Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty – Download

Game Summary:

  • Release name: 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 States
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Theme: Licensed Title, RTS, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, War
  • Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  • Developer: Westwood Studios, Inc.
  • Perspectives: Top-Down, Free-roaming camera
  • Dosbox supporthttp://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=170 – Fully supported on 0.73
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Not sure if this is pre cracked or not but I found a crack for the game here: http://www.gamers.org/pub/games/uwp-uml/romulus/cracks/dune2.txt
Not sure if it works on the unofficial patches, but given they′re technically the same files it should. You can also find a "universal" game cracker for dos here: http://www.gamers.org/pub/games/uwp-uml/romulus/cracks/cracker.arj
You write text files with file and offset information and the program reads and changes it to so when opened by it.

Also it′s worth noting that calling the second download for the DOS version the "French" version is misleading as it actually has English French and German. It′s know as the European release in the community.

This game was the best game ever. Played it dead!
But now that I′m reviving it for myself, I bumped up against a technical issue with the dosbox.
I can′t enter the setup.exe. It stops at language selection. No matter if I choose english, french or german, the dosbox gives this error:

"IO error with SETUPENG.DIP (2) - exiting"

The same turns out with the other two languages, but then saying SETUPFRE.DIP and SETUPGER.DIP.

Anyone know what′s up here?

I don′t agree with all the hype of this game. Way too much management required, I mean you must do EVERYTHING which makes the game impossible to enjoy. The first two levels maybe, but in the advanced levels all you do for hours is make, send, repair. Make, send, repair. Make, send, repair. Now tell me, doesn′t that sound fun? I give it four stars for graphics, and a one star for playability.

This game was the first game I really got hooked on. I remember my father coming home with a case of floppies on the day of the release and I would just sit for hours between me coming home from school and him coming home from work (and shooing me away from the computer so he could play).

This game helped me learn English (as I′m not a native English speaker) and the music is etched to my mind to this day.

This game is a little primitive, but its a legacy game, and has a number of fun features, mining the spice, running from sandworms, a special attack unique to your house, and ordering military hardware by spaceport.

You cannot group units and give them multiple orders, the AI will attack in always the same place, and the play is limited and linear. Nonetheless, this game is worth playing.

The first RTS I played (maybe the first). It′s the father of games like Warcraft or Command & Conquer. See older comments (30)

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Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty – Download - Free Full version

  1. Download
  2. Unzip files
  3. Setup and Install
  4. Launch the game.
  5. Play!
Enjoy..!

16 Responses to Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty – Download

  1. Curses says:

    Hey, KC, do you know how to setup a DOSBox, deflate the ZIP, paste the contents on a folder and run it?

    Millennials…

  2. hahorockz says:

    I downloaded the ISO version offered on this page and tried to use Boxer to run the game in DOS on my Mac. Boxer gives me this error:

    Dune 2 – ISO does not contain any MS-DOS programs.

    I have not tried the other downloads offered on this page.

  3. aggro says:

    Dune 2 is amazing it made a great novel into a great strategy game this game is revolutionary later Westwood studios would do the awesome command and conquer series.

  4. Tuxrox1 says:

    Wormsign!

    Still the only RTS I′ve ever really, REALLY enjoyed.

  5. ESwann says:

    I cannot believe this is not in the top 10. Next to the amazing gameplay the guys at DOSBOX choose the Harkonnen mentor as their icon.

  6. IAmNotLegend says:

    The problem is dealt with now, nvm!
    Now to figure out how I can put Windows 8 to 32 bits

  7. Killer says:

    This game was pure sex for me growing up. Love it wish I could play it on my phone.

  8. Paul K says:

    I still have bad dreams about the sand worms. I remember vivid dreams of desert battles after playing this game. Actually, the problem may have been that I read the dune books, watched the 3-part TV series, the movie, and played the game all at the same time – at a very delicate age 😛

  9. npatel says:

    The game that really started the genre that Command & Conquer gets credit for. As far as I know this is the first game that you needed to build slabs to bulid silos to store spice and so on..
    One of the real great games in my opinion.

  10. iUser says:

    Ahhh, Dune 2, what fond memories…

    Actually, the first game I ever played on a PC with a Soundblaster sound card! I remember my mom paniqued cauz she thought there was strangers in the basement with me. I had to show her that the "voices" she heard came from the game!

  11. Steven says:

    Call me dumb, but i bought every title of the Dune-Series since Dune-CD.. It′s a "must-have" 😀

  12. pcnoob says:

    For me this is one of the most genius games ever made!

    The modernized 3D sequel to it is "Emperor".

    I always prefered Dune over Command&Conquer which is also a good game.

  13. evintcar says:

    Many an hour I have wasted on this. I use wasted in the nicest of terms 😀

  14. ToBeAdvised says:

    Since I came later I can agree with both of you ;D
    Many addicted hours on this one…. great game

  15. wreck′em says:

    Sorry Feyd i have to disagree with you…
    Its not one of the greatest games. It is the greatest game:D

  16. Ich says:

    The ancestor of warcaft style strategic games. One of the greats games of the old days.

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