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After downloading the latest version of EDuke32, namely {{currentversion}}, on your IBM-compatible PC, go ahead and run the executable file.  You'll see a brief introduction to the Setup process, and the program will prompt you to click next.
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==Windows Installation==
  
You better comply with the License Agreement by clicking "I Agree,or you're shit out of luckThe jest of it is, don't do anything illegal with the software, including but not limited to redistributing it for profit or stealing its content without permission from the author.
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#[[Download EDuke32]] and extract it to a new folder.
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#The next step is to provide EDuke32 with the game data.
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#*If you bought the game from [http://store.steampowered.com/app/225140/ Steam (as ''Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition'')] or [http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/duke_nukem_3d_atomic_edition/?pp=6c1e671f9af5b46d9c1a52067bdf0e53685674f7 GOG.com], copying the data yourself is not required. EDuke32 will use the Windows registry to automatically identify your installation and add the required data to its search path.
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#*Otherwise, copy the files '''DUKE3D.GRP''' and '''DUKE.RTS''' from one of the following locations to the folder created in step 1. (On Windows, the GRP file may show up as a "Microsoft Program Group".)
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#**''Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour'' on Steam: ''<path to Steam Library>\SteamApps\common\Duke Nukem 3D Twentieth Anniversary World Tour''.
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#**''Duke Nukem 3D'' (3D Realms Anthology) on Steam: ''<path to Steam Library>\SteamApps\common\Duke Nukem 3D\Duke Nukem 3D''.
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#**''Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition'' on Steam: ''<path to Steam Library>\SteamApps\common\Duke Nukem 3D\gameroot\classic''.
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#**''Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition'' on GOG.com: ''<Program Files>\GOG.com\Duke Nukem 3D''
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#**''Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition'' CD-ROM: ''<CD root>\ATOMINST''
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#**''Duke Nukem 3D'' CD-ROM: ''<CD root>\DN3DINST''
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#**If you have not purchased the game, the [http://hendricks266.duke4.net/files/3dduke13_data.7z shareware demo] is also supported.
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#Optionally, see the [http://hrp.duke4.net/ HRP site] which lists graphical and music update packs, including the High Resolution Pack.
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#Run EDuke32! EDuke32 (eduke32.exe) will allow you to play the game, and Mapster32 (mapster32.exe) lets you create custom maps.
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#*If you have trouble, see [[Troubleshooting EDuke32]].
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#To run any of Duke Nukem 3D's various add-ons, like Duke It Out in DC, Life's a Beach, Nuclear Winter, etc, refer to [[Installation Guide for Official Add-ons]] '''after''' following steps 1 through 3.
  
Now the setup will ask you which components you want to install. If you're just here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, just make sure the Game box is checked. If you do a little modding on the side, you might as well click the checkbox that says Level Editor, which is actually an enhanced Win32 version of Mapster. For multiplayer support with the launcher DukesterX, check the next box as well. You'll want to install the Samples if you're planning to mess around with various enhancements for the game, including the HRP (High Resolution Pack).
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==MacOS/OSX Installation==
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#[[Download EDuke32]] and copy it your Applications folder.
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#Copy game data to proper folder. EDuke32 expects game data files to be in the folder: ''<your home folder>/.eduke32''
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#*Create game data folder ''~/.eduke32''
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#*Copy your games files: '''DUKE3D.GRP''' and '''DUKE.RTS''' into ''~/.eduke32'' folder
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#Run EDuke32 from the application folder.
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#To bypass GateKeeper ''Unidentified Developer'' error on MacOS Sierra:
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#*'''Right-Click''' the EDuke32 program
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#*'''Click''' Open
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#*'''Click''' Open on ''unidentified developer'' warning dialog
  
Click next again, and this time you'll be presented with the folder address into which EDuke32 is to be installed.  If you don't know what's good for you, leave it the way it is and click next again.  Otherwise, specify your preferred folder and the setup will be more than happy to copy the game files there.
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==In Game Settings Menus==
  
You're done... almost! Just wait a few seconds until the program installs, and you're ready to start configuring your way into kicking alien ass.
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EDuke32 has several configuration menus full of options which allow you to adjust many aspects of the game to your preferenceThe following pages will explain the various sub-menus and the settings you will find within them when you select '''''options''''' from the game's main menu.
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*[[Game setup]]
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*[[Sound setup]]
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*[[Video setup]]
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*[[Player setup]]
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*[[Keyboard setup]]
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*[[Mouse setup]]
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*[[Joystick setup]]
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==Configuring EDuke32 in other ways==
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*[[Command line options]]
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*[[Console commands]]
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*[[Configuration file options]]
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*[[Environment variables]]
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[[Category:EDuke32 end-user documentation]]

Latest revision as of 13:48, 22 March 2020

Windows Installation

  1. Download EDuke32 and extract it to a new folder.
  2. The next step is to provide EDuke32 with the game data.
    • If you bought the game from Steam (as Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition) or GOG.com, copying the data yourself is not required. EDuke32 will use the Windows registry to automatically identify your installation and add the required data to its search path.
    • Otherwise, copy the files DUKE3D.GRP and DUKE.RTS from one of the following locations to the folder created in step 1. (On Windows, the GRP file may show up as a "Microsoft Program Group".)
      • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour on Steam: <path to Steam Library>\SteamApps\common\Duke Nukem 3D Twentieth Anniversary World Tour.
      • Duke Nukem 3D (3D Realms Anthology) on Steam: <path to Steam Library>\SteamApps\common\Duke Nukem 3D\Duke Nukem 3D.
      • Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition on Steam: <path to Steam Library>\SteamApps\common\Duke Nukem 3D\gameroot\classic.
      • Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition on GOG.com: <Program Files>\GOG.com\Duke Nukem 3D
      • Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition CD-ROM: <CD root>\ATOMINST
      • Duke Nukem 3D CD-ROM: <CD root>\DN3DINST
      • If you have not purchased the game, the shareware demo is also supported.
  3. Optionally, see the HRP site which lists graphical and music update packs, including the High Resolution Pack.
  4. Run EDuke32! EDuke32 (eduke32.exe) will allow you to play the game, and Mapster32 (mapster32.exe) lets you create custom maps.
  5. To run any of Duke Nukem 3D's various add-ons, like Duke It Out in DC, Life's a Beach, Nuclear Winter, etc, refer to Installation Guide for Official Add-ons after following steps 1 through 3.

MacOS/OSX Installation

  1. Download EDuke32 and copy it your Applications folder.
  2. Copy game data to proper folder. EDuke32 expects game data files to be in the folder: <your home folder>/.eduke32
    • Create game data folder ~/.eduke32
    • Copy your games files: DUKE3D.GRP and DUKE.RTS into ~/.eduke32 folder
  3. Run EDuke32 from the application folder.
  4. To bypass GateKeeper Unidentified Developer error on MacOS Sierra:
    • Right-Click the EDuke32 program
    • Click Open
    • Click Open on unidentified developer warning dialog

In Game Settings Menus

EDuke32 has several configuration menus full of options which allow you to adjust many aspects of the game to your preference. The following pages will explain the various sub-menus and the settings you will find within them when you select options from the game's main menu.

Configuring EDuke32 in other ways