Alt.games.duke3d FAQ (V2.4) 22/05/02
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This document Copyright 1996 The Pacifist
May not be redistributed. Please refer to www.pacifist.co.uk

Note - this is not strictly a game FAQ, rather it is designed to answer FAQ in
a.g.d

What's new:
===========

Changed a few words round and added 2.12. Added copyright notice as someone
tried to pass it off as their work...

1 This FAQ
==========
1.1    Where to get this FAQ
1.2    The idea behind this FAQ
1.3    Contact details for ideas and suggestions
1.4    Thanks

2 Introduction to Duke and gameplay questions
===========================================

2.1    History of Duke Nukem
2.2    What versions of Duke are there?
2.3    Where can I get Duke?
2.4    Where can I get shareware Duke?
2.5    Where can I get official addons?
2.6    Why are there no monsters?
2.7    Does Duke have an official 3DFX, OpenGL, DirectX patch?
2.8    Why won't adult mode turn on?
2.9    I can't get the door to the submarine open!
2.10   Where can I get the patch to play the Atomic edition without the CD?
2.11   What's Lameduke?
2.12   How do I invert the mouse?

3 Incompatibilities and patches
===============================

3.1    Why doesn't Duke work in Windows 2000/Me/XP
3.2    Why don't I get any sound under Windows 2000/Me/XP
3.3    Why can't I access VESA modes under Windows 2000/Me/XP
3.4    Why does Duke crash when I enter a sewer level?
       Why does Atomic Duke crash as soon as it loads (Win 9x)
3.5    Why doesn't my mouse work?
3.6    Why doesn't my CD drive work?
3.7    Why won't the Plutonium pack install, complaining of low memory?
3.8    Why does Duke Nuc Winter/Caribbean/in DC/Zone crash on installation?
3.9    Why do I get a "Granular error" or whatever it is?

4 Build
=======

4.1    Where can I get build?
4.2    Why won't Build go into 3D mode?
4.3    Why don't most of the controls in the Build setup do anything?
4.4    How do I use KEXTRACT and KGROUP
4.5    How do I get started with Build?
4.6    I've designed a level for Duke. What now?
4.7    How do I get access to the files in the original Duke?

5 Addons
========

5.1    How are MAP files run?
5.2    How are usermaps with extra files run?
5.3    How are total conversions run?
5.4    How are new artwork files used?
5.5    Why won't Duke Nuclear Winter/Caribbean/in DC/Zone install?

6 Cheats and secrets
====================

6.1    What are the cheat codes to Duke?
6.2    Where are all the secrets in the first episode?
6.3    Where are all the secrets in the second episode?
6.4    Where are all the secrets in the third episode?
6.5    Where are all the secrets in the Atomic episode?

7 Other Build games
===================

7.1    What are the cheats for Shadow Warrior?
7.2    What are the cheats for Redneck Rampage?
7.3    What are the cheats for Blood?

8 Duke Online/Multiplayer
=========================

8.1    Where can I get Duke maps?
8.2    Where can I get Duke TCs?
8.3    How can I play Duke online?
8.4    Where can I get iCommit?
8.5    Why won't my modem work in DOS?

9 Duke on other platforms
=========================

9.1    Why won't Duke work under *nix, OS/2 etc....
9.2    What Duke games are available for the Playstation?
9.3    What Duke games are available for the N64?
9.4    What else?

10 The Future of Duke
=====================

10.1   What is the future of Duke?
10.2   When's Duke forever coming out?

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==================================================================

1 This FAQ
==========

1.1    Where to get this FAQ
----------------------------

The latest version will be posted to alt.games.duke3d every now and then, but I
am also going to make it available to download from my website at
www.pacifist.co.uk for anybody who wants it...

1.2    The idea behind this FAQ
-------------------------------

This FAQ is a compilation of my knowledge, concise versions of posts to the
newsgroup and some help from 3D Realms. Please take note that this is NOT an
FAQ about Duke Nukem 3D. It just covers the topics most frequently mentioned on
the newsgroup. A lot of posts in alt.games.duke3d are about the same topic, and
this FAQ makes it better because 1) People with a frequent question don't have
to wait for a reply and 2) It keeps the total number of messages down, making
it easier to read....
Except for category 9, all Q&As refer to the PC version

1.3    Contact details for ideas and suggestions
------------------------------------------------

I can be contacted at web@pacifist.co.uk regarding ideas, suggestions, comments
or whatever about this FAQ, or just to ask a question about Duke. Good
questions will be added to the next update of the FAQ

