Duke Nukem

EDuke 32 — Duke 3D for Windows

So I’ve been on a Duke Nukem 3D kick lately, as you can tell from my previous post on the Duke Nukem High Resolution pack.

For those of you wanting a more up to date version of Duke 3D, designed to work with Windows (or MAC, Linux, look no more! EDuke 32 is a free application (that requires a legal copy of Duke 3d to run) that you can download from: http://www.eduke32.com/

From their website ” EDuke32 is an awesome, free homebrew game engine and source port of the classic PC first person shooter Duke Nukem 3D— Duke3D for short—to Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, several handhelds, your family toaster, and to your girlfriend’s vibrator. We’ve added new renderers, hundreds of cool features and upgrades for regular players, and thousands of additional editing capabilities and scripting extensions for mod creators. EDuke32 is completely free, open source software.

Developed between August 2004 and now by Duke community leader Richard “TerminX” Gobeille and NVIDIA software engineer Pierre-Loup “Plagman” Griffais—and incorporating work by 3D Realms/Ken Silverman/Jonathon Fowler/Matt Saettler, what started as a learning experience and an excuse to learn C soon rose from obscurity to become the best Duke Nukem 3D port ever”.

You can buy a copy of Duke 3D for 5.99 on their website if you have lost your copy.

Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack

I remember spending hours upon hours playing Duke Nukem 3D both in single player mode and on Kali (back in the day when games required IPX emulation to play online). As you’ve probably guessed from the name of this blog site, I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for all the old classic video games from when I was growing up.

Lately, I’ve been getting back into Duke Nukem 3D and the other original First Person Shooters after seeing an advertisment on TV for a game that looks like an original FPS. The problem with playing the classics is that the graphics can be so chock full of blocky pixel goodness that small amounts of playing can make your eyes feel like they are bleeding……

Unless your using the Duke Nukem 3D high res pack! This is a pack of higher resolution sprites that replace the original artwork sprites in the game with much nicer sprites. Take a look at these screenshots:

In order to use these you will need an original (legit) version of Duke Nukem 3D. Please buy the game online for $5 instead of pirating it, just to support 3d Realms for making a quality game.

If you just want to try the high-res pack out, it WILL work on the Shareware version of Duke3D which is free and includes the entire first episode. It can be downloaded from 3d Realms page at: http://www.3drealms.com/downloads.html

The high-res map pack can be downloaded from the creator’s website at: http://hrp.duke4.net/download.php

Check it out!