Saturday, February 15, 2020

Planned mods to be released...

AdmiralLoknar and I will soon be releasing a mods collection. It will compose of both old mods(pre-1.5 patch), and the newer mods, in config format. However, before we release the page I will post a preview, as well as going over what mods will be given. Most notably, this page will have lots of mods that people forgot about long ago!


These mods can come in a variety of formats and can be created by many tools. Some of them are there own .exes, such as DC and DD, and have their own LBXes, making sure that no original MoO2 files are overwritten. Others, however, use the exact same LBXes as original MOO(these will be shown with *), so in that case, you need to back up your moo2 files. To play these you need to mount them on Dosbox.

List of old mods that will be released:
DifficultChoice or DC- details

DemoDict or DD- details

Decent Rocks mod- map mod for DC and DD

*Mitcian mod- old tech name mod- Download

*EXPa mod 1.4 by c.g- details
*MoO2 1.32 patch, more on

*PK's revolution mod and also balance mods-on PK's old site

*My own mod from 2010, haven't discovered a name for it yet.


These are in the config format and can be played with moo2 launcher or ENABLE.CFG. The download zips will always provide the mod folder, so all you have to do is unzip into 150\mods. 
These mod are the ones that ARE NOT already included in 1.50 download and will be updated pending each new 1.50 version release.

Defensive Anti-Blitz-DAB version 8
Depth386 mod v 503
DemoDict mod
Expanded PickHacking
Traven's Buildsort

Hope this list helps!

Saturday, February 1, 2020


Hello, MoO2 community,
It is my delight to announce that I have posted many old links(using the Wayback Machine) for you guys to access. Some of these include:

1.PK's old site- This is the fansite of the now-inactive master PK. It is the latest working version from the Wayback Machine, in 2006(whew!). It has much useful info about mods and gameplay, as well as English and German translations.

2.ALEX|D's old site- By the German player Alex|D, who was a very good player with plenty of experience. It may not be that convenient in its current form, however.

3.4381's old site-'d you take that domain!). This one has the first major moo2 mod, the appropriately dubbed "1.32 patch". Also includes a forum.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Delay in mods collection release

Hello MoO2 Community,
I'm sorry to inform you guys that the FULL mods collection will be released later than expected. The reason behind this is that just a few days ago 1.50.17 came out, meaning I had to update all the mods in config. This will continue, unfortunately, as long as the patch is in development.
Enjoy playing MOO!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Loknar's Ramblings on MOO2

Merry Christmas Moo'ers! To celebrate the wonderful holiday season I will be posting my very own game review of Master of Orion 2. 

Master of Orion 2 is a turn-based strategy game, focusing on the 4X's, which are eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Coincidentally, the term was coined by one of MoO2's very own developers. I believe gameplay can be divided into five different stages, those being:

1. Race setup and pre-game prep
2. Early development and tech research
3. Expansion and colonization
4. War with other empires
5. Winning the game

You can win the game in 3 ways: By eliminating all other players, by winning the council vote, and by defeating the Antarans.

If I were to rate MoO2, I would give the regular version(1.31) 90 points and 1.50 patch 95 points. I really enjoy the aspects of empire management, tactical combat, and modding.

Of course, since I only have 1.5 years of experience, it would be impossible for me to describe the whole game with a simple blog post. MoO2 is best summarized by those who have played it the most
so here are some links to strategy guides.

I.Cybersaber's Strategy Guide- One of the best ever written and most widely used

II.Gamespot's GameFAQs
MOO2 section with various (old) guides and other info.

III.Kfizzle's MOO2 Guide
Another old guide, but very detailed.

Of course, there are also many great MoO2 videos on youtube, and great tips on community forums.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Thanks for visiting my MoO2 page! Here are a few things about me and my blog:
-I'm not quite an experienced player, as I have only played for about 1.5 years. I did read many strategy guides and wikis, so I know some info but am still not a match for vets.
-My favorite mod to play is usually VDC.
-I like to mod with config and create my own variations of the game.
-My blog focuses on modding, the 1.50 patch, and using MoO2 tools.
-Check MONTHLY for NEW blog posts. I may post more frequently if time allows.

Coming soon-
A collection of mods, updated with each version.
List of tools and guides on how to use them.

With that,