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Dune 2000

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Dune 2000
Dune 2000 cover
Developers
Intelligent Games
Westwood Studios
Publishers
First 1998 prints only Virgin Interactive
Electronic Arts
Re-release Sold Out Software
Release dates
Windows September 4, 1998
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Sci-fi
Series Dune
Dune 2000 on HowLongToBeat
Dune 2000 on MobyGames
Dune 2000 on Wikipedia
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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

Key points

Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.

General information

Dune Wiki - The Duniverse
Dune2K.com (a.k.a. FED2K) - A major Dune fansite with an active community
D2K+ - A modding site
CnCNet (multiplayer replacement)
Dune 2000 section on CNCNZ.com
Dune 2000 section on C&C Communications Center

Availability

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

Patches

Latest official patch

Patch 1.06 brings multiplayer fixes and improvements, as well as new multiplayer-only units.

Unofficial 1.06p patch

Enables high resolutions, a no-CD option, and windowed mode. Comes with a configuration tool for compatibility settings.

Skip intro video

Run the game with the -N command line argument[1]

Playing without the CD

Follow the procedure[2]
  1. Install the game using a Custom Installer.[3]
  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 official 1.06 patch.
5. Install the unofficial 1.06p patch and the Dune 2000 Config tool.
6. Use the Configuration Tool to set your desired resolution.
7. Run the game.

Game data

Configuration file location

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

Save game data location

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

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Use the unofficial 1.06p patch
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Sensitivity only applies to scrolling speed
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Fan translation.[4] Download.
Spanish
Russian
1. Unofficial localization by «Fargus Multimedia»
2. Unofficial localization by «GSC Game World»
Russian
Fan voice-over by «ENPY Studio»

Network

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

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Versus
Uses IPX protocol. The CnCNet client includes its own workaround.
Online play
6 Versus
Lobbies point to XWIS by default since 2005 as part of an agreement with EA. CnCNet is a more popular alternative.

Issues fixed

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows

By using a custom installer[citation needed]
  1. Download and extract D2KInst.zip.[5]
  2. Insert the Dune 2000 CD in the optical drive.
  3. Run D2Kinst.exe and follow the prompts.
  4. Install Patch 1.06 if you would like your game to be up to date.
  5. 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 the changes and close the file.
  7. 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

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes VQA
Multiplayer Westwood Online

Command line arguments

Command[1] Description
-N Skips intro
-M Disables cutscenes
-S Disables game audio
-G Forces screen resolution to 640x480
-8 Forces 8-bit color depth
-6 Forces 16-bit color depth
-F Enables video back buffer for troubleshooting

System requirements

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