Dune 2000

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Dune 2000
Dune 2000 cover
Developers
Intelligent Games
Westwood Studios
Publishers
1998-1999 Virgin Interactive
2000-present Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows August 31, 1998
Dune 2000 on MobyGames
Dune 2000 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

Key points

Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.
OpenRA is a modernized open-source version of the Westwood 2D engine which features a "Dune 2000" mod.

General information

Dune Wiki - The Duniverse
Dune2K.com - A major Dune fansite with an active community
D2K+ - A modding site

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Disc required for single player and multiplayer hosting.
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest official patch[edit]

Patch 1.06 brings multiplayer fixes and improvements.

Unofficial 1.06p patch[edit]

Enables high resolutions and windowed mode. Comes with a Configuration Tool for compatibility settings.

Playing without the CD[edit]

Follow the procedure[citation needed]
  1. Install the game using a Custom Installer.[1]
  2. From the CD copy the folders MISSIONS, MOVIES and MUSIC to <path-to-game>\DUNE\Data\.
  3. Edit the file <path-to-game>\DUNE\RESOURCE.CFG and change it accordingly:
data\
data\movies\
data\music\
data\missions\
data\maps\

4. Install the Unofficial 1.06p patch and the Dune 2000 Config tool.
5. Use the Configuration Tool to set your desired resolution.
6. Run the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\dune2000.cfg[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameSave[Note 1]

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Russian
1. Unofficial localization by «Fargus Multimedia»
2. Unofficial localization by «GSC Game World»
Russian
Fan voice-over by «ENPY Studio»

Network[edit]

LAN play supports spawn installs; only the hosting player needs to have the CD inserted.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Use CnCNet, a modern lobby for classic Westwood games.
Online play
6 Use CnCNet, a modern lobby for classic Westwood games.

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

By using a custom installer[citation needed]
  1. Grab D2KInst.zip.[2]
  2. Extract D2Kinst.zip
  3. Insert the Dune 2000 CD in your optical drive.
  4. Run D2Kinst.exe and follow the prompts.
  5. Install Patch 1.06 if you would like your game to be up to date.
  6. Launch the game.
Manual method[citation needed]
  1. Run Universal Extractor.
  2. Extract SETUP\SETUP.Z on the CD to a folder somewhere convenient.
  3. Go to the extracted folder.
  4. Edit RESOURCE.CFG.
  5. Change data lines pointing to movies, music and missions to the optical drive (e.g. D:).
  6. Save your changes and close the file.
  7. Make a shortcut to DUNE2000.EXE somewhere convenient.
  8. Install Patch 1.06 if you would like your game to be up to date.

Notes

The CD must be in the drive to play.
If the game refuses to start a new game with the CD you have made a mistake with these steps.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References