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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0 comments by Deliverator on Jul 9th, 2012

It looks like Dune Wars is going be featured in the Kickstarter funded return of Tom vs Bruce:

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Dune Wars 1.9.7 (Patch for 1.9.1)

Dune Wars 1.9.7 (Patch for 1.9.1)

Jun 18, 2012 Patch 1 comment

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)

Jun 18, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

This is the latest full install version of Dune Wars.

Dune Wars 1.9

Dune Wars 1.9

Nov 21, 2010 Full Version 1 comment

Dune Wars 1.9 is here! There have been a huge number of changes since 1.8 so if you enjoyed that version you should really check out this the latest Dune...

Dune Wars 1.8

Dune Wars 1.8

Apr 25, 2010 Full Version 4 comments

It's been a long time coming, but it's worth the wait. This is Dune Wars 1.8 based on the Dune novels of Frank Herbert. Lots of new and refined units...

Dune Wars 1.7 Full Version for Steam

Dune Wars 1.7 Full Version for Steam

Feb 24, 2010 Full Version 0 comments

The Dune Wars 1.7 installer did not work for users with Steam or other "non-traditional" setups. It would fail to find a registry key, and fail to install...

Dune Wars 1.7.1 Patch

Dune Wars 1.7.1 Patch

Feb 24, 2010 Patch 0 comments

This is the newest patch for Dune Wars. It was released a while back (January 8th 2010) to Civfanatics, but I am only just getting around to uploading...

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Fox_Commando May 4 2010, 4:54am says:

WTF!!! Hiigaran Flak Frigate from homeworld 2! You guys stole it!

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator May 4 2010, 5:12am replied:

Yes. It's strange that people around here seem to have an issue with using content from other games. It doesn't exist over at Civfanatics. Fall from Heaven II, the most successful CivIV mod of all time, uses the Dawn of War Bloodletter and no-one seems to mind...

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Fox_Commando May 4 2010, 5:18am replied:

Aren't you afraid of a Lawsuit by Relic Entertainment for using they'r models?

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Deliverator May 6 2010, 11:57am replied:

Compare the download count of the Fall from Heaven II mod on this site with that of Dune Wars. If there not worried with including content from other games, then you can understand why we are not.

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Mars_3K May 5 2010, 9:15am replied:

They're not making profit from this mod or the models they've borrowed, so they're not liable. Nor are they passing off the work of others as their own. It's really not that complicated.

Incidentally, I just discovered this mod and it rocks my world! It's like being on arrakis! Thankyou so much. :)

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator May 6 2010, 11:58am replied:

Glad you're enjoying it. :)

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Freakydemon May 2 2010, 2:42pm says:

I like this mod, however the usage of models from other mods/stuff are sometimes far from the Dune atmosphere, the Heavy Trooper for example is just some marine with a G36, and the pre-upgrade Heavy Trooper (blabla guard something something...) is just a WO I/II flametrooper with machinegun sounds, the Mongol(?) Troopers are soldiers with RPGs.... srsly guys xD? I hope these are placeholders but they are seriously a mood breaking element.
Still like the mod though, Dune is awesome.

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator May 6 2010, 11:52am replied:

It takes a long time to make unique art for all units. There are some units like the Fedaykin, etc that I have made and am pretty happy with, but there is still a lot I consider placeholder. The Heavy Trooper and Master Guardsman are certainly in that list. I think some of the missionaries are probably more mood breaking though.

I am more or less a one man dev team right now, so I can't promise whether all the art will get replaced, but the intention is there. I'll try and chip away at it in each release.

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woolgiant Apr 25 2010, 12:06pm says:

Dune Wars 1.7 does not work for me. can any one help me out here?

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator Apr 25 2010, 6:07pm replied:

We had some issues with the 1.7 installer. Try the newly released 1.8 and see if that works for you first.

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Delta64 Apr 20 2010, 10:37am says:

So let me get this straight:

When you say Total Conversion do you mean "Mod" where you extract this into your BTS Mods folder or "Completely-transforms-your-vanilla-BTS and would require a reinstall to change it back?

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Deliverator Apr 21 2010, 8:48am replied:

Total conversion just means a mod where pretty much everything is changed. It just sits in your BTS Mods directory, and doesn't touch the original game files. We actually have an installer so you don't need to do anything by hand.

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