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OpenDUNE is an open source re-creation of the popular game "Dune II",
originally made by Westwood Studios, and released by Virgin Entertainment.
It attempts to re-create the original game and apply modern technology to it
to allow it to be run natively on most operating systems.
OpenDUNE is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.0. For
more information, see the COPYING file included with every release and source
download of the game.
The latest version of OpenDUNE is always available at:
The latest development version is at:
Our IRC (chat) is at:
You can report bugs at:
Our wiki is at:
Supported Platforms
OpenDUNE is written in ANSI C (C89), and only requires SDL/SDL2 to run. In result,
OpenDUNE should run on all platforms supported by SDL or SDL2.
Currently we officially support the following platforms:
- Linux
- FreeBSD
- Mac OS X (PowerPC or Intel i686 / x86_64, 10.4+)
- Windows (i686 / x86_64)
- Atari TOS (68030+ CPU, TT and Falcon machines supported)
OpenDUNE doesn't require any library to run on Windows. For Mac OS X we make
so-called static-compiled binaries, which means all libraries it depends on
(mostly LibSDL) are already included in the binary, and no action is
required on your part
For Linux/FreeBSD, you need to install LibSDL yourself. It is available in every
package manager, and the chances are high it is already installed on your
In order to use sounds and music on Linux, you need a working ALSA driver.
Music is sent to MIDI Out port of Atari machines.
It is also possible to build with Munt MT32 emulator
to have MT32 music.
Installation & Running
Extract OpenDUNE.
Copy the original Dune2 1.07 data files (including dune2.exe) to data/.
All three existing versions of the Dune 1.07 data files (eu, hs and us) will
work, but only with the eu/hs data files the French language will work, and
only with the eu data files the German language will work.
Start 'opendune'.
Additional options may be specified using an opendune.ini file located
in the data/ directory, in the current directory or in %APPDATA%\OpenDUNE
(on Windows) or ~/Library/Application Support/OpenDUNE (on Mac OS X) or
~/.config/opendune (on Linux/FreeBSD). All options must be in an [opendune]
Available options are :
- language : english / french / german
- datadir : directory where Dune data files are
- savedir : directory for Dune personal data files (savegames)
- scalefactor : 2 (default), 3, 4
- scalefilter : nearest (default), scale2x, hqx
- framerate : maximum frame rate (60 FPS default)
- mt32midi : 0(default)/1 send MT32 init, use .XMI files
- mt32rompath : directory containing CM32L_CONTROL.ROM/CM32L_PCM.ROM files
for Munt MT32 emulator.
The Game controls are the same as DUNE II. Usually, the first letter is a
keybard shortcut, for example B for build, Q for quit, etc.
F1 - open Mentat Screen
F2 - open the option menu
F3 - open the menu of the selected structure (construction yard/factory/etc.)
A few key controls are added in OpenDUNE, available depending on the
platform :
F8 - Toggle FPS display
CTRL-ENTER - Toggle full screen
Enhancement over Dune2
See enhancement.txt.
Known Bugs
See known_bugs.txt.
See changelog.txt.
The OpenDUNE team (in alphabetical order):
Albert Hofkamp (Alberth) - Refactoring Dude
Loic Guilloux (glx) - Windows Guru
Patric Stout (TrueBrain) - Lead Developer
Steven Noorbergen (Xaroth) - Lead Manager
Thanks To (in alphabetical order):
Szabolcs Nagy (nsz) - ANSI C Guru
Ingo von Borstel (planetmaker) - For his many bug-reports
tneo - For his many bug-reports
David Wang (wangds) - For his many patches and bug-reports
Bug Reporters - Thank you all for all bug reports
Westwood - For an amazing game