Dune 2000 is now a free sci-fi real-time strategy video game, originally developed by Intelligent Games and released by Westwood Studios in 1998 for Microsoft Windows and later PlayStation. It was a partial remake of Dune II, which was more or less based on Frank Herbert‘s Dune universe. The game uses a similar game engine to Westwood’s Command & Conquer: Red Alert. The version of Dune 2000 described here only refers to the free-to-play relaunch provided by GruntMods Studios, with multiplayer online modes hosted by CnCNet. This game is now available free for nostalgic RTS gamers from the last century, low computer specs, game historians, and fans of the Dune universe more generally.
A Mac-compatible version has been planned for release for years so this may not happen anytime soon. However players have successfully used a workaround provided by Paul The Tall using his PC to Mac porting tool.
Issues with missing cut scenes may be resolved by downloading the corresponding files separately here: gruntmods.com/cutscenes-and-extra-content/
▶ Extra levels: Exclusive Levels developed by GruntMods Studios.
▶ Cut Scenes: Original full motion cut scene videos available as an optional add-on.
▶ Cross-system: Compatible with Windows Vista/7/8.1 and Windows 10
▶ Original campaign: Mission Select Menu, complete with difficulty options to allow you full access to the original campaign missions at any time.
▶ Game launcher: to patch the game to the latest version, along with displaying news and providing easy access to numerous game features.
▶ Rise of the Mercenaries: Includes 3 missions of the expansion “Rise of the Mercenaries”, where you play as the greedy Mercenary Guild.
▶ Custom Campaign Creation Tutorial: Includes demo of the Campaign Creation Tutorial written by GruntMods Studios.
▶ D2K+ community toolkit: Includes access to the D2K+ community toolkit out of the box, allowing you to quickly dive into creating custom content.
▶ 4 new music tracks: New Beginning, House Corrino, Mekanikz Tweekz and Misuse Of Force.
▶ Online Multiplayer: Full multiplayer support through CnCNet.
▶ HD Graphics: Support for HD screen resolutions, such as 1920×1080.
▶ Support for English, Italian, German and French Languages