Westwood Studios Official FAQ

                           Westwood Studios Official
                                   Dune 2000
                        Frequently Asked Questions List
                        Last Update: October 15th, 1998

                                  Version 1.3


About this document....

    This FAQ file contains information regarding Westwood Studios' newest
    real-time strategy game Dune 2000.

    This FAQ is available from our web site (www.westwood.com).

    All information contained herein is copyright 1998 by Westwood Studios.
    You are allowed to distribute it freely, but not to make changes.



--- PART 1 : GENERAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------------

1.1    What is Dune 2000?
1.2    System Requirements.
  1.21 Is Dune 2000 compatible with Windows NT?
  1.22 Will there be a Mac version of Dune 2000?
1.3    Is this a sequel to Dune 2: The Building of a Dynasty?
1.4    When is the game going to be released in North America?  Elsewhere?
1.5    Are there screenshots or maybe a Demo available to download?
1.6    Who are the Atreides, Harkonnen and Ordos?


--- PART 2 : NEW FEATURES --------------------------------------------------

2.1  What units and structures are there?
2.2  What kind of missions are there?
2.3  Does Dune2K use the same engine as Red Alert?
2.4  Are there any cheat codes?
2.5  Is there any kind of editor included?



---PART 3: MULTI-PLAYER OPTIONS---------------------------------------------


3.1  Can I play Dune 2000 against a friend?
3.2  What kind of Internet support is there?
3.3  What is Westwood Online?
3.4  Can DOS and Wind95 play together?
3.5  How many players, IPX, modem, null modem?
3.6  Does the AI build bases in multiplayer games?
3.7  What is "Practice" mode?
3.8  Are the crates back?


--- PART 4 : TROUBLESHOOTING -----------------------------------------------


4.1 Read Me First!
4.2 Problems with Installation or Starting the Game
  4.2.1 Lockup while "Installation complete" is displayed.
  4.2.2  Lockup with "error writing to registry" message
  4.2.3 Error message: "Dune2000.EXE caused GPF in Setup_se", "error in
        ISSET_SE" or similar.
  4.2.4 Running Dune from the icon brings up Internet registration
        instead of the game.
  4.2.5 Game exits out to Windows when clicking the start button on the
        briefing screen.
  4.2.6 Repeating Scenarios (i.e. not getting past mission one)
4.3 DirectX Issues
4.4 Video Problems
  4.4.1 Error Message "Set Cooperative Level"  or Flickering Screen
  4.4.2 Game Window crushed to the top of your Screen
  4.4.3 Mouse leaves trails on screen, or game crashes when moving
        the mouse.
  4.4.4 Mouse hourglass stuck on screen, or video card settings in
        background
4.5 CDROM Read Problems
4.6 Sound Problems
  4.6.1 Crystal Plug and Play Audio issues
  4.6.2  Movie Stuttering
  4.6.3 DirectSound object errors and Soundblaster cards
4.7 HP Pavilion Machine Issues
4.8 How to Speed up the Game
4.9 Multiplayer Issues
  4.9.1  Internet Speed
  4.9.2  LAN Play
  4.9.3 Inability to play multiplayer on Windows NT


--- PART 5 : GETTING MORE INFO ---------------------------------------------


5.1  How to Order Dune 2000.
5.2  Contacting Westwood Studios directly.
5.3  Our Internet WWW and ftp sites.


--- PART 6 : IN THE FUTURE -------------------------------------------------


6.1 Will there be any add-ons to Dune 2000?




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1.1 WHAT IS Dune 2000?
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   Dune 2000 is a real-time strategy-combat game developed by  Westwood
   Studios, the creators of DUNE II, Command & Conquer and Red Alert.
   Dune 2000 is an update and remake (not a sequel) of Dune 2: The Building
   of a Dynasty.


   The Press Release :

   Westwood Studios' Dune II set the world on fire by
   Introducing real-time to the strategy genre and a new
   way to control the battlefield. Today, Westwood
   proudly announces Dune 2000, scheduled to be
   released this spring.

   The reborn classic has all the features that made the
   original a huge hit, and now it's even better. Players
   will be able to battle in the world of Dune across the
   Internet and over local area networks. Dune 2000 will
   feature a Command & Conquer-style interface for
   quick and easy gameplay. New high-resolution
   graphics bring the world of Dune to life like never
   before.

