Installation and configuration
- Copy the contents of the DN3DINST or ATOMINST directory (especially DUKE3D.GRP and DUKE.RTS) off of your Duke Nukem 3D or Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition CD to a directory of your choosing on your hard disk.
- If you bought the game from Good Old Games, these files are in the C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Duke Nukem 3D directory or a similar location.
- If you have not purchased the game, the shareware demo is also supported. (DN3DSW13.SHR can be opened in 7-Zip to extract the game data without using the DOS installer.)
- Download the latest version of EDuke32 (currently a development snapshot; try a nightly build for the latest improvements) and extract it to the directory you created in step 1.
- Optionally, see the HRP site which lists graphical and music update packs, including the High Resolution Pack.
- Run EDuke32! EDuke32 (eduke32.exe) will allow you to play the game, and Mapster32 (mapster32.exe) lets you create custom maps.
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.