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View Poll Results: Which house should I represent?
The noble Atreides 6 25.00%
The insideous Ordos 9 37.50%
The evil Harkonen 9 37.50%
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Old 20 June 2007, 09:48   #1
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Next Longplay: Dune II. Which House should I play as?

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My fav color is blue, so my vote is on Atreides.
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Old 20 June 2007, 10:17   #2
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I was half on half with blue and green Ordos would be cool also.. but hey

.... long play on dune 2? are you nuts!?
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Old 20 June 2007, 10:22   #3
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Ordos - Very cool house.
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Old 20 June 2007, 10:54   #4
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Harkonen have nice ending in first Dune, but I prefer green color.
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Old 20 June 2007, 10:59   #5
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I played Hark's too much back then, so I'm sick of'em...
Since my fav color is blue - Atreides all the way!
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Old 20 June 2007, 13:57   #6
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Approx how long does it take to get through this game?. One of the screenshots in HOL says 2 hours 33 mins (Ruler of Arrakis). So guess that one is when you have won... no?. Seem a bit short imo. I remembered it took me many hours to get through...
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Old 20 June 2007, 14:36   #7
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Play as Ordos - they are far the hardest to complete the game with IMO

Here's my reasons:
A lot of years ago, I completed the game with Harkonen many times (it's too easy when you get Death Hand misile and Devastator (strongest tank), with Atreides several times (Sonic tanks and fremen are really nice - and the enemy turrets doesn't fire at your fremen (not at the PC version - perhaps it is different on the miggy) ) and only once or twice with Ordos (saboteurs are almost useless and almost no launchers until you get starport very late in the game)

In the last levels you have to struggle just to survive the start attacks with Ordos and when you get through that point, there's almost no spice left for you to harvest and you get no launchers so it's very hard to destroy a base with rocket turrets - and you don't have the money to brute force it with siege tanks

However, if you manage to destroy all the enemies' rocket turrets, you can win by attacking with 2-3 ornis and the enemies are doomed - I once attacked with 7 ornis concurrently ... heeh heeh

So that's why you should play with Ordos - and green is such a beatiful color
 
Old 20 June 2007, 15:32   #8
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uh, can I retract my vote from atreides and throw it in for ordos? :-)
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Old 20 June 2007, 17:40   #9
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I think you should play as Ordos. Love your longplays btw! You're great at a lot of games.
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Old 20 June 2007, 17:50   #10
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Old 20 June 2007, 20:41   #11
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So, ehm. three questions:

1. How long does it approx take to get through this game?

2. Seem like Ordos will win, so give me all the tactis/tips you got on them, just incase I would run into trouble . I usually just build stuff and attack, heh, not much tactics or using the right unit against the right target... but that was long ago, and with Harkonen.... and will probably not work now I've heard .

3. The music in the Amiga version sucks big time, and feck, there is only ONE bloody tune while playing throughout the entire game!. The PC version has several. So would it be ok for you guys if I added alternate soundtrack?. Maybe the PC music?... got any tips and links???

Heh, just noticed something. The names in the poll were taken from the back cover of Dune 2, but in the game it says Harkonen is called Harkonnen.... which I believe is right... so, a missprint on the back cover eh? .

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Old 20 June 2007, 20:56   #12
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use deviators against harkonnen devastators. when you take controll over one it is good to place it among buildings or infantry units and detonate
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Old 20 June 2007, 21:46   #13
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1. I think you can do it in about 4-5 hours if not restarting from a savegame at all. There are 9 levels / scenarios and the first two can be done in about 15 minutes.

2. Tips / tactics: Instead of buying harvesters from the hv. factory build another refinery (counts as spice storage also). In the 4 last levels I used to build 3 refineries as quick as possible. When you get repair facility, wall it in, so the units when repaired are placed where they were last fetched by the caryall(I think it's from level 6 and above). Build 2-3 hv. factories and wall them in on the later levels so units are placed randomly...in short build build build... as fast as possible

Ordos Lvl 3: You have the weakest units (raider trike vs. quad) - so you need to overproduce raider trikes with 2-3 lt. factories and swam them from behind ... use a raider trike to scout...

Ordos Lvl 4: Ahhh... tanks - it should be easy to overcome the enemy just swarm them :-)

It's first when you get to the levels where the enemy has turrets and rocket turrets and you don't have rocket tanks (launchers) it gets hard to play with Ordos Lvl. 5 and above you have to swarm their turrets with tanks and then go for the silos and refinary and construction yard. If you get their constr. yard they won't be able to rebuild anything And then swarm again

In the last levels where you get ornis build 5-6 hi-tech factories and make them build ornis and set them on on hold when they reach about 95 % . Then release them at the same time to swarm the enemy with ornis...but that can only be effective, when alle the enemies rocket turrets are gone...

In general, the AI is very primitive so that could be exploited in some corners as well

So in short : Produce, produce, produce! Then Swarm, swarm swarm...
 
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use deviators against harkonnen devastators. when you take controll over one it is good to place it among buildings or infantry units and detonate
I have a friend in Finland called Harkonnen...
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Old 21 June 2007, 02:01   #15
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I think the screenshot you might have seen is for one level btw, not the whole game... 3 hours is a little , short for this game I reckon

probably looking at around 10 hours or so I reckon,... depends on how good you are tho

I dont mind about the music though
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I think the screenshot you might have seen is for one level btw, not the whole game... 3 hours is a little , short for this game I reckon
Yup, I know that now. Have played 2 missions with Ordos... first took 7 mins, second took 33 mins. Mission 2 was hard, lol .
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Old 21 June 2007, 09:35   #17
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Any Dune 2 fanatics play Dune 2000 on PC ?
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Any Dune 2 fanatics play Dune 2000 on PC ?
I have, I love that game.
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Old 21 June 2007, 10:42   #19
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I played it a while back now, but always preferred the original

... how about Emperor of Dune? I thought that was quite interesting
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Old 23 June 2007, 10:37   #20
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Lol on mission 6. I only play like one hour per day, so it takes quite some time to finish this game.

Anyway, again: LOL on mission 6. I'm playing against the blue house and he has a huge fully built base, several fields of spice to harvest from, while I have a tiny little patch, and waaaaaay to the right of me, there is another tiny little patch. LOL. When those two has been harvested I have enough money to build some building and some vehicles, then STOP. And whith what I can build, it's not enough to defeat the computer.... guess I have to build one of them super expensive Deviators and with huge amount of luck take over some of his units, preferably a devestator and blow something up, but it only lasts a few seconds, or till someone shoots at it.

Super mega 2000 hard!...


The approx spice I have to harvest is:
OO
The approx spice the computer have to harvest is:
OOOOOOOOOO

And I can't go down there and harvest his, as he will blow me away.
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