I managed to get the orion95 .exe to load the game, but the colors are all haywired (pink, black, etc everywhere). Any ideas?
Yeah I think so ... Are you on Windows 7? The color palate gets screwed up in some of these older games. To quote a couple of people who helped me out with the same issues in Red Baron 3D:
"Well for the Psychedelic colors in single play this works for me running win7
Right click on desktop, click Screen Resolution, now leave this window OPEN or minimize it, start game should be fine."
If that doesn't work, try this:
"As to the graphical psychedelia/corruption of the menus, the fix is to close down explorer.exe. However just going into Task manger and doing so closes down your computer. The thing to do is to make a batch file that closes down explorer so you can play the game, and then let's you restart explorer when you are done. You can also instead use it to start one of the game [launchers]. I also use this batch file to start Diablo 1 and Starcraft 1 on my Win7 machine.
To create the batch file, open up Notepad and paste in the following:
taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
start /w orion95.exe
Then save as a batch file (.bat) not a text file.