Abandonware DOS title

Magic: The Gathering

MicroProse Software developed the Windows XP fantasy strategy game Magic: The Gathering in 1997. Magic: The Gathering is currently abandonware, runs on Windows XP and can be played in single player, multiplayer (Internet) modes. It's available for download.
Magic: The Gathering screenshot
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Downloads for Magic: The Gathering

Trouble running this game? Check out the F.A.Q.

To run Magic: The Gathering, first run setup.bat and wait for it to finish, then double click on Magic.reg to add what's needed to the Windows registry.

If you have trouble running or configuring the game, follow the instructions at shandalar.net.

If the deck editor (DECK.EXE) doesn't work (it could crash after a couple of seconds), download the "Deck editor fix" and follow the instructions included in the README.txt.

You will probably need a Virtual Machine to run the game.


Screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.


YouTube video courtesy of Squakenet.com.

Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Magic: The Gathering is often referred to as Shandalar after the plane of Shandalar, where the game takes place.

The Spells of the Ancients expansion pack was released on September 1, 1997. It included an upgrade of the game engine and interface, improved AI, and a sealed-deck tournament feature. It also added cards from older editions of the base set, the expansion sets Arabian Nights and Antiquities.

Duels of the Planeswalkers was an upgraded version of the original game released on January 14, 1998. Owners of the original game were eligible for a mail-in rebate. It included the original game, all of the upgrades included in Spells of the Ancients, and 80 new cards from the expansion sets Legends and The Dark.

Twelve unique cards, constituting the Astral set, were exclusive to this computer game and not printed on paper (with the exception of the oversized Aswan Jaguar included in the box) They used completely randomized effects that would be difficult to play in an actual game.

players: single player, multiplayer (Internet)

input: keyboard, mouse

distribution: cd-rom

graphics: SuperVGA

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