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Topic # 239754 2-Aug-2018 15:23
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_2000

 

I have this game on CD (bought from The Warehouse many years ago). It worked fine on my old XP machine, but won't even install under my new one (with Windows 10, 64 bit). I tried running it in Compatibility Mode, even just the installer, but it says it is not a 64-bit application.

 

Is there any hope for me to install it on my new machine, or is it a write-off?


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  Reply # 2066917 2-Aug-2018 16:16
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If you get it working it's worth the effort



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  Reply # 2066920 2-Aug-2018 16:23
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I don't doubt that :) the issue is getting it to work...


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2066922 2-Aug-2018 16:24
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A quick Google search turned up the following: https://www.dosgamers.com/windows95-98/win95-games/dune-2000

 

Otherwise I was going to suggest spinning up a 32bit virtual machine to run it.


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  Reply # 2067038 2-Aug-2018 17:51
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i went back to play this one a year or so ago... 

 

 

 

by the time i finally got it going my reaction was instant..

 

This isn't how i remember the graphics at all, they used to be impressive!! 

 

 

 

was a major let down and i ended up putting it away again...

 

It's also just a 16bit installer... game itself is 32 bit. so copy it across and you should be good to go.





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  Reply # 2067048 2-Aug-2018 18:21
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Sorry what do you mean by "copy it across"? I'm trying to run the installer direct from the CD and I'm getting this:

 




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  Reply # 2067049 2-Aug-2018 18:22
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Trying to run it in XP compatibility mode doesn't work either :(


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  Reply # 2067051 2-Aug-2018 18:25
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like, use windows explorer rather than the launcher..

 

 

 

Don't click setup. Alternatively, use the many online sources 

 

eg. http://www.bestoldgames.net/eng/old-games/dune-2000.php

 

 

 

 

 

Use your cd key and all is dandy.





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  Reply # 2067058 2-Aug-2018 18:53
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Thanks. I used your link to get it that way instead, but seems to be some issue with the resolution and the graphics displaying correctly.
Tried DOSBox to run it, "This program cannot be run in MS-DOS mode".


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  Reply # 2067059 2-Aug-2018 18:55
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quickymart:

 

Thanks. I used your link to get it that way instead, but seems to be some issue with the resolution and the graphics displaying correctly.
Tried DOSBox to run it, "This program cannot be run in MS-DOS mode".

 

 

It's not a dos game, it's a 32bit game, installer is 16bit though.

 

 

 

I'd make sure you have Directplay enabled.

 

Gruntsmod will also improve the graphics.





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  Reply # 2067064 2-Aug-2018 19:12
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Hmm it's a little trickier than I thought :(

 

How about this one (apparently the sequel)? Ever played this, and was it any good?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor:_Battle_for_Dune


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  Reply # 2067131 2-Aug-2018 20:11
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quickymart: ... but it says it is not a 64-bit application. 

 

Microsoft removed 16bit support from its OS a while ago. As previously stated, you can try to extract the executables and data files yourself, thus bypassing the installer. You can also try to enable 16bit application support.


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  Reply # 2067140 2-Aug-2018 20:37
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yeah I've tried playing games even from 10 years ago - everything looks like lego.

 

i remember dune 2000, good luck and have fun!





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  Reply # 2067162 2-Aug-2018 21:08
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IcI:

 

You can also try to enable 16bit application support.

 

 

Tried this option but I don't seem to have that feature available (or installable) :(


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  Reply # 2067196 3-Aug-2018 00:09
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I played this recently on windows 10, it was a legit download from somewhere ...

Edit, looks like I used an above linked site but with no problems.

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  Reply # 2067210 3-Aug-2018 00:54
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there is a program that makes 16bit and 32bit games on win 10 64bit

 

can't remember the name of it

 

 

 

another way is to use a boot disk 


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