Castles II: Siege and Conquest

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Castles II: Siege and Conquest
Castles II: Siege and Conquest cover
Quicksilver Software
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1992
Mac OS (Classic) April 1994
Windows October 21, 2008[1]
macOS (OS X) 2012
Linux February 14, 2017[2]
Castles II: Siege and Conquest at Wikipedia
Castles 1991
Castles II: Siege and Conquest 1992

Key points

Using the "Save before quitting" feature may cause gameplay issues when the saves are loaded.[3] It's recommended that you don't use this feature.[4]

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Floppies or CD-ROM. Run in DOSBox.
Bundled with Castles. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit C2CD.BAT[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit C2CD.BAT.
  3. Change c2cdtool quickfades firsttime to c2cdtool quickfades startagain
  4. Save your changes. The game will now go directly to the main menu.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\OPTIONS.DAT
Windows <path-to-game>\OPTIONS.DAT[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/670180/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.GAM
Windows <path-to-game>\*.GAM[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/670180/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings ( version)
Graphics settings ( version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music has a volume control; speech is on/off only.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Save games don't work correctly[edit]

Using the save before quitting feature may break saves, causing issues with gameplay when the saves are loaded.[3]
To avoid this issue simply save the game manually, then quit and choose Don't Save when prompted.[4]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 730 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/670180/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (670180) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.