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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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==Installing EDuke32==
  
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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# Copy the contents of the ''DN3DINST'' or ''ATOMINST'' directory off of your ''Duke Nukem 3D'' or ''Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition'' CD to a directory of your choosing on your hard disk.
 
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# Download the latest version of EDuke32 (currently {{currentversion}}) and start the installerNote: if you downloaded the zip version of EDuke32 instead, extract it to the directory you created in step 1 and proceed to step 8.
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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# Click next to view the terms of the GNU General Public License.  If you agree to the licensing terms, click "I Agree" and continue to the component selection screen.
 
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# Choose which components you'd like to install.  The default selection is to install both EDuke32 and [[Mapster32]], the enhanced [[Build]] editor.  If you're just here to kick ass and have no plans to create custom maps, feel free to uncheck the 'Level editor' checkbox.  If you plan to play multiplayer using version 1.5.x of [[DukesterX]], make sure to select that component here.  You may also want to install the sample custom content definition files if you plan on modifying the game further than creating basic user maps.
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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# Click 'Browse' and select the directory you created in step 1.  Click next.
 
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# Select a start menu folder in which to place the EDuke32 shortcuts and then click 'Install'.
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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# Once you click the 'Finish' button, a list of changes detailing the new features and bug fixes since the previous version of EDuke32 will be displayed.  Feel free to close this if you aren't modding the game.
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# Run EDuke32!

Revision as of 08:11, 7 September 2006

Installing EDuke32

  1. Copy the contents of the DN3DINST or ATOMINST directory off of your Duke Nukem 3D or Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition CD to a directory of your choosing on your hard disk.
  2. Download the latest version of EDuke32 (currently a development snapshot) and start the installer. Note: if you downloaded the zip version of EDuke32 instead, extract it to the directory you created in step 1 and proceed to step 8.
  3. Click next to view the terms of the GNU General Public License. If you agree to the licensing terms, click "I Agree" and continue to the component selection screen.
  4. Choose which components you'd like to install. The default selection is to install both EDuke32 and Mapster32, the enhanced Build editor. If you're just here to kick ass and have no plans to create custom maps, feel free to uncheck the 'Level editor' checkbox. If you plan to play multiplayer using version 1.5.x of DukesterX, make sure to select that component here. You may also want to install the sample custom content definition files if you plan on modifying the game further than creating basic user maps.
  5. Click 'Browse' and select the directory you created in step 1. Click next.
  6. Select a start menu folder in which to place the EDuke32 shortcuts and then click 'Install'.
  7. Once you click the 'Finish' button, a list of changes detailing the new features and bug fixes since the previous version of EDuke32 will be displayed. Feel free to close this if you aren't modding the game.
  8. Run EDuke32!