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File Questions (a tour of Nyerguds' Dune II directory)

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I'm a long time strategy game fan and just recently got back into dune. I'm trying to find mods, patches, scenarios and unofficial addons and try them out with the DOS version via DOSBox. Problem is not very many of them have descriptions leaving me to download them, hope they have a readme included and if not guess what they are. I know I mention tour of Nyerguds' Dune II directory in the title, but I'm actually talking about files from any site really. Where can I find some of the scenarios/maps found in this{/url] thread?

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No response, I hope this place isn't abandoned. Anyways I think I may have answered my own question, most of them at least. There were a few I couldn't figure out, like "d2te_0-based_hacks.txt" and "dune_niggas.zip", as they had no included instructions.

I've been exploring this forum for the last few days. Found a few mistakes in some of you threads. Got nothing better to do atm so I'll list them here (better than bumping each individual thread). You mentioned in the gus drivers thread that the original gravis drivers for dune 2 didn't work in DOSBox; I found they actually do but, technically, the original "driver" you linked isn't really a driver, it's an installer. The drivers can be found here, the AIL/DIGPAK 1.0 and .96; they have to be placed in the Dune II directory before you run the installer. Either way, I have issues with the digital gus driver: speech is garbled in the intro to the game. I also have occasional issues with the MIDI driver in that some times notes get stuck. You also mentioned issues where the Tandy driver for Dune wouldn't work in DOSBox, found a fix for that here. I also recall a thread where a user had issues getting the game to work on his AWE32(something), possible fix here.

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You might find more activity on cncnet.
But in overall, this place is pretty darn abandoned to my feel.
Some lurk around here, from time to time. Give it a month or two.

If you are addressing someone's topic or post, please use their name. And give a link to that topic. Saves them time searching or pondering if it was them you where talking too. I for starters, have no idea what you are talking about. There are several smart people on this forum, talking about each others mods or files or whatever they discovered, tested or created. Simply point, and things get done more easily. PM is also an option.


Great though that you are a Strategy fan. (Not to confuse with RTS?)

Which Strategy are you talking about, aside of Dune 2? (Not to confuse with Dune?)

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Hi there 3371-Alpha, and welcome to the forums! Indeed there isn't a lot of activity here lately (sadly).

We have accumulated quite a lot of info on Dune II over the years, I have tried to document this stuff in separate threads, but probably not in a format that makes everything immediately clear.

The unofficial patch fixes many bugs and issues with v1.07, but doesn't incorporate some of the recently found fixes, including that for the bug which causes a unit to get deselected after you give it an order sometimes, or the Saboteur exploding upon reaching its destination.

On 03.12.2017 at 11:28 PM, 3371-Alpha said:

No response, I hope this place isn't abandoned. Anyways I think I may have answered my own question, most of them at least. There were a few I couldn't figure out, like "d2te_0-based_hacks.txt" and "dune_niggas.zip", as they had no included instructions.

Some files were actually not meant for public use, or were only uploaded for current needs.

On 03.12.2017 at 11:28 PM, 3371-Alpha said:

You mentioned in the gus drivers thread that the original gravis drivers for dune 2 didn't work in DOSBox; I found they actually do but, technically, the original "driver" you linked isn't really a driver, it's an installer. The drivers can be found here, the AIL/DIGPAK 1.0 and .96; they have to be placed in the Dune II directory before you run the installer. Either way, I have issues with the digital gus driver: speech is garbled in the intro to the game. I also have occasional issues with the MIDI driver in that some times notes get stuck. You also mentioned issues where the Tandy driver for Dune wouldn't work in DOSBox, found a fix for that here. I also recall a thread where a user had issues getting the game to work on his AWE32(something), possible fix here.

It's been a long time since I messed with the GUS drivers, but I'm pretty sure you didn't need to put anything into the Dune II folder except the modified game data files, which already include the drivers that have been confirmed to work with the game and DOSBox.

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10 hours ago, MrFlibble said:

The unofficial patch fixes many bugs and issues with v1.07, but doesn't incorporate some of the recently found fixes, including that for the bug which causes a unit to get deselected after you give it an order sometimes, or the Saboteur exploding upon reaching its destination.

aaaand Just now I discover there is a patch to fix the Loops T_T. I remember me using Dune Legacy's Editor to add/change buildings, units and reinforcements, saving the map but playing it in Dune 2. Sad I didn't found this thing before.

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On 12/9/2017 at 7:09 AM, MrFlibble said:

Hi there 3371-Alpha, and welcome to the forums! Indeed there isn't a lot of activity here lately (sadly).

We have accumulated quite a lot of info on Dune II over the years, I have tried to document this stuff in separate threads, but probably not in a format that makes everything immediately clear.

The unofficial patch fixes many bugs and issues with v1.07, but doesn't incorporate some of the recently found fixes, including that for the bug which causes a unit to get deselected after you give it an order sometimes, or the Saboteur exploding upon reaching its destination.

Some files were actually not meant for public use, or were only uploaded for current needs.

It's been a long time since I messed with the GUS drivers, but I'm pretty sure you didn't need to put anything into the Dune II folder except the modified game data files, which already include the drivers that have been confirmed to work with the game and DOSBox.

The good news it a place is only as abandoned as you make it. A long as there is SOME activity this place isn't truly abandoned....yet.

I hope you don't give up on the unofficial patch, even if the reverse engineered ports are in some ways better. I'm a hobbyist who likes to play with old tech and my stuff could benefit from your patch. I'm looking forward to another release with the latest fixes.

Speaking of not for public use you should warn Nyerguds that he has a full rip of the hitsquad release of the game on his server, don't want lawyers harassing him.

Well your gus drivers do work and there's no real need to use the originals (the ones you said you based your's on), but tried them out anyways just for the hell of it since it like experimenting. I can confirm they actually work as well as yours. The problem is that PUTGF1.EXE will return an error if GF1DIGI.ADV and GF1MIDI.ADV are not in the game folder as they are the drivers them selves. With this logic PUTGF1.EXE is technically just an installer that performs and organ swap on the SOUND.PAK.

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