1.4    Thanks
--------------

Thanks to Bruce A Benko for his secrets guide

2 Introduction to Duke and gameplay questions
===========================================

2.1    History of Duke Nukem
----------------------------

Duke Nukem 3D is the third in a series of Duke Nukem games by Apogee/3D Realms.
The first two were simple side-ways platform shoot-'em-ups, but Duke 3D is a
first-person action game. It stars, believe it or not, Duke Nukem! If you want
to
know anymore, download the shareware version from www.3drealms.com. It was the
first of it's kind to offer true 3D (I.e. room-over-room, unlike Doom) and for
the first time, the main character talks! It was also the first to offer
'environmental' features, like earthquakes and cracks, something which even
Quake didn't beat! See also "Duke's Future"

The first Duke is here http://www.pacifist.co.uk/duke1sw.zip
The second Duke is here http://www.pacifist.co.uk/duke2sw.zip

2.2    What versions of Duke are there?
---------------------------------------

Duke shareware is all versions up to 1.2
Duke 1.3D is the original version, with three episodes. This is no longer
available from 3D Realms
Duke 1.4 is the original version of Duke, with the Plutonium Pack addon
installed
Duke 1.5 is called "Atomic Duke" and is the same as 1.4, but with a few bug
fixes

1.3D+Plutonium pak=1.4
1.3D+Plutonium pak+Patch=1.5
Atomic Duke=1.5

The patch is here http://www.pacifist.co.uk/ppak15.zip

You can only buy Atomic Duke now from 3D Realms, but you may be able to find
other versions elsewhere. If it comes in a pack with something else, it's
PROBABLY Atomic Duke

2.3    Where can I get Duke?
----------------------------

www.3drealms.com or any good store

2.4    Where can I get shareware Duke?
--------------------------------------

http://www.pacifist.co.uk/dukesw.zip

The Mac version can be found at http://www.wizardworks.com/macsoft/?page=demos

2.5    Where can I get official add-ons?
---------------------------------------

The only official addon is the Plutonium pak, from 3D Realms. It includes an
improved Build engine, an extra episode, new aliens, a new weapon and better
CON files which enable you to do things like change the Episode Names, which
couldn't be done in the original. If you get this, remember to apply the
1.4->1.5 patch
There are also some "official" patches from Wizardworks, they are Nuclear
Winter, Duke in the Caribbean, Duke it out in DC and Duke!Zone 500 levels. The
last two are available in a special pack with an interactive CD about Duke

2.6    Why are there no monsters?
---------------------------------

You probably have a multiplayer DMO file in the Duke directory. Remove or
rename it

2.7    Does Duke have an official 3DFX, OpenGL, DirectX patch?
--------------------------------------------------------------

No, although "GLDuke" is an unofficial addon which adds some nice touches to
Duke. You can find out more about it here http://www.thisstrife.com/glduke/

2.8    Why won't adult mode turn on?
------------------------------------

Open DUKE3D.CFG. Look for a line which says ENVIRONMENT="whatever". Your
password is whatever. If there is no line, or it's empty, you probably bought a
restricted version. In this case, download one of these patches
ftp://ftp.3drealms.com/patches/ozpatch.zip
ftp://ftp.3drealms.com/patches/dnsepat.exe

2.9    I can't get the door to the submarine open!
--------------------------------------------------

Go up to the cells and look behind a poster in one of the rooms

2.10   Where can I get the patch to play the Atomic edition without the CD?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Since a patched EXE can't be legally distributed, you will have to patch it
yourself. This BASIC program should do it:(Thanks to Stewart)

OPEN "DUKE3D.EXE" FOR BINARY AS 1
DIM Byte AS STRING * 1
GET #1, 556948, Byte
SELECT CASE ASC(Byte)
  CASE 132
    Byte = CHR$(42)
    PUT #1, 556948, Byte
    PRINT "Success!"
  CASE 42
    PRINT "It's already done!"
  CASE ELSE
    PRINT "Error - Not modifying file."
END SELECT
CLOSE
PRINT "Done."

2.11   What's Lameduke?
-----------------------

Lameduke is basically Duke Nukem 3D Beta, a snapshot of what the game was like
a year or so before it was released. You can download it here

http://www.pacifist.co.uk/lameduke.zip

For more information, visit the EXCELLENT site at

Go here http://www.cygnusloop.com/lameduke/

2.12   How do I invert the mouse?
---------------------------------

In Duke Atomic or Plutonium (1.4/1.5), select Invert Mouse from the mouse setup
menu
In Duke 1.3, go to the setup program, controller setup, advanced controller
setup, advanced mouse setup. Select the Y axis and change it from +1.0 to -1.0
(If it is currently at 1.0. If not, substitute). Make sure you save

3 Incompatibilities and patches
===============================

3.1    Why doesn't Duke work in Windows 2000/Me/XP
--------------------------------------------------

Short answer: Because Duke is a DOS program, and the NT kernel doesn't include
DOS support, only emulation. It's probably due to the VESA modes. It should run
in 320x200 though without any problems....

