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    Dungeon Keeper II

    This copy has had the disc security stripped out (DRM Free), so no more problems with the game failing to recognise the CD. It has been patched to version 1.7 automatically, with all three official Bullfrog bonus packs slipstreamed, as well as the map editor.

    Windows 7 / 8 Vista / XP Users
    As you can guess, this game is old and designed for Windows 95/98 and not for the newer NT based Windows versions. If you have issues running the game like I did, I used the following Compatibility settings:

    OS: Windows 98
    Run as Administrator (Vista Users)

    You can access these settings by right clicking on a shortcut and selecting the compatibility tab.


    Wine Users (Mac / Linux)
    This game is confirmed working on the lastest build (0.9 at time of writing).


    Purchase Link:

    Download Dungeon Keeper 2 Full Version 1.7
    At only $5.99 for a fantastic old game DRM free, why not get it?



    Big fan of Dungeon Keeper? Check out the successor War for the Overworld which is pretty much Dungeon Keeper 3 without the name, with Peter Molyneux's (original Dungeon Keeper developer) approval!

    Download War for the Overworld on Steam




    Important!

    Any posts below may be referring to the original unauthorised download which was all over the internet. People did this as you couldn't purchase the game anywhere and no matter how much fans asked EA/Bullfrog they wouldn't put the game up on Steam or anywhere to purchase. Well since the original post in 2008 it looks like they finally listened and released the game on GOG.com which is a fantastic site for buying old games, updated and DRM free. As such, we have taken out any links to unofficial copies people have referenced in the posts and added GOG.com links to the thread so you can purchase this game safely and legally!

    The trouble shooting related posts however are valid and apply to the GOG version to (which is exactly the same, latest version DRM free) and should hopefully resolve any issues you have running this! Please do not ask us to restore any old links in people's posts, as now the game is for sale for the extremely low price of $5 with no DRM there is no excuse not to purchase! Anyone posting links to unauthorised or illegal copies of this game will find their posts deleted and account suspended.
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    Installation

    For those of you who are new to the ISO format we have provided a guide on how to burn it to a CD so you can use and install Dungeon Keeper.

    Read the Digiex Guide to Burning an ISO
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    Default DKII iso

    Thanx for the iso but the file "DK2 Editor.exe" in location "Data\editor\" seems to be stuffed. The error "Data\editor\DK2 Editor.exe: The parameter is incorrect." comes up each time i try to install it. Any ideas??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    Thanx for the iso but the file "DK2 Editor.exe" in location "Data\editor\" seems to be stuffed. The error "Data\editor\DK2 Editor.exe: The parameter is incorrect." comes up each time i try to install it. Any ideas??
    Hey Shifty,

    I've had no problems with the editor myself. I'm running on Windows Vista as well, so if there is an issue, I would expect it to be that. Have you tried to download the ISO again incase it got corrupted? Or try reburning it again incase the burning failed. If that doesn't work, let me know some more details about your PC, Operating System, Hardware and try and get a screenshot of the error if possible.
    Last edited by Trebor; 17-08-08 at 17:13.
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    Default Same

    I used a different ISO recommended by windows which unpacked all the files, but when i click the game it does nothing, and the setup results in the same answer as shiftys any ideas?
    ALSO I HAVE WINDOWS XP

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    @Rixo@Shify: Are you guys sure that you did this? I installed it on my PC no problem!

    Windows Vista / XP Users
    As you can guess, this game is old and designed for Windows 95/98 and not for the newer NT based Windows versions. If you have issues running the game like I did, I used the following Compatibility settings:

    OS: Windows 98
    Run as Administrator (Vista Users)

    You can access these settings by right clicking on a shortcut and selecting the compatibility tab.
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    Hi mate, I have downloaded and burned Dungeon Keeper 2. I use Windows Vista and when I try to access the shortcut once I have installed it the screen goes black for a few seconds as if it is loading, then it just resets to the desktop. I have re-installed and re-downloaded / burned but get same problem. I have ran the shortcut as administrator on Vista and still no game. Please help! Many thanks.

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    Change the compatibility to Win98. Even WinXP will work but Win98 seems to have the least crashes. Great game, I'm surprised I stumbled onto another forum that knows about it

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    it doesn't work for me, i see black blocks everywhere, i think its my graphix card. i've a nvidia geforce 9600 gt with newest drivers. and yes i'm running it with da compactibility thingy's (win 98).


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    OK I'm new here but how do I download this...it is asking for ftp credentials to login and my forum username and pw dont work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZJChaser View Post
    OK I'm new here but how do I download this...it is asking for ftp credentials to login and my forum username and pw dont work
    You must be using some Download Manager, basically the login details are anonymous and downloaders usually try this before asking for more details.
    If your client is asking for a username and password, enter anonymous and any password you wish and it should work.

