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Dune Dynasty is an enhanced version of Dune II, built on the source code reconstruction project OpenDUNE. It can run natively on Windows and Linux. The project was hosted on SourceForge since 2012, where it reached version 1.5.7 (dated 2013-08-18). Development continued on 2023-07-21 with version 1.6.0+, hosted on GitHub.

Like OpenDune, it requires the .PAK files from the original game and uses the same graphics and sounds. You need to own the original game separately, so there is no copyright violation.

Dune Dynasty has basically the same gameplay of the original game, but adds modern features such as a production sidebar, context sensitive mouse commands, multiple unit selection, building queues, and mouse wheel zoomable graphics. Some new features, such as fog of war, are optional. The three original campaigns of Dune II are available, and other classic mods (Super Dune 2, Dune 2 eXtended, etc) can be added easily.

The new skirmish mode allows single-player battles with up to 6 houses (the original three plus Fremen, Sardaukar and Mercenary) on random maps. Computer players can be hostile or allied to the player, and start out with a random generated base.

Versions v1.6.0 and upwards also include multiplayer support, support for HiDPI displays, support for soundtracks of the Dune movies as well as Dune II's predecessor - Cryo's Dune and further enhancements.

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