Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (DOS)

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Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
Dune 2 - DOS - USA - Disk.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: Westwood Studios, Inc.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series, see Dune.

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty is one of the earliest real-time strategy games. Loosely based upon the world of Dune, the player takes command of the armies of one of the three great houses who vie for control of Arrakis. A base must be established, spice is to be harvested and stored, and the enemy is to be destroyed through military might. Each house has their own weaknesses, strengths, and special units.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The main menu.

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Choosing your house.

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Greeting a mentat.

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Investigating the buildings.

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Selecting the next mission.

Music

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Source verification is needed.

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The titles come from a popular unofficial soundtrack of unknown origin.

The song Faithful Warriors, when heard in-game, stops at 2:21 and skips to the next track. However, if the player is currently in the Pause menu, it will be heard in its entirety. It is unknown if this is caused by a bug, or if it is a deliberate easter egg.

Recording

Roland MT-32 and General MIDI music was recorded using MIDI Decoder foobar2000 plugin. AdLib music was recorded with RdosPlay. The Roland MT-32 recording starts with a 1, the General MIDI recording starts with a 2, the AdLib with 3.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Westwood Associates Logo Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:08
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102 Introduction Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:28
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103 Choose Your House Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:40
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104 The Building of a Dynasty Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 3:42
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105 Defeat Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:16
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106 Dark Technology Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:17
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107 Rulers of Arrakis Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:29
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108 Desert of Doom Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:44
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109 Faithful Warriors Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:50
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110 Spice Melange Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:56
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111 Arid Sands Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:00
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112 The Council Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:40
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113 Disturbed Thoughts Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 4:28
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114 Hope Fades Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:53
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115 Victory Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:51
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116 Victory 2 Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:31
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117 The Prophecy - Part I Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:49
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118 The Prophecy - Part II Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:43
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119 Into the Heat Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:09
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120 Epic War Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:25
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121 Humans Fall Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:12
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122 Adrenaline Rush Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:00
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123 Only the Strongest Survives Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:04
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124 Marching Towards the End Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:04
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125 Destructive Minds Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:28
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126 The Long Sleep Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:25
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127 Abuse Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:40
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128 For Those Fallen Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:00
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129 Noble Atreides Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:29
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130 Insidious Ordos Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:41
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131 Evil Harkonnen Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:41
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132 Credits Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 4:16
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Westwood Associates Logo Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:08
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202 Introduction Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:27
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203 Choose Your House Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:41
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204 The Building of a Dynasty Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 3:43
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205 Defeat Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:18
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206 Dark Technology Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:19
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207 Rulers of Arrakis Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:30
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208 Desert of Doom Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:45
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209 Faithful Warriors Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:51
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210 Spice Melange Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:58
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211 Arid Sands Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:00
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212 The Council Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:40
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213 Disturbed Thoughts Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 4:28
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214 Hope Fades Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:04
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215 Victory Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:51
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216 Victory 2 Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:31
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217 The Prophecy - Part I Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:50
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218 The Prophecy - Part II Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:42
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219 Into the Heat Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:04
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220 Epic War Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:25
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221 Humans Fall Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:11
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222 Adrenaline Rush Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:02
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223 Only the Strongest Survives Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:04
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224 Marching Towards the End Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:06
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225 Destructive Minds Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:28
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226 The Long Sleep Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:25
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227 Abuse Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 1:40
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228 For Those Fallen Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 2:02
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229 Noble Atreides Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:31
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230 Insidious Ordos Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:36
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231 Evil Harkonnen Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 0:41
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232 Credits Frank KlepackiDwight Okahara 4:16
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
301 Westwood Associates Logo Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 0:12
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302 Introduction Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 2:35
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303 Choose Your House Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:48
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304 The Building of a Dynasty Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 4:08
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305 Defeat Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 0:21
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306 Dark Technology Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 3:11
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307 Rulers of Arrakis Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:43
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308 Desert of Doom Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:53
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309 Faithful Warriors Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 2:54
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310 Spice Melange Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 3:07
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311 Arid Sands Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 2:13
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312 The Council Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:47
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313 Disturbed Thoughts Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 4:38
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314 Hope Fades Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 2:10
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315 Victory Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 0:57
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316 Victory 2 Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:38
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317 The Prophecy - Part I Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 2:58
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318 The Prophecy - Part II Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:56
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319 Into the Heat Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:04
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320 Epic War Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:29
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321 Humans Fall Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:12
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322 Adrenaline Rush Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:02
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323 Only the Strongest Survives Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:11
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324 Marching Towards the End Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:10
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325 Destructive Minds Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:35
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326 The Long Sleep Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 0:37
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327 Abuse Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 1:50
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328 For Those Fallen Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 2:07
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329 Noble Atreides Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 0:35
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330 Insidious Ordos Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 0:42
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331 Evil Harkonnen Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 0:49
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332 Credits Frank KlepackiPaul Mudra 2:14
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Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

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Conversion

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(Info)


The game's music was extracted from the SOUND.PAK file and the sound effects were extracted from various PAK files, all of which are in the root install folder, using TheAlmightyGuru's PAK extractor. The music is stored in two formats, ADL and XMI. The XMI files have several different extensions based on the output device they are to be played upon. The ADL files play on any OPL2 compatible sound card.

XMI files for Roland SC-55 and MT-32 were converted to Standard MIDI using MIDIPLEX for playback in modern players.

MT-32 SysEx patchset is also included.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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(Sources: Music, Sound)

The original setup utility doesn't let you choose a different device for music and digitized sound effects. However, an official patch is available (d2sound.zip) that provides an alternate setup utility, allowing to select individual devices for music, sounds and digitized sound effects.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty [Disk]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-12-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  USA.svg   USA
Dune 2 - DOS - USA - CD.jpg
Title: Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty [CD]
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
Dune 2 - DOS - Germany - Disk.jpg
Title: Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty [Disk]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
Dune 2 - DOS - Germany - MultiDisk.jpg
Title: Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty [Multi Format Disk]
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
Dune 2 - DOS - Germany - CD.jpg
Title: Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty [CD]
Platform: DOS
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  Italy.svg   Italy
Dune 2 - DOS - Italy.jpg
Title: Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
Dune 2 - DOS - UK.jpg
Title: Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.

Links


Dune
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