Civilization 2 Test of Time Windows 7

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Civilization 2 Test of Time is another great old game (1999). Being an old game though it is known to have a few issues running on newer operating systems like Windows 7. To Run Civilization 2 Test of Time on Windows 7 follow these steps:

  1. Install the civ2xp64 patch. MastermindX made a patch to make the game compatible with 64 bit operating systems.
    Download link 1 <– civfanatics
    Download link 2 <– local mirror
  2. Run as administrator and with Windows 98 compatibility. Right click on your Civilization 2 Test of Time shortcut, select properties. Select the compatibility tab and run the program under Windows 98 compatibility and select Run this program as administrator (if you are on Windows 7 or Vista).

If you have any issues with running Civilization 2 Test of Time on Windows 7 that aren’t covered here, or if you’re still having trouble running the game after following the above steps, please post your issues below. To increase your chances of a solution being found include as much detail as possible (which version of the game you’re running, what operating system you have, what video card you have and steps to reproduce the issue). Screenshots are also very useful!

Sources: link 1, link 2, link 3

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    W B Gaebel
    October 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Cant run Civ II Test of Time using Windows 8.2 ??
    Any help or advice???

      Did you try the above steps? What kind of issues are you running into? Please give error messages if any

    I followed all of the instructions, installed the patch and made the changes to the shortcut properties. I’m able to LOAD the game, but I can’t make any “custom’ changes to the startup selections – the dialogue box opens, but I can’t type anything into it. After the game starts, the thing crashes as soon as I try to build the first city.

    I’m running Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1 64 bit version. Tried running with DOSBox with DFend, same thing.

    Any suggestions? I really enjoy the game, it’s a bummer not to be able to play it.

      Oh, and it’s version 1.1 of ToT. I have a HP laptop with dual Celeron processors and 8 GB of RAM.

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