:

krashd 2019-02-12 5 points

Don't make things up, KC. It's not or Steam buying the games, it is just the original IP holders realising there is still an interest in them. Also abandonware does not mean free, nor ever has.

KC 2018-12-13 -3 points

These games USED to be free, but it seems everyone and his brother (Steam, GOG, etc,) are buying everything worth anything on this site. And here is Myabandonware advertising the people stealing these "free" games right out from under our feet! What a bunch of BS!

BitchinCornSoup 2018-04-03 3 points

Spreading positivity in these comments! Upvoting all y'all. Eat soup and prosper.

underskyzx 2018-03-07 1 point

Launchbox is just a launcher, you can put any DOSBox you want on it, I use SVN-Daum (mainly for the v-sync to avoid crazy screen tearing).

ramrem13 2018-02-27 8 points

I am 40 and I still love to play this game

Settlers Lover 2017-09-24 1 point

Check out as reimplementation/mod which uses the old graphics.

Linand123 2016-04-01 1 point

i hope it works

johnny 2016-01-31 1 point

used to play this all the time

deko 2015-12-26 4 points

this game is awesome, I also suggest you guys playing settlers IV. Played it with my dad aswell ^^

joe 2015-11-21 13 points

I am 46 and I still love to play this game

Xen 2015-09-24 8 points

"I used to play this game with my dad when I was a little kid now I am 19 and still find this game awesome!"

Ha! I used to play this game when I was a little kid and now I am 34 and I still play this game :p.

Kyron 2015-06-18 0 point DOS version

Cau Launchbox play Gravis Ultrasound adio card sounds?

Lord_Xarti 2015-04-09 -11 points DOS version

Why are you all using JUST DOSbox? Use the far superior LaunchBox *(Which includes DOSbox and many more emulators) that does a lot of this behind the scenes work for you? I got the newest version *(4.6 as of this typing) and it works like a dream for me.

Glorfindel 2015-02-24 0 point DOS version

David: Yes, if you install the free Dosbox program it will work in that.

David 2015-01-24 -4 points DOS version

Does settlers 2 gold work on 8.1

Paulo josé 2014-12-04 1 point DOS version

remenber , i play this game , and is very good and fun , the intro the game 1 is very fun....

HAimmastudpid 2014-11-29 -14 points DOS version

and how do i start it then?

joe 2014-10-20 2 points DOS version

does this work for mac?

Machina 2014-09-23 2 points DOS version

fun game but lags:{

decadent_tool 2014-09-10 2 points DOS version

Thanks so much for uploading this amazing game!
Brings back so many good memories :)

deko 2014-08-29 1 point DOS version

I used to play this game with my dad when I was a little kid now I am 19 and still find this game awesome!

leo 2014-08-07 3 points DOS version

I played it when i was 5-9 now i'd like to play it again... it's F A N T A S T I C

hi 2014-08-06 0 point DOS version

i think the new settlers should be more like this game

TJ 2014-06-05 0 point DOS version

One of the best games going bruv, trust ;) played it when I was 18, 36 now, still love it.

raqeeb 2014-05-29 0 point DOS version

this is a very cool game

CUTIE 2014-05-07 0 point DOS version

Hey! Awesome game!! I hope the reader of this comment has downloaded and played this game! :D

Mr sir 2014-05-02 0 point DOS version

Yea I got this game and age of empires the age of kings on my ds I spent so much time on them they were both really fun stratigy games

rednifreo 2014-04-08 0 point DOS version


Goldsamurei 2014-03-10 0 point DOS version

One of the best games going bruv, trust ;) played it when I was 8, 17 now, still love it.

