Dune 2000: GruntMods Edition 143


Dune 2000 is a real-time strategy video game, based on the Dune universe. It was released in 1998, featuring full motion cutscenes, online multiplayer and a powerful storyline.

Is there a better way to relive a classic then by playing a version with full HD and online support? What about if it fully supported the latest operating systems and featured tons of additional content? GruntMods has you covered with all this and more.

Features include:

  • Exclusive Levels developed by GruntMods Studios
  • Original full motion cut scene videos available as an optional add-on
  • Compatible with Windows Vista/7/8.1  (Experimental support for Windows 10)
  • Mission Select Menu, complete with difficulty options to allow you full access to the original campaign missions at any time
  • Game launcher to patch the game to the latest version, along with displaying news and providing easy access to numerous game features
  • Includes the exclusive preview of the expansion “Rise of the Mercenaries”, where you play as the greedy Mercenary Guild
  • Includes preview version of the Custom Campaign Creation Tutorial written by GruntMods Studios, allowing you insight on how to create your own gameplay modifications
  • Eligible to play the full versions of “Survival Mode” and “Rise of the Mercenaries” on release, with full support
  • Complete technical support, your problems will be answered quickly through the community forum
  • Dynamic installation and update process allows you tight control of the features you want without sacrificing simplicity
  • Includes access to the D2K+ community toolkit out of the box, allowing you to quickly dive into creating custom content
  • 4 new music tracks: New Beginning, House Corrino,Mekanikz Tweekz and Misuse Of Force
  • Custom designed menus, such as the in game “Debug Menu” designed by GruntMods
  • Full multiplayer support through CnCNet
  • Support for HD screen resolutions, such as 1920×1080

Download Dune 2000: GruntMods Edition 1.6.2

(Direct Link) (BitTorrent) (Magnet)

The “Lite” version of the Gruntmods Edition is designed to leave a minimal system footprint, with unnecessary files such as music being omitted. It is the smallest installation package.

Download Dune 2000:GruntMods Edition Lite

(Direct Link) (BitTorrent) (Magnet)

Download Dune 2000: GruntMods Edition 1.6.2 for Mac

Coming Soon: https://gruntmods.com/windows-10-issues-mac-download/

If you have downloaded the game and would like to install the cutscenes, you can download the cutscene installer separately.

Download Dune 2000:Gruntmods Edition Cutscenes

(Direct Link) (BitTorrent) (Magnet)



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  • Sumae

    The Cutscenes file seems to be broken, direct link fails and torrent only produces a useless tmp file.

    Choosing to download and install the cutscenes using the main installer (Dune 2000:GruntMods Edition also fails.

    Otherwise thank you for your work in this great game!

    • gruntlord6

      Seems like an issue on your end, I haven’t had any reports of that issue and I am able to download the torrent fine on my end. What browser are you using? If your BitTorrent client supports it, try the magnet link.

      • Sumae

        Found the issue, Avast antivirus doesn’t seem to like the file.

        Was able to download it directly once I disabled the antivirus, oddly scanning the file afterwards detects no threat, still the problem persists on another machine running the same antivirus.

        Thank you for the quick reply though, hopefully it will be helpful to any other soul out there encountering a similar issue.

        • gruntlord6

          I would recommend removing Avast, as I’ve had numerous clients report driver issues because of it. This is just another strike against it in my eyes, and I’ll be sure to keep it in mind. Thanks for keeping me informed.

  • Jan Urbanovský

    Is possible make teams in multiplayer?

    • gruntlord6


  • Billy Haefele

    I feel this isnt directly related to this mod, but i cant find answers anywhere that work. When i run the campaign u get the error “Windows Can not create anymore DC’s” [gGameticks=0] any help would be great. Im dying to relive d2000

    • Waswat

      Getting the same problem and putting it on “no video memory” works but it crashes the game after a short bit and the cutscenes are not showing. There’s also the problem that alt-tabbing basically crashes the screen and that there are huge performance issues.

      • gruntlord6

        If you have technical issues, please use the “Contact Us” form to create a support request. Support requests go through our internal ticket system and allow us to answer your questions and find solutions much faster then I can do through the comment system.

        • Waswat

          Will do!

  • Danimal

    still having probs getting rez to 1360 x 768

  • Donificent

    it wont let me play online.. any suggestions on how to fix it?

