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  1. hey, so first of all i wanted to thank the uploader of caesar 2 and the wonderfully informative admin on this forum, got it up and running, some kind of dos/windows version hybrid, but it works.
    So now i`m thinking back to grade school when i used to play caesar 2, and i seem to remember some mellow background music wthat i was expanding and conquering empires to. IS this a figment of my imagination? or is there some missing file i can aquire? thankz

    sincerey, a hardcore dos gamer

    Comment by bigleftplaya — August 20, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  2. You’re not imagining, my friend. The Windows version has music, but the DOS version does not.

    Comment by SimpsonsFanatic — September 21, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  3. The DOS version DOES have music. I play the DOS version through DOSbox and I do indeed have music. I suggest going to the DOS prompt and running SETSOUND to configure your sound settings. General Midi or MPU-401 provide the best midi playback. Good luck.

    Comment by Diogenes — November 11, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

  4. Actually, there are two versions. The CD version has music for DOS – the floppy version doesn’t.

    Comment by Diogenes — November 11, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

  5. i just want to tell you
    that Caesar II no longer available for download at abandonia

    does anybody know any alternative download?

    Comment by Shiro — November 26, 2008 @ 5:04 am

  6. Both the Win and the DOS versions of Caesar2 have music.
    But they are different, but the win version has the better music, in my honest opinion.

    Comment by arkanis — December 7, 2008 @ 4:30 am

  7. I am currently playing Caesar II on Vista, and got it to work, but no sound at all. . . Any suggestions?

    Comment by Joe — February 18, 2010 @ 11:39 am

  8. Only religious and entertainment structures that have FORUM ACCESS count towards your Culture rating. Not knowing this held me back for some time!

    Comment by Neil — March 14, 2010 @ 8:19 am

  9. Hey guys! I love this game!
    I am at my 3rd province in the campaign..I was looking forward to my first battle…but when I wanted ti take charge and fight the battle myself, the game crashed for this reason:
    Error loading battle data: RO2SWDA.PL8
    Is this file missing from my version? Do you have it?

    PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPP!

    Comment by DAN — March 30, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

  10. @DAN: This file is on the CD. If you’re playing in Dosbox, the most convenient way is to make or download an ISO of the CD (not all abandonware sites have the ISO, so you have to search around), then load it by typing (in dosbox):

    imgmount d path-of-iso -t iso

    This will mount the ISO as drive d:, then play the game as usual and battles should work.

    Comment by kleine — May 13, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

  11. Why when I build some houses after some time they starts to burn?

    Comment by Richard — December 4, 2011 @ 10:30 am

  12. @Dan, if you are still around I will try to post up a full version of the game here (if that is legal of course, I have no idea).

    @Richard, you need to build a prefeacture in order to put out fires. To avoid them totaly you need to assing plebs to fire prevention duty. As you build more and more you’ll need more plebs for this duty. Actually this is one of the most manforce consuming duties.

    Comment by Jorge — January 5, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

  13. I don’t have any income for population tax and industry tax. It says (av. bill 0. 00Dn). Can some please tell me how I can make money, because I really don’t get it! Thanks in advance 🙂

    Comment by Anne — February 16, 2012 @ 6:30 am

  14. Anne,

    Don’t know if you are reading this or not but the only way to collect taxes is to build forums. Forums send out walkers known as forum clerks. As these clerks pass by any houses or industries, they collect tax.

    Have fun!
    Ogün

    Comment by Ogün — May 9, 2012 @ 5:15 am

  15. Similar to Anne, I’m having a lot of trouble raising any industry tax. When I go to the province, business is booming but I can’t seem to make it happen within the city.

    Thanks for any help!

    Comment by Joe — October 10, 2012 @ 10:55 am

  16. Joe,
    it seems to be, that you ordered a too high industry tax. If the provincional business works ok, so that the ressources are produced, the cause has to be in the later production-phases. Go to your city, click the right button on any square and check the window with information about facilities in this square (third from left). Down you see the “Population…” and “Industry growth rate”. If this last isn’t good, very good or excellent, I bet your industry tax is too high. BTW: The average or bad population growth rate is a signal to lower the population tax as well.

    Back to the industry: Feel like the merchant. He has to get his ressources (in your game +) and the cost of his production have to be lower than his income. More people in the town under influence of markets, the more income a factory can generate. If he earns a lot (you see it because of good ind. growth rate), you can tax him high – he pays a lot to the state, but a lot stays in his pocket; he has also motivation to run his business. If your taxes are too high, the most of income of the industrian is lost to the state. He doesn’t see the sense of running business. And if he doesn’t produce, he doesn’t create an income, that you could tax.

    Comment by Eryk — December 5, 2012 @ 6:47 am

  17. I made an interesting discovery, at least for the DOS version that seems to circulate:

    You CAN run into the red, as far as you want, without cheating! But there’s a trick to it. You have to make a profit – ANY PROFIT – every other year. You can as much as you want on the years the “no denarii!” popup shows. But on the years Caesar gives you a “stern warning”, you have to look at your treasury in the forum. As long as you are making a surplus, Caesar will only give you a “no denarii!” notice the next year. But if you make a loss two years in a row, it’s game over.

    But as long as you make even 1 Denarius in surplus, even only one, you can spend dozens, even hundreds, of thousands of denarii the next year!

    Comment by ChesterKhan — June 30, 2015 @ 11:47 pm

  18. I’ve made a couple of promotions and achieved the same in Hispania. When I chose this option I returned to the main menu. Any idea why this is?

    Comment by Chrizzzie — November 30, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

  19. Ok guys here is my tip:
    If you are blocked by prosperity rating saying “You should increase city population” :
    -Increasing population has no effect
    -What counts is the ratio : population tax value divided by population
    -So basically remove every house not being a Big Palace (except the labor tents for business industries)
    -if it is not sufficient and you only need to ‘jump’ to 5% more prosperity to win, just increase your population tax % (warning : in long term it will cause population decrease and riots)

    Comment by Thomas — February 1, 2016 @ 4:49 pm

  20. + removing every house not being a Big Palace will boost your cultural settings (ratio : number of worship/entertainment buildings divided population)

    Comment by Thomas — February 1, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

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