QuiqueDR 2014-03-06 1 point DOS version

I was 6 year old, when my dad bought this game and I played it. This is the best game of all the settlers saga, no doubt.

emuland 2014-03-01 0 point DOS version


Minercarter 2014-02-23 0 point DOS version

This is one of my top 10 games and its a number 4
i love it

xylo 2014-02-17 1 point DOS version

luv da game!

thxmm 2014-01-24 0 point DOS version


sebejrib 2014-01-18 0 point DOS version

hvala, super igra. komaj cakam.

nervus70 2013-12-22 0 point DOS version

souvenir souvenir

Recoder 2013-12-12 0 point DOS version

Thanks!!! =]

Minercarter 2013-11-29 0 point DOS version

you dont need a emulator you just extraced the files and you get a .exe
file of the game!!!!!!!!! :D!!!!!!

rifal 2013-11-20 2 points DOS version

i can't open the game

Marc 2013-11-19 0 point DOS version

Awesome game (just a little slow).That music is still stuck in my head since i first played a decade ago.

cly 2013-10-18 0 point DOS version

The best Settlers game imho!

lohocla 2013-07-01 0 point DOS version

get DE-Fend Reloaded to play older games. GUI based, easy to use, has many features. free download last I checked

Duissane 2013-06-12 2 points DOS version

Such nostalgia!

Zola 2013-05-18 1 point DOS version

To play + sound (im running Win 7 64-bit)
Download and install 'DosBox'
run it
type 'mount d c:\s2g' (the directory)

For sound run the setup up first
type 'setup' instead of 's2' in the steps above. (mine work with one of the blasters)

Game is a city builder with some basic combat. At the time it was 7or8/10, but its aged quite badly in terms of gameplay, now 4or5/10. Game is enjoyable, but mainly for nostalgic players.

ogo 2013-05-10 0 point DOS version

game the best

Wi5d0m 2013-05-10 0 point DOS version

Great game!!!!

Infotainment 2013-04-25 -2 points DOS version

Ladies and gentlemen, for those of you who need to use it in a more modern version of windows, you may need a 3rd party program. Dosbox is a game emulator that you must mount the image of the game onto. There is a link provided below in 'how to play abandonwares' that gives information on different emulators. For dosbox, all you must do is load the program, and you'll be given a 'dos' prompt. You must mount the image of the drive location of the games you'd like to play. For instance, if my games folder is located in c:\games I would need to type
mount d c:\games you then change directories by typing d: and the games you have will be in the folders assigned. To change directories within a drive, for instance, if the game WAS in c:\games\s2g which is how settlers 2 comes, I'd change to d: and then type cd s2g and you're in the folder with the game, type s2 and the game comes up.

Other noteable button combos for dosbox are alt + enter will maximize the screen, and on most games ctrl+f12 speeds up and ctrl+f11 slows down. That's as generally comprehensive as I can be in a comment.

pepe 2013-04-11 0 point DOS version

thanks to give me this game

danrh 2013-04-10 1 point DOS version


JesusisLord 2013-03-13 0 point DOS version

Good game !!!

Idiots 2013-02-27 0 point DOS version

DOS BOX bitchez!

mikk 2013-02-22 1 point DOS version

Where can i get the full game? this is just the demo

awesome dude so aswesome u r gay 2013-01-30 0 point DOS version

spell properly blad!

yours sincerely awesome dude

zarpicas 2012-12-12 -1 point DOS version


disco 2012-09-26 0 point DOS version

Download dos box

godofwars202 2012-09-19 -1 point DOS version

the mouse seems to not want to work when i start a game

namenamee 2012-09-11 0 point DOS version

cool thanks

danz 2012-09-02 0 point DOS version

down load d-fend reloaded dump str8 to the programe and away u go :)

Rory 2012-07-24 0 point DOS version

Hi, what programs do I need besides WINzip because every time I unzip the file and select either 'Install' or 'Setup' it doesn't let me do anything! Really looking forward to playing this game again!
Help would be great :)

Tank 2012-05-13 0 point DOS version

Some of the best years of my childhood.

john 2012-04-21 0 point DOS version

yeah boy

tom 2012-04-13 0 point DOS version


DOSKING 2012-02-24 1 point DOS version


Use DOSBOX to play these games...

derSiedler 2012-01-30 1 point DOS version

best part of all settlers games..

searcher0 2012-01-09 1 point DOS version

nothing i download works on my version of win7 64bit even when i put it into compatability mode

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