  • Kevin

    Downloaded the game. Added a windows .net framework 3.5 to computer as well because I was told this was needed. The game opens but flashes quickly between a blank screen in the game. I can barely click on the options and the game appears to work but it still flashes between the blank screen and the game. I am using windows 8 64bit. Any advice?

  • gruntlord6

    If you have technical issues, please use the “Contact Us” form to create a support request. Support requests go through our internal ticket system and allow us to answer your questions and find solutions much faster then the comment system. Posts regarding support will be deleted.

    • Jazemkaied

      I just want to know if there is a solution to the freezing mid game issue? I have a windows 8.1 and it plays fine and I love it…it’s just it freezes every 5 min or so

      • gruntlord6

        It’s the first I’ve heard of it, if we find a solution through the support ticket I will post it in the FAQ

  • Tunox

    I just came across your mod last night and man I was overwhelmed by memories. Countless sleepless night playing Dune 2K :) Thanks a lot for this remake and keeping this game alive. Sure enough my skill are rusty like an old pipe, so it will take me a while to regather all the knowledge about units and gameplay. Any trainer out there that works with your mod and can help me through a smooth transition?

    • gruntlord6

      Can you try using this trainer and let me know if it works for you? If so, I’ll work on getting it hosted on D2K+ and gruntmods.com


      • Tunox

        hello grunt :)
        Thanks for the quick reply. After googling for a couple of hours, Michael’s trainer seemed the most recent one. I tried it but it doesn’t work. Toyed around with it by placing it in the game directory or outside it, reinstalling the game on D drive for possible permission issues, ran it on winxp compatibility mode, all this with no success :/ Right now I’m playing around with CheatEngine yet having troubles with the scan results. I guess I’m gonna take the game slowly and play it the hard way lol

        • mike

          This is mike. It doesn’t rely on any special directories. I believe it just messes with memory locations when the game is running.

          • gruntlord6

            Perhaps you could share the source code and someone else could fix it.

      • Tunox

        More Info: I found a vanilla copy of Dune 2000 (1.6). Installed it and even with that version the trainer doesn’t work. All buttons greyed out.

  • Benznest P. Jantawee

    I want use trainer in campaign and old trainer can not work.

  • Luisito Eb

    hola como están todos bueno les quiero hacer una pregunta como hicieron para colocar la campaña de los mercenarios arriba de los harkonnen y después poner las misiones 1 y 2 porque quiero hacer lo mismo pero en ves (mercenarios) “emperador”
    si me ayudan les doy like y una suscripción al que me ayude. GRACIAS

    • gruntlord6

      Can you try asking your question in english? Google translate is my only method of reading spanish.

  • http://edmforyou.com/ Denny

    How to fix that? I tried different resolution…

    • gruntlord6

      The menus are hard coded to be at the size, when you load the actual gameplay it will be at the higher resolution.

  • DoomS24

    I’m only getting black screen whenever I try to play. Does it work at all on windows 8?

  • Troy

    Thank you for this! Fantastic old game….the memories!! Love it

  • Sam

    Just found my old copy of Dune 2000 and was going to play a game before bed but it didn’t like my 64bit Windows 7.

    All good though, as I found this! Thanks guys!

  • subbu

    Grunlord my problem is
    “When I try to run dune 2000 in normal folder like no grunlots folder than its dont start

    It says that change input resoltion to 1400 x 900 @ 60 hz

    And when I open in with gruntlots studios

    It starts
    But it stars with hi resoltion patch

    U know why is it so ?”
    I dont want to use hi reslution patch it destroy my game tatics
    And before my dune was working good with normal patch
    In between my cpu goes for medical check up
    After comming I tried to open it with normal dune folders
    It was not workig than I tried grunlord
    In grunlord in stars but with hi reoltuion
    Help me buddy pls

    • gruntlord6

      Do not ask for support here, use the contact us page.

      • subbu

        I dont think its support
        Its the problem with gruntlord folder I think

  • Abbabon

    We currently have a huge sandstorm in Israel, so I had an inkling to play dune. Thank you for this awesome work! :)

  • Health1au

    For a trainer, find a file called Md2kmm.exe

  • Alekai

    brings back my memories when I played this as a Child

  • gruntlord6

    For issues with Dune 2000, please see this post: http://gruntmods.com/?p=664

  • YazAn AL HoOt


    Some images are not present a game
    How do I get these additional Missions

    • gruntlord6

      which missions are missing?