3.2    Why don't I get any sound under Windows 2000/Me/XP
---------------------------------------------------------

Because Windows NT doesn't include an emulator for sound in DOS programs. Get
VDMS sound from http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound/ and install it. Get
CLI2NOP from www.pacifist.co.uk/cli2nop.zip and patch your Duke3d.exe by
following the instructions

3.3    Why can't I access VESA modes under Windows 2000/Me/XP
-------------------------------------------------------------

Because VESA was a fairly new addition to DOS and wasn't included in the NT DOS
emulation. Manually edit the DUKE3D.CFG file. Some people have found it works
at 800x600, especially in conjunction with the above question

3.4    Why does Duke crash when I enter a sewer level?
       Why does Atomic Duke crash as soon as it loads (Win 9x)
--------------------------------------------------------------

Some Soundblaster Live! cards don't work well with the echoing sound produced
by Duke (Atomic Edition opens with a demo in the sewer). Get a patch from
http://www.pacifist.co.uk/dnsndfx.exe There's also a MIDI patch
http://www.pacifist.co.uk/waveptch.zip for those cards

3.5    Why doesn't my mouse work?
---------------------------------

DOS doesn't support mice by default. Get a TSR for it, such as
www.pacifist.co.uk/mouse.zip

3.6    Why doesn't my CD drive work?
------------------------------------

DOS doesn't support CD-ROM drives by default. I could take up a whole FAQ just
telling you how to install the driver. Ask your supplier, or have a look
http://bochs.sourceforge.net/doc/docbook/user/x1112.htm

3.7    Why won't the Plutonium pack install, complaining of low memory?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

It's a bug in the installer which affects machines with 64Mb of memory or more.
Get the patch from www.pacifist.co.uk/ppak15.zip . Run the setup in the patch,
not the one on the CD. Version 1.5 will be installed

3.8    Why does Duke Nuc Winter/Caribbean/in DC/Zone crash on installation?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Because Wizardworks used an instruction which doesn't work properly with CPUs
faster than about 300Mhz. Get Moslo from www.pacifist.co.uk/moslo.zip and use
it before you run setup. Or you can just patch the game from
http://www.ina-support.com/faq/dukeitoutindcdownloads_pc.asp

3.9    Why do I get a "Granular error" or whatever it is?
---------------------------------------------------------

Probably a corrupt map file, or it's an Atomic map and you're running on the
original Duke..

4 Build
=======

4.1    Where can I get build?
-----------------------------

Build is on your CD in the GOODIES directory. Also, check out eDuke at
http://www.saettler.com/eduke/

4.2    Why won't Build go into 3D mode?
---------------------------------------

You must copy all the build files into your Duke directory and make sure they
aren't read only before running Build. Also make sure you are in valid player
space..

4.3    Why don't most of the controls in the Build setup do anything?
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Because this is the setup originally used by Duke before they made the new one.
The only thing that has any effect is the screenmode setup...

4.4    How do I use KEXTRACT and KGROUP
---------------------------------------

Try typing /? after the program and see what it says...

4.5    How do I get started with Build?
---------------------------------------

Use space to lay corners of walls. An enclosed white area is valid player
space. Press ENTER on the keypad to go between 2D and 3D mode. Press S to lay a
sprite. Press V twice in 3D mode to change the texture. Press T and H to set
sector lo and hitags. Use the same with Alt to set sprite tags. A sector
effectors tag determines what it does. Use insert to add vertices. Join
vertices with space to split sectors. Anything else, find a guide on the
internet...oh look: http://dukertcm.totalconversions.com/

4.6    I've designed a level for Duke. What now?
------------------------------------------------

Post it to alt.games.duke3d.binaries for us to look at it, then when you think
it is ready, distribute it to any Duke sites you can find

4.7    How do I get access to the files in the original Duke?
-------------------------------------------------------------

Type BUILD E1L1.map to get straight to level one. For better practice though,
use KEXTRACT to get at all the map files

5 Addons
========

5.1    How are MAP files run?
-----------------------------

DUKE3D -map map.map . This only works on the registered version though. You can
also name it E1L1.map then it will load on the first episode....You can also
use setup to load them...

5.2    How are usermaps with extra files run?
---------------------------------------------

Generally, they come with instructions. New ART files 0-13 replace existing
tiles, so remove them when you have finished

5.3    How are total conversions run?
-------------------------------------

They nearly always come with a BAT file to run them. If they don't, they
probably can be accessed by just running Duke after you have extracted it into
the Duke directory, although it may be wise to make a copy of the Duke
directory first

5.4    How are new artwork files used?
--------------------------------------

Just put them in the Duke directory. Tiles 0-13 contain tiles that will replace
existing ones within the game. Tiles 14+ are only ever used in user maps...

