Dune: Spice Wars

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Dune: Spice Wars
Dune: Spice Wars cover
Developers
Shiro Games
Publishers
Funcom
Shiro Games
Engines
Heaps
Release dates
Windows Early access
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres 4X, RTS, Strategy
Art styles Stylized
Themes Sci-fi
Series Dune
Dune: Spice Wars on MobyGames
Dune: Spice Wars on Wikipedia
Dune
Dune 1992
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty 1992
Dune 2000 1998
Emperor: Battle for Dune 2001
Frank Herbert's Dune 2001
OpenRA (unofficial) 2010
Dune: Spice Wars EA
Dune: Awakening TBA

Dune: Spice Wars is an upcoming singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view 4X, RTS and strategy game in the Dune series.

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\D4X\options.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1605220/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\D4X\save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1605220/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No option to disable.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Select from 60, 85, 100, 120 or 144 in-game.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Color blind mode
Added on 25 October 2022; protanopia, deuteranopia, tritanopia

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Speed only changable for camera panning and zooming.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Environment, Music, UI & Voices.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
Lobbies are split to geographical regions; the player's region can be changed at will in the game's settings, and can optionally be ignored when browsing the lobby list.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Private rooms in the online lobby are possible to use, however.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.4
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL, WWise
Input SDL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10, 11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1605220/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1605220) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References