   Dune 2000 offers all the familiar units of the original:
   Deviators, Sonic Tanks, Ornithopters, Fremen
   Warriors, the Emperor's Elite Troops, the Sardaukar
   and many more. Sandworms roam the desert looking
   for troops to devour while players can fight against up
   to two other sides. Players can lead the noble
   Atreides, the sneaky Ordos or the evil Harkonnen.

   "Dune II is still very popular with our fans," Sperry
   said. "We decided to update the classic and give
   Dune fans, for the first time ever, the experience of
   playing head-to-head. At the same time, we're giving
   players who are new to the game a chance to
   experience this fascinating world."

   New video mission briefings, inspired by the sets and
   costumes of the movie, are used to make each battle
   more dramatic and create a rich game environment.

   "Dune was an inspiration to me and the design team,"
   Sperry said. "It's an exotic setting full of political
   intrigue and hidden danger. It's a fascinating world
   for a game, and with this new and improved Dune, it's
   once again a fun place to wage war."

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1.2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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   Dune 2000 will be released in a Windows 95/98 version ONLY (Windows
   NT is NOT supported). DirectX 5.0 or higher is required to run the
   game.

   System Requirements:

   Windows(r) 95
   Pentium 90 MHz processor (133MHz or better recommended)
   16 MB RAM
   16-bit color, DirectDraw compatible video card (2 MB video RAM
     recommended)
   4x CD-ROM drive
   100% Microsoft compatible mouse
   28.8 modem (for Internet or modem play)

   Voice and Music Support:
   Sound Blaster: 8 bit, 16 bit, AWE 32 and 100% Sound Blaster compatibles.

   Multiplayer Options:
   Internet games require-
     Free access to Westwood Online
     Internet Connection at 28.8 bps or higher
     TCP/IP:Internet Connection
     Pentium 200mhz or better recommended
   LAN games require-
     Local Area Network running IPX
   Modem games require-
     28.8 bps or higher modem

   *Free access to Westwood Online requires access to the Internet.
    Player is responsible for all applicable Internet fees.


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1.21 Is Dune 2000 compatible with Windows NT?
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   Dune 2000 will run under NT 3.5/4 (with service pack 3), but because
   Dune 2000 was designed with DirectX 5 (or higher) in mind, multiplayer
   will not function on NT, and depending on your card you may experience
   sound problems. It SHOULD work with NT 5.0 when that is released. Please
   keep in mind, however, that Windows NT is not officially supported for
   Dune.


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1.22 Will there be a Mac version of Dune 2000?
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   There are no plans for a Mac port of Dune 2000 at this time.



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1.3 Is this a sequel to Dune 2: The Building of a Dynasty?
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   No.  Dune 2000 is an updated revision of the original "Dune 2: The
   Building of a Dynasty" game. The units, structures, sides, etc. are
   the same as the original Dune 2 game.  The graphics, interface,
   multiplayer engine and some other features are new. Dune 2000 is not
   intended to be a sequel in any way.


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1.4 When will Dune 2000 be released?
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   Dune 2000 is available now in most countries of the World.


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1.5 Is there a demo or screenshots available?
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   There is no demo available yet to download. We do have movie files,
   plenty of screenshots, and music from the game available at our website:

   http://www.dune2000.com


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1.6 Who are the Atreides, Harkonnen and Ordos?
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   These are the three noble houses that are fighting to control the planet
   Arrakis, also known as Dune. Control of the planet means control of the
   spice Melange, which is used for a variety of purposes - extending life,
   granting visions, aiding the Spacer's Guild to "fold space", etc. Because
   of its rarity and power, he who controls the spice controls the universe.

   Houses Atreides and Harkonnen are detailed in the novel Dune (and several
   other books in the series), by Frank Herbert.  The game takes place prior
   to the events of the first novel in the series, which accounts for the
   difference in the current house mentats; Dune Leto and Baron Harkonnen
   are the current rulers of the houses.

   House Ordos is a creation of Westwood Studios.  Their wealth is built on
   trade (both legal and otherwise) and they use intrigue and trickery as
   their weapons. No one knows who the leader of House Ordos is.

   For more information on the houses, see the web site, the Dune 2000
   manual, read the books, or see the movie!


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2.1 What new units and structures are there?
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   The game contains all of the original units and structures that appeared
   in the original Dune 2 game.  In addition, the Engineer and the Thumper
   infantry have been added.

