Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal

Publishers Blizzard Entertainment
Developers Cyberlore Studios
Release date 1996
Genre Strategy
Game rating

Game Description

Warcraft II: “Beyond the Dark Portal” is a real-time strategy computer game released in 1996 by Blizzard Entertainment. The game is an expansion of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness that came out the previous year year. Both games were later sold together as Warcraft II: Battle.net edition. The game follows the events of Tides of Darkness. After the Orcs were driven back to Draenor, and the Dark Portal is destroyed by the arch-mage Khadgar, the Alliance discover that even though the portal is destroyed, the gates through which the Orcs entered this world still exist. To put an end to any future Horde invasion, a group from the Allies must go to Draenor, the land of the Orcs, and close the portal from both sides. In the meantime, Ner’zul, the leader of the Shadow Moon clan, has gained control over Orc hordes from Draenor and is amassing an amry with the aim of not only conquering Azeroth but also opening portals to other worlds.

Download Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal is no longer abandonware. You can now buy the game from:

DOS (1996)

Warcraft II Battle.net Edition on GOG

Additional files, patches and fixes

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Manual (English)

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Manual 2 (English)

Warcraft II Battlenet Edition Manual (English)

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Screenshots


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    • I was able to figure it out. You have to edit the first line of the “War2.ini” file to this: cdpath=..
      Also to get the sound working you will need to run the “War.exe” file first (Within DOSBox) and then setup the top two buttons (at least I did and sound started working fine)

        • I hope it’s still relevant maybe for future downloaders.
          This IS the expansion pack it shows at the bottom right corner when you enter the game.

          James was correct with the given info i would like to detail them. To bypass the cd problem you have to edit the “War2.ini” file. In the first line you have to put another dot to the cdpat: “cdpath=..” make it to look like this.

          Maybe relevant, rename the “Game Files” folder to “war2”.

          Simple solution:
          Drag and drop the “setup.exe” file from “Game Files” to “DOSBox.exe” file and it will open the music fixer. Setup the first 2 buttons then save and exit. Then open the game and you have music.
          See detailed solution for more info!

          Detailed solution:
          For the music you have to go to the DOSBox folder and edit the “dosbox_single.conf” file.
          You have to add another line before the “mount c .\war2” line and this is it “mount c .\setup” and also at the bottom at 30th line type “setup” before the “war2” line but do NOT remove any line just add new ones to it. Save it.
          After everything finished start the bat file which is coming with any other retro game to launch the dosbox correctly.

          If you dont have it create a .bat file with this text in it
          .DOSBOXDOSBox.exe -conf “.DOSBOXdosbox.conf” -conf “.DOSBOXdosbox_single.conf” -no

          this will run the correct dosbox files and game. It start with .DOS and ends with -no beetween the 2 brackets. Put the .bat file where you have the DOSBox folder and now war2 folder, outside of them. So you see 2 folders and a .bat file.

          So finally when you start the .bat file the setup file will come up, the first 2 button which are “Digital Setup and Music setup” James already mentioned always go with the auto setup and locator and just click Ok no Test. After both first and second buttons were setup save and exit then cmd will open up the game and you have sound. ๐Ÿ™‚

          DO NOT FORGET!!! to remove all the added lines from the dos config file becouse it will always launch the music fixer at every start of the game.
          You only need it once then it will work later.

          Hope it helped and makes sense. Have a nice retro gaming! ๐Ÿ™‚
          – Dave


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