Dune 2000 Hints, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, & Glitches

Transport Units

To use this you need at least 2 repair pads and a carryall(the plane) and 2 different bases. First tell a unit from 1 base and tell it to repair it at another base. The carryall will pick up the unit and carry it to the other base. The unit does not even hve to be repaired. Note: this does not work for footmen.

Hidden Unit

After winning the last mission with the House Harkonen, the Emperor speaks of releasing the Saudukar in the FMV sequence that follows. These Saudukar are the infantry units that make up most of the Emperor's light infantry. They are the ones that wear the helmet with the black "visor". To be able to use this unit, you must attack the Emperor first on the last mission with any house. The Emperor is the purple base/fleet. Bring an engineer to the battle when you attack him. Then, take control of the Emperor's palace. You can now build Saudukars from your barracks.

Avoid Atreides Airstrikes

When fighting the Atreides, build a line of missile towers. Build the missile towers all around your base to avoid airstikes from the Atreides.

Easy Victory

Do not attack the enemy, let them come to you. When you start, do not build Weapon Factories. Instead, build Cannons and Missile Turrets. It is a good idea to build Trikes and Quads to act as scout lookouts. Try not to build too fast or you will run out of money when they attack. The most important thing is to not put all of your defenses in one place.

Using Fremen

On the Atreides missions where Fremen are available, send about six Fremen at a time to cover areas of prime targets. Have them stay still until enemy defenses are low. Fremen are hard to spot when they stay still, so you can build massive attack squads.

Unnecessary Concrete Slabs

You do not need to put concrete underneath an entire building. If the building has a dirt patch, just cover the actual building portion and leave the dirt patch on regular sand. This will save on spice and the number of concrete slabs to be built.

Open Combat

When you have built a big enough army for a successful attack, make sure to use the team hot keys that are described in the manual for the best efficiency when in a dog fight. Once all the units in the attack force have been highlighted, start to move each team at a time to different points among the map. Keep in mind that some units are much faster than others, so make the different points relatively close together -- make sure that the faster units wait for the slower ones. If they do not it would defeat the purpose of bringing all the units in a team. Even if you make teams with the same units, the ability to click from one group to another during battle is far better than to keep highlighting each group of units when you want to control them. Once in battle you can rotate from one group of units to another and focus their attack on focal points in either the opponent's army or base structure (large heavily defended units and structures such as a construction yard, heavy factory and repair facility, etc.) This strategy results in quicker more effective attacks with less of your units lost.

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