  • Prime.Down

    Hello Grunt

    I noticed that two antivirus detected a malicious code (Trojan / SmartFortress2012. Or something similar … could let it proceeds and how can we solve?
    Grateful for the attention.

  • Oguh6

    THe briefings of the war of assassins campaign missions (by feda) Do not show up at all, not in-game either under the briefing (mac)

    • gruntlord6

      In game briefing isn’t actually designed in his missions. Out of game briefing shows up on my computer both through a clean install and through the update.
      Try making a post on the support forum, it may be an issue with the Wrapper and the new mission launcher.

  • Anben Samuel Vencatasamy

    When i run Dune 2K, the picture is to small.

    I tried to change resolutions in settings but it doesn’t work. Any help please?

    • gruntlord6

      Try un-installing the game and reinstalling the new version. Then try changing the settings.

  • FoX_Mig

    Is the latest version compatible with Build Queue Patch? http://d2kplus.com/buildqueuespatch.php

    And will this patch be included in any future version?

    • gruntlord6

      It was in the previous version but had to be removed to integrate the new features. I have MVI working on an updated version for the next release.

      • FoX_Mig

        Roger that, thanks for answer and your job around Dune 2K

  • FoX_Mig

    And one more thing – while playing Rise of the Merc, Mission one, close to the end (when destroying last Orcs structures) the game crashed with message:

    • gruntlord6

      Not to sure about that one, I can’t get it to appear reliably and only a few users have reported that error.

      • FoX_Mig

        My game crashes reliably, the number in message is different everytime. Tried 5 times so far. I have a save just few seconds before the crash, which comes shortly after the “mission twist”. If that helps: http://foxclan.cz/S0.SAV

        • gruntlord6

          Thanks, I’ll try to figure out whats causing the error.

  • Branndon Johnson

    To bad it doesn’t work when I launch the campaign.

    • gruntlord6

      What isn’t working? Do you get an error?

  • Branndon Johnson

    Actually the new version isn’t working at all.

    • gruntlord6

      Interestingly, haven’t seen that error before. If you launch the multiplayer does that work at all?

  • Вася Иванов

    I was trying to launch it on Win10 – it didn`t work even with compatibility mode to 7/8

    • gruntlord6

      I use it on Windows 10, likely another issue is occurring. What happens when you launch the game?

      • Вася Иванов

        Actually the common “…has stopped working” error. I launch the game, and after ~4sec of black screen comes the error. 2 secs it takes to shut down the programm and then i have only one option as answer – “close program”.

        English isn`t my native language, so if I explained smth wrong – I`m very sorry. I found a similar picture to my problem.

        • gruntlord6

          That happens with the new version? Only for the launcher or the actual game?

      • Вася Иванов

        Update. I downloaded 1.6.2 and it worked! Thank you.

  • Murphy

    Hi. I get this error consistently when trying to launch the campaign. I’m running Windows 10. What am I doing wrong?

    The actual characters in the error message change after every attempted launch of the campaign, they never create words, just random characters.

    • gruntlord6

      This is an issue that will be fixed next update. Try adding this to the failure.txt file in the install directory (without the quotes):

      “Dune 2000 requires a 256 colour desktop to run.

      This video card does not support the required modes.

      Insufficient RAM and/or Virtual Memory. Check Virtual Memory settings and disk space to ensure at least 12Mb is avilable.

      File not found

      Please reinstall”

  • Sascha

    Hi i’m unable to download the game either via torrent or direct download. What can i do? (downloads are very slow and interrupt). Via torrent only 380k of data are downloaded.

    • gruntlord6

      Sounds like you might be having a connection issue. I can verify that I am able to download the game through BitTorrent and direct download. There are over 11 seeds for the BitTorrent download (including the direct download link, which is also a part of the swarm), in my test I was able to finish the download in 2 minutes.

      I would recommend rebooting your modem/router and your computer and trying again. If you have issues downloading the torrent file you can try the magnet link.

      If after that you still have issues, please use the contact page so I can try to troubleshoot the issues further with you.

      • Sascha

        Thanks for your reply, I’ve tried it for a few days at home now and had the same issues all the time. Normally my ISP (and my own net) works like a charm… I’ve downloaded the files today at work and that succeeded at first try. Thanks again!

