Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom

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Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom
Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom cover
Developers
Silmarils
Release dates
DOS 1993
Mac OS (Classic) 1994
Windows April 28, 2009[1]
Ishar
Crystals of Arborea 1990
Ishar: Legend of the Fortress 1992
Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom 1993
Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity 1994

Key points

Characters can be imported from Ishar: Legend of the Fortress (see Import characters).

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Run in DOSBox.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Complete series including Crystals of Arborea. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Import characters[edit]

Characters can be imported from Ishar: Legend of the Fortress.
Copy save files[citation needed]
  1. Copy the Ishar: Legend of the Fortress save into the Ishar 2 installation folder.
  2. Start a new game.
  3. Click the Disk button.
  4. Click the I→II button.
  5. Type the save name (without .sav) and press Enter.
  6. The game will now start with the imported characters.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\START.STP
Windows <path-to-game>\START.STP
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\*.SAV
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Native support doesn't work.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Keyboard layout can be changed in setup (DEL at startup prompt); choice of AZERTY, QWERTY, QWERTZU.
The game language is chosen with the number pad keys, not the regular number keys; for keyboards without a dedicated number pad use Fn and the appropriate symbol.[3]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't choose language at start[edit]

The game language is chosen with the number pad keys, not the regular number keys; for keyboards without a dedicated number pad use Fn and the appropriate symbol.[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 Intel 486
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible DirectX 9.0 compatible

References