This mod based on Frank Herbert's epic Dune saga, features a struggle to control one planet - Dune, Arrakis, a barren desert wasteland which is valuable for one thing only - the spice melange. The spice has the universe addicted to it; it extends life, it allows for the Navigators of the the Spacing Guild to fold space, travel from one point in space to another without moving, it is the basis for the economy and trade of the known universe. The spice is created by Sand Worms, giant creatures that live their whole life in the sand. The mysterious Fremen worship the worms as Shai-Hulud, the Great Makers. Dune Wars is a total conversion of Civilization 4 : Beyond the Sword. Features include: + 9 playable factions + Spice and Harvesters + Massive sandworms roam the desert + Pay the guild to transport troops from your homeworld + Water, Offworld Trade, Unique Civ Abilities, Terraforming and more... Are you ready to become the sole ruler of Dune, and in turn, control the universe?

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Dune Wars: Revival is a new modmod of Dune Wars the total conversion mod for Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword. Duneman (Mr M from Civfanatics) has put a lot of work into refining and enhancing the gameplay of the mod in the last year. The result is a much more polished, flavourful and immersive game, so if you played the original Dune Wars or if you're a fan of Frank Herbert's Dune setting, previous Dune games or just 4X strategy in general then you should check it out!

A summary of some of the new features in Dune Wars: Revival:

New Faction! - House Richese
The focus of House Richese is production. Their unique worker can build the Richesian Mirror improvement which provides more hammers than the Solar Farm. They also specialise in Suspensors with the Suspensor Base and unique Suspensor Chaser unit. Later they can build the Sentinel Mech unit and the Suspensor No-Cruiser. The Doubling Line building allows two-for-one when building vehicles and aircraft.



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Enhancements to existing factions

Bene Tleilax - Axlotl Tanks that can hatch a ghola based on a 'Genetic Model' stored. Gholas can only be created from the Melee, Guardsman, Vehicle, Thopter and Suspensor combat categories. The Face Dancer, with the 'Genetic Manipulation' tech, has a small chance every turn inside a rival's borders to shapeshift into the corresponding rival spy. The Tleilaxu Master replaces the Great Prophet and has special abilities.

Bene Gesserit - Truthsayers may pass on part of their experience if caught. New Buildings - Sister's Hall and 'Other Memory' Archives.

Fremen - Can build cottages on Caves and have new 'Cave Stealth' promotion. Can reclaim water from units killed nearby if they have a Deathstill.

House Atreides - Fast assimilation of conquered cities as well increased likelihood of retaining buildings. New 'Splash Bombing' promotion.

House Corrino - Can capture War Prisoners, perform emergency conscription and has new 'Noble' and 'Assualt Guardsman' promotions.

House Ecaz - Can hire Mercenary Gladiators, Lasgun Soldiers and Cruisers. Higher chance of units appearing in the offworld unit pool. Can bribe defeated units inside borders.


House Harkonnen - Captured slaves can be put to a variety of uses including put into battle in the Arena. Gain espionage through combat.

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House Ordos - Can scavenge science, hire Elite mercenaries and acquire gold from combat.


Ixian Confederacy - Can build the 'No Cloak' tech experiment project.

Other Features

Highly Competitive AI thanks to numerous enhancements - you may need to drop a few difficulty levels!

New 'Water Fat' victory condition - Reach a population of 33 in three cities.

New intro movie and movies for some events such as sandworm attacks and sandstorms

Lots of updated 3D and 2D artwork

... and much much more, you really have to dive in to appreciate everything new!


New Art for Siege Line: Maula Mortars, Rocket Artillery, Missile Launcher and Assault Cannon

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New Art for Scorpions


New Heavy Trooper, Lasgun Soldier and Lascannon Trooper


New Art for Bene Gesserit Acolyte, Great Merchant and Great Spy


CHOAM Emissary spreads his ideology to another city


Updated specialist and great people icons in the city screen

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A Harkonnen Death Hand Missile flies towards target and detonates...



Stoneburner Missile explodes...


Sandstorm event movie


Download Link (updated to version 1.10)

Dune Wars: Revival 1.10

Some background on the original Dune Wars...

Tom vs Bruce - Dune Wars (Multiplayer should now be fixed in Dune Wars: Revival!)

Tom Chick's Dune Wars diary


Dune Wars: Revival thread on Civfanatics

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DuneWars Revival v1.10 (Windows Installer)

DuneWars Revival v1.10 (Windows Installer)

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This is a windows installer for Dune Wars: Revival version 1.10.

DuneWars Revival v1.10

DuneWars Revival v1.10

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New version 1.10 (no installer, just a zip file: unpack to the mods folder): - A lot of new Art and sounds (thanks to Deliverator); - Mahdi will auto-spread...

Dune Wars 1.9.7 (Patch for 1.9.1)

Dune Wars 1.9.7 (Patch for 1.9.1)

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This is the latest patch for Dune Wars and requires the full Dune Wars install 1.9.1.

Dune Wars 1.9.1 (Full Install)

Dune Wars 1.9.1 (Full Install)

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This is the latest full install version of Dune Wars.

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New update 1.6

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New update 1.5

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There is a "Failed to write Autolog.ini" mesage stream in a top middle of a screen.
How can I get rid of it?

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Actual solution was easy. Somehow I stopped running my apps as administrator after deletion of some virus from my system.
So if you are experiencing same problem just run game as administrator.

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i need the previous dune mod or i can just install this?

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Deliverator Creator

You can just install Dune Wars:Revival. It is stand-alone.

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Loving it. Great mod guys! Surprised I just found out about it a week ago, because of pc gamer lol.

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I'm going to reinstall Civ IV and give this a whirl. So happy this is back!

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New release is very good:)
I like new faction!
I,m hepy thet mode is still alive!
Willl it be nexts udates?
Add thinking machines as a faction:) if posible ...

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Deliverator Creator

Thinking Machines is already in the mod as a religion later in the game. If you want to really go for the mech line you can play as Ix and go for Thinking Machines. Hopefully there will be more updates in the future but that depends on the modmod's creator.

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Is there a manual installation option for this? Unfortunately the exe has been having trouble on my computer. It will not install to my Civ 4 directory or anywhere for that matter. I appreciate the effort into this and I hope to hear back soon.

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Deliverator Creator

Yes. Here's how:

1) Unzip Setup.exe (as if it was a ZIP file).
2) You'll get 3 folders: the first one will have subfolders Mods/DuneWars Revival folder with a few files.
3) Copy this DuneWars Revival folder to your Civ IV BTS Mods folder.
4) In the 3rd subfolder you should have the contents of the mod - the subfolders Assets, Autolog, Private Maps, etc. Copy these folders to the DuneWars Revival folder that you copied in step 3.
5) You can now run the mod either by starting Civ IV BTS and loading the DuneWars Revival mod, or by creating your own shortcut to load the mod. The target of the shortcut should be for example:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe" "mod=\DuneWars Revival" - the double quotes are important due to the whitespace in the name.

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Thx for info:)

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

ITS GREAT, total conversion, theme wise. Just love the art, new units, enemys, Giant worms. All Totally well done.

It has... well... only the core gameplay is present. Everything else changed, in this mod, melee guys can kill armed gun units lol 10/10

Aug 6 2015 by AncientT

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