Mike's Enhanced Dune 2000 Trainer

January 12th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dune 2000I'm a sucker for this classic game. Originally the trainer stopped working after Windows 98SE, most likely due to the slight architecture differences between Win9x and WinNT (2000 and XP were based off NT.) I paid someone on RentACoder.com to patch up Razor's trainer so it would work under Windows XP, and he did a pretty good job. All of the features appear to work, except for "Show Map (F4)".

If you play multiplayer practice games, It appears that enabling Atreides = Player 1 (you), Ordos = Player 2 (computer), Harkonnen = Player 3 (computer) - the colors and units will not coordinate, but you can enable instant build for the other two players (which can be very fun, racing against the computer. It's almost impossible.)

Your Dune 2000 must be updated to version 1.06 - which is included below as well. It can be applied to the stock install without an issue.

Update: I am now hosting a neat collection of maps below thanks to the folks at FED2k/Dune2k.com. It appears their downloads are offline and I could not find any other place with them. Someone was nice enough to email them to me and I am hosting them here now for everyone to enjoy!

NOTICE: A lot of people claim this is a virus. I've ran multiple virus checkers and programs for years and have used this for years without a problem. I believe it is a false positive due to the fact that it is a program which alters the memory of another program - which is probably typical virus behavior. If anyone can identify what this supposed "virus" actually does I'll be more than happy to pay someone to investigate and fix it. However, I have never seen any malicious stuff on my system because of this, and if it was a true virus, it would be caught by all the major ones that I have used. So, don't use it if you're scared; it is no skin off my back. For the thousands of downloaders (including myself) who use it without being paranoid it's a virus - enjoy!

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  1. Rene D.
    August 17th, 2010 at 14:21 | #1

    Thank you so much for that trainer! It even works in "practice" under multiplayer. I am running Dune 2000 on Windows 7 64 bit. Since the game won't install from the disc, I went to this following website and downloaded the game legitimately. Here is the website:

    http://forum.dune2k.com/index.php?topic=22419.0

    P.S. The game file size is approximate 515 Mb and it comes with version 1.6. This file has been tested to work on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

  2. Frogga
    October 5th, 2010 at 16:06 | #2

    this trainer appears to have a malware virus in it.. .shame..

  3. mike
    October 5th, 2010 at 17:40 | #3

    @Frogga
    I think it's a false positive. Probably because it has to alter another programs memory like a virus would.

    This has been scanned by a ton of people and only specify programs report it. I've used it for years and nobody has complained yet about whatever this supposed virus inside of it does.

  4. andy
    November 22nd, 2010 at 00:00 | #4

    Do you send to me the dune2000 map editing program ?? please. . .
    please send to me
    my e-mail address : 0cic0@hanmail.net

  5. mike
    November 22nd, 2010 at 00:08 | #5

    @andy
    Use Google dude :)

  6. andy
    December 10th, 2010 at 01:20 | #6

    @mike
    I have sent e-mail to you check it buddy.
    Answer to me

  7. mike
    December 10th, 2010 at 02:46 | #7

    @andy
    I replied to any emails I got, please stop spamming my blog. I don't remember if I got one from you or not, but just Google it. It's easy enough.

  8. andy
    December 10th, 2010 at 07:28 | #8

    @mike
    sorry, I'm very very sorry
    But, I had sent e-mail to you.
    I know that mike503@gmail.com is your e-mail address, right ??
    check it please ..
    I want to talk with you so much
    please . . .

  9. mike
    December 10th, 2010 at 19:22 | #9
  10. andy
    December 12th, 2010 at 06:24 | #10

    @mike
    wow !! perpect !!

    Thank you very much !!

  11. Lucian
    January 7th, 2011 at 01:44 | #11

    VIRUS. Do not use.

  12. mike
    January 7th, 2011 at 01:53 | #12

    @Lucian
    It's not a virus. If it is, tell me what it does, please. I've ran it for years and hundreds of other people have too.

    As I've said 100 times now, I believe certain virus scanners look at the signature in it and see that it messes with memory addresses, which looks trojan-y to it, and flags it.

    Prove to me that it is making your machine a zombie, launching an attack on something, giving access to your private files - anything.

    I just downloaded it myself, checked it with Microsoft Security Essentials and got no warnings. If it was a true virus it would have been confirmed by all the anti-virus software makers now.

  13. Pete
    January 12th, 2011 at 09:54 | #13

    i would say its not a virus.

