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.

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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.

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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!

Screenshots

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

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New Art for Scorpions

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New Heavy Trooper, Lasgun Soldier and Lascannon Trooper

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

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CHOAM Emissary spreads his ideology to another city

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Updated specialist and great people icons in the city screen

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

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Stoneburner Missile explodes...

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Sandstorm event movie

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Download Link

Dune Wars: Revival 1.0.1

Some background on the original Dune Wars...

Tom vs Bruce - Dune Wars

Tom Chick's Dune Wars diary

Feedback

Dune Wars: Revival thread on Civfanatics

Dune Wars to feature in Tom vs Bruce

Dune Wars to feature in Tom vs Bruce

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

Desura modding support for Civilization IV (update)

Desura modding support for Civilization IV (update)

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A larger amount of mods for Civilization IV is now supported!

Dune mod for Civilization IV gets extensive update

Dune mod for Civilization IV gets extensive update

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The latest version of Dune Wars, the mod based on the series of novels by Frank Herbert is here. This version has been in development and beta testing...

Dune Wars Version 1.8 Released!

Dune Wars Version 1.8 Released!

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It's been a long time coming, but it's worth the wait. Announcing Dune Wars 1.8, a mod for Civilization IV : Beyond the Sword, based on the Dune novels...

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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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Freakydemon
Freakydemon

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

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
woolgiant

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

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator

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
Delta64

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 Creator
Deliverator

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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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

This is probably one of the best and most recent Dune games (under a different game) ever played in the Dune series.

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator

Thanks CommanderJC. We are currently working on what will be quite a major update which will mostly consist of revising the tech tree to make the game progress in a more interesting and thematic way. So watch this space!

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

I am kinda surprised this mod for CivIV has already done 5 patches since the release of Dune Wars 1.5!!

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davidlallen Creator
davidlallen

We are adding a lot of new features and tuning things, based on the reactions from over a thousand downloaders at civfanatics.com! The mod is getting really good.

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MACDaddy9669
MACDaddy9669

No Ive installed it in the program files, no steam direct to drive. I get the patch, go threw all the minor stuff then press install and then it just exits me out of the install window, nothin after that. Are there previous patches that I have to install before 3.19?

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator

No, I think 3.19 includes all previous BTS patches. I'm running out of suggestions... perhaps you could ask a question on Civfanatics - that is the main Civ4 forum.

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