    It could always be that your Download Manager has tried to make tons of connections in a short space of time in which case you get an instant 60 minute ban for hammering the server. Try waiting that out, then downloading with your Web Browser and not a Download Manager.
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    odd..IE7(with IE7Pro), FF3, and Chrome are all asking for credentials and denying me. anonymous doesn't work either

    IE7, Opera, and Safari on the lappy also not connecting.

    unable to navigate the ftp server at all

    oops, I missed the 60 minute timeout part..I'm sure thats what it is. thanks I'll try tomorrow.

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    first of all, thanks alot for uploading this game.

    Unfortunately, I have some problems with installing the game, my computer (windows xp) doesnt recognize the file ISO, and how would it help burning it to a cd? Please help.

    Best regards
    - Manish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manish View Post
    first of all, thanks alot for uploading this game.

    Unfortunately, I have some problems with installing the game, my computer (windows xp) doesnt recognize the file ISO, and how would it help burning it to a cd? Please help.

    Best regards
    - Manish


    Quote Originally Posted by Trisha Takanawa View Post
    Installation

    For those of you who are new to the ISO format we have provided a guide on how to burn it to a CD so you can use and install Dungeon Keeper.

    Read the Digiex Guide to Burning an ISO
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    Trisha, it was a temporary lockout. download, unzipped, mounted, and its golden! On a side note it did not work when I used win 98 compatibility mode. It would freeze a couple minutes it. Plays perfect without compatibility mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimrod View Post
    The power of reading
    My bad xD

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    Do you NEED to burn it onto a disk or is there a way to do it without burning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidephxd View Post
    Do you NEED to burn it onto a disk or is there a way to do it without burning?
    You can always mount the image with a tool like DeamonTools or open the image and extract all the files if you wish
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    The download broke off at 95% is it still up?

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    Where are the FILES for this? It just comes one single file that iso? is there a way to break it down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidephxd View Post
    The download broke off at 95% is it still up?
    Yes its working fine here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidephxd View Post
    Where are the FILES for this? It just comes one single file that iso? is there a way to break it down?
    Have a read of the Digiex ISO Burning Guide

    You can also open the ISO file with Winrar
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    OK.

    Download completed.

    Disc burned.

    Game installed.

    Changed compalibility and ran as administrator.

    Game loads.

    I'm in the clear right? No.

    (Game knowledge is needed to understand what I'm about to describe.)

    Whenever I start a campaign or Pet Dungeon, the game toolbar pops up on the bottom of the screen as it should, and the narrator guides me through the objectives. HOWEVER, there's no dungeon to be seen. Cursors, buttons, tabs, options, life bar, message bar, everything is there... except the dungeon.

    And YES I tried clicking on the Heart symbol by the life counter, and I also clicked the map on the lower left hand corner. Nothing. When i move my cursor around, it changes from hand to hammer, as if hovering over the dungeon, but all I see is blackness.

    And I apologize for being redundant. Just trying to be clear.

    Now what?

    Oh and thank you for posting the link to the game. I cant wait to get it up and running correctly!

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    Hey Trisha,
    I have tryed to mount the iso using DAEMON with still no luck. if anone has any ideas on how to get this to work on XP or Linix Ubuntu please let me know, Cheers.

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    Thanks for the upload, DK is brilliant and it's probably my favourite game at the moment!

    It works properly for me but I was wondering if there's a way to change the resolution to fit widescreen monitors, as there isn't an option for it in the game?

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    Default Change Dungeon Keeper 2 Resolution Manually

    You can manually set the resolution for those of you with different (weird back then) monitor sizes (like Dell Mini users and Widescreen monitors)

    Open up the Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Run box in the start menu, then navigating to:

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Bullfrog Productions Ltd\Dungeon Keeper II\Configuration\Video\Screen Width
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Bullfrog Productions Ltd\Dungeon Keeper II\Configuration\Video\Screen Height
    Be sure to set the editing mode in regedit from "Hexadecimal" to "Decimal" then edit the values to fit your resolution and then put it back to Hexadecimal when you finished.

    Close Regedit and load Dungeon Keeper 2. At the menu you wont notice it, but when you start a new game it should show correctly. The game was not designed for the high resolutions out now, but some have had luck (I got it to work at 1024x600 on my Dell Mini, but it wont work on my PC with 1650x1280, it just crashes)
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    I want to thank you SO much Trisha, I played this game alot as a child, and it developed my morbid sense of amusement playing the evil overlord. I cannot believe after all these years its laying in my dl box waiting to be played, because of this I shall join these forms and try to contribute whenever possible .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trisha View Post
    You must be using some Download Manager, basically the login details are anonymous and downloaders usually try this before asking for more details.
    If your client is asking for a username and password, enter anonymous and any password you wish and it should work.

