Running Frontier Elite 2 with DOSBox
Frontier Elite 2 was released in 1993 and was intended to run under DOS rather than Windows. This has caused difficulties for people wishing to play FE2 on their modern PCs, and a few unfortunate Windows XP users have been unable to run the game at all.
DOSBox sets up a DOS environment on your PC, with all memory issues etc addressed. The DOSBox website has all the details, including a list of all the games it will run, but for the basic purpose of getting FE2 to run, all you need is here at FrontierAstro.
Firstly, create a folder on your C drive called Frontier.
Download the DOSBox 0.74 Installer to your desktop and run the program, installing the program to the default location as shown above
Download this small zip file to your desktop and extract the contents to C:Frontier
Now execute the "run_FE2" batch file and, with a bit of luck, shareware FE2 should load up and run. If it doesn't then its possible you didn't place the files exactly as specified above. If that's the case, move them as appropriate or amend the batch files so that they match up with the Frontier and DOSBox locations.