   The engineer works the same way as the engineer in Command & Conquer; he
   can capture enemy structures, allowing you to use or sell them as you
   wish.

   The thumper infantry is used in multiplayer games to lure the great
   sandworms into your enemy's territory.


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2.2 What kind of missions are there?
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   The missions parallel those in Dune 2, but have been completely revised
   to take advantage of the new engine, larger unit groups and terrain
   types.


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2.3 Does Dune 2000 use the same engine as Red Alert?
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   Dune 2000 has been updated to an engine similar to (though not the same
   as) Red Alert.  You now can select units using the mouse, set groups,
   etc. All unit/structure construction, structure updates and the Starport
   are accessible from the sidebar.

   The AI has been rebuilt from the ground up and will use all of the units
   available to it to its best ability.  Watch out for swarms of infantry,
   groups of units distracting you from those engineers coming through your
   back door, and a whole lot of other dirty tricks.

   The graphics have been updated - now you can choose from an 8 or 16 bit
   graphics mode depending on your machine speed. The movies are full screen
   hi-res, much improved from the days of Red Alert. Dune 2000 also contains
   graphical special effects such as translucency and particle-effect
   explosions.

   For those that find the AI a little TOO tough, there are three difficulty
   level settings to choose from.



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2.4  Are there any cheat codes?
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   As with all Westwood Studios PC games, there are no built-in cheat codes.


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2.5    Is there any kind of editor included?
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   There is no editor included with Dune 2000.





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3.1 Can I play Dune 2000 against a friend?
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   Yes!   Westwood has built lots of multiplayer support into Dune 2000.
   Get ready to face battles with generals via the Internet  IPX network,
   modem, or direct connection via null-modem.

   We have also including spawning capability for LAN games (ONLY).


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3.2 What kind of Internet support is there?
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   One of the most exciting additions is our built-in Internet support for
   Dune 2000 which allows you to play against people all over the world.
   This is all done through our Westwood Online service. Because Westwood
   Online and Dune 2000 are seamlessly integrated, starting a game is as
   easy as clicking a button!


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3.3  What is Westwood Online?
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   Westwood Online is an IRC server designed specifically to allow players
   to meet and play games via the Internet.  Westwood Online has been in
   service since 1995, playing host to thousands of Westwood games.
   Westwood Online is constantly updated to provide for new game releases
   (such as Dune 2000) and to provide a great place to meet friends and
   have a good time.

   Dune 2000 contains the next generation of Westwood Online, which is
   actually part of the game itself. No longer will you have to start the
   game and WOL seperately.

   How do you become part of Westwood Online, you ask? Just install Dune
   2000, run the included registration program, and watch your email.  In
   a few minutes, you will get your password.  Use this to log in, and you
   are ready to command your armies of desert warriors!



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3.4  How many players, IPX, modem, null modem?
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   Modem and null modem connections support 2 players head-to-head, and can
   add AI players for up to 6 sides. IPX network connections support up to
   6 players (Human, AI or a mixture of both). Internet games will support
   up to 4 players, human, AI or both.



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3.5  What is "Practice" mode?
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   Practice mode is a way for you to practice multiplayer games against
   AI opponents. You can play on any of the multiplayer maps with all
   of the same options that are in the multiplayer game setup (tech
   level, worms, crates, starting units, etc.) You can then add 1 to 5
   AI players, and set the difficulty level.


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3.6  Are the crates back?
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   Yes, crates are available in multiplayer games.  We will detail the
   types in a later version of the FAQ file.   In addition, you now have
   the option to turn the dreaded Dune Sandworms loose on your battlefield,
   with two aggression levels.


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4.1  READ ME FIRST!
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   Included on the Dune 2000 CD, and installed to your hard drive is a
   file called README.TXT.   This file contains important information for
   both troubleshooting and gameplay (some of which is repeated below).
   Please check the README.TXT file before writing mail, as your question
   is probably covered there.

   If your question isn't covered by the README.TXT file, or by this FAQ,
   Please check the support section of the Westwood Studios web site:

   http://www.westwood.com/techsupport/

   This section of the FAQ will be updated after Dune 2000 is released to
   stores.

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4.2 Problems with Installation or Starting the Game
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4.2.1 Lockup while "Installation complete" is displayed.

