Windows - 1998
Description of Dune 2000
Dune 2000 is a real time strategy game developed by Intelligent Games and released by Westwood Studios in 1998. This game is a reimagining of the seminal RTS Dune II. Westwood Studios created that game as well as the ever-popular Command and Conquer series.
Dune 2000 takes place in the ever-expansive Dune universe written by Frank Herbert and son Brian. The gameplay lets you play as the three major factions of the first book. The Atriedes, Ordos, or Harkonen forces. The mission tasks allow you to have different goals such as harvesting enough spice or the RTS staple mission 'destroy everything.' There are different difficulty levels that allow newcomers and veterans of the genre alike.
The colorful sprites and backgrounds allow for tons of enemies on screen. The stand-out feature of this game are the somewhat dated, but entertaining full motion video cut scenes. The characters speak directly to the camera to you as the military commander, and are a nice touch given the quality of the costumes. John Rhys-Davies from the show Sliders and Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy offers a decent performance despite the CD-quality video.
The music provides a quality orchestral sound to the epic battles. The grunts and responses from infantry to the tank units provide reinforcement to the gameplay.
Overall the game is great for fans of Dune and RTS games. For those trying to boot a disc onto a system from Windows 95 through XP it is recommended that you download the ISO and use a burner to create a disc. For those on newer (XP or higher) systems an updated version is available as the Gruntmods Edition offers higher resolution gameplay as well as online or LAN play at https://cncnet.org/dune-2000. Build your units and collect the melange.
Review By Derek
Thanks to KoFiPL for his comment
Want to play online? Go to https://cncnet.org/dune-2000.
How to play Dune 2000 Windows
For Users with Windows 95, 98, XP etc.
- Download ISO.
- Downloag ImgBurn.
- Click “Write image file to disc.”
- Select ISO.
- Burn to a CD-R or CD-RW
- Install on old system and Enjoy.
For users with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
- Download Gruntmods Edition
- Follow directions on .EXE file. This is a modifcation of the game and more information and updates can be found at https://cncnet.org/dune-2000.
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Comments and reviews
RDJ 2022-04-07 3 points
Back in the year 2000, my A-level IT class used to just spend the whole lesson playing this on the LAN. I can still see it now - a long row of beige 19-inch CRT monitors the size of fridges all showing pixellated desert. None of the machines had sound cards so the wars went on in silence.
LT668 2021-11-29 -2 points
Each his own about OpenRA-Dune2000. Tried it and no thankyou. To much changed and not for the better i'd say, just makes me want the original even more.
In its own aspect OpenRA makes a descent effort and certainly will appeal to plenty with the online+skirmish i reckon.
BROMIE 2021-10-23 1 point
Yes I did and its fairly easy. Just unrar your ISO file, that you got from here. It has to be full ISO file, not the RIP version. Mount it with your Windows 10 (I believe thats what you are using XD ). Install OpenRA then and as soon as you star it, it will recognize the disc and will give you an option to install additional content, ie movies and music. Bam, you are all done and ready to kick some a55! ;)
Nick0S 2021-10-13 2 points
If you are trying to run it on Windows 10, there is a quick-fix that is installing Manjaro https://manjaro.org/ or Pop!_OS https://pop.system76.com/ and run:
$ sudo pacman -S wine #Manjaro
$ sudo apt install wine #PopOS
to install WINE.
There, now you can run any programas for any version of windows with commands like:
$ wine game.exe
Nebari10 2021-09-18 2 points
You mean you managed to install the sounds and videos from the ISO to openRA? Share your wisdom, because that sounds awesome!
Bromie 2021-02-04 1 point
If you would like to run it in Windows 10, you can download Open Ra engine to run it in! Link here:
Just discovered it myself, had a little play and the game runs incredible! You can also mount ISO and install all the original music and videos! It works for Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn too.
bazza 2020-10-30 -4 points
im trying to run this on windows 10 but alas no luck can I but a win 10 version
Miguel 2020-04-26 3 points
Get OpenRA and install, it gives you Dune 2000, Red Alert and Tiberium Dawn. Just need the iso here to install the music and videos!
Billy 2019-09-21 -1 point
Childhood game, awesome - their is a way to cheat lol and get unlimited money from harvest in all levels (google it)
Davan2019 2019-08-25 -3 points
For some reason it keeps saying "Unable to locate necessary files" when I try to install it from my Windows XP virtual machine.
HarkonnenTrooper303 2018-11-26 1 point
Ah... the remake of Dune 2: The Building of a Dynasty. Very nice game, i also recommend playing Emperor: Battle For Dune, the sequel to Dune 2000.
HASHIM AMLA 2018-06-10 0 point
DUNE is a intresting strategy game i hve playet dune it is about 10 levels last level was hard it take hours to finish me it
junbug 2017-11-26 -2 points
i download the file but it wont unzip i like computers but not a guru please help and where do i put the file
Pluck 2017-07-09 3 points
Downloaded this to put music into openRA Dune 2000 mod, worked perfectly. Thanks :3
Shponglehead 2017-01-12 -6 points
I am having problems installing the game. It won't run with 64 bit and because I can't install it, I can't put the patch in the correct directory. Help?
moobeepbeep 2016-08-26 0 point
I struggled to get this working on a 64bit pc but there's a gruntmods edition worth looking for .... for the die hard fan. I used this download to copy the movie folder. What a game it's absolutely brilliant. Thankyou myabandonware.com for the download.
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