      • Robin Matysik

        Thanks man!

  • Joel

    I am having the same problem as most people here – I was wandering when the new version will be avalible or how to fix it. I have added the message to the failure text that you answered to Murphy but now instead of random charecters it shows nothing in the error.

    • gruntlord6

      I’ll push a fix tonight for the issue.

      • Joel

        Thanks :)

      • Dennis Kerkhofs

        Hi gruntlord, is it solved? Coz i downloaded the game(thnx for letting us do btw) and i still have a resolution problem.

        • Joel

          that is what is happening to me too

        • gruntlord6

          Did you change the settings from the launcher?

          • Kolkina

            I had the same issue as everyone else, and if you add the error text but remove the empty lines, it comes with the error “This video card does not support the required modes.”

          • gruntlord6

            Are you using the newest version?

          • Kolkina

            Yes, 1.6.2. After a clean install and changing the video options, it still gave me the error “This video card does not support the required modes. Please open the Dune 2000 config program and change your resolution.”

          • gruntlord6

            In that case, you may be having a unique issue. Try making a post in the support forum so we can take a closer look (click the link in the game launcher).

          • Joel

            It is happening to a few people actually, I belive. I think that is what is happening to Dennis and it is also happening to me.

          • gruntlord6

            Either way it’s not a common issue as you are the first people in a while to have it and the common fixes don’t seem to be working. I would still recommend posting in the support forum.

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  • Joel

    Hi, my game says my resolution is wrong. I have tried every different resolution but it says it is wrong. My screen is 1920×1080 if that helps. Thanks in advance!

    • gruntlord6

      Have you tried changing the settings from the launcher?

      • Joel

        Yes that is what I was changing.

  • DataShell.co.uk

    How can I donate in Bitcoin?

    • gruntlord6

      Currently there isn’t a way. You are the first one to mention it so I will look into a solution tonight.

  • 24LeoTheLion24

    I can’t find the names of save games when in practice mode. They all appear invisible but I can overwrite them.

    • gruntlord6

      Interesting, this only happens in practice mode?

      • 24LeoTheLion24

        Yeah. I think it may have happened when I updated the game. I’ve managed to the save the games fine for now.

  • dnaeil

    I tried the Dune 2000 Gruntmod with Win 10. It works, but some cutscenes won’t play properly. There is no picture just audio. Any suggestions?

    • gruntlord6

      Based on another users comment you could follow what they said to get it working.
      “After reinstalation without cinematics works perfectly, after that I install cinematics and I have to uncheck and check again movies in config.Now is all running fine.”

  • Stefan Dorin

    Is there anyway to set TEAMS with the AI? It won’t let me select teams everytime i try when i start a skirmish lobby :(

    • Simon Bolthausen

      This actually doesn’t work it seems, would be nice if this would be added in near future – but you can play coop maps with bots and they will be in your team – or might as well play with friends!

      • gruntlord6

        I can look into this.

    • gruntlord6

      This was added in the latest update for CnCNet. Just start a skirmish game, select one of their units or buildings and press the “A” hotkey on your keyboard

  • Spikeone

    Great work! Thanks a lot :)

  • Max

    Awesome !

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  • Fabian von Lutterotti

    hi! thanks for your great work! i installed the game along with the cutscenes, but they never actually play! no video, no audio. what could i have done wrong?

    • gruntlord6

      are they enabled in the launcher settings?

      • Fabian von Lutterotti

        yes! i have “Movies Enabled”, “Sounds Enabled” and “Force No-CD” in the game options, and also tried with and without the “Cutscene Change Resolution”…

        • gruntlord6

          Another user managed to get it working in your scenario, try doing the steps they took and let me know if they work.
          “After reinstalation without cinematics works perfectly, after that I install cinematics and I have to uncheck and check again movies in config.Now is all running fine.”

  • Donatello114

    This is fantastic! The site that linked me here (CnCNet) claims this now offers Mac OS X support, but the list above says nothing about it. Is this kind of black magic possible?? I would love to play this game again without a VM!

    • gruntlord6

      Previously, this was offered through a third party, but they significantly altered the wrapper and we stopped linking to them. We are in the process of maing our own, but in the mean time try WINE. https://www.winehq.org/

  • Inviter

    Hi, i instaled latest version 1.6.2 with cinematics in Windows 7 64bit, but when I tap Launch Campaign in Launcher, nothing happens.
    Can you help me please?
    Thanks a lot.

