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DOS - 1992

Alt names 沙丘魔堡II :王朝的建立, הקרב על אראקיס :II חולית, Dune II: Битва Древних Династий, Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis, Dune II: Der Kampf um Arrakis, Dune II: Battle for Arrakis, Dune 2
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, Germany, United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Licensed Title, RTS, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, War
Publisher Virgin Games, Ltd.
Developer Westwood Studios, Inc.
Perspectives Top-Down, Free-roaming camera
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73

For small DOS games like Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty, you can play online immediately with your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer...). This feature is still experimental, the game may not work properly. Warning: game save should work, but you should try it early! Also, be careful to select the right game executable in the list below.

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To exit fullscreen mode, press escape. Playing experience can be poor due to your browser or your computer. Download Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty and launch it with DOSBox to have the best playing experience!

If the game is too fast or too slow, try hitting CTRL-F11 (slower) and CTRL-F12 (faster).

Comments

CleverFox2 2021-01-22

Keep getting a ran errer when trying to play it threw the browser but, that might be because it wasn’t intended to be played on an iPad lol

DOS 2020-12-30

Means you're at level 7 or better.
I found the devastator a bit of a useless weapon, tbh. Too slow. A basic foot soldier can move faster. This makes them vulnerable. And they're 800 bucks.
If you're at 7 (or greater) you're on the way and don't need too many tips. Explore using cheaper units like quads. Use basic tanks for base defence. Siege tanks for offence, and stay just outside the range of enemy turrets. Launchers for building destruction.
Hint 1) Killing enemy rocket turrets: Use the launcher to aim one square short of the turret. The launcher then remains out of range. There's about a 30% chance of rockets overshooting the target. Eventually the turret will be killed.

Hint 2) Use a trooper to attack an enemy harvester. (This only works when out of the range of enemy turrets or tanks, which will destroy the trooper first.) As soon as the harvester turns toward it, run toward an area of rock, or at least away from spice. Once the harvester flattens the trooper, it stops. Don't then destroy it; the enemy base associated with that harvester has no more income while the thing is parked there.

Hint 3) when you get to level 8 or 9, build a palace, as soon as you have other base features such as refineries, production factories, defensive turrets etc. The harkonnen palace is capable of launching a nuke every 10 minutes or so. They aren't very accurate, but they pretty much destroy anything within a 3 square radius of the hit.

There's lots more but that should help a bit.

That one guy 2020-12-28

Idk the mission number but I just unlocked the devastator for the harkonnen

DOS 2020-12-25

That one guy, about a hundred. What level are you up to, what side are you playing as, and what do you want to know?

That one guy 2020-12-02

any good stratagies?

rjceasar 2020-11-08

How do I clear my cookies/files on this game? I've played this a few times now, and when I get to level 3, I can't even get myself squared away and build the necessary things I need before I am under attack. I agree with Dave - you don't have a chance when you are being attacked by seven opponent vehicles and you only have four and can not make any.......

Roddy 2020-10-14

I worked at Virgin Games in 95-96 and remember playing this before I started testing Command & Conquer.
About to have a 25 year blast from the past!

dudeyyyy 2020-08-30

i only got up to level 5

dudeyyyy 2020-07-05

I LOVE IT

EnVy 2020-06-10

@dave i got up to level 9 when i was 4......

Splitcell 2020-05-04

This is a real game for a real man. Back in my day you had to smash your head against the wall to beat these games. This will put hair on your chest boy!

Tronix 2020-05-03

I Love this Game .. spent many an hour with it :)

dave 2019-10-16

oh i'm not talking about hard, difficult, complex, taxing etc etc im talking about plain old impossible. e.g.
1. worms never attack AI only me
2. AI never sink into the sand, i do
3. AI out ranges me
4. AI can build more units
5. AI harvests more stuff than me with one harvester vs my two
6. it takes so long to destroy one unit (with 5 attackers) that the AI can build 2 in the time it takes
7. AI units are flat out better
8. all user harvest fields are patrolled by worms
see its not about difficulty, you flat out cannot kill the AI before it replenishes its units. its not possible, you cant do enough damage before it replenishes. your stuck in a stalemate until you run out of resources, them because the AI always has more, you lose. so perseverance wont work.

p.s the game play itself doesn't work for me. without the ability to group units the micromanagement is crazy high. gives you a strain on the mouse hand

Muad'Dib 2019-10-12

Really Dave? I finished this with every house multiple times, back in the day. Persevere.

dave 2019-10-11

well this is pointless. you simply cannot win the game. the AI has limitless resources, builds units faster than you, they are stronger than yours and you have a very limiting unit cap. simple answer is stalemate until you run out of resources, which the AI does not. then you die. their are no other outcomes at all. what a waste of time

Pon 2018-12-04

You must use multiple files to save your status, it's totally works ; )

DBG 2018-11-18

Thank you so much!!!

Arcaine 2018-10-03

Nice one , but "save" dont work ! i REALLY love this Game! now, so as i bought it original a century ago :) not possible to play it in one turn ....

GoldShade 2018-08-23

Oh my.
This is bringing back old childhood memorys. I'm really happy to see that this game still excists.

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