   If the message "Installation complete" does not go away and closing the
   window produces the error "Setup is incomplete ..." please restart the
   setup application with the command switch "-b". To do this go to
   start-run, click browse and then locate the Dune 2000 CD. The setup.exe
   is on the root of the CD. Click OK and then add " -b" to the end of the
   line. It would look like this if your CDROM is your D: drive:
   "d:\setup.exe -b".

4.2.2  Lockup with "error writing to registry" message

   Should the install program lockup while registering the Dune 2000 \
   application then you may want to run the install program with the "-a"
   option.  To do this, use the START/RUN command and type in
   D:\SETUP.EXE -a  (where D: is your CDROM drive).

   However this means that to play Internet games you must register the
   WOLAPI.DLL manually. The easiest way to do this is to go to
   start -> find; find the file REGSVR32.EXE. Then open the folder
   containing the Westwood Internet components, the default is
   c:\westwood\internet. Drag the WOLAPI.DLL onto the REGSRV32.EXE
   icon. WOLAPI.DLL will now be registered.

4.2.3 Error message: "Dune2000.EXE caused GPF in Setup_se", "error in
      ISSET_SE" or similar.

   It has been suggested by Install Shield programmers that this can be
   caused by having a lot of garbage in your TEMP directory.  Try deleting
   all the files in your TEMP folder (or all of them if you have more than
   one), and reboot.  When Windows is up and running, make sure that ALL
   background tasks are terminated before running setup.  This includes
   virus checkers, menu programs (like the Microsoft Office toolbar),
   and anything in your systray (the place next to the clock on the
   taskbar) - the only thing there should be the clock and the speaker.

4.2.4 Running Dune from the icon brings up Internet registration
      instead of the game.

   This problem is caused by installing the Internet portion of the install
   to the same directory as the game files.  To fix this, uninstall the game,
   then reinstall it. Be sure that the Internet portion is installed to its
   own directory (the default directory is usually the best).  It should work
   fine the next time you run the game.

4.2.5 Game exits out to Windows when clicking the start button on the
      briefing screen.

   We are still trying to track down the final cause of this error, but it
   seems to be associated with a machine running in DOS compatibility mode.
   To check your machine, right-click on your "my computer" icon and click
   properties. Click the "performance" tab. If ANY of the listed features
   say "DOS compatibility", you will have problems with the game. In most
   cases, this is a CDROM driver issue, but it can also be caused by sound
   card drivers, SCSI card drivers, or other drivers loaded in your
   config.sys and autoexec.bat files.

   Also, some users have solved the problem by changing the settings on their
   virtual memory.  To do this go to CONTROL PANEL/SYSTEM/PERFORMANCE/VIRTUAL
   MEMORY. In most cases, it will be set to "Let Windows manage my virtual
   memory settings".  Try changing this to "Let me specify my own settings"
   and set a minimum of 20MB and a maximum of 150MB.

   Finally, this problem can also be caused by a bad CDROM read (see 4.5
   below).

4.2.6 Repeating Scenarios (i.e. not getting past mission one)

   This problem is most often caused by using DOS-based CDROM drivers. Make
   sure that you are NOT loading MSCDEX.EXE in your autoexec.bat file -
   REMing that out will usually fix the problem. If not, try REMing out any
   CDROM driver you have loading in your config.sys file as well. This can
   also be caused by a poor CDROM read (see number 4.5 below).




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4.3 DirectX Issues
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   Dune 2000 requires DirectX 5.0a or higher to run. The CD includes the
   5.0 version and the DirectPlay update - both of these are required.
   If you currently have DirectX 5.2 or 6 installed on your machine, DO
   NOT install the DirectX from the Dune CD.  You will also need to make
   sure that your video and sound device drivers are as current as possible.
   If you have not updated your drivers in the last 30 days, check the web
   sites of your card manufacturers to see if there are more current drivers
   available. A list of major manufacturer's web sites is located in the
   support section of our web site.


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4.4 Video Problems
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4.4.1 Error Message "Set Cooperative Level"  or Flickering Screen

   This means your video card does not support page flipping. To fix this,
   you will need to make a minor change to your Dune 2000 shortcut, or
   create a new one.  To create a new shortcut, do the following:

   1. Find the DUNE2000.EXE in your Dune install patch.  Right click on it
      and chose "create shortcut" from the menu.  Once it appears, drag it
      to your desktop.

