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Has anyone gotten this to work? I'm thinking that the files which are provided here, would be rather difficult to open up and install onto dos-box correctly.

I've heard of people doing it, but after trying for several days haven't gotten it to work.

Anyone else get it to work and can let me in on the key?
I got Master of Orion 2 and Master of Magci to work on my LG Optimus 2x (android 2.3.4) with a program called AnDOSBox, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link, but you can easily find it on Google Play (android market).

It's quite simple to use, just copy your MOO2 files to your tablet, navigate to that folder in AnDOSBox, type in moo2.exe and you're ready to go.

I had some sound related problems on MOO2 (MoM worked fine), so I had to disable sound through the MOO2 setup, but after that, it worked fine.

EDIT: Thanks Dave! :)
Here's the link, hope someone finds this useful:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.locnet.dosbox&hl=en
Post edited April 05, 2012 by Tofi007
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Tofi007: I got Master of Orion 2 and Master of Magci to work on my LG Optimus 2x (android 2.3.4) with a program called AnDOSBox, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link, but you can easily find it on Google Play (android market).

It's quite simple to use, just copy your MOO2 files to your tablet, navigate to that folder in AnDOSBox, type in moo2.exe and you're ready to go.

I had some sound related problems on MOO2 (MoM worked fine), so I had to disable sound through the MOO2 setup, but after that, it worked fine.
Anytime it is a legit program and you're not linking to piracy or spam, then you can post the link :) - so in this case you're good to go!
Hm,

I tryed aDosBox as Dosbox Turbo. Both are upcoming with an error message "Not enough Memory" (relatet to EMS /XMS). I would know how to fix it under a real dos environment but how to do so on the emulators (since autoexec and config.sys seems to be very limmited).

So the info (that it works) seems to be... not true at all. Am I doing it wrong? Any further help / suggestions from a successor?

Pet
I set it up a long time ago but I can at least confirm I got it working with DOSBox turbo on on an Asus Transformer TF300. It was way too slow on the freeware version of DOSBox for android.
The freeware aDosBox is definitely too slow. I just got DosBox Turbo and it works well. I like that it has portrait support, even though I'll usually play in landscape. I have not tried anDosBox, so I can't compare them.

You can get DosBox Turbo here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fishstix.dosbox

If you go the Turbo route, you will definitely want the companion app DosBox Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fishstix.dosboxlauncher

To setup MOO2, I created a new profile in DosBox Manager. Under Advanced DosBox Config, I made these changes:
Memory Size: 16MB
Frame Skip: 0

These are the same settings GOG's dosbox config uses. The 16MB is essential, but I don't know if frame skip makes any difference. I haven't figured out the right audio settings to make the sound good, but it's acceptable, and I usually don't play without sound anyways.

I also modified Autoexec.bat to autolaunch the game.
I've got this running on my Motorola Xoom tablet and my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone with AnDosBox. I've tried all the top Android Dos emulators (including the Turbo one) and my results are that AnDosBox is the superior version as far as proper emulation and playable speed go. The game runs with sound appropriately (a little crackly momentarily when something intensive is happening such as weapons hitting planetary shields or loading a colony screen).

Since the Xoom and Galaxy S2 are both antiquated devices at this point I'd imagine that the game should run flawlessly on newer hardware. Bear in mind that you WILL need to experiment with the CYCLES setting in the .conf file to find the perfect rate for your device. Make adjustments in 500 unit increments until the sound is distortion free and the planets rotate smoothly when you click to view a star system on the galaxy screen.

MoO2 is a PERFECT way to kill time on my phone and tablet, so amazing to play these while on the go! And yes, the game is amazing on my phone, I actually prefer it over the tablet.

These are the settings from inside the anDosBox app
Default Memory Size = 16
Sound and Speed = Quality mode, Fast core checked

These are the settings to use while the emulator is running the game (press the menu button on your device) and select the "Settings" menu.
Better Mouse (slower) needs checked or you will have a heck of a time selecting the little arrows on the ship builder screen!
Resize mode (experiment with this on your device for the best visual result... personal preference)

These are my Galaxy S2 settings in anDosBox.conf

[dosbox]
machine=svga_s3
#memsize=64

[render]
#frameskip=1

[cpu]
core=dynamic
cputype=auto
cycles=24000
#cycles=fixed 28000

[I've deleted the lines between the below and above settings because the defaults are fine]

[sblaster]
sbtype=sb16
sbmixer=true
oplmode=opl2
oplemu=fast
oplrate=22050

[autoexec]
@Echo Off
mount c: /storage/extSdCard/Games/master~1/master~2
c:
orion2.exe

TAKE NOTE: I needed to change SBTYPE to = sb16 to get audio! Make sure you use that setting if you want sound :)
Post edited June 13, 2014 by Ryom
just a single question: how do you turn ships in cobat without rightclick?
No problem.
In the config you have something called "Gesture mapping". Go in there and set either double-tapping or twofinger-tapping to emulate a right-click. :)