    It does change some memory locations inside the running game

    many trainers i have are considered a virus by norton

    most nocd mods are considered virus or hack tools

    i have used this program for perhaps 5 years and had to download it again in that norton took it away.

    i found this a few yrs after i got xp.

    the razor trainer works fine with 98 0r 95

  14. Dwarf2000
    February 28th, 2011 at 06:36 | #14

    It's a shame how people use the worst antivirus that deletes files that are false positives... Antivirus like Norton and Mcafee and those, and if they get deleted directly think it is a virus, which it isn't in most cases. Anyway, thanks for the trainer, but I'm gonna use this(http://gruntmods.com/Projects/Downloads/Dune_2000/) install for now, seems to work with vista and windows 7, and it is v1.06

  15. Pete
    March 3rd, 2011 at 09:01 | #15

    Hi, got dune2000 running fine under windows 7 64bit, however whenever i run alt-tab to load the trainer.. when i alt tab back to dune 2000 the screen is black (blank)
    ive googled this but cant seem to find any reference anywhere.. any ideas ?

  16. mike
    March 3rd, 2011 at 23:22 | #16

    @Pete
    I don't know if you'll ever be able to do that. Sometimes it would go a little weird on me even on 32-bit XP if I alt-tabbed out of it constantly.

    The F1-F10 keys should work although if I recall the coder wasn't able to get one of them to work properly. But that was years ago - I have no idea.

    The other suggestion I'd have is run it in a VM. Maybe use Microsoft Virtual PC / the XP Virtual Machine thing. That'd probably work better. It is an older game now :)

  17. sayUgreat
    April 6th, 2011 at 05:42 | #17

    U are Great~!!! U Saved my WinXP ! Thanks a lot!!

  18. Nyradd
    April 10th, 2011 at 10:38 | #18

    I cannot get the trainer to do as it is advertising.
    I am hitting F5 and no unlimited spice.
    I hit F1 and no instant build.
    Am i doing something wrong? I am somewhat new to this classic game, but love it.
    Thanks for any info you can supply.

  19. mike
    April 12th, 2011 at 03:11 | #19

    @Nyradd
    I forget if the F keys work properly or not. I was lazy and just alt-tabbed to get out and hit the ones I wanted. It's been years since I had it worked on, but IIRC, he did get them working (at least in XP probably SP2 at the time) for most F keys. I think a couple didn't work (and I never knew why... he just couldn't reverse engineer it all 100% or something.)

  20. Song
    April 30th, 2011 at 10:07 | #20

    Thanks ^^

  21. Phill
    June 19th, 2011 at 15:00 | #21

    Hi Mike,

    I just wanted to thank you for your efforts you made for us,(actually I was thrilled to see that is working, especially that I am not a 20 year old person, and I also don`t have the time to play it without trainer :D), to give us a nice possibility to play such a retro game. I have found only here the update and also the trainer for Windows 7 X32. There is no virus I can assure anyone, and if you pay just a minute attention what Mike is saying here, you`ll notice that everything is working perfect.
    Thanks again for your concern regarding this game, and keep up the good work :)

    Phill

  22. jonathan hale
    June 22nd, 2011 at 21:31 | #22

    This trainer works fine, after ive been messing about with other trainers on the internet, this one works brilliantly. Thanks man! It even worked with the abandonware versions of this game, as long as you updated it like it said above,.

  23. Zanshin
    September 15th, 2011 at 08:07 | #23

    mikes-enhanced-dune2000-trainer.exe
    dune-2000-v1.06-update.exe
    Norton won't let me download, both deleted as virus!

  24. mike
    September 16th, 2011 at 00:29 | #24

    @Zanshin
    It seems most anti-virus programs are finally considering this a trojan of some sorts. I haven't been able to figure out why. If anyone wants to try to reverse engineer it (the developer I paid used Delphi or something) and inspect as much as possible. I am quite sure that there is no actual threat, and the signature is just due to the way a trainer has to alter memory locations, typically what a lot of viruses do.

    Note: I didn't develop this trainer. I took the trainer that originally was created by the "Razor 1911" group, and paid someone to make it work under Windows XP/NT architecture. That is all.

  25. Ruler of Arrakis
    October 10th, 2011 at 01:43 | #25

    Dune is a best classic game of a strategy genre !

  26. Sandblasted
    November 19th, 2011 at 07:48 | #26

    On win7 only works if changed to win98/me compatibility mode (like the game).
    Everything works, map also works but don't won't show up in thingy up/right on the screen.
    (last night awaken in testing........ he he he)

  27. dune 2000
    December 20th, 2011 at 07:34 | #27

    why do not word my trainer?

  28. mike
    December 21st, 2011 at 03:35 | #28

    @dune 2000
    What?

  29. André
    April 2nd, 2012 at 08:29 | #29

    Great little program! I used it often before, but didn't know I needed another version of it because of Windows 7 64bit. Since noone here actually says any kind of thanks, I'll go ahead and do it: A BIG thanks, for your work in this regard!!!! :) PS-Can't believe some people know so little about computers they think this is a virus, for goodness sake!

