Mike's Enhanced Dune 2000 Trainer

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!

Downloads

  1. Charles Ronnenberg
    July 17th, 2009 at 11:02 | #1

    your great!
    only site i've found with a working trainer!

  2. M3rck
    July 20th, 2009 at 11:10 | #2

    Man!! my respects to you!!
    Trainer working!!

    Tks!!

  3. Max Brown
    July 23rd, 2009 at 19:08 | #3

    Wow! iT so Cooool~~~!!!
    your trainer working!!!!!
    Tanks!

  4. Zebran
    August 15th, 2009 at 21:01 | #4

    It doesn't work on my computer. I have win xp SP3 and the game always returns on first mission.

  5. mike
    August 16th, 2009 at 04:35 | #5

    Did you make sure to update everything? Works fine for me.

  6. Desmond
    August 25th, 2009 at 16:01 | #6

    Just like you.. sucker for this classic game. Dont know why, but it is satisfying.. hahaha.

  7. artemis.frost.8
    September 19th, 2009 at 14:28 | #7

    Well done! Thank you for the maps and for paying to get that trainer working. This is why I love the Interwebs ^^

  8. Anonymous
    October 8th, 2009 at 00:33 | #8

    hey why i cant play? it sais its a spawned game wtf

  9. mike
    October 8th, 2009 at 01:39 | #9

    ? I have no clue what you're talking about.

  10. Anonymous
    October 8th, 2009 at 07:53 | #10

    @mike
    i need cd game xd

  11. mike
    October 8th, 2009 at 09:57 | #11

    If you don't have the game CD, then go buy one? It's probably like $5 on eBay, or $10 in a store... It might even be so old you can download it now like they did with older GTAs. I bought a copy I think off eBay years ago.

  12. vdt
    October 9th, 2009 at 13:29 | #12

    @Zebran
    and me too.
    ? used win xp sp3
    trainer not work. return the first mission.

  13. mike
    October 9th, 2009 at 13:32 | #13

    Hmm. I think I've played it without issue on SP3, but I can give it another shot.

  14. Ross
    November 8th, 2009 at 17:44 | #14

    Hi Michael,

    Like the player above, when I run the game the following message appears:
    "This is a spawned game. You may only join/play LAN multiplayer games. Please restart the game with the CD to continue." There is an OK button, but clicking it just returns you to the main menu. Even though I don't wish to play against anyone but the computer, to choose any main menu option simply returns to this error message.

  15. not important
    December 5th, 2009 at 21:09 | #15

    finally i been looking for a trainer for dune for ever and a day...thank you.... oh and mike i had the same problem... you gots to mount the iso with daemon (or another virtual drive) then run the game it will work fine after that...............

  16. mike
    December 6th, 2009 at 01:08 | #16

    Hey guys, I'll give it a go both with the actual game CD and an ISO copy of it using Daemon Tools Lite on an XP SP3 fully up to date machine.

    Hopefully tomorrow.

  17. travis
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:18 | #17

    i have a copy of game and downloaded your trainer and update and it dont work, i dont get it, am i supposed to save update in the game file folder? sometimes it says mmmm wrong version of game trainer may not work, idk any help?

  18. travis
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:20 | #18

    oh and i have xp home edition sp1 and a copied game too dont know if that would affect

  19. mike
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:32 | #19

    You should upgrade your XP 🙂

    No, it shouldn't need to be placed anywhere specific. Does the Dune update apply properly?

  20. travis
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:33 | #20

    says also something about type your original dune 2000 installation directory here

  21. travis
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:35 | #21

    i cant upgrade my xp sp2 screws things up how do u know it applies properly

  22. mike
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:37 | #22

    @travis

    Well that's just weird 🙂

    You need to put in your Dune 2000 install directory, like C:\Dune2000 or wherever you installed it to.

  23. travis
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:40 | #23

    the wrong version of game thing i dont get it says it and that the trainer might not work with it

  24. mike
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:45 | #24

    Can you send me screenshots of these messages? Email is on the sidebar ->

  25. travis
    December 8th, 2009 at 18:50 | #25

    when i run the update exe in the dune folder is it supposed to make the folder "type your original dune2000 installation directory here'

  26. travis
    December 8th, 2009 at 21:45 | #26

    dude now some of the cheats work but it wont let me past the first level any help on that

  27. dune
    December 9th, 2009 at 06:24 | #27

    Can you help me how to run Dune 2000 multiplayer game in any mode (LAN or Null modem) under XP SP3? I swer i did it once but i cant do it now again!