    • gruntlord6

      You don’t get an error message at all? What happens if you manually launch the game?

      • Inviter

        Yes, no message apears. I tried to start the game without the lancher, but its the same problem.
        Cursor seems to working on backgroud for a while, but nothing happens at all.

        • Inviter

          After reinstalation without cinematics works perfectly, after that I install cinematics and I have to uncheck and check again movies in config.
          Now is all running fine.
          Thanks a lot.

  • Angelo Landri

    Yeah, I’m getting the same issue, resolution is not supported by these modes, blah! I tried that little compatibility fix suggested by gruntlord but still not working.

  • Angelo Landri

    Got it to work, no more resolution problem. I simply put the game in compatibility mode for Windows 8 and also ran the launcher with admin privileges.

    • gruntlord6

      Launcher already runs as admin, are you having issues with the resolution when you set it to high in compatibility mode?

      • Angelo Landri

        I’m only running the game at 1366 x 768 and it’s working fine now.

  • DJ_AT

    Won’t work for me… Win 10 x64.

  • Nick Ross

    This is awesome, really well done. I can’t seem to get the movies/cut scenes working though D: still stoked, but it would really add to the reminiscence to watch those too!

  • Егор Филиппов

    THANK YOU very much !! It brings back so many memories. Hope see soon those videos from the game. Now will try GruntMods Edition .. and Donete .

  • Mike

    Hi. Having trouble running the campaign on Windows 10 at any resolution. I get through the intro, pick a House, choose a territory and then once I’ve reviewed the mission briefing and new units I get a crash with this error….

  • W.H. Leroy

    the movies do not run on windows 10 It worked on windows 8.1 is there a solutin for

    • gruntlord6

      try re-installing the cutscenes again and make sure they are enabled in the launcher settings.

  • http://solodukha.com Дмитрий Солодуха

    Where’s Mac version?

  • Matthyn Op’t Hof

    When I play LAN (sort of) after a while (usually 1 to 2 hrs, yes im bad) the game freezes and crashes without giving an error messages (running on 8.1 with compatibility mode on Windows 7 since the game wont run otherwise)

  • chalkler

    Just loaded Dune 2000 Grunt Mods Edition using Direct Link, but when I try to launch mission, error box says that the video card does not support the required resolution. I went in to the Configure Settings and set the resolution for the game to the same as my computer (1920×1080) but still get the error message. My display doesn’t go down to the default video setting for the game of 640×400. Is there an easy fix? Thanks!

  • jihad jijih

    Is it possible to have a trainer for the 1.6.2 version ?

    • gruntlord6

      It’s possible, but no one has created one that is compatible yet

  • https://www.youtube.com/c/seanmorabito sean morabito

    i want to record dune 2000 but my recorders dont pick it up. How do i record it?

    • gruntlord6

      Glad you like it!

  • Kellie Gator

    Is the upcoming Mac wrapper going to have cutscenes installed? Because I tried making my own wrapper and I have these weird flickering problems in said cutscenes.

  • Albert

    Movies not playing after updating to 1.6.2. Tried resetting settings and reinstalling but movies still refused to play. Running windows 7 on default game settings.

    • gruntlord6

      You tried reinstalling the cutscenes? Try resetting your game configuration and rechecking the box for cutscenes after reinstalling them.

      • Albert

        Yup, still wont work. When I install without uninstalling 1.6.2 it stays disabled, so it must be some of the new updates causing it.

  • Nuttapat Vimolratana

    I play this game when i was young. Still got the disc but you version make me play on Full HD thank you so much

  • Tomas Gatehouse

    it cant find the folder specified

    • gruntlord6

      What are you trying to do when that error appears?

  • Tomas Gatehouse

    for mission that is

  • John Kasse

    First , thank you for keeping a great game alive . Been playing D2K since it’s release. Never gets old. Having a small issue. Running Win7 Ultimate, 64 bit, ver. 1.6.2. Every now and then , it won’t load properly. Can open the loader, when I select, say, the regular game, will open the window briefly, then minimize, when I go to “maximize” it , it just reduces again. Haven’t changed anything, usually I have to re-load the whole thing to clear it . Any word of this happening ? Thanks again