This site was designed due to an addiction to the original MtG computer game released in 1997 which can be downloaded upon Request from this site. I have mirrored the simple installation instructions.

Known Bugs

  1. In Shalandar when purchasing cards in a town hit the "y" key for yes or the "n" key for no. The buttons do not appear.
  2. The deck editor appears to be incompatible with Logitech mice. There are a few options. You can read about possible solutions in the nt compatible forum, you can edit the decks in the Playdecks folder by hand (won't help with Shalandar) or you can uninstall the mouse/trackball.
  3. In the Shalandar game when you have a random encounter all the dialogue does not always appear.
  4. I am keeping a list of cards that don't appear to work in this game. If you have figured out how to make them work, or if you have a deck that you would like to add to this collection, email me at

If you run into any other bugs and/or bug fixes drop me an email or leave a comment in the blog.

Windows XP

If you're running Windows XP and have been having trouble getting MicroProse's Magic: The Gathering PC game to work check out the Updated Windows XP Instructions on my installation instructions page.


Want to play MtG over a LAN? Bill Roth from Michigain wrote out some helpful ManaLink Connection Instructions. Note: not recommended over an open network, as one of the steps includes turning off your firewall.


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The PC Game

This Magic: The Gathering circa 1997, the card set is 4th edition and earlier! You can create decks and play them against the AI. Or you can enter Shalandar, a fantasy adventure world where you fight duels for ante, and build decks from your spoils.

The Site

This is an abandonware website built to host this old game. Other people have been kind enough to write detailed setup instructions for operating systems up to Windows XP. Since I was not the person who even wrote the instructions, I do not offer support beyond these pages.

Magic: The Gathering is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast. This is a non-profit site for the personal entertainment of myself and my friends.