Master the unknown before it masters you. Forge an empire in a universe where population growth is outstripping planetary resources. Colonize unknown planets and trade with other races for their knowledge. The need for galactic expansion is critical. You must conquer alien star systems to secure the resources that will guarantee your supremacy. The ultimate goal is to defeat the evil Antarans. They lurk in the coldest reaches of space, warmed by one all-consuming passion revenge. Explore and colonize uncharted planets. Form a colony or take over one of your enemies. Multiple game settings let you select such factors as your adversaries' intelligence, the size and age of the galaxy, and the level of civilization. Multiplayer options for up to eight players. Play via modem, network, hot seat, or over TEN. Spectacular super VGA graphics and cinematics.
There are no cons to this game other than it should be free.
Master of Orion zip file, ships picture included.
Open the Emulator: D-Fend
(Import archive file, select Program File: ORION.EXE, Setup File: INSTALL.EXE)
May have to do the following for sound, also check the sound options in the game.
Right Click Master of Orion, Run Setup, Reconfigure Hardware Options, select SoundBlaster Pro (later) & Address 210, SoundBlaster Pro (later), Address 210 & DRQ 1
I used to agree, but then the brilliant guys online got together and produced a fan-mod, one of the best I've ever seen for any abandonware game. You should check out their online forum, where you can get this free mod. The base game can be downloaded here and then purchased for a small price, then upgraded to v1.31 and then to v1.40 and then to VDCmod (the mod is named Very Difficult Choice Mod") for no additional investment.
I love the community of people who still play this game since 1995- search for "Lord Brazen". He has a chatroom where the world's smartest people get together to nerd out in one version of this or another. It's great.
I wish it were updated to modern look and sounds, but that's not crucial. At least it's bug free and a very complex, interesting game.
and nuetrunium armor and stuff, form allainces with other races, colonize new planets, create frigets, battleships customized with your reasearched technology and create starbases orbiting your planet. It'l keep entertained for hours but....
....this demo will only let you play for 15 minutes (Did I just hear someone cry?)
each, 5 times. So you get into it then...
It ends leaving you wanting more,least in my opinion.