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

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

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

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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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: Revival 1.0.1

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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...

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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Dune Wars 1.9

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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...

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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...

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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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MACDaddy9669
MACDaddy9669

Have BTS,Ive downloaded the patch from two different places but its not even patching BTS, must be the game i guess

im using Windows XP

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator

Have you installed to a non-standard location not within Program Files? Do you have a Steam/Direct2Drive install? Steam/Direct2Drive installs require a specific version of the patch.

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Sputterfish
Sputterfish

Great game guys.

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MACDaddy9669
MACDaddy9669

I downloaded it, looks great by the way. But when I try to install, it wont let me, weird I know but It wont even let me click the install button its greyed out, and try to find the proper directory for it and it wont let me choose that either ok is greyed out lol.

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator

Do you have Civ 4 Beyond the Sword installed? You'll also need to install Beyond the Sword patch 3.19.

Also, what platform and operating system are you using?

For further info check out this civfanatics link:
Forums.civfanatics.com

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Clear_strelok
Clear_strelok

Waohh !!
I tested it once but the sight of screens that
just looks beautiful, the sand worm is that of David Lynch
magnificent but the general look incredibly similar to the illustration of novels, I'll keep this mod very ready!
(and sorry for my bad english, i just have 13 years x) )

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Clear_strelok
Clear_strelok

Waohh !!
I tested it once but the sight of screens that
just looks beautiful, the sand worm is that of David Lynch
magnificent but the general look incredibly similar to the illustration of novels, I'll keep this mod very ready!
(and sorry for my bad english, i just have 13 years and i'm french x) )

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Deliverator Creator
Deliverator

Thanks for the feedback! (and you're English is much better than my French - J'ai trente ans...)

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Tharapita
Tharapita

This really makes me want to reinstall civlization 4. Great mod from what I'm seeing and reading. Keep it up.

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