Whoa, half a year since the last news over here. But fear not, I haven’t let things slide in the meantime!
After a considerable delay, but just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Duke Nukem 3D retail version hitting the store shelves, I give you the EDuke32 Addon Compilation v2.0! This is a lot more than just an update to the previous release – it’s a full re-release! Over the course of more than a year, I have tirelessly polished pretty much each and every existing entry of the collection, fixing smaller and bigger bugs along the way. Tons of content was added, making the pack grow to 86 included addons with more than 1.000 SP levels! And it’s not only about old stuff – four high-quality addons from 2015 have made the cut: “Death Drive”, “DN64 Revisited”, “Haunted Nukem” and “TamDuke”! My heartfelt thanks to all the authors who gave their kind permissions to make this possible!
A rough overview of the changes (for details, consult the readme):
- 27 new addons with over 280 additional SP levels
- Widescreen support for all addons with custom statusbars and weapons that were previously cut off in non-5:4 video modes
- Tons of fixes, e.g. sprite resize bugfixes finally working properly, corrected skyboxes, typo corrections and much more!
- Covers a large variety of themes – there is stuff for X-Mas, Halloween, a collection of space and city maps, old and brand-new content
To demonstrate the widescreen feature, take a look at some examples from different addons:
Just as a reminder: I didn’t create any of these addons – this was just about fixing and polishing them for convenient usage in EDuke32. The real heroes are the mappers and modders out there who keep sharing their amazing creations with us, from 1996 till the present day. Due to their remarkable contributions, the classic Duke Nukem 3D becomes timeless.
My credits wouldn’t be complete without giving kudos to the guys from the EDuke32 coding team who gave us this amazing port, the best one of its kind. It allows us to enjoy the game any way we like – the old-fashioned way or with fancy special effects. Without their efforts, a compilation like this one would have never been possible!
If you really took the time to read all of the text above, I’ll even tell you where to get it. Download the EDuke32 Addon Compilation v2.0 RIGHT HERE!
So here’s to Duke! Happy 20th anniversary, and now let’s go for the next 20 years!