   2. Right click on the new shortcut and chose "properties" from the menu.

   3. Find the "target" line in the new window. At the very end of the line,
      put a space, then a -f. Click OK.

   When you start the game with this new shortcut, the problem should not
   occur.


4.4.2 Game Window crushed to the top of your Screen

   This usually means that your video card does not support all of the
   features we are using for Dune. To fix this, you will need to make a
   minor change to your Dune 2000 shortcut, or create a new one.  To
   create a new shortcut, do the following:

   1. Find the DUNE2000.EXE in your Dune install path.  Right click on
      it and chose "create shortcut" from the menu.  Once it appears,
      drag it to your desktop.

   2. Right click on the new shortcut and chose "properties" from the menu.

   3. Find the "target" line in the new window. At the very end of the line,
      put a space, then a -g. Click OK.

   When you start the game with this new shortcut, the problem should not
   occur.


4.4.3  Mouse leaves trails on screen, or game crashes when moving
       the mouse.

   If you are using a Microsoft Home Mouse, the Microsoft Natural Keyboard
   or are using Microsoft's IntelliPoint Tools and Controls Software, having
   the "Sonar" setting on under "Visibility" in the "Mouse Properties"
   section of the Control Panels can cause Dune 2000 to crash - turn this
   setting off when playing Dune 2000. Using the 'point' feature of the
   Microsoft keyboard may cause mouse trails to be left on screen - do not
   use this feature while playing Dune 2000.

4.4.4 Mouse hourglass stuck on screen, or video card settings in background

   This problem is most common for users of Matrox cards with the newest
   release of the drivers. Older versions of the drivers do not have this
   problem.  Matrox has been informed of the issue, and may already have new
   drivers out to fix this problem.

   The ATI Rage Pro cards also have problems of a similar nature - new
   drivers are available already.

   If you have this problem with another video card, make sure that your
   card's setup program is NOT loading in the background of Windows when
   running the game (normally a card's setup program will appear in the
   Systray when it is running).



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4.5 CDROM Read Problems
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   Make sure that NO other applications are running when you run Dune 2000.
   This includes (but is not limited to):  Microsoft PowerToys, virus
   checkers, crash guard programs (such as First Aid), The Microsoft Office
   Toolbar, and any other non-essential software.  Make sure that these
   programs are turned OFF, not just disabled.

   CDROM problems can also result from running DOS-based CDROM drivers. These
   include both the xxCDROM.SYS  (or similar) driver in the CONFIG.SYS file,
   and the MSCDEX.EXE (or similar) driver in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.  In most
   cases, these drivers are not necessary to run Win95 or Win98 applications,
   and can cause problems in some cases.

   We are currently compiling a list of CDROM drives which have been reported
   as not being able to read the Dune 2000 CDROMs. Symptoms of read errors
   include non-functioning auto-run, being unable to get a directory of the
   CD, install failing or taking an abnormal amount of time, grinding or
   other abnormal sounds coming from the drive etc.  If you have any of these
   symptoms, please mail your CDROM brand, model number and speed to
   helpdesk@westwood.com with the subject "CDROM".


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4.6 Sound Problems
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   4.6.1 Crystal Plug and Play Audio issues

   The factory sound card settings on this system appear to be incompatible
   with Dune 2000, which will drop back to the Windows desktop, sometimes
   with a dialog stating, "Unable to create Direct Sound object". We have
   found that the following adjustments allow Dune 2000 to work perfectly
   on this system:

   1. Open the Control Panel under Settings on the Start menu.
   2. Open the Multimedia applet
   3. Click the Audio tab
   4. Select CS4236/37/38 as the Preferred Device
   5. Check the "Use Only Preferred Devices" option.
   6. Close the Multimedia applet and the Control Panel.


   4.6.2  Movie Stuttering

   Try reducing the Windows 95 CD caching by going to the
   Start/Settings/Control Panel and double-clicking the System applet. In
   the System Properties dialog, click the Performance tab and then click
   the File System button. From the File System Properties dialog, click
   the CD-ROM tab and note the Supplemental Cache Size setting (so that
   you can reset the cache size if need be). Now set the Supplemental
   Cache Size to Small. This should have a marked effect on movie
   performance.