  30. Shawn
    June 7th, 2012 at 07:59 | #30

    I downloaded the patch on FED2K but when I started to play I thought OK I'll get the grenadier so I found out how but I can't get it, I don't even think the patch installed, someone help. My email address is SMthegamer@aol.com

  31. Azrael
    November 9th, 2012 at 09:59 | #31

    Thanks a lot for the trainers and updates, mate!
    They are Miraculous! :D

  32. Edgar
    November 14th, 2012 at 16:03 | #32

    Hello i installed update, now i cant play my dune.. it says '' This is spawned game , you may only join/play LAN multiplayer games. Please restart the game with the CD to continue '' < this is after update . Please Email your reply , edgarrarr@gmail.com

  33. mike
    November 14th, 2012 at 16:17 | #33

    @Edgar
    I can't really help you there. I've got no idea. I have never had any issues with this stuff. Maybe try re-installing or something.

  34. stop_complain
    December 23rd, 2012 at 23:30 | #34

    @Frogga
    you know what i think about your comment
    FAKE AND GAY,and your comment is stupid
    now just STFU and stop whine about a malware
    it's compleatly safe

  35. stop_complain
    December 23rd, 2012 at 23:33 | #35

    @Lucian
    please dont use caps it's god damm anoying
    and no there is no thing such a virus,i sugest you google info about trainers

    trainers use an injection code that messes whit the anti virus

  36. Pete
    January 19th, 2013 at 05:43 | #36

    I have the original game with the box and the manual i got it for $19.99
    a few years later I bought a jewel case version at compusa for $3.99
    it says you can get the manual for $12 from westwood (not true in 2004)

    Westwood Associates and was renamed Westwood Studios when it merged with Virgin Interactive in 1992. The company was bought from Virgin Interactive by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1998, and closed by EA in 2003.

    Dune2 i believe was the first RTS game dos (1992) 16 color ega

    Dune 2000 is almost the same game (1998)
    with windows 95 and the improved graphics 256 color vga
    it also supports multiplayer

    Dune 2000 system requirements (from the box)
    windows 95 or 98 Pentium 90 (133 or better recommended) 16Mbyte ram
    4x CDrom 60Meg free HD space, directx sound, does not support dos sound blaster
    it says copyright 1998

    The Spawned copy message appears sometimes with 40x or so CD drive if you set up ram buffering apparently it looks for the cd to be running when it searches for a specific track (dvd drives 56x or better) Daemon tools knows how to circumvent this.

    the cd will not run with win xp the 1.06 upgrade will
    the razor 1911 +11 trainer will not run with xp
    THANK YOU Mike for the Marvelous fix

    grunt mods backup
    http://gruntmodstemp1.binhoster.com/

    the grunt mods site: (down Jan 2013)
    http://gruntmods.com/Projects/Downloads/Dune_2000/

    if all else fails google it

    I got the grunt mods version (june 2012) it runs on xp64 and win7
    MANY games dont run on win7

    trainers are virus by definition they play with memory locations of other running programs

    Norton removes many trainers no questions asked and comes with win7
    Eset nod 32 lets you set exceptions
    malwarebytes lets you set exceptions
    Spybot search and destroy lets you set exceptions
    - you can remove things like adobe reader update (sumatraPDF asks if you want the new version)

    Tried avira it wont run with spybotS&D

    Mikes trainer Has been in use here with no problems for several years
    ((((*** THANK YOU Mike ***))))

  37. Somewierdname
    February 18th, 2013 at 01:45 | #37

    wow umm gotta say if you guy's (who ever is complaining bout virus) GET IOBIT MALWARE FIGHTER V1.7 well just solved your problem

  38. Somewierdname
    February 18th, 2013 at 04:04 | #38

    oh i figured out how to use the trainer the astreides is your's but the unlimited power you need to chose your's house's power

  39. Stolgrove
    March 13th, 2013 at 23:26 | #39

    Dude, your the best. Been searching for this patch for too long, feeling nastolgic to play this game. Thank you

  40. charly
    June 18th, 2013 at 23:50 | #40

    muchas gracias por el trainer, ahora voy a tener especia ilimitada :P thnx xD

  41. habibi
    July 13th, 2013 at 11:50 | #41

    I believe it safe , but if any antivirus programs say it virus [trojan etc.] , it must false alarm on these antivirus

  42. Josh.C
    September 28th, 2013 at 07:38 | #42

    mikes-enhanced-dune2000-trainer.exe download wont work. HELP!!!

  43. Dr Phil
    April 13th, 2014 at 13:15 | #43

    Yeah im running 32-bit xp and suprisingly my old CD version 1.02 installed and works, and the +11 trainer runs, but doesn't work. updating to 1.06 , trainer still doesn't work, buttons or F keys...so should i try running this under 98/ME compatibility or just forget it lol?

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