The mod is made by Timen van den Berg [Timenn] and Inoculator9!
Published here for promotional/education purposes, the end-user product (mod) must be downloaded from the official link (below). ;-)

The Shai-Hulud mod is a mod (modification) for the game: Emperor - Battle for Dune. It does a great deal of modifications to the game, it adds alot of new units and graphics to the game, and it changes some existing units too. Also, a few new buildings have been added, and the superweapons (the Death Hand, the Chaos Lightning, and the Hawk Strike) have been replaced with availabilities to build super infantry units, since superweapons are not as much fun when you can only fire them at targets and do nothing special with them. While these new superunits have some amazing surprises in store for you.

To list all major changes:

  • House Atreides has been replaced by the Fremen, the Fremen received a whole new arsenal of units.
  • The Fremen Subhouse has been replaced by House Atreides, the Atreides subhouse has 4 units
  • The 2 other Houses have new units
  • All other Subhouses have 1 new unit
  • Some existing units have been improved (like the Tleilaxu Leech)
  • Every unit and building has a new icon

The official (alternative) download:

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Shai-hulud v1.1

Shai-hulud v1.1

Dec 30, 2010 Full Version 0 comments

Shai-hulud mod replacing Atreides with Fremen, adding a couple of fixes and units to the game. The modification was created by Timen van den Berg [Timenn...

Shai-Hulud extras

Shai-Hulud extras

May 23, 2010 Other 0 comments

Various extras, the patch (1.0 to 1.1), a readme, a couple of tools, others.

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devdonian May 27 2014, 1:29pm says:

every time i click activate it just says file invalid

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Meyerm Apr 27 2014, 6:48pm says:

I like this. It's more like the book and movies. Fremen and Atreides remnants join together to create a new, powerful army.

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White_Hand Oct 16 2012, 3:08am says:

Only ONE mod for Emperor?

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Mernom Apr 20 2012, 5:18am says:

the oddest thing is that the game uses text files for the mod,so it need no modding programs for basic changes.

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!!!karmenjell Jun 21 2011, 9:56am says:

anyone help? where can i get hold of the origional version of "emporer-the batle for dune"

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BabiesSwagGod69 Jul 15 2011, 5:38am replied:

Illegal Download ? ITS ILLEGAL ! if not, eBay.....

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!!!karmenjell Aug 10 2011, 2:55pm replied:

ur right - megaupload is ILLEGAL! enjoying game,thanks

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feelmywrath Sep 4 2010, 12:00pm says:


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feillyne Creator Subscriber
feillyne Dec 30 2010, 2:28pm replied:

There's a readme file (manual) in the mod archive. ;-)

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Dynamo128 Aug 30 2010, 5:36pm says:

Well uh. I'm not sure if replacing the atreides house is a good idea... Was this done on purpose, or due to the engine's limitations?

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feillyne Creator Subscriber
feillyne Sep 4 2010, 6:10am replied:

Timen van den Berg did a fine job modding an unmoddable game.

Dune 2000 isn't moddable either.

So even a faction replacement is an achievement. So it's all due to extreme engine limitations.

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