   4.6.3 DirectSound object errors and Soundblaster cards

   There is a known conflict between Soundblaster PCI sound cards (AWE64 PCI,
   Sounblaster PCI) and DirectX 6.  If you are running one of these cards and
   are using DirectX 6 to play the game, try uinstalling DX6 and reinstalling
   the version from the Dune CD - this should fix the problem.  Microsoft and
   Creative Labs are working on this problem, and may already have new
   drivers available.


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4.7 HP Pavilion Machine Issues
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   We have found a number of problems whilst testing Dune 2000 on HP
   Pavilion Computers all of these can be fixed by adjusting user settings.
   We also saw a dramatic speed improvement when playing under Windows 98
   rather than Windows 95 on these machines.

   Background Applications:

   Like all games, especially ones that can play over the Internet, Dune 2000
   puts a lot of demand upon your HP Pavilion Computer. Please close all
   tasks that are running in the background especially Find Fast and Media
   Indexer. Control panels for both these applications can be found in
   Start ->Settings -> Control Panel. Switch both to off. We have found
   cases where these applications launched every hour and this would cause
   a dramatic loss of performance when playing Dune 2000.

   LT Win Modem:

   If you experience excessive pauses during Please make sure you have the
   latest LT Win Modem drivers from http://www.hp.com . We have also found
   that for best performace during modem play or Internet play the HP
   Pavallion should be set to communicate to the LT Win Modem at 56K. To set
   this use Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Modems. Open the modems
   control panel by double clicking, select the modem, then click properties
   then set maximum speed to 57600.


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4.8 How to Speed up the Game
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   If you are playing Dune 2000 on a minimum spec. system (That is, a P133
   or less), we recommend playing the game in 8 bit mode, by selecting the
   option on the main menu, or by starting the game with the 8 bit icon in
   the start menu.

   You may also be able to improve performance by turning off in-game music
   scores. To do this, go to the in game options menu (select the options
   tab) and go to the sound controls section. Move the music volume slider
   all the way to the left to disable in-game music.

   Another option that sometimes speeds the game up, depending on the video
   card, is to use the "-f" command switch. To do this:

   1. Find the DUNE2000.EXE in your Dune install patch.  Right click on it
      and chose "create shortcut" from the menu.  Once it appears, drag it
      to your desktop.

   2. Right click on the new shortcut and chose "properties" from the menu.

   3. Find the "target" line in the new window. At the very end of the line,
      put a space, then a -f. Click OK.

   Please note that the minimum machine requirement for an Internet game is
   a P200.  If you have the minimum requirement for the solo missions, you
   will not be able to get acceptable performance in an online game.


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4.9 Multiplayer Issues
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4.9.1  Internet Speed

   It is very important to make sure you are running Dune 2000 in 8-bit color
   mode when playing on the Internet - this will greatly increase the speed
   of the game.  Westwood Studios is constantly working on ways to increase
   the speed of the game across the Internet.  When we release patches, they
   will automatically be downloaded to your machine when you connect to
   Westwood Online.

4.9.2  LAN Play

   We have found that setting the FRAME TYPE to 802.3 instead of using AUTO
   will allow for much more stable LAN games.  To do this, open your network
   control panel, find the IPX/SPX driver for your network card, and
   double-click on it. Click the advanced button, then single-click frame
   type in the list.  You can change your type in the drop box to the right.

   Please note that this is not recommended for large corporate networks,
   as changing the frame type can cause you problems. You will need to
   change the frame type on all machines in the network for this to be
   effective.

4.9.3 Inability to play multiplayer on Windows NT

   Dune 2000 is not fully compatible with Windows NT, nor is the game
   supported under that operating system.  The multiplayer options will
   simply not work with this OS.



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5.1 What is the purchase price/How can I order Dune 2000?
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   The price of Dune 2000 varies depending on where you buy from. For
   current pricing, call one of the numbers below, or check with
   your favorite retail outlet.

      In the United States, call..................1-800-874-4607

      Everywhere else.............................1-303-739-4041

   You can also purchase it via the Westwood Studios web site at
   http://www.westwood.com as soon as it is released.



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5.2 How to contact Westwood Studios
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   For all tech support questions, visit the support section of our web
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   http://www.westwood.com/techsupport/


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   You can get to our web site at :  http://www.westwood.com

   Or our FTP site at             :  http://ftp.westwood.com



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6.1 Will there be any add-ons to Dune 2000?
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   At this time, who knows?  As always, for the latest news and
   information, watch the Westwood Studios web site.



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