Service Depot: Installing Dune 2000

This guide will show you how to install Dune 2000 on modern operating systems.


I have the retail CD version.

  1. Make sure you have installed DirectX 9.0c by these guidelines before proceeding.
  2. Insert the Dune 2000 disc to your CD/DVD drive.
  3. If you are not using Windows XP, exit the autorun and run setup.exe from the disc as administrator.
  4. Install the game as you normally would.
  5. Patch the game to version 1.06, the latest official patch. You can use the patch for your language from our site linked below, or from, or from C&C Communications Center.
  6. Download the unofficial 1.06p patch and apply it.
  7. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set DUNE2000.exe to always run as administrator.
  8. Run the game.

Download German v1.06 patch (4.7 MB)

Download French v1.06 patch (4.7 MB)

Download Italian v1.06 patch (4.7 MB)

Download Spanish v1.06 patch (4.7 MB)

Download UK English v1.06 patch (4.7 MB)

Download US English v1.06 patch (4.7 MB)


Installing on 64-bit operating systems

The game’s installer is 16-bit, and is unable to run on 64-bit systems. To bypass this, you can use this custom installer to extract the files from setup.z found within the disc to a user-defined director. Then, perform the following:

  1. From the disc, copy the folders MISSIONS, MOVIES and MUSIC to the DUNE\Data subfolder in the installation directory.
  2. Open DUNE\RESOURCE.CFG in the installation directory with a text editor, and change with the following lines:
  3. Save the file and close it.

After doing so, proceed with the main setup procedure above starting from step 5.


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