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Dune Legacy

Dune Legacy is an open source version of Dune II

Key Features

  • Multiplayer support, uses port 28747

  • Single player campaign

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  • Save

  • Map editor

Developer's Description

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Virgin Interactive in 1992 for MS-DOS on the PC. It was retitled Dune II: Battle for Arrakis in Europe and for the Mega Drive/Genesis port.

Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. The original game was the basis for the hugely successful Command and Conquer series and the gameplay has been replicated and extended to a wide variety of storylines and series. These include Warcraft, Age of Empires, Total Annihilation and StarCraft.

The following .PAK files from original Dune II are needed to play Dune Legacy:

  • GERMAN.PAK (for playing in German)
  • FRENCH.PAK (for playing in French)

Quick fix (copy / paste these commands into LXTerminal):

  1. wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/dune-2.zip
  2. mkdir -p ~/.config/dunelegacy/data
  3. unzip dune-2.zip *.PAK -d ~/.config/dunelegacy/data

Dune Legacy 0.96.3

  • Size: 2 MB
  • Built from source here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dunelegacy/
  • Manual: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/dunelegacy/
  • Licence here: http://sourceforge.net/p/dunelegacy/code/ci/master/tree/COPYING

Advice for performance

  • Launch the game once through the Pi Store after install.
  • Hit Escape to skip the Intro.
  • Disable Replay Intro in the options.
  • Disable Double Buffering in the options.
  • Exit the game and reboot.
  • Run the game without the Pi Store (see below).
  • Set the resolution to 640 x 480 in the options.
  • Set Scale to ScaleNN in the options.

Running the game without the Pi Store

  • A shortcut command is created so that you can run the game without having to go into X windows and then the Pi Store. This will only work after the first reboot following installation. Here is how to use it.
  • Enter the following at the command line after you log in (do not use startx);
  • dunelegacy

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Lead one of three interplanetary houses, Atreides, Harkonnen or Ordos, in an attempt to harvest the largest amount of spice from the sand dunes.



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