Did anyone ever play Dune2?

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Did anyone ever play Dune2?

Post by Ruathavril » Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:20 am

I just remembered that I still have Dune2 lying around unplayed. Though I have played the accompanying soundtrack-cd (I like the music :) ), I never got around to playing the game. I wonder whether it's worth the trouble of installing? Did anyone ever play it and if so, did you like it?
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Post by Ewen Brown » Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:22 pm

at the time i loved it

i'm not sure it measures up to todays rts
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Post by Magnus » Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:26 pm

You mean the old one? By westwood? Was nice at the time, but compared to recent games (ignoring gfx and sound), the controls are awful. Ya' have to select one unit, select the wanted action, click on the target, and so on and so forth. Reaaaally tedious, and it makes yer' arm hurt after a while. But then again, this comes from a guy, who's not much for RTSs.
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Post by Ewen Brown » Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:28 pm

you could pick more than one unit at a time iirc

maybe not, it's been about a decade
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Post by Ruathavril » Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:07 am

Ummm, I may have given you the wrong title. Emperors of Dune could be a more correct title? The game's about three years old (IIRC)?
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Post by Magnus » Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:12 am

That would be Dune... what? Four? :D
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Post by Ruathavril » Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:15 am

I'm so embarassed... :oops:
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Post by majestic » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:22 pm

^ Don't be, happens to the best of us.

Dune 2 was a great game, considering it was pre-C&C. I haven't played the remake (Dune 2000) or the new one though. Never came around buying them despite wanting to.
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Post by Drachir » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:46 pm

Didn't like Dune II and 2000 that much, but Dune I is still the best Dune game if you ask me (I know, I know, you didn't ask :roll:)

It has *really* good music, and it is an enjoyable combination of adventure and strategy, it's biggest flaw is that it didn't stick close enough to real story.

You can get it at www.the-underdogs.org , just use dosbox ( http://dosbox.sourceforge.net ) if it doesn't run.
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Post by kumquatq3 » Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:43 pm

anybody ever play Herzog Zwei? That game stood the test of time really well, imo.
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Post by Runenklinge » Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:54 pm

Dune 2 was a key experience...I played it for about 4 hours and then decided that real time was too fast for me.

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Post by Ewen Brown » Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:06 pm

did you realize it had 3(iirc) speed settings
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Post by Runenklinge » Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:22 pm

Ewen Brown wrote:did you realize it had 3(iirc) speed settings
uuh...no? :shock:
Shouldn't I have seen that when going through the options menu? Years of RTS abstinence because of nothing...oh well I don't think I'd ever become a much of a real time general anyway.But I might give this game another chance.

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Post by kumquatq3 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:19 am

kumquatq3 wrote:anybody ever play Herzog Zwei? That game stood the test of time really well, imo.

BTW, you guys do know that Dune 2 wasn't the first RTS game, right?
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Post by Magnus » Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:35 am

Yup. Wasn't that Herzog Zwei thingie first?
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