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Exile 2 Icon Exile II: Crystal Souls 2.0.1 for Windows

  • 1995 Eddy Award Honorable Mention for Best Shareware Game of the Year
  • ZiffNet rating - "5 of 5 stars"
  • "Shareware Standout" - July 1996 Computer Player

Exile II: Crystal Souls is the sequel to the shareware hit Exile: Escape From the Pit. Several years have passed since the events in the first game. Now, the Empire, the cruel monolithic nation ruling the surface world, has realized that Exile, the nation they created, has become highly dangerous. Their troops are now being teleported into Exile in great numbers, overwhelming the defenses of the beleagured souls below.

There is hope, though. It comes in the form of a new, bizarre race of creatures, who live in the deepest of the caves. Will you be able to summon aid to your cause, before every last soul in your homeland is wiped out?

To download Exile II, click on Download Exile II below. The file is about 2 MB. Once you have it, run EXIL2V20.EXE to decompress it. The file INSTALL.EXE will appear. Run it to install Exile II.
If you have version 1.0: There was a serious bug. Select Download Exile II Upgrade, in the table below, and then go to Exile II Upgrade Instructions.

This game might not be compatible with some certain recent versions of the Windows operating system. For more details, consult our Compatibility Guide.

This game is now free to play.

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Text Icon Exile II FAQ

Troubleshooting FAQ for all our exile games.
The complete Exile 2: Crystal Souls Hint Book is available for free here on our site.

Note for Windows XP (and later) Users -"16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem" Error

Some people have had a problem with our older games not running on Windows XP. Trying to run the game gives an error similar to this one:

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem path to the program that you are trying to start or install C:\Windows\System32\config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

This problem is caused by several files in your operating system being damaged. (This damage can be caused by, among other things, a Trojan horse.) More information about the problem can be found here.

We current have working versions of the damaged files available here. Download them, uncompress them, and copy them into the Windows\System32 folder.

Alternately, you can learn more about this problem and how to repair it using your Windows system disks from Microsoft.

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