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    Alt.games.duke3d FAQ (V2.4) 22/05/02
    ===========================
    
    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?
    
    ==================================================================
    ==================================================================
    
    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