Monday, March 17, 2008

Getting the game to work

Just dropping a note here for new visitors regarding getting the RC3 version working. Please note, this was the last release of the original game project, and has nothing to do with the current project.

First of all, if you have trouble with game speed, rename the "music" and "midi" folders in your Dune 2: TSHA directory. This will disable music, but free up your resources. Midi music uses a lot of CPU power, and the MP3 music takes a lot of memory.

Next, if you actually can't get the game running, I may not be able to help you much. I tested it on an awful lot of systems and didn't have problems, except for a minor graphic glitch with placing unit build queues on some older graphic chipsets.

Regarding networking, the following will remain forever true for that version, since I had little community support and no longer wish to think about it much:
  • There are still a couple minor bugs left in there which might cause crashes after playing for some time (usually at least half an hour). I've had longer games than that though, and it's stable for the most part.
  • Finding an online server is hit-or-miss in terms of functionality. Your best bet is to get your friend's external IP address so you can connect directly that way across the internet.
  • If you have firewall issues, I can't help you. The port you need opened is 10191, that's the best I can tell you. I've never even been able to get confirmation from anyone that they got this working through a firewall.
  • More than two players in a single game will probably never work, so don't try it.


ROCKER said...

Hey! I found this just now. Great work! Dune II is my favourite game. Yes, it is in 2008... :D

I started editing, resampling and mastering the original music of the game last saturday. I use professional studio softwares, synthetizers, acoustic and electric instruments for the best sound but I have not all music from the original game in MIDI format. Can you help me? I share my finished work for your help, and you can use the music for your TSHA project. ;-)

My email address:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found this when I went looking for Dune 2 music on google. I'm downloading now :) I know more people have probably downloaded this than said thanks so from me - thank you for your time and effort :) Wish you all the best!

Anonymous said...

Ack! Back sorry the music archive is corrupt?

error [F:\]: missing 685 bytes in Zip file (attempting to process anyway)

Winzip error! Winrar complains too. Please can you check and re-upload?


Drackbolt said...

You're welcome, and thanks for pointing out the file error! It does seem to be a problem, so I'm fixing it now.

Menyus said...

Hy! Thanks for this page, simply I love Dune II:)

I have got a problem. The d2TSHAsetupRC3.exe has been downloaded, but it not works well:( I haven't got mouse at the beginning, when i change the options. After that, the game was very low. I tried to open the options menu, but i can't. The time meter is very low. (I played 30 minutes real time, but in the game it was only 6^^) Can you help me in these problems?

My email address is:

All the best: Menyus