  28. chaozunderlord
    December 10th, 2009 at 05:08 | #28

    Thank you very much.

    I really like dune and I thank you for having the trainer...

    Thanks man....

  29. Selim Warmrider
    December 11th, 2009 at 17:34 | #29

    Come on dudes, if you cannot pass first mission it means your iso copy is wrong! Get a correct iso, install, and optionally patch it with no-cd patch. WARNING: You must install and run from the first CD/DVD drive available on your PC otherwise it will not work. (eg: If you have 3 CD/DVD drives E: F: G: you must install and run from E:) 😉

    Jihad rules!

  30. mike
    December 13th, 2009 at 17:02 | #30

    Sorry it took so long, I finally decided to take a crack at this.

    Windows XP SP3, all up to date:

    I tried my original Dune 2000 CD, but apparently now it has bad blocks. Ugh.

    So I mounted my backup ISO copy of it over the network using Daemon Tools Lite 4.30.3.

    It installed fine, to C:\Program Files\Dune 2000 (and the internet stuff in C:\Program Files\Dune 2000\Internet)

    Downloaded dune2000-v1.06-update.exe from my website, when prompted in the auto-extractor window, put in C:\Program Files\Dune 2000.

    Started up mikes-enhanced-dune2000-trainer.exe, and then started the game from the Start Menu.

    Alt-tabbing out of the game, I can see that my trainer's buttons are all active and selectable.

    I start out by picking Atreides, "Hard" level, select Instant Build, Unlimited Spice, etc. The first mission completes instantly since the only goal is to collect spice. Mission 2 starts out without an issue as well.

    Perhaps you guys do have a corrupt ISO copy? Everything works fine here, the .exe from my website is 100% intact. I haven't scanned it to check for those malware/whatever warnings though as I don't have any anti-virus on here, just Windows Defender. I did run this though a commercially licensed virus scanner (ESET) and both .exes came back clean...

  31. kezza
    December 18th, 2009 at 09:35 | #31

    will it work for vista??

  32. mike
    December 18th, 2009 at 14:41 | #32

    @kezza
    Good question - I have not tested it in Vista (nor will I :))

    It would be good to know if it works in Win7, and Win7 64-bit.

    I do have a laptop with Win7 64-bit I could try it out on.

    Vista is a plague. Upgrade to Win7 at least, or downgrade to XP 🙂

  33. Selim Wormrider
    December 19th, 2009 at 14:22 | #33

    I uploaded IceCheat Trainer +5. Not so many options but it works (tested on: Windows 9x/XP SPx):

    [URL=http://uploadbox.com/files/409f10d4d0/]http://uploadbox.com/files/409f10d4d0 /[/URL]

    CAUTION: If you have issues with freezing display on dual or more graphics cards>just alt-tab>disable extra displays>alt-tab and you will be OK (Please read the readme of the game too. It helps a lot to set correct parameters for your display).

    Jihad rules!

  34. Selim Wormrider
    December 19th, 2009 at 14:30 | #34

    mike :
    @kezza

    Vista is a plague. Upgrade to Win7...

    Win7 is a plague too! I have installed a hacked version, but I don't want to get into the trouble to check if it runs DUNE 2000. Just for future Office releases, because I am sure they will drop support of XP to sell their garbage...

  35. mike
    December 19th, 2009 at 18:08 | #35

    Selim Wormrider :

    Win7 is a plague too! I have installed a hacked version, but I don't want to get into the trouble to check if it runs DUNE 2000. Just for future Office releases, because I am sure they will drop support of XP to sell their garbage...

    Well yes, I still am against Windows 7, but if given the choice, it is MUCH better than Vista.

    XP > 7 > Windows 3.1 > Vista

  36. Selim Wormrider
    December 21st, 2009 at 14:49 | #36

    It works on Windows 7. I checked it (Dune 2000 RIP) in my pirated Win7.