    It could always be that your Download Manager has tried to make tons of connections in a short space of time in which case you get an instant 60 minute ban for hammering the server. Try waiting that out, then downloading with your Web Browser and not a Download Manager.
    I haven't got a Download Manager and tryed to log as
    Username:anonymous
    Password:**********
    and the log box still kept coming up
    what Should i do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukeen22 View Post
    I haven't got a Download Manager and tryed to log as
    Username:anonymous
    Password:**********
    and the log box still kept coming up
    what Should i do?
    Wait till a space in the FTP server appears? If you look at your clients log it properly told you "Too many connections, try later".
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    Question can't install

    ye need a lil help...wen i try unzip it and all that, comes up with a diognostic thingy that says the file is corrupt any suggestions? or could somone please guide me thru installing it ( i have windows vista OS )

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    Sounds like the download got corrupted, I guess you will have to re download it
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    ok thnx man, will do. will reply if it doesnt work . thnx again

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjboi86 View Post
    OK.

    Download completed.

    Disc burned.

    Game installed.

    Changed compalibility and ran as administrator.

    Game loads.

    I'm in the clear right? No.

    (Game knowledge is needed to understand what I'm about to describe.)

    Whenever I start a campaign or Pet Dungeon, the game toolbar pops up on the bottom of the screen as it should, and the narrator guides me through the objectives. HOWEVER, there's no dungeon to be seen. Cursors, buttons, tabs, options, life bar, message bar, everything is there... except the dungeon.

    And YES I tried clicking on the Heart symbol by the life counter, and I also clicked the map on the lower left hand corner. Nothing. When i move my cursor around, it changes from hand to hammer, as if hovering over the dungeon, but all I see is blackness.

    And I apologize for being redundant. Just trying to be clear.

    Now what?

    Oh and thank you for posting the link to the game. I cant wait to get it up and running correctly!
    i got the same problem anyone help please

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    Default Same problem

    I've tried to download it a couple times and winrar says that the archive is corrupted. Is it possible the file could have been corrupted on the server?

    And would uploading it again fix that problem?

    Thanks

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    I have just logged on to the Digiex server and tested the zip with Winrar and it still works fine, It also extracted fine on our end.

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    Thanks for the upload, Trisha, but whenever I boot up the game, I get these little black boxes everywhere, and while the rest of the game works fine, it's essentially unplayable due to the little black boxes. I'm running 64-bit windows vista, using an 8800M card with the latest drivers, 4GB of ram, and ran it as an administrator using both the windows 95 and windows 98 compatability settings, neither of which solved the problem. Do I re-download, or does anyone have any suggestions? I have heard nothing but good things about this game, and would really like to give it a go.

    Thanks for the upload,
    Korgan0

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    Signed up just for this. (But figured it was worth it cause im dl'ing the L4D demo and thought i should help out.)

    So i installed Dk2 (retail edition) a while ago onto vista and had the exact same problem, so i doubt its a corrupt file. With compatibility options on (set to whatever makes it work) turn off hardware acceleration (or some other option, i think its hardware acceleration) in the main menu. You will probably still get black boxes for the menu, and will have to do this every time you play, but the actual game should work fine .

    Hope this works for you guys (this is a GREAT game), it did for me (tho it still crashed often, so save a lot!!).

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    Absolutley fantastic game!! I was so glad to find a full version of it to play. Takes me back to my gaming days infancy. lol I do have one problem though. The game runs great on my machine (Win Xp in Win 98 comp mode), the only trouble I'm having is with the sound. Whenever I'm hovering over an area in a dungeon that has actions going on, the sound stutters. If I move over to an area that is say...all fog of war or un excavated land, the sound is fine. The machine I'm using is pretty old and it seems to me like the machine is getting taxed when graphics are shown and that causes the stuttering. Do you think if I ran the game from the CD it would fix the problem?

    Thanks for the great gaming flashback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimrod;Trisha
    [Manually changing the games resolution guide]
    Cheers, much appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiwolf
    Whenever I'm hovering over an area in a dungeon that has actions going on, the sound stutters. If I move over to an area that is say...all fog of war or un excavated land, the sound is fine.
    Try reinstalling it and if that doesn't work then download the game again. I haven't encountered any sound issues like that but I turned the sound off (the mistress gets annoying after a while) and for some reason certain background and unit/character sounds are still played.

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    Hey Rustwick. I figured it out. It was my soundcard. It even says in the readme that the game has issues with SB Live cards and thats what I have. lol I just use my onboard sound card when I play and it works perfectly. Thanks again.

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    hey thanks for uploading the game, i've followed all of the instructions for burning onto a disc, and that's worked fine, problem is i've installed the game and when i click on any of the play options in the dungeon keeper menu,, i get a blank screen and the game then fails to load. also, i can't seem to find the compatibility tab you are talking about. Any help? cheers

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