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Dune 2000

Windows - 1998

Alt names חולית 2000, D2K
Year 1998
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States (1998)
Canada, United States (1999)
Germany (2000)
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom (2003)
Genre Strategy
Theme Licensed Title, RTS, Real-Time, Regional differences, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, War
Publisher Dice Multi Media Europe B.V., Electronic Arts, Inc., Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd., Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd., Westwood Studios, Inc.
Developer Intelligent Games Ltd, Westwood Studios, Inc.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Free-roaming camera, Diagonal-down
4.51 / 5 - 148 votes

Description of Dune 2000

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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 Build your units and collect the melange.

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Home of Dune2K mods: High resolution patch at the bottom of the page, as well as here:

Thanks to KoFiPL for his comment

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How to play Dune 2000 Windows

For Users with Windows 95, 98, XP etc.

  1. Download ISO.
  2. Downloag ImgBurn.
  3. Click “Write image file to disc.”
  4. Select ISO.
  5. Burn to a CD-R or CD-RW
  6. Install on old system and Enjoy.

For users with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10

  1. Download Gruntmods Edition
  2. Follow directions on .EXE file. This is a modifcation of the game and more information and updates can be found at

Comments and reviews

TC 2024-03-19 0 point

Burning the ISO to a DVD then installing from the disk worked for me. On Linux.

SoulsBornFan9851 2023-11-11 5 points

Hi all,

I'm a massive Dune fan, and I got to say I'm loving this game. I'm not the biggest Real Time Strategy Vet, so I haven't had this much fun from an RTS since playing the original Warcraft all those years ago.

I experimented with all those download options listed below. I'm running on Windows 10.

-I Tried the ISO alone with install and 'mount' and it was a bit of a mess; FAILURE.

-I Tried the Gruntmods Edition, with the ISO extracted and mounted. I copied the movie and sound files from the extraction of the ISO. This was a nice trick BTW, but it has a major flaw. All movie files work, except for the Bene Gesserit introduction, and the Atreides Briefings that feature John Rhys Davies from Sliders and LOTR fame. I needed to see those cutscenes!! So...PLAYABLE, but not the complete package even after mass configuration

- I tried the OpenRA version. Installed easy enough and the whole interface has been given a modern uplift. It also has very ready online support and ongoing online skirmishes, even now. SO if that's your cup of tea, go for that. I also had the ISO lodged, so I'm not sure if SOME cutscenes work for that reason, but at least 4 Atreides Briefing cut-scenes with John Rhys Davies worked. But I'm hearing online that the OpenRA version is missing many of the Atreides missions (therefore missing those classic cut-scenes), plus it lacks the intro cut-scenes featuring the cinematic intro opening and the Bene Gesserit opening giving context to much of the campain. PLAYABLE, BUT IF YOU WAN'T THE CAMPAIN IN ALL ITS OLD SCHOOL GLORY, THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT WITH THIS ONE.


Dune 2000 - All In One Installer.


gg 2023-09-08 0 point

@nick must be trolling, how is installing linux, than another linux, and then wine ON linux a 'quick fix' for running it on Windows? trying to confuse users.

luis 2023-07-30 0 point

Gracias... tengo 70 años y me gusta.
gracias de nuevo por lo que nos dan.

RDJ 2022-04-07 4 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 -4 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 0 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 -1 point

If you are trying to run it on Windows 10, there is a quick-fix that is installing Manjaro or Pop!_OS 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 3 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 3 points

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.

sammy 2020-12-05 -2 points

i woule really to have thig for window 10

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

Doc 2020-07-07 1 point

Sincere thanks for Dune 2000.

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!

Josh 2020-04-16 -1 point

Movies don't play :/

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 -4 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

prince 2017-03-25 -1 point

good game.i like this game.thank you so much.

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?

Ralph 2016-10-28 0 point

is the game Baal available...I cant remember who produced it...

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 for the download.

CC 2016-08-12 -1 point

why is this a CD burn? i thought it was DL and play

KoFiPL 2016-07-26 -2 points

Dune 2000 Hi Resolution Patch (works great!)

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Windows Version

DownloadRIP Gruntmods Edition English version 94 MB DownloadISO Version English version 601 MB DownloadAll in one Installer by Dato
includes cncnet5, multi language pack, multiplayer/co op maps, biggest pack of custom campaigns/mods, mission launcher with support for modded missions, map editor with support for the new game features, dune2000config, cutscenes, custom tilesets, cncnet music pack and all optional files English version Russian version Portuguese version Spanish; Castilian version German version French version Italian version 1.2 GB
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includes cncnet5, multi language pack, multiplayer/co op maps, mission launcher, map editor, dune2000config and all optional files. English version Russian version Portuguese version Spanish; Castilian version German version French version Italian version 44 MB
ManualEnglish version 2 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Dune 2000, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

PatchHighRes Patch English version 3 MB PatchPatch 1.06 English version 5 MB

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