    URGENT:

    Michael Avira warns that your trainer is a Trojan:

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/ada26f22a477a48f9db87adae.....1244716893

  37. mike
    December 21st, 2009 at 22:01 | #37

    @Selim Wormrider

    I'm not really going to bother worrying about it. It's probably because it has the same traces of something that some other game trainers have in it that DO malicious stuff. Or it finds certain calls inside of it to be trojan-like. I mean it -does- alter memory addresses of the Dune 2000 program to make things work... that's probably virus-like behavior in itself. When I hired the RentACoder guy he did not mention anything "extra" when he was tinkering with it. Anyone - feel free to pick at it, make a version that doesn't get flagged as a trojan (if possible), or figure out what this trojan does, if it truly is one, because I don't know anything about it nor have ever noticed anything from using it 🙂

  38. david
    January 20th, 2010 at 13:54 | #38

    can some one plz send me dune2000 full game download plz [email protected]

  39. mike
    January 21st, 2010 at 21:18 | #39

    @david
    Go buy it. It's probably a few bucks somewhere. :p

  40. Anonymous
    May 14th, 2010 at 22:18 | #40

    the trainer doesn't work on my computer. It said wrong version of the game or something...

  41. mike
    May 14th, 2010 at 22:33 | #41

    @Anonymous
    Did you make sure to update everything? So it's 1.06?

    Also I still have not checked the game in anything above XP SP3. Not Vista or Win 7. I do have Win 7 on my laptop now, I can install the game and try it quick on that.

  42. Anonymous
    May 15th, 2010 at 03:36 | #42

    not to worry about that, man. I use Black XP SP3. And about updating, i don't have any crack for v1.06 so...

  43. mike
    May 15th, 2010 at 04:13 | #43

    @Anonymous
    Well, I wanted to test it anyway and totally forgot. Also, the update to 1.06 is in the links above. It should apply right on top of an installed directory. Unless you're saying you can't update it because it is cracked. I have a legit copy and I don't see where the copy protection comes into play though. It doesn't require the CD or anything else.

  44. Anonymous
    May 15th, 2010 at 04:27 | #44

    no man, crack for single player, not for "no cd". You know, I want to play some mission with trainer.

  45. Anonymous
    May 16th, 2010 at 23:38 | #45

    @Anonymous
    There are some crack for v1.06 in different languages. Just search it using Google.com or faster: gamecopyworld.com or gameburnworld.com. Trust me. I've done it and now i'm playing House Harkonnen, mission 8 with a lot of unit!

  46. David Seagrave
    May 22nd, 2010 at 09:28 | #46

    I have been playing this game since the original Dune2.
    I really like playing all the levels in Dune2000 with the original trainer in Win 98 but it hasn't worked since I upgraded to Win2000 then Xp.
    Finally found one that works in Xp (thanks entirely to you)
    I shall be eternally grateful

    Kind regards

    David

    Southampton, UK

  47. mike
    May 24th, 2010 at 12:58 | #47

    Well, bad news - I can't seem to figure out how to get Dune 2000 to install on 64-bit Windows 7. So I can't test compatibility on my new laptop. 🙁

    Without running it inside of a VM or something of course, in which case, it would obviously be compatible assuming it's 32-bit XP or any other compatible OS. :p

  48. Luke
    June 6th, 2010 at 23:46 | #48

    Whenever I try to download the trainer, my antispyware blocks it and says it's a high risk trojan horse.

  49. mike
    June 7th, 2010 at 00:36 | #49

    @Luke
    What version of anti-spyware/etc? Someone had linked (possibly above, I'm lazy) and it was flagged as a Trojan in a few out of hundreds of anti-virus programs. I think because of it's nature of modifying memory segments or whatever it needs to do to alter how the game runs, the signatures in the file look malicious.

  50. Jackson Felblade
    July 4th, 2010 at 00:18 | #50

    hey man, you're awsome, nuff said!
    this is the only site I've found with a site that actually has the damn trainer on the site for download, others were just links I found that were dead ones to sites that just deleted the files. hope you keep up the files here and keep up the good work, cause... Best Trainer Evar!

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