So I couldn′t figure out how to get this to run at first, but I poked around a bit and finally clicked not on the folder thing, but the Oregon Trail II file. Go to Win16 or Win32 ( I don′t actually know the difference, except maybe the graphics?? )) and double click on Setup.16 or Setup.32
It should install the game, although I have noticed in my first attempt to play the game that it′s a bit buggy, particularly when you go to the screen to check your supplies. It won′t toggle back to the travel screen very easily.
Hope this helps someone!
For people needing to know how to get it to run on Windows 10 and in full screen mode, here goes:
1) download from here Oregon trail
2)Download DosBox, just Google it, it′s free and safe and takes up hardly no space
3) left click on the (.exe) of Oregon trail, drag and drop it onto your dosbox shortcut on your desktop, game loads
4) scroll mouse onto the small dosbox window
5) press Ctrl+F10 which locks the mouse on the window
6) press Alt+Enter, Bingo full screen
Pointers: before loading game check compatibility mode of both dos box and Oregon trail by right clicking on each shortcut or .exe, go to properties, go to compatibility mode, check "run this program in compatibility mode for" choose windows 8 in the drop down menu (because windows 10 isn′t an option) and check run in 640 x 480 screen resolution. Viola! If you don′t do this is will still go full screen but the picture may still be small, so do that first to make it take up the whole screen in big size!
Running Windows 10 (32 bit) works for me, hope this helps!
In order for this to work; your best bet is to do a dual bootable OS setup with windows 98 as your secondary OS or use a virtual machine program. There are ways to get this to work on Windows 10; however, from personal experience with emulators, work arounds in other games; the games don′t always play/work as intended. For example: I′ve emulated some old RPG games where no matter what you did; your MC would start off with 1HP; other games would have a stutter; AI would act weird; even encountered one where the turn based game gave the enemy ai 5 turns in a row... So best option is to install the original OS as a 2nd OS or virtual machine.
I got to say, looking at all the screenshots, I′m actually quite saddened. Mecc/The Learning Company simply rehashed the game ever since 2? Oregon Trail 5 was the one I had while in the 3rd-5th grade during lunch break, and this is literally the EXACT SAME GAME. I honestly see NOTHING different here. Did they seriously just simply rebrand it after 2 with 3,4 & 5? I love Oregon Trail Deluxe, always have, same with the rehash of deluxe, 1.2, and of course thoroughly enjoy OT5. But this rehashing honestly is sad & kind aggravating.
Well, thank you for that wonderful explanation, Sal. Unfortunately, I didn′t understand a word of it. Oh, Wait! I got the part that said "Windows 10".
Would love to play the game, but alas, I am not a techie. Guess I′ll just have to live with my memories of all those times I died.....
- Year: 1995
- Platform: Windows
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Educational, Simulation
- Theme: Ecology / Nature, Geography, History, Hunting, Managerial, Real-Time, Sailing / Boating, Western
- Publisher: SoftKey Multimedia Inc.
- Developer: MECC
- Perspectives: 1st-Person, Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen