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  1. Those games have been FREE in Ea site during some anniversary. I fear there won't be add anything nor add modding, so no alternative to Openra.
  2. I did some years ago mods about Dune 12 for both Dune 2000 and Emperor. Dune 12 is just a book I wrote with my brother in year 2000. The factions in the lore are: ATREIDES: They use spice for medicine. They should have both decent infantry and highly spammable infantry obtained with their genetic experiments since at some point of the book they instant grown newborns from the nursery to the barracks! Their vehicles are supposed to have a bad design, so both slow and cheap. Their special vehicles are supposed to be good. They are supposed to have the best aviation. HARKONNEN: They use spice for beauty lotions. Also the baron give spice to Bene Gesserit that are just drug addict that give random prophecies that cost many military defeats. Their infantry is supposed to be bloodthirsted and well armed but lack training and cold blood. They should have the best vehicles in term of raw force. They are supposed to have a decent aviation. ORDOS: Fake nobles. Their leader is a headmaster of a military school. Very rich but lack manpower. Their infantry is faster and with better technology. Their vehicles are very fast but still powerful. LAURO: This is the emperor's House. He has many unpopulated planets: the three big houses took the good ones! Lacks manpower and money! Their infantry is supposed to be the best. Their vehicles are supposed to be average and of course inferior to the three big houses. TREMEND: Indigenous of Dune. Not as religious as Fremen and not as skilled in combat. They hate technology and like sandcats. They eat spice. Their infantry is supposed to be very good on guerrilla but without high technology. They use a net of tunnels digged by the sandcats in the book. I don't know if there is something GLA tunnel. Maybe an underground vehicle could work, but I don't know if they AI would know how to use it. Their vehicles is supposed to be the worst but at least cheap. ALIVERSO: Wannabe house. It is like the Guild, but less professional, their leader want to be a noble. Their infantry is supposed to be crappy. Their light vehicles are supposed to be good while heavy vehicles are supposed to be sturdy but with bad design. Also they employ fake tanks to deceive the enemy. Their aviation is supposed to be very good, still inferior to Atreides. PAPACY: The pope manipulate the Ordos, his main goal is to burn Bene Gesserit witches. The book only mention the power of his defensive turrets. Their infantry is supposed to be quite good. Their vehicles are supposed to be quite bad, still superior than Tremend. And here is a brief description of units INFANTRY: Machine Gun Infantry: standard light infantry [ATREIDES, PAPACY] Shotgun Infantry: much cheaper and able to spread damage, but shorter range. Can't prone. [HARKONNEN, ALIVERSO] Rifle Infantry: more damage, range and movement speed, but more expensive and slower rate of fire [ORDOS, LAURO] Tremend Ambusher: standard light infantry with limited stealth but less hitpoints. Pass through cliffs (no stealth there) [TREMEND] Trooper: standard trooper (all trooper are also able to hit air units) [ATREIDES, LAURO, TREMEND] Laser Trooper: cheaper, faster and more accurate trooper but with poor range and damage [ORDOS, PAPACY] Combat Trooper: more damage, hitpoints and more effective against infantry but more expensive and slower rate of fire [HARKONNEN, PAPACY] Engineer: able to capture buildings and husks. Very slow and expensive. [HARKONNEN, ORDOS, ALIVERSO, LAURO, PAPACY, TREMEND] Medic: an improved Engineer with faster movement and able to heal infantry. [ATREIDES] Thumper: artillery infantry armed with mortal (same range of siege tank but very slow projectile). Attract sandcats when deployed [TREMEND] Nineman: instant grown soldier. Free. Slow, can't prone, very low health, inaccurate. Can be produced in construction yard too. [ATREIDES] Sardaukar: elite infantry, slow self-healing [LAURO] Swiss Guard: grenadier that hurl holy grenades who doesn't harm your allies (they even give a very small heal) [PAPACY] Tremend Commando: stealth elite infantry. Pass through cliffs (no stealth there) [TREMEND] Sardaukar Centurion: elite infantry with spread attack against infantry and impressive regeneration skill. Crush infantry. [LAURO] - Palace Power Saboteur: fast infantry with limited stealth and demolish skill [ORDOS] - Palace Power LIGHT VEHICLES Trike: standard recon car good vs infantry only [HARKONNEN, ALIVERSO, LAURO, PAPACY, TREMEND] Jeep: a cheaper but slower and weaker trike [ATREIDES] Raider: faster and sturdier trike with 50% chance of deflect missiles, but also more expensive, can pass through cliffs [ORDOS] Secret Service Bike: stealth bike with improved attack and range but very frail [ALIVERSO] Rocket Quad: missile recon car [ORDOS, ALIVERSO, LAURO, PAPACY] Dune Buggy: a sturdier but slower Rocket Quad can pass through cliffs [ATREIDES, HARKONNEN,TREMEND] Missile Quad: long ranged quad can hit and run better than missile tank but lower firepower It is supposed to be a worse unit than missile tank, in fact you can't order from starport! [ALIVERSO, LAURO, PAPACY, TREMEND] HEAVY VEHICLES Medium Tank: standard tank [ATREIDES, ALIVERSO, PAPACY] Combat Tank: better range, attack and armor but more expensive and much slower [HARKONNEN] Plasma Tank: a faster tank with an accurate beam. Slow self-healing. More expensive and weaker armor. [ORDOS] Scrap Tank: cheaper but slower and weaker. Doesn't generate husk. Can't be ordered on starport. [TREMEND] Laser Tank: very long range but weaker armor [LAURO] Siege Tank: artillery effective against infantry [ATREIDES, HARKONNEN, ORDOS, ALIVERSO] Artillery Tank: a long ranged siege tank with less firepower and a very slow bullet [ATREIDES, HARKONNEN, ORDOS, ALIVERSO, LAURO] Missile Tank: Anti-building and anti-tank with great range (does +25% damage against tanks compared to vanilla) [ATREIDES, HARKONNEN, ALIVERSO] Decoy Tank: a fake medium tank [ALIVERSO] Devastator: powerful tank with self-healing but with short range and slow movement [HARKONNEN] Sonic Tank: powerful tank with wave attack, weak against infantry but does only 25% friendly damage and can target air units [ATREIDES] Deviator: tank able to convert other vehicles [ORDOS] Tower Tank: extremely durable tank with good range but very slow movement, expecially on sand [ALIVERSO] AIRCRAFT Light Bomber: bomber with very short sight deal good damage only against infantry and buildings [ATREIDES, HARKONNEN, ALIVERSO] Bomberverso: slow bomber that deploy a single powerful bomb [ALIVERSO] - Palace Power Platypus: small air units with rockets effective against tanks and other air units [ATREIDES] - Palace Power BUILDINGS Laser Turret: fire faster and it is more accurate than Rocket Turret but it also more expensive and less sturdy [PAPACY] SUPERWEAPONS Death Hand: giant missile [HARKONNEN] - Palace Power Airstrike: Air units will attack for a limited time [ATREIDES] Tamed Sandcat: Attack infantry too and has 25% chance to disappear after eating. Still non controllable and less sturdy than wild version. [TREMEND] - Palace Power Miracle: make a group of units invulnerable and faster to move and gaining experience for 20 seconds [PAPACY] - Palace Power Excommunication: make a group of units more vulnerable for 25 seconds [PAPACY] - Palace Power Imperial Charge: make Sardaukar faster and more lethal for 25 seconds [LAURO] - Palace Power BUGS AND BALANCE ISSUES: -Game is still quite unbalanced. Also from the fast pace of Dune 2000 Openra I used a somewhat slower one: buildtime and harvesting are longer. -Tremend sometimes waste their Sandcat: they summon on the rock! -Ordos never use saboteur power. -Atreides never use platypus power. -Aliverso never use bomberverso power. -AI Harvester get stuck often. dune12.zip
  3. Great mod. There is also controllable aircraft.
  4. I think there shouldn't be space in EU for countries that don't use the same currency. Of course some countries are speding like retarded (expecially Italy since they put on charge godfather Draghi that prints euros like a crazy to cover the fact that every single year Italy makes at least 200 billions more of debt) but it is a flaw of democracy, but if you are outside my family you can't decide how to spend my money while you have a separate wallet that I can't touch. About immigration I think that very few countries have an even remotely decent plan. USA for example is absorbing a lot of italian university researchers, and they despise italian dishwashers even if they are still allowed to settle there. A person with an ID that is invalid for leave the country (we have many here, expecially among people affiliated with mafia) can't enter in USA. There are 3 ways to reach Europe. Legal, semilegal and illegal. The legal way is very difficult because usually you need a job. The semilegal is the simplest and the cheapest: you come as a tourist and you "disappear" after your permition (spelling?) is expired. The illegal is the hardest and the most expensive, you will use only if you are wealthy (or someone else paid for you) and if you haven't any legal way to leave your country. What to think about someone that pay 10X and risk his life more for leaving the democratic Bangladesh? Or he is a wealthy gangster/terrorist or some european gangster paid for him for some reason that could be merely take money from the state (a tourist get 0 euro, an illegal get 40 euros for day.....in theory....in truth the illegal will get 5 euros and the rest to the "intermediary") or even make the poor guy an organ donor. Also Nigeria. OMG I am fleeing from Boko Haram. Well the nigerian government won't put you in jail if you are a Boko Hara victim. You can leave Nigeria. You can't if you are in league with Boko Haram and in that case you will surely need to pay a lot of money to leave unseen. And Gambia. My favourite case. Gambian people are true political refugees because gambian government is a real dictatorship. Now how Europe is helping gambians? Gambia is big and populated as Slovenia (little less than 2 millions) but there are 100k refugees! 1/20 of the inhabitants is a refugee! That would be just a tragedy if the country was like Eritrea were the % of armed people is huge. Now how many soldiers are keeping together Gambia's dictatorship? 800! Less than Bahamas army! Just imagine what could achieve 100k gambians if you give them an AK-47 and send them home instead of keeping them in a CAGE for years (I can assure that many immigrants prefer to settle near a river even in Winter rather than spending time in places that are supposed to make them confortable) to fat some politicians! So we have 1)Brain allergy. Italy is exporting brains. But it is not just this. If an african engineer that knows 10 languages included the italian comes here as a refugee he will be forced to go in special schools suited for kids to be reeducataed. 2)Too simpathy with some dictatorship: you Gambia have a problem with some people? Don't worry we will welcome here....and they will never come back to you. 3)The opposite of 2. Are you quarreling with a country? Support their scum them! That is quite common....this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Battisti_(born_1954) is a political refugee and ON THE PAPER he is sadly just like any woman that is trying to avoid to be stoned in Saudi Arabia!
  5. Not a music expert but Ordos mentat music in Dune 2 seems a lot different from Pc Speaker to Adlib/Sound Blaster....seems even a different song. With Atreides and Harkonnen the music is always the same, it is just "smoother" with Sound Blaster.
  6. It should have at least a male child able to transfer the surname "Harkonnen" because in Heretics they said thtat Leto II forced Harkonnen to spend a lot of money to conquer them. Relatives isn't enough since the cousins of Atreides are Corrino!
  7. Funny thing is that Harkonnen are the best. The baron is a disgusting person and a pedo too, but while Paul is personally a decent guy he brings the terrible Fremen to power. So Fremen rule of Universe is worse than past Corrino and Harkonnen despite the efforts of Paul. Tleilaxu are fanatical just like Fremen but they are....clumsy. The last two Dune books are about a menace (a new kind of fanatic but more aggressive than Tleilaxu and Fremen) created by a huge "distraction" of Tleilaxu.
  8. I have four disks too but with different cover: big image of harvester and two smaller image one with Atreides Mentat and one with carryall "vast armies have arrived" from the introduction. Also is battle for Arrakis and not building of a dinasty.
  9. Didn't like 3 robot units and the fact last scenario was always the same. For the rest was one of the best RTS ever.
  10. The historical holocaust was a mixture of a plan and a big accident, most of people died of starvation in fact, they were supposed to be in Madagascar. Modern holocaust is more efficient. Keep away jew people from safe lands like Madagascar and put them all in a desert strip surrounded by arab nations. Anyway I don't understand the sense of the opening post: holocaust is a genocide, war in Gaza isn't since population keep growing, more similar to holocaust is what is happening in Iraq with entire communities wiped by ISIS/ISIL.
  11. Leto is an italian name, but is very rare, it is used the female version that is Letizia. Means glad/happy (the italian word is nearly the same, it is lieto), the female versione means more happyness than just happy. Leto also means also kill in latin. As a name Leto is similar to letto, that is bed lol. About FH maybe he was inspired by the greek goddess? I think Leto's face is better in the movie than in the book. In the book he has a witch nose.
  12. This revolution is getting weird. Separatists now use confederate flag and the new ukraine president is Pornoshenko.
  13. Italy will be really a wild card, not just the officially unaligned MEP, but you should also count that Social Democrat elected (31) were splitted in more groups and was an arbitrary decision of the new secretary to go in the PES. The premier himself come from DC but many elected are communists and socialists (there are even pure bankers and one girl from the american democratic party that can vote in Italy for unknown reasons), he didn't have much problem with colleagues because they are yes-men with his presence, but they could quarrel a lot once in european parliament without his control.
  14. So in Europe we have first party that is soviet in disguise: Merkel, Tusk and their lackeys. Second is some kind of pro-Germany but anti-Merkel fascism and their backbone is Italy with Renzi. As usual France and United Kingdom choose neither, they despised again both Germany and Russia and support USA's agents that will win this war.
  15. Italian media are saying that Ukraine must be united and Timoshenko is bad too. I guess the solution will be an ukrainan version of Tusk, a man able to build a crony economy based solely on EU funds and flirt with Russia at the same time, they just need to act fast because Obama has still two years, but after him any president won't tolerate to watch government changes that don't bring any advantage to USA.
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