Dune 2: THE BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS mod

Sega Mega Drive version of Dune

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Remuneration
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Dune 2: THE BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS mod

Post by Remuneration » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:25 am

What about this mod?

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There is the sourse ROM and extract instruments:
https://translate.google.ru/translate?s ... t=&act=url

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Post by xan2622 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:58 am

Hello Remuneration.

I am glad you also like Dune 2.
Many players also think it would be cool ot have it in OpenRA, a github issue has even already been created for it: https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/issues/3274

As you can notice, there is a $45 bounty on the issue : this means that the developer who will finish the mod will get the money (it will probbly be Mailaender, since he is one of the most active OpenRA developers and one of those who seem interested in Dune 2 as well).

For the moment, there is no real progression on this mod. OpenRA developers focus on the TS mod these days (among other things).

I don't know if you know github well but the openra source code is hosted at https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA.
You can follow the new issues there: https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/issues ... dated-desc

If you want to chat with developers and other players, I invite you to join us on our IRC channel : [url]irc://chat.freenode.net/openra[/url].
Here is a web client: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=openra.

See you !

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Post by Remuneration » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:29 pm

Tnanks for te answer!

I know github, and in https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/issues/3274 it says about another version of Dune (not Mega Drive version) wich have another graphics...

Thanks for the links too, they will need to me)

How can I use my own MCV to start with it harkonnen faction?
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Post by Remuneration » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:53 am

"Construction complete"!
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Post by noobmapmaker » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:28 pm

Sorry for this pointless addition to the thread.

Arrakis - The Spice
https://youtu.be/XDxigfUOiG4?t=2m34s

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Post by squirrel » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:17 am

Wow this looks interesting. Very Old school.

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DUNE 2 mod

Post by Evgeniy » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:19 pm

Hello

My idea is to mix dune2 and dune2k. This will allow to use already existing maps for d2k with old-school art.
I like concrete slabs from dune II. and I also like how units look like in dune2000. And I like to select multiple units. But I dislike how harvester look like in d2000.
I will try to mix them.
The main problem is Dune2 art. can anybody tell me how can I use art from Dune2?

There two possible options:

1) redraw dune2 art using 32x32 tiles instead of original 16x16. at the moment I try to use scaled images. The question is: is it allowed to use such redrawn images, or EA(holder of DUNE2 copyrights) will not allow that.

2) unpack DUNE.PAK extract images from it, scale and optionally apply diffs (if want more details, not original graphics). This possibility is like with other mods: end user will need to obtain DUNE.PAK and put it in some directory. But currently OpenRA can't read all content from DUNE.PAK, or I don't know how to read it. I see only units in Asset Explorer but can't see buildings.

This is how my mod_d2 looks currently:



P.S. I was surprised, how flexibly is mods in OpenRA. At this moment mod_d2 doesn't contain any line of code, just .yaml and .shp files.
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Post by Remuneration » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:17 am

Hello, Evgeniy!
I think both options are possible. But in my opinion it would be correct to get the MOD to use the original resources. (as in other mods)
We need to know the developers exactly where settings are stored read graphics (particularly ZOOM)

And the rights of the universe does not have Dune2k dead Westwood Studios?

And what about the mix Done 2000 + Dune2k + Dune: The battle for Arrakis [sega]?
Personally, I schedule from Dune: The battle for Arrakis [sega] impaniruet More.

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Post by Remuneration » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:56 pm

[SEGA] version of Dune 2: https://vk.com/doc-7241217_437582263

Unpacked + editors:
https://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.ph ... 864.0.html
http://www.razor-missions.16mb.com/content/r81c.7z

Use different format of files.
How can I use it in OpenRA? Edit a LUA not enoth.
How can I Use graphic and sounds from this unpaked files or dirrectly from smd rom? Can anybody Help with it?

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Post by Matt » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:27 am

https://github.com/OpenRA/d2 might be interesting for you. For the SEGA version graphics I assume you need to write some more file format converters in C#.

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Post by Remuneration » Tue May 15, 2018 7:30 am

Matt, format converters? why cant to read graphic and sounds dirrectly from original ROM file?

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Re: Dune 2: THE BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS mod

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Re: Dune 2: THE BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS mod

Post by Aneyrin » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:37 pm

I think it must be separated from d2k mod. Will be great to get and implement to OpenRa resources from Sega Genesis Dune.

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Re: Dune 2: THE BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS mod

Post by Remuneration » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:53 am

Aneyrin wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:37 pm
I think it must be separated from d2k mod. Will be great to get and implement to OpenRa resources from Sega Genesis Dune.
Maybe someone can help with writing format loader

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