5.5    Why won't Duke Nuclear Winter/Caribbean/in DC/Zone install?
------------------------------------------------------------------

See 3.8

6 Cheats and secrets
====================

6.1    What are the cheat codes to Duke?
----------------------------------------

DNKROZ          God Mode
DNCORNHOLIO     God mode. Same as DNKROZ
DNSTUFF         All weapons, ammo, keys and items
DNWEAPONS       All weapons and ammo
DNITEMS         All items such as Steroids
DNHYPER         Steroids
DNKEYS          All keys
DNCLIP          Clipping off. Don't enter "null-space" (I.e. go
                through a white line)
DNBETA          Says something I think we all agree with
DNALLEN         Says "Buy Major Stryker"
DNSCOTTYxyy     Level Skip. X=Episode number Y=Level number
DNSHOWMAP       Fills out the map
DNRATE          Shows frame rate
DNSKILLx        Alters the skill level. Try numbers from 1 to 5

6.2    Where are all the secrets in the first episode?
6.3    Where are all the secrets in the second episode?
6.4    Where are all the secrets in the third episode?
6.5    Where are all the secrets in the Atomic episode?

The guy at http://www.babtech.com/duke3d.html has given me permission to link
to his secrets guide. They're somewhere near the bottom of the page. I only
thought it fair to not link directly to them....

7 Other Build games
===================

7.1    What are the cheats for Shadow Warrior?
----------------------------------------------

Press T then type

SWCHAN          God Mode
SWGHOST         No clip
SWGIMME         Give everything
SWTREKxy        Level Skip x=episode y=level
SWTRIX          Bunny rockets!
WINPACHINKO     Cheat at the arcade
SWGREED         All cheats on

followed by enter

7.2    What are the cheats for Redneck Rampage?
-----------------------------------------------

RDELVIS          God Mode
RDGUNS           Guns?
RDMEADOWxyy      See Duke's DNSCOTTY
RDUNLOCK         Toggle locks
RDINVENTORY      All items
RDKEYS           All keys

7.3    What are the cheats for Blood?
-------------------------------------

I WANNA BE LIKE KEVIN     God Mode
NOCAPINMYASS              God Mode
CAPINMYASS                God Mode off
EVA GALLI                 No-clip
LARA CROFT                Infinite ammo
KEYMASTER                 Keys

8 Duke Online/Multiplayer
=========================

8.1    Where can I get Duke maps?
---------------------------------

alt.games.duke3d.binaries. See also the question below

8.2    Where can I get Duke TCs?
--------------------------------

http://www.totalconversions.com/info/indexes/duke3d/reviews/
http://www.multimania.com/duke3d/eindex.htm
http://duke3d.bigsleep.net/
http://www.planetduke.com/duke3/files/tc_1.shtml
ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/games/PC/3drealms/
ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/vendors/3drealms/
ftp://ftp.southcom.com.au/.4/3drealms/duke3d/
http://www.fragpipe.com/~dukeinc

8.3    How can I play Duke online?
----------------------------------

Either join an online place like Kali, POGO or MPlayer, or get iCommit

8.4    Where can I get iCommit?
-------------------------------

http://www.pacifist.co.uk/icommit.zip . Run the program and choose Config. Fill
everything in. You're
going to need some IP numbers... they change every time you
connect unless you are on a 24-hour connection, or have a dynamic IP like
www.dyndns.org so post a message
at alt.games.duke3d asking for a game. Choose either Host or Join
and follow the instructions.

8.5    Why won't my modem work in DOS?
--------------------------------------

Because a lot of modems are now made using cheap components, where they let the
CPU do most of the work for them. They are called Winmodems. Therefore, they
don't work in DOS. There is nothing you can do about it without getting another
modem. I believe an external modem can't be a winmodem

9 Duke on other platforms
=========================

9.1    Why won't Duke work under *nix, OS/2 etc....
---------------------------------------------------

Because Duke wasn't written for them. A DOS emulator may work...The only
officially supported platforms are DOS 6.22 for the PC version, and Power PC or
68k for the Mac version...

9.2    What Duke games are available for the Playstation?
---------------------------------------------------------

Land of the Babes http://www.3drealms.com/babes/index.html
Time to Kill http://www.3drealms.com/timetokill/index.html

9.3    What Duke games are available for the N64?
-------------------------------------------------

Zero Hour http://www.3drealms.com/zerohour/index.html

9.4    What else?
-----------------

Duke for the Gameboy http://www.3drealms.com/gameboy/index.html

10 The Future of Duke
=====================

10.1   What is the future of Duke?
----------------------------------

Vague. There haven't been may releases on the PC regarding Duke for six years.
The only product coming out (soon) is Duke Nukem Forever, which we have been
waiting five years for...

10.2   When's Duke forever coming out?
--------------------------------------

When it's done. 3D Realms are the only people who know the truth about Duke
Forever, and they haven't released any release dates...
http://www.3drealms.com/duke4/index.html